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…

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 ……