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…

Neymar wishes for bigger role with PSG transfer

PARIS, France – Neymar Jr. spoke with the press after his arrival to Paris St. Germain on Friday and stated that he simply wanted a new challenge with his new club. “I wanted something bigger, a bigger challenge. This was about ambition,” Naymar said. “My heart told me it was time to sign for Paris…

Paris Saint-Germain announce signing of Neymar from Barcelona

PARIS – Neymar Jr landed in France for the first time as a Paris player at 11am on Friday morning at Bourget Airport. The 25-year-old Brazilian international star arrives from Barcelona for a world-record €222 million fee after activating his buyout clause on Thursday. The deal is a reported five-year deal. @neymarjr has just landed…

Lionel Messi Extends Contract with Barcelona until 2021

BARCELONA – FC Barcelona announced that Lionel Messi has agreed a three-year contract extension, keeping the soccer star at Camp Nouh until 2021. “The club is very happy with both the renewal and the commitment of Messi, the best player in history,” Barca said in a statement. #Messi2021The show continues… pic.twitter.com/In3N4MBH1m — FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) 5…

Real Madrid and Juventus to meet in UEFA Champions League Final

SPAIN – Isco, the 25-year-old midfielder for Real Madrid netted the games most important goal just three minutes before the half – to give the defending UEFA Champions League winners a shot at back-2-back titles. Real Madrid will defend their UEFA Champions League crown against Juventus on 3 June – after the 2-1 finish against…