(CNN) – Cristiano Ronaldo edged closer to the all-time international goals record with four more in Portugal’s Euro 2020 qualifying victory over Lithuania. The evergreen 34-year-old scored a first-half penalty and a second-half hat-trick to take his tally for his country to 93, just 16 behind Iranian legend Ali Daei’s total of 109. Portugal’s 5-1…

How the scourge of racism continues to tarnish English football By Matias Grez, Zayn Nabbi and Darren Lewis, CNN Sep 10, 2019.

(CNN) – Joel Mannix shook hands with the club’s chairman and watched as he immediately, instinctively, wiped his palm on his trousers. As a black referee in England’s football pyramid, Mannix says such incidents of discrimination towards minority officials are commonplace. Sometimes these experiences can range from the mistaken assumption he’s one of the opposition…

Samuel Eto’o Retires from Football at 38 after Glittering 22-year Career

Samuel Eto’o has announced his retirement from football after a trophy-laden 22-year playing career. The Cameroonian legend, 38, began his career with Real Madrid and went on to play for 13 clubs including Barcelona, Inter Milan, Chelsea , Everton , and Sampdoria. In a short message on Friday night (Sept. 6) the Cameroon legend regarded…