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November 5, 2018 10:01 AM Fernando Ovelar, 14, scores for Cerro Porteno in Paraguayan Superclasico

Imagine scoring your first professional goal in the biggest club fixture in your homeland. Now imagine doing it aged 14. For Fernando Ovelar, that unlikely dream became a reality on a Sunday. Ovelar, who is two months short of his 15th birthday, scored the opening goal for Paraguayan top-flight team Cerro Porteno in their Superclasico against arch-rivals 8

November 4, 2018 3:48 PM Beckham in line for top US honour

HE MAY have been denied a knighthood, but David Beckham's new billion-dollar football team could net him America's top civilian honour. The 42-year-old former Manchester United and England captain is being quietly lined up as a contender for the Presidential Medal of Freedom. It claimed they will have sunk $1billion (£782million) into the project by the time Inter 12

November 4, 2018 10:49 AM Wayne Rooney: England's record goalscorer set for farewell appearance

Wayne Rooney is set to come out of international retirement to make a farewell appearance for England against the United States next month. The 33-year-old - England's record goalscorer with 53 - has not played for the Three Lions since a 3-0 victory over Scotland in November 2016. But Rooney, who plays for DC United, is expected to earn his 120th cap in the friendly 14

November 3, 2018 10:06 AM Leicester players in tears as stadium falls silent to remember Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha

Members of the team are due to fly out to Thailand for the funeral of the club's late owner after the match in Cardiff. Players shed tears and fans raised their club scarves aloft in tribute to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha. Two giant flags in memory of the popular tycoon were also unfurled, one of which was "surfed" from Cardiff supporters to the Leicester 11

October 6, 2018 5:14 PM Now clapping banned at FOOTBALL MATCHES! Spectators must REMAIN SILENT at youth matches

CLAPPING will now be banned at several children's football matches this weekend, to avoid putting "pressure" on young players. Hampshire FA has held Silent Weekend fixtures for four years running, and has encouraged other clubs and leagues to also participate. Winsor United Youth, Worting Youth FC, Hayling United Youth FC, Southside AFC Youth, Hamble 12

September 28, 2018 9:30 PM Football's coming home! May BACKS bid for UK and Ireland to host 2030 World Cup

THERESA May tonight declared that the Government is ready to back a bid to bring football home by jointly hosting the World Cup Finals with Ireland in 2030. Following the excitement of this Summer’s World Cup, the English FA are working together with the FAs of Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland to explore whether there could be a joint bid to host the 2030 World 15

September 8, 2018 12:23 AM Bolt to leave Mariners for a week

Usain Bolt's fledgling soccer career at the Central Coast Mariners is taking a quick break, with the sporting superstar to leave the country for a week. In a statement on Saturday, the A-League club said Bolt would jet out to an unnamed location on Sunday. "After completing his first three weeks of training with the Central Coast Mariners, the club wishes 7

September 7, 2018 10:49 PM Jermaine Jones retires, 11 months after his last match

Jermaine Jones retires, 11 months after his last match Midfielder Jermaine Jones announced his retirement, 11 months after his last match for Major League Soccer's LA Galaxy. The 36-year-old midfielder, born in West Germany to an American father and West German mother, had four goals in 69 appearances for the United States from 2010-17, highlighted by a tying 6

July 23, 2018 7:33 PM Jaelene Hinkle recalled to US soccer team amid ‘homophobia’ controversy

On Twitter fans wrote of their disappointment that Hinkle has been given another opportunity to play for the national team. “what I find most upsetting is that the USWNT team would invite an outspoken, homophobic player to the top honor of playing, knowing there are players on the team who identify as LGBTQ+. “It divides a team that should be coming 15

July 18, 2018 11:06 AM Thai cave rescue press conference LIVE: Boys tried to 'dig their way out' and had no water

THE 12 boys and their 25-year-old coach tried to dig their way out and survived by drinking water from the walls of the cave before they were rescued from the flooded complex in Thailand. Here is all the latest news from the Thai cave rescue press conference today (Wednesday). The group was rescued eight days ago after a dramatic rescue effort that left one Thai Navy SEAL dead after 19