Man City keep pressure on Arsenal with easy win over Liverpool

Julian Alvarez (R) of Manchester City celebrates scoring the 1-1 against Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Liverpool FC in Manchester, Britain, 01 April 2023. EFE/EPA/Adam Vaughan

Sports Desk, Apr 1 (EFE).- Manchester City kept the pressure on league leaders Arsenal with a comfortable 4-1 victory over Liverpool at home on Saturday. Against the run of play, the visitors opened the scoring in the 17th minute after Diogo Jota broke through City’s high defensive line, with Mohamed Salah eventually finishing past Ederson. … Read more

Uefa to reimburse fans caught up in Champions League final chaos

(FILE) An announcemnt for the delayed kick-off of the UEFA Champions League final between Liverpool FC and Real Madrid at Stade de France in Saint-Denis, near Paris, France, 28 May 2022. EFE/EPA/FRIEDEMANN VOGEL

Madrid, Mar 7 (EFE).- Uefa will issue refunds to fans who struggled to get into the Stade de France in Paris for last season’s Champions League final, European soccer’s governing body said Tuesday. The announcement comes after a recent independent report found Uefa bore “primary responsibility” for the chaotic scenes that unfolded outside the stadium … Read more

Morocco, PSG star Achraf Hakimi formally charged with rape

Moroccan soccer player Achraf Hakimi of Paris Saint-Germain FC arrives for the The Best FIFA Football Awards 2022 ceremony in Paris, France, 27 February 2023.  EFE/EPA/YOAN VALAT

Paris, Mar 3 (EFE).- Morocco and Paris Saint-Germain defender Achraf Hakimi has been formally charged with rape, French prosecutors told Efe on Friday. The 24-year-old had been under investigation by prosecutors in Nanterre, a western suburb of Paris, after a 23-year-old woman filed a report with police, although she did not press charges. Prosecutors confirmed … Read more

Infantino hails Qatar World Cup as ‘best ever’

Doha, Dec 16 (EFE).- The 2022 World Cup in Qatar was the “best ever,” Fifa president Gianni Infantino told a press conference Friday ahead of the competition’s third place playoff and final this weekend. “Thanks to everyone involved, Qatar, all the volunteers to make this the best World Cup ever,” the Swiss Fifa chief said … Read more

England down Wales 3-0 to win group

Doha, Nov 29 (EFE).- After an uninspired performance against the United States, England put up three goals – two from Marcus Rashford – against Wales here Tuesday to advance to the knockout stage of World Cup 2022 as Group B winners. The Three Lions, who finished fourth at World Cup 2018, will face Group A … Read more

Casemiro scores late to lift Brazil over Switzerland, into knockout stage

Casimiro lifting his right hand in a celebration gesture

Doha, Nov 28 (EFE).- Brazil struggled to break down Switzerland’s well-organized defense for most of their World Cup Group G contest on Monday, but a goal by Casemiro with time winding down in the second half gave his side a 1-0 victory and a berth in the tournament’s knockout stage. With star forward Neymar Jr. … Read more

Kudus winner hands Ghana vital World Cup victory over South Korea

Ghana players clapping

Doha, Nov 28 (EFE).- Ghana clinched a 3-2 World Cup victory over South Korea in one of the tournament’s most thrilling games after Mohammed Kudus scored a brace, including a 68th-minute winner on Monday. Mohammed Salisu scored the opener for Ghana in the 24th minute before teammate Mohammed Kudus scored the second goal 10 minutes … Read more