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Many boys of all ages gave their name as Neymar, with some also sporting the superstar's trademark hairstyle
Many boys of all ages gave their name as Neymar, with some also sporting the superstar's trademark hairstyle
Many boys of all ages gave their name as Neymar, with some also sporting the superstar's trademark hairstyle
Many boys of all ages gave their name as Neymar, with some also sporting the superstar's trademark hairstyle (AFP Photo/Munir UZ ZAMAN)
Many boys of all ages gave their name as Neymar, with some also sporting the superstar's trademark hairstyle
Many boys of all ages gave their name as Neymar, with some also sporting the superstar's trademark hairstyle (AFP Photo/Munir UZ ZAMAN)
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Jul 18, 2018; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Dynamo forward Romell Quioto (31) celebrates with midfielder Darwin Ceren (24) after scoring a goal during the second half against Sporting Kansas City at BBVA Compass Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
MLS: U.S. Open Cup Quarterfinal-Houston Dynamo vs Sporting KC
Jul 18, 2018; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Dynamo forward Romell Quioto (31) celebrates with midfielder Darwin Ceren (24) after scoring a goal during the second half against Sporting Kansas City at BBVA Compass Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 18, 2018; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Dynamo forward Romell Quioto (31) scores a goal during the second half against Sporting Kansas City at BBVA Compass Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
MLS: U.S. Open Cup Quarterfinal-Houston Dynamo vs Sporting KC
Jul 18, 2018; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Dynamo forward Romell Quioto (31) scores a goal during the second half against Sporting Kansas City at BBVA Compass Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 18, 2018; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Dynamo forward Romell Quioto (31) celebrates after scoring a goal during the second half against Sporting Kansas City at BBVA Compass Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
MLS: U.S. Open Cup Quarterfinal-Houston Dynamo vs Sporting KC
Jul 18, 2018; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Dynamo forward Romell Quioto (31) celebrates after scoring a goal during the second half against Sporting Kansas City at BBVA Compass Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
XDI11. Nairobi (Kenya), 29/05/2018.- Players of Lion Stars, Kenya's first dwarf soccer team, warm up during a training session under the direction of their coach Gabriel Ochieng (R) at the City Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, 29 May 2018 (issued 14 July 2018). Lion Stars is an eight member men's dwarf soccer team, the first of their kind in Kenya, with players aged between 18 and 47 years old. Led by Gabriel Ochieng, a volunteer coach, the team aims transition from a recreational to a competitive one. They are planning to head to Argentina for the Copa Argentina tournament in October 2018 for friendly matches they have been invited to. Dwarf soccer has different rules to the mainstream version, in the interests of player safety. Headers are banned, for instance, to prevent spinal injuries, and if a player heads the ball, the other team will be awarded a free kick. Lion Stars is the only dwarf soccer team in East Africa and is working towards bringing Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda into the fold. However, the team is facing several challenges, including financial sponsorship that would enable them to further their sporting endeavors. 'We face the challenge of ground, we face a challenge of balls, we face challenge of corns, we face challenge of uniform,' volunteer coach Ochieng said. They have reached out to the Kenyan government and well-wishers for help. The team was established with the help of the 'Short Stature Society of Kenya' to help counter stigmatization against people of short stature in the country by engaging in activities such as motivational speaking, theater, and community work as well as sporting activities such as weight-lifting, badminton and soccer. (Futbol, Amistoso, Kenia, Ruanda) EFE/EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET
XDI11. Nairobi (Kenya), 29/05/2018.- Players of Lion Stars, Kenya's first dwarf soccer team, warm up during a training session under the direction of their coach Gabriel Ochieng (R) at the City Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, 29 May 2018 (issued 14 July 2018). Lion Stars is an eight member men's dwarf soccer team, the first of their kind in Kenya, with players aged between 18 and 47 years old. Led by Gabriel Ochieng, a volunteer coach, the team aims transition from a recreational to a competitive one. They are planning to head to Argentina for the Copa Argentina tournament in October 2018 for friendly matches they have been invited to. Dwarf soccer has different rules to the mainstream version, in the interests of player safety. Headers are banned, for instance, to prevent spinal injuries, and if a player heads the ball, the other team will be awarded a free kick. Lion Stars is the only dwarf soccer team in East Africa and is working towards bringing Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda into the fold. However, the team is facing several challenges, including financial sponsorship that would enable them to further their sporting endeavors. 'We face the challenge of ground, we face a challenge of balls, we face challenge of corns, we face challenge of uniform,' volunteer coach Ochieng said. They have reached out to the Kenyan government and well-wishers for help. The team was established with the help of the 'Short Stature Society of Kenya' to help counter stigmatization against people of short stature in the country by engaging in activities such as motivational speaking, theater, and community work as well as sporting activities such as weight-lifting, badminton and soccer. (Futbol, Amistoso, Kenia, Ruanda) EFE/EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET
XDI11. Nairobi (Kenya), 29/05/2018.- Players of Lion Stars, Kenya's first dwarf soccer team, warm up during a training session under the direction of their coach Gabriel Ochieng (R) at the City Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, 29 May 2018 (issued 14 July 2018). Lion Stars is an eight member men's dwarf soccer team, the first of their kind in Kenya, with players aged between 18 and 47 years old. Led by Gabriel Ochieng, a volunteer coach, the team aims transition from a recreational to a competitive one. They are planning to head to Argentina for the Copa Argentina tournament in October 2018 for friendly matches they have been invited to. Dwarf soccer has different rules to the mainstream version, in the interests of player safety. Headers are banned, for instance, to prevent spinal injuries, and if a player heads the ball, the other team will be awarded a free kick. Lion Stars is the only dwarf soccer team in East Africa and is working towards bringing Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda into the fold. However, the team is facing several challenges, including financial sponsorship that would enable them to further their sporting endeavors. 'We face the challenge of ground, we face a challenge of balls, we face challenge of corns, we face challenge of uniform,' volunteer coach Ochieng said. They have reached out to the Kenyan government and well-wishers for help. The team was established with the help of the 'Short Stature Society of Kenya' to help counter stigmatization against people of short stature in the country by engaging in activities such as motivational speaking, theater, and community work as well as sporting activities such as weight-lifting, badminton and soccer. (Futbol, Amistoso, Kenia, Ruanda) EFE/EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET
XDI11. Nairobi (Kenya), 29/05/2018.- Players of the Lion Stars, Kenya's first dwarf soccer team, pose for a group photo after a training session with their coach Gabriel Ochieng (back L) at the City Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, 29 May 2018 (issued 14 July 2018). Lion Stars is an eight member men's dwarf soccer team, the first of their kind in Kenya, with players aged between 18 and 47 years old. Led by Gabriel Ochieng, a volunteer coach, the team aims transition from a recreational to a competitive one. They are planning to head to Argentina for the Copa Argentina tournament in October 2018 for friendly matches they have been invited to. Dwarf soccer has different rules to the mainstream version, in the interests of player safety. Headers are banned, for instance, to prevent spinal injuries, and if a player heads the ball, the other team will be awarded a free kick. Lion Stars is the only dwarf soccer team in East Africa and is working towards bringing Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda into the fold. However, the team is facing several challenges, including financial sponsorship that would enable them to further their sporting endeavors. 'We face the challenge of ground, we face a challenge of balls, we face challenge of corns, we face challenge of uniform,' volunteer coach Ochieng said. They have reached out to the Kenyan government and well-wishers for help. The team was established with the help of the 'Short Stature Society of Kenya' to help counter stigmatization against people of short stature in the country by engaging in activities such as motivational speaking, theater, and community work as well as sporting activities such as weight-lifting, badminton and soccer. (Futbol, Amistoso, Kenia, Ruanda) EFE/EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET
XDI11. Nairobi (Kenya), 29/05/2018.- Players of the Lion Stars, Kenya's first dwarf soccer team, pose for a group photo after a training session with their coach Gabriel Ochieng (back L) at the City Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, 29 May 2018 (issued 14 July 2018). Lion Stars is an eight member men's dwarf soccer team, the first of their kind in Kenya, with players aged between 18 and 47 years old. Led by Gabriel Ochieng, a volunteer coach, the team aims transition from a recreational to a competitive one. They are planning to head to Argentina for the Copa Argentina tournament in October 2018 for friendly matches they have been invited to. Dwarf soccer has different rules to the mainstream version, in the interests of player safety. Headers are banned, for instance, to prevent spinal injuries, and if a player heads the ball, the other team will be awarded a free kick. Lion Stars is the only dwarf soccer team in East Africa and is working towards bringing Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda into the fold. However, the team is facing several challenges, including financial sponsorship that would enable them to further their sporting endeavors. 'We face the challenge of ground, we face a challenge of balls, we face challenge of corns, we face challenge of uniform,' volunteer coach Ochieng said. They have reached out to the Kenyan government and well-wishers for help. The team was established with the help of the 'Short Stature Society of Kenya' to help counter stigmatization against people of short stature in the country by engaging in activities such as motivational speaking, theater, and community work as well as sporting activities such as weight-lifting, badminton and soccer. (Futbol, Amistoso, Kenia, Ruanda) EFE/EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET
XDI11. Nairobi (Kenya), 29/05/2018.- Players of the Lion Stars, Kenya's first dwarf soccer team, pose for a group photo after a training session with their coach Gabriel Ochieng (back L) at the City Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, 29 May 2018 (issued 14 July 2018). Lion Stars is an eight member men's dwarf soccer team, the first of their kind in Kenya, with players aged between 18 and 47 years old. Led by Gabriel Ochieng, a volunteer coach, the team aims transition from a recreational to a competitive one. They are planning to head to Argentina for the Copa Argentina tournament in October 2018 for friendly matches they have been invited to. Dwarf soccer has different rules to the mainstream version, in the interests of player safety. Headers are banned, for instance, to prevent spinal injuries, and if a player heads the ball, the other team will be awarded a free kick. Lion Stars is the only dwarf soccer team in East Africa and is working towards bringing Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda into the fold. However, the team is facing several challenges, including financial sponsorship that would enable them to further their sporting endeavors. 'We face the challenge of ground, we face a challenge of balls, we face challenge of corns, we face challenge of uniform,' volunteer coach Ochieng said. They have reached out to the Kenyan government and well-wishers for help. The team was established with the help of the 'Short Stature Society of Kenya' to help counter stigmatization against people of short stature in the country by engaging in activities such as motivational speaking, theater, and community work as well as sporting activities such as weight-lifting, badminton and soccer. (Futbol, Amistoso, Kenia, Ruanda) EFE/EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET
XDI11. Nairobi (Kenya), 29/05/2018.- Players of the Lion Stars, Kenya's first dwarf soccer team, prepare for a training session at the City Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, 29 May 2018 (issued 14 July 2018). Lion Stars is an eight member men's dwarf soccer team, the first of their kind in Kenya, with players aged between 18 and 47 years old. Led by Gabriel Ochieng, a volunteer coach, the team aims transition from a recreational to a competitive one. They are planning to head to Argentina for the Copa Argentina tournament in October 2018 for friendly matches they have been invited to. Dwarf soccer has different rules to the mainstream version, in the interests of player safety. Headers are banned, for instance, to prevent spinal injuries, and if a player heads the ball, the other team will be awarded a free kick. Lion Stars is the only dwarf soccer team in East Africa and is working towards bringing Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda into the fold. However, the team is facing several challenges, including financial sponsorship that would enable them to further their sporting endeavors. 'We face the challenge of ground, we face a challenge of balls, we face challenge of corns, we face challenge of uniform,' volunteer coach Ochieng said. They have reached out to the Kenyan government and well-wishers for help. The team was established with the help of the 'Short Stature Society of Kenya' to help counter stigmatization against people of short stature in the country by engaging in activities such as motivational speaking, theater, and community work as well as sporting activities such as weight-lifting, badminton and soccer. (Futbol, Amistoso, Kenia, Ruanda) EFE/EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET
