Tag Archives: Footballers

14Nov/17

Italy out of World Cup after 1-0 aggregate loss to Sweden

MILAN, ITALY (NOVEMBER 13, 2017) (REUTERS) – Italy failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in 60 years after being held to a 0-0 home draw on Monday (November 13) by a defiant Sweden, who booked a place at next year’s finals in Russia with a 1-0 aggregate win. Continue reading

23Oct/17

Ronaldo retains FIFA award for world’s best player

LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (OCTOBER 23, 2017) (FIFA) – Real Madrid’s Portugal striker Cristiano Ronaldo was crowned the best soccer player in the world for the second year running at FIFA’s The Best awards gala on Monday (October 23). Continue reading

01Sep/17

Former England captain Wayne Rooney charged with drink-driving offence

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (MAY 10, 2017) (REUTERS) – Former England captain Wayne Rooney has been charged with a drink-driving offence, Cheshire police said in a statement on Friday (September 1). Continue reading

08Aug/17

Chapecoense crash survivor emotional at Nou Camp ovation

BARCELONA, SPAIN (AUGUST 7, 2017) (REUTERS) – Barcelona’s traditional curtain-raiser, the Joan Gamper Trophy, took on emotional significance with the visit of Chapecoense, the Brazilian team who lost most of their playing and coaching staff in an air crash last year.
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01May/17

UN human rights commissioner praises player who objected to racist chanting

High commissioner describes Sulley Muntari, who left the pitch after his complaints about racist chanting were ignored, as “an inspiration to all of us”.
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24Apr/17

Chelsea’s Kante named PFA player of the year

Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante is named player of the year by the Professional Footballers’ Association while Dele Alli receives the young player accolade and David Beckham’s career is acknowledged with the PFA Merit award. Lucy Bronze is named the women’s player of the year and Jess Carter gets the women’s young player of the year award while Kelly Smith receives the PFA Special Achievement Award.
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13Apr/17

Didier Drogba has signed as a player-owner for Phoenix Rising in the United Soccer League according to the team’s website

Ex-Chelsea striker joins Phoenix Rising as player and co-owner taking the next step in his career
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