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There is real animosity between Pep Guardiola and José Mourinho, stemming from their time together in the late '90s at Barcelona under Louis van Gaal.
The brash Van Gaal — he once declared, “Congratulations on signing the best coach in the world,” in reference to himself — was fired two days after winning a trophy.
FIFA said Markus Kattner, who controlled its finances for the last eight months, had been fired for violating his fiduciary duty to the organization.
Jordi Alba and Neymar scored extra-time goals in a 2-0 win. Despite tensions over an attempt to ban Catalan flags from Vicente Calderón Stadium, the game proceeded without incident.
Hardly had Manchester United claimed the trophy, the story was out that José Mourinho had already been offered a three-year contract to replace him.
As the local matchup tries to gain footing and luster it has barely been much of a rivalry at all, with the Red Bulls winning all four games.
The longtime powerhouse salvaged its season by winning its first trophy since Alex Ferguson retired.
The majority of Spanish clubs started the season with no realistic expectations of winning the championship, and in the end that proved to be true.
The Spanish star has embraced his leading role with New York City F.C., where his work ethic has made him one of the best players in M.L.S. this season.
While the chance of a draw in most games is judged to be about 25 percent, in the Spezia-Ascoli game on Friday it is fully 60 percent.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the globetrotter with Paris St.-Germain, and Francesco Totti, the A.S. Roma homebody, face uncertain futures.
A Major League Soccer franchise owner is promoting a federal program that benefits those who contribute at least $500,000 to infrastructure projects.
After R.J. Allen was not penalized for an apparent hand ball, he quickly capitalized, assisting on David Villa’s opening goal in the 2-1 victory.
An underdog champion, a bomb scare that emptied Manchester United's stadium and a few other final twists marked a memorable season.
Spain’s was the last big European league decided this season. The front-runners, Barcelona, Real and Atlético, were separated by three points.
Samoura, a veteran United Nations diplomat from Senegal, would be the first woman to hold one of FIFA’s top executive positions.
Sunderland will return to the Premier League next season, and its bitter rival Newcastle will not.
It is a strange time for the soccer club: Coach Pep Guardiola is set to depart, some new players are signed and fans maintain unreasonably high hopes.
Chan Yuen-ting led Eastern to the Premier League championship in Hong Kong, the first time a woman has coached a top-tier men’s professional team to a title.
The United States, which hosted the World Cup in 1994, is expected to eagerly bid for the 2026 tournament.