• The Canadian Press

    Former England goalkeeper Joe Hart to retire after this season at Celtic

    GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Celtic goalkeeper Joe Hart has announced he will retire after this season, ending a 20-year career that included 75 appearances for England. The former Manchester City 'keeper said Thursday that this season in Glasgow will be his last, despite feeling physically “great.” “I wanted to get the message out that as of June I'm going to stop playing professional football,” the 36-year-old Hart told Celtic TV. “This is something that I've thought about for a while. There’s no

  • The Canadian Press

    AC Milan advances to Europa League round of 16 with a 5-3 aggregate win over Rennes

    AC Milan advanced to the round of 16 in the Europa League despite a 3-2 loss at Rennes in the second leg of their playoff on Thursday. Milan, which won 3-0 at the San Siro last week, eliminated its French opponent on a 5-3 aggregate score. The Italian powerhouse, a seven-time European champion, has never won the second-tier Europa League or its predecessor, the UEFA Cup. Midfielder Benjamin Bourigeaud’s hat trick put the hosts up three times with Milan quickly answering twice. Bourigeaud netted

  • The Canadian Press

    Young Canadians start qualifying road, looking to advance to 2025 FIFA U-20 World Cup

    With club connections from Croatia, England, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico and the Netherlands as well as Canada and the United States, the current edition of the Canadian under-20 men's soccer team has no shortage of pedigree. But getting to the FIFA U-20 World Cup has been a difficult road for Canada, which has made the soccer showcase eight times but not since it hosted the event back in 2007. The young Canadians start their journey towards the 2025 FIFA U-20 World Cup on Friday when they op

  • The Canadian Press

    Argentina to play exhibitions against El Salvador and Nigeria in the U.S., replacing China tour

    BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Argentina scheduled exhibitions against El Salvador and Nigeria in the United States next month as part of Copa America preparations, replacing a China tour canceled after Lionel Messi didn't play at Inter Miami's preseason game in Hong Kong. Argentina will play El Salvador on March 22 at Philadelphia’s Lincoln Field and Nigeria four days later at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, the Argentina Football Association said Thursday. Messi, Argentina's captain, is likely to be w