Nobody heard the whistle of the referee signaling the kick off of the Amir Cup final here Thursday, May 16, 2019. But the game kicked off at 30.30 pm. If the referee blew the whistle, nobody heard any sound. The crowd and the players synchronized with the technology at the Al Wukrah Stadium, renamed Al Janoub on the night. The great piece of architecture that hosted the 2019 Emir Cup final between the defending champions Al sadd and Al Duhail has a retractable roof and was designed to capture the traditional dhow boats and to highlight Al Wukrah's traditional industries which include fishing and pearling. It is the first stadium built from the scratch for the 2022 World Cup that is ready. Khalifa
Posted: May 25, 2019, 5:00 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Carlos Vela scored his league-leading 15th goal and Tristan Blackmon got the first of his career as the Los Angeles Football Club beat the Montreal Impact 4-2 on Friday night. Vela's goal, a pretty easy touch after a perfect feed in from Eduard Atuesta in the 28th minute made it 2-0. Blackmon's header off of Vela's corner in the 55th minute made it 4-0. It is the fifth time this season LAFC (10-1-4) has scored four goals in a game. Vela also assisted on Latif Blessing's first goal of the season in the 31st minute. Christian Ramirez opened the scoring in the seventh minute on a gaff by Montreal keeper Evan Bush, who kicked a simple clearing attempt into Ramirez and it deflected
Posted: May 25, 2019, 4:38 am
Ernesto Valverde insists he's not thinking about his future as Barcelona boss, despite growing pressure after the side's defeat against Liverpool.
Posted: May 25, 2019, 4:21 am
Pin drop silence echoed around the Stade Malherbe as Caen lost 1-0 to Bordeaux to confirm their relegation from Ligue 1.
Posted: May 25, 2019, 2:14 am
Rennes were comfortable winners against Lille, as they beat Ligue 1's second placed side 3-1.
Posted: May 25, 2019, 1:51 am
Maxwell Cornet scored early and late on as Lyon defeated Nimes 3-2 on the road in the final match of the Ligue 1 season.
Posted: May 25, 2019, 1:48 am
Marseille overtook opponents Montpellier on Friday, after beating them 1-0 to finish the season in fifth place in Ligue 1. Neither club could qualify for Europe, so the challenge was to secure fifth place in the league.
Posted: May 25, 2019, 1:42 am
Goalkeepers had to be on top form this week in Ligue 1, as the goals were flying in. But who made the best save...
Posted: May 25, 2019, 12:22 am
Bayern Munich head coach Niko Kovac says he wants to focus on the German Cup final rather than speaking about his critics.
Posted: May 24, 2019, 10:57 pm
PSG suffered a 3-1 defeat to Reims in their final match of the Ligue 1 season on Friday.
Posted: May 24, 2019, 10:51 pm
Relive Liverpool's 2018-2019 season, which ended with the club at No. on the Premier League table.
Posted: May 24, 2019, 7:54 pm
For three and a half years, the United States women’s national team plays to minimal fuss. Then along comes the Women's World Cup, and the glare is blinding.
Posted: May 24, 2019, 7:05 pm
Barcelona star Lionel Messi lamented that his side 'did not compete' during their infamous defeat to Liverpool.
Posted: May 24, 2019, 5:51 pm
Relive a classic Northern London derby matchup that saw Arsenal come away with a thrilling 5-4 victory over Tottenham in 2004.
Posted: May 24, 2019, 5:35 pm
Frank Lampard said he is fully focused on Derby's play-off final against Aston Villa and isn't paying attention to 'obvious' rumours linking him to the Chelsea job.
Posted: May 24, 2019, 5:32 pm
Paulo Dybala has disputed his brother's suggestion that he could be set to leave Juventus and insists he wants to stay at the Serie A champions. The Argentina international appeared ready to depart Turin when his brother and agent Gustavo claimed there was a "good chance" of a move as the forward "needs a change". But, despite making just 23 league starts in 2018-19 following Cristiano Ronaldo's arrival at Juve, Dybala has dismissed his brother's comments, stating they do not reflect his feelings.
