Real Madrid's head coach Zinedine Zidane celebrates with the trophy at the end of the Champions League soccer final between Juventus and Real Madrid at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, Saturday, June 3, 2017. Real won the match 4-1. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein) ORG XMIT: TH109

Champions League: Zinedine Zidane among modern managerial greats after Real Madrid victory

Cardiff: Feted as one of the finest talents of his generation, Zinedine Zidane has made the transition to management so smoothly that he has already eclipsed some of the game's most hallowed names just 17 months into his spell as Real Madrid boss. When Zidane's majestic strike flashed into the net to give Madrid victory in the 2002 Champions League final against Bayer Leverkusen, the French star must have believed he would never surpass that golden moment in Europe's top-tier ...

Chile x Argentina SANTIAGO, CHILE - 04/07/2015: CHILE X ARGENTINA - Chile& 39;s pls ces celebrate with the trophy after beating Argentina on penalties disputes in the match between Chile x Argentina, valid for the final of the Copa America 2015 held at the National Stadium Julio Mart?nez Pr?danos. (Photo: Marcelo Machado de Melo / FotoArena) PUBLICATIONxNOTxINxBRA MarceloxMachadoxdexMelo

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Chile win first Copa America crown

After 99 years, it came down to Alexis Sánchez against Sergio Romero from 12 yards. The Arsenal forward attempted a Panenka, scuffed it badly, and scored anyway as the goalkeeper dived to his left. Misses from Gonzalo Higuaín and Éver Banega in the shootout proved decisive and, finally, Chile, one of the four participants at the inaugural Copa América, had a first international trophy. ForArgentina the drought goes on: 22 years since their last trophy and an increasing sense that this gifted ...

South American soccer body may use $10 million reserve fund

South American soccer body may use $10 million reserve fund

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) ” South American football’s governing body may be forced to use a $10 million reserve fund to pay expenses due to a cash-flow problem created by the FIFA bribery scandal. Carlos Chavez, treasurer of regional governing body CONMEBOL, told Associated Press Tuesday the reserve fund may be needed to pay expenses for the on-going Copa America, the South American championship. Chavez said the reserves “would give us a little breathing space for a few days.” Chavez also ...

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XINJIANG FOOTBALL ON THE RISE

We at love a great Chinese football story when we can find one, unfortunately positive stories and Chinese football tend to be an oxymoron. However, this year Xinjiang football is presenting an absolutely wonderful story that has amazed us. Xinjiang’s clubs is in the China Yi League, or two divisions below the top flight, yet its attendance has been greater than almost every top flight club. Yesterday, in front of a crowd of 45,000, a number larger than any attendance from the Chinese ...