World Cup-winning captain and coach Franz Beckenbauer, the man heading a task-force responsible for suggesting ways to improve soccer, didn’t show up for its first meeting in Zurich today.
Ex-England soccer player Nat Lofthouse has died at the age of 85, his former club Bolton Wanderers said on its website.
Wayne Rooney signed a four-year contract extension with English Premier League soccer champion Manchester United.
In December of 2009 an unexpected package arrived at the headquarters of Concha y Toro, the 127- year-old winemaker in Santiago, Chile.
Manchester United won at Liverpool yesterday for a first time in five seasons, although manager Alex Ferguson called the performance “poor” after his team struggled to overcome a 10-man team.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored three goals as Real Madrid routed Galatasaray 6-1 in soccer’s Champions League, while Bayern Munich opened its title defense with a 3-0 win over CSKA Moscow.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable links to the Web.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable Internet links.
Soccer rulemakers will consider a proposal that would allow a fourth substitution in extra time in games, among measures put forward by a group trying to improve the sport.
"Wayne Rooney has maybe had an injury and he might not perform as well as he might have done but that's not to say you get rid of him."
- Bobby Charlton on Mar 11, 2013