XDI11. Nairobi (Kenya), 29/05/2018.- Players of the Lion Stars, Kenya's first dwarf soccer team, prepare for a training session at the City Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, 29 May 2018 (issued 14 July 2018). Lion Stars is an eight member men's dwarf soccer team, the first of their kind in Kenya, with players aged between 18 and 47 years old. Led by Gabriel Ochieng, a volunteer coach, the team aims transition from a recreational to a competitive one. They are planning to head to Argentina for the Copa Argentina tournament in October 2018 for friendly matches they have been invited to. Dwarf soccer has different rules to the mainstream version, in the interests of player safety. Headers are banned, for instance, to prevent spinal injuries, and if a player heads the ball, the other team will be awarded a free kick. Lion Stars is the only dwarf soccer team in East Africa and is working towards bringing Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda into the fold. However, the team is facing several challenges, including financial sponsorship that would enable them to further their sporting endeavors. 'We face the challenge of ground, we face a challenge of balls, we face challenge of corns, we face challenge of uniform,' volunteer coach Ochieng said. They have reached out to the Kenyan government and well-wishers for help. The team was established with the help of the 'Short Stature Society of Kenya' to help counter stigmatization against people of short stature in the country by engaging in activities such as motivational speaking, theater, and community work as well as sporting activities such as weight-lifting, badminton and soccer. (Futbol, Amistoso, Kenia, Ruanda) EFE/EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET
XDI11. Nairobi (Kenya), 29/05/2018.- Players of the Lion Stars, Kenya's first dwarf soccer team, prepare for a training session at the City Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, 29 May 2018 (issued 14 July 2018). Lion Stars is an eight member men's dwarf soccer team, the first of their kind in Kenya, with players aged between 18 and 47 years old. Led by Gabriel Ochieng, a volunteer coach, the team aims transition from a recreational to a competitive one. They are planning to head to Argentina for the Copa Argentina tournament in October 2018 for friendly matches they have been invited to. Dwarf soccer has different rules to the mainstream version, in the interests of player safety. Headers are banned, for instance, to prevent spinal injuries, and if a player heads the ball, the other team will be awarded a free kick. Lion Stars is the only dwarf soccer team in East Africa and is working towards bringing Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda into the fold. However, the team is facing several challenges, including financial sponsorship that would enable them to further their sporting endeavors. 'We face the challenge of ground, we face a challenge of balls, we face challenge of corns, we face challenge of uniform,' volunteer coach Ochieng said. They have reached out to the Kenyan government and well-wishers for help. The team was established with the help of the 'Short Stature Society of Kenya' to help counter stigmatization against people of short stature in the country by engaging in activities such as motivational speaking, theater, and community work as well as sporting activities such as weight-lifting, badminton and soccer. (Futbol, Amistoso, Kenia, Ruanda) EFE/EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET
XDI11. Nairobi (Kenya), 29/05/2018.- Players of Lion Stars, Kenya's first dwarf soccer team, warm up during a training session under the direction of their coach Gabriel Ochieng (R) at the City Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, 29 May 2018 (issued 14 July 2018). Lion Stars is an eight member men's dwarf soccer team, the first of their kind in Kenya, with players aged between 18 and 47 years old. Led by Gabriel Ochieng, a volunteer coach, the team aims transition from a recreational to a competitive one. They are planning to head to Argentina for the Copa Argentina tournament in October 2018 for friendly matches they have been invited to. Dwarf soccer has different rules to the mainstream version, in the interests of player safety. Headers are banned, for instance, to prevent spinal injuries, and if a player heads the ball, the other team will be awarded a free kick. Lion Stars is the only dwarf soccer team in East Africa and is working towards bringing Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda into the fold. However, the team is facing several challenges, including financial sponsorship that would enable them to further their sporting endeavors. 'We face the challenge of ground, we face a challenge of balls, we face challenge of corns, we face challenge of uniform,' volunteer coach Ochieng said. They have reached out to the Kenyan government and well-wishers for help. The team was established with the help of the 'Short Stature Society of Kenya' to help counter stigmatization against people of short stature in the country by engaging in activities such as motivational speaking, theater, and community work as well as sporting activities such as weight-lifting, badminton and soccer. (Futbol, Amistoso, Kenia, Ruanda) EFE/EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET
XDI11. Nairobi (Kenya), 29/05/2018.- Players of Lion Stars, Kenya's first dwarf soccer team, warm up during a training session under the direction of their coach Gabriel Ochieng (R) at the City Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, 29 May 2018 (issued 14 July 2018). Lion Stars is an eight member men's dwarf soccer team, the first of their kind in Kenya, with players aged between 18 and 47 years old. Led by Gabriel Ochieng, a volunteer coach, the team aims transition from a recreational to a competitive one. They are planning to head to Argentina for the Copa Argentina tournament in October 2018 for friendly matches they have been invited to. Dwarf soccer has different rules to the mainstream version, in the interests of player safety. Headers are banned, for instance, to prevent spinal injuries, and if a player heads the ball, the other team will be awarded a free kick. Lion Stars is the only dwarf soccer team in East Africa and is working towards bringing Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda into the fold. However, the team is facing several challenges, including financial sponsorship that would enable them to further their sporting endeavors. 'We face the challenge of ground, we face a challenge of balls, we face challenge of corns, we face challenge of uniform,' volunteer coach Ochieng said. They have reached out to the Kenyan government and well-wishers for help. The team was established with the help of the 'Short Stature Society of Kenya' to help counter stigmatization against people of short stature in the country by engaging in activities such as motivational speaking, theater, and community work as well as sporting activities such as weight-lifting, badminton and soccer. (Futbol, Amistoso, Kenia, Ruanda) EFE/EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET
XDI11. Nairobi (Kenya), 29/05/2018.- Players of Lion Stars, Kenya's first dwarf soccer team, warm up during a training session under the direction of their coach Gabriel Ochieng (R) at the City Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, 29 May 2018 (issued 14 July 2018). Lion Stars is an eight member men's dwarf soccer team, the first of their kind in Kenya, with players aged between 18 and 47 years old. Led by Gabriel Ochieng, a volunteer coach, the team aims transition from a recreational to a competitive one. They are planning to head to Argentina for the Copa Argentina tournament in October 2018 for friendly matches they have been invited to. Dwarf soccer has different rules to the mainstream version, in the interests of player safety. Headers are banned, for instance, to prevent spinal injuries, and if a player heads the ball, the other team will be awarded a free kick. Lion Stars is the only dwarf soccer team in East Africa and is working towards bringing Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda into the fold. However, the team is facing several challenges, including financial sponsorship that would enable them to further their sporting endeavors. 'We face the challenge of ground, we face a challenge of balls, we face challenge of corns, we face challenge of uniform,' volunteer coach Ochieng said. They have reached out to the Kenyan government and well-wishers for help. The team was established with the help of the 'Short Stature Society of Kenya' to help counter stigmatization against people of short stature in the country by engaging in activities such as motivational speaking, theater, and community work as well as sporting activities such as weight-lifting, badminton and soccer. (Futbol, Amistoso, Kenia, Ruanda) EFE/EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET
XDI11. Nairobi (Kenya), 29/05/2018.- Players of Lion Stars, Kenya's first dwarf soccer team, work out during a training session at the City Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, 29 May 2018 (issued 14 July 2018). Lion Stars is an eight member men's dwarf soccer team, the first of their kind in Kenya, with players aged between 18 and 47 years old. Led by Gabriel Ochieng, a volunteer coach, the team aims transition from a recreational to a competitive one. They are planning to head to Argentina for the Copa Argentina tournament in October 2018 for friendly matches they have been invited to. Dwarf soccer has different rules to the mainstream version, in the interests of player safety. Headers are banned, for instance, to prevent spinal injuries, and if a player heads the ball, the other team will be awarded a free kick. Lion Stars is the only dwarf soccer team in East Africa and is working towards bringing Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda into the fold. However, the team is facing several challenges, including financial sponsorship that would enable them to further their sporting endeavors. 'We face the challenge of ground, we face a challenge of balls, we face challenge of corns, we face challenge of uniform,' volunteer coach Ochieng said. They have reached out to the Kenyan government and well-wishers for help. The team was established with the help of the 'Short Stature Society of Kenya' to help counter stigmatization against people of short stature in the country by engaging in activities such as motivational speaking, theater, and community work as well as sporting activities such as weight-lifting, badminton and soccer. (Futbol, Amistoso, Kenia, Ruanda) EFE/EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET
XDI11. Nairobi (Kenya), 29/05/2018.- Players of Lion Stars, Kenya's first dwarf soccer team, work out during a training session at the City Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, 29 May 2018 (issued 14 July 2018). Lion Stars is an eight member men's dwarf soccer team, the first of their kind in Kenya, with players aged between 18 and 47 years old. Led by Gabriel Ochieng, a volunteer coach, the team aims transition from a recreational to a competitive one. They are planning to head to Argentina for the Copa Argentina tournament in October 2018 for friendly matches they have been invited to. Dwarf soccer has different rules to the mainstream version, in the interests of player safety. Headers are banned, for instance, to prevent spinal injuries, and if a player heads the ball, the other team will be awarded a free kick. Lion Stars is the only dwarf soccer team in East Africa and is working towards bringing Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda into the fold. However, the team is facing several challenges, including financial sponsorship that would enable them to further their sporting endeavors. 'We face the challenge of ground, we face a challenge of balls, we face challenge of corns, we face challenge of uniform,' volunteer coach Ochieng said. They have reached out to the Kenyan government and well-wishers for help. The team was established with the help of the 'Short Stature Society of Kenya' to help counter stigmatization against people of short stature in the country by engaging in activities such as motivational speaking, theater, and community work as well as sporting activities such as weight-lifting, badminton and soccer. (Futbol, Amistoso, Kenia, Ruanda) EFE/EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET
XDI11. Nairobi (Kenya), 29/05/2018.- Players of Lion Stars, Kenya's first dwarf soccer team, work out during a training session at the City Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, 29 May 2018 (issued 14 July 2018). Lion Stars is an eight member men's dwarf soccer team, the first of their kind in Kenya, with players aged between 18 and 47 years old. Led by Gabriel Ochieng, a volunteer coach, the team aims transition from a recreational to a competitive one. They are planning to head to Argentina for the Copa Argentina tournament in October 2018 for friendly matches they have been invited to. Dwarf soccer has different rules to the mainstream version, in the interests of player safety. Headers are banned, for instance, to prevent spinal injuries, and if a player heads the ball, the other team will be awarded a free kick. Lion Stars is the only dwarf soccer team in East Africa and is working towards bringing Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda into the fold. However, the team is facing several challenges, including financial sponsorship that would enable them to further their sporting endeavors. 'We face the challenge of ground, we face a challenge of balls, we face challenge of corns, we face challenge of uniform,' volunteer coach Ochieng said. They have reached out to the Kenyan government and well-wishers for help. The team was established with the help of the 'Short Stature Society of Kenya' to help counter stigmatization against people of short stature in the country by engaging in activities such as motivational speaking, theater, and community work as well as sporting activities such as weight-lifting, badminton and soccer. (Futbol, Amistoso, Kenia, Ruanda) EFE/EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET
XDI11. Nairobi (Kenya), 29/05/2018.- Players of Lion Stars, Kenya's first dwarf soccer team, warm up during a training session at the City Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, 29 May 2018 (issued 14 July 2018). Lion Stars is an eight member men's dwarf soccer team, the first of their kind in Kenya, with players aged between 18 and 47 years old. Led by Gabriel Ochieng, a volunteer coach, the team aims transition from a recreational to a competitive one. They are planning to head to Argentina for the Copa Argentina tournament in October 2018 for friendly matches they have been invited to. Dwarf soccer has different rules to the mainstream version, in the interests of player safety. Headers are banned, for instance, to prevent spinal injuries, and if a player heads the ball, the other team will be awarded a free kick. Lion Stars is the only dwarf soccer team in East Africa and is working towards bringing Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda into the fold. However, the team is facing several challenges, including financial sponsorship that would enable them to further their sporting endeavors. 'We face the challenge of ground, we face a challenge of balls, we face challenge of corns, we face challenge of uniform,' volunteer coach Ochieng said. They have reached out to the Kenyan government and well-wishers for help. The team was established with the help of the 'Short Stature Society of Kenya' to help counter stigmatization against people of short stature in the country by engaging in activities such as motivational speaking, theater, and community work as well as sporting activities such as weight-lifting, badminton and soccer. (Futbol, Amistoso, Kenia, Ruanda) EFE/EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET
