The Netherlands remained perfect in qualifying for soccer’s 2014 World Cup. England scored its biggest victory in 17 years, and defending champion Spain was held to a surprising home draw.
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.
Kyle Walker scored his first goal for Tottenham to secure a 2-1 win against Arsenal in yesterday’s north London derby. Chelsea climbed to third in soccer’s Premier League with a 5-1 victory at Bolton.
Germany beat the Netherlands 2-1 last night to move closer to a quarterfinal spot in soccer’s European Championship. Portugal boosted its chances with a 3-2 win against Denmark.
Chelsea routed London rival Tottenham 5-1 to reach the final of English soccer’s F.A. Cup for a fourth time in six years.
Manchester City scored two goals in the last 12 minutes to beat Chelsea 2-1 in English soccer’s Premier League and cut Manchester United’s lead to a point, while Arsenal climbed above Tottenham into third place.
The “noisy neighbors” had something to prove yesterday at Old Trafford.
Soccer teams may have to change their habit of waiting until the last minute to buy and sell players when the sport’s new international transfer mechanism becomes mandatory in two days.
The Netherlands beat Denmark 2-0 today to win their opening World Cup game, while Japan defeated Cameroon 1-0.