Argentine international Angel Di Maria was the star of the show as his Juventus side beat Maccabi Haifa 3-1 at home to register their first Champions League win of the season. He won the best player at the end of the game as revealed by organisers UEFA.
England international Phil Foden scored his first goal of the new Premier League campaign during the 4-0 victory over newly promoted side Bournemouth. Foden scored one of the goals on the way to a big win over the Cherries.
Estadio Azteca became the first stadium to host two World Cup finals when Argentina beat West Germany 3-2 in the 1986 title match. It previously hosted the final for the 1970 tournament, when Brazil defeated Italy 4-1 — with Pelé scoring the first goal. Perhaps even more famous was the 1986 quarterfinal match at the stadium between Argentina and England, when Diego Maradona scored a goal by punching the ball into the net. The stadium opened in 1966 and has a capacity of about 87,000 with a grass surface. The venue’s record attendance for soccer, however, is said to be 119,853.
Miami Gardens, Florida
Located in suburban Miami, Hard Rock Stadiumhosts both NFL and college football games. The Miami Dolphins and the University of Miami both play at the venue, which has a seating capacity of about 67,000, a grass surface and a roof that covers spectators but is open over the field. The stadium opened in 1987 and also hosts tennis Read more
England international Harry Kane scored the second Tottenham Hotspur goal as they finished the latest Premier League season in style via the 5-0 away win over Norwich City who finished at the bottom of the league table. Kane was a doubt for Spurs ahead of the Norwich City game due to illness, but he was able to take his place in the starting XI for the game.
With the big win over Norwich City, Spurs were able to secure Champions League football ahead of Arsenal. As a matter of fact, a point from the Norwich City game would have given Tottenham Hotspur a spot in the Champions League next season ahead of the Gunners since they have a better goal difference. In the end, Kane and Tottenham Hotspur finished two points ahead of Arsenal who also scored five goals on the last day of the season. The Gunners thrashed Everton 5-1 at home on the final day of the season, but it turned out that the result was not enough for Champions League football.
Although Ralf Ragnick is the current manager of English Premier League giants Manchester United, he is only maintaining that role for the short term and is expected to step down from the position at the end of the season. He agreed to and signed a contract with the club on a short-term basis as he was brought in to take charge of the club for the remaining six months of the current season after the Red Devils decided to part company with former boss Olé Gunnar Solksjaer.
Uruguay are one of few nations who can say they have won the FIFA World Cup tournament at least once. As a matter of fact, they have won it two times starting with the first edition on home soil in 1930. The second win arrived twenty years later and it remains the sweeter of the two wins after they won against all odds at the expense of hosts Brazil who were also favourites.
Paraguay are back to winning ways in their qualifying campaign for World Cup 2022 following the 2-1 win over Venezuela. The Paraguayans were able to end their run of six World Cup qualifying games without a win in the matchday eleven encounter with the home success over Venzeuela.
Paraguay had not won a game in the South American region of the World Cup 2022 qualifiers since the matchday two clash with Venezuela.Gaston Gimenez scored the only goal of the game in the colours of Paraguay for a 1-0 away win over the Venezuelans. The Paraguayans were able to make it a double victory when they met Venezuela again in their latest World Cup qualifieron Thursday night via a 2-1 win. Read more
While other countries have been, through their football federations, giving assurances to the head coaches of their national teams that they would be keeping their jobs despite the campaign they had at the Euros, Russia have acted differently.
The Russian Football Federation has confirmed that they have relieved head coach Stanislav Cherchesov of his duties and he has stepped down from his role with immediate effect following the disastrous campaign they had at the Euros. The Russian team performed really below par and did not meet up the expectations of a lot of people and the outcome of their Euros campaign has cost Cherchesov his job.
Two-time world champions Argentina could only play a score draw as the South American qualifiers resume this week with matchday seven as far as the World Cup 2022 tournament in Qatar is concerned.
Last month, Portugal played against Serbia in their World Cup Qualifying match and it proved to be not only entertaining but also controversial. The Portuguese national team captain Cristiano Ronaldo scored what could have been the match-winning goal for his side during stoppage time but saw his goal canceled after assistant referee Mario Diks legend that the ball did not cross the line.