Tag: soccer

Solskjaer does not fear for his future at Man Utd despite sackings

by Alam KHAN Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he does not fear for his future as Manchester United manager despite a spate of Premier League sackings as he prepares to face his predecessor Jose Mourinho. Spurs turned to Mourinho after dismissing Mauricio Pochettino last month, while Arsenal...

Ballon d’Or showing can spur Liverpool to more success, says Van Dijk

Virgil van Dijk said that seeing four Liverpool players finish in the top 10 in the ranking for this year's Ballon d'Or can be an extra source of motivation for the Anfield club in their quest for more on-field success this season. "Obviously the season...

Pogba included in Man Utd squad for pre-season tour amid transfer talk

Paul Pogba has been included in Manchester United's squad for their pre-season tour despite the France star's apparent desire to leave the Premier League club. It had been claimed Pogba might refuse to make the trip amid reports the midfielder is keen to force a...

Football star Mohamed Salah says men should “treat women with more respect”

Egyptian football player Mohamed Salah has been included in Time's 100 Most Influential People of 2019. The celebrated Liverpool forward, a practicing Muslim, recently announced that men in his country and across cultures should "treat women with more respect." Salah is an icon in Egypt...

Hurray, watch World Cup 2018 football: No price hikes and nine free matches for Singapore fans

Suresh Nair GOOD news for Singapore football fans: You will get front-row seats to watch June’s World Cup Finals in Russia. The three local broadcasters - Mediacorp, Singtel and StarHub - are collaborating for the first time to bring this year's World Cup coverage to Singapore,...

48 teams for the expanded World Cup football in 2026: Is this madness?

Suresh Nair CRAZY some may say, making the World Cup competition as crowded as Chinatown or Little India but a vote will be taken this week to have 48 countries at the 2026 event. In numerical terms, it’s 50 per cent bigger and there will be...

Time to curb big bucks football agents make from transfer fees

By Suresh Nair THIS is simply outrageous: The football agent for Alexis Sanchez reportedly received £15million (S$28million) in the Chile international's recent transfer to Manchester United. Yes, just one transaction! Fernando Felicevich must be laughing his way to the bank but such silly fees may come to an...

Twilight of a new era in global soccer business

The extraordinary event of the US$262 million Neymar Jr deal to French giant Paris St Germain has turned the world of football upside down. But it has also turned the world of the business of football inside out. And it happened at a moment when the...

Be Brazilian or Dutch or English – just for the World Cup

By Pang Xue Qiang You may not get the Kallang Roar but make no mistake, the cheers will be even more resounding. Join the Dutch, British, Brazilians, Argentinians, Germans and other football-crazy fans at the following pubs from the towns of Kevin Strootman or Ivan...

Singapore soccer: Very strange, this

By Tan Bah Bah Singapore soccer is in very serious need of an immediate boost of self-confidence. The rather strange declarations of the current FAS President are not exactly what thousands of soccer fans expect to hear from the country's top soccer boss. Replying to press...