Ukraine qualify for Euro 2024: ‘The world is going to watch and see we never give up’

[ad_1] More than 40 members of Ukraine’s national-team party were spread around the centre circle of Wroclaw’s Tarczynski Arena. Players, coaches and backroom staff locked their gaze on the 30,000 spectators sporting blue and yellow as they revved up their version of the Viking thunderclap. Iceland, the architects of that celebration during the 2016 European … Read more

USMNT 2, Mexico 0: Takeaways from the Nations League final

[ad_1] The United States men’s national team has won its third straight CONCACAF Nations League final with a 2-0 win over Mexico at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Tex. Tyler Adams opened the scoring just before halftime with a long-range thunderbolt on his first start for the U.S. in about a year and a half, while … Read more

Cristiano Ronaldo’s fragile ego is rather sad for someone who has achieved so much

[ad_1] A clip did the rounds on social media after the Carabao Cup final last weekend. We won’t share it here because the dum-dums responsible don’t need any more attention than they have already received, but it essentially involved some supposed Liverpool fans near the steps up to the Wembley Royal Box filming the defeated … Read more

‘They would have been angry if we had won’ – The tiny Brazilian club who fooled North Korea

[ad_1] Everyone seems to have a slightly different estimate of how many people were outside the stadium on that strange November afternoon, but the consensus is that it was a lot. As the bus crept through the crowd, the Brazilian footballers on board stared out of the windows. Locals — tens of thousands of them, … Read more

Dani Alves – from 43 trophies to four years in prison

[ad_1] Dani Alves, who was this morning sentenced to four and a half years in prison in Spain after being found guilty of sexual assault, was, until very recently, one of global football’s golden boys. An exuberant, technical right-back, he was a major part of the Barcelona team that set new standards in the European … Read more

World Cup ticket guide: Are they for sale? How do I get one? How much do they cost?

[ad_1] The next World Cup will be jointly hosted by the U.S., Canada and Mexico and will take place from June 11 to July 19, 2026. It will be the first tournament to include 48 teams, expanded from the previous number of 32, meaning there will be more games than ever — 104 in total. … Read more

Bay FC sign Kundananji from Madrid CFF for world-record fee

[ad_1] National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) side Bay FC have signed Zambia forward Racheal Kundananji from Madrid CFF for a world-record fee.  A source with knowledge of negotiations, who is granted anonymity to protect relationships, confirmed to The Athletic that the fee for the 23-year-old is €735,000 ($785,000). She has signed a contract until 2027 … Read more

Son Heung-min, Lee Kang-in and the row that dislocated a finger and rocked South Korea’s Asian Cup

[ad_1] The physical altercation that left Tottenham Hotspur and South Korea captain Son Heung-min with a dislocated finger had been a good few weeks in the making. The South Korea camp for the Asian Cup played in Qatar over the past month or so had been far from harmonious, with splits everywhere you looked. Manager … Read more

Mallory Swanson returns to USWNT as training player ahead of W Gold Cup

[ad_1] U.S. women’s national team coach Twila Kilgore has named her 23-player roster for the upcoming CONCACAF W Gold Cup, with three additional training players that will participate in the pre-tournament camp, including forward Mallory Swanson. This will be Swanson’s official return to the national team environment following her recovery from a torn patellar tendon … Read more