Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores to reach 500 goals for club and country

LOS ANGELES, California — LA Galaxy star Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored the 500th goal of his career for club and country on Saturday night. The Swedish striker converted on a goal (roundhouse kick) on the volley from Jonathan dos Santos’ pass in the 43rd minute to reach the milestone. “Obviously it’s not good to lose ……

France claims top spot in latest FIFA rankings

ZURICH, Switzerland — The French National Team returned to the top of the #FIFARanking for the first time in 16 years. France who beat Croatia 4-2 last month to win their second World Cup title — last held the top spot in May 2002. FIFA used their new ranking system for the first time and…

Croatia reaches World Cup final after Mandzukic goal, Beat England 2-1

MOSCOW, Russia — Mario Mandzukic goal sends Croatia to their first ever appearance in the World Cup final after beating England 2-1 in extra time in Moscow, where they will take on France on Sunday. Unbeatable spirit. @MarioMandzukic9 Believe. #justdoit pic.twitter.com/Ne1lYsRhr0 — Nike Football (@nikefootball) 12 juli 2018

Samuel Umtiti heads France into the Final for first time in 20 years

MOSCOW, Russia — Samuel Umtiti’s headed winner has returned France to the FIFA World Cup Final for the third time in 20 years, sealing a 1-0 win over Belgium in Saint Petersburg. #FRA #FRA #FRA Samuel Umtiti heads @FrenchTeam into the #WorldCup Final 💪 👀 TV listings 👉 https://t.co/xliHcxWvEO 📺 Highlights 👉 https://t.co/LOdKDX2Cwn pic.twitter.com/PzIZ2OHGmA — FIFA…

Cristiano Ronaldo leaves Real Madrid to join Juventus

ITALY — Real Madrid C.F. announced that Portugese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is leaving the club to sign with Italian champions Juventus, the Spanish club announced on Tuesday. Ronaldo,the reigning Ballon d’Or winner will end his nine-year stint with Real Madrid. “Real Madrid would like to communicate that we have listened to the wish and request…

Harry Maguire and Dele Alli help England reach World Cup semifinal

MOSCOW, Russia — England have reached their first World Cup semifinal since 1990 after goals from Harry Maguire and Dele Alli secured a 2-0 victory over Sweden in Samara. Dele’s goal was England’s 11th at Russia 2018, equalling the country’s record of most goals at a single World Cup set in 1966, the first and…