Over 100 England fans arrested in Amsterdam

100 England fans have been arrested in Amsterdam around England’s 1-0 victory against the Netherlands. Off the pitch ugly scenes marred England’s win as groups of Three Lions’ supporters congregated in the Red Light district of the Dutch city and were shown throwing bottles and beer at police and tourists ahead of the game. Over 5,000 England fans attended the game in the official away section with many more buying tickets in the home end.
Yahoo - 24.03.2018 19:03

Neymar joining Real Madrid is 'no problem'

Former Barcelona captain Carles Puyol says he doesn't see any problem with Neymar pursuing a move to Real Madrid, although he can't imagine Paris Saint-Germain allowing their star player to leave. Neymar has been frequently linked with a move to Madrid since he joined PSG From Barca in a world record €222 million deal last summer. It's also been suggested he could make an unlikely return to Camp Nou but Andres Iniesta believes it's more likely his ex-teammate will end up at the Santiago Bernabeu. Not many players have played on both sides of the Clasico divide, with Luis Figo still not forgiven for swapping Barca for Madrid in 2000. However, Puyol says the bigger obstacle will be getting PSG
Yahoo - 24.03.2018 12:45

Liverpool's Joel Matip: I want to score more goals this season

Joel Matip wants to become more of a goalscoring threat after admitting he is not happy about only scoring twice since his move to Liverpool. Matip, who joined the club on a free transfer at the start of the 2016-17 season, scored 23 times across seven seasons at Schalke. The centre-back last found the net in November when he scored in Liverpool's 4-1 victory at West Ham United. "I hope that a few more will follow as I am not happy with my goal return," Matip told the club's official website. "I am a defender, I know, but I think to myself that I could score more goals for Liverpool than I already did. "Maybe sometimes I need a little bit of luck, maybe sometimes I have to do something different
Yahoo - 24.03.2018 10:16

South Korea slip up as Paul Smyth strikes on debut for Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland South Korea 2 1 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats Debutant Paul Smyth needed just four minutes to deliver on Michael O'Neill's assertion that "the future starts today'' with a late winner in Northern Ireland's 2-1 victory over South Korea. QPR winger Smyth, who played 90 minutes for the Under-21s against Spain on Thursday, became the first Northern Irishman in 17 years to score on his international bow by firing home four minutes from time at Windsor Park. The South Koreans had gone ahead early on through Kwon Chang-Hoon but levelled when an ingenious...
ESPN - 24.03.2018 09:05

Spain's David Silva leaves Spain team camp for personal reasons

David Silva spent time away from Manchester City in January to stay close to his son, born prematurely. David Silva has been released from the Spain squad for personal reasons. The Manchester City player featured in the 1-1 draw against Germany on Friday and was replaced by Real Madrid's Lucas Vasquez in the 71st minute. Spain on Saturday announced via Twitter that Silva has left the national team camp and he will not face Argentina at Wanda Metropolitano on Tuesday. Silva has already spent time away from Manchester City this season and announced in January that his son Mateo has been receiving treatment...
ESPN - 24.03.2018 06:09

Fabian back as Osorio shuffles XI in Mexico win

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- One goal from Marco Fabian and two second-half strikes from Miguel Layun helped Mexico to a 3-0 victory over Iceland on Friday in front of 68,917 fans in Levi's Stadium. Here are three takes from the international friendly: 1. Osorio's changes pay off for El Tri Talk of Mexico's 7-0 defeat to Chile last time El Tri took the field at Levi's Stadium made up a significant part of the narrative in the buildup to this friendly, but for Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio this was always about how his team could compete against a direct team that isn't unlike World Cup group rival Sweden. Fabian struck from a free kick eight minutes before half-time and Layun latched onto a perfectly-weighted
Yahoo - 24.03.2018 05:39

Ronaldo proves supremacy over Mohamed Salah but gap between them is closing

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice in stoppage time to render Mohamed Salah's goal for Egypt meaningless in a dramatic Portugal win. ZURICH, Switzerland -- There was a moment just before the opening whistle when Cristiano Ronaldo stood near the center of the pitch, staring straight ahead, into the back of Mohamed Salah. It was not hard to imagine Ronaldo's thoughts, but perhaps only he could see them translated into such clear reality. Ronaldo headed home two goals in four minutes of extra time to give Portugal a 2-1 win over Egypt on Friday. After 90 minutes, such an outcome seemed, to the 20,000 fans in Letzigrund Stadium,...
ESPN - 24.03.2018 05:07

