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Subject: World Football (Soccer)

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/27/18 at 11:06 am

Germany has beaten Turkey to host Euro 2024 after a vote by Uefa's executive committee on Thursday. The two countries made final bid presentations before voting took place in Nyon, Switzerland. The decision means Germany will stage the European Championship for the first time as a unified country, with West Germany having hosted the 1988 tournament. Turkey is yet to host a major international football tournament. It has seen previous attempts to host the Euros in 2008, 2012 and 2016 fail, as well as the 2020 Summer Olympics. Germany staged the 2006 World Cup.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/45666950

Subject: Re: World Football (Soccer)

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/13/19 at 2:01 am

Champions League: Juventus 3-0 Atletico Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo once again underlined his worth in Europe's elite competition as his hat-trick overturned a 2-0 first-leg deficit against Atletico Madrid to send Juventus into the Champions League last eight.

Subject: Re: World Football (Soccer)

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/20/19 at 4:49 pm

International Friendly: Germany 1-1 Serbia

Joachim Low's new-look side were booed as they exited the pitch 1-0 down at half-time, but Leon Goretzka rescued it for his side.

Subject: Re: World Football (Soccer)

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/26/19 at 12:04 pm

Montenegro have been ordered to play their next home match behind closed doors following the racist abuse of England players by some of their supporters in a Euro 2020 qualifier in Podgorica in March.

Subject: Re: World Football (Soccer)

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/29/19 at 9:30 am

Czech international striker Josef Sural has been killed after a bus carrying several of Turkish club Aytemiz Alanyaspor's players crashed. Sural, 28, died at the hospital where he and six of his team-mates were taken after a bus carrying them back from a game at Kayserispor crashed on Sunday. Ex-Cardiff and QPR defender Steven Caulker was on the bus and is unharmed physically but emotionally distraught. Chairman Hasan Cavusoglu claimed the driver had fallen asleep at the wheel.

Subject: Re: World Football (Soccer)

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/23/19 at 3:22 am

Plans to expand the 2022 World Cup to 48 teams have been abandoned by FIFA. FIFA president Gianni Infantino said last year the expansion from 32 teams could be brought forward from 2026 to the 2022 tournament in Qatar. The change would have required Qatar to share hosting duties with other countries in the region. World football's governing body said after a "thorough and comprehensive consultation process" the change "could not be made now".

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/48373886

Subject: Re: World Football (Soccer)

Written By: MyAdidas on 06/07/19 at 10:17 pm

Host France win opener 4-0 in WWC.

Subject: Re: World Football (Soccer)

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/10/19 at 7:53 am

England's win over Scotland (2-1) in the Women's World Cup on Sunday was the UK's most watched women's football match of all time, drawing a peak of 6.1m viewers on BBC television.

Subject: Re: World Football (Soccer)

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/10/19 at 4:34 pm

Republic of Ireland moved five points clear at the top of Group D in their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign with a laboured 2-0 win against Gibraltar.

Subject: Re: World Football (Soccer)

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/14/19 at 4:52 pm

Scotland's chances of qualifying from their Women's World Cup group hang by a thread after defeat by Japan (2-1).

Subject: Re: World Football (Soccer)

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/14/19 at 5:03 pm

England booked their place in the Women's World Cup knockout stages after beating a resolute Argentina (1-0) thanks to Jodie Taylor's first goal in 14 months.

Subject: Re: World Football (Soccer)

Written By: MyAdidas on 06/14/19 at 11:39 pm


England booked their place in the Women's World Cup knockout stages after beating a resolute Argentina (1-0) thanks to Jodie Taylor's first goal in 14 months.


Not enough celebrations in that one.

Subject: Re: World Football (Soccer)

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/15/19 at 5:15 am


Not enough celebrations in that one.
I have not been watching the matches, due they celebrate ott?

Subject: Re: World Football (Soccer)

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/15/19 at 11:03 am

The Netherlands confirmed their place in the World Cup knockout stage with a game to spare as they beat Cameroon (3-1) at the Stade du Hainaut in Valenciennes.

Subject: Re: World Football (Soccer)

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/15/19 at 4:35 pm

Canada enjoyed a comfortable victory over New Zealand (2-0) to secure their place in the last 16 of the Women's World Cup.

Subject: Re: World Football (Soccer)

Written By: MyAdidas on 06/21/19 at 2:57 am

USA beat Sweden 2-0. VAR is roaring again.

Subject: Re: World Football (Soccer)

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/02/19 at 6:02 am


USA beat Sweden 2-0. VAR is roaring again.
Into the semi-finals to play England today!

