Wales star Gareth Bale set to join MLS side Los Angeles FC

Wales forward Gareth Bale confirmed Sunday his move to Major League Soccer (MLS) side Los Angeles FC (LAFC) following his departure from La Liga champion Real Madrid. The 32-year-old, who signed for Spanish giants Real from Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur in 2013 for a then-record transfer fee of 100 million euros ($105.54 million), is … Read more

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance partners with Ronaldo in NFT push

Binance, the world’s biggest cryptocurrency exchange by trading volumes, said Thursday it has signed a partnership with Cristiano Ronaldo for the promotion of non-fungible tokens (NFTs). As part of the multi-year agreement, the Portuguese football star and Binance will create a series of NFT collections for sale on the company’s platform, the cryptocurrency exchange said, … Read more

NATO to provide security assistance for Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup

NATO will provide security support to Qatar during the 2022 FIFA World Cup, the 30-member military alliance confirmed Thursday. “The support will include training against threats posed by Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) materials, which will be delivered by Slovakia and NATO’s Joint CBRN Defense Center of Excellence in the Czech Republic,” the alliance … Read more

Galatasaray appoints Okan Buruk as new head coach in 2-year deal

Turkish Süper Lig giant Galatasaray has appointed former player-turned-coach Okan Buruk as his new head coach, the club confirmed Thursday. The position was left vacant after Domenec Torrent was sacked earlier this week. The Lions welcomed Buruk with a Twitter video message, showing a highlight reel of his playing career at Galatasaray. In an announcement … Read more

Argentina courts to try Maradona’s medical staff for homicide

Argentina courts will try eight members of late football great Diego Maradona’s medical team for homicide, according to a ruling released Wednesday following an investigation into his November 2020 death due to cardiac arrest. In the 236-page document seen by Reuters, the judge in charge of the case questioned “the behaviors – active or by … Read more

Over 1.2 million Qatar 2022 World Cup tickets sold so far

The Qatar 2022 football World Cup has sold more than 1.2 million tickets so far, the organizers said Wednesday. The most recent phase of ticket sales, a random selection draw, closed at the end of April. Over 23.5 million ticket requests came in, with the largest numbers from Argentina, Brazil, England, France, Mexico, Qatar, Saudi … Read more

German champ Bayern Munich signs Liverpool’s Sadio Mane for $42M

German Bundesliga champion Bayern Munich has completed the signing of Senegal forward Sadio Mane from Liverpool on a three-year contract, the club announced Wednesday. Bayern, who won a record-extending 10th straight league title last season, has reportedly agreed on a transfer worth about 40 million euros ($42.10 million), including add-ons, for the 30-year-old, who had … Read more

Argentine top-tier side Rosario Central names Tevez as new coach

A fortnight after retiring as a player, former Manchester United and Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez is back in football, this time as the head coach of Argentinian side Rosario Central. His appointment with Rosario Central was confirmed on Tuesday as the 38-year-old was handed his first coaching job by the top-flight club. Tevez, who … Read more

Inter extends Inzaghi contract, set to re-sign Lukaku on loan

Inter Milan coach Simone Inzaghi has signed a contract extension that will keep him at the club until 2024, the Serie A runner-up confirmed Tuesday. In a video released by Inter on social media, chairman Steven Zhang said Inzaghi would stay for “two more years” after extending his current deal with the club by a … Read more

UEFA dismisses French Champions League fake ticket numbers

A senior UEFA representative has rubbished French claims about the number of fake tickets in circulation during the chaotic scenes before last month’s Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid. Martin Kallen, general director of UEFA Events, said Tuesday he did not believe French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin’s claims made on May 28, that … Read more