Watford's Gerard Deulofeu admits poor spell at Barcelona was his fault

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique opens up to The Players' Tribune about how his time at Man United transformed his career. Gerard Deulofeu admits he must shoulder some of the blame after failing to break into the Barcelona team this season. Deulofeu, 24, was re-signed from Everton for €12 million last summer only to be sent on loan to Watford in January after making just 17 appearances for Ernesto Valverde's side. However, the forward harbours no resentment towards the Catalan club for letting him go and acknowledges that his performances were not good enough. "A lot it is my fault," he told Esports Cope. "At...
ESPN - 24.03.2018 04:08

Germany's Thomas Muller and Mesut Ozil set to miss Brazil friendly

Celebrations as Thomas Muller scored Germany's only goal against Spain as the game ended 1-1. Germany will be without Bayern Munich's Thomas Muller and Arsenal's Mesut Ozil in Berlin when they face Brazil on Tuesday. The pair played well against Spain on Friday and Muller scored Germany's equaliser with a stunning long-range shot, as the game ended 1-1. He was then replaced by his future Bayern Munich teammate Leon Goretzka with nine minutes to go, while Ozil played the entire game. Time for take-off! =�@esmuellert_ and @MesutOzil1088 will not travel with the squad to Berlin. #DieMannschaft #GERBRA— Germany (@DFB_Team_EN) March 23, 2018 Germany announced via their official Twitter account that neither Muller nor Ozil have travelled to Berlin...
ESPN - 24.03.2018 03:15

Pre-World Cup Power Rankings: Can Germany hold off Brazil and Spain?

With 100 days to go until the FIFA World Cup, Ian Darke joins a group of ESPN writers and experts for a roundtable discussion about what to expect in Russia this summer. Join Martin Ainstein on a 12-episode series exploring Russia through the 2018 World Cup host cities, starting this week across ESPN networks. ESPN FC's global editorial desks nominate their top 10 countries to play at this summer's World Cup. Who do we think has the best shot to win it all? 1. Brazil | FIFA Rank: 2 After Luiz Felipe Scolari was humiliated 7-1 in the semifinals of the 2014 World Cup and Dunga oversaw an embarrassing group-stage exit from the 2016 Copa America, Brazil hired Tite in 2016. Since then, a deep, talented Selecao led by the likes of Neymar, Gabriel Jesus and Philippe Coutinho went on to top CONMEBOL World...
ESPN - 24.03.2018 01:48

LA Galaxy's Zlatan Ibrahimovic still considering Sweden World Cup return

Zlatan Ibrahimovic's move to LA Galaxy is official, as the Swedish forward introduces himself to Galaxy fans as only he knows how. The ESPN FC panel assess the mark Zlatan Ibrahimovic has left on European football and where he ranks among the best footballers in the last 15 years. ESPN FC's Jeff Carlisle discusses the inner-workings of the deal that will reportedly see Zlatan Ibrahimovic become a member of the LA Galaxy. With Zlatan Ibrahimovic's move to MLS all but confirmed, Paul Mariner and Alexis Nunes reflect on his legacy at Man United and predict how his stay will unfold Stateside. Hear how Zlatan Ibrahimovic predicted a move to MLS might happen back in August 2017. LA Galaxy striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic says it will be up to him whether he makes a comeback for Sweden at the World Cup in Russia. The 36-year-old's expected move to Major League Soccer with the Galaxy was confirmed on Friday, having been released early from his...
ESPN - 23.03.2018 11:42

Son Heung-min should get more attention in England - Ki Sung-yueng

Harry Kane's 35 goals and 4 assists for Tottenham are unmatched this season. Who will pick up the scoring slack for Spurs in his absence? Tottenham's Son Heung-min discusses how his team responded following a 'sleepy start' and shares his conversation with Harry Kane. Ki Sung-yueng feels his South Korean teammate Son Heung-min's goal-scoring exploits at Tottenham should be grabbing more headlines in England. Harry Kane and Dele Alli may command the majority of the attention at Spurs but Son's influence cannot be understated given he has netted 39 times over the past two seasons. Seven of those have come in his last five appearances so Son is beginning to gain more recognition in England. However, that pales in comparison with the treatment the forward receives...
ESPN - 23.03.2018 11:30