Posted: May 24, 2019, 5:19 pm
Veteran Ghanaian coach Joseph Emmanuel 'JE' Sarpong wants Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan to offer an apology to national team boss James Kwasi Appiah after rescinding a decision to retire from international duty. On Monday, the 33-year-old Kayserispor ace sensationally called time on his Black Stars career, citing displeasure about being stripped of the captaincy ahead of next month's Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, having held the role since 2013. He, however, made a U-turn on Thursday after receiving a plea from Ghana president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to reconsider his decision.
Posted: May 24, 2019, 5:07 pm
Liam Dawson said he is hoping Eoin Morgan's injury isn't serious after England's captain injured his finger in training.
Posted: May 24, 2019, 3:39 pm
Barcelona vs Valencia, Copa del Rey final preview: What time, what channel, team news, prediction, odds and more
Barcelona are eyeing the domestic double when they take on Valencia in this Saturday's Copa de Rey final. Ernesto Valverde's men emerged triumphant in La Liga this season, finishing 11 points clear of second-place Atletico Madrid for their second league title in as many years. However, that achievement was overshadowed by the side's stunning Champions League capitulation which saw them throw away a three-goal lead to lose to Liverpool in the semi-finals.
Posted: May 24, 2019, 12:51 pm
Legendary former Bayern Munich boss Ottmar Hitzfeld has told AFP that he does not understand the criticism levelled at current coach Niko Kovac, and has backed the Croatian to complete a league and cup double this weekend. "I don't understand the criticism and controversy around Niko Kovac at all," Hitzfeld, 70, told AFP from his home in Loerrach, Southern Germany. Hitzfeld won the Champions League and five Bundesliga titles in two spells in charge of Bayern between 1998 and 2008.
Posted: May 24, 2019, 11:51 am
Alisson will be making his first appearance in the final of Europe's elite club competition when the Reds face their Premier League rivals in Madrid on June 1. The Brazil international reached the Champions League semi-finals last season, only for Liverpool to beat his Roma team prior to his move to Anfield. Alisson has enjoyed a memorable first season with Liverpool, but their frustrating Premier League title failure -- they finished one point behind champions Manchester City -- means they will end the season with no silverware unless they beat Tottenham.
Posted: May 24, 2019, 11:49 am
Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe and Carli Lloyd open up about returning as defending champions to the Women's World Cup this year, live on "GMA."
Posted: May 24, 2019, 10:48 am
'Silva is Man City's best of all time' - Spanish schemer earns billing above Aguero from ex-Blues striker
David Silva sits above Sergio Aguero and has cemented a standing as the best player to have ever represented Manchester City, claims Alvaro Negredo. The Blues have just completed another record-breaking season under the guidance of Pep Guardiola, with a domestic treble completed for the first time in English football history. Argentine striker Aguero is very much the leading man in the final third, as the club's all-time leading goalscorer, but he is allowed to thrive as a result of others pulling the strings.
Posted: May 24, 2019, 10:30 am
Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has admitted he may have managed his last match after leaving the club last summer. The legendary French manager has been out of work since ending his 22-year association with the North London club. Despite reports linking him with a possible return to the dugout elsewhere, the 69-year-old Wenger has revealed he is unsure about taking up another role in management.
Posted: May 24, 2019, 8:54 am
Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas believes a return to the Premier League is most likely for struggling Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale.
Posted: May 24, 2019, 7:47 am
It was not a rumour dreamed up by a nameless, faceless churnalist, nor one propagated by a reporter desperate for their 15 minutes of transfer rumour fame. It was not, as a Manchester City board member – and apparently the most Cockney Italian ever – had it, “codswallop”. Gianluca Momblano reported in January that Massimiliano Allegri was to leave Juventus in the summer, regardless of their Champions League progression. He was one of the first to report that The Old Lady was courting the aged Cristiano Ronaldo 12 months ago. Not that such apparent inside knowledge confirms a hat-trick of accuracy is about to be converted. “Now it's 1-1,” Pep Guardiola said earlier this month when told of Momblano's
Posted: May 24, 2019, 7:13 am
Jose Mourinho expects the Europa League final to be Eden Hazard's “last match in blue” before he departs Chelsea and links up with Real Madrid. Speculation around the Belgian forward has been building for some time. He has regularly been linked with a switch to Spain, and the expectation is that a deal will finally be pushed through this summer.
