Football

Juventus could face relegation battle following tax fraud allegations

Juventus are involved in another scandal, 15 years on from the Calciopoli scandal in 2006, with the potential for the same consequence: relegation. The Italian...

Guardiola says it’s impossible to stop Lionel Messi ahead of PSG clash

Man City face PSG at the Etihad in the Champions League on Wednesday, and the home side needs a draw to qualify and a...

Gareth Southgate signs new three-year England contract

The Three Lions' most successful manager for more than 50 years, Gareth Southgate has agreed to stay in the job until 2024. Southgate took over...

Barça: Xavi Hernandez’s shortlist includes Five Chelsea players

Xavi is looking to revamp his Barcelona side with new a few classy players from the Premier League in January, according to Diario Sport. Barcelona...

Despite rumors, Aguero is not considering retiring from football just yet

Agüero, who joined FC Barcelona on a free transfer in the summer, had to be subbed in the first half of the Blaugrana's 1-1...

All 20 Premier League clubs opposed FIFA’s biennal World Cup plan

FIFA is conducting a feasibility study into holding the men’s and women’s World Cups every two years from 2028 as part of a radical...

Marcus Rashford received the prestigious MBE award from Prince William

The Man United and England forward and his mum Melanie Rashford arrived at Windsor Castle this morning for the ceremony. Marcus Rashford became a national...

Blatter and Platini indicted for fraud in Switzerland over £1.4m payment

The Office of the Swiss Attorney General (OAG) revealed that Platini worked as a consultant for then FIFA president Blatter between 1998-2002 and that...

Messi hits back at Laporta for his deceptive ‘play for free’ comments

Lionel Messi says it was inappropriate for Barcelona president Joan Laporta to say he could have played for free but has suggested he would...

Xavi Hernandez to replace Ronald Koeman as FC Barcelona manager

Spanish media outlet SPORT.es have learned from sources close to the deal that legend Xavi Hernandez and FC Barcelona have reached a deal for...

Sir Alex Ferguson reveals his pick for 2021 Ballon d’Or award

The nominees for the 2021 Ballon d’Or were announced late last week after being cancelled last time out due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Lionel Messi...

Extending his Record: Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 115th Portugal goal

Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo has set a new record after making 182 international appearances, outranking the European record set by Sergio Ramos. The Portuguese...

Alex Telles explains why CR7 was upset with his team-mates despite win

Manchester United entered Wednesday’s Champions League match needing a win after three defeats in their last four matches in all competitions. Cristiano Ronaldo did it...

Pochettino must solve a serious puzzle at PSG: the arrival of Lionel Messi

PSG head coach Mauricio Pochettino admits his team remains far from its best following the arrival of Lionel Messi in the summer. "It is a...

Sterling agrees on Barca move after losing Man City leadership role

Barça have made the loan signing of Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling a priority in the winter transfer window, according to reports. He has fallen...

UEFA Europa League rebrands alongside new Conference League launch

The Europa League was founded in 1971 and is the second-tier of European club football after the Champions League. This year sees the league...

More than 60,000 fans to attend Euro 2020 semi-finals, UK gov’t says

More than 60,000 fans will be permitted at the UEFA EURO 2020 semi-finals and final at Wembley Stadium following an announcement by the UK...

Barcelona’s Dembele to leave on a free transfer next summer

According to Marca, negotiations regarding an extension got underway on Tuesday and have not started well. Both sides will be hopeful of reaching an...

Georginio Wijnaldum signs snubs Barca and signs with PSG

For a few days at least, Georginio Wijnaldum looked set to swap Liverpool for Barcelona. It would have been a fine career move for...

Aguero’s father accuses Guardiola of fake tears over Man City farewell

The 33-year-old frontman has departed City as the club's all-time leading scorer, with the experienced Argentine opting to run down his contract and make...

Lionel Messi on verge of signing new two-year contract with Barca

Messi’s future has been up in the air for around 12 months since the Argentina international attempted to depart the club last summer. FC...

Real Madrid expected to announce Carlo Ancelotti as new manager

'Los Blancos' have been on the hunt for a new manager since Zinedine Zidane decided to step down last week after a trophyless season. Rumours...

Juventus to sack Andrea Pirlo and reappoint Massimiliano Allegri as coach

Pirlo, 42, replaced Maurizio Sarri last summer but could only steer Juventus to fourth place in Serie A, as their nine-year hold on the...

Zinedine Zidane has resigns as Real Madrid coach

Zinedine Zidane has resigned as Real Madrid manager with immediate effect, the Spanish club said Thursday just days after they were beaten to the...

