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When the German FA banned women’s football…

Berlin (AFP) – At 75, former footballer Baerbel Wohlleben still clearly remembers the moment in 1974 when a journalist asked, “but when you head the ball, doesn’t it mess up your hair?” At that time,... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Berlin, Sport, Soccer, Fa, Afp, Baerbel Wohlleben


The long march of women’s football

Marseille (AFP) – Women’s football has fought a long battle for recognition — but after several false starts the women’s game has grown and grown in popularity and this year’s World Cup in France promises... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: France, Sport, Soccer, Afp, Marseille AFP


Gambling Germany boss Loew goes all-in ahead of Serbia friendly

Berlin (AFP) – Germany coach Joachim Loew hopes to prove his critics wrong and open 2019 with a win when his new-look team host Serbia in a friendly in Wolfsburg on Wednesday.  Loew, who arrived in Wolfsburg later than expected due to a dental operation this week, is hoping to bounce back from a painful 2018, in which Germany suffered an early World Cup exit and were relegated from the top tier of the UEFA Nations League.  The friendly against Serbia is a warm-up for Sunday’s prestigious openin...
Tags: Germany, Berlin, Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Netherlands, Serbia, Bayern Munich, Wolfsburg, Hertha Berlin, Manuel Neuer, Werder Bremen, Joshua Kimmich, Leipzig, Afp, Marc Andre ter Stegen


Struggling Rayo Vallecano sack coach Michel

Madrid (AFP) – Rayo Vallecano on Monday sacked coach Miguel Angel Sánchez Munoz, known as Michel, after a desperate run of seven straight La Liga defeats which has them staring relegation from in the face.... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, La Liga, Madrid, Rayo Vallecano, Afp, Munoz, Michel, Miguel Angel


Europa League stunners Slavia dominate Czech team for England, Brazil

Prague (AFP) – Players from Europa League sensation Slavia Prague form the backbone of a Czech Republic team facing England and Brazil later this month, a final nomination showed Monday. The Czechs will take on... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: England, Sport, Czech Republic, Prague, Soccer, Brazil, Europa League, Afp, Slavia Prague, England Brazil, Slavia


Napoli ‘keeper Ospina out of hospital after head injury scare

Milan (AFP) – Napoli goalkeeper David Ospina has been discharged from hospital and is recovering from his frightening collapse after a knock to the head at the weekend, the Serie A club announced on Monday.... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Napoli, David Ospina, Afp, Ospina, Milan AFP Napoli


Roma chief Pallotta blasts departed Monchi

Milan (AFP) – Roma president James Pallotta hit back at former sporting director Monchi on Monday after the Spaniard blamed differences with the American for his departure from the Serie A club earlier this month.... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Roma, Afp, James Pallotta, Pallotta, Monchi, Milan AFP Roma


‘Wary’ Deschamps warns France ahead of Moldova trip

Clairefontaine-en-Yvelines (France) (AFP) – Didier Deschamps expects unfancied Moldova to make life difficult for world champions France when they begin Euro 2020 qualifying in Chisinau on Friday. France, who finished second to the Netherlands in... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: France, Sport, Soccer, Netherlands, Moldova, Afp, Chișinău, Deschamps, Clairefontaine, Yvelines France AFP Didier Deschamps


Hudson-Odoi, Ward-Prowse earn England call-ups amid drop outs

London (AFP) – Chelsea teenager Callum Hudson-Odoi was called up by England for the first time, while Southampton midfielder James Ward-Prowse was also drafted into Gareth Southgate’s squad on Monday amid a series of withdrawals... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: England, London, Sport, Soccer, Southampton, Gareth Southgate, Afp, James Ward Prowse, AFP Chelsea, Callum Hudson Odoi, Hudson Odoi Ward Prowse


Balotelli not fit enough to play for Italy – Mancini

Milan (AFP) – Italy coach Roberto Mancini said Monday he overlooked Mario Balotelli for upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers because the Marseille player lacked fitness. Italy begin their campaign to reach the European finals playing Finland... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Marseille, Italy, Mario Balotelli, Finland, Roberto Mancini, Balotelli, Afp, Mancini, Milan AFP Italy


