Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho admitted on Monday he had a poor season with Barcelona over the last 10 months but insisted it would serve as a “lesson” for the future.
Uruguay demonstrated a winning attitude and mentality in their 1-0 Copa America success over Chile on Monday that gave them top spot in Group C, match-winner Edinson Cavani said.
Chile coach Reinaldo Rueda faces a Copa America dilemma on Monday: either rest star forward Alexis Sanchez, or go all-out for top spot in Group C.
Just hours after scoring in Brazil’s 5-0 thrashing of Peru at the Copa America, Dani Alves announced he was leaving Paris Saint-Germain.
Italian powerhouses Juventus are on the hunt for star Dutch defender and Ajax captain Matthijs de Ligt and are reportedly prepared to pay more than 70 million euros, according to De Telegraaf newspaper Saturday.
Alexis Sanchez put a miserable club season with Manchester United behind him as he sent Chile into the Copa America quarter-finals with the winning goal in Friday’s 2-1 win over Ecuador.

world soccer Barcelona to host Arsenal in Gamper Trophy

Barcelona will host Arsenal in the Joan Gamper Trophy on August 4, an annual pre-season game at Camp Nou.

world soccer Cech makes Chelsea return as technical advisor

Petr Cech will return to Chelsea in an advisory role after retiring from his duties as a goalkeeper last month, aged 37.

world soccer Spain’s Fernando Torres announces retirement

Fernando Torres, the former Atletico Madrid, Liverpool and Chelsea forward who won the World Cup with Spain, announced Friday he was retiring.

world soccer Messi focussing on positives as Argentina’s Copa hopes hang by thread

Lionel Messi was looking at a glass half full after his penalty kept alive Argentina’s hopes of reaching the Copa America knock-out stages following a 1-1 draw with Paraguay.

world soccer Victor Wanyama, from Nairobi streets to Champions League finalist

Victor Wanyama, who played until his bare feet bled on the streets of Nairobi as a child, will on Sunday make his Africa Cup of Nations bow, a few weeks after helping Tottenham to the Champions League final.

world soccer Japan, Uruguay draw after new VAR controversy

Two goals from Koji Miyoshi helped Japan secure a hard-earned point in a 2-2 draw with Uruguay at the Copa America on Thursday.

world soccer Fifa reveal plan to fix football in Africa

Fifa general secretary Fatma Samoura looks likely to be appointed as a “High Commissioner for Africa” in the wake of governance issues that have troubled football in the region.

world soccer Ex-PSG defender Maxwell denies assault

Brazilian police said Thursday they were investigating  alleged assault by former Paris Saint-Germain left-back Maxwell on his former wife.

world soccer Messi rescues Argentina as Paraguay pay penalty

A Lionel Messi penalty salvaged a 1-1 draw for Argentina against Paraguay on Wednesday as the two-time world champions once again struggled at the Copa America.

world soccer Enrique steps down as Spain coach, replaced by assistant Moreno

Luis Enrique has stepped down as Spain coach for personal reasons and will be replaced by his assistant Roberto Moreno, the Spanish Football Federation announced on Wednesday.

world soccer Mendy honoured to join Zidane’s Real Madrid

Ferland Mendy has said it will be an honour to play for a “legend” like Zinedine Zidane after Real Madrid’s new left-back was unveiled at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday.

world soccer Neymar three-match Champions League ban confirmed

UEFA first imposed the ban in April before PSG contested the decision, but a final decision was delivered on Wednesday.

world soccer Walker extends Man City contract to 2024

Manchester City right-back Kyle Walker extended his contract with the Premier League champions to 2024 on Wednesday.

world soccer Hummels rejoins Borussia Dortmund from Bayern

Bayern Munich confirmed on Wednesday that veteran defender Mats Hummels is to rejoin Borussia Dortmund, as Bayern continue to overhaul their squad ahead of next season.


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