Subject: Re: World Football (Soccer)

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/02/19 at 8:48 am


Into the semi-finals to play England today!
The other semi final being played tomorrow will be The Netherlands v Sweden.

Subject: Re: World Football (Soccer)

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/02/19 at 2:48 pm


Into the semi-finals to play England today!
At half-time, USA lead England by 2-1

Subject: Re: World Football (Soccer)

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/02/19 at 3:55 pm


At half-time, USA lead England by 2-1
Oh dear, it's the same score with 90 minutes gone, and with 5 minutes added...

Subject: Re: World Football (Soccer)

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/02/19 at 4:30 pm


Oh dear, it's the same score with 90 minutes gone, and with 5 minutes added...
England's dreams of reaching their first Women's World Cup final were dashed as Steph Houghton's late penalty was saved in a dramatic semi-final loss to holders the United States.

Final score: USA 2-1 England

Subject: Re: World Football (Soccer)

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/03/19 at 12:15 am

Today's semi-final in the Women's World Cup is The Netherlands v Sweden.

Subject: Re: World Football (Soccer)

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/03/19 at 3:18 am


England's dreams of reaching their first Women's World Cup final were dashed as Steph Houghton's late penalty was saved in a dramatic semi-final loss to holders the United States.

Final score: USA 2-1 England
England's players left "their hearts and souls on the pitch" in their Women's World Cup semi-final defeat by the USA, said boss Phil Neville.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/48847534

Subject: Re: World Football (Soccer)

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/03/19 at 2:53 pm


Today's semi-final in the Women's World Cup is The Netherlands v Sweden.
At half-time, the score is 0-0

Subject: Re: World Football (Soccer)

Written By: nally on 07/08/19 at 4:30 pm

The 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup concludes with the United States (Golden Ball winner: Megan Rapinoe) defeating the Netherlands in the final.

Subject: Re: World Football (Soccer)

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/09/19 at 1:14 am


The 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup concludes with the United States (Golden Ball winner: Megan Rapinoe) defeating the Netherlands in the final.
Highlights of the match.

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Subject: Re: World Football (Soccer)

Written By: CatwomanofV on 07/09/19 at 3:36 pm

I am not what you would call a sports fan, though I have been known to watch a baseball game or two. I was the first girl to play soccer for my high school way back in the dark ages yet I don't really follow the sport. But this team has really touched my soul (which I'm sure it has to a lot of people). I must admit when I see these champions (in EVERY meaning of the word), I get teary-eyed. These women are truly an inspiration to my country and to the world. Not only did they prove that they can do anything men can do-only better, they are also fighting for ALL women. A few years ago it was astroturf and now it is equal pay.

FIFA had better realize that these women are a force to contend with.


Cat

Subject: Re: World Football (Soccer)

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/09/19 at 3:46 pm


I am not what you would call a sports fan, though I have been known to watch a baseball game or two. I was the first girl to play soccer for my high school way back in the dark ages yet I don't really follow the sport. But this team has really touched my soul (which I'm sure it has to a lot of people). I must admit when I see these champions (in EVERY meaning of the word), I get teary-eyed. These women are truly an inspiration to my country and to the world. Not only did they prove that they can do anything men can do-only better, they are also fighting for ALL women. A few years ago it was astroturf and now it is equal pay.

FIFA had better realize that these women are a force to contend with.


Cat
All of the matches were shown live in the UK on television, and the following the Women's World Cup was tremendous, pubs were full when watch live on screens, and, to quote the BBC:

"A record-breaking 28.1m people watched BBC coverage of the Women's World Cup on television and online. That is 47% of the UK population, with England's semi-final loss to the USA attracting the highest live TV audience of 2019 so far with 11.7m."

Subject: Re: World Football (Soccer)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/05/19 at 8:59 am

Women's International Friendly

England 1-2 Brazil

England's World Cup homecoming was spoiled by Brazil as the Lionesses' poor run of form continued in front of a record crowd for a match outside Wembley.

Subject: Re: World Football (Soccer)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/09/19 at 4:19 pm

Argentina came back from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Germany in a friendly in Dortmund. In a repeat of the 2014 World Cup final, the hosts raced into an early lead when Serge Gnabry poked home in the 15th minute before Kai Havertz side-footed in seven minutes later. But Argentina fought back after the break as substitute Lucas Alario's header halved the deficit. Debutant Lucas Ocampos secured the draw with a deflected strike late on.

