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EPL: Tottenham stun table-toppers Manchester City 4-1
Kane scored his first goal of the season for Tottenham as Spurs roared back from a goal down to hammer early title favorites City 4-1 in the Premier League on Saturday.
ISL: Kerala Blasters are a hugely talented side, says Sachin Tendulkar
The Blasters were impressive during the inaugural ISL season last year, eventually finishing runners-up.
Van Gaal's philosophy made me leave Man United: Di Maria
Angel di Maria also said he faced difficulties in adapting to Van Gaal's philosophy and that resulted in several rows between the two.
Manchester City's Kompany expects Chelsea, Arsenal to bounce back
Kompany refuses to get carried away by his team's strong start to their Premier League campaign and expects usual contenders like Chelsea to bounce back.
India created many chances against Nepal: Stephen Constantine
India football coach Stephen Constantine rued the missed chances in the international friendly match and said it was a learning process for his team.
Ronaldinho defends visit to rival dressing room
Ronaldinho defended his decision to pose for photographs in the opposition dressing room after Fluminense's 2-1 defeat to Atletico Mineiro.
David de Gea's move from Manchester United to Real Madrid stalls on deadline day
It was unclear whether the clubs would appeal to league authorities or FIFA in an attempt to push the deal through.
EPL: Liverpool sell Borini to complete restructuring of attack
The 24-year-old Borini spent a successful year on loan at Sunderland in the 2013-14 season, scoring 10 goals to help the northeast team stay in the Premier League.
Manchester United's Adnan Januzaj joins Borussia Dortmund on loan
"Borussia Dortmund are a big club and the fans are supposed to be great here. I want to do big things with the club here," said Januzaj.
India play a goalless draw against Nepal in football friendly
Indian football team failed to impress against lower-ranked Nepal, playing a goalless draw in an International friendly at the Balewadi Stadium.
ISL: Chennaiyin FC retain Stiven Mendoza
The 23-year-old would be joining Chennaiyin FC on loan from Brazilian giants Corinthians to feature in the 2015 edition.
Monaco striker Anthony Martial set to join Manchester United
British media reported that United have offered 36 million pounds ($55.49 million) for the 19-year-old, who scored nine goals in 35 Ligue 1 appearances last season.
ISL: Delhi Dynamos begin pre-season training in Sweden
Delhi Dynamos will undergo pre-season training in Sweden from Tuesday as part of their preparations for the second edition beginning in October.
Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo draw blanks in La Liga
Neither Lionel Messi nor Cristiano Ronaldo were on the scoresheet for their respective sides and it is the first time ever that neither scored in two consecutive matches.
Serie A: Miralem Pjanic, Edin Dzeko score as Roma beat Juventus 2-1
Miralem Pjanic and Edin Dzeko scored in the second half as Roma beat bitter title rival Juventus 2-1 on Sunday.
La Liga: Atletico Madrid beat Sevilla 3-0 to stay in front in Spain
Atletico and Barcelona are among the only four teams to have won both matches to start the season, along with Celta Vigo and surprising Basque club Eibar.
India take on Nepal in international football friendly
India once again take on their neighbours Nepal in an international friendly football match ahead of their crucial 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers match against Iran early next month.
EPL: Swansea come from behind to beat Manchester United 2-1
Swansea handed United their first loss of the Premier League season, rallying with two goals in five minutes in the second half to win 2-1 on Sunday.
Borussia Dortmund eye India but look for right opportunity partner
The club that prefers the east over the west as far as global expansion is concerned sees India as a key market in Asia.
Manchester City break transfer record again to sign Kevin De Bruyne
Manchester City announced the transfer on Sunday, saying the 24-year-old De Bruyne has signed a six-year deal.
Dusan Tadic double helps Southampton to 3-0 win over Norwich
Tadic scored two goals in three second-half minutes to seal Southampton's 3-0 win over 10-man Norwich in the Premier League on Sunday.
ISL: Chennaiyin FC signs Alessandro Potenza
Chennaiyin FC on Sunday announced the signing of Italian defender Alessandro Potenza for the second season of the Hero Indian Super League.
EPL: Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood kicks bottle and snaps hamstring
Sherwood snapped his hamstring during his side's 2-2 draw with Sunderland after kicking out at a water bottle in disgust at the referee denying a penalty.
Barcelona's Neymar denies transfer to Manchester United
"When I hear things like this, I don't think anything. I just heard it and I am calm. I am very happy at Barca and with my colleagues," said Neymar.
West Brom sign Manchester United defender Jonny Evans
West Bromwich Albion have bolstered their defensive ranks by signing centre half Jonny Evans from Manchester United on a four-year deal.
John Stones is a potential England captain, says Everton boss
It seems as though Stones, 21, has been earmarked by Premier League champions Chelsea as a potential long-term replacement for former England captain John Terry.
Manchester City maintain perfect start, Chelsea slump at home
Sterling scored his first goal for the club and Fernandinho netted a superb second to lift City to their fourth successive win and open an eight-point advantage over Chelsea.
Thomas Vermaelen's goal enough as Barcelona survive scare to edge Malaga
The former Arsenal defender volleyed in a cross parried by Malaga goalkeeper Carlos Kameni for the 73rd-minute winner.
Bale, Rodriguez score as Real Madrid Madrid rout Betis 5-0
Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez scored two goals each to fuel Real Madrid' 5-0 rout of Real Betis in their home opener on Saturday.
India lose 5-4 on penalties to Nepal in U-19 SAFF Championship final
India missed their first penalty of the shoot-out, while Nepal scored all five to earn the SAFF Championship.
Chelsea slump to shock defeat against Crystal Palace in Premier League
It was only the second time Mourinho's Chelsea have lost in the league at Stamford Bridge.
Sterling, Fernandinho take Manchester City to 2-0 win against Watford in EPL
Sterling scored his first Premier League goal for Manchester City as Manuel Pellegrini's team beat Watford 2-0 to keep its perfect record.
West Ham stun Liverpool 3-0 in Premier League
Noble scored and was later sent off as West Ham stunned Liverpool 3-0 at Anfield in a Premier League game that both teams finished with 10 men.
EPL: Arsenal labour to victory over 10-man Newcastle United
Arsenal laboured to their second win of the season with a highly-charged 1-0 victory against 10-man Newcastle United at St James' Park.
