With crucial goals in each of Japan's three group games, Takefusa Kubo is delivering on his potential, as the Olympic Games hosts step up their chase for a place on the podium for the first time in over half a century.
The South African U23 side have crashed out of the Tokyo Olympics, winless and pointless, following a 3-0 drubbing by Mexico on Wednesday.
Defending champions Brazil advanced to the quarter-finals of the men's Olympic soccer tournament after a 3-1 victory over Saudi Arabia on Wednesday helped them top Group D while Ivory Coast booked their berth following a 1-1 draw with Germany.
Willard Katsande, Kgotso Moleko, Philani Zulu, Lazarus Kambole, Yagan Sasman, Siphosakhe Ntiya-Ntiya, as well as goalkeeper Brylon Petersen will not be kept by the Naturena-based club.
Kaizer Chiefs have confirmed the signing of former Mamelodi Sundowns attacking midfielder, Keagan Dolly and former Wits holding midfielder, Cole Alexander.
The United States women's soccer team were less than convincing in their goalless draw with Australia on Tuesday but did enough to reach the Olympic tournament knockout stage behind Group G winners Sweden who stayed perfect by beating New Zealand 2-0.
Hosts Japan moved within touching distance of qualifying for the men's soccer knockout stages with a 2-1 win over Mexico at Saitama Stadium on Sunday, while France staged a remarkable comeback to beat South Africa 4-3.
France came back from behind three times and took the lead when it mattered most in the dying minutes of the match to beat a much-improved South African U23 side 4-3.
Sport stretched out over Tokyo on Saturday and gold medals rained down as the Olympic Games burst into life, finally casting aside some of the shadow of COVID-19 and controversy that has plagued the global showpiece. China made an instant statement of intent when Yang Qian grabbed the Games’ first gold, and Japanese judoka Naohisa […]
The Tokyo Olympics opens on Friday with a ceremony reflecting a Games like no other, walking a fine line between celebrating the feats of the world's best athletes while acknowledging the global hardship caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Hosts Japan made a winning start courtesy of a late strike from midfielder Takefusa Kubo in a 1-0 victory over South Africa, who were dealing with COVID-19 cases on the eve of the Group A match.
Brazil striker Richarlison struck a stunning hat-trick inside 30 minutes as the defending Olympic champions beat Germany 4-2 in their opening Group D game in the men's tournament at the International Stadium on Thursday.
Spain's Olympic men's soccer campaign got off to a rocky start after they lost two players to injury in a goalless draw with Egypt, while Mexico stunned France 4-1 as the group stage kicked off on Thursday.
World champions the United States were dealt a 3-0 drubbing by Sweden to end a 30-month unbeaten run, and the Netherlands put 10 goals past a hapless Zambia on a day of drama as the Olympics women's soccer tournament kicked off.
Brazil's Olympic football men's team captain Dani Alves has played on the game's biggest stages but says he is still feeling pre-tournament 'butterflies' ahead of Thursday's opener against Germany.
A pair of goals from Swedish forward Stina Blackstenius spelled catastrophe for the US women‘s national team on Wednesday, as the four-time Olympic gold medallists suffered a shock 3-0 defeat in their Tokyo 2020 debut. Fifth-ranked Sweden put the pressure on almost immediately with three shots in the first eight minutes, while the four-time Olympic gold […]
Brazil's Marta became the first woman footballer to score in five consecutive Olympic Games when she netted twice in Wednesday's 5-0 thrashing of China at the Miyagi Stadium in Rifu.
The first major test of how an Olympics can be held in the midst of a pandemic may well come this week in the men's soccer tournament, when Japan face a South Africa side that could struggle to field 11 players due to the new coronavirus.
The game had to be decided on penalties after it failed to produce any goals after hundred and twenty minutes of play.
Egyptian giants Al Ahly sealed a record-extending 10th African Champions League title after they beat 10-man Kaizer Chiefs of South Africa 3-0 in Saturday's final.
The CAF Champions League final is Kaizer Chiefs' first ever since the club's more than five decades of existence.
Bafana Bafana finished top of Group A to book themselves a place in the semi-finals of the COSAFA Cup
Italy beat England 3-2 on penalties after the Euro 2020 final ended 1-1 following extra time at Wembley on Sunday to secure their second European Championship title. Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma was the hero for the Azzurri in the shootout, while substitutes Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka failed to convert from the spot […]
Prince William wished the England soccer team the best of luck as it prepares for Sunday's Euro 2020 final, its most anticipated game since the side won the 1966 World Cup.
Italy manager Roberto Mancini urged his players to entertain the public one last time at Euro 2020 and said he has no plans to alter the Azzurri's attacking style for Sunday's final against England at Wembley.
Italy's Dino Zoff, a former European Championship winner, says the Azzurri need a "warm heart and cold blood" to beat England at Wembley in Sunday's Euro 2020 final, having himself played in his country's first ever win in London in 1973.
"Three Lions" singer Frank Skinner said UEFA had opposed plans for him and David Baddiel to perform their popular song before Sunday's European Championship final between England and Italy at Wembley.
Six-time COSAFA Cup champions, Zimbabwe, are still winless after two matches in the 2021 COSAFA Cup tournament currently under way in Gqeberha, in the Eastern Cape.
South Africa went top of Group A after registering their second successive win in this year's Cosafa Cup tournament. Bafana Bafana registered a one-nil win over a 10-men Eswatini in Gqeberha, earlier on Thursday afternoon.
England won their first semi-final since the 1966 World Cup when Harry Kane's extra-time goal, following up after his penalty had been saved, earned a 2-1 victory over Denmark on Wednesday that sent them into Sunday's Euro 2020 final against Italy.