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Friday March 15
CHINA: Italy’s World Cup-winning
captain in 2006, Fabio Cannavaro
is put in charge of China’s national
team ahead of the China Cup.
FIFA: A 24-team Club World Cup,
starting in 2021 and taking place
from June to July in place of the
Confederations Cup every four
years, is approved by FIFA.
NEW ZEALAND: The goalkeeper
for New Zealand’s futsal team, Atta
Elayyan, is one of 50 people killed
in a terrorist attack on two mosques
in Christchurch.
SPAIN: Sevilla sack coach Pablo
Machin the day after they are
knocked out of the Europa League
by Slavia Prague, with director of
football Joaquin Caparros taking
over until the end of the season.
Saturday March 16
CAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Simba
score in the 90th minute to beat

AS Vita Club 2-1 and reach the
quarter-finals. Al Ahly, Horoya, CS
Constantine and Wydad also book
places in the last eight, along with
already qualified Esperance and
Mamelodi Sundowns.
GERMANY: Marco Reus scores in
injury time as Borussia Dortmund
come from 2-1 down to beat
Hertha Berlin 3-2.
MOLDOVA: Sheriff begin their title
defence with a 1-0 win at home to
Speranta Nisporeni.
SPAIN: Isco and Gareth Bale are
on target as Real Madrid beat Celta
Vigo 2-0 in Zinedine Zidane’s first
game back as coach. Atletico
Madrid lose 2-0 at Athletic Bilbao.
USA: Wayne Rooney scores his first
MLS hat-trick as DC United beat
nine-man Real Salt Lake 5-0.
Sunday March 17
BELGIUM: Losing 3-0 at home to
Waasland-Beveren, Standard Liege
pull level with three goals in four

minutes before going on to win 4-3.
ENGLAND: Brighton & Hove Albion
beat Millwall on penalties and now
play Manchester City in the semi-
finals of the FA Cup. Watford will
meet Wolverhampton Wanderers
for a place in the Final.
FRANCE: Paris Saint-Germain beat
Marseille 3-1 and move 20 points
clear at the top of Ligue 1.
GERMANY: James Rodriguez gets
a hat-trick as Bayern Munich thrash
Mainz 6-0.
GREECE: Panathinaikos’ game at
home to Olympiakos is abandoned
after 70 minutes, with the visitors
leading 1-0, following crowd trouble.
INDIA: Bengaluru win their first
Indian Super League title, beating
Goa 1-0 in the play-off Final.
ITALY: Juventus suffer their first
Serie A defeat of the season losing
2-0 at Genoa. Internazionale move
above city rivals Milan into third
place with a 3-2 win in the derby.
MOROCCO: Despite winning 4-1

away to AS Otoho, holders Raja go
out of the CAF Confederation Cup
in the group stage.
RUSSIA: Premier League leaders
Zenit are held to a 1-1 draw at
Spartak Moscow.
SPAIN: Lionel Messi scores his
33rd hat-trick in La Liga as
Barcelona win 4-1 at Real Betis.
USA: A crowd of 32,250 watch
Cincinnati beat Portland Timbers
3-0 at Nippert Stadium in their first
home game in MLS.
Monday March 18
CAF: A request to move Liberia’s
African Nations Cup qualifier on
Sunday away from the Democratic
Republic of Congo because of
concerns over the Ebola epidemic
is rejected by CAF.
HOLLAND: Linked with a return
to Arsenal, Marc Overmars signs a
new contract to remain as Ajax’s
director of football until 2024.
SPAIN: Rayo Vallecano sack coach
Michel after seven consecutive La
Liga defeats left them second from
bottom, six points from safety.
Tuesday March 19
ALBANIA: Lazio goalkeeper
Thomas Strakosha is dropped from
the national squad after missing his
flight to Tirana from Italy.
Wednesday March 20
CAMEROON: The coach of top-
flight side Yong Sports Academy
of Bamenda, Emmanuel Ndoumbe
Bosso is released after being
kidnapped while driving to training
the previous day.
GERMANY: RB Leipzig full-back

A comprehensive record of recent events around the world


Derby delight...Inter
get the better of Milan

Success...
Cincinnati
celebrate
a goal on
their MLS
home debut

MARCH 15-APRIL 10, 2019