La Liga: Real Madrid under pressure to win home opener; Neymar returns to Barcelona
Real Madrid are facing an unusually important home opener in the Spanish league, needing a convincing win over Real Betis on Saturday to avoid talks of an early crisis.
EPL: Chelsea missing Terry with captain's place under scrutiny; Rooney eyes revival
Chelsea's John Terry ended last season as still the best center back in the English Premier League.
FIFA contender Michael Platini refuses to talk election issues
Platini has apologized for refusing to discuss FIFA issues at his first news conference since announcing his bid for president of the governing body last month.
Neymar may make Barcelona return against Malaga
The Brazil forward has been suffering from mumps, depriving Barca of one-third of their lethal attack that includes fellow South Americans Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi.
Two more milestones for Jose Mourinho
It will be his 200th league match, of which Mourinho has lost only 20, and a 100th home league game with only one defeat by lowly Sunderland in April.
Former European champions Ajax, Celtic grouped in Europa League
Former European champions Ajax and Celtic have been grouped together with Fenerbahce and Molde in the Europa League.
Real Madrid are not a defensive team, insists Rafa Benitez
"A draw is not defensive. It's a match without the ability to hit the target," said Benitez.
Difficult Champions League draw for Real Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo
Ronaldo said Real Madrid's target is to win the 2015-16 Champions League tournament despite being handed a "difficult" draw at the group stage of the competition.
Daniel Sturridge back in training, Lazar Markovic set for exit
Sturridge has returned to Liverpool training for the first time since undergoing hip surgery in May but the striker will not be rushed back into action.
Champions League draw: Arsenal, Bayern Munich in same group
Real Madrid were placed in a tougher group with Shakhtar Donetsk and Zlatan Ibrahimovic's current and first clubs, Paris Saint-Germain and Malmo.
India beat Bangladesh on penalties to progress into U-19 SAFF Championship final
India now face Nepal in the title clash of the championship, which is slated to kick off on Saturday.
Lionel Messi wins UEFA goal of the year
Messi scored a stunning goal against German champions Bayern Munich in the Champions League first leg match of the semi-final on April 6.
Andy Carroll 'injury-free' but will miss Liverpool match: Slaven Bilic
Carroll trained with the club's first-team squad on Tuesday for the first time since undergoing knee surgery in February.
Pedro arrival will make Eden Hazard even better, says Thibaut Courtois
"Pedro's arrival is good for Eden. Whenever Eden got the ball before, you knew that two or three players would go with him," said Courtois.
Fitness doubts remain in Arsenal defence for Newcastle
Wenger says first-choice central defensive pairing Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny remain doubtful for the Gunners' trip to Newcastle.
Mesut Ozil says he needs to be more selfish to add his goals tally
Arsenal midfielder Ozil says he can score more goals by being "a bit more selfish" but will continue to put the team ahead of any personal glory.
Everton to reject John Stones transfer request, says Roberto Martinez
Everton manager Martinez confirmed that defender Stones had handed in a formal transfer request and added the club would reject it on Thursday.
Wayne Rooney nets hat-trick as Manchester United qualify for Champions League
Rooney ended a drought of 10 games without a goal stretching back to April 4 with a hat trick in United's 4-0 win at Bruges, helping the English club to a 7-1 victory on aggregate.
Barcelona head 32-team draw for Champions League groups
The Champions League season takes shape on Thursday when UEFA draws 32 elite teams into groups in Monaco.
Real Madrid, Monaco agree Fabio Coentrao loan deal
Real Madrid and Monaco have agreed a deal under which Real's left back Coentrao will go on loan to the Ligue 1 side for the 2015-16 season.
Football must not be overlooked in FIFA race: Michael Platini
Platini will publish his manifesto in the next six to eight weeks and wants to bring football back into the spotlight during the campaign.
Mario Balotelli to have good behaviour clause in AC Milan contract
Balotelli will have a good behaviour clause inserted into his contract with AC Milan, banning extravagant haircuts and clothing and committing him to a healthy lifestyle.
Louis van Gaal tips Manchester United's Marouane Fellaini to succeed up front
Van Gaal hinted he could play Belgium international midfielder Fellaini, who scored seven goals last season, higher up the field this campaign.
West Brom reject second Tottenham Hotspur bid for striker Saido Berahino
West Bromwich Albion have rejected a second bid from Spurs, reportedly in the region of 22 million pounds, for unsettled English striker Saido Berahino.
Manchester United can win Champions League, says Louis van Gaal
The Dutch coach has previous experience of success in Europe, winning the Champions League title in 1995 with Ajax Amsterdam, beating AC Milan 1-0 in the final.
Breaking stereotypes: Raheela Zarmeen is setting a trend in Pakistan women's football
Hailing from Pakistan's tribal province of Balochistan, Raheela Zarmeen, the young but determined manager of the country's women's football team, is on a mission to break the age-old stereotypes.
Valencia beat Monaco in Champions League playoff; Malmo oust Celtic
Valencia gave Spain a record five teams in the Champions League group phase after eliminating Monaco, while Malmo rallied to oust Celtic in their playoff.
ISL 2015: FC Pune City in Turkey for pre-season training
Pune City have commenced their preparations for the second season of the ISL with a pre-season outing at Antalya, Turkey under the watchful eyes of head coach Platt.
Chelsea winger Juan Cuadrado joins Juventus
English champions Chelsea confirmed their winger Cuadrado has joined Italian champions Juventus on loan until the end of the season.
Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey calls for video technology after goal disallowed
Ramsey ran through onto Cazorla's pass in the first half and slotted home past Liverpool goalkeeper Mignolet, only to realise that assistant referee Bennett had raised his flag.
Manchester United's Chris Smalling enjoying new role as 'bully'
Smalling is enjoying 'bullying' opposing forwards and says he is comfortable playing alongside centre-back partner Daley Blind.
Indian football team uses GPS trackers for the first time during training
The players wore the GPS systems inside their vests, resembling pretty much pictures of Lionel Messi and Zlatan Ibramovich which had gone viral some weeks back.
Manchester United, Lazio aim for Champions League group
The English Premier League giants have a two-goal lead to take to Belgium after a 3-1 win at Old Trafford last Tuesday.
ISL: Former Liverpool defender John Arne Riise joins Delhi Dynamos
Riise will join Frenchman Florent Malouda and Brazilian Roberto Carlos at the Delhi Dynamos for the second season of the Indian Super League.