Beckham admits using phone while driving, police say

London (AFP) – David Beckham has admitted driving his Bentley in London while using a mobile phone, police said on Monday. The former England captain was charged after a member of the public told police... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: England, London, Sport, Soccer, David Beckham, Bentley, Beckham, Afp


‘Happy’ Rodriguez’s Bayern future still open despite hot form

Berlin (AFP) – James Rodriguez says he is happy at Bayern Munich after another brilliant performance from the on-loan Colombian over the weekend raised further questions about his immediate future. Midfielder Rodriguez scored a stunning... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Berlin, Sport, Soccer, Bayern Munich, James Rodriguez, Afp, Bayern, Rodriguez


Napoli ‘keeper Ospina improving after head injury scare

Milan (AFP) – Napoli goalkeeper David Ospina remains under observation in hospital but is improving after his frightening collapse following a knock to the head in an Italian league game at the weekend, his father... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Napoli, David Ospina, Afp, Ospina, Milan AFP Napoli


African players in Europe: Mane stars, Salah struggles

Paris (AFP) – Sadio Mane starred and Mohamed Salah struggled for Liverpool at the weekend as the contrasting fortunes of the highest profile African stars in Europe continued. Senegalese Mane scored the first goal and... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Europe, Sport, Soccer, Liverpool, Paris, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Afp, Salah


Chelsea lodge UEFA complaint over alleged racist abuse in Kiev

London (AFP) – Chelsea said on Monday they have lodged a formal complaint with UEFA over alleged racist abuse aimed at one of their players during the closing stages of the 5-0 Europa League win away to Dynamo Kiev last week. “We can confirm a report of racist abuse directed at one of our players in the final minutes of the match in Kiev from a small section of home supporters. We wholeheartedly condemn such abhorrent behaviour,” Chelsea said in a statement. “The matter was reported to the refe...
Tags: London, Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Uefa, Olivier Giroud, Europa League, Dynamo Kiev, Kiev, Afp, AFP Chelsea, Marcos Alonso, Callum Hudson Odoi


Sarri’s stubbornness threatens Chelsea’s top-four hopes

London (AFP) – Chelsea’s latest Premier League away-day collapse at Everton leaves Maurizio Sarri’s side facing an uphill task to finish in the top four and secure much-needed Champions League qualification. Languishing in sixth, the... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: London, Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Premier League, Everton, Afp, Maurizio Sarri, Sarri


Merkel aide ‘sad’ about Ozil’s wedding invite to Erdogan

Berlin (AFP) – Angela Merkel’s chief of staff on Monday joined the growing chorus of criticism of Arsenal’s German midfielder Mesut Ozil for reportedly inviting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to his wedding this summer... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Angela Merkel, Berlin, Sport, Soccer, Merkel, Mesut Ozil, Erdogan, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Afp, Ozil


UEFA probe Ronaldo for ‘improper conduct’ over ‘cojones’ goal celebration

Milan (AFP) – UEFA on Monday opened an investigation into Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal celebration after scoring a hat-trick in Juventus’ Champions League comeback win against Atletico Madrid last week. European football’s governing body said Ronaldo... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Ronaldo, Cristiano Ronaldo, Atletico Madrid, Uefa, Afp, Juventus Champions League, Ronaldo Visit, Milan AFP UEFA


Lazio defender Luiz Felipe rejects Italy call for Brazil

Milan (AFP) – Lazio defender Luiz Felipe has rejected a call-up to Italy’s Under-21 squad saying he wants to pursue his international career with Brazil. The 21-year-old Brazil-born player moved to Italy in 2016 and... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Italy, Brazil, Lazio, Afp, Luiz Felipe, Milan AFP Lazio


Scotland captain Robertson misses Kazak trip

London (AFP) – Liverpool left-back Andy Robertson is the latest player to drop out of Scotland’s opening Euro 2020 qualifier away to Kazakhstan on Thursday. Scotland’s captain has a dental problem which requires surgery, but... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: London, Scotland, Sport, Soccer, Kazakhstan, Afp, Robertson, Andy Robertson, AFP Liverpool


