'No excuses' – Disallowed goals not responsible for Uruguay Copa America exit, says Tabarez

Luis Suarez’s penalty shoot-out miss proved costly for the Celeste, who saw three goals ruled out during the 90 minutes Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez offered no excuses after his side slumped out of the Copa America with a 5-4 penalty shoot-out defeat to Peru. Luis Suarez’s miss with Uruguay’s opening spot-kick proved costly in Salvador, …

‘Newcastle can be an Arsenal stepping stone for Vieira’ – Gunners icon backed for Premier League return

Former team-mates of the Frenchman, Ray Parlour and Lee Harper, believe he would be a good fit for a vacant managerial post at St James’ Park Newcastle could prove to be a “stepping stone” for Patrick Vieira, says Ray Parlour, with the legendary former Arsenal midfielder expected to head back to north London in a …

‘Emery will be expecting top-four finish’ – Arsenal eyeing Champions League return, says Iwobi

The Gunners forward admits that progress is required at the Emirates Stadium, with the club seeking to reclaim their standing among the European elite Unai Emery will be expecting Arsenal to secure a top-four finish and Champions League qualification in 2019-20, admits Alex Iwobi. The Gunners fell short of hitting that target again last season. …

Aguero billed as the ultimate frontman by former Man City striker Goater

A cult hero from the Blues’ past admits that he would have relished the opportunity to play alongside an Argentine who has a bit of everything Sergio Aguero is considered to be the ultimate frontman by Shaun Goater, with a Manchester City legend “running out of adjectives” to describe the Argentine striker. A forward acquired …

Tottenham transfer decisions are not up to me, says Pochettino

The manager, fresh from leading Spurs to the Champions League final, says that the club president handles transfer business but expects to strengthen Tottenham manager Mauricio Pocchettino has conceded that he does not set the agenda in terms of transfers at the club, saying chairman Daniel Levy has the wheel when it comes to acquisitions. …

'For sure, I’ll step up' – Bullish Parris plans to take England's next penalty

The winger missed her second spot-kick of the Women’s World Cup against Norway but is backing herself to score the next one Nikita Parris has no doubts in herself despite missing a second consecutive penalty in England’s quarter-final win over Norway. She joined Mia Hamm in a very exclusive but unwanted club, in becoming just …

France women vs USWNT: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview

The hosts tackle the favourites in the biggest game of the 2019 Women’s World Cup yet The USWNT meet France in the quarter-final of the Women’s World Cup on Friday at the Parc des Princes in Paris in the biggest match of the tournament to date as two of the favorites square off relatively early in …

Martino finds ideal fullbacks for his system in Gallardo, Rodriguez

The Argentine manager loves to have his outside backs push up the field, and the converted wingers each suit his system well Jesus Gallardo is loving life with the Mexico national team.  The Monterrey man was converted from winger to left back by Juan Carlos Osorio two years ago at the Gold Cup. At the …

'It makes absolutely no sense' – Why is the U.S. women's World Cup roster so white?

Amir Lowery and Simon Landau, who run Open Goal Project in Washington D.C., have criticized how low-income families are priced out of soccer When the United States and France line up at Parc des Princes on Friday night in the World Cup quarter-finals, they will be evenly matched in almost every department. Strong at the back, …

It's coming home! Scott gives England and Beckham reason to cheer as World Cup semis await

The Three Lions legend watched on from the stands as the players who idolise him put in their best performance yet in France to beat Norway 3-0 If Jill Scott wanted to play things cool with David Beckham in the stands at Le Havre’s Stade Oceane, Karen Carney had already blown her cover. “I ask …