Goalkeepers star as Liverpool, Arsenal play a goalless draw
Liverpool's 100 per cent start to the season ended with a hard-fought goalless draw against top-four rivals Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Monday.
ISL can never replace traditional football tournaments: SAI
Sports Authority of India Director General Injeti Srinivas said that cash-rich events like these will never be able to replace the traditional football tournaments.
New coach Rafa Benitez dogged by lack of Real Madrid goals
Benitez said last week he was not concerned about his side's relative goal drought in their final warm-up matches before they began their latest La Liga campaign.
Manchester City's Joe Hart refuses to get carried away by winning streak
The Sky Blues have won all their three league games, scoring eight goals and keeping three consecutive clean sheets.
Arsene Wenger has no sympathy for Liverpool's strike force loss
"Liverpool can make their own decisions. They refused to sell us Suarez so I cannot feel too much sympathy for them," Wenger said.
Christian Benteke makes Liverpool unpredictable, says Brendan Rodgers
Rodgers has defended the perceived change in Liverpool's playing style brought on by the inclusion of Benteke and said the tall Belgian striker gives his side an element of unpredictability they were lacking last season.
Juventus lose opening match 1-0 at home to Udinese
Juventus dominated but was unable to finish any of their many chances and Udinese made the host team pay when Cyril Thereau scored 12 minutes from time.
Pedro stars for Chelsea; Manchester City earn 3rd straight win
City earned their third straight win this season and a club record-equaling ninth victory in a row by beating Everton 2-0.
Barcelona win Spanish league opener; Real Madrid held 0-0
Lionel Messi missed a penalty kick but Luis Suarez scored in the second half to give Barcelona a 1-0 victory over Athletic Bilbao
Manchester City beat Everton 2-0 for third straight EPL win
City earned a third straight win to start the Premier League season, beating Everton 2-0 thanks to second-half goals by Aleksandar Kolarov and Samir Nasri.
Pedro makes instant impact as Chelsea beat West Brom 3-2 in EPL
After starting their title defense with a 2-2 draw against Swansea and a 3-0 loss at Manchester City, the pressure was on Chelsea to get their campaign rolling.
ISL: Former France and Chelsea winger Malouda joins Delhi Dynamos
"I am extremely excited for my new innings and to join forces with Roberto Carlos," said Malouda.
Delhi Dynamos head to Scandinavia for training
Delhi Dynamos are embarking on a training trip to Sweden, Norway and Denmark at the end of this month to prepare for the second season of ISL that starts in October.
India need to play against top teams to improve football standards: Nicolas Anelka
"I think Indian players have the technique and skills. It's all about playing against stronger teams which can help you a lot," said Anelka.
Unconvincing Atletico Madrid make winning La Liga start
Atletico got their La Liga campaign up and running in less than convincing fashion when Antoine Griezmann's deflected free kick secured an edgy 1-0 win at home to promoted Las Palmas.
Brazilian winger Kenedy is next to join Chelsea after Spaniard Pedro
No financial details were given but media reports in Brazil said Chelsea paid about 6.3 million pounds for the forward.
EPL: Bournemouth gets 1st win; Manchester United held by Newcastle
For the first time in Bournemouth's 125-year history, the team have scored goals in the top flight of English football - and won a game.
Manchester United held to a 0-0 draw by Newcastle at Old Trafford
Rooney endured more frustration on Saturday as Manchester United were held to a 0-0 draw by Newcastle in the Premier League.
Watch: Arsenal stars Theo Walcott, Oxlade-Chamberlain play cricket
Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain padded up for a quick knock during a recent Gunners training session.
Barcelona loan Croatia teenager Alen Halilovic to Sporting Gijon
The 19-year-old, nicknamed the 'Balkan Messi' after Argentina forward Lionel, joined Barca from Dynamo Zagreb last year.
Steven Gerrard tells Frank Lampard - 'It's war'
Gerrard's Los Angeles Galaxy and Lampard's New York City FC meet in Carson in a game being hyped as the most star-studded clash in MLS history.
10-man Sevilla draw with Malaga in Spanish league opener
Sevilla managed to draw at Malaga 0-0 Friday despite losing Steven N'Zonzi in a mistake-filled opening match of the Spanish league season.
Juventus aim for record-equaling fifth straight Serie A title
That feat has only been managed three times in Italy's top flight, with Inter Milan doing it as recently as 2006-2010.
Barcelona facing tough task to retain La Liga title
Athletic Bilbao showed Barcelona are vulnerable when they thrashed them 4-0 in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup last week.
EPL: Manchester City face Everton test, struggling Chelsea take on West Brom
It is Chelsea's worst start for 17 years and they will hope to get back on track at West Bromwich Albion who themselves only have one point.
Premier League says Liverpool's winner against Bournemouth should have been ruled out
Benteke's goal was allowed to stand even though his team mate Philippe Coutinho, standing in an offside position, attempted to play the ball, distracting the visiting goalkeeper in the process.
Pablo Zabaleta out for at least a month, say Manchester City
Manchester City's Argentine full-back Pablo Zabaleta will be out of action for at least a month after injuring a knee in training.
ISL: Training with Nicolas Anelka will improve Mumbai squad, says Sunil Chhetri
ISL side Mumbai City FC footballer Sunil Chhetri says training with coach-cum-marquee player Nicolas Anelka would improve not just him but the entire squad.
Manchester United could have signed Pedro if they wanted: Van Gaal
"I think if we want Pedro it was not any problem because there was a (release) clause in his contract. It was the easiest transfer," said Van Gaal.
Everton's James McCarthy hopes to halt Manchester City's perfect run
McCarthy has backed his side to bring an end to City's perfect start to the season and says the Toffees are in high spirits after their 3-0 away win at Southampton last weekend.
Newcastle United's Fabricio Coloccini dreams of lifting one last trophy
"I look forward to the future and putting Newcastle where they should be -- at the top end of the league," said Fabricio Coloccini.
Leandro Bacuna signs new contract with Aston Villa until 2020
Frenchman Leandro Bacuna has signed a new five-year deal with Aston Villa, the Premier League club said.
Tottenham Hotspur confident of signing another striker: Mauricio Pochettino
"If you have one (target) and you fail, you are dead. We have confidence we will bring in one offensive player," said Pochettino.
Juventus sign Brazil left back Alex Sandro from Porto
Juventus have signed Brazil left back Alex Sandro from Porto on a five-year contract for a transfer fee of 26 million euros ($29.23 million).
