BRUSSELS - Soccer bodies UEFA and FIFA on Thursday won the backing of an adviser to Europe's top court on rules contested by potential rival the European Super League (ESL) as anti-competitive in a case that could affect other sports.
The case centers on the dispute between European soccer's governing body UEFA and world equivalent FIFA and the ESL last year but could also impact other sports, clubs and players tempted by lucrative deals offered by rebel bodies and seeking to cash in during relatively short careers.
Men's club football is slowly returning with the World Cup ending Sunday, and the first signs of life are in the EFL Championship.
One man who's clearly benefited from the break is 22-year-old American Daryl Dike. The start of his 2022-23 campaign with West Brom was a 12-minute substitute appearance on opening day, and then he missed the next 19 matches with a thigh injury.
England and France played in what was perhaps one of the best games so far in the World Cup. Great goals, a total 13 shots on target, two penalties and amazing saves by the goalkeepers.
Hugo Lloris had six saves against England.Captain stepped up pic.twitter.com/Vasb9XG69Q
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Football won’t be coming home in 2022 for England as France defeated the Three Lions 2-1 on Saturday in the World Cup quarterfinals.
England will be regretting not taking advantage of a so-so French performance. The biggest moment came in the 84th minute when Harry Kane failed epically on a penalty kick by blasting the ball over the bar to the 10th row.
Francia batió a Inglaterra por 2-1 y completó el cuadro de semifinales del Mundial de Catar 2022.
El encuentro entre galos e ingleses había sido considerado por muchos la final anticipada del torneo y en el campo el desarrollo del partido cumplió con las expectativas. Ambas selecciones dieron lo mejor que tenían en los pulmones y la diferencia básicamente la hizo la mala puntería de Harry Kane, quien envió a la nubes un penal que bien pudo haber llevado el duelo al tiempo extra.
Soccer fans have a different circadian rhythm than others. They're up early to see what's going on in Europe, they're in bed late to follow along with MLS and Liga MX, they reach an emotional peak on Wednesday afternoons and frequently block off entire month-long periods in the summer for international festivals of footie. It's a delicate balance, but the 2023 soccer tournaments calendar is packed with both a Women's World Cup and Concacaf Gold Cup to look forward to.
DOHA - One of the most mouth-watering aspects of Saturday’s World Cup quarterfinal between England and France will be a head-to-head battle between Kylian Mbappé and Kyle Walker as the tournament’s most devastating forward faces its fastest defender.
Mbappé has been on fire in Qatar, scoring fabulous goals and playing with a freedom, zest and pure joy rarely seen at international level and particularly within the sometimes stultifying tension of a major tournament.
Raúl Jiménez está de regreso con los Wolves. Luego del fracaso de México en el Mundial de Catar 2022, el delantero tuvo la posibilidad de tomarse unos días de vacaciones, pero prefirió regresar a entrenarse con el club inglés, donde enfrenta un futuro incierto.
En el aire se siente que tanto el jugador como el Wolverhampton llegaron a un punto de encrucijada. Del lado de Jiménez, la pregunta es si se queda o se va. Mientras que en el club seguro se cuestionan si vale mantenerlo en el plantel o dejarlo partir.