Posted: May 24, 2019, 6:46 am
Europa League final - Arsenal vs Chelsea: Arsene Wenger joins criticism of Uefa over Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s Baku decision
Arsene Wenger believes Uefa's plans for the 2019 Europa League final in Baku are a “nightmare” for Arsenal and Chelsea fans, with the former manager criticising the governing body for selecting a host city that has triggered the controversy around Henrikh Mkhitaryan's decision not to play. The Armenia international will not travel to Baku with the rest of the squad due to his county's ongoing conflict with Azerbaijan, while Armenian Arsenal and Chelsea supporters have also been denied visas to enter the country for next Wednesday's final.
Posted: May 24, 2019, 6:07 am
As you may have heard, Fiorentina are on the cusp of relegation and need a result against fellow strugglers Genoa in this, the final week of the season, to assure themselves of Serie A football next year. As you're well aware, the Viola are winless over their past 13 matches and look about as checked out under boss Vincenzo Montella as you can imagine. Montella himself is suspended for this game. The fans have done their part, calling for a halt to the protests they've held at recent matches, but that's really the only positive. Genoa, of course, have their backs against the wall as well. Winless in 9 straight, they'll be desperate to stay up, and have Cesare Prandelli to mastermind their escape.
Posted: May 24, 2019, 5:00 am
Officially official The return of AVB Andre Villas-Boas is close to making a return to football as the coach of Marseille. Talks are understood to have taken place with the French club's director of football Andoni Zubizarreta who is looking for a successor to Rudi Garcia. -source: The Telegraph Still uncertain Manchester United are no closer to resolving David de Gea's future with the goalkeeper still holding off signing a new deal, Sky Sports News understands. De Gea is out of contract next summer and can sign a pre-contract agreement with foreign clubs from January. The Spain international wants assurances that United will compete for major honors and is also keen to bring his wages into line
Posted: May 24, 2019, 5:00 am
There were positives to be taken, but the United States opened the 2019 U-20 World Cup with a 2-1 loss to Ukraine, who scored the winning goal 16 minutes after the halftime break. The U.S. dominated possession through the first half-hour, but they had little in front of goal. Ukraine, meanwhile, looked to play on the counter and did so with ferocity, using the long-ball to bypass the midfield and create chances. The opener came in this manner on 27 minutes as Dynamo Kyev youth product Heorhii Tsitaishvili delivered a ball 40 yards downfield. It was controlled by Kyev youth teammate Serhiy Buletsa who shielded off U.S. defender Sergino Dest strongly and delivered a strike first-time with his left.
Posted: May 24, 2019, 5:00 am
U.S. soccer star Alex Morgan is getting ready to help defend her team's World Cup title in France next month and if the Americans should win again, she said she's prepared to decline a possible invitation to visit President Trump at the White House. Morgan, who has previously been outspoken about Trump and his administration's policies, told Time Magazine in a lengthy profile published Thursday she doesn't stand for what the current president stands for. It was unclear if Tump had any plans to invite the team, if they win. “We don't have to be put in this little box,” Morgan said.
Posted: May 24, 2019, 12:26 am
Pinecrest and Heritage, two teams that have never been to the state championship game, will battle each other Saturday in the 4A girls soccer title game.
Posted: May 24, 2019, 12:13 am
Harry Kane returned to training this week as Tottenham continues preparations for the UEFA Champions League final. The England and Tottenham captain has been out with yet another ankle injury since April 9. Initially feared he would be out for the rest of the season, Kane now looks set to play in the final match of the season, and his manager Mauricio Pochettino is hopeful he can make an impact.
Posted: May 23, 2019, 11:54 pm
Planet Futbol's Grant Wahl and Luis Miguel Echegaray sit down with Fox Sports' Leslie Osborne to get her take on whether Ali Krieger was and is the right fit for the USWNT team going into the 2019 Women's World Cup.
Posted: May 23, 2019, 9:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer for a promoter asked a judge to order the U.S. Soccer Federation to sanction international league matches in the United States.
Posted: May 23, 2019, 7:33 pm
The centre-back talks about a memorable 2018-19 campaign and how he loves playing at the Belgian club
Posted: May 23, 2019, 7:07 pm
Liverpool's players can always look to Jurgen Klopp for energy, though the German insists he has mellowed.
Posted: May 23, 2019, 6:33 pm
In a poll of over five million Real Madrid fans, Gareth Bale got just a nine per cent approval rating, with Dani Carvajal coming top.
