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17 football fans has died Friday in a stadium stampede in Angola

At least 17 football fans died in a stampede at a stadium in northern Angola on Friday, at the match in the town of Uige between Santa Rita de Cassia and Recreativo de Libolo in Angola's domestic league season. 59 others were wounded. There were an unknown number of children among the dead.

  • Written by Robert Woodward
  • Category: Soccer

Footballer Roughrider Joe McKnight was shot and killed in the street

The entire football community is mourning the loss of Saskatchewan Roughrider Joe McKnight, 28, who was shot in his home-state of Louisiana after what police called a traffic argument outside New Orleans in Terrytown. The shooting, reported about 3 p.m., occurred at the intersection of Behrman Highway and Holmes Boulevard.

  • Written by Robert Woodward
  • Category: Soccer

Cristiano Ronaldo received FIFA’s best player award for the fourth time

Eva Longoria, the Hollywood actress best known for her role in the serial Desperate Housewives, hosted the show at The Best FIFA Awards. Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal received FIFA’s best player award for the fourth time on Monday. Portugal and Real Madrid won both major European titles in 2016. “2016 was the best year of my career,” Ronaldo said in Portuguese in his acceptance speech.

  • Written by James Prewitt
  • Category: Soccer

The South American soccer federation is mourning after plane carrying the Chapecoense team crash

A plane carrying the Chapecoense soccer team from southern Brazil crashed outside Medellin, in central Colombia, on Monday night, less than two dozen miles from  an airport. The team was expected to play in the Copa Sudamerica finals against Atletico Nacional on Wednesday in Medellin. There were at least six survivors out of 81 people aboard the plane: two crew, three players and one journalists.

  • Written by Robert Woodward
  • Category: Soccer

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