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Pro Soccer Team Shares 'Josh's Truth' Video

Top-level Australian player comes out as gay

(Newser) - Adelaide United Football Club, an Australian soccer team, says it is proud of midfielder Josh Cavallo for coming out as gay. In a video released by the team titled "Josh's Truth," the 21-year-old says all he wants to do is play the sport and be treated equally,...

He Scored 16 Goals in One Soccer Game. Now, the Fallout

Losing high school accuses winning team of poor sportsmanship in blowout

(Newser) - A high school soccer player in northern Michigan broke records for most goals in a game, but not everyone is cheering. Kevin Hubbell of Benzie Central, one of the best players in the state, scored 16 goals against Kingsley, per the AP . The Sept. 29 game was declared over at...

Soccer Player Arrested for Brutal Attack on Ref

William Ribeiro kicked ref in head after getting yellow card during match in Brazil

(Newser) - A soccer player in Brazil is going to be punished with a lot more than a red card for a brutal attack on a referee. Sport Club Sao Paolo player William Ribeiro is facing a charge of attempted murder over the incident in a Monday night game against Guarani-RS, CNN...

'Men Protecting Men': Rapinoe Slams League Amid Scandal

2 National Women's Soccer League coaches fired over allegations of misconduct, abuse

(Newser) - The National Women's Soccer League is calling off games scheduled for this weekend amid scandals involving two coaches:
  • Coach I: North Carolina Courage coach Paul Riley was fired Thursday by the team following a report in the Athletic that detailed alleged misconduct, including claims from two former players of
...

Women's National Soccer Team Flees Afghanistan

Players, family members cross into Pakistan after 'commitment' from Americans

(Newser) - Afghanistan's national women's soccer team has joined the throngs of people, especially women, fleeing the country since the Taliban's takeover. The team reached neighboring Pakistan via a major border crossing in the city of Torkham and were received by a representative of the Pakistan Football Federation, Information...

After 2 Goals, &#39;Viva Ronaldo&#39;
Ronaldo Makes
Winning Return

Ronaldo Makes Winning Return

Back at Manchester United, star gives fans something to roar about

(Newser) - The leap, swivel, and landing with outstretched arms as the Old Trafford crowd roared: If anyone missed it the first time on Saturday—and it's hard to imagine when so many eyes were transfixed on Cristiano Ronaldo—they got another chance in the second half. Two goals, two chances...

After 39 Years in a Coma, Soccer Player Is Dead

Jean-Pierre Adams suffered brain damage during routine knee operation

(Newser) - The former French soccer player whose coma was the longest of any man in history has died at the age of 73, 39 years after falling into a coma during a knee operation gone wrong. Jean-Pierre Adams played for teams including Paris Saint-Germain and Nice before the botched procedure in...

Paris Fans Cheer Their New Star


Paris Fans
Cheer Their
New Star

Paris Fans Cheer Their New Star

Soccer great Lionel Messi is introduced but doesn't play yet for his new team

(Newser) - Lionel Messi wasn't in the lineup Saturday in Paris, but he was made to feel at home by fans. The newly acquired soccer great was introduced before Paris Saint-Germain's 4-2 victory over Strasbourg, the Sporting News reports. After receiving a standing ovation from the 49,000 fans at...

Australian Football, Rugby Olympians Partied Too Hard

Australia Olympic Committee fielding complaints about rowdy flight, damaged rooms

(Newser) - Imagine the party that would ensue if the Australian Olympic soccer and rugby teams spent 10 hours locked in a room together. Now imagine that room is actually an airplane from Tokyo to Sydney and you’re just trying to get some sleep. Australian Olympians were already in hot water...

A 1989 Soccer Tragedy Claims One More Victim

55-year-old dies in Britain from injuries suffered in crush of fans decades ago; death toll now 97

(Newser) - A British man who died 32 years after being caught in a crush of soccer fans at an overcrowded Hillsborough Stadium has been recorded as the 97th victim of the tragedy, per the AP . Andrew Devine was badly injured in a crush of Liverpool fans at the stadium in Sheffield...

