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Matildas vow coach sacking will not disrupt World Cup bid

Sydney (AFP) – The Australian women’s national football team vowed Tuesday to remain focused on their World Cup aspirations despite the shock sacking of coach Alen Stajcic. Football Federation Australia dumped Stajcic on Saturday just... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Sydney, Afp, Football Federation Australia, Alen Stajcic, Stajcic


Ronaldo faces multi-million tax fraud fine in Madrid court

Madrid (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo is returning to Madrid for a court date on Tuesday in which he could be fined 18.8 million euros ($21.4 million) for tax fraud as part of a deal reached... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Ronaldo, Cristiano Ronaldo, Madrid, Afp


Rashford comes in from the cold at Man United

London (AFP) – Marcus Rashford was in danger of seeing his dream of becoming Manchester United’s star striker turn to dust but the England forward is flourishing again after escaping Jose Mourinho’s shackles. Three years... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: England, London, Sport, Soccer, Manchester United, Jose Mourinho, Man United, Afp, Rashford, Marcus Rashford


Gerrard’s Rangers revival raises stakes with Celtic

London (AFP) – Steven Gerrard’s bold move to make his first foray into management in the Glasgow goldfish bowl at Rangers was rewarded with a first league win over Celtic since 2012 last month to... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: London, Sport, Soccer, Celtic, Steven Gerrard, Rangers, Glasgow, Gerrard, Afp


AFP to cut 95 jobs, CEO says, scaling back initial 125 target

Agence France-Presse will cut 95 jobs over the next five years, 30 fewer than announced in October, without affecting targeted savings, CEO Fabrice Fries said Monday. Presenting a revised version of his "transformation plan" to employee representatives, Fries said the company would still save 14 million euros ($15.9 million) on wage costs and five million euros on other expenses by 2023. To achieve this, management will convert 15 of the current 175 expatriate postings into local jobs and real...
Tags: News, Fries, Afp, Agence France Presse, CEO Fabrice Fries


Boateng to seize his chance after shock Barcelona move

Madrid (AFP) – Ghanaian forward Kevin-Prince Boateng has vowed to make the most of his shock arrival at Barcelona, after a loan move for the journeyman from Italian side Sassuolo was sealed on Monday. The... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Madrid, Sassuolo, Kevin Prince Boateng, Afp, Boateng


Ronaldo misses penalty but Juventus ease past Chievo

Milan (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo missed a penalty but Italian league leaders Juventus eased past bottom club Chievo 3-0 to pull nine points clear on top of Serie A on Monday as AC Milan returned... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Milan, Sport, Soccer, Ronaldo, Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus, Ac Milan, Chievo, Afp


Another late penalty rescues UAE at Asian Cup as Ryan saves Aussies

Abu Dhabi (AFP) – Hosts United Arab Emirates ended Kyrgyzstan’s fairytale with a controversial extra-time penalty to reach the Asian Cup quarter-finals on Monday as holders Australia and Japan also advanced. A knee-wobbling, chest-thumping Mathew... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Japan, Australia, Sport, Soccer, Kyrgyzstan, Uae, Afp, Ryan, Mathew Visit, Abu Dhabi AFP Hosts United Arab Emirates


UAE sink Falcons at Asian Cup as Ryan saves Aussies

Sharjah (United Arab Emirates) (AFP) – Hosts United Arab Emirates ended Kyrgyzstan’s fairytale with a controversial extra-time penalty to reach the Asian Cup quarter-finals on Monday as holders Australia and Japan also advanced. A knee-wobbling,... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Japan, Australia, Sport, Soccer, Kyrgyzstan, Uae, Afp, Ryan, Falcons


Ex-England football boss admits wrongdoing in racism row

London (AFP) – Former England Women’s manager Mark Sampson has apologised to Eni Aluko and Drew Spence after admitting he failed to properly handle their claims of racism and bullying. Sampson was dismissed by the... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: England, London, Sport, Soccer, Eni Aluko, Mark Sampson, Afp, Sampson, Drew Spence


