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April 13, 2021
By the numbers: Biggest storylines from the international break

Below, theScore picks out the best statistics and stories to surface during an action-packed international break. -1: Japan finished one goal shy of the biggest win in its history when it trounced Mongolia 14-0 in Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier. The Samurai Blue’s record victory remains a 15-0 cruise against the Philippines in 1967. 0: Goals…

January 31, 2020
Is Canada closing the gap on the United States in men's soccer?

International soccer dud Canada could do worse than using regional foes Mexico and the United States as a yardstick for its own progression. The pair of perennial CONCACAF behemoths have earned 25 World Cup appearances and 17 confederation conquests between them, while Canada‚Äôs resume features just the lone entry in the quadrennial showpiece and a…

September 30, 2019
Real Madrid is planning a super tennis match between Nadal and Federer at the Bernabeu

Real Madrid wants to organize a major tennis match between Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer at the fantastic Santiago Bernabeu Arena. Florentino Perez would like to arrange the tennis show at the Bernabeu, and he advised club authorities he needs to have this gathering on their pitch. As indicated by Spanish media ABC, Perez intends…

September 6, 2019
O’Neill content with ‘a lot of aspects’ of NI display in win over Luxembourg

Northern Ireland boss Michael O’Neill says he was “pleased with a lot of aspects” of his side’s performance in the 1-0 friendly win over Luxembourg. A bizarre first-half own goal was enough to give NI victory in Belfast. “The experienced players were very good tonight, Jordan Thompson was terrific and Shayne Lavery was excellent when…

September 6, 2019
Diego Maradona: Argentina legend named Gimnasia head coach

Argentina legend Diego Maradona has been named manager of Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata – the first coaching job in his homeland since 2010. The 58-year-old, Argentina’s 1986 World Cup-winning captain, takes charge until the end of the season. Gimnasia – nicknamed El Lobo, which means ‘the Wolf’ – are bottom of the Primera Division….

September 6, 2019
Ashes 2019: Andrew Flintoff would ‘love to be England coach one day’

Former all-rounder Andrew Flintoff says he would “love” to be England coach one day. Flintoff, 41, retired from international cricket in 2009 and currently presents BBC motoring show Top Gear. England coach Trevor Bayliss will step down at the end of this summer’s Ashes series and his successor has not yet been appointed. “Coaching is…

September 6, 2019
Russia internationals Aleksandr Kokorin and Pavel Mamaev to be released from prison

Russian footballers Aleksandr Kokorin and Pavel Mamaev are set for early release from prison. The pair were jailed in May after being found guilty of hooliganism for attacking a trade ministry official with a chair and beating up a driver in October 2018. Kokorin was sentenced to 18 months and Mamaev to 17 months in…

August 6, 2019
Messi did shake hands to Griezmann in the friendly against Arsenal

Lionel Messi has produced a startling moment in Barcelona’s friendly against Arsenal after deciding not to shake hands with Antoine Griezmann. The Argentine star did not play in the Joan Gamper Cup last Sunday but was present at the Camp Nou to watch his team-mates at the Gunners. But the summer transfer Greizmann started the…

August 2, 2019
Alerting report: Player’s health at risk

Footballers’ health is at risk of congestion, the global players’ union says, calling for a forced 4-week break. Fifpro has collected data from 16 well-known elite players and concluded that they played about 80 matches and traveled 110,000km last season. Tottenaham’s striker Son as well as Liverpool’s pair Alisson Becker and Sadio Mane were among…