American Soccer News for 23 Sep 2022
Spain's federation rejected the players' demand to fire the coach, Jorge Vilda, and said the players must apologize as a condition of their return to the team.
Canada has three exhibition games left to work out the kinks before opening the tournament at the Ahmad bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar on Nov. 23
The Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) says 15 players will resign from the women’s national team due to the impacts on their “emotional state” and “health” while... Jorge Vilda remains as coach. Vilda has an agreement to remain as coach until 2024 and RFEF president Luis Rubiales has yet to dismiss the boss despite calls earlier in September for his […] The post Fifteen Spain players announce intention to resign if Vilda remains in charge of women´s team appeared first on Soccer News.
Roberto Martinez revealed Eden Hazard informed him he must “pay for a dinner party” following his red card in Belgium’s Nations League win over Wales. The Red Devils kept their hopes... of reaching the Nations League Finals alive with a 2-1 victory in Brussels; Kevin De Bruyne and Michy Batshuayi on target at King Baudouin […] The post Hazard tells Martinez he must ´pay for dinner party´ after red card in win over Wales appeared first on Soccer News.
Didier Deschamps hailed France for responding with a 2-0 victory despite having “little time to prepare” to face Austria in the Nations League. Paul Pogba, N’Golo Kante and Hugo... Lloris were among the notable absentees for injury-hit France, while recent Barcelona recruit Jules Kounde limped off in Thursday’s Nations League clash. But Kylian Mbappe powered home in […] The post Deschamps credits France response after ´little time to prepare´ for Austria win appeared first on Soccer News.
Adam Szalai’s sublime finish kept Hungary on course for the Nations League Finals as they beat Germany 1-0 in Leipzig. Captain Szalai struck almost midway through the first half on Friday to... give his side an impressive victory that keeps them two points clear at the top of Group A3. Marco Rossi’s side will qualify for next year’s Finals if they […] The post Germany 0-1 Hungary: Szalai keeps Rossi´s side on course for Finals appeared first on Soccer News.
England suffered relegation to League B in the Nations League after a 1-0 defeat to Italy, a result which also equalled their worst run of form in eight years. Giacomo Raspadori curled home the only... meaningful attempt of the game for the hosts, capitalising on sloppy defending from Kyle Walker, who provided too much space […] The post Italy 1-0 England: Raspadori strike relegates England to increase World Cup worries appeared first on Soccer News.
Richarlison scored twice as Brazil beat Ghana 3-0 in Le Havre, an early tease of the Selecao’s strength before they go after a sixth World Cup title. Neymar pulled the strings in the first half,... setting up both of Tottenham frontman Richarlison’s goals after Marquinhos put them into an early lead. There was a late booking for […] The post Brazil 3-0 Ghana: Richarlison and Marquinhos sink Black Stars in Le Havre friendly, as Neymar shines appeared first on Soccer News.
Jude Bellingham and Phil Foden were the shining lights for England on a dismal night in Italy as Gareth Southgate's side were relegated in the Nations League.
Gareth Southgate says he understands the boos directed at him from England fans but believes the 1-0 defeat to Italy was a step in the right direction.
Chelsea Women head coach Emma Hayes expects this to be a "blockbuster weekend" of WSL action, with her champions hoping to bounce back against Manchester City on Sunday, live on Sky Sports.
Alexia Putellas has backed the 15 players who are refusing to play for Spain women’s national team boss Jorge Vilda, after the federation doubled down on its support for the coach. Ballon... d’Or winner and Barcelona superstar Putellas effectively joined the rebellion on Friday, posting a statement from the disenchanted group. Spain’s football federation, the RFEF, was accused in […] The post Ballon d´Or winner Putellas joins Spain rebellion after RFEF doubles down on support for coach Vilda appeared first on Soccer News.
Spain Women's players have denied asking the Spanish FA (RFEF) to sack their coach Jorge Vilda.