Ward-Prowse earns England call as Delph, Loftus-Cheek, Stones drop out

London (AFP) – Southampton midfielder James Ward-Prowse was drafted into England’s squad for Euro 2020 qualifiers against the Czech Republic and Montenegro as Fabian Delph, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and John Stones pulled out due to injury... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: England, London, Sport, Czech Republic, Soccer, John Stones, Montenegro, Afp, James Ward Prowse, Ward Prowse, AFP Southampton, Delph Loftus, Fabian Delph Ruben Loftus Cheek


Matic urges Man United not to let top four slip away after FA Cup exit

London (AFP) – Nemanja Matic says Manchester United must not blow their bid for a Premier League top-four finish after they were dumped out of the FA Cup in their second consecutive defeat under Ole... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: London, Sport, Soccer, Premier League, Manchester United, Man United, Nemanja Matic, Afp, Matic


Australia slammed for backing Asian football boss’s new term

Sydney (AFP) – Australia’s football body announced its support for the re-election of under-fire Asian soccer chief Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al Khalifa on Monday, drawing criticism from a prominent campaigner who called it “sickening”.... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Australia, Sport, Soccer, Sydney, Afp, Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa


Cincy off the mark; Vela thwarts New York

Los Angeles (AFP) – Major League Soccer expansion side FC Cincinnati celebrated their home debut with a convincing victory on Sunday, defeating the Portland Timbers 3-0 at Nippert Stadium. Costa Rica international Kendall Waston got... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: New York, Sport, Soccer, Portland Timbers, Vela, Afp, CINCY, Kendall Waston, FC Cincinnati, Los Angeles AFP Major League Soccer, Nippert Stadium Costa Rica


Gattuso more upset by ‘unacceptable’ bust-up than Milan derby defeat

Milan (AFP) – AC Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso said Sunday he was more upset by an “unacceptable” bust-up between midfielders Franck Kessie and Lucas Biglia on the sidelines at the San Siro than his team’s... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Milan, Sport, Soccer, San Siro, Afp, Lucas Biglia, Gennaro Gattuso, Gattuso, Franck Kessie, Milan AFP AC Milan


Fantastic Messi hat-trick blows away Betis

Madrid (AFP) – Even the Real Betis fans were applauding by the end as Lionel Messi scored another spectacular hat-trick to fire Barcelona to a 4-1 victory on Sunday and leave them with one hand... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Lionel Messi, Messi, Madrid, Real Betis, Afp, Betis


PSG shrug off fan protest to beat rivals Marseille

Paris (AFP) – Angel Di Maria scored twice as Paris Saint-Germain eased to a 3-1 victory over Marseille on Sunday to extend their long unbeaten run against their arch rivals and move 20 points clear... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Marseille, Paris, Angel Di Maria, Psg, Afp, Paris Saint Germain


Suarez suffers badly sprained ankle – Valverde

Seville (Spain) (AFP) – Luis Suarez suffered a “bad sprain” to his right ankle during Barcelona’s win over Real Betis on Sunday, coach Ernesto Valverde confirmed. Suarez was taken off for Philippe Coutinho in the... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Luis Suarez, Suarez, Philippe Coutinho, Real Betis, Afp, Ernesto Valverde, Seville Spain, Valverde


Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva eyeing football history

Swansea (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Bernardo Silva has said he wants to “make history” at Manchester City after helping the Premier League leaders move a step closer to an unprecedented quadruple. Silva played a key... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Premier League, Manchester City, Afp, Silva, Bernardo Silva, Swansea United Kingdom


Ronaldo rested as Juventus lose, Inter go third with Milan derby win

Milan (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo was rested and Juventus crashed to their first Serie A defeat of the season at Genoa on Sunday following their Champions League heroics, as Inter won a fiery Milan derby... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Milan, Sport, Soccer, Ronaldo, Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus, Genoa, Afp, Inter



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