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America Coach  Bruce Arena on Friday resigned from his position as United States manager following the team’s failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. The U.S. finished fifth in CONCACAF’s Hexagonal table after losing 2-1 to Trinidad and Tobago on the region’s final matchday as both Honduras and Panama moved ahead of the Americans in the standings and left the team out of the World Cup for the first time since 1986. “It is the greatest privilege for any coach to manage their country’s National Team, and as I leave that role today I am honored and grateful to…

The Under-17 World Cup starting in India on Friday should feature only players born this century, but officials are taking no chances after defending champions Nigeria were caught in a major age-cheating scandal. All players at the competition, which has helped launch the careers of Neymar, Ronaldinho, Andres Iniesta and Xavi Hernandez, will have their wrists scanned by MRI to check they weren’t born before January 1, 2000. The measure was confirmed after Nigeria, who have won the tournament a record five times, bombed out of qualifying after they lost 26 squad members who were found to be over-age ahead…

Bristol City fan Jasper Scofield has taken a donation of Academy kit to a remote town in Ghana. When Bristol City fan Jasper Scofield contacted the Academy about taking some of our old kit on his trip to Abor – a small town in Ghana – we were more than happy to help out. Jasper is based at a Catholic school in the village and has been impressed by the teachers and students alike. He said: “It does great work for young kids who have lost their parents, been abandoned or have parents who aren’t able to provide for them. The school…

In addition to host country Russia, Brazil, Iran, Japan, Mexico, Belgium, Korea Republic and Saudi Arabia have so far secured their spots at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia. So, as of 14 September 2017 at 12:00 (Moscow time), fans all over the world will also be able to book their place as ticket sales for the tournament start exclusively on FIFA.com/tickets. “We have put in place a ticketing system that will enable all fans a fair chance to secure tickets. Throughout history, fans have made a key contribution to the fascination of the FIFA World Cup. Russia promises to…

Ghanaian defender Richard Baffour scored his first goal for Egyptian top flight side Ismaily SC in their 4-2 away win at Al-Ittihad on the opening day of the Egyptian Premier League over the weekend. The former Bechem United center back capped yet another impressive showing for the Brazilians with an important goal. With the game tied at 2-2, Baffour rose high in the 80 to put his side into the lead with a powerful close range header following a neatly taken freekick before team mate Ibrahim Hassan rounded off the scoring for Ismaily on the stroke of full time. The…

Federation Internationale of Football Association (FIFA) have announced on Wednesday that World Cup qualifier between South Africa and Senegal ,played in November 2016,will be replayed in November 2017. Bafana won the match 2-1 thanks to the controversial penalty in question by Thulani Hlatshwayo, and Thulani Serero. Cheikh Ndoye scored a consolation goal for the visitors. The decision to replay the match follows the confirmation from the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to uphold the lifetime ban of match referee, Joseph Lamptey, for “match manipulation” The match will be replayed within the November 2017 international window, with the exact date still to…

Brighton and Hove Albion are not having a very good start to their debut Premier League season so far and have lost both of their opening fixtures against Manchester City and Leicester City respectively. The Seagulls are looking to bounce back in the forthcoming matches and are eyeing some new options to bolster their attack, which has looked far from its best so far this season. Brighton have been spending heavily this summer and have brought in some fine players from all over Europe and England as well. Having broken their club transfer fee record already thrice, the Seagulls are…

La Liga side Barcelona have released a statement confirming that they plan to sue former player Neymar for the sum of €8.5 million for breaching his contract. Neymar left Barcelona to sign for PSG over the summer in a world-record transfer worth €222 million. The statement says that the fee relates to a payment of the ‘first loyalty bonus’ on the contract renewal that lasted until 2021. It also says that they will ask PSG to pay the compensation if the player does not. Neymar has made an excellent start to life in France, getting a goal and assist on…

Burnley had a great start to their season, having stunned the defending Premier League champions Chelsea in their own backyard in a dominant performance that saw them winning the contest 3-2. The Blues tried to claw back into the match with two goals in the second half, but a resilient Burnley side proved too much for them to contain with and they had the worst possible start of their campaign as the reigning champions. The Clarets are looking to bank on the gallant win and make this season a good one. Despite losing their mainstay in attack Andre Gray in…

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique says he felt “inferior” to Real Madrid for the first time after being thrashed by their rivals in the Spanish Super Cup. La Liga and European champions Madrid won 2-0 on Wednesday night to complete a 5-1 aggregate victory. Pique, 30, who has been at Barca for nine years, said: “We are not in the best moment, as a team or a club. “This a long process and there is room for improvement, We must stay as close as possible and keep moving forwards.” Real were without Cristiano Ronaldo, who is serving a five-match suspension after…

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