DreamHack and Swedish Elite Football Association create eAllsvenskan

STOCKHOLM, Sweden — Twelve Swedish football clubs will field a professional FIFA 19 team to compete in the virtual tournament from March to May 2019 – at the same time as the Allsvenskan’s 95th season kicks off. eAllsvenskan will serve as an official qualifier for FIFA eWorld Cup 2019™. The first season of eAllsvenskan will…

PSG’s Neymar Jr. ruled out for ten weeks

PARIS, France — Neymar Jr. has been ruled out for up to ten weeks, accoridng an injury update released on the Paris Saint-Germain’s Champions League website. The Brazilian international star suffered an injury while playing against Strasbourg last Wednesday in the French Cup but will not require surgery. Neymar Jr injury update:https://t.co/pak9HvILx2 pic.twitter.com/SiLrfSwqhn — Paris…

Mohamed Salah named Caf African Player of the Year

EGYPT — Mohamed Salah completed a memorable day for Egyptian football by retaining his African Player of the Year award in Senegal Tuesday. The 26-year-old Liverpool star finished first with club-mate Senegalese Sadio Mane and Arsenal and Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang the other finalists. “I have dreamt of winning this award since I was a…

AIK, Claims Swedish Championship with decisive 1-0 win against Kalmar FF

STOCKHOLM, Sweden — Robin Jansson scored the matches deciding goal as AIK  claimed the 2018 Swedish Championship with a 1-0 result over Kalmar FF on Sunday. The game clinching moment happened just before the half at around the 45 minute mark, as Nicolas Stefanelli sent a free kick in high over the penalty box. Tarik Elyounoussi’s…

Embattled ex-Ghana football boss banned for life by FIFA

ZURICH, Switzerland — FIFA handed a life ban from all football activities to former Ghana Football Association president Kwesi Nyantakyi for various violations of their ethics code, including bribery and corruption. Nyantakyi, a former member of FIFA’s General Council, was found guilty after being filmed by an investigative journalist in a hotel room appearing to…

Ellen and Zlatan surprise Thai cave survivors

CARSON, California — Ellen Degeneres and the Los Angeles Galaxy along with superstar Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic set up a tour of the Galaxy’s StubHub Center stadium before training with members of the MLS team — for The Wild Boars. The Thai youngsters were retrieved from the Tham Luang cave complex in July after a…

U.S. women qualify for World Cup, routes Jamaica 6-0

FRISCO, Texas — The U.S. women are going to France for the World Cup. They scored five goals before halftime, before putting the final whistle in a 6-0 win against Jamaica. It will be the eighth consecutive World Cup appearance for the USA, which has appeared in each of the previous seven tournaments that have…

Germany awarded the rights to host the Euro 2024 championship

NYON, Switzerland — UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin announced that Germany will host the final tournament of the UEFA European Football Championship in 2024 during a ceremony held at the House of European Football in Nyon, Switzerland, in front of representatives of the two bidding associations. “Let me offer my congratulations to both the German and…

Luka Modric and Marta awarded The Best FIFA Football Awards

LONDON, England — London’s Royal Festival Hall, home to London’s Symphony Orchestra, hosted The Best FIFA Football Awards in the United Kingdom’s capital. Luka Modric and Didier Deschamps were awarded the leading honours for The Best FIFA Men’s Player and Men’s Coach respectively, after their outstanding years and notable contributions at the 2018 FIFA World…