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Martin-Braithwaite
Barca sign striker Braithwaite outside transfer window 21 February 2020, 1:26 AM

New Barcelona signing Martin Braithwaite admitted he was surprised to learn the Spanish champions wanted to bring him to the club but said he had always felt he could perform among European football's elite.

Barcelona's Lionel Messi
Late Messi goal gets Setien first win with Barca 20 January 2020, 5:34 AM

Barcelona may have a new coach but Lionel Messi remains their unquestionable talisman after guiding the Spanish champions to a nervy 1-0 win at home to Granada in La Liga on Sunday in Quique Setien's first game in charge of the club.

Luis Suarez
Barca striker Suarez faces knee surgery 12 January 2020, 6:32 AM

Barcelona forward Luis Suarez is set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines after the Spanish champions announced he is to undergo surgery to treat a knee problem.

Jody-Morris
Chelsea won’t let Giroud leave without replacement: Morris 4 January 2020, 7:57 AM

Chelsea will only allow striker Olivier Giroud to leave in the January transfer window if they can sign the right replacement for the Frenchman, assistant coach Jody Morris said on Friday.

Saracens chairman Wray retires with immediate effect 2 January 2020, 1:42 PM

Nigel Wray has retired as chairman of Saracens with immediate effect, the English Premiership side announced on Thursday.

Paul-Pogba
Man Utd boss rules out Pogba sale, plays down Haaland speculation 20 December 2019, 6:35 PM

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has ruled out selling midfielder Paul Pogba in January and denied media reports that the club are in talks with Salzburg striker Erling Haaland over a possible transfer.

Mamelodi Sundowns are the kings of the 2019 Telkom Knockout after beating Maritzburg United 2- 1.
Downs are the 2019 Telkom Knockout champions 15 December 2019, 7:07 AM

Sundowns lived up to expectations and came from a goal down to claim victory over Maritzburg United, who were looking to add their name for the very first time in the Telkom Knockout.

Royal Eagles's team members
Tuks beat Royal Eagles 3-2 14 December 2019, 9:45 PM

The University of Pretoria cemented its position in the top four brackets of the National First Division GladAfrica Championship.

Lionel Messi
Messi claims record sixth Ballon d’Or, Rapinoe wins women’s award 3 December 2019, 6:18 AM

Lionel Messi claimed a record sixth Ballon d'Or award on Monday, beating Liverpool's leading nominees and Cristiano Ronaldo to lift soccer's most prestigious individual trophy.

Jose Mourinho
Mourinho makes fine start with Spurs, Liverpool and City win 25 November 2019, 5:40 AM

Jose Mourinho began life as Tottenham Hotspur manager with a 3-2 victory at West Ham United on Saturday, while Premier League pacesetters Liverpool won to remain eight points clear and defending champions Manchester City also took three points.

Chelsea and Leicester march on, Tottenham stuck in a rut 10 November 2019, 6:57 AM

Chelsea notched a sixth successive Premier League win as they beat Crystal Palace 2-0, while Leicester City beat Arsenal 2-0 to move into second place on Saturday.

Champions League - Ajax Amsterdam Training
Ten Hag denies Bayern links and wants ‘perfect’ match against Chelsea 5 November 2019, 9:30 AM

Ajax coach Erik Ten Hag believes his side must produce the 'perfect performance' if they are to get a result against Chelsea in the Champions League on Tuesday .

Barcelona's Lionel Messi in action with Inter Milan's Milan Skriniar and Marcelo Brozovic
Injury-free at last, Messi dazzles in Barca win 4 October 2019, 1:15 PM

Lionel Messi showed Barcelona what they have been missing with his repeated injuries this season by producing a stunning and decisive assist in Wednesday's 2-1 victory over Inter Milan which kick-started their Champions League campaign.

Gary Necille
City need to spend in January to compete for titles – Neville 29 September 2019, 11:32 AM

Manchester City will need to loosen their purse strings and sign players in the January transfer window if they are to compete for titles this season, former Manchester United defender Gary Neville has said.

Pep Guardiola
“We can’t win all the time,” says glum Guardiola 15 September 2019, 11:14 AM

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola shrugged off his team's shock 3-2 defeat by newly-promoted Norwich City in the Premier League on Saturday saying his team simply cannot be expected to win every week.

Some of Portugal's players
Portugal rekindle Euro 2020 hopes with 4-2 win in Serbia 8 September 2019, 6:41 AM

European champions Portugal got their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign back on track with goals from William Carvalho, Goncalo Guedes, Cristian Ronaldo and Bernardo Silva helping them to a pulsating 4-2 Group B victory in Serbia on Saturday.