Ryan shrugs off penalty heroics as Australia make Asian Cup quarters

Al-Ain (United Arab Emirates) (AFP) – Mathew Ryan insisted he was no “mind-reader” after he saved two penalties against Uzbekistan to put Asian Cup  holders Australia into the quarter-finals on Monday. Australia had the better... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Australia, Sport, Soccer, Uzbekistan, Afp, Ryan, Mathew Ryan, Ain United Arab Emirates


Boateng in shock Barcelona loan move

Madrid (AFP) – Ghanaian forward Kevin-Prince Boateng has joined Barcelona in a shock loan move from Italian side Sassuolo, the Spanish club said on Monday. The leaders of La Liga said in a statement they had agreed a deal to take Boateng on loan until the end of the season with an option to make the move permanent in the summer. “The agreement includes an eight-million-euro ($9 million) purchase option,” the club said. The arrival of Boateng, 31, will provide much-needed cover for Luis Suarez u...
Tags: Europe, Germany, Spain, Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Premier League, La Liga, Bayern Munich, Luis Suarez, Madrid, Schalke 04, Sassuolo, Eintracht Frankfurt, Munir El Haddadi, Las Palmas


Giroud could face driving ban after new speeding offence

London (AFP) – Chelsea’s Olivier Giroud could lose his driving licence, an English court heard on Monday, after the France striker admitted his fourth motoring offence in less than a year. Giroud, 32, who won... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: London, France, Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Olivier Giroud, Giroud, Afp


Wolves boss Nuno charged over pitch celebration

London (AFP) – Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo has been charged with misconduct after running onto the pitch in celebration of his side’s late winner against Leicester. Nuno embarked on a wild victory jig on... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: London, Sport, Soccer, Afp, Nuno, Nuno Espirito Santo, AFP Wolves, Leicester Nuno


Ashley Cole joins former teammate Lampard at Derby

London (AFP) – Defender Ashley Cole has joined former Chelsea teammate and current Derby boss Frank Lampard at the Championship club until the end of the season. Cole, who won 107 England caps, was a... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: England, London, Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Derby, Frank Lampard, Ashley Cole, Afp, Lampard


Russia waits on WADA missed doping deadline verdict

Paris (AFP) – Russia will discover Tuesday whether they are to face fresh sanctions over December’s missed deadline to allow WADA investigators access to the Moscow laboratory at the epicentre of the state-sponsored doping scandal.... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Russia, Sport, Soccer, Paris, Moscow, Wada, Afp


PSG contract rebel Rabiot hopes to end forced exile

Paris (AFP) – Contract rebel Adrien Rabiot is hoping to force Paris Saint-Germain to allow him to train with the first-team squad again amid ongoing uncertainty about his future at the French club. The 23-year-old... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Paris, Psg, Adrien Rabiot, Afp, Paris Saint Germain, Rabiot


Ryan saves day as Australia win Asian Cup shoot-out

Al-Ain (United Arab Emirates) (AFP) – Goalkeeper Mat Ryan brilliantly saved two penalties as defending champions Australia won a dramatic shoot-out with Uzbekistan to reach the Asian Cup quarter-finals on Monday. Australia had the better... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Australia, Sport, Soccer, Uzbekistan, Afp, Ryan, Mat Ryan, Al Ain United Arab Emirates AFP


Higuain-less AC Milan back fourth with Genoa win

Milan (AFP) – Fabio Borini and Suso scored late as AC Milan bounced back from last week’s Italian Super Cup defeat to Juventus by reclaiming fourth spot in Serie A with a 2-0 win at... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Milan, Sport, Soccer, Juventus, Ac Milan, Fabio Borini, Genoa, Suso, Afp


Ronaldo refused special treatment for Madrid tax fraud hearing

Madrid (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo will have to enter a Madrid courthouse on foot on Tuesday after he was refused special treatment, officials at the court where he will appear for tax fraud said. According... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Ronaldo, Cristiano Ronaldo, Madrid, Afp


