Gold Cup 2019
By Andrew Warshaw at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City
June 26 – Guyana were 10 minutes away from departing their first ever Gold Cup with a priceless three-points tonight, only to concede an equaliser to Trinidad and Tobago in a 1-1 draw that sent the Caribbean rivals home winless.
By Osasu Obayiuwana
June 26 – Nigeria’s Super Eagles go into Wednesday’s Africa Cup of Nations group match against Guinea, after a blunt refusal to show up for the customary pre-match press conference in Alexandria.
By Samindra Kunti in Rio de Janeiro
June 26 – Copa America organisers have said they are satisfied with the tournament so far despite of criticism over empty seats and lengthy VAR delays.
June 26 – Premier League newcomers Sheffield United have signed a three-year shirt sponsorship with Australian foreign exchange and CFD brokerage USG.
June 26 – FIFA says it is “currently looking into” Cameroon’s behaviour during their World Cup last-16 defeat by England.
June 26 – Following on from the success of their deep run in the Champions League where they exited in the semi finals, Ajax have renewed their contract with their main shirt sponsor Ziggo for a further two years with an option to add two more.
June 25 – Market value estimates put England and Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho as the player with the highest increase in value in the world since the last transfer window – up €49.6 million to a transfer value of €95.7 million.
June 25 – Amidst the hype of the Women’s World Cup, Real Madrid have disclosed plans to found a women’s team for the 2019/2020 season. The Spanish giant have reached an agreement with CD Tacon that will see them take the club over.
June 25 – AC Milan and Inter Milan could team up to demolish the iconic San Siro Stadium and replace it with a brand new stadium on site, according to AC Milan president Paolo Scaroni.
June 25 – Germany’s Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 have reported that 18,885,620 tickets were sold for matches in the 2018-19 season – the second highest figure on record.
June 25 – OL Groupe, owner of Olympique Lyonnais’ men’s and women’s teams, is expanding into basketball with the acquisition of 25% of Asvel.
June 25 – The Sport Integrity Global Alliance (SIGA) has signed its first co-operation agreement with a football confederation, agreeing with UEFA “to encourage dialogue aimed at safeguarding the long-term integrity of the game in Europe.”
By Paul Nicholson in Cleveland
June 24 – The Gold Cup in the US has now reached the end of the second round of games in what is a helter skelter schedule taking in 17 stadia in 15 cities – 13 in the US. Initially considered a risk with more teams and venues than ever before, the tournament has emphatically forced its way into the top tier of national team competitions in what is perhaps the busiest summer of global international competition ever.
June 24 – Host nation France squeezed past Brazil 2-1 after extra time to reach the last eight of the women’s World Cup but the story of the day was elsewhere as England beat Cameroon 3-0 in a match marred by yet more controversial VAR decisions that infuriated the Africans who at one point refused to restart the game.
By Samindra Kunti in Sao Paulo, Brazil
June 24 – Brazil crushed Peru 5-0 after a devastating first half to ensure a spot in the last eight at the Copa America on home soil. Rivals Argentina will join the hosts in the quarter-finals at the expense of Qatar after a 2-0 win over the Asian champions.