Tag: soccer

Swiss women’s soccer player Florijana Ismaili confirmed dead in swimming accident

BERN — Switzerland women’s international Florijana Ismaili has been confirmed dead following a swimming accident on Lake Como in Italy, the Swiss football federation said on Tuesday. The 24-year-old, who played 33 times for Switzerland and was captain of Young Boys Bern’s women’s team, had gone missing on Saturday. “The Swiss Football Federation (SFV) has…

Soccer fans should say thanks to Canada's greatest player

There are still very many very important games to be played and goals to both score and achieve and tomorrow in Toronto is just another step on a road. I would, however, also hope there’s a measure of celebration when the Canadian women’s soccer team plays Mexico in a send-off game before this summer’s World…

Former Spain soccer great Xavi retires at the age of 39

BARCELONA, Spain — Xavi Hernandez will retire from soccer this season, ending a career in which he became one of the best midfielders to ever play for Barcelona and Spain’s national team. The 39-year-old Xavi quit international soccer in 2014 and left Barcelona one year later after 17 seasons. He has since played for Qatari…

U.S. soccer stars Ali Krieger and Ashlyn Harris engaged

U.S. Women’s soccer stars Ali Krieger and Ashlyn Harris are planning to wed. Goalkeeper Ashlyn tells People she actually proposed in September, and her girlfriend of nine years said yes. They are planning to wed at the end of 2019. The couple met when they became members of the U.S. Women’s National Team in 2010,…