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June 14, 2018 9:59 AM Rollers, Sundowns in friendly talks

He however said the fixture would be used a preparations for the CAF Champions league, which both teams are involved in. "At this stage nothing is finalised. We have sent a proposal to Sundowns. The idea is to play them on June 30 (in South Africa) and they would come to us on July 7. But at the moment nothing is complete yet. We have to finalise details 174

June 8, 2018 2:00 PM Local clubs fail to catch social media frenzy

The days when football team supporters would wait for that weekly publication or the evening radio or television bulletin for news updates, are slowing disappearing into the horizon. In between the next press or bulletin, supporters relied on ‘unreliable’ word of mouth for updates on the latest news within camp. But the advent of social media has, or at least 135

October 31, 2017 6:46 PM Starting XI: Olympiacos vs Barca

UEFA Champions League Starting XI: Olympiacos vs FC Barcelona FC Barcelona are away at Greek giants Olympiacos in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday night – here how the two teams will line up! A win for the Greek side is vital if they are to revive their hopes of qualifying for the next round of the competition, having lost their first three games 141

October 29, 2017 8:08 PM Real Madrid lose in troubled Catalonia

GIRONA – Real Madrid suffered a backlash on the field rather than from an expected hostile atmosphere amid political turmoil in Catalonia as they slumped to a shock 2-1 defeat at Girona on Sunday. Goals from Cristhian Stuani and Portu in four second-half minutes cancelled out Isco's opener for Madrid as Real fell eight points behind La Liga leaders Barcelona 155

October 29, 2017 5:52 PM Football: Real suffer shock defeat to Liga minnows Girona in Catalonia

GIRONA (REUTERS) - La Liga champions Real Madrid suffered a shock 2-1 defeat in their first ever league visit to Catalan side Girona on Sunday (Oct 29), conceding two goals in quick succession and falling eight points behind leaders Barcelona. Spain midfielder Isco tapped in a rebounded shot from Cristiano Ronaldo to open the scoring in the 12th minute 137

October 29, 2017 5:26 PM Real suffer shock defeat to Liga minnows Girona in Catalonia

GIRONA (Reuters) - La Liga champions Real Madrid suffered a shock 2-1 defeat in their first ever league visit to Catalan side Girona on Sunday, conceding two goals in quick succession and falling eight points behind leaders Barcelona. Spain midfielder Isco tapped in a rebounded shot from Cristiano Ronaldo to open the scoring in the 12th minute in Real Madrid’s 138

October 28, 2017 6:45 PM Phil Foden: Who is England's 17-year-old World Cup hero?

If you're reading this, you will want to know more about Phil Foden. Put simply, the 17-year-old, shrewdly dubbed "the Stockport Iniesta" by one fan on Twitter, is the jewel of the Manchester City academy. He is the one young player earmarked to make the huge leap in quality and earn a place in Pep Guardiola's first-team in the coming years. In fact, he already 123

October 28, 2017 6:41 PM How Manchester City starlet helped England beat Spain 5-2 in U17 World Cup final

Manchester City starlet Phil Foden scored twice as England came from behind to crush Spain 5-2 in the Under 17 World Cup final on Sunday. Victory added to England’s growing list of youth honours – they have won the Under 20 World Cup and European Under 19 championship this year – and was revenge for losing the Under 17 European Championship final to Spain 106

October 24, 2017 10:56 PM Pep Guardiola calls Mitre league cup ball 'unacceptable' after Norwich win

MANCHESTER -- Pep Guardiola said the match ball was "unacceptable" after Manchester City scraped past Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Carabao Cup on a penalty shootout. City were held to a 0-0 draw by the Championship leaders and only made it through to the fifth round 4-1 on penalties after Claudio Bravo saved two spot kicks. The tie was played with the Mitre 150

October 24, 2017 10:53 AM Ronaldo eyes more FIFA success as Real Madrid dominate awards

Cristiano Ronaldo has set his sights on a “lucky seventh” piece of FIFA silverware after collecting his fifth Men’s Player of the Year award on Monday. Ronaldo’s Real Madrid side, who won both La Liga and the Champions League last season, dominated the 2017 Best FIFA football awards at a star-studded ceremony in London on Monday. The Portuguese ace has scored 120