Andrew Downie

Soccer: Brazilian women unable to emulate U.S. footballers in equality battle

09 Apr 2019

Brazil's female footballers have made great strides in growing their domestic game but they lack the organisation to emulate the United States team and demand the same pay and conditions as men, defender Erika told Reuters on Tuesday.

Jamaica to host matches in this year's Gold Cup

03 Apr 2019

Jamaica will host two matches in this year's Gold Cup, becoming the third country to help organise the expanded tournament, the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) said on Tuesday.

Soccer: Arsenal join Chelsea in Europa quarters, Inter go out

15 Mar 2019

LONDON Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang struck twice as his side beat Stade Rennes 3-0 to reach the Europa League quarter-finals and join Chelsea, who earlier on Thursday thrashed Dynamo Kiev 5-0 with a hat-trick from Oliver Giroud.

Soccer-Giroud hat-trick leads Chelsea into Europa quarters

15 Mar 2019

LONDON, March 14 A perfect hat-trick from Olivier Giroud helped Chelsea overcome Dynamo Kiev 5-0 and cruise into the Europa League quarter-finals on Thursday where they will be joined by Napoli and Valencia.

Soccer: Brazil bring in Ajax winger Neres for injured Vinicius Jnr

09 Mar 2019

Brazil have drafted Ajax Amsterdam winger David Neres into their squad for the first time to replace the injured Vinicius Jnr, the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) said on Friday.

Chelsea too strong for Kiev, Arsenal slump at Rennes

08 Mar 2019

Chelsea outclassed Dynamo Kiev 3-0 in the first leg of their Europa League last-16 tie on Thursday but Arsenal face an uphill task to make the quarter-finals after slumping to a 3-1 defeat at French club Rennes.

Soccer-10-man Arsenal slump in Rennes, Sevilla held

08 Mar 2019

March 7 Arsenal took an early lead but a red card for Sokratis Papastathopoulos changed the game as the Gunners slumped to a 3-1 defeat at Rennes on a night of tightly-contested Europa League last-16 first-leg ties on Thursday.

Soccer: Arsenal lose at BATE as Chelsea, Napoli and Inter win in Europa League

15 Feb 2019

Arsenal suffered a shock 1-0 defeat at BATE Borisov on a night forward Alexandre Lacazette will want to forget after being sent off late on, while Chelsea, Inter Milan and Napoli all won away in Europa League last 32 first-leg ties on Thursday.

Soccer-Arsenal lose at BATE as Inter, Sevilla and Benfica win in Europa League

15 Feb 2019

Feb 14 Arsenal suffered a 1-0 defeat at BATE Borisov on a night forward Alexandre Lacazette will want to forget after being sent off late on, while Inter Milan, Sevilla and Benfica won away in the first legs of the Europa League last 32 on Thursday.

Pele pays tribute to goalkeeping magic of 'blue phantom' Banks

12 Feb 2019

SAO PAULO Pele and Gordon Banks will forever be connected by the save of the century in Mexico in 1970, and the Brazilian legend explained exactly why on Tuesday as he paid tribute to a "fine human being" and "a goalkeeper with magic."

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