Juventus Fires Maurizio Sarri After Champions League Failure

Serie A club Juventus has sacked title-winning coach Maurizio Sarri after only one season in charge, following the team's elimination from the Champions League in the Round of 16 on Friday, the Turin club said in a statement.

The 61-year-old was dismissed despite leading Juventus to the Serie A title two weeks ago, the club’s ninth in a row.

Aberdeen Match Postponed After 8 Players Visit Bar And Contract COVID

Aberdeen's Scottish Premiership match away to St Johnstone on Saturday has been postponed after two of the club's players tested positive for COVID-19 and six more are self-isolating.

On Thursday, Aberdeen issued a statement saying the match would go ahead as planned but following a meeting on Friday between Scotland's Minister for Public Health, the Scottish FA and Scottish Professional Football League, the matter has been taken out of their hands.

English League One And League Two Clubs Approve Salary Caps

League One and League Two clubs, representing the third and fourth tiers of English football, have voted in favor of introducing salary caps for their squads, the English Football League (EFL) said in a statement on Friday.

League One clubs agreed to cap total expenditure on player salaries at $3.27 million while those in League Two agreed to an upper limit of $2 million. 

Copenhagen Manager Hilariously Bets His Bonus On Losing To Man Utd In Europa League

FC Copenhagen made history on Wednesday by becoming the first Danish club to advance to a European quarterfinal since 1996 after defeating Turkish champion Istanbul Basaksehir 3-0 (3-1 aggregate). Two things were learned from the match: Copenhagen isn’t to be taken lightly and CBS posts 16-minute long highlight videos.

Most Absurd Reasons Jersey Numbers Have Been Retired

We all know the ancient tradition of clubs retiring jersey numbers to honor the player who wore it. Most of the time a retired jersey number means the player was a club legend who served for many years, or maybe that player passed away too soon or some other extenuating circumstance. 

Of course there are always exceptions to that rule, and in the exceptions lie the weirdest reasons for retired soccer numbers.

Austrian Club That Lost 9-0 To Let Opponent Get Promoted Wants You To Know It Definitely Wasn’t Fishy

VIENNA — Austrian second-tier side Floridsdorfer AC have apologised for a 9-0 defeat which allowed opponents Ried to win promotion on goal difference, but denied that they behaved improperly.

Ried finished top of Austria's Second League above Austria Klagenfurt, who beat Wacker Innsbruck 6-1 in the final matches on Friday. Ried's goal difference was 34 to Klagenfurt's 29.

Only the champions are promoted to the top flight.

Sheffield Wednesday Hit With 12-Point Deduction For Start Of Next Season

English second-tier club Sheffield Wednesday will begin the 2020-21 Championship season with a 12-point deduction for breaching profit and sustainability rules, the English Football League (EFL) announced on Friday.

Wednesday were charged with misconduct by the league in November 2019 after the club sold the Hillsborough Stadium to their Thai owner Dejphon Chansiri in a bid to ensure they did not breach spending rules.

Brazilian Player Goes Full Nigel De Jong Into The Face Of An Opponent

Apart from Zinedine Zidane’s masterful headbutt on Marco Materazzi, the most infamous foul in 21st century World Cup finals is certainly Nigel de Jong’s hatchet man kung fu kick into the chest of Xabi Alonso.

It should’ve been a straight red — even referee Howard Webb admitted as much later — but it takes some cojones to effectively end the World Cup final after only 28 minutes. 

Fuenlabrada Denied LaLiga Promotion Playoff Place Because Of COVID-19

Spanish side Fuenlabrada's final match that was postponed after several players tested positive for COVID-19 has been officially suspended and will not take place, denying the second division side a shot at promotion, LaLiga said on Sunday.

Fuenlabrada, who was due to play Deportivo La Coruña last week, confirmed 12 more positive tests on Saturday, bringing the number of cases at the club to 28.

Zarek Valentin Finally Explains Why He Was Caught With His Hands Down His Pants On National TV

As we get ready for the start of the MLS Is Back Tournament knockout rounds, which begin Saturday night, it’s hard not to look back at the craziest moment of the group stage, one we’re still struggling to wrap our heads around.