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Julen Lopetegui: Real Madrid name Spain manager as new head coach

Real Madrid have appointed Spain manager Julen Lopetegui as their new head coach on a three-year deal. Zinedine Zidane, who led the club to three successive Champions League titles, stepped down in May, saying the club needs “a different voice”. Lopetegui previously managed Porto for two years, before taking over …

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England Beat Costa Rica in Final World Cup Warm-Up Match

England concluded their World Cup preparations in impressive fashion by comfortably beating Costa Rica at Elland Road. Manager Gareth Southgate made 10 changes from Saturday’s win against Nigeria at Wembley – and was rewarded with some fine individual displays and a commanding team performance in their final friendly before they …

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Soccer: Belgium cruise past Egypt 3-0 to settle World Cup nerves

Belgium hammered the final nail into Egypt’s halting World Cup warm-up campaign with an assured 3-0 win in Brussels on Wednesday that settled some nerves among the fancied hosts, who lacked injured defensive linchpin Vincent Kompany. Sticking with a three-man defence, England’s group-stage opponents Belgium showed more cutting edge up …

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