Pedro will ease Chelsea reliance on Eden Hazard says Alan Hudson
"Chelsea might need two balls now with Pedro joining Hazard in the side," said Hudson.
FIFA, World Cup sponsors talk in secret over corruption crisis
FIFA has met with some World Cup sponsors in a meeting they demanded after a corruption crisis rocked football's governing body.
Spain forward Pedro joins Chelsea from Barcelona
Chelsea will pay 30 million euros for Pedro, three of which will be based on performance, the Spanish champions Barcelona said on their website.
Argentine defender Nicolas Otamendi joins Manchester City
Manchester City on Thursday announced the signing of defender Nicolas Otamendi on a five-year deal.
Manchester United need to maintain winning start, says Chris Smalling
United centre back Smalling said the team must continue their winning start to the season when they welcome Newcastle United to Old Trafford on Saturday.
Wayne Rooney sure he will rediscover scoring touch for Manchester United
Rooney believes the criticism directed at him for the lack of goals for Manchester United is unwarranted and is confident he will soon rediscover his scoring touch.
Valencia, Shakhtar win 1st legs in Champions League playoffs
Valencia are close to completing their return to the Champions League after beating Monaco 3-1 in their first leg playoff.
I-League stares at uncertainty; all clubs worried
There are reports that two clubs are shutting shop even as a newly launched Indian Super League gains momentum.
Gerard Pique banned for four matches over Super Cup red card
Pique has been banned for four matches by the Spanish soccer federation (RFEF) after he was sent off for insulting a linesman during Super Cup second leg against Athletic Bilbao.
Louis van Gaal wants to 'kiss' Manchester United hero Memphis Depay
Van Gaal said he wanted to "kiss" Depay after the Dutch midfielder scored two and set up the third in United's 3-1 win over Club Bruges.
Barcelona's Gerard Pique apologises over Super Cup red card rant
Pique has apologised for being sent off in Monday's Spanish Super Cup second leg at home to Athletic Bilbao but denied insulting the linesman.
Marcelo earns Real Madrid friendly win over Galatasaray
Marcelo's struck a fine goal to earn a 2-1 victory at home to Galatasaray in their final friendly before they begin their La Liga campaign.
Depay strikes twice as Manchester United beat Bruges in Champions League play-off
United's new signing Depay struck two fine goals and made a third as they took a step towards a return to the Champions League group stage with a 3-1 victory over Club Bruges.
Hugged by the hands of God, infamous referee meets Diego Maradona
Maradona presented the referee with a signed Argentina jersey when the two met in Tunisia.
Real Madrid sign Mateo Kovacic from Inter Milan
Real Madrid said Kovacic had agreed to sign a six-year contract. He will be presented at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on Wednesday.
Otamendi's likely Manchester City move not a distraction: Valencia
Valencia will not let the unresolved future of Argentina centre back Nicolas Otamendi distract them from Wednesday's Champions League playoff first leg at home to Monaco.
ISL 2015: Former QPR defender Bruno Perone signs for Kerala Blasters
The central defender, who turned out for QPR in the EPL in the 2011-12 season, is the first overseas defender to sign for the Sachin Tendulkar co-owned ISL franchisee this year.
ISL 2015: FC Pune City rope in English defender Roger Johnson
The 32-year-old played an instrumental role in Cardiff City's runners up campaign in the 2008 FA Cup.
Morgan Schneiderlin expects improvement from unbeaten Man United
Morgan Schneiderlin claims he is close to full fitness and that both he and the team will continue to improve as the season progresses.
Manchester United's Adnan Januzaj confident of return to his best
Januzaj is confident he can rediscover the form he displayed in his breakthrough season in 2013-14 and feature more regularly for the club.
FIFA official proposes abolishing executive committee in reform plan
Domenico Scala, the independent chairman of FIFA's Audit and Compliance Committee, proposes replacing the executive committee with a dual structure.
Athletic Bilbao hold off Barcelona to win Super Cup 5-1 on aggregate
Bilbao won their last title in 1984, when they beat Barcelona 1-0 in the Copa del Rey final to complete a double of cup and league trophies.
Christian Benteke's goal helps Liverpool beat Bournemouth 1-0 in Premier League
Benteke scored his first goal for Liverpool to give his new team a 1-0 win over Bournemouth in a game that was marked by two disputed refereeing decisions.
Aditi becomes first Indian woman footballer to be signed by an English club
West Ham Ladies are currently in the Football Association's (FA) Women's Premier League Southern Division.
Chung Mong-Joon launches FIFA presidency bid, attacks Sepp Blatter
"The real reason FIFA has become such a corrupt organization is because the same person (Blatter) has been running it for 40 years. Absolute power corrupts absolutely," said Chung.
Adam Lallana eyes momentum with win against Bournemouth
Liverpool were thumped 6-1 by Stoke City on the final day of last season but won 1-0 in their league opener against the same opponents last week.
Fake or not, Chelsea's reality is not pretty
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho described his team's 3-0 Premier League defeat at Manchester City as a "fake" result.
Anger driving Manchester City to new heights, says Manuel Pellegrini
"It is very satisfying because it's not easy to beat the champions," said Pellegrini.
ISL 2015: Sunil Chhetri reveres rubbing shoulders with Nicolas Anelka
Chhetri, a former Kansas City Wizards and Sporting Lisbon striker, said playing alongside Anelka will be nothing short of an experience.
Rampant Manchester City crush Chelsea 3-0 in Premier League
Manchester City posted a 3-0 win over Chelsea on Sunday in the first heavyweight showdown in the Premier League, compounding the champions' early-season problems.
Arsenal beat Crystal Palace 2-1 for 1st win in the Premier League
Olivier Giroud set Arsenal on their way to a 2-1 win over Crystal Palace and a first victory of the Premier League season on Sunday.
Dick Advocaat calls meeting to discuss Sunderland's woes
Sunderland must find a quick solution after another shocking display on Saturday, a 3-1 home defeat by Norwich, left them stuck at the foot of the Premier League, manager Dick Advocaat said.
Roberto Martinez calls for unity after protest by Everton fans
A plane displaying a banner reading 'Kenwright & Co #timeto go NSNO' flew over the ground while Everton were registering their Premier League victory.
UEFA complain to FIFA over alleged Michel Platini smear campaign
"I can confirm that UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino sent a letter of complaint to FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke," a UEFA spokesman said.