Donnarumma set to leave AC Milan for free this summer

End of an era at Milan; in more than one way. The Rossoneri qualified for the Champions League for the first time since 2013,...

Man Utd expected line-up vs Villarreal in EL final with Maguire a doubt

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will give Manchester United captain Harry Maguire every chance to prove his fitness for the Europa League final against Villarreal. Maguire sat...

Euro 2020: Squad lists increased to 26 players & Goalkeeper rule updated

National teams will be allowed to take 26 players to Euro 2020 instead of the standard 23-man squads, UEFA have confirmed. New regulations have also...

Mino Raiola names the most suitable clubs for Erling Haaland

Mino Raiola has suggested Borussia Dortmund may be tempted to sell Erling Haaland this summer. Haaland’s impressive form for Dortmund has made him one of...

Donnarumma has not responded to AC Milan’s contract offer for weeks

Peppe di Stefano via MilanNews.it is reporting that Mino Raiola has rejected AC Milan’s contract offer to Gianluigi Donnarumma worth €7 million, plus €1 million in bonuses...

Thomas Tuchel is displased with 2024 Champions League format

Thomas Tuchel has become the latest Premier League manager to blast UEFA's plans for an extended Champions League. Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp have both...

Florentino Perez refuses to admit European Super League collapse

Twelve founder members of the breakaway competition confirmed that they had signed up to the Super League on Sunday evening, but 48 hours later,...

UEFA: All clubs involved in European Super League will face punishment

The actions of the 12 clubs who signed up to join the European Super League, which included Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal, Chelsea Tottenham...

JP Morgan to finance the new European Super League with a $6bn injection

The announcement of 12 major European clubs of their intention to join the new breakaway league has been met with a backlash from La...

Ronald Koeman answers to Barcelona job security speculation

Ronald Koeman has said he finds it "strange" that his future as Barcelona coach is being linked to the result of Saturday's Copa del...

UEFA set to approve contentious new Champions League format next week

A controversial change is giving two of the four new places, worth tens of millions of euros (dollars), to clubs which did not qualify...

Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois set for Stamford Bridge return

Eden Hazard is in line to face Chelsea for the first time in his career. The former Chelsea winger has endured a torrid time since...

Manchester United hit with £6,000 fine by UEFA for improper conduct

Manchester United have been fined £6,000 by UEFA for 'improper conduct' after five players collected yellow cards in last week's win over Granada. Luke Shaw,...

Man United ready to spend £69 million to finally sign Milinkovic-Savic

Manchester United have been interested in Sergej Milinkovic-Savic in the past and the Serbian international is once again on their radar. Calcio Mercato reported that...

Forbes rates FC Barcelona as world’s most valuable club

Barcelona have leapfrogged Spanish rivals Real Madrid to become the world's most valuable football club with a valuation of $4.76 billion, according to a...

Mauro Icardi’s agents desperately trying to find their client a way out of PSG

The 28-year-old eventually left for Paris Saint Germain on loan in 2019, after falling out with the Nerazzurri management, and the Ligue 1 champions...

What Florentino Perez said to Fabinho after win over Liverpool

Liverpool midfielder Fabinho was photographed meeting with Real Madrid president Florentino Perez on Tuesday night, but that sounds much more dire than it actually...

Barcelona’s Philippe Coutinho to miss remainder of season after knee surgery

Coutinho started the 1-1 draw with Eibar on the bench before coming on in the second half but limped off the pitch during stoppage...

All Euro 2020 host cities will allow some fans into stadiums

UEFA have set a deadline of April 7 for host cities to submit plans over the number of fans allowed in their stadiums for...

Serbian referee sentenced to 15 months in prison for match-fixing

Srdjan Obradovic was sentenced to 15 months in prison, plus a ten-year suspension from the profession for abuse of authority as he favoured Spartak...

Juventus stars Dybala, McKennie & Arthur suspended for lockdown-breaking party

Juventus have suspended Weston McKennie, Paulo Dybala and Arthur ahead of their derby clash with Torino following reports the players attended a party at...

Panini launches Euro 2020 Tournament Edition Official Sticker Collection

Football fans and collectors are ready to get stuck in as the 96-page UEFA EURO 2020 Tournament Edition Official Sticker Collection launches, with stickers...

Euro 2020: UEFA lifts 30% venue capacity cap and allows 5 substitutes

UEFA has lifted its cap on the number of spectators allowed to attend matches in competitions organised by the governing body. In October, the organisation's...

