Sparta signs 4-year deal with Israel forward Tal Ben Haim

PRAGUE, Czech Republic — Sparta Prague says it has signed Israel forward Tal Ben Haim to a four-year contract. Sparta and Maccabi Tel Aviv confirmed the move on Tuesday. The 27-year-old winger scored 19 goals in all competitions for Maccabi last season and 47 in four years. He has played 23 international games for Israel,…

Germany 3-1 Cameroon: Germany cruises to Group B win

Germany won Group B by defeating Cameroon.

Germany mulling deal for China under-20s to play in 4th tier

BERLIN — The German soccer federation is mulling a proposal to allow China’s under-20 team to compete in the fourth tier of its league system. Because the Southwest Regional League is comprised of 19 clubs, each currently has two match-days free that can be used for friendly games. The one-off action would allow China’s under-20…

Real Madrid: Perez does not broach Ronaldo issue in press conference

Perez was expected to speak about Ronaldo’s future during the press conference.

FIFA’s Infantino ‘extremely happy’ with maligned VAR

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has called video assistant refereeing “the future of modern football,” lauding its role in the Confederations Cup to date. The system has had its detractors too. #3Novices #News #OnlineMedia #Sports 3Novices Europe

Favorites Portugal, Mexico meet early in Confederations Cup

Two of the top contenders for the Confederations Cup title are meeting early in the tournament, with Portugal and Mexico making their Group A debut on Sunday in Kazan.

Bayern Munich steal Gnabry from Werder Bremen, for $9 million

From Arsenal, to Werder Bremen, and finally, Bayern Munich — all in 10 months’ time.