Ex-football star George Weah becomes Liberia’s new president

LIBERIA, Africa — Liberia’s George Weah who recently served as a senator has won 61,5% of the vote during the second round of presidential elections. The 51-year-old international football star (soccer), grew up in Monrovia. He played for Paris Saint-Germain and AC Milan in the 1990s before moving to England late in his career for…

El Clasico: Messi Christmas! Barcelona beats Real Madrid 3-0

MADRID, Spain — FC Barcelona fans received the perfect Christmas gift as they moved 14 points clear of Real Madrid in La Liga following three second-half goals that lifted them to a 3-0 victory at the Bernabeu. The magic of this El Clasico matchup took place in the second half as Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi…

The groups for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia!

MOSCOW, Russia — The 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ snapped into focus after the Final Draw on 1 December in Moscow’s Kremlin State Palace. Hosts Russia will open the event against Saudi Arabia at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium on 14 June in Group A, while defending champions Germany were drawn into a tough Group F along…

Lionel Messi signs new Barcelona contract until 2021

BARCELONA, Spain — Lionel Messi inked a new contract with Barcelona until 2021, his ninth professional contract  since he moved to the Camp Nou and commits him to the club until he is 34. Barca announced the news in an an official club statement, which read: “FC Barcelona and Lionel Messi signed on Saturday morning a…

Sweden 1-0 Italy: Jakob Johansson scores only goal in win

SOLNA, Sweden —  Jakob Johansson scored the only goal of the game in the 61st minute to give Sweden the upper hand from the  first leg of their World Cup play-off against Italy after winning 1-0 in at Solna’s Friends Arena on Friday. Italy came close with  Matteo Darmian who struck the post with an effort…

Marcus Berg scores 4 goals in 8-0 Victory over Luxembourg in qualifications

SOLNA, Sweden — Swedish Striker Marcus Berg scored four goals to help keep Sweden’s hope of automatic qualification alive for the World Cup by demoralizing Luxembourg 8-0 on Saturday. The victory, marked Sweden’s biggest World Cup qualifying win, since a 7-0 win against Malta in 1974 and 2002. Marcus Berg has the first 4-goal game…

Ronaldo enters top ten for all-time UEFA club appearances

Cristiano Ronaldo has made his 150th UEFA club competition appearance, placing him joint tenth on the all-time list but with a long way still to go to catch Iker Casillas. He reaches the landmark figure just over 15 years after his first appearance, a UEFA Champions League qualifier for Sporting CP in August 2002. The…

Kia signs new UEFA Europa League sponsorship deal

KOREA – Kia Motors has been named as a new Official Partner of the UEFA Europa League. The three-year sponsorship agreement commences in time for the 2018/19 season, and runs through to the UEFA Europa League final in 2021. The UEFA Europa League is the world’s largest professional club football competition, involving clubs from 54…

Zlatan signs 1 -year deal with Manchester United

MANCHESTER UNITED – Manchester United announced that Zlatan Ibrahimovic will continue his journey with the club and has signed a one-year contract. He will sport #10. Jose Mourinho said: “We are delighted Zlatan is on the road to recovery and we are equally delighted to have his ambition and experience back with us. After his…