EPL: Surprising Leicester earn 2nd straight win; Tottenham held to a draw by Stoke
A 2-1 win at West Ham on Saturday gave Leicester a second straight victory to open the season and moved the team top of the fledgling standings.
Romelu Lukaku finds his range as Everton beat Southampton 3-0
Lukaku found his range after a pre-game mishap to score twice in Everton's 3-0 win at Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday.
EPL: Transfer window is a pain, say top managers
"Every manager in the world doesn't like that the transfer period is continuing when the competition has started. You have to move the transfer period," said Van Gaal.
Athletic Bilbao rout Barcelona 4-0 in 1st leg of Spanish Super Cup
It was Barcelona's biggest loss under coach Luis Enrique, whose decision to start several reserve players helped the Basque hosts keep Lionel Messi in check.
EPL: Adnan Januzaj strikes as Manchester United beat Aston Villa 1-0
Having started with a similarly dour 1-0 win over Tottenham, midfielder Januzaj struck in the 29th minute at Villa Park to secure another three points.
AFC head Sheikh Salman backs Michel Platini for FIFA president
Platini has won the key backing of the head of the Asian Football Confederation, Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa of Bahrain.
Manchester City's Sergio Aguero racing to be fit for Chelsea clash
Manchester City striker Aguero is racing against time to be fully fit in order to start Sunday's Premier League clash against defending champions Chelsea.
Mario Balotelli set for loyalty bonus if Liverpool can't sell him
Balotelli has made just 10 Premier League starts and scored only one goal since joining the Merseyside club for 16 million pounds from AC Milan in August 2014.
Sepp Blatter urges Europe to revisit foreign player limits
Blatter said each club should have six players in their starting lineups who are eligible for the national side.
Everton defender Leighton Baines out for at least three months
Everton, who started the Premier League campaign with a 2-2 home draw against promoted Watford last weekend, travel to Southampton on Saturday.
Kaka recalled for Brazil friendlies against US and Costa Rica
Kaka comes up as the surprise inclusion in Brazil's squad for the September friendlies against Costa Rica and the United States.
Manchester City clash ideal chance to show strength, says Chelsea's Zouma
Sunday's clash against City is an ideal opportunity for Chelsea to signal the seriousness of their Premier League title defence, defender Zouma has said.
Manchester United's Schweinsteiger expects to be fully fit by next week
Schweinsteiger says he is on the verge of returning to full fitness after picking up a calf injury during the Premier League club's pre-season tour of the Unites States.
Will continue to be a Manchester City fan, says departing Edin Dzeko
Dzeko has bid an emotional farewell to Manchester City fans after joining Roma on a season-long loan and said he will always keep the Premier League club close to his heart.
Chelsea midfielder Oriol Romeu joins Southampton
"After spending two years on loan I needed something permanent and a club with a future and I think I chose the right one," Romeu said.
Carrard appointment shows FIFA serious about reform - IOC
Swiss Francois Carrard is the right man to head scandal-plagued FIFA's reform task force, the International Olympic Committee said.
Former Trinidad & Tobago player David Nakhid to stand for FIFA presidency
Nakhid, who is based in Lebanon where he runs a football academy, has returned to the Caribbean seeking support from local officials.
Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko joins Roma on season-long loan
The Bosnia international scored 72 goals in 189 appearances for City since joining from Wolfsburg in January 2011 but he dropped down the striking pecking order.
Indian football team is in the process of rebuilding: Stephen Constantine
India are slated to play Iran in a 2018 World Cup qualifying match at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru on September 8.
Liverpool can build team around Philippe Coutinho, says Kaka
Coutinho is capable of great things at Liverpool and can play the role that Steven Gerrard played for the Premier League side, according to former Brazil international Kaka.
Watch: Former Manchester City player in pitchside brawl with security
Former Derby County and City striker Paolo Wanchope has been caught on camera trading punches at an Under-23 game.
I'm not back, was always there: Yaya Toure
Manchester City midfielder Toure says he was unfairly criticised last season for a perceived dip in form but insisted he could not care less.
Chelsea doctor set to lose place on bench after Jose Mourinho criticism
Chelsea's first-team doctor Carneiro is set to lose her place on the bench for Sunday's trip to City following her criticism by manager Mourinho.
Chelsea's Courtois to miss Manchester City game after losing red card appeal
Courtois was sent off for denying a goal scoring opportunity in the 52nd minute of Chelsea's 2-2 draw against Swansea City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
Lionel Messi stars as Barcelona beat Sevilla 5-4 in Super Cup
Messi scored twice and set up the winning goal as Barcelona started the season in dramatic style by beating Sevilla 5-4 after extra time to lift the UEFA Super Cup on Tuesday.
FA rejects Chelsea appeal following Thibaut Courtois red card
Football Association says on Tuesday that it has rejected Chelsea's appeal against the red card shown to goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois during the 2-2 draw with Swansea.
EPL: Stoke City break club record to sign Xherdan Shaqiri
Stoke City signed Swiss international winger Xherdan Shaqiri from Inter Milan for a club record 12 million pounds ($18.67 million) on Tuesday.
FIFA appoints former IOC chief as reform commission chairman
Carrard, 77, previously guided the IOC through its own governance reforms in the wake of the bribery scandal-hit Salt Lake City Winter Olympics of 2002.
ISL: Chennaiyin FC sign Brazilian duo Raphael Augusto, Mailson Alves
Midfielder Augusto will be joining Chennaiyin FC on loan from Brazilian giants Fluminense for Indian Super League.
New signings settled quickly, Manchester United eyeing trophies: Michael Carrick
Carrick thinks Manchester United's all summer signings have quickly settled at Old Trafford and will do their bit in helping the club challenge for major honours this season.
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini says more signings likely
Pellegrini has also hailed an "unbelievable" performance by David Silva in their 3-0 romp against West Bromwich Albion in their EPL opener.
Yaya Toure nets twice as Manchester City beat West Bromwich Albion 3-0
Yaya Toure scored twice in the first half Monday as Manchester City began their Premier League campaign with an impressive 3-0 win over West Bromwich Albion.
West Brom break club record to sign striker Salomon Rondon
West Bromwich Albion broke their club-record transfer fee to sign Rondon from Russian club Zenit St Petersburg, the Premier League club said on Monday.
