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No fear for Visayas' football girls

Sep 10, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Both Reyanna Traya and Jodi Banzon aren't worried of getting bruises and scars or even getting hit by flying footballs

GIRL POWER. Reyanna Traya (left) and Jodi Banzon want other girls to get into women's football in the Philippines. Photos by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Homegrown junior booters eye Europe berth

Sep 08, 2018 - 8:41 PM

After their training camp in Barcelona, Cebuanos Josh Garces and Ethan Roxas want to compete in Europe when they grow up

BIG DREAMERS. Josh Garces (left) and Ethan Roxas return home from Barcelona with dreams of playing football in Europe. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Milo-FC Barcelona vows no repeat of visa problem

Sep 05, 2018 - 9:53 PM

Two junior booters failed to join the Barcelona training stint last year due to visa issues

COMMITMENT. Milo Philippines and FC Barcelona will make sure that all winners will be able to join the training camp in Spain. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Australia legend Tim Cahill retires from international duty

Jul 17, 2018 - 12:58 PM

The 38-year-old striker finishes his Socceroo career with 50 international goals in 107 appearances

LEGENDARY. Australia's all-time leading goalscorer Tim Cahill announces his retirement from international football after representing the country in 4 FIFA World Cups. Photo by William West/AFP

LOOK: 'The God' welcomes 'The King' to Los Angeles

Jul 02, 2018 - 6:03 PM

LA Galaxy star Zlatan Ibrahimovic awaits the arrival of LeBron James

A GOD'S WELCOME. The Swedish God Zlatan Ibrahimović is one of the legends in Los Angeles that acknowledge LeBron James' move to the LA.

Ronaldo lambasts media campaign against him

Jan 10, 2017 - 8:51 PM

Cristiano Ronaldo claims he had to overcome media campaigns against him to win FIFA s inaugural best men s player award

Real Madrid and Portugal's forward Cristiano Ronaldo stands next to his trophy after winning the The Best FIFA Men’s Player of 2016 Award during The Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony, on January 9, 2017 in Zurich. Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP

Cristiano Ronaldo crowned FIFA best men's player

Jan 10, 2017 - 8:05 PM

Cristiano Ronaldo adds another prize in a glittering year for the Portugal and Real Madrid star

BEST PLAYER. Real Madrid and Portugal's forward Cristiano Ronaldo kisses his trophy after winning the The Best FIFA Men’s Player of 2016 Award next to FIFA president Gianni Infantino during The Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony, on January 9, 2017 in Zurich. Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP

Record-breaker Messi fires Argentina into Copa final

Jun 22, 2016 - 12:13 PM

Lionel Messi becomes Argentina s all time record scorer with 55 goals as host USA absorbs an emphatic defeat before its home crowd

INTO THE FINAL. Argentina's Javier Mascherano (L), Lionel Messi (C-L) and Ever Banega (C-R) celebrate Messi's score against USA. Argentina advances to the final. RICHARD CARSON/EPA

Football player collapses, dies in Malaysia

Jun 14, 2015 - 1:43 AM

Nigerian defender David Oniya collapsed on the pitch and died after playing just a few minutes of a local friendly in Malaysia

File photo by Robert Ghement/EPA

Football player dies after slamming head on wall

Apr 01, 2015 - 11:34 PM

A football player died from a freak accident as he slammed his head on a clubhouse wall after tackling an opponent and sliding off the pitch

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Jun 22, 2012 - 8:51 PM

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