MOSCOW, June 15: Egypt star striker Mohamed Salah is almost certain to play in his team's first match at the FIFA World Cup in Russia against Uruguay despite suffering a shoulder injury in late May, Egypt head coach Hector Cuper said Thursday.
MILAN, Nov 24: An Italian court sentenced former AC Milan and Brazil forward Robinho in absentia to nine years in prison on Thursday after convicting him of taking part in a gang rape of an Albanian woman in 2013.
LONDON, Sept 29: Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has been involved in a road accident in the Netherlands and will be assessed by club doctors when he returns on Friday, the Premier League side has said.
KATHMANDU, March 21: One of the most prolific strikers of his generation, Karna Limbu, has played for just 15 minutes for the national team. At the age of 31, which is generally the twilight of playing career for footballers, he has been named in the final squad for a tournament for the first time although he was in the squad for international friendlies before too. He was named in the list of 20 players announced on Friday for the AFC Asian Qualifiers against the Philippines.
PARIS, July 4: France striker Olivier Giroud said his team is keen for a revenge against rivals Germany after setting up a semi-final clash with the reigning world champions with a thrilling 5-2 victory over Iceland in the European football championship quarter-finals.
MARSEILLE, France, June 30: Poland striker Arkadiusz Milik is looking forward to meeting one of his footballing heroes in the European Championship quarterfinals: Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo in Marseille.