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World Cup winner Griezmann announced as one of two new Atletico Madrid captains

Following Gabi's departure, the capital club have confirmed the club's four new captains, including the France forward<p>Antoine Griezmann has been named one of Atletico Madrid's four captains following the departure of Gabi.<p>The France star, who helped Les Bleus win the World Cup at Russia 2018, is …

Soccer

Lionel Messi makes decision on his international future after Argentina's disappointing World Cup 2018

Lionel Messi is on the brink of quitting international future after the Barcelona star reportedly revealed he could sit out Argentina duty for the …

Soccer

Qatar World Cup worker dies at 2022 stadium

DOHA (AFP) -<p>A 23-year-old Nepalese World Cup labourer in Qatar died Tuesday while working on one of the venues for the 2022 tournament, officials in Doha announced in a statement.<p>An investigation has been launched after the man was killed "while working at the Al Wakrah Stadium project site", …

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An inversion of nature: how air conditioning created the modern city

The shopping mall, the office block, suburbs, museums, Hollywood, the Gulf cities – air conditioning powered them all. But has the time come to turn it off?<p>Once, when I was staying in Houston, Texas, my host was showing me round her house. It included a mighty fireplace.<p>“How often does it get cold …

2022 FIFA World Cup

The seven secrets of Deschamps's success

• ​<b>Didier</b> <b>Deschamps became third man to win World Cup both as a player and a coach</b>• <b><br>France coach is a nominee for The Best FIFA Men's Coach award</b>• <b><br>FIFA.com</b> …

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Report: Messi to skip upcoming Argentina friendlies in U.S.

Fans of the Argentine National Team will get an early chance to see what life is like “after Messi” in the Albiceleste’s upcoming friendlies next …

Soccer

Sergio Ramos taunts Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp over Mohamed Salah as Champions League final fallout continues

Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos has reignited his war of words with Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp as the fallout from the Champions League final …

Soccer

Extraordinary Zidane is in Real Madrid's past - Lopetegui

The Frenchman has gone down in club history for his extraordinary winning record, but his successor wants to write a new chapter of his own<p>Julen Lopetegui says Zinedine Zidane was an "extraordinary" coach for Real Madrid but he is determined to write a new chapter in the club's illustrious …

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Croatia forward Mario Mandzukic retires from national team | FOX Sports

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Mario Mandzukic is retiring from international soccer after 11 years with Croatia’s national team, with his decision coming a …

Soccer

David Silva retires from international football after 12 years with Spain

The 32-year-old won a World Cup in 2010 and two European Championships in 2008 and 2012.<p>Manchester City midfielder David Silva on Monday called time …

Soccer

Report: Lionel Messi Out for Argentina for 2018; Yet to Decide on Retirement

Argentina captain Lionel Messi is reportedly set to take a break from international football after La Albiceleste's disappointing showing at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.<p>The Barcelona star will not feature for Argentina for the rest of the calendar year. He will then make a decision on whether he will …

Soccer

Eto'o spoke to Xavi and Sneijder before going to Qatar

Samuel Eto’o sought the advice of Xavi Hernandez and Wesley Sneijder before choosing to play in Qatar, the Cameroon star said as he was unveiled by …

Soccer

Brazilian Ronaldo released from hospital

Just 41-years old, Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima had himself a health scare this weekend, which is thankfully now over.<p>The former World Cup winner and …

Soccer

Real Madrid superstar causes a rift between him and the club officals

Amid serious rumours linking him to a move away, it seems that the Real Madrid superstar has created a rift between him and president Florentino …

Soccer

Could this be bizarre strike be the strangest goal ever scored?

Association football has been going now for 155 years and you’d have thought, during that long a spell, that we would have seen it all by now. Yet, …

Soccer

The Stadiums That Could Host the 2026 World Cup in the US, Canada, and Mexico

I hope you’ve caught your breath after this year’s FIFA World Cup. France’s win in Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium marked the end of an era; the last World …

Architecture

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone: New signings don't guarantee success

Diego Simeone has said Atletico Madrid need hard work to reap the benefits of a busy summer in the transfer market as they prepare for Wednesday's …

Soccer

Asian Games 2018: Medal contenders for India in Archery | other sports

When the Asian Games kick off in Jakarta & Palembang this year, India will be pinning their hopes on the compound archers to bring glory for the …

Rio Olympics

England football team drafts Bud Light to join Budweiser as an official beer

AB InBev is going all in with its England national football team partnership after a buoyant World Cup brought long-time official beer Carlsberg’s …

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Croatia Star Mario Mandzukic Retires From International Play After World Cup Heroics

Croatia forward Mario Mandžukić has announced his retirement from international football after helping his country to this summer's World Cup …

Soccer

Is IOC President Thomas Bach building an echo chamber filled with yes-men?

© Copyright – 2018 – Athletics Illustrated<p>Canadian Dick Pound, who rarely minces words, has been critical of some of the International Olympic …

Athletics

Facebook bags media rights of La Liga for Indian subcontinent

Social media giant Facebook has bagged the media rights of Spain's top-division football championship, La Liga, for the Indian subcontinent, both …

Social Media

FIFA gives Nigeria and Ghana final deadlines to avoid bans

ZURICH (AP) FIFA has given Nigeria and Ghana final deadlines to avoid international suspensions because of outside interference in their soccer …

Soccer

5 players to watch in La Liga this season

These five players ones to watch during the 2018-19 La Liga season, including Philippe Coutinho and Thomas Lemar.<p>The new Liga season gets underway …

Soccer

Marseille renew interest in World Cup winning striker

<b>Marseille are set to swoop for long-term target Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud, according to Le Sport 10.</b><p>Giroud returned from Russia this summer with …

Soccer

Serie A transfer news: Roma sign €30m World Cup-winner Nzonzi from Sevilla

The Sevilla midfielder has completed a big-money switch to the Giallorossi following his World Cup heroics with France<p>Roma have announced the signing …

Soccer

Spirig on the hunt for a World Cup title at home

The elite circuit stops in Lausanne this weekend for the 10th stop of the 2018 ITU World Cup circuit. The vibrant Swiss city is ready to write a new …

Triathlons

They all count! England women's striker Lauren Hemp scores one of the most bizarre goals ever at the U-20 World Cup

A clip of the goal has gone viral due to its peculiar nature

Sport (UK)

Spurs' enviable young core presents challenges in avoiding...

The World Cup, by common consensus, was going to play havoc with the start of Tottenham’s season. No Premier League side was better represented at …

Soccer

Danilo, Silva, Mangala - Latest Man City injury news and expected return dates

Such is the strength in depth Manchester City have, should Pep Guardiola's side pick up any injuries there will always be a world-class replacement …

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