Paul Pogba
Manchester United condemn online abuse of Pogba after penalty miss 20 August 2019, 5:59 PM

Manchester United have condemned and are working on identifying individuals who racially abused Paul Pogba online after the midfielder missed a penalty in Monday's (August 19) 1-1 draw at Wolverhampton Wanderers, the Premier League club said on Tuesday (August 20).

Thulani Hlatshwayo and other players
Hunt changes tune on Hlatshwayo 16 August 2019, 3:10 PM

Bidvest Wits coach Gavin Hunt says the club's captain, Thulani Hlatshwayo, is going nowhere.

Paul Pogba
Pogba must put his head down and focus on pre-season: Robson 15 July 2019, 10:02 AM

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba must distance himself from speculation that he is set to end an unhappy spell at Old Trafford and focus on pre-season training until a decision is reached on his future, club legend Bryan Robson said.

Brazil celebrating victory
Jesus takes centre stage as Brazil wins Copa America 8 July 2019, 8:56 AM

Brazil's Gabriel Jesus made one goal, scored another and was sent off in the second half as they beat Peru 3-1 on Sunday to win the Copa America for the ninth time in a pulsating contest at the Maracana stadium.

Bafana Bafana celebrating victory
Lorch goal for Bafana stuns Africa Cup of Nations hosts Egypt 7 July 2019, 6:34 AM

Thembinkosi Lorch scored on 85 minutes to give South Africa a stunning 1-0 victory over Africa Cup of Nations hosts Egypt after a pulsating last-16 clash in Cairo Saturday.

Frank Lampard
New Chelsea boss Lampard will expect high standards: Redknapp 5 July 2019, 2:14 PM

  Frank Lampard was one of the hardest trainers as a player and the new Chelsea manager will expect the same level of effort and commitment from his squad at Stamford Bridge, his uncle Harry Redknapp has said.

South Africa’s Bongani Zungu congratulates Sibusiso Vilakazi.
Mali beats Angola and aids Bafana’s Afcon advance 3 July 2019, 9:03 AM

Bafana Bafana scraped through to the knock-out stage of the Africa Cup of Nations football tournament thanks to Mali.

FC Barcelona v Juventus - UEFA Champions League Quarter Final Second Leg - The Nou Camp, Barcelona, Spain.
Messi vows to play on after latest Argentina heartache 3 July 2019, 8:48 AM

Lionel Messi vowed to extend his international career after yet another bid to win a major title with Argentina ended in failure at the Copa America on Tuesday.

Amr Warda
Egypt kick striker out of Cup of Nations squad for disciplinary reasons 26 June 2019, 5:34 PM

Egypt have removed striker Amr Warda from their Africa Cup of Nations squad for disciplinary reasons, the Egyptian Football Federation (EFA) president Hany Abo Rida announced on Wednesday.

Paris Saint-Germain F.C. - Neymar Jr Press Conference.
Woman who accuses Brazil’s Neymar of rape gives details 6 June 2019, 8:04 AM

Brazilians for the first time heard from the woman who says that football superstar Neymar sexually assaulted her.

Bafana Bafana training
Lack of experience let Bafana Bafana down against Botswana: Coach 3 June 2019, 5:49 AM

 Bafana Bafana COSAFA Cup coach David Notoane says lack of experience let them down in the loss against Botswana in the quarter-finals.

Soccer Football - Champions League Final - Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool - Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid, Spain - June 1, 2019 Liverpool's Mohamed Salah lifts the trophy as they celebrate winning the Champions League.
Salah, Origi goals bring Liverpool Champions League redemption 2 June 2019, 6:43 AM

Liverpool ended an incredible season by winning Europe’s biggest prize after beating Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 in Saturday’s all-English Champions League final, earning sweet redemption after agonizingly missing out on the Premier League title.

Sampdoria players celebrate in front of their fans after the match
Allegri’s reign with champions Juventus ends in defeat 27 May 2019, 11:14 AM

Massimiliano Allegri's five-year reign as Juventus coach ended in defeat on Sunday as late goals from Gregoire Defrel and Gianluca Caprari gave mid-table Sampdoria a 2-0 win over the Serie A champions in their last game of the season.

Ivory Coast's Yaya Toure reacts during an interview following the launch of Puma's kits for nine African national soccer teams.
Yaya Toure to try out for second-tier Chinese club 17 May 2019, 8:07 AM

Former Barcelona and Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has has been without a team since December after an unsuccessful three-month spell at Olympiakos in Greece.