AS Roma needed a hugely controversial penalty, converted by Daniele De Rossi six minutes from the end of the extra time, to see off modest Empoli 2-1 in the Italian Cup last 16 on Tuesday. The penalty was awarded when Empoli’s Piotr Zielinski slid in [...]
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Manchester City and Ivory Coast midfield star Yaya Toure on Thursday became the first player to win four successive African Footballer of the Year awards. The 31-year-old beat off the challenge of Gabon and Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-EmerickAubameyang and Nigeria goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama, who plays [...]
Neymar’s double helped Barcelona cruise to a 5-0 victory in the first leg of their King’s Cup last 16 tie against Elche on Thursday to ease the pressure on coach Luis Enrique. The Brazilian put the Catalan club ahead after 34 minutes when he fired [...]
A parade of powerful Asian soccer officials lined up to back Sepp Blatter’s bid for a fifth consecutive term as Fifa president on Friday, underlining the task candidate Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein has in unseating the Swiss incumbent. The Jordanian prince’s decision to run for [...]