Soccer


Peru tops NZ to seal first WCup spot since 1982

As Peru’s president promised, the South American country was to have its soccer-dedicated holiday yesterday....

November 17, 2017, Friday


Guangzhou fans mob departing coach Scolari

Guangzhou Evergrande fans mobbed Luiz Felipe Scolari at the airport as he left after leading the club to two Chinese Super League championships and the AFC Champions League crown....

November 17, 2017, Friday


Jedinak hat-trick seals Australia’s 2018 WCup spot

Mile Jedinak stepped up when it counted most, propelling Australia into next year’s World Cup with a hat-trick yesterday in a 3-1 victory over Honduras that secured the next-to-last spot in Russia....

November 16, 2017, Thursday


Italy despair at WCup ‘apocalypse’

Stunned Italians awoke yesterday to the nightmarish realization they will miss out on the World Cup finals for the first time in 60 years....

November 15, 2017, Wednesday


Rodriguez soars as Swiss oust Northern Ireland

Switzerland full back Ricardo Rodriguez was also eligible to play for Chile and Northern Ireland might have been wishing on Sunday that he had....

November 14, 2017, Tuesday


Ventura issues Azzurri rallying cry

Italy coach Gian Piero Ventura is hoping his players can combat Sweden’s physicality with their footballing talent when they meet again in the second leg of their World Cup playoff today....

November 13, 2017, Monday


Italy’s Cannavaro returns as Guangzhou head coach

Fabio Cannavaro has been tasked with building an all-Chinese team that can maintain Guangzhou Evergrande’s domestic dominance after being appointed its new head coach yesterday....

November 10, 2017, Friday


New chief for SIPG

Just 10 days ahead of its Chinese FA Cup final against local rival Shanghai Greenland Shenhua, Shanghai SIPG has announced plans for a minor shake-up in its management....

November 10, 2017, Friday


WCup nightmare as Italy meets Sweden

FOR football giant Italy the next few days could be a nightmare as it faces a double-headed playoff against Sweden to avoid the humiliation of missing the FIFA World Cup for the first time in 60 years. “A ...

November 10, 2017, Friday


China Cup lines up Bale against Suarez

Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale could face Barcelona rival Luis Suarez in southern China in March after organizers said yesterday that Wales and Uruguay would join the hosts at the China Cup....

November 9, 2017, Thursday


 

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