Novak Djokovic knocked out of Miami Open by Frenchman Benoit Paire

MIKE DICKSON IN MIAMI: The perplexing decline of Novak Djokovic continued when he suffered a third straight defeat to be sent packing from the Miami Open by unpredictable Frenchman Benoit Paire.
Daily Mail - 23.03.2018 21:37

Sousa Beats Returning Goffin In Miami

Portugal’s Joao Sousa recorded the fourth Top 10 victory of his career (4-26 lifetime) on Friday for a place in the Miami Open presented by Itau third round. The 29-year-old required 61 minutes to beat Belgium’s David Goffin, currently No. 9 in the ATP Rankings, 6-0, 6-1. “I think I played a great match today," said Sousa. "I was able to play my best tennis from the beginning. For sure, David was not able to play his best tennis today. I know how tough it is coming from an injury that he had a few weeks ago. I'm really happy that I was able to play great tennis. It's not easy to play against these kinds of players. They are very good. So yeah I'm very happy I can enjoy this victory a lot today.” Sousa won the last 15 points of the first set against Goffin, who is returning from an eye injury sustained during the ABN Amro World Tennis Tournament in February and had won all four of their previous FedEx ATP Head2Head meetings. Sousa, now one away from 150 victories, will next ...
ATP - 23.03.2018 17:31

Djokovic/Troicki Fall To Mektic/Peya In Miami Opener

Novak Djokovic missed last year’s Miami Open presented by Itau for the first time since his debut in 2006 due to an elbow injury. On Thursday, he marked his return as he stepped out on the doubles court with countryman Viktor Troicki. The Serbians took the opening set after rallying from 1-4 down to start the match, but ultimately fell to Nikola Mektic and Alexander Peya 4-6, 7-5, 10-3 after 83 minutes. While Djokovic may have dropped his doubles opener, in singles he has been close to invincible at this ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament, winning 16 straight matches and 30 of the past 31. He opens his campaign for a record seventh Miami title on Friday against Frenchman Benoit Paire. [ALSO LIKE] Mektic and Peya, finalists this year in Rio and Sofia, next play No. 2 seeds Henri Kontinen and John Peers. The reigning Nitto ATP Finals champions picked up their first match win since the Australian Open as they prevailed against Dutchmen Robin Haase and Matwe Middelkoop 6-3, 3-6, ...
ATP - 23.03.2018 03:23

ATP World Tour Masters 1000 / WTA Premier, Miami Masters Men's Singles Results

Mar 23 (OPTA) - Results from the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 / WTA Premier, Miami Masters Men's Singles matches on Thursday .. 1st Round .. Thanasi Kokkinakis (AUS) beat Calvin Hemery (FRA) 6-1 6-2 Guillermo Garcia-Lopez beat Tennys Sandgren (USA) 7-6(3) 7-6(6) (ESP) Steve Johnson (USA) beat Victor Estrella Burgos 6-3 6-3 (DOM) Denis Istomin (UZB) beat Miomir Kecmanovic (SRB) 7-5 6-4 Yoshihito Nishioka
Reuters - 23.03.2018 02:20

Shapovalov Made To Work On Miami Debut

#NextGenATP Canadian Denis Shapovalov was made to work hard on Thursday as he made a winning start on his Miami Open presented by Itau debut. The 18-year-old led Viktor Troicki of Serbia 5-1 in the third set and required six match points to wrap up a 6-3, 6-7(4), 7-6(6) victory in two hours and 27 minutes. He’ll now prepare to meet No. 24 seed Damir Dzumhur of Bosnia & Herzegovina in the second round. Troicki, who reached the fourth round in 2009 and 2011, lost six first-service points in the first two sets, but Shapovalov regained the momentum by winning four games in a row from 1-1 in the decider. The World No. 46 then failed to convert two match point opportunities at 5-1 and, in a tense end to the third set, Troicki worked his way back – recovering from 0/40 and a further three match points in the 10th game. The pair’s second meeting (2017 Rolex Shanghai Masters) was decided on a tie-break, which saw Shapovalov win the first three points. Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka starte...
ATP - 22.03.2018 17:38