Spanish football chiefs threw their support behind women’s coach Jorge Vilda on Friday, siding with him ahead of 15 players who announced they would not play for the national team again while he... remains in charge. Ana Alvarez, director of women’s football at Spain’s national federation, the RFEF, said Vilda’s position was “unquestionable”. She confirmed the […] The post Spanish football chiefs double down on Vilda support after 15 players make coach complaint appeared first on Soccer News.
Whatever team may be playing, Evertonians are known for their passionate backing - and it is vital for any new manager or player to understand what motivates that support.
Robin Gosens has revealed he rejected a move to Bayer Leverkusen as he is determined to establish himself at Inter. Injury woes have meant Gosens has made only three starts since joining the... Nerazzurri from Serie A rivals Atalanta in January. Leverkusen wanted to sign the wing-back before the transfer window closed at the start of […] The post Gosens determined to make Inter impact after snubbing Leverkusen appeared first on Soccer News.
Careless and unthreatening, the Americans came up short in one of their final preparation matches before they head to Qatar in November.
Arsenal boss Jonas Eidevall believes years of effort and investment have paid off as the Gunners prepare to shatter the Women’s Super League attendance record against Tottenham. Over 50,000 fans... are expected at Emirates Stadium for Saturday’s north London derby, as WSL clubs seek to build on the shining success of England’s home Euro 2022 triumph. A […] The post Arsenal crusading efforts hailed as WSL record crowd set to watch Spurs derby appeared first on Soccer News.
Last weekend, Deanne Rose was forced off the pitch a mere 20 minutes into Reading FC's opening match of the English Women's Super League in what was later revealed Achilles rupture. The injury puts... the Canadian's international career on temporary hold, and could impact her playing status for the 2023 World Cup.
Lyon have denied issuing an ultimatum to coach Peter Bosz, with the Ligue 1 giants also rejecting reports of captain Alexandre Lacazette making tactical complaints. After taking 13 points from their... opening five games this season, Lyon have slumped to three successive defeats, losing to Lorient, Monaco and Paris Saint-Germain. Former Ajax, Borussia Dortmund and Bayer Leverkusen […] The post Lyon defend Bosz and deny Lacazette complained about tactics as results nose-dived appeared first on Soccer News.
Cristiano Ronaldo has been charged by The Football Association (FA) over an incident involving an Everton fan following Manchester United’s loss at Goodison Park last season. A video emerged on... social media of United forward Ronaldo appearing to smash a supporter’s phone as he left the field after Everton’s 1-0 Premier League win in April. […] The post Ronaldo charged by FA over phone incident involving Everton fan appeared first on Soccer News.
Ciro Immobile joined Italy’s injury list ahead of Friday’s Nations League encounter with England. The Lazio striker has suffered a muscle injury and was not included in the Azzurri’s... squad list for the game at San Siro. Midfielder Sandro Tonali left the European champions’ training camp on the day of the match as he has […] The post Injury-hit Italy lose Immobile for England clash appeared first on Soccer News.
Japan stepped up their World Cup preparations with a deserved 2-0 friendly win over the United States on Friday, as Gregg Berhalter’s team produced a flat performance in Dusseldorf, Germany.... With Chelsea’s Christian Pulisic left out after sustaining a minor injury in training, the USA struggled from the first whistle and fell behind to Daichi Kamada’s […] The post Japan 2-0 United States: Kamada and Mitoma fire Samurai Blue to deserved win appeared first on Soccer News.
A woman had sex with Jack Grealish on the night it is alleged she was raped by Benjamin Mendy's friend Louis Saha Matturie, a court has heard.
Arsene Wenger believes Arsenal have a “good chance” of mounting a serious challenge for the Premier League title this season, and has praised Mikel Arteta for returning a sense of identity... to the club. Arsenal hold a one-point advantage over Manchester City and Tottenham at the top of the Premier League table, having won six of […] The post Wenger predicts Premier League title challenge for Arsenal appeared first on Soccer News.