Biden backs women’s soccer team after lawsuit setback

3 May 2020, 10:51 AM
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Saturday voiced his support for the US women’s soccer team, a day after it suffered a setback in its gender discrimination lawsuit against the United States Soccer Federation.
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.

Police fire stun grenades to diffuse rowdy soccer fans in Free State 11 May 2019, 3:32 PM

Police have used stun grenades to disperse football fans who were trying to force their way into the Goble Park Stadium in Bethlehem, Free State.

Lionel Messi celebrating
Messi fires Barca to eighth La Liga title in 11 years 28 April 2019, 7:54 AM

Lionel Messi clinched an eighth La Liga title for Barcelona in 11 seasons on Saturday as he scored the only goal in a 1-0 win at home to Levante.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Man united slowly slipping away from Champions league football 21 April 2019, 5:18 PM

Manchester United's hopes of Champions League football next season suffered another huge blow as Everton romped to a 4-0 win at Goodison Park on Sunday.

Sergio Aguero, Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva
Man City gain Spurs revenge to remain in control of title race 20 April 2019, 3:57 PM

Manchester City's Sergio Aguero, Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva have made the six-man shortlist for the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) Players' Player of the Year award, the organisation said on Saturday.

Paul Pogba
Two Pogba penalties earn sluggish United win over West Ham 14 April 2019, 7:25 AM

Two Paul Pogba penalties earned lethargic Manchester United a 2-1 victory over West Ham United in the Premier League at Old Trafford on Saturday.

Joaquin Caparros
Sevilla coach Caparros diagnosed with leukaemia 8 April 2019, 9:28 AM

Sevilla coach Joaquin Caparros revealed after his side's 2-0 win at Real Valladolid on Sunday that he had been diagnosed with leukaemia but vowed to continue in his job.

Ivory Coast's Yaya Toure
African great Toure blasts football chiefs over racism 2 April 2019, 12:14 PM

Four-time African footballer of the year Yaya Toure says football authorities should be more proactive when it comes to racism.

Lionel Messi
Messi haunted by failures but retirement still long way off 30 March 2019, 1:39 PM

Lionel Messi says he constantly replays Argentina's 2014 World Cup final defeat in his head but has vowed that a recent international sabbatical was a one-off and he has no plans to retire in the near future.

Juergen Klopp
Klopp, Guardiola would back players leaving pitch over racist abuse 30 March 2019, 7:43 AM

 Juergen Klopp and Pep Guardiola are both willing to halt matches if players are subject to racist abuse, the like of which experienced by some England players in Montenegro this week.

Bafana Bafana team
Celebrations continue after Bafana Bafana qualifies for AFCON 25 March 2019, 6:23 PM

The South African men's soccer team will make a welcome return to the Africa Cup of Nations tournament after missing out in Gabon in 2017.

Paul Pogba
Man City’s Sterling treated differently by British media, says Pogba 21 March 2019, 8:03 AM

France midfielder Paul Pogba believes England's Raheem Sterling is sometimes treated differently by the British media because he is black and does not get the recognition he deserves for his achievements.

FIFA warns scandal-hit Oceania: Clean-up ‘vital for survival’ 9 March 2019, 3:23 PM

FIFA warned the scandal-scarred Oceania Football Confederation on Saturday that it was on its "last opportunity" to clean up its act.

Soccer ball
CAF Champions League surprise side on course for quarter-finals 7 March 2019, 7:00 AM

CAF Champions League side CS Constantine of Algeria will be the first qualifiers for the quarter-finals if they avoid defeat on Friday at home to Club Africain of Tunisia.

Bafana Bafana and coach Baxter
Bafana Bafana’s date with Afcon fate set for March 24th 27 February 2019, 7:18 PM

The South African senior men's football team will know on Sunday March the 24th whether it's going to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt or not.

Man city vs Schalke.
Man City must learn from Schalke scare: Guardiola 21 February 2019, 6:23 AM

Pep Guardiola says Manchester City will not challenge for this season's Champions League title unless they learn from their dramatic 3-2 win at Schalke with 10 men on Wednesday.

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman leaves the Hotel Matignon in Paris.
Saudi Arabia denies crown prince seeks to buy Manchester United 18 February 2019, 9:16 AM

On Sunday, the British newspaper, said crown prince Mohammed Bin Salman was in a $4.9-billion takeover bid for one of football’s most popular clubs.

Lionel Messi celebrates after penalty.
Messi penalty lifts Barca as Griezmann eclipses Torres 17 February 2019, 6:50 AM

 Lionel Messi scored a penalty and missed another as La Liga leaders Barcelona ground out an unconvincing 1-0 win over Real Valladolid, while Antoine Griezmann surpassed Fernando Torres with his 130th goal for Atletico Madrid.

Ismaily goalkeeper.
Ismaily reinstated in CAF Champions League after disqualification 11 February 2019, 11:48 AM

Egyptian club Ismaily have been reinstated into the African Champions League after disqualification last month when fans forced the abandonment of a home fixture against Club Africain, the Confederation of African Football said on Monday.

Soccer coach
Lack of cup commitments gives Liverpool edge in league – Pellegrini 4 February 2019, 7:39 AM

Liverpool's exit from domestic cup competitions this season gives them the advantage over champions Manchester City in the Premier League title race, according to West Ham United manager Manuel Pellegrini.

Pep Guardiola.
Man City have leaders to catch Liverpool, says Guardiola 3 February 2019, 7:46 AM

Pep Guardiola is convinced that Manchester City have enough leaders to chase down a significant points deficit in the league, something he has never previously achieved as a manager.

Portugal mulls revoking Ronaldo’s honours after tax fraud fine 24 January 2019, 9:13 PM

Portugal is considering pulling Cristiano Ronaldo's public honours after he was fined millions by Spain for committing tax fraud while at Real Madrid, the country's president said on Thursday.

Clinton Larsen
Chippa United counting on home ground advantage 24 January 2019, 7:06 PM

Newly appointed Chippa United head coach Clinton Larsen hopes his charges will be able to capitalise when they clash with Mamelodi Sundowns in a Nedbank Cup first round match at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.

Family, friends grateful for the role Masinga played 24 January 2019, 12:54 PM

The family of the late soccer star - Philemon Masinga says they will forever be thankful for his positive life, and the role he played in many people's lives, particular in the soccer fraternity.

Sundowns logo and coach Pitso Mosimane
Pitso Mosimane vows to fight fire with fire 22 January 2019, 2:35 PM

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has vowed to fight fire with fire in every match his team plays, be it local or international.

Banyana Banyana team
All systems go for Banyana’s Ma Winnie Challenge against Netherlands 18 January 2019, 9:35 PM

It's all systems go for the International friendly between Banyana Banyana and the Netherlands at the Cape Town Stadium on Saturday,  the match that will be known as the Winnie Madikizela Mandela Challenge.

Bloemfontein Celtic players
Bloemfontein Celtic dismiss claims of player mutiny 17 January 2019, 5:25 PM

Embattled Bloemfontein Celtic management have denied reports of player mutiny in the club.