Bulgaria v England: All eyes on UEFA after football’s ugly night

After a night English Football Association’s chairman Greg Clarke described as “one of the most appalling I’ve seen in football,” the pressing question now is: What punishment will Bulgaria face for some of its fans’ abhorrent behavior? The fallout has already begun. Bulgaria’s Prime Minister called for the president of the country’s football association to

Bulgaria football chief resigns after England players suffer racist abuse

The game was twice temporarily halted in the first half after England debutant Tyrone Mings alerted officials to the abuse being directed at both himself and his teammates from various parts of the Levski Stadium in Sofia. “Today, the president of the Bulgarian football association, Borislav Mihailov, handed in his resignation, which will be presented

Caf in Cameroon for 2020 Chan inspection

By NDI EUGENE NDIMore by this Author An inspection team from the Confederation of African Football (Caf) on Tuesday begins assessing Cameroon’s readiness to host the 2020 African Nations Championship (Chan). The seven-man delegation headed by Caf’s first vice president, Constant Omari will inspect the sporting infrastructure and accommodation facilities in the cities of Yaoundé,

Five things we learnt from Kenya, Uganda match

By SAMUEL GACHARIRAMore by this Author Francis Kimanzi began his third stint as Harambee Stars coach with a one all draw against Uganda in an international friendly match at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani on Sunday. Kenneth Muguna prodded home a second half equaliser to cancel out Emmanuel Okwi’s peach of a goal scored

Emiliano Sala: Footballer was ‘exposed to carbon monoxide’ before plane crashed

Sala and David Ibbotson were traveling from Nantes, France, to Cardiff, Wales, when their Piper Malibu aircraft crashed, killing them both. The 28-year-old had joined the Welsh club for a reported £15 million ($19.3 million) from the French side and was heading to Wales after saying farewell to his former teammates. Ibbotson’s body has still

Harry Maguire completes move to Manchester United

Neither club has publicly commented on the transfer fee, but the deal is widely reported to be worth $97 million. Maguire, who has made 20 international appearances for England, becomes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s third signing of the transfer window alongside winger Daniel James and right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka. The central defender has signed a six-year deal

Megan Rapinoe: ‘I’m down with’ booing of FIFA boss

When it was revealed that Megan Rapinoe had been picked for a doping test, the room deflated in unison. Such has been Rapinoe’s pull these last few weeks that posing questions to the first coach to win the Women’s World Cup twice did not have quite the allure as talking to the 34-year-old who now

‘We’re crazy, that’s what makes us special,’ says Megan Rapinoe

In pictures: US women win World Cup title US captain Megan Rapinoe lifts the World Cup trophy after the Americans defeated the Netherlands 2-0 on Sunday, July 7. In pictures: US women win World Cup title Allie Long, left, and Alex Morgan celebrate in the postgame confetti. In pictures: US women win World Cup title

USWNT vs. Netherlands: US team crowned world champion after 2-0 win with goals from Megan Rapinoe and Rose Lavelle

Competing in its first World Cup final, few gave the Dutch hope. The reigning European champion it may be, but it had not yet come up against the best team in the world, the dominant force of its generation. The Netherlands held on for over an hour but two goals within eight minutes sealed the

2019 Women’s World Cup: Where to watch the final match

Passionate Yanks from sea to shining sea are understandably psyched. After all, it is Independence Day weekend. And a US win isn’t without precedent. The US women’s national soccer team has previously won the cup three times (more than any other country.) But something feels even more special this time around… Meanwhile, the Netherlands are