XDI11. Nairobi (Kenya), 29/05/2018.- Players of Lion Stars, Kenya's first dwarf soccer team, warm up during a training session at the City Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, 29 May 2018 (issued 14 July 2018). Lion Stars is an eight member men's dwarf soccer team, the first of their kind in Kenya, with players aged between 18 and 47 years old. Led by Gabriel Ochieng, a volunteer coach, the team aims transition from a recreational to a competitive one. They are planning to head to Argentina for the Copa Argentina tournament in October 2018 for friendly matches they have been invited to. Dwarf soccer has different rules to the mainstream version, in the interests of player safety. Headers are banned, for instance, to prevent spinal injuries, and if a player heads the ball, the other team will be awarded a free kick. Lion Stars is the only dwarf soccer team in East Africa and is working towards bringing Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda into the fold. However, the team is facing several challenges, including financial sponsorship that would enable them to further their sporting endeavors. 'We face the challenge of ground, we face a challenge of balls, we face challenge of corns, we face challenge of uniform,' volunteer coach Ochieng said. They have reached out to the Kenyan government and well-wishers for help. The team was established with the help of the 'Short Stature Society of Kenya' to help counter stigmatization against people of short stature in the country by engaging in activities such as motivational speaking, theater, and community work as well as sporting activities such as weight-lifting, badminton and soccer. (Futbol, Amistoso, Kenia, Ruanda) EFE/EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET
XDI11. Nairobi (Kenya), 29/05/2018.- Players of Lion Stars, Kenya's first dwarf soccer team, warm up during a training session at the City Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, 29 May 2018 (issued 14 July 2018). Lion Stars is an eight member men's dwarf soccer team, the first of their kind in Kenya, with players aged between 18 and 47 years old. Led by Gabriel Ochieng, a volunteer coach, the team aims transition from a recreational to a competitive one. They are planning to head to Argentina for the Copa Argentina tournament in October 2018 for friendly matches they have been invited to. Dwarf soccer has different rules to the mainstream version, in the interests of player safety. Headers are banned, for instance, to prevent spinal injuries, and if a player heads the ball, the other team will be awarded a free kick. Lion Stars is the only dwarf soccer team in East Africa and is working towards bringing Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda into the fold. However, the team is facing several challenges, including financial sponsorship that would enable them to further their sporting endeavors. 'We face the challenge of ground, we face a challenge of balls, we face challenge of corns, we face challenge of uniform,' volunteer coach Ochieng said. They have reached out to the Kenyan government and well-wishers for help. The team was established with the help of the 'Short Stature Society of Kenya' to help counter stigmatization against people of short stature in the country by engaging in activities such as motivational speaking, theater, and community work as well as sporting activities such as weight-lifting, badminton and soccer. (Futbol, Amistoso, Kenia, Ruanda) EFE/EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET
XDI11. Nairobi (Kenya), 29/05/2018.- Players of Lion Stars, Kenya's first dwarf soccer team, in action during a training session at the City Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, 29 May 2018 (issued 14 July 2018). Lion Stars is an eight member men's dwarf soccer team, the first of their kind in Kenya, with players aged between 18 and 47 years old. Led by Gabriel Ochieng, a volunteer coach, the team aims transition from a recreational to a competitive one. They are planning to head to Argentina for the Copa Argentina tournament in October 2018 for friendly matches they have been invited to. Dwarf soccer has different rules to the mainstream version, in the interests of player safety. Headers are banned, for instance, to prevent spinal injuries, and if a player heads the ball, the other team will be awarded a free kick. Lion Stars is the only dwarf soccer team in East Africa and is working towards bringing Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda into the fold. However, the team is facing several challenges, including financial sponsorship that would enable them to further their sporting endeavors. 'We face the challenge of ground, we face a challenge of balls, we face challenge of corns, we face challenge of uniform,' volunteer coach Ochieng said. They have reached out to the Kenyan government and well-wishers for help. The team was established with the help of the 'Short Stature Society of Kenya' to help counter stigmatization against people of short stature in the country by engaging in activities such as motivational speaking, theater, and community work as well as sporting activities such as weight-lifting, badminton and soccer. (Futbol, Amistoso, Kenia, Ruanda) EFE/EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET
XDI11. Nairobi (Kenya), 29/05/2018.- Players of Lion Stars, Kenya's first dwarf soccer team, in action during a training session at the City Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, 29 May 2018 (issued 14 July 2018). Lion Stars is an eight member men's dwarf soccer team, the first of their kind in Kenya, with players aged between 18 and 47 years old. Led by Gabriel Ochieng, a volunteer coach, the team aims transition from a recreational to a competitive one. They are planning to head to Argentina for the Copa Argentina tournament in October 2018 for friendly matches they have been invited to. Dwarf soccer has different rules to the mainstream version, in the interests of player safety. Headers are banned, for instance, to prevent spinal injuries, and if a player heads the ball, the other team will be awarded a free kick. Lion Stars is the only dwarf soccer team in East Africa and is working towards bringing Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda into the fold. However, the team is facing several challenges, including financial sponsorship that would enable them to further their sporting endeavors. 'We face the challenge of ground, we face a challenge of balls, we face challenge of corns, we face challenge of uniform,' volunteer coach Ochieng said. They have reached out to the Kenyan government and well-wishers for help. The team was established with the help of the 'Short Stature Society of Kenya' to help counter stigmatization against people of short stature in the country by engaging in activities such as motivational speaking, theater, and community work as well as sporting activities such as weight-lifting, badminton and soccer. (Futbol, Amistoso, Kenia, Ruanda) EFE/EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET
XDI11. Nairobi (Kenya), 29/05/2018.- Players of Lion Stars, Kenya's first dwarf soccer team, in action during a training session at the City Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, 29 May 2018 (issued 14 July 2018). Lion Stars is an eight member men's dwarf soccer team, the first of their kind in Kenya, with players aged between 18 and 47 years old. Led by Gabriel Ochieng, a volunteer coach, the team aims transition from a recreational to a competitive one. They are planning to head to Argentina for the Copa Argentina tournament in October 2018 for friendly matches they have been invited to. Dwarf soccer has different rules to the mainstream version, in the interests of player safety. Headers are banned, for instance, to prevent spinal injuries, and if a player heads the ball, the other team will be awarded a free kick. Lion Stars is the only dwarf soccer team in East Africa and is working towards bringing Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda into the fold. However, the team is facing several challenges, including financial sponsorship that would enable them to further their sporting endeavors. 'We face the challenge of ground, we face a challenge of balls, we face challenge of corns, we face challenge of uniform,' volunteer coach Ochieng said. They have reached out to the Kenyan government and well-wishers for help. The team was established with the help of the 'Short Stature Society of Kenya' to help counter stigmatization against people of short stature in the country by engaging in activities such as motivational speaking, theater, and community work as well as sporting activities such as weight-lifting, badminton and soccer. (Futbol, Amistoso, Kenia, Ruanda) EFE/EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET
XDI11. Nairobi (Kenya), 29/05/2018.- A player (C) of the Lion Stars, Kenya's first dwarf soccer team, reacts as he works out during a training session at the City Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, 29 May 2018 (issued 14 July 2018). Lion Stars is an eight member men's dwarf soccer team, the first of their kind in Kenya, with players aged between 18 and 47 years old. Led by Gabriel Ochieng, a volunteer coach, the team aims transition from a recreational to a competitive one. They are planning to head to Argentina for the Copa Argentina tournament in October 2018 for friendly matches they have been invited to. Dwarf soccer has different rules to the mainstream version, in the interests of player safety. Headers are banned, for instance, to prevent spinal injuries, and if a player heads the ball, the other team will be awarded a free kick. Lion Stars is the only dwarf soccer team in East Africa and is working towards bringing Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda into the fold. However, the team is facing several challenges, including financial sponsorship that would enable them to further their sporting endeavors. 'We face the challenge of ground, we face a challenge of balls, we face challenge of corns, we face challenge of uniform,' volunteer coach Ochieng said. They have reached out to the Kenyan government and well-wishers for help. The team was established with the help of the 'Short Stature Society of Kenya' to help counter stigmatization against people of short stature in the country by engaging in activities such as motivational speaking, theater, and community work as well as sporting activities such as weight-lifting, badminton and soccer. (Futbol, Amistoso, Kenia, Ruanda) EFE/EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET
XDI11. Nairobi (Kenya), 29/05/2018.- A player (C) of the Lion Stars, Kenya's first dwarf soccer team, reacts as he works out during a training session at the City Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, 29 May 2018 (issued 14 July 2018). Lion Stars is an eight member men's dwarf soccer team, the first of their kind in Kenya, with players aged between 18 and 47 years old. Led by Gabriel Ochieng, a volunteer coach, the team aims transition from a recreational to a competitive one. They are planning to head to Argentina for the Copa Argentina tournament in October 2018 for friendly matches they have been invited to. Dwarf soccer has different rules to the mainstream version, in the interests of player safety. Headers are banned, for instance, to prevent spinal injuries, and if a player heads the ball, the other team will be awarded a free kick. Lion Stars is the only dwarf soccer team in East Africa and is working towards bringing Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda into the fold. However, the team is facing several challenges, including financial sponsorship that would enable them to further their sporting endeavors. 'We face the challenge of ground, we face a challenge of balls, we face challenge of corns, we face challenge of uniform,' volunteer coach Ochieng said. They have reached out to the Kenyan government and well-wishers for help. The team was established with the help of the 'Short Stature Society of Kenya' to help counter stigmatization against people of short stature in the country by engaging in activities such as motivational speaking, theater, and community work as well as sporting activities such as weight-lifting, badminton and soccer. (Futbol, Amistoso, Kenia, Ruanda) EFE/EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET
XDI11. Nairobi (Kenya), 29/05/2018.- A player (C) of the Lion Stars, Kenya's first dwarf soccer team, reacts as he works out during a training session at the City Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, 29 May 2018 (issued 14 July 2018). Lion Stars is an eight member men's dwarf soccer team, the first of their kind in Kenya, with players aged between 18 and 47 years old. Led by Gabriel Ochieng, a volunteer coach, the team aims transition from a recreational to a competitive one. They are planning to head to Argentina for the Copa Argentina tournament in October 2018 for friendly matches they have been invited to. Dwarf soccer has different rules to the mainstream version, in the interests of player safety. Headers are banned, for instance, to prevent spinal injuries, and if a player heads the ball, the other team will be awarded a free kick. Lion Stars is the only dwarf soccer team in East Africa and is working towards bringing Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda into the fold. However, the team is facing several challenges, including financial sponsorship that would enable them to further their sporting endeavors. 'We face the challenge of ground, we face a challenge of balls, we face challenge of corns, we face challenge of uniform,' volunteer coach Ochieng said. They have reached out to the Kenyan government and well-wishers for help. The team was established with the help of the 'Short Stature Society of Kenya' to help counter stigmatization against people of short stature in the country by engaging in activities such as motivational speaking, theater, and community work as well as sporting activities such as weight-lifting, badminton and soccer. (Futbol, Amistoso, Kenia, Ruanda) EFE/EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET
XDI11. Nairobi (Kenya), 29/05/2018.- Players of Lion Stars, Kenya's first dwarf soccer team, warm up during a training session at the City Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, 29 May 2018 (issued 14 July 2018). Lion Stars is an eight member men's dwarf soccer team, the first of their kind in Kenya, with players aged between 18 and 47 years old. Led by Gabriel Ochieng, a volunteer coach, the team aims transition from a recreational to a competitive one. They are planning to head to Argentina for the Copa Argentina tournament in October 2018 for friendly matches they have been invited to. Dwarf soccer has different rules to the mainstream version, in the interests of player safety. Headers are banned, for instance, to prevent spinal injuries, and if a player heads the ball, the other team will be awarded a free kick. Lion Stars is the only dwarf soccer team in East Africa and is working towards bringing Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda into the fold. However, the team is facing several challenges, including financial sponsorship that would enable them to further their sporting endeavors. 'We face the challenge of ground, we face a challenge of balls, we face challenge of corns, we face challenge of uniform,' volunteer coach Ochieng said. They have reached out to the Kenyan government and well-wishers for help. The team was established with the help of the 'Short Stature Society of Kenya' to help counter stigmatization against people of short stature in the country by engaging in activities such as motivational speaking, theater, and community work as well as sporting activities such as weight-lifting, badminton and soccer. (Futbol, Amistoso, Kenia, Ruanda) EFE/EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET
XDI11. Nairobi (Kenya), 29/05/2018.- Players of Lion Stars, Kenya's first dwarf soccer team, warm up during a training session at the City Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, 29 May 2018 (issued 14 July 2018). Lion Stars is an eight member men's dwarf soccer team, the first of their kind in Kenya, with players aged between 18 and 47 years old. Led by Gabriel Ochieng, a volunteer coach, the team aims transition from a recreational to a competitive one. They are planning to head to Argentina for the Copa Argentina tournament in October 2018 for friendly matches they have been invited to. Dwarf soccer has different rules to the mainstream version, in the interests of player safety. Headers are banned, for instance, to prevent spinal injuries, and if a player heads the ball, the other team will be awarded a free kick. Lion Stars is the only dwarf soccer team in East Africa and is working towards bringing Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda into the fold. However, the team is facing several challenges, including financial sponsorship that would enable them to further their sporting endeavors. 'We face the challenge of ground, we face a challenge of balls, we face challenge of corns, we face challenge of uniform,' volunteer coach Ochieng said. They have reached out to the Kenyan government and well-wishers for help. The team was established with the help of the 'Short Stature Society of Kenya' to help counter stigmatization against people of short stature in the country by engaging in activities such as motivational speaking, theater, and community work as well as sporting activities such as weight-lifting, badminton and soccer. (Futbol, Amistoso, Kenia, Ruanda) EFE/EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET
XDI11. Nairobi (Kenya), 29/05/2018.- Players of Lion Stars, Kenya's first dwarf soccer team, warm up during a training session at the City Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, 29 May 2018 (issued 14 July 2018). Lion Stars is an eight member men's dwarf soccer team, the first of their kind in Kenya, with players aged between 18 and 47 years old. Led by Gabriel Ochieng, a volunteer coach, the team aims transition from a recreational to a competitive one. They are planning to head to Argentina for the Copa Argentina tournament in October 2018 for friendly matches they have been invited to. Dwarf soccer has different rules to the mainstream version, in the interests of player safety. Headers are banned, for instance, to prevent spinal injuries, and if a player heads the ball, the other team will be awarded a free kick. Lion Stars is the only dwarf soccer team in East Africa and is working towards bringing Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda into the fold. However, the team is facing several challenges, including financial sponsorship that would enable them to further their sporting endeavors. 'We face the challenge of ground, we face a challenge of balls, we face challenge of corns, we face challenge of uniform,' volunteer coach Ochieng said. They have reached out to the Kenyan government and well-wishers for help. The team was established with the help of the 'Short Stature Society of Kenya' to help counter stigmatization against people of short stature in the country by engaging in activities such as motivational speaking, theater, and community work as well as sporting activities such as weight-lifting, badminton and soccer. (Futbol, Amistoso, Kenia, Ruanda) EFE/EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET
XDI11. Nairobi (Kenya), 29/05/2018.- Players of Lion Stars, Kenya's first dwarf soccer team, warm up during a training session at the City Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, 29 May 2018 (issued 14 July 2018). Lion Stars is an eight member men's dwarf soccer team, the first of their kind in Kenya, with players aged between 18 and 47 years old. Led by Gabriel Ochieng, a volunteer coach, the team aims transition from a recreational to a competitive one. They are planning to head to Argentina for the Copa Argentina tournament in October 2018 for friendly matches they have been invited to. Dwarf soccer has different rules to the mainstream version, in the interests of player safety. Headers are banned, for instance, to prevent spinal injuries, and if a player heads the ball, the other team will be awarded a free kick. Lion Stars is the only dwarf soccer team in East Africa and is working towards bringing Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda into the fold. However, the team is facing several challenges, including financial sponsorship that would enable them to further their sporting endeavors. 'We face the challenge of ground, we face a challenge of balls, we face challenge of corns, we face challenge of uniform,' volunteer coach Ochieng said. They have reached out to the Kenyan government and well-wishers for help. The team was established with the help of the 'Short Stature Society of Kenya' to help counter stigmatization against people of short stature in the country by engaging in activities such as motivational speaking, theater, and community work as well as sporting activities such as weight-lifting, badminton and soccer. (Futbol, Amistoso, Kenia, Ruanda) EFE/EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET
XDI11. Nairobi (Kenya), 29/05/2018.- Players of Lion Stars, Kenya's first dwarf soccer team, warm up during a training session at the City Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, 29 May 2018 (issued 14 July 2018). Lion Stars is an eight member men's dwarf soccer team, the first of their kind in Kenya, with players aged between 18 and 47 years old. Led by Gabriel Ochieng, a volunteer coach, the team aims transition from a recreational to a competitive one. They are planning to head to Argentina for the Copa Argentina tournament in October 2018 for friendly matches they have been invited to. Dwarf soccer has different rules to the mainstream version, in the interests of player safety. Headers are banned, for instance, to prevent spinal injuries, and if a player heads the ball, the other team will be awarded a free kick. Lion Stars is the only dwarf soccer team in East Africa and is working towards bringing Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda into the fold. However, the team is facing several challenges, including financial sponsorship that would enable them to further their sporting endeavors. 'We face the challenge of ground, we face a challenge of balls, we face challenge of corns, we face challenge of uniform,' volunteer coach Ochieng said. They have reached out to the Kenyan government and well-wishers for help. The team was established with the help of the 'Short Stature Society of Kenya' to help counter stigmatization against people of short stature in the country by engaging in activities such as motivational speaking, theater, and community work as well as sporting activities such as weight-lifting, badminton and soccer. (Futbol, Amistoso, Kenia, Ruanda) EFE/EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET
XDI11. Nairobi (Kenya), 29/05/2018.- Players of Lion Stars, Kenya's first dwarf soccer team, warm up during a training session at the City Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, 29 May 2018 (issued 14 July 2018). Lion Stars is an eight member men's dwarf soccer team, the first of their kind in Kenya, with players aged between 18 and 47 years old. Led by Gabriel Ochieng, a volunteer coach, the team aims transition from a recreational to a competitive one. They are planning to head to Argentina for the Copa Argentina tournament in October 2018 for friendly matches they have been invited to. Dwarf soccer has different rules to the mainstream version, in the interests of player safety. Headers are banned, for instance, to prevent spinal injuries, and if a player heads the ball, the other team will be awarded a free kick. Lion Stars is the only dwarf soccer team in East Africa and is working towards bringing Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda into the fold. However, the team is facing several challenges, including financial sponsorship that would enable them to further their sporting endeavors. 'We face the challenge of ground, we face a challenge of balls, we face challenge of corns, we face challenge of uniform,' volunteer coach Ochieng said. They have reached out to the Kenyan government and well-wishers for help. The team was established with the help of the 'Short Stature Society of Kenya' to help counter stigmatization against people of short stature in the country by engaging in activities such as motivational speaking, theater, and community work as well as sporting activities such as weight-lifting, badminton and soccer. (Futbol, Amistoso, Kenia, Ruanda) EFE/EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET
XDI11. Nairobi (Kenya), 29/05/2018.- Players of Lion Stars, Kenya's first dwarf soccer team, in action during a training session at the City Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, 29 May 2018 (issued 14 July 2018). Lion Stars is an eight member men's dwarf soccer team, the first of their kind in Kenya, with players aged between 18 and 47 years old. Led by Gabriel Ochieng, a volunteer coach, the team aims transition from a recreational to a competitive one. They are planning to head to Argentina for the Copa Argentina tournament in October 2018 for friendly matches they have been invited to. Dwarf soccer has different rules to the mainstream version, in the interests of player safety. Headers are banned, for instance, to prevent spinal injuries, and if a player heads the ball, the other team will be awarded a free kick. Lion Stars is the only dwarf soccer team in East Africa and is working towards bringing Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda into the fold. However, the team is facing several challenges, including financial sponsorship that would enable them to further their sporting endeavors. 'We face the challenge of ground, we face a challenge of balls, we face challenge of corns, we face challenge of uniform,' volunteer coach Ochieng said. They have reached out to the Kenyan government and well-wishers for help. The team was established with the help of the 'Short Stature Society of Kenya' to help counter stigmatization against people of short stature in the country by engaging in activities such as motivational speaking, theater, and community work as well as sporting activities such as weight-lifting, badminton and soccer. (Futbol, Amistoso, Kenia, Ruanda) EFE/EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET
XDI11. Nairobi (Kenya), 29/05/2018.- Players of Lion Stars, Kenya's first dwarf soccer team, in action during a training session at the City Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, 29 May 2018 (issued 14 July 2018). Lion Stars is an eight member men's dwarf soccer team, the first of their kind in Kenya, with players aged between 18 and 47 years old. Led by Gabriel Ochieng, a volunteer coach, the team aims transition from a recreational to a competitive one. They are planning to head to Argentina for the Copa Argentina tournament in October 2018 for friendly matches they have been invited to. Dwarf soccer has different rules to the mainstream version, in the interests of player safety. Headers are banned, for instance, to prevent spinal injuries, and if a player heads the ball, the other team will be awarded a free kick. Lion Stars is the only dwarf soccer team in East Africa and is working towards bringing Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda into the fold. However, the team is facing several challenges, including financial sponsorship that would enable them to further their sporting endeavors. 'We face the challenge of ground, we face a challenge of balls, we face challenge of corns, we face challenge of uniform,' volunteer coach Ochieng said. They have reached out to the Kenyan government and well-wishers for help. The team was established with the help of the 'Short Stature Society of Kenya' to help counter stigmatization against people of short stature in the country by engaging in activities such as motivational speaking, theater, and community work as well as sporting activities such as weight-lifting, badminton and soccer. (Futbol, Amistoso, Kenia, Ruanda) EFE/EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET
XDI11. Nairobi (Kenya), 29/05/2018.- Players of Lion Stars, Kenya's first dwarf soccer team, in action during a training session at the City Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, 29 May 2018 (issued 14 July 2018). Lion Stars is an eight member men's dwarf soccer team, the first of their kind in Kenya, with players aged between 18 and 47 years old. Led by Gabriel Ochieng, a volunteer coach, the team aims transition from a recreational to a competitive one. They are planning to head to Argentina for the Copa Argentina tournament in October 2018 for friendly matches they have been invited to. Dwarf soccer has different rules to the mainstream version, in the interests of player safety. Headers are banned, for instance, to prevent spinal injuries, and if a player heads the ball, the other team will be awarded a free kick. Lion Stars is the only dwarf soccer team in East Africa and is working towards bringing Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda into the fold. However, the team is facing several challenges, including financial sponsorship that would enable them to further their sporting endeavors. 'We face the challenge of ground, we face a challenge of balls, we face challenge of corns, we face challenge of uniform,' volunteer coach Ochieng said. They have reached out to the Kenyan government and well-wishers for help. The team was established with the help of the 'Short Stature Society of Kenya' to help counter stigmatization against people of short stature in the country by engaging in activities such as motivational speaking, theater, and community work as well as sporting activities such as weight-lifting, badminton and soccer. (Futbol, Amistoso, Kenia, Ruanda) EFE/EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET
XDI11. Nairobi (Kenya), 29/05/2018.- Players of Lion Stars, Kenya's first dwarf soccer team, in action during a training session at the City Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, 29 May 2018 (issued 14 July 2018). Lion Stars is an eight member men's dwarf soccer team, the first of their kind in Kenya, with players aged between 18 and 47 years old. Led by Gabriel Ochieng, a volunteer coach, the team aims transition from a recreational to a competitive one. They are planning to head to Argentina for the Copa Argentina tournament in October 2018 for friendly matches they have been invited to. Dwarf soccer has different rules to the mainstream version, in the interests of player safety. Headers are banned, for instance, to prevent spinal injuries, and if a player heads the ball, the other team will be awarded a free kick. Lion Stars is the only dwarf soccer team in East Africa and is working towards bringing Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda into the fold. However, the team is facing several challenges, including financial sponsorship that would enable them to further their sporting endeavors. 'We face the challenge of ground, we face a challenge of balls, we face challenge of corns, we face challenge of uniform,' volunteer coach Ochieng said. They have reached out to the Kenyan government and well-wishers for help. The team was established with the help of the 'Short Stature Society of Kenya' to help counter stigmatization against people of short stature in the country by engaging in activities such as motivational speaking, theater, and community work as well as sporting activities such as weight-lifting, badminton and soccer. (Futbol, Amistoso, Kenia, Ruanda) EFE/EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET
XDI11. Nairobi (Kenya), 29/05/2018.- Players of Lion Stars, Kenya's first dwarf soccer team, in action during a training session at the City Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, 29 May 2018 (issued 14 July 2018). Lion Stars is an eight member men's dwarf soccer team, the first of their kind in Kenya, with players aged between 18 and 47 years old. Led by Gabriel Ochieng, a volunteer coach, the team aims transition from a recreational to a competitive one. They are planning to head to Argentina for the Copa Argentina tournament in October 2018 for friendly matches they have been invited to. Dwarf soccer has different rules to the mainstream version, in the interests of player safety. Headers are banned, for instance, to prevent spinal injuries, and if a player heads the ball, the other team will be awarded a free kick. Lion Stars is the only dwarf soccer team in East Africa and is working towards bringing Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda into the fold. However, the team is facing several challenges, including financial sponsorship that would enable them to further their sporting endeavors. 'We face the challenge of ground, we face a challenge of balls, we face challenge of corns, we face challenge of uniform,' volunteer coach Ochieng said. They have reached out to the Kenyan government and well-wishers for help. The team was established with the help of the 'Short Stature Society of Kenya' to help counter stigmatization against people of short stature in the country by engaging in activities such as motivational speaking, theater, and community work as well as sporting activities such as weight-lifting, badminton and soccer. (Futbol, Amistoso, Kenia, Ruanda) EFE/EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET
XDI11. Nairobi (Kenya), 29/05/2018.- Players of Lion Stars, Kenya's first dwarf soccer team, in action during a training session at the City Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, 29 May 2018 (issued 14 July 2018). Lion Stars is an eight member men's dwarf soccer team, the first of their kind in Kenya, with players aged between 18 and 47 years old. Led by Gabriel Ochieng, a volunteer coach, the team aims transition from a recreational to a competitive one. They are planning to head to Argentina for the Copa Argentina tournament in October 2018 for friendly matches they have been invited to. Dwarf soccer has different rules to the mainstream version, in the interests of player safety. Headers are banned, for instance, to prevent spinal injuries, and if a player heads the ball, the other team will be awarded a free kick. Lion Stars is the only dwarf soccer team in East Africa and is working towards bringing Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda into the fold. However, the team is facing several challenges, including financial sponsorship that would enable them to further their sporting endeavors. 'We face the challenge of ground, we face a challenge of balls, we face challenge of corns, we face challenge of uniform,' volunteer coach Ochieng said. They have reached out to the Kenyan government and well-wishers for help. The team was established with the help of the 'Short Stature Society of Kenya' to help counter stigmatization against people of short stature in the country by engaging in activities such as motivational speaking, theater, and community work as well as sporting activities such as weight-lifting, badminton and soccer. (Futbol, Amistoso, Kenia, Ruanda) EFE/EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET
XDI11. Nairobi (Kenya), 29/05/2018.- Players of the Lion Stars, Kenya's first dwarf soccer team, after a training session at the City Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, 29 May 2018 (issued 14 July 2018). Lion Stars is an eight member men's dwarf soccer team, the first of their kind in Kenya, with players aged between 18 and 47 years old. Led by Gabriel Ochieng, a volunteer coach, the team aims transition from a recreational to a competitive one. They are planning to head to Argentina for the Copa Argentina tournament in October 2018 for friendly matches they have been invited to. Dwarf soccer has different rules to the mainstream version, in the interests of player safety. Headers are banned, for instance, to prevent spinal injuries, and if a player heads the ball, the other team will be awarded a free kick. Lion Stars is the only dwarf soccer team in East Africa and is working towards bringing Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda into the fold. However, the team is facing several challenges, including financial sponsorship that would enable them to further their sporting endeavors. 'We face the challenge of ground, we face a challenge of balls, we face challenge of corns, we face challenge of uniform,' volunteer coach Ochieng said. They have reached out to the Kenyan government and well-wishers for help. The team was established with the help of the 'Short Stature Society of Kenya' to help counter stigmatization against people of short stature in the country by engaging in activities such as motivational speaking, theater, and community work as well as sporting activities such as weight-lifting, badminton and soccer. (Futbol, Amistoso, Kenia, Ruanda) EFE/EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET
XDI11. Nairobi (Kenya), 29/05/2018.- Players of the Lion Stars, Kenya's first dwarf soccer team, after a training session at the City Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, 29 May 2018 (issued 14 July 2018). Lion Stars is an eight member men's dwarf soccer team, the first of their kind in Kenya, with players aged between 18 and 47 years old. Led by Gabriel Ochieng, a volunteer coach, the team aims transition from a recreational to a competitive one. They are planning to head to Argentina for the Copa Argentina tournament in October 2018 for friendly matches they have been invited to. Dwarf soccer has different rules to the mainstream version, in the interests of player safety. Headers are banned, for instance, to prevent spinal injuries, and if a player heads the ball, the other team will be awarded a free kick. Lion Stars is the only dwarf soccer team in East Africa and is working towards bringing Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda into the fold. However, the team is facing several challenges, including financial sponsorship that would enable them to further their sporting endeavors. 'We face the challenge of ground, we face a challenge of balls, we face challenge of corns, we face challenge of uniform,' volunteer coach Ochieng said. They have reached out to the Kenyan government and well-wishers for help. The team was established with the help of the 'Short Stature Society of Kenya' to help counter stigmatization against people of short stature in the country by engaging in activities such as motivational speaking, theater, and community work as well as sporting activities such as weight-lifting, badminton and soccer. (Futbol, Amistoso, Kenia, Ruanda) EFE/EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET
XDI11. Nairobi (Kenya), 29/05/2018.- Players of the Lion Stars, Kenya's first dwarf soccer team, after a training session at the City Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, 29 May 2018 (issued 14 July 2018). Lion Stars is an eight member men's dwarf soccer team, the first of their kind in Kenya, with players aged between 18 and 47 years old. Led by Gabriel Ochieng, a volunteer coach, the team aims transition from a recreational to a competitive one. They are planning to head to Argentina for the Copa Argentina tournament in October 2018 for friendly matches they have been invited to. Dwarf soccer has different rules to the mainstream version, in the interests of player safety. Headers are banned, for instance, to prevent spinal injuries, and if a player heads the ball, the other team will be awarded a free kick. Lion Stars is the only dwarf soccer team in East Africa and is working towards bringing Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda into the fold. However, the team is facing several challenges, including financial sponsorship that would enable them to further their sporting endeavors. 'We face the challenge of ground, we face a challenge of balls, we face challenge of corns, we face challenge of uniform,' volunteer coach Ochieng said. They have reached out to the Kenyan government and well-wishers for help. The team was established with the help of the 'Short Stature Society of Kenya' to help counter stigmatization against people of short stature in the country by engaging in activities such as motivational speaking, theater, and community work as well as sporting activities such as weight-lifting, badminton and soccer. (Futbol, Amistoso, Kenia, Ruanda) EFE/EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET
XDI11. Nairobi (Kenya), 29/05/2018.- A player of the Lion Stars, Kenya's first dwarf soccer team, balances on a ball during a training session at the City Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, 29 May 2018 (issued 14 July 2018). Lion Stars is an eight member men's dwarf soccer team, the first of their kind in Kenya, with players aged between 18 and 47 years old. Led by Gabriel Ochieng, a volunteer coach, the team aims transition from a recreational to a competitive one. They are planning to head to Argentina for the Copa Argentina tournament in October 2018 for friendly matches they have been invited to. Dwarf soccer has different rules to the mainstream version, in the interests of player safety. Headers are banned, for instance, to prevent spinal injuries, and if a player heads the ball, the other team will be awarded a free kick. Lion Stars is the only dwarf soccer team in East Africa and is working towards bringing Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda into the fold. However, the team is facing several challenges, including financial sponsorship that would enable them to further their sporting endeavors. 'We face the challenge of ground, we face a challenge of balls, we face challenge of corns, we face challenge of uniform,' volunteer coach Ochieng said. They have reached out to the Kenyan government and well-wishers for help. The team was established with the help of the 'Short Stature Society of Kenya' to help counter stigmatization against people of short stature in the country by engaging in activities such as motivational speaking, theater, and community work as well as sporting activities such as weight-lifting, badminton and soccer. (Futbol, Amistoso, Kenia, Ruanda) EFE/EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET
XDI11. Nairobi (Kenya), 29/05/2018.- A player of the Lion Stars, Kenya's first dwarf soccer team, balances on a ball during a training session at the City Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, 29 May 2018 (issued 14 July 2018). Lion Stars is an eight member men's dwarf soccer team, the first of their kind in Kenya, with players aged between 18 and 47 years old. Led by Gabriel Ochieng, a volunteer coach, the team aims transition from a recreational to a competitive one. They are planning to head to Argentina for the Copa Argentina tournament in October 2018 for friendly matches they have been invited to. Dwarf soccer has different rules to the mainstream version, in the interests of player safety. Headers are banned, for instance, to prevent spinal injuries, and if a player heads the ball, the other team will be awarded a free kick. Lion Stars is the only dwarf soccer team in East Africa and is working towards bringing Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda into the fold. However, the team is facing several challenges, including financial sponsorship that would enable them to further their sporting endeavors. 'We face the challenge of ground, we face a challenge of balls, we face challenge of corns, we face challenge of uniform,' volunteer coach Ochieng said. They have reached out to the Kenyan government and well-wishers for help. The team was established with the help of the 'Short Stature Society of Kenya' to help counter stigmatization against people of short stature in the country by engaging in activities such as motivational speaking, theater, and community work as well as sporting activities such as weight-lifting, badminton and soccer. (Futbol, Amistoso, Kenia, Ruanda) EFE/EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET
XDI11. Nairobi (Kenya), 29/05/2018.- A player of the Lion Stars, Kenya's first dwarf soccer team, balances on a ball during a training session at the City Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, 29 May 2018 (issued 14 July 2018). Lion Stars is an eight member men's dwarf soccer team, the first of their kind in Kenya, with players aged between 18 and 47 years old. Led by Gabriel Ochieng, a volunteer coach, the team aims transition from a recreational to a competitive one. They are planning to head to Argentina for the Copa Argentina tournament in October 2018 for friendly matches they have been invited to. Dwarf soccer has different rules to the mainstream version, in the interests of player safety. Headers are banned, for instance, to prevent spinal injuries, and if a player heads the ball, the other team will be awarded a free kick. Lion Stars is the only dwarf soccer team in East Africa and is working towards bringing Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda into the fold. However, the team is facing several challenges, including financial sponsorship that would enable them to further their sporting endeavors. 'We face the challenge of ground, we face a challenge of balls, we face challenge of corns, we face challenge of uniform,' volunteer coach Ochieng said. They have reached out to the Kenyan government and well-wishers for help. The team was established with the help of the 'Short Stature Society of Kenya' to help counter stigmatization against people of short stature in the country by engaging in activities such as motivational speaking, theater, and community work as well as sporting activities such as weight-lifting, badminton and soccer. (Futbol, Amistoso, Kenia, Ruanda) EFE/EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET
The contract dispute between Sporting CP, Rui Patricio and Wolves is being investigated by FIFA.
Rui Patricio's Wolves move to face FIFA scrutiny as Sporting claim €58m
The contract dispute between Sporting CP, Rui Patricio and Wolves is being investigated by FIFA.
Nani's homecoming is complete, with Sporting CP confirming the capture of their former player on Wednesday.
Former Man Utd star Nani seals Sporting CP return
Nani's homecoming is complete, with Sporting CP confirming the capture of their former player on Wednesday.
East Bengal registered their third win of the tournament with a thumping 4-0 win over city rivals Mohammedan Sporting….
IFA Shield 2018: East Bengal beat Mohammedan Sporting 4-0, SAIL beat ATK
East Bengal registered their third win of the tournament with a thumping 4-0 win over city rivals Mohammedan Sporting….