May turn midfielder in future, says Lionel Messi
Messi said he has got an out-and-out option of turning into a midfielder once his usefulness as the centrifugal force in the Spanish side's attack diminishes.
Memphis Depay keen to prove worthy of Manchester United's No. 7 shirt
The No. 7 jersey was previously worn by several United greats like Best, Cantona, Ronaldo and Beckham and was last worn by the British record signing Di Maria, who left for PSG recently.
Pedro to step in for ill Neymar in Barca's Super Cup clash
Neymar will be out for an expected two weeks with the mumps is exactly why the Catalan club are loathe to allow the homegrown talent to leave Camp Nou.
Shots fired at Bundesliga club Hertha Berlin's team bus
Hertha Berlin are in the north-west region of the country to play a German Cup match. No one was injured in the incident.
Jose Mourinho happy with Diego Costa fitness, says not missing Cech
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said he is satisfied with striker Diego Costa's fitness after the Spain international recovered from a hamstring injury.
Arsenal deny Giroud suffered concussion against West Ham
The 28-year-old France international collided with Tomkins in the 76th minute at the Emirates and appeared to be dazed by the clash.
Liverpool manager Rodgers relieved to keep Coutinho on
Rodgers was ready to substitute Philippe Coutinho just before the Brazilian's exquisite late strike sealed a 1-0 Premier League win at Stoke City.
Arsenal optimism checked as West Ham claim shock win
West Ham United capitalised on mistakes by new Arsenal new goalkeeper Petr Cech to secure a surprise 2-0 Premier League victory at the Emirates.
Philippe Coutinho scores late to give Liverpool 1-0 win over Stoke
There was little goalmouth action at Stoke until Liverpool's Brazilian midfielder Coutinho scored with a ferocious shot from 25 meters in the 86th minute.
EPL: Newcastle start season with 2-2 draw against Southampton
Southampton substitute Shane Long headed a late equaliser to earn a 2-2 draw at Newcastle and deny Steve McClaren a winning Premier League start in charge of the home side.
West Ham stun Arsenal 2-0 after Petr Cech errors
Arsenal began their new Premier League season with a shock 2-0 defeat by West Ham after a nightmare debut for new goalkeeper Cech at Emirates Stadium on Sunday.
Neymar diagnosed with mumps, out 15 days for Barcelona
Barcelona says on its club website that Neymar has been diagnosed 'despite the fact that he had previously been vaccinated against the disease.'
EPL: Everton reeling from Leighton Baines injury blow
Baines could be sidelined for a significant period after sustaining a freak training ground injury to his surgically-repaired ankle.
Jose Mourinho more annoyed with Chelsea medics than players
Mouninho became angry and animated right at the end of the match when Chelsea's medical staff rushed to treat forward Eden Hazard with his team still vulnerable to defeat.
Manchester United suffer Phil Jones injury setback
The 23-year-old is expected to also miss this month's domestic league games away to Aston Villa, at home to Newcastle United and at Swansea City.
Louis Van Gaal wants goalkeeper David de Gea to stay
Van Gaal was adamant that he wanted to keep goalkeeper David de Gea at Old Trafford because the Spaniard was still Manchester United's best player.
EPL: 10-man Chelsea held on to 2-2 draw against Swansea
Ten-man Chelsea had to settle for a 2-2 draw with Swansea after goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois was sent off in the first match of the team's Premier League title defense at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
Juventus beat Lazio to win Italian Super Cup
Italian double winners Juventus claimed their third Super Cup title in four seasons as new signings Mario Mandzukic and Paulo Dybala struck in the second half to secure their 2-0 win over Lazio.
Manchester United start new EPL season with 1-0 win over Tottenham
Manchester United kicked off the new Premier League season with a 1-0 victory over Tottenham on Saturday.
Antoine Griezmann extends contract with Atletico Madrid till 2019
Griezmann's contract with the Spanish club was supposed to last until June 2018, but has been extended for another year.
Chelsea begin EPL defense against Swansea, Man Utd host Tottenham
Meanwhile, Liverpool return to Stoke on Sunday, the scene of a humiliating 6-1 mauling on the final day of last season.
Jose Mourinho signs new 4-year contract with Chelsea
The 52-year-old Portuguese had two seasons remaining on the contract he signed in 2013 when he returned to the club for a second stint in charge.
Arsenal's Serge Gnabry joins West Bromwich on loan
West Bromwich Albion have signed Arsenal's midfielder Serge Gnabry on loan, the Midlands club announced on Friday.
Injured Pepe set to miss Real Madrid's La Liga opener
Real Madrid defender Pepe has a leg injury and is set to miss the opening match of their La Liga season against Sporting Gijon on Aug. 23, his club said on Friday.
Manchester United to face Bruges in Champions League playoffs
Manchester United's route back to the Champions League groups after a one-year absence must go through Bruges in the playoff round.
David De Gea to miss Manchester United's Premier League opener: Van Gaal
David De Gea will not play in Manchester United's opening Premier League game against Tottenham Hotspur, manager Louis van Gaal said.
ISL has enhanced football's popularity in India: Sunil Chhetri
"It's quite good, especially with the ISL coming up. It really enhanced the popularity we have as a nation. I think a lot of interest has been generated," said Chhetri.
EPL Preview: Manchester duo, Arsenal to give Chelsea a run for their money
The EPL is back and this season it might be even bigger and better. The most entertaining football league in the world is all set to begins its new season on Saturday.
Di Maria says sorry to Manchester United fans in open letter
"I write this note to thank all the Manchester United family for the great support received during the year I've been part of this Club," Di Maria said.
English Premier League: club-by-club preview
After leading from start to finish last season, Chelsea have earned the tag as the team to beat.
Egypt winger Mohamed Salah joins AS Roma on season-long loan
Chelsea have agreed terms with AS Roma for the season-long loan of Egypt winger Mohamed Salah.
Angel Di Maria joins Paris St Germain from Manchester United
Paris St Germain boosted their Champions League prospects by adding significant weight to their attacking options with the signing of Di Maria from Manchester United on Thursday.
Jack Wilshere's latest injury tempers Arsenal optimism
English Premier League football club Arsenal's midfielder Jack Wilshere has suffered a hairline fracture to his right ankle.
EPL 2015-16: The minnows, the dark horses and the battle for survival
The league this season will surely be much tougher in comparison to the last year as all the teams have improved and the relegation scramble can go to the last week.
