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Villa meet Derby in playoff battle for 170 million pounds prize

May 24 2019

Aston Villa face Derby County in the Championship playoff final on Monday with both clubs desperate for a return to the Premier League in a game billed as the richest in world football with at least 170 million pounds on the line.

Hosts and favourites, the pressure is on England

May 23 2019

MANCHESTER, England Hosts of the World Cup for the fifth time, there is an air of optimism around England's team and a sense of belief that they can finally clinch the trophy that has eluded them in its 44-year history.

UEFA aims to double number of women soccer players by 2024

May 23 2019

BUDAPEST European soccer's governing body UEFA launched a five-year plan for women's soccer on Friday, aiming to double the number of women and girls playing the sport by 2024.

FIFA to stick with 32 teams for Qatar World Cup

May 22 2019

MANCHESTER, England The 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be held with 32 participating teams and not an expanded 48 teams, organizers FIFA said on Wednesday.

Swimming: 'Iron Lady' Hosszu fired up by ISL battle

May 22 2019

BUDAPEST She was one of the stars of the Rio Olympics and is now leading a revolution in swimming but Hungarian triple gold medal winner Katinka Hosszu believes she has the energy to fight to win both inside and outside the pool.

Soccer: Hat-trick Hegerberg happy but hungry for more after Champions League win

May 19 2019

BUDAPEST Olympique Lyon striker Ada Hegerberg confirmed her status as the star of the women's game with a blistering first half hat-trick in the 4-1 Champions League final win over Barcelona -- and then urged Europe's other clubs to try to catch the dominant French side.

Hegerberg hat-trick fires Lyon to fourth straight Champions League

May 18 2019

BUDAPEST Norwegian Ada Hegerberg fired Olympique Lyon to an unprecedented fourth straight Women's Champions League title with a first-half hat-trick in a 4-1 win over Barcelona in Saturday's final at Budapest's Groupama Arena.

Hat-trick Hegerberg happy but hungry for more after Champions League win

May 18 2019

BUDAPEST Olympique Lyon striker Ada Hegerberg confirmed her status as the star of the women's game with a blistering first half hat-trick in the 4-1 Champions League final win over Barcelona -- and then urged Europe's other clubs to try to catch the dominant French side.

Soccer-Hat-trick Hegerberg happy but hungry for more after Champions League win

May 18 2019

BUDAPEST, May 18 Olympique Lyon striker Ada Hegerberg confirmed her status as the star of the women's game with a blistering first half hat-trick in the 4-1 Champions League final win over Barcelona -- and then urged Europe's other clubs to try to catch the dominant French side.

Soccer-Hegerberg hat-trick fires Lyon to fourth straight Champions League

May 18 2019

BUDAPEST, May 18 Norwegian Ada Hegerberg fired Olympique Lyon to their fourth straight Women's Champions League title with a first-half hat-trick in a 4-1 win over Barcelona in Saturday's final at Budapest's Groupama Arena.

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