Subject: Re: World Football (Soccer)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/13/19 at 8:22 am

England manager Gareth Southgate is considering returning to the three-man defence that helped his side reach the 2018 World Cup semi-finals. Group A leaders England face Bulgaria in a Euro 2020 qualifier on Monday (19:45 BST), three days after being beaten 2-1 in the Czech Republic. Defensive errors were punished in their first loss in a qualifier since 2009. "We're very aware and assessing those things," said Southgate on a potential change in defensive tactics.

Subject: Re: World Football (Soccer)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/13/19 at 3:02 pm

John McGinn scored his first career hat-trick as Scotland ended a run of four defeats with a straightforward win (6-0) over San Marino at a sodden Hampden.

Subject: Re: World Football (Soccer)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/13/19 at 4:05 pm

Gareth Bale's excellent equaliser helped Wales to hold 2018 World Cup finalists Croatia (1-) in a bad-tempered contest in Cardiff.

Subject: Re: World Football (Soccer)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/15/19 at 7:25 am

The Bulgarian prime minister has called for the head of the country's football association to resign after England players were racially abused in a European qualifier in Sofia on Monday.

Subject: Re: World Football (Soccer)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/15/19 at 1:43 pm


The Bulgarian prime minister has called for the head of the country's football association to resign after England players were racially abused in a European qualifier in Sofia on Monday.
The head of the country's football association has now resinged.

Subject: Re: World Football (Soccer)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/15/19 at 5:41 pm

The Republic of Ireland's hopes of qualifying automatically for Euro 2020 rest on next month's home game with Denmark after they lost in Switzerland (2-0).
Victory would have booked the Irish's place but Haris Seferovic and Edimilson Fernandes hit the goals. A win over the Danes on 18 November will secure qualification from Group D.

Subject: Re: World Football (Soccer)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/16/19 at 10:51 am

A record attendance for a women's match in the United Kingdom could be set after England announced their Wembley friendly against Germany has sold out. The game on 9 November at the 90,000-seat stadium could beat the previous record of 80,203 for the 2012 Olympic final between United States and Japan. The record for an England home match is 45,619 for the 3-0 defeat by Germany at Wembley in November 2014. During the 2012 Olympics, 70,584 also watched Great Britain beat Brazil 1-0.

Subject: Re: World Football (Soccer)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/16/19 at 12:56 pm


The Bulgarian prime minister has called for the head of the country's football association to resign after England players were racially abused in a European qualifier in Sofia on Monday.
Bulgarian police have identified 15 fans they suspect are responsible for subjecting black England players to racist abuse and arrested six of them. The nine not arrested are under police investigation, with three wanted. England's 6-0 Euro 2020 qualifier win over Bulgaria in Sofia was stopped twice in the first half following racist chanting by home supporters. "We do not tolerate such behaviour," Bulgaria Ministry of the Interior commissioner Georgi Hadzhiev said.

Subject: Re: World Football (Soccer)

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/27/19 at 11:31 am

Temporary concussion substitutions could be introduced for the first time at the Euro 2020 finals. The proposal to replace players if they are suspected of being concussed is on the agenda for the International Football Association Board's (IFAB) annual business meeting next Tuesday. It comes after new research found former professional footballers suffer disproportionately from brain disease. A similar protocol has already been introduced in rugby union.

Subject: Re: World Football (Soccer)

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/26/20 at 5:26 am

EUROPEAN FOOTBALL

Champions League - Round of 16 - 1st Leg

Napoli 1-1 Barcelona

Barcelona grabbed an away goal as they came from behind to draw against Napoli in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie in Italy.

Subject: Re: World Football (Soccer)

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/26/20 at 4:34 pm

EUROPEAN FOOTBALL

Champions League - Round of 16 - 1st Leg

Lyon 1-0 Juventus

Lyon produced a spirited display to take a surprise lead after the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie with Juventus.

Lyon produced a spirited display to take a surprise lead after the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie with Juventus.

Subject: Re: World Football (Soccer)

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/27/20 at 9:18 am

How Italian football is coping with the coronavirus

Italy's beloved football is feeling the impact. Fans have been wearing masks to matches, and games are being cancelled or played behind closed doors, dealing an economic blow to some clubs.

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/51653404

Subject: Re: World Football (Soccer)

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/05/20 at 8:23 am

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Inter Milan president Steven Zhang feels playing matches behind closed doors is the only practical way for football to continue in Italy until the coronavirus is under control.