US Women's Soccer Suffers Huge Blow in Olympic Start

US women's soccer team last lost a match in January 2019

(Newser) - Team USA got off to a rough start at the Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday as a 44-game unbeaten streak for the US women's national soccer team came to a sudden end. Sweden easily defeated the squad 3-0, with two goals from Stina Blackstenius and another from Linda Hurtig. The...

After Racist Abuse of England Soccer Players, a Petition

Nearly 1M want to see racists permanently banned from soccer matches

(Newser) - After the racist abuse hurled at three Black players on England's soccer team after it lost the European championship, a petition has been launched to permanently ban racists from the sport's matches. The petition , which has so far been signed by nearly a million people, calls "for...

After England Loses, Racist Trolls Go After 3 Black Players

They missed penalty kicks in soccer championship

(Newser) - England lost a major soccer championship Sunday in a shootout to Italy, and the ugly fallout has racial overtones. Three Black players on the team who failed to score on their penalty kicks were subjected to online abuse by racist trolls, reports Reuters . Things got so bad that Prime Minister...

Italy Beats England 3-2 After Penalty Shootout

Tense Euro 2020 final match went into extra time

(Newser) - Italy has won the Euro 2020 Championship, beating England 3-2 in a close match that came down to a penalty shootout. The game was far from dull, starting strong with England’s Luke Shaw scoring less than two minutes into the match, per the AP . The game was tied at...

There's a Bump on England's Road to the Euro Final

UEFA says fans violated several rules, including in using a laser pointer on Danish goalkeeper

(Newser) - England's men's soccer team is headed to its first major tournament final in 55 years, but it managed to run afoul of European soccer's governing body along the way. UEFA has charged the team with three offenses tied to actions by fans present at England's 2-1...

Soccer Player Home From Hospital After Field Collapse

Denmark's Christian Eriksen suffered cardiac arrest during Euro 2020 match

(Newser) - Christian Eriksen was discharged from the hospital on Friday and immediately went to visit his Denmark teammates nearly a week after suffering cardiac arrest during a European Championship match. The Danish soccer federation wrote on Twitter that Eriksen was released from the Rigshospitalet in central Copenhagen after a successful operation....

Cristiano Ronaldo Snubs Coke, With Big Ramification

Coca Cola's market value fell $4B after soccer star touted water

(Newser) - When Cristiano Ronaldo sat down at a press conference at the UEFA European Championship in Budapest on Monday, he immediately took notice of two Coke bottles that had been placed in front of him. The Portugal soccer captain swiftly moved them to the side, out of view of cameras. "...

Parachuting Protester Injures Euro 2020 Spectators

Soccer authorities say several people were hospitalized after Munich stunt

(Newser) - Several spectators were treated in the hospital for injuries caused by a protester who parachuted into the stadium before France played Germany at the European Championship, UEFA said Tuesday. Debris fell on the field and main grandstand, narrowly missing France coach Didier Deschamps, when the parachutist struck wires for an...

Christian Eriksen Breaks Silence After Scary Collapse

Danish soccer player says he feels 'OK' after cardiac arrest

(Newser) - Christian Eriksen has sent his first public message from the hospital thanking supporters for their “sweet and amazing” well-wishes after his collapse at the European Championship , the AP reports. Eriksen remains in the hospital after suffering cardiac arrest during Denmark’s game against Finland in Copenhagen on Saturday. The...

Doctor: Player Who Collapsed on Field 'Was Gone'

Denmark's Christian Eriksen 'was gone,' team physician says

(Newser) - Denmark's team doctor said Sunday that a player's heart stopped and that "he was gone" before being resuscitated with a defibrillator at the European Championship. Christian Eriksen collapsed on the field during Denmark's opening Euro 2020 group game against Finland on Saturday and was given lengthy...

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