Germany midfielder Toni Kroos criticizes World Cup in Qatar

Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos has described the decision to award Qatar the 2022 World Cup as 'wrong', but believes that boycotting the tournament...

Lewandowski to miss PSG Champions League clash with knee injury

Lewandowski sustained the injury in Poland's World Cup qualifying win over Andorra on Sunday, ruling him out of their match against England on Wednesday, and had...

Referee apologizes to Ronaldo and Portugal for disallowed goal

Cristiano Ronaldo was left fuming after his late winner for Portugal was wrongly chalked off in the game against Serbia. A thrilling FIFA World Cup...

Thomas Muller admits he could follow Thiago in leaving Allianz Arena

The 31-year-old is a club legend in Bavaria, scoring 212 goals in 571 appearances, winning nine Bundesliga titles in the process, along with two...

Norway is leading growing calls for a boycott of the Qatar World Cup

Pressure is mounting on Norway to pull out of next year’s FIFA World Cup in Qatar, should they qualify, amid concerns over human rights...

Gary Lineker calls for FIFA qualifier rule change after England’s 5-0 win

Lineker believes Gareth Southgate will have learned nothing from watching his side inflict another heavy defeat on the 210th ranked team in international football. His...

Benfica forced to deny Diego Costa transfer agreement

Benfica denies they are on the verge of signing Diego Costa. Costa's second spell at Atletico came to an end by mutual consent in...

Marco van Basten calls for offside rule to be scrapped

Legendary Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is Fifa's head of global development and launched his own offside overhaul to end VAR controversy last month. It would...

Pavel Nedved assures that Ronaldo & Pirlo will stay at Juventus

A lack of collective success this term has led to suggestions that Ronaldo could leave the club at the end of the season, with...

Alaba rules out a switch to the Premier League having set his sights on either Real or Barca

David Alaba has spent 13 years at Bayern Munich but wants to 'try something new' next season. Alaba has been a target for a...

Patrick Bamford decides international future after England snub

Patrick Bamford has finally ended the Republic of Ireland’s lingering hopes he might switch his international allegiance to them. Former Republic bosses Martin O’Neill and...

Xabi Alonso agrees to become Borussia Monchengladbach manager in June

Xabi Alonso will make his highly-anticipated step up to a top managerial role in the summer when he takes over at Borussia Monchengladbach, it...

Chinese Super League holders Jiangsu FC have pulled out of AFC Champions League

The shock news provoked hand-wringing about the state of football in China and prompted calls for a major rethink from top to bottom. Its Champions...

Southgate’s surprising snub from England’s World Cup qualifiers squad

Several players miss out on the squad through injury. Leicester City duo James Maddison and Harvey Barnes have been sidelined in recent weeks, while...

FIFA plans to introduce real-time VAR offside calls

FIFA's 'semi-automated offside' technology — which was revealed by Sportsmail in 2019 and involves limb-tracking, automatic ball detection and creating a model of a...

PSG stars Angel Di Maria and Marquinhos’ homes broken into during Ligue 1 game

Both players' families were reportedly held hostage by robbers in what were described as 'very violent' robberies, prompting a police investigation. Shockingly, news of the...

Barcelona looking to offload Philippe Coutinho and sign Sergio Aguero

Joan Laporta heads a newly-elected board at the club and takes over a team in financial disarray. He’s not even a full week after his...

Transfer battle intensifies for Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland

Haaland’s amazing goalscoring record of 76 goals in his last 74 matches in all competitions for the Bayern Munchen and former side RB Salzburg...

Lionel Messi received a surprise house-share offer from Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos

The Real defender said that should Lionel Messi decide to leave Camp Nou for the Bernabeu when his contract expires this year he could...

Ronaldo and Pirlo could leave Juventus this summer

Porto progressed to the quarter-finals on away goals following a thrilling 4-4 tie over two legs and they were well worth the result in...

New Champions League format set to be agreed – Deal almost done

Agnelli, who is also Chairman of Italian giants Juventus, has proposed several reforms to UEFA, including a new "Swiss system" format to European football’s...

Joan Laporta elected FC Barcelona president for a second time

The 58-year-old, who oversaw the appointment of Pep Guardiola as head coach in his previous spell at the club between 2003-2010, succeeds Josep Maria...

Rangers win first Scottish Premiership title in 10 years to end Celtic dominance

Rangers won its first Scottish Premiership title in 10 years on Sunday to complete its recovery from financial implosion and being forced to start...

Why Arsenal need Joel Veltman this January

The Eredivisie is of course one of the greatest producers of talent in world football, and it’s no coincidence that all of the best...