German coach Kurz to leave Adelaide United

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Adelaide (Australia) (AFP) – German coach Marco Kurz’s contract with Australian club Adelaide United will not be renewed when the season ends, with the two sides sharing no “common vision”.

The former Borussia Dortmund defender has been increasingly at loggerheads with the A-League team’s hierarchy, frustrated at a perceived lack of funding to recruit players.

“After meeting with Marco earlier this week, I informed him of our decision not to

Youthful talent gives England a bright future, says Henderson

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London (AFP) – Jordan Henderson says England are ready to fulfil the growing expectations around their vibrant young team as the Euro 2020 qualifying campaign starts with the Czech Republic’s visit to Wembley on Friday.

Gareth Southgate’s squad are back together for the first time in 2019, with the Czechs their first test before a trip to Montenegro for the second qualifier on Monday.

For the first time in years,

Wales leave it late to beat Trinidad without Bale

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Wrexham (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Wales needed a stoppage-time goal from Liverpool teenager Ben Woodburn to beat Trinidad and Tobago 1-0 in friendly on Wednesday after Ryan Giggs left Gareth Bale out of the home side in Wrexham.

Bale was one of several players, including Aaron Ramsey and David Brooks, omitted by Wales manager Giggs just days before the team begin their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign against Slovakia in Cardiff

Moroccan, Tunisian clubs on track for more CAF Cup glory

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Johannesburg (AFP) – Moroccan and Tunisian clubs dodged each other in the CAF Confederation Cup quarter-finals draw in Cairo on Wednesday as they seek a continuation of their dominance in the competition.   

The two north African countries have won nine of the 15 finals between them in the African equivalent of the UEFA Europa League.

Tunisian outfit CS Sfaxien lead the way with a record three titles, including back-to-back

Horoya paired with Wydad after coaching upheaval

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Johannesburg (AFP) – Guinean club Horoya, who reacted to reaching the CAF Champions League knockout phase by dumping French coach Patrice Neveu, were drawn against Moroccans Wydad Casablanca in the quarter-finals Wednesday.  

The Conakry club have offered no explanation for the shock move after widely experienced Neveu masterminded a largely impressive group campaign.

Horoya finished second in Group B behind trophy-holders Esperance of Tunisia, but four points ahead of