‘You are not Zlatan’ says Ibrahimovic in pro-mask video

Football superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic has leant his weight to a campaign promoting respect for distancing rules and wearing a mask, telling fans not to “challenge the virus” in a video released Thursday... Read more »

Maradona turns 60 in self-isolation

Notorious for his wild lifestyle, Argentina great Diego Maradona turns 60 on Friday in far more sober circumstances sheltered in self-isolation to protect him from the coronavirus pandemic. Having suffered two heart... Read more »

Ibrahimovic ‘always wants to play’, says AC Milan coach

Zlatan Ibrahimovic always wants to play, AC Milan coach Stefano Pioli said on Wednesday, before their Europa League game against Sparta Prague. “I won’t ask Zlatan if he wants to play, because... Read more »

Dest makes El Clasico debut; Pulisic, Reyna held in check

Americans Abroad: A roundup of all of the weekend’s action featuring the USMNT’s youngest and brightest stars, including Christian Pulisic, Gio Reyna, Sergiño Dest and others… [ MORE: Koeman after El Clasico:... Read more »

Liverpool wins game, loses Fabinho

Liverpool – Midtjylland: Diogo Jota scored for a second-choice Liverpool side who lost Fabinho to injury in a 2-0 win over Midtjylland. Mohamed Salah won and converted a late penalty to finish... Read more »

Italy going back to games with no fans due to surge of virus cases

ROME (AP) — Italy and Serie A are shutting their stadiums to fans again. [ Americans Abroad: Dest makes El Clasico debut; Pulisic, Reyna held in check ] A new government decree... Read more »

Pirlo sees positives as Juventus miss Ronaldo before Barca clash

Andrea Pirlo sees positives despite preparing for his biggest match since taking over as Juventus coach with Covid-19 -stricken Cristiano Ronaldo in doubt against Lionel Messi’s Barcelona in the Champions League on... Read more »

Ibrahimovic strikes twice but Roma level three times in Milan stalemate

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice but AC Milan dropped their first points of the Serie A season as Roma came from behind to draw 3-3 at the San Siro on Monday. In a... Read more »

Madrid’s Clasico, Lewandowski, record-breaking Ajax: European football talking points

Real Madrid triumphed in the Clasico, Robert Lewandowski kept up his stunning form and Ajax recorded the biggest victory in the history of the Dutch top flight. AFP Sport rounds up some... Read more »

Juventus drop points again; Napoli, Inter win late

A roundup of all of the weekend’s action in Serie A, where Juventus dropped points for the third time this season, and Napoli and Inter Milan each snatched three points without much... Read more »