manchester united can be champions under mourinho, says cantona

former manchester united great eric cantona has backed jose mourinho's squad to get back to challenging for top honours, three years since they last won the premier league. manchester can still be champions. jose mourinho is a successful ma

2016-10-12 07:31:40  

lionel messi back in barcelona training after injury

lionel messi returned to training with barcelona on wednesday following three weeks out with a groin injury. france international defender samuel umtiti also returned to training according to a statement on the catalan giants' website. &quo

2016-10-12 07:21:58  

guardiola provides creative freedom, says aguero

(reuters) - manchester city manager pep guardiola's coaching style is giving sergio aguero more freedom up front, despite the spaniard being "picky about everything", the striker said. aguero, who missed a penalty in argentina

2016-10-12 06:55:19  

soccer-romania players complain of burglary in kazakhstan

bucharest, oct 12 (reuters) - romania players said cash and personal items were stolen from their hotel rooms ahead of the 2018 world cup qualifier in kazakhstan on wednesday. "we didn't find out who stole the money and all the objects,&quo

2016-10-12 05:56:00  

soccer-guardiola provides creative freedom, says aguero

manchester city manager pep guardiola's coaching style is giving sergio aguero more freedom up front, despite the spaniard being "picky about everything", the striker said. aguero, who missed a penalty in argentina's 1-0 defeat by para

2016-10-12 05:39:52  

fading world cup hopes a rude awakening for china's soccer dream

(repeats to additional customers, no changes to text) * china coach resigns after loss to uzbekistan * china invested billions in promoting soccer * china investors seek stakes in european clubs by adam jourdan shanghai, oct 12 (reuters) - china

2016-10-12 05:30:02  

germany cruise to 2-0 win over northern ireland

world champions germany struck twice in four first-half minutes to beat northern ireland 2-0 in their 2018 world cup qualifier on tuesday and stretch their winning run in group c with their best ever start in a tournament qualification. julian d

2016-10-12 04:31:01  

inspired hart earns sloppy england a point in slovenia

england were indebted to inspired keeper joe hart as they stumbled to a 0-0 draw in slovenia in world cup qualifying group f on tuesday -- a result which ended their 14-game winning sequence in qualifying matches. hart on loan with torino after

2016-10-12 04:02:24  

lethal lewandowski keeps poland on course

robert lewandowski struck in the fifth minute of stoppage time to give poland a dramatic 2-1 home win over 10-man armenia in a world cup group e qualifier on tuesday. the result kept poland on course to reach the 32-team finals in russia, as it

2016-10-12 03:54:08  

liverpool bid to end woeful league run against united

liverpool will be looking to end a dismal premier league run against manchester united and build on a promising start to the campaign with victory over their bitter north west rivals on monday. resurgent liverpool are three points ahead of unite

2016-10-12 03:47:34  

soccer-under-fire strachan says scotland players 'rejuvenate' him

scotland manager gordon strachan remains keen to protect his players from scrutiny despite the intensified pressure leaving his job hanging in the balance after tuesday's 3-0 world cup qualifier defeat by slovakia. the 59-year-old received a two

2016-10-12 03:45:51  

argentina sorely miss messi in paraguay defeat

argentina, lacking the inspiration of injured captain lionel messi, suffered a humiliating setback in their world cup qualifying campaign when they lost 1-0 at home to paraguay on tuesday. paraguay stunned the twice world champions with a fast b

2016-10-12 03:39:12  

discarded niasse keen to make toffees move stick

(reuters) - senegalese striker oumar niasse remains determined to make an impact at everton, confident he can cope with the demands of the premier league despite being frozen out by manager ronald koeman. the 26-year-old niasse, who has been for

2016-10-12 03:28:39  

soccer-discarded niasse keen to make toffees move stick

senegalese striker oumar niasse remains determined to make an impact at everton, confident he can cope with the demands of the premier league despite being frozen out by manager ronald koeman. the 26-year-old niasse, who has been forced to train

2016-10-12 03:10:50  

algeria fire coach after disappointing world cup result

milovan rajevac became the second coaching casualty of the opening round of african world cup group qualifiers at the weekend when he was sacked by algeria on tuesday. the country's football federation announced the decision in the wake of

2016-10-12 02:32:29  

soccer-stielike rues lack of bite as toothless korea stumble

south korea head coach uli stielike bemoaned the lack of a cutting edge striker after his side offered little threat going forward in tuesday's 1-0 world cup qualifying defeat to iran in tehran. asia section group a leaders iran dominated the cl

2016-10-12 02:20:46  

reuters sports schedule at 0600 gmt on wednesday, oct 12

reuters sports schedule at 0600 gmt on wednesday (times gmt): soccer world cup qualifiers south america argentina ponder failings when messi is unavailable argentina lick the wounds of a shock home defeat by paraguay and ponder their failings as

2016-10-12 02:00:01  

soccer-algeria fire coach after disappointing world cup result

milovan rajevac became the second coaching casualty of the opening round of african world cup group qualifiers at the weekend when he was sacked by algeria on tuesday. the country's football federation announced the decision in the wake of the 1

2016-10-12 01:20:09  

green shows dual citizens' spark in us football draw with n. zealand

german-born julian green scored his second goal in as many matches for the united states in a 1-1 draw with new zealand, showing critics of dual-citizen players on jurgen klinsmann's squad how much america means to him. the 21-year-old baye

2016-10-12 12:30:50  

china football coach gao hongbo quits after uzbek defeat

china's national football coach gao hongbo announced his resignation after a 2-0 defeat to uzbekistan left the perennially underachieving side's hopes of reaching russia 2018 hanging by a thread. the loss in tashkent on tuesday left te

2016-10-12 12:21:46  

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