East Bengal registered their third win of the tournament with a thumping 4-0 win over city rivals Mohammedan Sporting….
IFA Shield 2018: East Bengal beat Mohammedan Sporting 4-0, SAIL beat ATK
East Bengal registered their third win of the tournament with a thumping 4-0 win over city rivals Mohammedan Sporting….
The Croatia international said the experience he gained at Sporting Gijon and Las Palmas would stand him in good stead at his new club
Halilovic ready to live up to 'wonder kid' billing at AC Milan
The Croatia international said the experience he gained at Sporting Gijon and Las Palmas would stand him in good stead at his new club
FILE PHOTO: England's Gary Lineker scores against Argentina - Azteca Stadium, Mexico City - 22/6/86. Action Images / Sporting Pictures / Nick Kidd/File Photo
FILE PHOTO: England's Gary Lineker scores against Argentina - Azteca Stadium, Mexico City - 22/6/86
FILE PHOTO: England's Gary Lineker scores against Argentina - Azteca Stadium, Mexico City - 22/6/86. Action Images / Sporting Pictures / Nick Kidd/File Photo
FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2016 file photo, Leipzig sports director Ralf Rangnick prior to the German first division Bundesliga soccer match against FSV Mainz 05 in Leipzig, Germany. The Bundesliga side said Monday July 9, 2018, that Leipzigs sporting director Ralf Rangnick is taking over as coach. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer, file)
Leipzig sporting director Rangnick is interim coach again
FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2016 file photo, Leipzig sports director Ralf Rangnick prior to the German first division Bundesliga soccer match against FSV Mainz 05 in Leipzig, Germany. The Bundesliga side said Monday July 9, 2018, that Leipzigs sporting director Ralf Rangnick is taking over as coach. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer, file)
The former goalkeeper, who played for the likes of Valencia and Atletico Madrid, has been appointed following the country's World Cup humiliation
Molina succeeds Hierro as RFEF sporting director
The former goalkeeper, who played for the likes of Valencia and Atletico Madrid, has been appointed following the country's World Cup humiliation
Ralf Rangnick was sporting director at Leipzig after stepping down as coach (AFP Photo/Marius Becker)
Ralf Rangnick was sporting director at Leipzig after stepping down as coach
Ralf Rangnick was sporting director at Leipzig after stepping down as coach (AFP Photo/Marius Becker)
The East Bengal U-19s confirmed their place in the last four of IFA Shield 2018 with a convincing win over ATK…
IFA Shield 2018: East Bengal beat ATK, Mohammedan Sporting thrash SAIL Burnpur Academy
The East Bengal U-19s confirmed their place in the last four of IFA Shield 2018 with a convincing win over ATK…
The East Bengal U-19s confirmed their place in the last four of IFA Shield 2018 with a convincing win over ATK…
IFA Shield 2018: East Bengal beat ATK, Mohammedan Sporting thrash SAIL Burnpur Academy
The East Bengal U-19s confirmed their place in the last four of IFA Shield 2018 with a convincing win over ATK…
Sporting Kansas City midfielder Ilie Sanchez (6) heads the ball next to Toronto FC forward Jordan Hamilton, right, during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Kansas City, Kan., Saturday, July 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
Toronto FC snaps 3-game skid in 2-2 draw at Sporting KC
Sporting Kansas City midfielder Ilie Sanchez (6) heads the ball next to Toronto FC forward Jordan Hamilton, right, during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Kansas City, Kan., Saturday, July 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
Toronto FC goalkeeper Alex Bono stops a shot on goal during the first half of an MLS soccer match against Sporting Kansas City in Kansas City, Kan., Saturday, July 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
Toronto FC snaps 3-game skid in 2-2 draw at Sporting KC
Toronto FC goalkeeper Alex Bono stops a shot on goal during the first half of an MLS soccer match against Sporting Kansas City in Kansas City, Kan., Saturday, July 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
Sporting Kansas City forward Gerso, back, kicks on goal past Toronto FC defender Gregory van der Wiel, left, during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Kansas City, Kan., Saturday, July 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
Toronto FC snaps 3-game skid in 2-2 draw at Sporting KC
Sporting Kansas City forward Gerso, back, kicks on goal past Toronto FC defender Gregory van der Wiel, left, during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Kansas City, Kan., Saturday, July 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
Sporting Kansas City forward Diego Rubio, left, works against Toronto FC midfielder Jonathan Osorio (21) during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Kansas City, Kan., Saturday, July 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
Toronto FC snaps 3-game skid in 2-2 draw at Sporting KC
Sporting Kansas City forward Diego Rubio, left, works against Toronto FC midfielder Jonathan Osorio (21) during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Kansas City, Kan., Saturday, July 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
Two La Liga rivals are the closest to acquiring the AC Milan striker, according to the sporting director at San Siro
Atletico Madrid and Sevilla 'closest' to Kalinic, says Mirabelli
Two La Liga rivals are the closest to acquiring the AC Milan striker, according to the sporting director at San Siro
FILE - In this March 3, 2015, file photo, New York Red Bulls assistant coach Chris Armas poses during the team's media day in New York. New York Red Bulls head coach Jesse Marsch has left the Red Bulls to pursue other opportunities. We are fully supportive of Jesse and his decision to pursue a new opportunity, said Red Bulls Sporting Director Denis Hamlett. The Red Bulls have promoted Chris Armas to head coach, effective immediately, the team said Friday, July 6, 2018.(AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
Jesse Marsch quits as Red Bulls coach, replaced by Armas
FILE - In this March 3, 2015, file photo, New York Red Bulls assistant coach Chris Armas poses during the team's media day in New York. New York Red Bulls head coach Jesse Marsch has left the Red Bulls to pursue other opportunities. We are fully supportive of Jesse and his decision to pursue a new opportunity, said Red Bulls Sporting Director Denis Hamlett. The Red Bulls have promoted Chris Armas to head coach, effective immediately, the team said Friday, July 6, 2018.(AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
FILE - In this July 26, 2015, file photo, New York Red Bulls manager Jesse Marsch looks on from the sidelines during the first half of a soccer match against SL Benfica in the International Champions Cup in Harrison N.J. Marsch has left the Red Bulls to pursue other opportunities. We are fully supportive of Jesse and his decision to pursue a new opportunity, said Red Bulls Sporting Director Denis Hamlett. The Red Bulls have promoted Chris Armas to head coach, effective immediately, the team said Friday, July 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz, File)
Jesse Marsch quits as Red Bulls coach, replaced by Armas
FILE - In this July 26, 2015, file photo, New York Red Bulls manager Jesse Marsch looks on from the sidelines during the first half of a soccer match against SL Benfica in the International Champions Cup in Harrison N.J. Marsch has left the Red Bulls to pursue other opportunities. We are fully supportive of Jesse and his decision to pursue a new opportunity, said Red Bulls Sporting Director Denis Hamlett. The Red Bulls have promoted Chris Armas to head coach, effective immediately, the team said Friday, July 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz, File)
FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2015, file photo, New York Red Bulls head coach Jesse Marsch reacts towards the fans after an MLS playoff soccer match against D.C. United, at RFK Stadium in Washington. Marsch has left the Red Bulls to pursue other opportunities. We are fully supportive of Jesse and his decision to pursue a new opportunity, said Red Bulls Sporting Director Denis Hamlett. The Red Bulls have promoted Chris Armas to head coach, effective immediately, the team said Friday, July 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
Jesse Marsch quits as Red Bulls coach, replaced by Armas
FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2015, file photo, New York Red Bulls head coach Jesse Marsch reacts towards the fans after an MLS playoff soccer match against D.C. United, at RFK Stadium in Washington. Marsch has left the Red Bulls to pursue other opportunities. We are fully supportive of Jesse and his decision to pursue a new opportunity, said Red Bulls Sporting Director Denis Hamlett. The Red Bulls have promoted Chris Armas to head coach, effective immediately, the team said Friday, July 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
FILE - In this July 29, 2017, file photo, New York Red Bulls coach Jesse Marsch, left, talks to official Silviu Petrescu during the second half of the team's MLS soccer match against the Montreal Impact, in Harrison, N.J. Marsch has left the Red Bulls to pursue other opportunities. We are fully supportive of Jesse and his decision to pursue a new opportunity, said Red Bulls Sporting Director Denis Hamlett. The Red Bulls have promoted Chris Armas to head coach, effective immediately, the team said Friday, July 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
Jesse Marsch quits as Red Bulls coach, replaced by Armas
FILE - In this July 29, 2017, file photo, New York Red Bulls coach Jesse Marsch, left, talks to official Silviu Petrescu during the second half of the team's MLS soccer match against the Montreal Impact, in Harrison, N.J. Marsch has left the Red Bulls to pursue other opportunities. We are fully supportive of Jesse and his decision to pursue a new opportunity, said Red Bulls Sporting Director Denis Hamlett. The Red Bulls have promoted Chris Armas to head coach, effective immediately, the team said Friday, July 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2017, file photo, New York Red Bulls head coach Jesse Marsch smiles towards Toronto FC fans during an MLS soccer game in Toronto. Marsch has left the Red Bulls to pursue other opportunities. We are fully supportive of Jesse and his decision to pursue a new opportunity, said Red Bulls Sporting Director Denis Hamlett. The Red Bulls have promoted Chris Armas to head coach, effective immediately, the team said Friday, July 6, 2018. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
Jesse Marsch quits as Red Bulls coach, replaced by Armas
FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2017, file photo, New York Red Bulls head coach Jesse Marsch smiles towards Toronto FC fans during an MLS soccer game in Toronto. Marsch has left the Red Bulls to pursue other opportunities. We are fully supportive of Jesse and his decision to pursue a new opportunity, said Red Bulls Sporting Director Denis Hamlett. The Red Bulls have promoted Chris Armas to head coach, effective immediately, the team said Friday, July 6, 2018. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
FILE - In this July 22, 2015, file photo, New York Red Bulls defender Tyler Adams (66) is hugged by manager Jesse Marsch after scoring a goal against Chelsea FC in the second half during a soccer match in the International Champions Cup in Harrison N.J. Marsch has left the Red Bulls to pursue other opportunities. We are fully supportive of Jesse and his decision to pursue a new opportunity, said Red Bulls Sporting Director Denis Hamlett. The Red Bulls have promoted Chris Armas to head coach, effective immediately, the team said Friday, July 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz, File)
Jesse Marsch quits as Red Bulls coach, replaced by Armas
FILE - In this July 22, 2015, file photo, New York Red Bulls defender Tyler Adams (66) is hugged by manager Jesse Marsch after scoring a goal against Chelsea FC in the second half during a soccer match in the International Champions Cup in Harrison N.J. Marsch has left the Red Bulls to pursue other opportunities. We are fully supportive of Jesse and his decision to pursue a new opportunity, said Red Bulls Sporting Director Denis Hamlett. The Red Bulls have promoted Chris Armas to head coach, effective immediately, the team said Friday, July 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz, File)
FILE - In this April 9, 2017, file photo, New York Red Bulls head coach Jesse Marsch acknowledges Red Bulls fans after an MLS soccer game against Orlando City, in Orlando, Fla. Marsch has left the Red Bulls to pursue other opportunities. We are fully supportive of Jesse and his decision to pursue a new opportunity, said Red Bulls Sporting Director Denis Hamlett. The Red Bulls have promoted Chris Armas to head coach, effective immediately, the team said Friday, July 6, 2018.(AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
Jesse Marsch quits as Red Bulls coach, replaced by Armas
FILE - In this April 9, 2017, file photo, New York Red Bulls head coach Jesse Marsch acknowledges Red Bulls fans after an MLS soccer game against Orlando City, in Orlando, Fla. Marsch has left the Red Bulls to pursue other opportunities. We are fully supportive of Jesse and his decision to pursue a new opportunity, said Red Bulls Sporting Director Denis Hamlett. The Red Bulls have promoted Chris Armas to head coach, effective immediately, the team said Friday, July 6, 2018.(AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
FILE - In this March 3, 2015, file phtoo, New York Red Bulls head coach Jesse Marsch poses for photographers during the team's media day in New York. Marsch has left the Red Bulls to pursue other opportunities. We are fully supportive of Jesse and his decision to pursue a new opportunity, said Red Bulls Sporting Director Denis Hamlett. The Red Bulls have promoted Chris Armas to head coach, effective immediately, the team said Friday, July 6, 2018.(AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
Jesse Marsch quits as Red Bulls coach, replaced by Armas
FILE - In this March 3, 2015, file phtoo, New York Red Bulls head coach Jesse Marsch poses for photographers during the team's media day in New York. Marsch has left the Red Bulls to pursue other opportunities. We are fully supportive of Jesse and his decision to pursue a new opportunity, said Red Bulls Sporting Director Denis Hamlett. The Red Bulls have promoted Chris Armas to head coach, effective immediately, the team said Friday, July 6, 2018.(AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
Soccer Football - Borussia Dortmund Press Conference - Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund, Germany - July 6, 2018 Borussia Dortmund Coach Lucien Favre, sporting director Michael Zorc and CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke during the press conference REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay
Borussia Dortmund Press Conference
Soccer Football - Borussia Dortmund Press Conference - Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund, Germany - July 6, 2018 Borussia Dortmund Coach Lucien Favre, sporting director Michael Zorc and CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke during the press conference REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay
Soccer Football - Borussia Dortmund Press Conference - Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund, Germany - July 6, 2018 Borussia Dortmund Coach Lucien Favre, sporting director Michael Zorc and CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke during the press conference REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay
Borussia Dortmund Press Conference
Soccer Football - Borussia Dortmund Press Conference - Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund, Germany - July 6, 2018 Borussia Dortmund Coach Lucien Favre, sporting director Michael Zorc and CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke during the press conference REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay
Minnesota United forward Christian Ramirez (21) heads the ball away from Sporting Kansas City defender Ike Opara, back, during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Kansas City, Kan., Sunday, June 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
Quintero powers Minnesota United past Toronto FC 4-3
Minnesota United forward Christian Ramirez (21) heads the ball away from Sporting Kansas City defender Ike Opara, back, during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Kansas City, Kan., Sunday, June 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
One of the oldest cup competitions of India, IFA Shield starts on July 5 with Mohammedan Sporting facing ATK U-19....
