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Botswana Triumphs Over Somalia in World Cup Qualifier Clash

MAPUTO, Mozambique (AX) - Somalia's dreams of reclaiming glory in the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers were muddied after a 3-1 thrashing by Botswana at Estádio do Zimpeto on Monday. This defeat relegates Somalia to the bottom of Group G, leaving them still grasping for their first points of the campaign. The Ocean Stars initiated the clash with fierce determination, yet Botswana quickly wrestled control. Thabang Sesinyi shattered the nil-nil stalemate in the 10th minute, foreshadowing a difficult contest for Somalia. Despite…

Real Madrid Announces Entry into Club World Cup Following Ancelotti’s Remarks

Real Madrid will indeed participate in the forthcoming Club World Cup, despite earlier confusion caused by Carlo Ancelotti's remarks. The prestigious Champions League victors confirmed their commitment on Monday, rectifying misunderstandings stemming from Ancelotti's interview with Italian newspaper Il Giornale. In the interview, he criticized FIFA's compensation for the club in the upcoming 32-team tournament. "FIFA can kiss that idea goodbye, as players and clubs will boycott the tournament,” Ancelotti was reported as…

Somalia Aims for Historic Victory Over Botswana in World Cup Qualifiers

Mogadishu (AX) — On Monday, June 10, Somalia will throw down with Botswana in a pivotal 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifier at Estádio do Zimpeto in Maputo, Mozambique. Seeking redemption from a string of lousy outcomes, the Ocean Stars are hungry for their first triumph in Group G. Due to safety issues and shoddy stadium setups, Somalia has been staging its 'home' contests in neighboring Mozambique. Their journey's been rough, with setbacks against Algeria, Uganda, and Mozambique, pushing them to the bottom of the group. In their…

Four-time World Cup Star Messi Contemplates Skipping 2026 Tournament

Lionel Messi, now plying his trade at Inter Miami, expressed hesitance about participating in the 2026 World Cup. The football icon will be 39 years old during the tournament scheduled to unfold across the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The famed forward, adorned with eight Ballon d'Or trophies, hinted at a possible final bow on the grand stage, though he stated that his participation would hinge on his physical condition as the event draws near. "It's about how I feel, my physical state," Messi shared with Infobae. "I…

Real Madrid Dominates to Secure 15th European Cup Victory Against Borussia Dortmund in Champions League Final

Real Madrid clinched their record-setting 15th Champions League trophy amidst a shower of gold and silver confetti at Wembley Stadium. The familiar triumph felt as joyous as ever, with a 2-0 win over Borussia Dortmund. Carlo Ancelotti, winning his fifth championship, expressed his perpetual awe, declaring, "The dream never gets old." Madrid supporters serenaded their heroes as victories by Dani Carvajal and Vinicius Junior secured the win. The odds turned in Madrid's favor after a challenging match where Dortmund initially…

Ismael Mohamed from Werribee City selected for second round of Somalia’s World Cup qualifiers

Despite being a true blue Aussie, Mohamed feels a deep bond to Somalia due to his father and even visited the country back in 2016. His stellar performances in Australia caught the eye of Somali national team scouts."There's this other Aussie bloke who's been killing it and making a name for Australia," Mohamed shared. "Now, the Somali team's got their eyes on Australia. They're looking to beef up the squad with some quality players."Playing internationally comes with a whole different set of challenges compared to playing…

King’s Cup Final Ends in Chaotic Showdown: Al-Hilal Prevails Over Al-Nassr in Penalty Shootout

Al-Hilal, despite being down to nine players, emerged victorious in a penalty shootout to secure the King's Cup along with their victories in the Saudi Pro League and Saudi Super Cup last Friday. Al-Nassr faced defeat in a tense King's Cup final, with three players receiving red cards against Al-Hilal, who claimed a treble with a 5-4 win in the penalty shootout. The opening goal was scored by former Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, heading in at the back post within seven minutes. Cristiano Ronaldo was then denied a…

Man Utd legend Yorke advocates for giving Ten Hag more time following FA Cup victory

Manchester United has been exploring options like Mauricio Pochettino and Thomas Tuchel, while Dwight Yorke suggests sticking with Erik ten Hag for another season after his FA Cup success. Through a challenging season, Erik ten Hag's future remained uncertain, specifically after United's disappointing finish, Champions League exit, and multiple losses. Despite shortcomings, United won the FA Cup finals with goals from Alejandro Garnacho and Kobbie Mainoo, outperforming Manchester City in key stats, praising ten Hag's…

I’ll Triumph Elsewhere if Unwanted – Ten Hag boasts following FA Cup victory against Man Utd

Erik ten Hag was defensive following Manchester United's FA Cup win, vowing to win trophies wherever he goes. Despite reports of his possible dismissal, Ten Hag led United to a 2-1 win over Manchester City. This victory marks United's first FA Cup win since 2016, with two early goals securing the triumph. Ten Hag emphatically declared his commitment to winning trophies, should he depart United. The Dutch coach abruptly ended the press conference when questioned about United's Premier League performance. Guardiola…

Guardiola dismisses FA Cup final loss as fuel for Man City’s fire

Manchester City fell 2-1 to Manchester United in the FA Cup final, but Pep Guardiola won't seek revenge next season. Guardiola won't dwell on Manchester City's defeat to Manchester United in the FA Cup final. City's dream of clinching the FA Cup title and achieving a double for the 2023-24 season ended in Wembley. United emerged victorious with goals from Alejandro Garnacho and Kobbie Mainoo, stunning City, who had a comfortable lead of 31 points over the Red Devils in the Premier League. Despite Jeremy Doku's late goal,…

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