Subject: Re: World Football (Soccer)

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/10/20 at 1:28 am

Shebelives Cup:

USA 2-0 England

England's defence of their SheBelieves Cup title got off to a disappointing start as two quick second-half goals condemned them to defeat against world champions the United States in Orlando.

Subject: Re: World Football (Soccer)

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/11/20 at 10:04 am

Roma say they will not be travelling to their Europa League tie with Sevilla on Thursday because their plane from Italy is not authorised to land in Spain. The last-16 first-leg game in Seville was already due to be played behind closed doors amid coronavirus fears.

Subject: Re: World Football (Soccer)

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/11/20 at 2:01 pm

Shebelives Cup:

Japan 0-1 England

Ellen White came off the bench to score a late winner as England beat Japan in their second SheBelieves Cup match in New Jersey.

Subject: Re: World Football (Soccer)

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/12/20 at 7:50 am

Shebelives Cup:

England 0-1 Spain

England's recent struggles continued with a late loss to Spain in their final SheBelieves Cup match in Frisco, Texas.

Subject: Re: World Football (Soccer)

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/15/20 at 2:05 pm

The Italian Football Federation has called for the postponement of Euro 2020 to give time to complete the Serie A season, which has been suspended because of coronavirus. Federation president Gabriele Gravina says the idea will be put to Uefa at an emergency meeting on Tuesday.

Subject: Re: World Football (Soccer)

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/16/20 at 11:35 am

A mini-tournament to decide the Champions League and Europa League will be one option put forward to ease fixture congestion caused by the coronavirus outbreak. European football's governing body, Uefa, is hosting a video conference with major stakeholders on Tuesday. Euro 2020 is set to be postponed to allow league seasons to be completed. A source close to the situation says all parties must be ready to sacrifice something to reach a solution. All 55 Uefa members, the boards of the European Club Association and the European Leagues, and a representative of world players' union Fifpro have been invited to Tuesday's meeting. The Uefa members will also hold an additional meeting to discuss their own reaction.

Subject: Re: World Football (Soccer)

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/23/20 at 2:04 pm

The finals of European football's biggest club competitions - the Champions League and Europa League tournaments - have been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak, governing body Uefa has announced. The men's and women's Champions League finals, plus the men's Europa League final, were all due to be played in May. No decision has yet been made on rearranged dates.

Subject: Re: World Football (Soccer)

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/01/20 at 9:53 am

All Champions League and Europa League matches have been suspended "until further notice" by Uefa because of the global coronavirus pandemic. All national team games in June have also been postponed, including play-off matches for Euro 2020 - already postponed to 2021 - and qualifying matches for the Women's Euro 2021. The European governing body's 55 member associations met on Wednesday. The Premier League is suspended until at least 30 April. The Euro 2020 play-offs are set to feature Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and Scotland.

Subject: Re: World Football (Soccer)

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/06/20 at 10:37 am

The German Bundesliga season can resume this month, Chancellor Angela Merkel has confirmed. It will become the first major league in Europe to return to competition, with a date for resumption to be confirmed by the German Football League (DFL) on Thursday. All matches will be played behind closed doors. With nine games remaining, Bayern Munich are top of the table, four points above Borussia Dortmund.

Subject: Re: World Football (Soccer)

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/11/20 at 8:20 am

The top-flight of professional football in Spain hopes to restart on 12 June, league president Javier Tebas has said. La Liga has been suspended since March but started testing players last week as it plans to resume training and play matches behind closed doors. Five players from across Spain's top two divisions tested positive on Sunday but Tebas says regular testing will mean “practically zero” risk to players during games. “I’d like it to be 12 June,” Tebas told Movistar. “But we have to be careful. It will depend on many factors such as a potential rise in infections, factors which don’t depend on football but on Spanish society." Spain is one of Europe's worst-hit countries but has begun easing its strict lockdown. Some Spaniards can meet at bars and restaurants from today.

Subject: Re: World Football (Soccer)

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/20 at 2:09 pm

The pandemic has left European football leagues in a state of flux as they figured out how to conclude their respective seasons. Today, the Belgian top flight, like its Dutch and French counterparts, provided closure to its own competition by announcing Club Bruges as champions. It was a fairly easy decision because the Club had a 15-point lead over Gent with one match left when the season was suspended. It was also announced that Waasland-Beveren would be relegated while Gent would enter next season's Champions League. The German Bundesliga restarts this weekend behind closed doors, while the English Premier League, Italian Serie A and Spain's La Liga are hoping to resume in the second week of June.

