Real Sociedad Ends Epic Trophy Drought With 2020 Copa Del Rey Title

SEVILLE, Spain — Real Sociedad beat local rivals Athletic Bilbao 1-0 in the rescheduled 2020 Copa del Rey final on Saturday to get their hands on a major trophy for the first time since 1987.

Captain Mikel Oyarzabal netted the winner by sending keeper Unai Simon the wrong way from the penalty spot in the 63rd minute after strike partner Portu was felled in the area by Athletic defender Inigo Martinez.

Kept Out Of England Squad, Alexander-Arnold Sparkles In Dominating Win Over Arsenal

Gareth Southgate made the surprising decision to keep Liverpool fullback Trent Alexander-Arnold off his England squad for March’s World Cup qualifiers. The 22-year-old, who was named to the PFA Team of the Year the last two seasons, wasn’t deemed good enough for the Three Lions, perhaps a victim of his club’s poor run of form.

It All Went Downhill For Chelsea After Christian Pulisic Scored

LONDON — Relegation-threatened West Bromwich Albion secured a stunning 5-2 win over 10-man Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday to hand Thomas Tuchel his first loss as the London club's manager.

West Brom, second-bottom of the table, moved seven points from the safety zone while Chelsea stayed fourth but could be overtaken by West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur this weekend.

Chelsea were looking to record an eighth consecutive clean sheet but Thiago Silva's sending-off for a second yellow card after a reckless challenge opened the floodgates as West Brom ran riot.

Germany Loses To North Macedonia After Timo Werner Misses A Sitter

DUISBURG, Germany — North Macedonia scored an 85th-minute winner through Eljif Elmas to stun hosts Germany 2-1 in their World Cup Group J qualifier on Wednesday as the Balkan country celebrated their greatest international victory.

Elmas slotted in after the four-times world champions had controlled the game but struggled to create chances against the disciplined North Macedonians, ranked 65th in the world.

Ronaldo Reaches 103 International Goals, But It Looks Like No. 104 Might Be Cursed

LUXEMBOURG - Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first goal of the 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign but then missed a sitter as the visitors came from behind to beat Luxembourg 3-1 on Tuesday.

The hosts went into the match full of confidence after winning 1-0 away to Ireland and took a shock lead against the European champions when Portuguese-born Gerson Rodrigues glanced in a header on the half-hour for his second goal in two games.

Mongolia Keeper Records 11 Saves Against Japan, Still Loses 14-0

Waking up and looking at Tuesday’s schedule of international football, I couldn’t help but notice the final score of one match that had already finished out in Chiba, Japan. The Japan national team had put up two touchdowns — a fortnight of scoring — on Mongolia in World Cup qualifying. 

The 14-0 win isn’t the biggest in Japan’s history (15-0 over the Philippines in 1967), nor was it the biggest defeat in 190th-ranked Mongolia’s (15-0 to Uzbekistan in 1998). 

Ronaldo’s Favorite Video Is The One That Shows Him Performing 256 Nutmegs

When attempting to explain what made Ronaldo “O Fenômeno” ("The Phenomenon”), we usually like to focus on the frightening mixture of pace, technique and composure that added up to 15 World Cup goals and a career total of 309, of which 11% were scored after rounding the keeper.

Check Out Sudan’s Reaction To Qualifying For First AFCON In A Decade

Moments like this are why we love the sport so much. Sudan booked its ticket to Cameroon for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations after defeating South Africa 2-0 on Sunday in the final day of Group C play.

This was the first time Sudan had qualified for the competition in nearly a decade and the reaction after the full time whistle says it all.

Pero Qué Gentil: Osote De Arquero Canadiense Le Da Los Boletos Olímpicos A México

México no se quedó a medio camino como Estados Unidos y consiguió los soñados boletos a los Juegos Olímpicos de Japón. El Tri venció 2-0 a Canadá, en un duelo que quedará marcado por el error fatal del arquero James Pantemis.

Watch: Zlatan Sets Up Match Winner With Magical Flying Backheel

Zlatan Ibrahimović has turned a tearful return to the Swedish national team into a highly productive one. The AC Milan striker set up three of Sweden’s four goals in its two recent World Cup qualifiers. The first Zlatan assist vs Kosovo on Sunday was a stunning flying backheel pass to open the scoring in a 3-0 victory.