Category: International Sports

Gerrard quits England duty

Gerrard quits England duty

England captain Steven Gerrard has announced his retirement from international football. The Liverpool midfielder quits as his country’s third-most capped player having made 114 appearances over a 14-year international career. Gerrard delayed a decision on his future in the immediate aftermath of this summer’s World Cup, but a substitute’s appearance in a 0-0 draw with [&hellip

Ferdinand completes move to QPR

Ferdinand completes move to QPR

​Ex-England defender Rio Ferdinand has joined Queens Park Rangers as a free agent after leaving Manchester United. The 35-year-old held talks with manager Harry Redknapp earlier this week following his return from Brazil, where he was as an analyst for BBC Sport. Ferdinand, who previously played under Redknapp at West Ham, has signed a one-year [&hellip

Demba Ba to join Besiktas

Demba Ba to join Besiktas

Chelsea striker Demba Ba has confirmed he is on the cusp of joining Turkish giants Besiktas. The Senegal international will become the second forward to leave the club this summer, following the departure of Samuel Eto’o, as Jose Mourinho revamps his striking force. The 29-year-old revealed his excitement at the prospect of the reported £8m [&hellip

Van Gaal set to face media

Van Gaal set to face media

​Louis van Gaal will take his first full training session with the Manchester United players today before facing the media at around 3pm this afternoon. The Dutchman flew into the country on Wednesday and travelled straight to the club’s Carrington training complex to meet members of the squad not still on a post-World Cup break. [&hellip

Liverpool seal Markovic swoop

Liverpool seal Markovic swoop

Liverpool have completed the signing of Serbian forward Lazar Markovic from Portuguese champions Benfica. The 20-year-old forward, who can play as a winger or as a conventional striker, has signed what the Reds are describing as a “long-term’” deal. The transfer fee is in the region of £20million and Markovic is excited about the switch. [&hellip

Scolari steps down as Brazil head coach

Scolari steps down as Brazil head coach

Luiz Felipe Scolari has resigned as Brazil manager after the hosts finished their 2014 FIFA World Cup campaign with two embarrassing defeats against Germany and the Netherlands. Brazil’s home tournament ended disastrously with a 3-0 defeat to the Netherlands in the third-place playoff at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia on Saturday following the Selecao’s humiliating [&hellip

Messi wins Golden Ball of World Cup

Messi wins Golden Ball of World Cup

Argentina star Lionel Messi has won the FIFA Golden Ball for the best player of World Cup 2014 despite his side’s defeat versus Germans in the 2014 World Cup final. Following Argentina’s 1-0 defeat against Germany in the World Cup final in Brazil’s Rio de Janiro on Sunday, Messi won the Golden Ball, a prize [&hellip

Germany triumphs in World Cup final

Germany triumphs in World Cup final

​Germany has been crowned the world champion after a stunning extra time 1-0 victory over Argentina in the 2014 FIFA World Cup final showdown. On Sunday, the match at the Estadio do Maracana in Rio de Janeiro kicked off with Germany wearing its traditional white shirts and Argentina playing in dark blue. Despite dominant possession [&hellip

Suarez leaves Liverpool to Barcelona

Suarez leaves Liverpool to Barcelona

Luis Suarez, Uruguay’s national team striker, has left Liverpool club to join FC Barcelona following his four-month ban from soccer activities. Barcelona club confirmed on Friday morning that Liverpool has agreed to sell Suarez for a fee of about £75 million ($128 million). Suarez signed for Liverpool from Ajax in 2011 for £22.7 million ($38 [&hellip

Brazil to deploy 26k security forces for Cup final

Brazil to deploy 26k security forces for Cup final

Some 26,000 police and army troops are to be deployed to ensure a peaceful night for the World Cup final in Rio de Janeiro. Police, soldiers and firefighters will be involved in security operations in Rio for the World Cup final match between Germany and Argentina on July 13. City officials plan to beef up [&hellip