SYDNEY (AP) — Graham Arnold is set to become the first man to lead Australia at successive FIFA World Cups after signing a four-year contract extension as national men’s coach which will take him through the 2026 world tournament. Arnold’s position was in doubt last year as Australia struggled to qualify for Qatar. He guided Australia to a penalty shoot-out win over Peru which clinched its place at the World Cup, then oversaw Australia’s most successful campaign, in which it won two group matche
MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid lost ground to Barcelona at the top of the Spanish league after a 0-0 home draw with third-place Real Sociedad on Sunday. Madrid squandered chance after chance, with Vinícius Júnior, Rodrygo and Karim Benzema all unable to find the target despite some clear opportunities throughout the game at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium. The result left defending champion Madrid five points behind Barcelona, which won 1-0 at Girona on Saturday. Sociedad stayed three points behind Mad
Southampton head to St James’ Park trailing 1-0 from last week’s first leg.