Huddersfield appoint Jan Siewert as head coach

London (AFP) – Premier League strugglers Huddersfield have appointed Jan Siewert as their new head coach following the departure of David Wagner, the club announced on Monday. The 36-year-old has left his role as Borussia... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: London, Sport, Soccer, Huddersfield, Afp, David Wagner, AFP Premier League, Jan Siewert


McTominay signs new Man Utd deal

London (AFP) – Scott McTominay has signed a new contract with Manchester United that will keep him at the club until 2023, with the option to extend for a further year, the Premier League club announced... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: London, Sport, Soccer, Premier League, Manchester United, Afp, Scott McTominay


Dier calls on Spurs teammates to step up in absence of Kane

London (AFP) – Eric Dier has called on his Tottenham Hotspur teammates to step up in the absence of Harry Kane as the club sweat on the fitness of midfielder Dele Alli. Top-scorer Kane is... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: London, Sport, Soccer, Tottenham Hotspur, Spurs, Harry Kane, Eric Dier, Kane, Afp, Dier, Dele Alli Top


Boateng set for shock Barcelona move – reports

Madrid (AFP) – Ghanaian forward Kevin-Prince Boateng is on the verge of joining Barcelona in a shock loan move from Italian side Sassuolo, according to media reports in Spain on Monday. Catalan daily Sport reported... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Spain, Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Madrid, Sassuolo, Kevin Prince Boateng, Afp, Boateng


Arsenal head of recruitment Mislintat leaving club

London (AFP) – Arsenal announced on Monday that head of recruitment Sven Mislintat would be leaving the Premier League club next month. In a statement on their website, Arsenal said the German, who has been... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: London, Sport, Soccer, Premier League, Arsenal, Afp, AFP Arsenal, Sven Mislintat


Japan’s Tomiyasu sends Saudis spinning out of Asian Cup

Sharjah (United Arab Emirates) (AFP) – Takehiro Tomiyasu’s lone strike sent Saudi Arabia crashing out of the Asian Cup as Japan beat the three-time champions 1-0 to reach the quarter-finals on Monday. Tomiyasu’s first-half header... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Japan, Saudi Arabia, Sport, Soccer, Afp, SHARJAH United Arab Emirates, Tomiyasu, Takehiro Tomiyasu


UN envoy in Yemen for talks on Hodeida truce

The UN envoy for Yemen landed in rebel-held Sanaa Monday for talks aimed at shoring up a truce between rebels and a government alliance in the port city of Hodeida. Diplomat Martin Griffiths landed in the capital at around 10:30 am local time (1330 GMT), an official at Sanaa airport told AFP on condition of anonymity. A UN source confirmed the news, saying Griffiths was in Yemen to "work on the rapid implementation of the Hodeida agreement".
Tags: News, Un, Yemen, Afp, Griffiths, Sanaa, Hodeida, Martin Griffiths


Klopp seeks solutions for Liverpool defensive crisis

London (AFP) – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has taken his “warriors” to Dubai for a warm-weather training camp where he will search for a solution to his defensive dilemma. The Premier League leaders, four points... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: London, Sport, Soccer, Premier League, Liverpool, Dubai, Jurgen Klopp, Klopp, Afp, AFP Liverpool


Five things we learned in European football this weekend

Paris (AFP) – Barcelona needed Lionel Messi to play the role of super sub as they maintained their five-point lead atop La Liga, while not all was rosy for Paris Saint-Germain despite a record-breaking home... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, La Liga, Paris, Lionel Messi, Afp, Paris AFP Barcelona


De Bruyne describes mental challenge of injury-hit season

London (AFP) – Kevin De Bruyne has described how coming back from successive knee injuries was “mentally hard” but says he is happy with the way he is playing. The Belgium playmaker was pivotal to... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: London, Sport, Soccer, Belgium, Kevin De Bruyne, Afp, De Bruyne