Manuel Pellegrini 'absolutely sure' City will win Premier League
Manchester City coach is confident that they will have successful season and has ruled out making more signings.
Argentina remain unchanged while Germany drops down to 3rd in FIFA rankings
Argentina still No. 1 at the FIFA rankings despite being beaten in the last World Cup final 0-1 by Germany.
Mourinho happy with Chelsea's preparations, coy on Costa
Chelsea, who start their EPL defence at home against Swansea City, won two of their four pre-season friendlies and also lost the Community Shield match against London rivals Arsenal.
Watch: Messi headbutts, grabs Roma defender's throat but escapes red card
Messi was at the centre of a headbutting controversy as Barcelona cruised to a 3-0 victory over Serie A side Roma in a pre-season friendly at the Camp Nou.
EPL Preview: Liverpool face devilish start to new season
The new arrivals will have to bed in quickly as the fixture computer has not been kind to Liverpool.
EPL Preview: Manchester City hoping Sterling proves a sound investment
Splashing such a fortune on a player yet to score a Champions League goal, let alone win any silverware, and still far from a polished diamond, appears bold.
Chennayin FC sign Brazilian defender Eder
Chennaiyin FC signed Brazilian central defender Eder Monteiro Fernandes for the second season of the tournament which commences from October 3.
Luis Enrique pleased with Barcelona pre-season
"I don't like the pre-season. I've never liked it. Fortunately, it finishes soon and the campaign is about to start," said Enrique.
Retaining title will be tougher for Chelsea, feels Jose Mourinho
The 52-year-old Mourinho expects a close title race and low scoring season with smaller teams also attracting strong players.
John Terry wants a long career like Ryan Giggs
The 34-year-old Terry played a big role in Chelsea's title run last season and has no plans to stop anytime soon.
Angel Di Maria has medical ahead of PSG move
The former Real Madrid wide midfielder, whose 59.7 million pounds transfer a year ago set a British record, is preparing to join the PSG for a considerably lower fee.
Barcelona elect Andres Iniesta as captain
Iniesta is the longest-serving player at Camp Nou, having made his debut in October 2002.
EPL Preview: Petr Cech's arrival adds substance to Arsenal's style
The north London club have addressed a number of issues which have held them back since the trophy-laden early years of manager Arsene Wenger's reign came to an end in 2005.
Luis Suarez has extra motivation, says Barcelona boss Luis Enrique
Enrique is expecting an even greater impact from Luis Suarez this season with the cloud of disciplinary problems no longer hanging over the Uruguay striker.
NortEast United FC sign Argentine striker Nicolas Velez for ISL-2
NorthEast United FC announced the signing of 25-year-old Argentinian striker Velez for the second edition of Indian Super League football tournament.
Jose Mourinho says disagreements with owner Roman Abramovich are over
Mourinho's previous disagreements with owner Abramovich are over and he is ready to fight for his fourth Premier League title starting this weekend, the Portuguese said.
Chelsea need a fit Diego Costa to win league, says Redknapp
Chelsea's season could be in trouble if striker Diego Costa is unavailable for long, former Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp said.
Pep Guardiola raises doubts over Bastian Schweinsteiger's fitness
Guardiola said the 31-year-old Schweinsteiger can only be a success at the Premier League club if he can shake off his injury problems.
Ki hopes to upset Chelsea, Cattermole targets top 10 return for Sunderland
Swansea City midfielder Sung-yueng hopes his side can repeat last season's opening-day shock while Cattermole believes Sunderland are finally ready to shake off the tag of serial underachievers.
Rio Ferdinand advises Stones to choose United over Chelsea
Former England international Rio Ferdinand feels Everton's John Stones should pick Manchester United over Chelsea if the defender prefers more playing time.
Watch: Cristiano Ronaldo in disguise on the streets of Madrid
Real Madrid superstar released a video on Monday in which he put on the disguise of a middle-aged man and is seen playing football with random people on the streets.
Lionel Messi to play in friendly match against Mexico
Argentine star Lionel Messi will play the friendly match against Mexico, media reported.
Rafael joins Lyon from Manchester United on four-year deal
Brazil defender Rafael will join Olympique Lyonnais on a four-year deal from Manchester United after both clubs reached an agreement, the Ligue 1 side said on Monday.
Sinisa Mihajlovic sets top-three target for AC Milan
Sinisa Mihajlovic has set AC Milan a top-three finish as the target for his first season in charge of the seven-times European champions.
EPL Preview: Manchester United bank on Schweinsteiger for midfield mongrel
With Rooney freed to play as a central striker rather than helping out an overrun midfield, Van Gaal has the chance to play his best players in the right positions.
Juventus new signing Sami Khedira ruled out for two months
Khedira will miss the first two months of the season with a thigh injury, the Serie A champions said on Monday.
West Ham's Enner Valencia out for up to 12 weeks
Valencia will be missing for up to 12 weeks at the start of the new season with a leg injury, the club said on Monday.
Gerard Deulofeu likely to miss first game of season: Roberto Martinez
Everton's most expensive pre-season signing, Gerard Deulofeu, is expected to miss the opening Premier League game against Watford this weekend, manager Martinez said.
Leicester City sign midfielder N'Golo Kante from Caen
Leicester City have signed midfielder Kante from French Ligue 1 side Caen, the Premier League club announced on Monday.
EPL: Bojan Krkic needs more time to regain full fitness, says Mark Hughes
Krkic is progressing well from his knee injury but the Spaniard will take more time to regain full match fitness, manager Mark Hughes has said.
Rafael poised to join Olympique Lyonnais from Manchester United
Olympique Lyonnais are on the verge of signing Brazil defender Rafael from Manchester United.
Cristiano Ronaldo gifts super agent Jorge Mendes 50m euros Greek island as a wedding present
Mendes got married on Sunday in Portugal to his long-term partner Sandra Barbosa, and the gift he got from one of his most noted clients made many jaws drop.
Blatter gives up IOC membership as FIFA exit nears
Sepp Blatter was relieved of his International Olympic Committee ex officio membership, seven months before he will be replaced as the head of soccer's governing body.
Cech unnerved his former Chelsea team mates, says Arsene Wenger
Petr Cech broke a few Arsenal hearts down the years during his glittering Chelsea career but helped the Gunners enjoy a rare victory over Jose Mourinho's side on Sunday.
