Three midfielders shortlisted for last season’s FIFPro World XI have been overlooked for 2018, including Mesut Ozil. Mesut Ozil has missed out on a place on the shortlist of midfielders for the 2018 FIFA FIFPro World 11.
At least one person has been killed and nearly 40 injured in a stampede at a Madagascar football stadium. The incident occurred just before the start of Madagascar’s match against Senegal in the qualifying round of the Africa Cup of Nations, local media said. Thousands of spectators were still trying to get into the stadium
World Cup winners France enjoyed a celebratory homecoming as they paraded their trophy following Nations League victory over the Netherlands. Backed by a party atmosphere in Paris, France began the brighter and took a deserved lead through Kylian Mbappe. Despite creating little, the visitors – who failed to qualify for Russia 2018 – found a
Wales suffered a sobering Nations League defeat in Denmark as Christian Eriksen’s two goals inspired the hosts to victory. The Danes were back at full strength after their senior players boycotted Wednesday’s 3-0 friendly defeat in Slovakia over a commercial rights dispute, and it was one of their returning stars, Eriksen, who gave them the lead with
Nico Schulz scored an 85th-minute winner on his debut as Germany came from behind to beat Peru in a friendly. Hoffenheim’s Schulz punished a poor clearance with a finish that squirmed under goalkeeper Pedro Gallese. Peru, who played at their first World Cup finals in 26 years this summer, took a shock lead through full-back
Salah scored twice — he also had two penalties saved and two assists on a frenetic night — as Egypt beat Niger 6-0 in African Cup of Nations qualifying on Saturday, a resounding victory that might be enough to ease the Pharaohs’ World Cup heartache. Egypt lost all three of its games at the World Cup, a
Group A2: Switzerland 6-0 Iceland In a stunning display in St Gallen, Switzerland were 2-0 up at the break through Steven Zuber and Deniz Zaharia. A Xherdan Shaqiri free-kick was flicked into his own net by Birkir Bjarnason before Haris Seferović, debutant Albian Ajet and fellow substitute Admir Mehmedi added to an unhappy start as Iceland
Nigeria got their 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifying campaign back on track after condemning Seychelles to a defeat at Stade Linite on Saturday. Goals from Ahmed Musa, Chidozie Awaziem and Odion Ighalo saw the Super Eagles pick up their first win of the qualifiers, with debutant Samuel Kalu causing havoc to the Pirates defence.
Manchester City winger Leroy Sane has announced the arrival of a daughter – a day after leaving Germany’s team hotel for “private reasons”. Germany said on Friday that the 22-year-old would not be available for Sunday’s friendly with Peru following talks with head coach Joachim Low. And he revealed on Saturday: “Incredibly happy to let
John Terry is expected to sign a one-year contract with Spartak Moscow with an option for a further year, according to reports in Italy. The 37-year-old, who is a free agent after leaving Aston Villa at the end of last season, underwent a medical with the Russian club in Rome on Saturday morning. Terry originally