Real Madrid and Al-Hilal score EIGHT goals combined as Madrid wins fifth Club World Cup

Real Madrid defeated Al-Hilal 5-3 in the Club World Cup final on Saturday to be crowned world champions. Madrid’s front three of Karim Benzema, Federico Valverde and Vinícius Jr. were at their best and scored all of Madrid’s goals.

Al-Hilal became the first club from Saudi Arabia to make the Club World Cup final and didn’t give Real Madrid an easy time. No club outside of Europe and South America has ever won the competition and that streak lives on.

Al-Hilal never led in the game but managed to keep things interesting for the 90 minutes.

Cristiano Ronaldo scores his 500th league goal after netting FOUR for Al Nassr

Cristiano Ronaldo ran riot on Thursday as he hit a career landmark of 500 league goals and scored all four of Al Nassr's during their 4-0 victory vs. Al-Wehda.

Many soccer fans expected Ronaldo to become a goal-scoring machine in Saudi Arabia. His first three games didn’t back that expectation up with only one goal, a penalty kick, in his first 270 minutes with Al Nassr.

He made up for the slow start by scoring four goals in a single game for the first time since Portugal’s Euro qualifier vs. Lithuania on Sep. 10, 2019.

Al Hilal players smile wider after Saudi prince hands them a $266,500 bonus EACH for reaching CWC final

RABAT — Saudi Arabian billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal will award a one million riyals ($266,500) bonus to each player from Al Hilal for the 3-2 win over South American champions Flamengo on Tuesday that sent them to the Club World Cup final.

Ref explains VAR decision to crowd while getting blasted with green laser pointers

Copa Libertadores champions Flamengo suffered a surprising 3-2 Club World Cup semifinal defeat to Asian representatives Al-Hilal on Tuesday, meaning that South American sides have advanced to the final in only three of the last seven tournaments. 

Flamengo manager Vítor Pereira and veteran defender David Luiz promised they wouldn't fall into the traditional Conmebol trap of overlooking their semifinal opponents while dreaming of Real Madrid, but before the halftime whistle had even sounded the Brazilian club had conceded two stupid penalties and been issued a red card.

Ghana international Christian Atsu among those missing in Turkey after earthquake

The combined death toll in Turkey and Syria has risen to at least 2,600 from two earthquakes that struck the countries within the space of 12 hours. That number is expected to increase rapidly with many people still missing and trapped under the rubble of collapsed buildings.

One of those still unaccounted for is former Newcastle winger and Ghana international Christian Atsu after the collapse of an apartment building in Hatay, Turkey.

Man City charged by Premier League for over 100 breaches of financial rules

The Premier League has referred Manchester City to an independent commission over more than 100 alleged breaches of finance rules since the club were acquired by the Abu Dhabi-based City Football Group.

League rules state that charges such as those faced by City could, if proved, result in a club being expelled from the Premier League in the worst-case scenario.

Offending clubs may alternately be deducted points, fined, or reprimanded.

Cristiano Ronaldo scores his first Al Nassr goal from penalty spot but also blows two easy chances

Cristiano Ronaldo opened his Saudi Pro League scoring account on Friday when he scored a penalty in the 93rd minute to earn Al Nassr a 2-2 draw vs. Al Fateh.

We’re not sure how many goals CR7 is going to score in Saudi Arabia, but this could be the first of many.

Ronaldo’s First Al Nassr Goal

Women's World Cup organizers shocked by FIFA's decision to let Saudi Arabia sponsor the tournament

MELBOURNE - Former New Zealand international Maia Jackman said Saudi sponsorship of the Women's World Cup would be in "complete opposition" to female empowerment and set back her work as an ambassador for the tournament.

Australia and New Zealand, co-hosts of this year's World Cup, wrote to global soccer governing body FIFA on Wednesday seeking urgent clarification after The Guardian reported Visit Saudi will be named as a major sponsor of the tournament.

FIFA Club World Cup begins this week — can the Seattle Sounders fight and win against Real Madrid?

RABAT - Real Madrid are favorites for a record-extending fifth success at the Club World Cup, and in the process keeping up European dominance over South America in the annual tournament, which kicks off in Morocco on Wednesday.

Real, who won previously in 2014 and then three successive tournaments from 2016 to 2018, are on course for a showdown with Flamengo of Brazil in the final but both must play a semifinal match first before they can set up an intriguing decider in Rabat on Feb. 11.

Defending champs Liverpool knocked out of FA Cup with Brighton's wonder goal at 90+2'

BRIGHTON, England - Holders Liverpool were knocked out of the FA Cup after losing 2-1 at Brighton & Hove Albion in the fourth round on Sunday as Kaoru Mitoma struck the winning goal in stoppage time.

Harvey Elliott put Liverpool ahead, Lewis Dunk equalized before halftime and the score stayed at 1-1 until Mitoma found the net in the 92nd minute with a fine finish.