IFA Shield 2018: Mohammedan Sporting take on ATK U-19 in opener
One of the oldest cup competitions of India, IFA Shield starts on July 5 with Mohammedan Sporting facing ATK U-19....
The Club chief lifts the lid on the Ghanaian's reported transfer to Italian side Sassuolo
Frankfurt sporting director laments Boateng's imminent departure for Italy
The Club chief lifts the lid on the Ghanaian's reported transfer to Italian side Sassuolo
The Club chief lifts the lid on the Ghanaian's reported transfer to Italian side Sassuolo
Frankfurt sporting director laments Boateng's imminent departure for Italy
The Club chief lifts the lid on the Ghanaian's reported transfer to Italian side Sassuolo
The Mpumalanga-based outfit is hoping that the two players will help the club secure promotion to PSL
Orlando Pirates loan out Reanetse Ramatlapeng and Thobela Sikhakhane to NFD club TS Sporting
The Mpumalanga-based outfit is hoping that the two players will help the club secure promotion to PSL
Houston Dynamo forward Mauro Manotas (9) scores past Sporting Kansas City goalkeeper Tim Melia, right, during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Kansas City, Kan., Saturday, June 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
Dynamo score twice in stoppage time for 2-2 tie with LAFC
Houston Dynamo forward Mauro Manotas (9) scores past Sporting Kansas City goalkeeper Tim Melia, right, during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Kansas City, Kan., Saturday, June 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
France team soccer jerseys are displayed in a Nike sporting goods store in Marseille, France, June 8, 2018. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier
France team soccer jerseys are displayed in a sporting goods store in Marseille
France team soccer jerseys are displayed in a Nike sporting goods store in Marseille, France, June 8, 2018. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier
France team soccer jerseys are displayed in a Nike sporting goods store in Marseille, France, June 8, 2018. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier
France team soccer jerseys are displayed in a sporting goods store in Marseille
France team soccer jerseys are displayed in a Nike sporting goods store in Marseille, France, June 8, 2018. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier
France team soccer jerseys are displayed in a Nike sporting goods store in Marseille, France, June 8, 2018. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier
France team soccer jerseys are displayed in a sporting goods store in Marseille
France team soccer jerseys are displayed in a Nike sporting goods store in Marseille, France, June 8, 2018. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier
Soccer Football - Bayern Munich Press Conference - Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany - July 2, 2018 Bayern Munich's Serge Gnabry and Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic after the press conference REUTERS/Michaela Rehle
Bayern Munich Press Conference
Soccer Football - Bayern Munich Press Conference - Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany - July 2, 2018 Bayern Munich's Serge Gnabry and Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic after the press conference REUTERS/Michaela Rehle
Soccer Football - Bayern Munich Press Conference - Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany - July 2, 2018 Bayern Munich coach Niko Kovac, Bayern Munich's Serge Gnabry and Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic pose after the press conference REUTERS/Michaela Rehle
Bayern Munich Press Conference
Soccer Football - Bayern Munich Press Conference - Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany - July 2, 2018 Bayern Munich coach Niko Kovac, Bayern Munich's Serge Gnabry and Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic pose after the press conference REUTERS/Michaela Rehle
Soccer Football - Bayern Munich Press Conference - Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany - July 2, 2018 Bayern Munich coach Niko Kovac and Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic during the press conference REUTERS/Michaela Rehle
Bayern Munich Press Conference
Soccer Football - Bayern Munich Press Conference - Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany - July 2, 2018 Bayern Munich coach Niko Kovac and Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic during the press conference REUTERS/Michaela Rehle
The coach returns to Lisbon for the second time in the aftermath of Sinisa Mihajlovic's nine-day spell, as the club continues in an acute crisis
Jose Peseiro 'not afraid' to return to shambolic Sporting
The coach returns to Lisbon for the second time in the aftermath of Sinisa Mihajlovic's nine-day spell, as the club continues in an acute crisis
Montreal Impact's Ignacio Piatti, right, battles with Sporting Kansas City's Graham Zusi during the first half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, June 30, 2018, in Montreal. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)
Piatti, Silva score to help Impact beat Sporting KC 2-0
Montreal Impact's Ignacio Piatti, right, battles with Sporting Kansas City's Graham Zusi during the first half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, June 30, 2018, in Montreal. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)
Montreal Impact's Saphir Taider, right, and Sporting Kansas City's Matt Besler vie for the ball during the first half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, June 30, 2018, in Montreal. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)
Piatti, Silva score to help Impact beat Sporting KC 2-0
Montreal Impact's Saphir Taider, right, and Sporting Kansas City's Matt Besler vie for the ball during the first half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, June 30, 2018, in Montreal. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)
Montreal Impact's Ignacio Piatti, right, battles for control of the ball against Sporting Kansas City's Graham Zusi during the first half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, June 30, 2018, in Montreal. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)
Piatti, Silva score to help Impact beat Sporting KC 2-0
Montreal Impact's Ignacio Piatti, right, battles for control of the ball against Sporting Kansas City's Graham Zusi during the first half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, June 30, 2018, in Montreal. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)
Montreal Impact's Daniel Lovitz, right, challenges Sporting Kansas City's Johnny Russeli during the first half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, June 30, 2018, in Montreal. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)
Piatti, Silva score to help Impact beat Sporting KC 2-0
Montreal Impact's Daniel Lovitz, right, challenges Sporting Kansas City's Johnny Russeli during the first half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, June 30, 2018, in Montreal. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)
Montreal Impact's Alejandro Silva reacts after scoring against Sporting Kansas City during the second half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, June 30, 2018, in Montreal. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)
Piatti, Silva score to help Impact beat Sporting KC 2-0
Montreal Impact's Alejandro Silva reacts after scoring against Sporting Kansas City during the second half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, June 30, 2018, in Montreal. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)
The Toon star is keen to move on and has a host of clubs vying to sign him in a cut-price deal from St James's Park
Ben El-Mhanni to leave Newcastle as Besiktas, Sporting and Wolves hover
The Toon star is keen to move on and has a host of clubs vying to sign him in a cut-price deal from St James's Park
FILE PHOTO: Football - 1982 FIFA World Cup Final - Italy v West Germany - Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid - 11 July1982 Italy players celebrate and parade the World Cup trophy Mandatory Credit: Action Images / Sporting Pictures/File Photo
FILE PHOTO: Italy players celebrate and parade the World Cup trophy
FILE PHOTO: Football - 1982 FIFA World Cup Final - Italy v West Germany - Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid - 11 July1982 Italy players celebrate and parade the World Cup trophy Mandatory Credit: Action Images / Sporting Pictures/File Photo
The crisis-hit Portuguese club have removed the Serb from a role as head coach following disagreements regarding his plans for pre-season
Sporting shambles sees Mihajlovic sacked after nine days
The crisis-hit Portuguese club have removed the Serb from a role as head coach following disagreements regarding his plans for pre-season
England head coach Gareth Southgate listens to a question during a press conference at the 2018 soccer World Cup, at the Kaliningrad stadium, Kaliningrad, Russia, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. England will play Belgium in Kaliningrad, in group G match, Thursday. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
Keen to embrace US sporting ideas, Southgate revives England
England head coach Gareth Southgate listens to a question during a press conference at the 2018 soccer World Cup, at the Kaliningrad stadium, Kaliningrad, Russia, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. England will play Belgium in Kaliningrad, in group G match, Thursday. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
England head coach Gareth Southgate attends England's official training in Zelenogorsk near St. Petersburg, Russia, Wednesday, June 27, 2018, on the eve of the group G match between Belgium and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
Keen to embrace US sporting ideas, Southgate revives England
England head coach Gareth Southgate attends England's official training in Zelenogorsk near St. Petersburg, Russia, Wednesday, June 27, 2018, on the eve of the group G match between Belgium and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
England head coach Gareth Southgate, left, attends England's official training in Zelenogorsk near St. Petersburg, Russia, Wednesday, June 27, 2018, on the eve of the group G match between Belgium and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
Keen to embrace US sporting ideas, Southgate revives England
England head coach Gareth Southgate, left, attends England's official training in Zelenogorsk near St. Petersburg, Russia, Wednesday, June 27, 2018, on the eve of the group G match between Belgium and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
The defender has been linked with a big-money move to Chelsea, but the sporting director says no bids have come in and is sure he will stay
No Chelsea offers for Manolas, says Monchi
The defender has been linked with a big-money move to Chelsea, but the sporting director says no bids have come in and is sure he will stay
FILE PHOTO: Jun 23, 2018; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Union sporting director Earnie Stewart walks the field during halftime of a game between the Philadelphia Union and the Vancouver Whitecaps at Talen Energy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Derik Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports
MLS: Vancouver Whitecaps at Philadelphia Union
FILE PHOTO: Jun 23, 2018; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Union sporting director Earnie Stewart walks the field during halftime of a game between the Philadelphia Union and the Vancouver Whitecaps at Talen Energy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Derik Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports
FILE PHOTO: Jun 23, 2018; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Union sporting director Earnie Stewart walks the field during halftime of a game between the Philadelphia Union and the Vancouver Whitecaps at Talen Energy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Derik Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports
MLS: Vancouver Whitecaps at Philadelphia Union
FILE PHOTO: Jun 23, 2018; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Union sporting director Earnie Stewart walks the field during halftime of a game between the Philadelphia Union and the Vancouver Whitecaps at Talen Energy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Derik Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports
The Spaniard will not be moving to Germany this summer, with the club's sporting director Michael Zorc not expecting to be able to afford him
'He's too expensive!' - Dortmund rule out Morata bid
The Spaniard will not be moving to Germany this summer, with the club's sporting director Michael Zorc not expecting to be able to afford him
Sporting Lisbon fans frisked by police as they arrive at Saturday's AGM to vote for the crisis-club president's resignation (AFP Photo/MIGUEL RIOPA)
Sporting Lisbon fans frisked by police as they arrive at Saturday's AGM to vote for the crisis-club president's resignation
Sporting Lisbon fans frisked by police as they arrive at Saturday's AGM to vote for the crisis-club president's resignation (AFP Photo/MIGUEL RIOPA)
Sporting Kansas City defender Jaylin Lindsey, left, heads the ball against Houston Dynamo forward Alberth Elis, right, during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Kansas City, Kan., Saturday, June 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
