Football

Morocco still Club World Cup hosts

ZURICH — Morocco, which last week declined to host the African Nations Cup in January because of fears over Ebola, will host the Club World Cup next month as planned, football’s...

Ibrahimovic to defend crown for best goal

Ibrahimovic to defend crown for best goal

ZURICH — Zlatan Ibrahimovic (picture) has once again made the shortlist for FIFA’s goal of the year award, giving him a chance to retain the trophy he won last year.

For some, it’s club over country, says Ramos

For some, it’s club over country, says Ramos

MADRID — Spain’s preparations for Saturday’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Belarus have been disrupted by injury, while a debate has rumbled on in the background over the...

Headers give Lions the edge over Laos

Headers give Lions the edge over Laos

SINGAPORE — With their defence of the AFF Suzuki Cup to open in nine days, Singapore’s footballers gave their critics something to ponder with a 2-0 win over Laos in a friendly...

Time to regain lost ground

Time to regain lost ground

PARIS — Qualifying for the largest-ever European Championship in 2016 was supposed to be a simple task for the continent’s top teams.

Ronaldo denies giving Messi vulgar nickname

Ronaldo denies giving Messi vulgar nickname

LONDON — Real Madrid winger Cristiano Ronaldo has posted a message on his Facebook account to deny claims that he regularly uses a swear word when referring to Barcelona winger...

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