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Category: Soccer

19-year-old soccer star Kylian Mbappé just helped win France the World Cup — here’s what you need to know about him

French President Emmanuel Macron awards Kylian Mbappe of France with the FIFA Young Player Award at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final between France and Croatia in Moscow, Russia. Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images Kylian Mbappé helped France clinch its second-ever World Cup title on Sunday, scoring the fourth goal for France in its 4-2 win over…

Soccer: Euphoria over, back to reality for Southgate’s England

ST PETERSBURG (Reuters) – It could have been the greatest day of their lives but England’s World Cup squad returned home on Sunday with the euphoria that surrounded their run to the last four having dissipated and familiar, less exhilarating, challenges lying ahead. Soccer Football – World Cup – Third Place Play Off – Belgium…

FOUR members of Thai soccer team are OUT of the cave

Four players from the missing Thai football team that became trapped inside a flooded cave have been rescued after divers pulled off a complex rescue mission while racing against the clock. Thirty-five emergency doctors were on standby as the ‘exhausted’ boys were flown by military helicopter or driven in ambulances to Chiang Rai Prachanukroh hospital. Divers…

Photos: Thai soccer team trapped in cave

Thai rescue teams arrange a water pumping system at the entrance to a flooded cave complex where 12 boys and their soccer coach have been trapped since June 23, in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand on Saturday, July 7, 2018. AP Updated 2:31 AM ET, Sun July 8, 2018 Thai rescue teams arrange…

Trapped Thai soccer players tell parents not to worry

Tassanee Vejpongsa And Kaweewit Kaewjinda, The Associated Press Published Saturday, July 7, 2018 12:30PM EDT The adolescent soccer players trapped for two weeks in a partially flooded cave in northern Thailand don’t want their parents to worry. And they also wouldn’t mind having some fried chicken ready for when they get home. That’s what’s on…

Boys, soccer coach trapped in Thai cave exchange notes with families

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Boys, soccer coach trapped in Thai cave write notes to families

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Thai soccer coach pens apology to boys’ parents

MAE SAI, Thailand — The soccer coach trapped in a cave with 12 Thai boys apologized to the boys’ parents in the first letter he and the team have sent out through divers, in which the boys say they’re doing well but missing their families. The governor in charge of the rescue said Saturday that…

Thai soccer coach pens apology to boys’ parents

MAE SAI, Thailand — The soccer coach trapped in a cave with 12 Thai boys apologized to the boys’ parents in the first letter he and the team have sent out through divers, in which the boys say they’re doing well but missing their families. Rescuers said they won’t immediately attempt an underwater evacuation because…

Thai soccer team rescue: Former Navy diver dies while leaving flooded caves

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Thai soccer team sends message from cave

MAE SAI, Thailand — The Thai soccer teammates stranded more than a week in a partly flooded cave said they were healthy on a video released Wednesday, as heavy rains forecast for later this week could complicate plans to safely extract them. The 12 boys and their coach are seen sitting with Thai navy SEALs…

Thai soccer team: What the boys said to rescuers

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Getting the soccer team out of Thai cave

A look at rescue options and why extracting the 12 boys and their soccer coach from a cave in Thailand could take some time: THE CAVE IS HUGE Tham Luang Nang Non cave in Chiang Rai province stretches under a mountainside for up to 10km, much of it a string of narrow passageways that lead…

9 days of hell: Inside the race to save a soccer team trapped in a cave

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Soccer players, coach found alive in Thailand cave

Tassanee Vejpongsa, The Associated Press Published Monday, July 2, 2018 7:21AM EDT Last Updated Monday, July 2, 2018 12:28PM EDT MAE SAI, Thailand — Rescuers located 12 boys and their soccer coach alive deep inside a partially flooded cave in northern Thailand late Monday, more than a week after they went missing, bringing hope in…

SBS to keep World Cup soccer games as Optus woes deepen

A final decision had not yet been made on whether Optus would exclusively broadcast games from the round of 16 and beyond, he said. In the meantime Optus would offer free access to its sports streaming service until August 31, he said. Physical battle: Artem Dzyuba and Ahmed Hegazy contest the ball. Photo: AP“The reason…