Archive for the ‘Sports/Soccer’ Category

Spanish league welcomes Wuhan soccer club, makes donation to fight coronavirus

Sunday, March 1st, 2020

The Spanish league said Sunday it will donate five tons of disinfectant to the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak.

Serie A, soccer clubs clash in Italy amid coronavirus outbreak

Sunday, March 1st, 2020
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Amid a global health crisis, Italian soccer teams and Serie A's governing body are squabbling with each other about when to play games, with Inter Milan chief executive Giuseppe Marotta saying the season even runs the risk of being unable to finish.

5 Serie A games postponed in Italy due to coronavirus epidemic

Saturday, February 29th, 2020

Five Serie A soccer games in Italy were postponed on Saturday in an attempt to contain the spread of a virus outbreak while the Paris half-marathon, involving some 44,000 competitors, was also cancelled.

Women’s soccer gets boost from return of Diana Matheson after 1-year injury absence

Thursday, February 27th, 2020

When Canada lines up against top competition in next month's Tournoi de France, it will be with the aid of veteran midfielder Diana Matheson, who returns after a lengthy absence due to injury.

Alphonso Davies, Jonathan David left off Canada’s provisional Olympic soccer qualifying roster

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

While eligible to play, standout players Alphonso Davies and Jonathan David won't be part of the Canadian men's upcoming Olympic qualifying campaign.

U.S. soccer argues unequal pay for women OK because of different competition

Friday, February 21st, 2020

Carli Lloyd was pushed over and over on differences between women and men. "Do you think the women's national team could beat the German men's team?" U.S. Soccer Federation lawyer Noah Finkel asked during a Dec. 20 deposition. "I'm not sure," the two-time FIFA Player of the Year replied.

Top European team president indicted in FIFA bribery case

Thursday, February 20th, 2020

The president of the Paris Saint-Germain soccer club was indicted Thursday as part of a five-year bribery and corruption investigation linked to FIFA.

With goals record in past, Christine Sinclair says Canada must be ‘brave’ to beat U.S.

Saturday, February 15th, 2020

Christine Sinclair is tired of talking about her record-setting goal. In fact, she says it was more a relief than anything to get it over and done with. Now, the 36-year-old Canadian soccer star has her sights set on a third-straight Olympic podium.

Retirement not on the mind of Canadian soccer great Christine Sinclair

Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

She has scored more goals than anybody else in soccer and played more games than any other active player, but retirement isn't on the immediate horizon for Christine Sinclair.

Canadian women’s soccer team falls to U.S. in Olympic qualifying championship final

Sunday, February 9th, 2020

The U.S. continued its mastery over Canada on Sunday, winning the CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship 3-0 on second-half goals by Lynn Williams, Lindsey Horan and Megan Rapinoe.