Subject: Re: World Football (Soccer)

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/23/20 at 3:12 am

Borussia Dortmund are hopeful of completing the signing of midfielder Jude Bellingham from Birmingham City. In August, Bellingham broke the record of former England striker Trevor Francis as Birmingham's youngest player, when he made his first team debut aged 16 years and 38 days. He scored the winner against Stoke on his debut and has made 36 appearances. Manchester United were among the clubs to show an interest in the England Under-17 international.

Subject: Re: World Football (Soccer)

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/25/20 at 11:15 am

Australia and New Zealand will host the 2023 Women's World Cup, FIFA has announced. The joint bid got the nod ahead of Colombia, which was the only other rival in the running after Brazil and Japan dropped out of the race earlier in June. The 2023 version will be the first in the women’s game to feature 32 sides - up from the current 24. The competition is scheduled to take place from July to August 2023.

Subject: Re: World Football (Soccer)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/13/20 at 9:39 am

Portugal and Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for coronavirus, the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) has announced. The 35-year-old is not showing any symptoms and has been sent home from international duty to self-isolate. Portugal face Sweden in a Nations League group game on Wednesday. The remainder of Fernando Santos' Portugal squad have tested negative for Covid-19 and are available for selection. Portugal played out a 0-0 draw with France in Paris on Sunday and are top of the group, level on points with the world champions.

Subject: Re: World Football (Soccer)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/14/20 at 3:54 am

New Zealand will not travel to Wembley to face England in an international friendly next month, because of travel and player availability complications.

Subject: Re: World Football (Soccer)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/14/20 at 6:21 am

Neymar moved second behind Pele in Brazil's all-time leading scorer list by scoring a hat-trick in their 2022 World Cup qualifying win over Peru. The Paris St-Germain forward scored his 64th international goal when he tapped in late on to complete a 4-2 win. Peru twice took the lead in Lima but Neymar scored two penalties to take his tally above Ronaldo, with Pele on 77. Everton's Richarlison also scored, nudging a header from Liverpool's Roberto Firminio header over the line. Neymar, 28, has scored his goals in 104 international appearances, while Pele played 92 times for his country.

Subject: Re: World Football (Soccer)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/15/20 at 3:13 am

Scotland are now thriving because the players are more willing to "bail each other out", says forward Ryan Fraser. Steve Clarke's side beat the Czech Republic 1-0 on Wednesday to go eight games unbeaten - their best run in 32 years.

Subject: Re: World Football (Soccer)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/15/20 at 4:25 am

Harry Maguire's miserable start to the season continued with a red card as England had two men sent off for the first time in their Nations League defeat by Denmark.

Subject: Re: World Football (Soccer)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/22/20 at 11:09 am

Champions League Group E Result (Tuesday)

Chelsea 0 v 0 Sevilla

Edouard Mendy has established himself as Chelsea's first-choice goalkeeper after again "showing his quality" in his side's goalless Champions League draw with Sevilla, says boss Frank Lampard.

Subject: Re: World Football (Soccer)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/22/20 at 12:15 pm

Champions League Group H Result (Tuesday):

Paris St-Germain 1 v 2 Manchester United

Marcus Rashford repeated his late heroics against Paris St-Germain with a superb winner as Manchester United marked their return to the Champions League with a fine win at the home of last season's beaten finalists.

Subject: Re: World Football (Soccer)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/22/20 at 1:17 pm

England will be among the top 10 European seeds when the draw is made for qualifying for the 2022 Fifa World Cup in Qatar on 7 December. A total of 55 European nations will take part in qualifying, with five groups containing six countries and a further five groups of five countries. Europe has 13 places for the tournament in 2022, which will be played between 21 November and 18 December. Qualifying in Africa, Asia and South America is already under way.

Subject: Re: World Football (Soccer)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/22/20 at 4:26 pm

Champions League Group J Result (Thursday):

Tottenham Hotspur 3 v 0 LASK

Striker Carlos Vinicius shone on his debut as Tottenham comfortably defeated Austrian side LASK in their opening Europa League Group J match.

Subject: Re: World Football (Soccer)

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/05/20 at 5:30 am

Champions League - Group D Result (Tuesday):

Atalanta 0 v 5 Liverpool

In-form Diogo Jota scored a terrific hat-trick as Liverpool made a big Champions League statement of intent with a stunning win at Atalanta.

Subject: Re: World Football (Soccer)

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/05/20 at 8:16 am

Champions League - Group E Result (Wednesday):

Chelsea 3 v 0 Rennes

Chelsea maintained their unbeaten Champions League start as they strolled to victory over Rennes at Stamford Bridge to continue their smooth progress towards the knockout stage.

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