Shelton's late goal helps Sporting KC beat Dynamo 3-2
Sporting Kansas City defender Jaylin Lindsey, left, heads the ball against Houston Dynamo forward Alberth Elis, right, during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Kansas City, Kan., Saturday, June 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
Houston Dynamo midfielder Eric Alexander, top left, heads the ball against Sporting Kansas City midfielder Ilie Sanchez, top right, during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Kansas City, Kan., Saturday, June 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
Shelton's late goal helps Sporting KC beat Dynamo 3-2
Houston Dynamo midfielder Eric Alexander, top left, heads the ball against Sporting Kansas City midfielder Ilie Sanchez, top right, during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Kansas City, Kan., Saturday, June 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
Houston Dynamo forward Mauro Manotas, second from left, celebrates his goal with teammates Romell Quioto, left, Tomas Martinez (10) and Alberth Elis (17) during the first half of an MLS soccer match against Sporting Kansas City in Kansas City, Kan., Saturday, June 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
Shelton's late goal helps Sporting KC beat Dynamo 3-2
Houston Dynamo forward Mauro Manotas, second from left, celebrates his goal with teammates Romell Quioto, left, Tomas Martinez (10) and Alberth Elis (17) during the first half of an MLS soccer match against Sporting Kansas City in Kansas City, Kan., Saturday, June 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
Houston Dynamo forward Romell Quioto, left, heads the ball against Sporting Kansas City midfielders Graham Zusi, lower right, and Ilie Sanchez, upper right, during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Kansas City, Kan., Saturday, June 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
Shelton's late goal helps Sporting KC beat Dynamo 3-2
Houston Dynamo forward Romell Quioto, left, heads the ball against Sporting Kansas City midfielders Graham Zusi, lower right, and Ilie Sanchez, upper right, during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Kansas City, Kan., Saturday, June 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
The Kolkatan outfit are also negotiating with Izu Azuka while they have snapped up Lancine Toure as their third foreigner
CFL: Leonce Dodoz set for second stint with Mohammedan Sporting
The Kolkatan outfit are also negotiating with Izu Azuka while they have snapped up Lancine Toure as their third foreigner
-FOTODELDIA- A soccer far sporting the colours of Colombi in Samara, Russia, 19 June 2018. The FIFA World Cup 2018 will take place in Russia from 14 June until 15 July 2018. EFE/TATYANA ZENKOVICH
-FOTODELDIA- A soccer far sporting the colours of Colombi in Samara, Russia, 19 June 2018. The FIFA World Cup 2018 will take place in Russia from 14 June until 15 July 2018. EFE/TATYANA ZENKOVICH
-FOTODELDIA- A soccer far sporting the colours of Colombi in Samara, Russia, 19 June 2018. The FIFA World Cup 2018 will take place in Russia from 14 June until 15 July 2018. EFE/TATYANA ZENKOVICH
Serb Sinisa Mihajlovic appointed coach of crisis-engulfed Sporting Lisbon (AFP Photo/MARCO BERTORELLO)
Serb Sinisa Mihajlovic appointed coach of crisis-engulfed Sporting Lisbon
Serb Sinisa Mihajlovic appointed coach of crisis-engulfed Sporting Lisbon (AFP Photo/MARCO BERTORELLO)
The 30-year-old, who is currently away on World Cup duty, has penned a four-year contract with a side preparing for life back in the Premier League
Wolves sign Portugal goalkeeper Patricio following Sporting resignation
The 30-year-old, who is currently away on World Cup duty, has penned a four-year contract with a side preparing for life back in the Premier League
​Wolves have completed the signing of Rui Patricio on a free transfer after the former Sporting CP number one had his contract annulled at the Portuguese club, the decorated stopper signing a four year deal in the Midlands. Patricio was one of the highest profile players, along with William Carvalho, Gelson Martins, Bas Dost and Bruno Fernandes, to cancel his contract at the Portuguese top flight side after a series of incidents off the pitch culminated in a number of players being attacked...
Wolves Complete Astonishing Bargain Signing of Portugal Star Rui Patricio on 4-Year Contract
​Wolves have completed the signing of Rui Patricio on a free transfer after the former Sporting CP number one had his contract annulled at the Portuguese club, the decorated stopper signing a four year deal in the Midlands. Patricio was one of the highest profile players, along with William Carvalho, Gelson Martins, Bas Dost and Bruno Fernandes, to cancel his contract at the Portuguese top flight side after a series of incidents off the pitch culminated in a number of players being attacked...
The Portugal striker future at the Bernabeu remains in doubt, but the club's former sporting director says he has a ready-made successor waiting
Neymar is Ronaldo's heir at Real Madrid, claims Valdano
The Portugal striker future at the Bernabeu remains in doubt, but the club's former sporting director says he has a ready-made successor waiting
Denis Cheryshev: ‘Russia’s least Russian player, the perestroika kid who grew up in Spain, decorated this flag day in his nation’s sporting history with two brilliant goals’.
Pomp, absurdity and goals galore get Russia’s show off to a delirious start
Denis Cheryshev: ‘Russia’s least Russian player, the perestroika kid who grew up in Spain, decorated this flag day in his nation’s sporting history with two brilliant goals’.
Sporting Kansas City President and CEO Jake Reid speaks during a news conference after North America's successful bid to land the 2026 World Cup, at Arrowhead Stadium after in Kansas City, Mo., Wednesday, June 13, 2018. Kansas City Chiefs President Mark Donovan, left, and Kansas City Kansas Mayor David Alvey and Kansas City Missouri Mayor Sly James, right, join in the conference. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
Atlanta's hot soccer scene featured in winning World Cup bid
Sporting Kansas City President and CEO Jake Reid speaks during a news conference after North America's successful bid to land the 2026 World Cup, at Arrowhead Stadium after in Kansas City, Mo., Wednesday, June 13, 2018. Kansas City Chiefs President Mark Donovan, left, and Kansas City Kansas Mayor David Alvey and Kansas City Missouri Mayor Sly James, right, join in the conference. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
Kansas City Chiefs president Mark Donovan, left, Kansas City Missouri Mayor Sly James, second from left, Kansas City Kansas Mayor David Alvey, middle, Sports Commission president Kathy Nelson and Sporting Kansas City President and CEO Jake Reid, right, prepare to pose for a photograph following North America's successful bid to land the 2026 World Cup, at Arrowhead Stadium after in Kansas City, Mo., Wednesday, June 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
Atlanta's hot soccer scene featured in winning World Cup bid
Kansas City Chiefs president Mark Donovan, left, Kansas City Missouri Mayor Sly James, second from left, Kansas City Kansas Mayor David Alvey, middle, Sports Commission president Kathy Nelson and Sporting Kansas City President and CEO Jake Reid, right, prepare to pose for a photograph following North America's successful bid to land the 2026 World Cup, at Arrowhead Stadium after in Kansas City, Mo., Wednesday, June 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
Spanish fans in Madrid are in shock after Spain dramatically sacked coach Julen Lopetegui and appointed the Spanish federation's sporting director Fernando Hierro - just two days before the team's opening match at the World Cup.
Football: Spanish fans in shock after national coach sacked
Spanish fans in Madrid are in shock after Spain dramatically sacked coach Julen Lopetegui and appointed the Spanish federation's sporting director Fernando Hierro - just two days before the team's opening match at the World Cup.
Spanish fans in Madrid are in shock after Spain dramatically sacked coach Julen Lopetegui and appointed the Spanish federation's sporting director Fernando Hierro - just two days before the team's opening match at the World Cup.
Football: Spanish fans in shock after national coach sacked
Spanish fans in Madrid are in shock after Spain dramatically sacked coach Julen Lopetegui and appointed the Spanish federation's sporting director Fernando Hierro - just two days before the team's opening match at the World Cup.
Spanish fans in Madrid are in shock after Spain dramatically sacked coach Julen Lopetegui and appointed the Spanish federation's sporting director Fernando Hierro - just two days before the team's opening match at the World Cup.
Football: Spanish fans in shock after national coach sacked
Spanish fans in Madrid are in shock after Spain dramatically sacked coach Julen Lopetegui and appointed the Spanish federation's sporting director Fernando Hierro - just two days before the team's opening match at the World Cup.
Spanish fans in Madrid are in shock after Spain dramatically sacked coach Julen Lopetegui and appointed the Spanish federation's sporting director Fernando Hierro - just two days before the team's opening match at the World Cup.
Football: Spanish fans in shock after national coach sacked
Spanish fans in Madrid are in shock after Spain dramatically sacked coach Julen Lopetegui and appointed the Spanish federation's sporting director Fernando Hierro - just two days before the team's opening match at the World Cup.
Spanish fans in Madrid are in shock after Spain dramatically sacked coach Julen Lopetegui and appointed the Spanish federation's sporting director Fernando Hierro - just two days before the team's opening match at the World Cup.
Football: Spanish fans in shock after national coach sacked
Spanish fans in Madrid are in shock after Spain dramatically sacked coach Julen Lopetegui and appointed the Spanish federation's sporting director Fernando Hierro - just two days before the team's opening match at the World Cup.
Spanish fans in Madrid are in shock after Spain dramatically sacked coach Julen Lopetegui and appointed the Spanish federation's sporting director Fernando Hierro - just two days before the team's opening match at the World Cup.
Football: Spanish fans in shock after national coach sacked
Spanish fans in Madrid are in shock after Spain dramatically sacked coach Julen Lopetegui and appointed the Spanish federation's sporting director Fernando Hierro - just two days before the team's opening match at the World Cup.
Spanish fans in Madrid are in shock after Spain dramatically sacked coach Julen Lopetegui and appointed the Spanish federation's sporting director Fernando Hierro - just two days before the team's opening match at the World Cup.
Football: Spanish fans in shock after national coach sacked
Spanish fans in Madrid are in shock after Spain dramatically sacked coach Julen Lopetegui and appointed the Spanish federation's sporting director Fernando Hierro - just two days before the team's opening match at the World Cup.
Spanish fans in Madrid are in shock after Spain dramatically sacked coach Julen Lopetegui and appointed the Spanish federation's sporting director Fernando Hierro - just two days before the team's opening match at the World Cup.
Football: Spanish fans in shock after national coach sacked
Spanish fans in Madrid are in shock after Spain dramatically sacked coach Julen Lopetegui and appointed the Spanish federation's sporting director Fernando Hierro - just two days before the team's opening match at the World Cup.
The Italian giants are both in the race to secure the former Sporting midfielder's signature this summer, his agent has said
Roma and Milan keen on free agent Bruno Fernandes
The Italian giants are both in the race to secure the former Sporting midfielder's signature this summer, his agent has said
Selfies with a football fan sporting a hair 'tattoo' of Argentinian superstar Lionel Messi in Novi Sad, Serbia, on June 10 (AFP Photo/VLADIMIR ZIVOJINOVIC)
Selfies with a football fan sporting a hair 'tattoo' of Argentinian superstar Lionel Messi in Novi Sad, Serbia, on June 10
Selfies with a football fan sporting a hair 'tattoo' of Argentinian superstar Lionel Messi in Novi Sad, Serbia, on June 10 (AFP Photo/VLADIMIR ZIVOJINOVIC)
During a press conference at the team's base camp on the outskirts of Moscow, Portugal midfielder Joao Mario eyes a difficult first World Cup game against their Iberian rival and one-time World Cup winner Spain.
WC2018: Portugal camp quiet on mounting Sporting crisis
During a press conference at the team's base camp on the outskirts of Moscow, Portugal midfielder Joao Mario eyes a difficult first World Cup game against their Iberian rival and one-time World Cup winner Spain.
During a press conference at the team's base camp on the outskirts of Moscow, Portugal midfielder Joao Mario eyes a difficult first World Cup game against their Iberian rival and one-time World Cup winner Spain.
WC2018: Portugal camp quiet on mounting Sporting crisis
During a press conference at the team's base camp on the outskirts of Moscow, Portugal midfielder Joao Mario eyes a difficult first World Cup game against their Iberian rival and one-time World Cup winner Spain.

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