Posted: May 23, 2019, 6:05 pm
The England women's national football team, the Lionesses, have been discussing the upcoming FIFA Women's World Cup with the media at St. George's Park.
Posted: May 23, 2019, 4:28 pm
There were some unbelievable saves in the Premier League this season, so take a look back at the 25 best.
Posted: May 23, 2019, 3:30 pm
"I think it's a choice," says outspoken USWNT star Megan Rapinoe. "They're choosing not to think deeper about the women's games. These are all choices that they are continually making."
Posted: May 23, 2019, 3:10 pm
Aitor Karanka says the Premier League is the best league in the world and that's why the European finals have four English teams
Posted: May 23, 2019, 2:54 pm
Alberto Galassi has sought to clarify that the Catalan coach remains fully committed to his current role and will not be leaving for Italy
Posted: May 23, 2019, 2:05 pm
The Germany international has high regard for his rivals' top scorer ahead of their clash in Saturday's German Cup final
Posted: May 23, 2019, 2:04 pm
Five Things- Falcao relishing the Riviera Derby
Posted: May 23, 2019, 1:16 pm
Western Christian Boys Soccer player Caleb Dokter scored an outrageous goal in his side's 10-0 thrashing of Missouri Valley.
Posted: May 23, 2019, 12:24 pm
A defender for Sunshine Coast Football Club had a rotten slice of luck when his side played Brisbane City in the National Football League.
Posted: May 23, 2019, 9:37 am
Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is dreaming of playing a part in the Champions League final after injury denied him a role 12 months ago.Among the saddest sights following the 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid in Kiev was the England international hopping around the running track of Olympiyski Stadium on crutches trying to keep up with his team-mates as they acknowledged the support of fans.Oxlade-Chamberlain sustained a serious knee injury in the semi-final first leg against Roma, a problem which ruled him out of the clash with Madrid a month later and sidelined him for 12 months in total.Having made his comeback in two substitute appearances amounting to just 20 minutes the 25-year-old is hoping he gets to make up for missing out last year.He will, at least, be guaranteed a place on the bench for the clash against Tottenham on 1 June in the Wanda Metropolitano as a change in regulations means clubs can name 12 substitutes for UEFA’s showpiece finals.“I wasn’t able to get loads of minutes (on his return) but I was happy to just come back,” he told the club’s official website.“Dreams are made of maybe having some part to play in Madrid, but it’s not about me – it’s about making sure whoever is on the pitch does the job for the club and for the team.“If I can be involved, that would be amazing, but just to be around it and be fit and healthy again is good for me as well at the minute.“At times it’s been a little bit frustrating as well because you feel you are back and to then keep up with these boys after the long season they’ve had and the intensity they train at, coming back from a year (out) it’s not so easy and you pick up little things along the way.“It’s been another little journey for me the last part, but it’s been really exciting to be in and around the team and in contention to maybe have some part in the final, but just to be involved is amazing for me.“After ‘crutching’ my way around the pitch last year, it’s nice to be in this situation!”Oxlade-Chamberlain has been working on sharpening up his fitness at the squad’s training camp in Marbella.Manager Jurgen Klopp, conscious his players will have had a three-week gap of competitive football by the time the final comes around, is trying to organise a match out in Spain for his players.However, the difficulty he has is that most teams are either now on their summer breaks or preparing for the final week of their season so options are limited.But, nevertheless, the week-long training break in the sun is helping preparations.“Obviously the final is going to be in Madrid, so a lot warmer than maybe an evening game in England that we’re used to so, we’ve come out here to try to get used to that ,” added Oxlade-Chamberlain.“Coming out here and making it a little bit tougher is obviously really helpful. The boys have approached it really well, as they have done all season.“The gaffer is shouting and pushing us to stay right on top of everything – and that’s what we need. We’ve got one last push now and everyone looks really good.“Hopefully we can pull something off and make some special memories and history.”
Posted: May 23, 2019, 9:07 am
The Belgium international is widely expected to make a big-money move to Real Madrid in the coming weeks
Posted: May 23, 2019, 8:46 am
Gonzalo Higuain lost his cool in Chelsea training ahead of their trip to Baku for the Europa League final against Arsenal.
Posted: May 23, 2019, 8:31 am