Canada’s early exit from 2018 World Cup qualifying should spark many questions in any rigorous postmortem. The glaringly obvious are rarely asked: why do Canadian teams play in Major League Soccer, and how exactly does Canadian soccer benefit?
A five-year-old Sunderland fan’s fight against cancer has been boosted after Everton donated £200,000 to his cause, following Monday night’s victory over Sunderland.
Newcastle United hammered QPR 6-0 on Tuesday evening.
Spurs look set to enjoy a lucrative deal for the naming rights of their new stadium.
Matt Ritchie joined Newcastle United from Bournemouth during the summer transfer window.
As Monaco prepare to take on Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley on Wednesday, they have signalled their intention to lobby against the imminent revamp of the Champions League, which the club views as a “prototype of a Super League” in which “France is the big loser”.
The most revealing moment, perhaps, came in the small, airless room beneath the Jan Breydel Stadion where Wes Morgan was asked whether Leicester City, preparing for their first experience of the Champions League, could confound everyone again by winning the damn thing. “Why not?” Morgan asked, doing his best to sound like he meant it and unaware that, sitting in the seat to his right, Claudio Ranieri was trying, and failing, to keep a straight face. Leicester’s manager seemed to find the idea hilarious.
Arsenal’s destiny in Group A has a distance to run from here, but even in the glow of a second half rally on a horribly still, clingy night in Paris this still felt like a very Arsenal kind of night. Arsène Wenger’s team played with heart and grew into a game they looked to be losing from the opening 42 seconds.
Brendan Rodgers said that Barcelona “beat you up with the ball” on a night on which he likened the Camp Nou pitch to an ice-rink, the game whizzing past his helpless players. Celtic fell to a 7-0 defeat but their manager insisted that there was “no embarrassment” and that he could not have asked for any more from his team.
Arsène Wenger will stick to his policy of picking David Ospina in the Champions League after the Colombian goalkeeper’s inspired display frustrated Paris Saint-Germain and ensured Arsenal emerged from the trickiest trip of the group with an encouraging point.
Wayne Rooney believes there is a sense of the “old” Manchester United around the Premier League club and that the squad are confident they can compete strongly for the title.
Tottenham are reportedly considering a shock move for Danny Drinkwater.
Manchester United striker recalls Pogba's bruising impact in training.