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/ 76 days ago

Rise of the underdogs in Asian and African tournaments

If the '2023' editions of the Africa Cup of Nations and Asian Cup demonstrate anything, it is that the parity in these tournaments stands out among international competitions. Each continent has relative powerhouses. Japan has been dominant in Asia, and South Korea always poses a threat. Egypt and Cameroon have more AFCON titles than any […]


/ 76 days ago

Messi hopeful to play against Vissel Kobe after Hong Kong debacle

Lionel Messi has proclaimed that he is hopeful to be fit enough to face Vissel Kobe on Wednesday. Inter Miami is ending its tour of Asia this week after four friendlies on the continent. The excursion has not gone as planned for the superstar, Miami and Major League Soccer. Messi and company were previously beaten […]


/ 77 days ago

Inter Miami goes dark after Kobe friendly removed from Apple

The confusion and concern surrounding Inter Miami and its tour in Asia is continuing after Apple removed the Vissel Kobe friendly. Originally, the league's streaming partner announced the friendly between Inter Miami and Japanese side Vissel Kobe would be on MLS Season Pass. A chunk of issues surrounding the friendly in Hong Kong have plunged […]


/ 81 days ago

Competitive 2023 AFC Asian Cup bringing joy amid the chaos

While Japan still tops the bookmaker’s list as favorites to lift the 2023 AFC Asian Cup trophy, this tournament has shown that the gap that has historically existed between the likes of Japan, South Korea, Australia and the rest of the Confederation, no longer exists. The vast majority of matches have been extremely competitive. The […]


/ 108 days ago

Asian Cup games to be streamed to viewers in the United States

All of the games from the Asian Cup, the continental competition for teams from the Asian Football Confederation, are fully available to viewers in the United States. The likes of Japan, South Korea, Qatar, and Australia are vying for the title. Qatar enters as the defending champion after reaching its first success in 2019. For […]


/ 129 days ago

Inter Miami cashing in on Messi with expanded Asian tour

Inter Miami has officially announced a new addition to their preseason friendly fixture list. The Major League Soccer side recently announced a matchup with the El Salvador national team on Jan. 19. This match is happening in the Central American nation. Miami is then playing two games in Saudi Arabia and one in Hong Kong. […]


/ 249 days ago

Liverpool look to complete shock deal for Wataru Endo

Liverpool has made a shock move to sign Wataru Endo from Stuttgart in a deal worth around $20 million. The Reds were forced to make the move due to missing out on other key targets. The 30-year-old Japan international made 33 Bundesliga appearances last season, as Stuttgart finished 16th out of the 18 teams. He […]


/ 255 days ago

Spain, Sweden win in Women's World Cup quarterfinals

Spain and Sweden have both booked their places in the semifinals of the 2023 Women's World Cup. The Spanish side endured a late comeback from the Netherlands to advance through the Women's World Cup quarterfinals. Sweden, on the other hand, were quite comfortable in their victory over Japan. The wins by the two European teams […]


/ 261 days ago

Japan, Spain advance to Women's World Cup quarterfinals

Japan and Spain have become the first teams to book their places in the quarterfinals of the Women's World Cup. The two sides previously qualified for the knockout round after finishing first and second respectively in Group C. Japan took care of Norway on Saturday in a evenly matched fixture. Spain, on the other hand, […]


/ 262 days ago

7 players to watch in Women's World Cup

Now that the tournament has entered the Round of 16 stage, here are 7 players to watch in the Women's World Cup: 1. Teresa Abelleira (Spain) Never mind the fact that Spain is struggling more than ever with its embarrassing 4-0 loss to Japan. Real Madrid's Teresa Abelleira is tearing up New Zealand with her […]


/ 428 days ago

USA defeat Japan in SheBelieves Cup with Swanson goal

Nashville, TN: It was a picture-perfect day to see USA defeat Japan in the SheBelieves Cup match played at the gorgeous new Geodis Park in Nashville. The Women's World Cup in New Zealand is still several months away, but the USWNT is rounding into form nicely. Last year featured a rough patch for Team USA […]

SheBelieves Cup

/ 445 days ago

SheBelieves Cup to air on HBO Max and TNT

US Soccer has revealed the channel viewing options for February's SheBelieves Cup. The United States Women's National Team hosts three top women's international sides in a three-game round-robin competition. The first game is Feb. 16 against Canada in Orlando, followed by a game in Nashville against Japan on Feb. 19. Finally, the USWNT rounds out […]

SheBelieves Cup

/ 446 days ago

USWNT names 23-player squad for SheBelieves Cup

With the SheBelieves Cup starting in the middle of February, USWNT head coach Vlatko Andonovski announced his squad for the three games in the competition. It is almost an entirely NWSL-based group of players. The squad is just about a mirror of the side that went down to New Zealand for a pair of friendlies […]