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July 9, 2018

Buffon says thrilled, motivated by joining PSG

Paris, July 9: Italian veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon said on Monday that he felt thrilled to be in the French capital as the newest footballers of Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain.The legendary keeper, who won the 2006 FIFA World Cup with Italy, spoke during his official presentation ceremony at the Parc des Princes stadium, after leaving serial Serie A champions Juventus in a free transfer on Friday to PSG on a one-year contract with an option for a second season, reported Efe. "I have joined Paris with a…

Bertens stuns Pliskova in Wimbledon pre-quarters

Wimbledon, July 9: World No 20 Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands on Monday battled to a straight-set upset win over world No 8 Karolina Pliskova 6-3, 7-6 (7-1), reaching the quarter-finals of the Wimbledon tennis championships for first time in her career.The 26-year-old needed one hour and 39 minutes to beat Pliskova, a former world No 1 who was the last Top 10 player left in this year's edition of the tournament, reported Efe. Bertens is set to take on world No 13 Julia Goerges of Germany, who beat world No 55 Donna…

England wary of ‘world class’ Modric

Moscow, July 9: England will be wary of the threat posed by Croatia veteran midfielder Luka Modric when the teams meet in their FIFA World Cup semi-final on Wednesday, according to players Eric Dier and Ashley Young.England progressed to the last four of football's flagship tournament for the first time since 1990 with a 2-0 win over Sweden on Saturday while Croatia advanced by overcoming hosts Russia on penalties, reported Xinhua news agency. Real Madrid playmaker Modric has been in sparkling form for Croatia,…

Midfielder Wilshere joins West Ham on 3-year deal

London, July 9: Former Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere on Monday joined capital football club West Ham United on a three-year deal."The 26-year-old midfielder arrives at West Ham on a three-year contract and joins the club he supported as a boy after he chose to leave Arsenal after 17 years when his contract expired last month," West Ham said in a statement. "The 34-cap England international put pen-to-paper with the Hammers on Monday and will fly out to Switzerland to link up with Manuel Pellegrini's…

Uruguay was best of South American teams at World Cup: Suarez

Montevideo, July 9: Forward Luis Suarez gave a positive evaluation on Monday of Uruguay's performance at the World Cup in Russia, noting that the team finished in fifth place with the best results of any South American team."We started out as just one more team and finished in fifth place in the World Cup, the best of South America, and that's something that must be appreciated," the FC Barcelona star told reporters at Carrasco International Airport upon the team's return home, reports Efe. The…
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