Arsene Wenger hails rugged Arsenal, Mourinho impressed
Wenger praised his team's uncharacteristically rugged display after they beat champions Chelsea 1-0 in the Community Shield on Sunday.
EPL Preview: Mourinho's Chelsea look to add 'unpredictability' to new season
Chelsea must add a new dimension to their brand of football if the champions are to mount a strong defence of the Premier League title.
Jose Mourinho throws away Community Shield medal
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho threw away his Community Shield medal into the crowd after his side's 1-0 defeat to Arsenal at Wembley.
Wenger breaks Mourinho jinx as Arsenal beat Chelsea to lift Community Shield
Wenger finally earned his first win over Mourinho as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's first-half goal gave Arsenal a 1-0 victory over Chelsea in the Community Shield.
Mourinho's Chelsea eye early chance to strike blow on Arsenal
Mourinho has played down the significance of Sunday's clash with Arsenal showpiece at Wembley but a chance to strike an early blow against old adversary will prove irresistible.
Jose Mourinho eyes early chance to strike blow on Arsene Wenger
"I would try to answer, not because of a mental block but because I want to find solutions to help my team do it," Mourinho said.
Radamel Falcao can play as dual striker, says Jose Mourinho
Chelsea manager Mourinho said he could adopt a two-pronged attack with Falcao offering more options for the coming season after joining on loan from Monaco.
Top EPL signings in 2015 summer transfer window
Major English Premier League transfers ahead of the new season which starts on August 8.
Sunil Chhetri's presence will be a big plus for Mumbai FC: Nicolas Anelka
"We are happy to have him (Chhetri) in the team. I think he will be a big plus for the team," Mumbai City FC's star player-cum-manager Nicolas Anelka said.
Espanyol sign Chilean footballer Enzo Roco
The defender signed the contract with Espanyol morning at the Cornella-El Prat stadium and has already passed the medical examination.
Real Madrid sign defender Jesus Vallejo for 6 seasons
Spanish media reports say Madrid paid 5 million euros ($5.5 million) for the 18-year-old, who is expected to join Rafa Benitez's squad in the summer of 2016.
Brazil midfielder Fred tests positive for banned substance
Fred tested positive for the banned substance hydrochlorothiazide during the June-July Copa America, the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) said on Friday.
Argentina's Alejandro Burzaco pleads not guilty in US FIFA case
Burzaco, one of 14 people indicted in a corruption case that has roiled the soccer world's governing body FIFA, pleaded not guilty in a US court on Friday.
Inter Milan sign Montenegrin striker Stevan Jovetic
"We are excited by the signing of Jovetic. He's another important addition to our squad," the Italian club's president, Erick Thohir, said.
Brazil midfielder Fred denies doping claims
"I trust in my innocence and I am going to prove it to the proper authorities," Fred said.
Stevan Jovetic leaves Manchester City for Inter Milan on loan
Jovetic had joined Inter Milan on an 18-month loan deal with a view to a permanent transfer, his Premier League parent club announced on Friday.
Rickie Lambert leaves Liverpool to join West Brom
Rickie Lambert has left Liverpool after a solitary season at Anfield to join West Bromwich Albion on a two-year deal, the clubs said on Friday.
Costa and Cahill fit for Community Shield: Mourinho
Chelsea striker Costa and defender Cahill will be fit to play against Arsenal in the Community Shield at Wembley on Sunday, manager Mourinho has said.
Gabi Fernandez says new signings will diversify Atletico Madrid
Atletico Madrid Gabi has praised the new footballers signed to the club, stressing that they will come in handy by "providing variants".
India connect gaining ground in world football
After a successful first season of the ISL, many EPL club officials stated that India could be a huge market for them for the pre-season friendlies.
Zico gets Brazil backing for FIFA bid
The former Brazil international visited the CBF headquarters in Rio de Janeiro and met president Del Nero in an attempt to get his candidacy off the ground.
Real Madrid beat AC Milan 10-9 on penalties in China
Real Madrid won the Chinese edition of the International Champions Cup on Thursday by beating AC Milan 10-9 on penalties following a 0-0 draw in Shanghai.
Michel Platini's FIFA candidacy fails to excite Africa
Platini's bid for the FIFA presidency has garnered no immediate enthusiasm from Africa despite France's strong footballing ties with the continent.
Adrian Mutu joins David Platt at FC Pune City in ISL
Former Chelsea forward Mutu has joined FC Pune City as their marquee player for the second season of the Indian Super League (ISL), the club announced on Thursday.
Lionel Messi back for Barcelona pre-season training
Messi has cut short his holiday to come back and join the treble winners for their pre-season training.
Signing Angel Di Maria would be a game changer for PSG: Zidane
Zidane has said that if PSG sign Di Maria, it would be an undeniable boon to the Ligue 1 champions.
ISL: Mumbai City FC sign Bustos, Bertin and Piquionne
Mumbai City FC on Thursday signed Haitian defender Frantz Bertin, French striker Frederic Piquionne and Spanish defender Cristian Bustos for the second season of ISL.
Asia chief calls for unity on FIFA, hails 'unique' Michel Platini
Asia's football chief Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa stopped short of endorsing UEFA president Michel Platini for the job on Thursday.
World Cup 2018 Qualifiers: India announce list of 28 probables
The match is slated to be played at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru on September 8, 2015 against Iran.
Kaka leads MLS All-Star side to win over Tottenham Hotspur
Kaka made the most of his first appearance in the Major League Soccer All-Star Game as he helped lead his team past English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur 2-1.
Diego Maradona says he wants to fight FIFA mafia
"I have to fight those who have for a long time stolen from inside FIFA," said Maradona.
Paris Saint-Germain humble Manchester United in pre-season tie
Blaise Matuidi and Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored to help Paris Saint-Germain beat Manchester United 2-0 on Wednesday night at Soldier Field in the International Champions Cup.
Is Michel Platini the right man to lead FIFA?
FIFA presidential candidate Michel Platini likes to portray himself as an old-fashioned romantic with a mission to maintain the game's purity.
British Sikh football chief strikes partnership with Atletico Madrid
A British Sikh entrepreneur has struck a historic partnership for his non-league football team in the UK with Spanish giants Atletico Madrid.
Southampton sign defender Steven Caulker from QPR on loan
Southampton have signed Caulker from relegated Queens Park Rangers on a season long loan, the Premier League side said on Wednesday.
Wojciech Szczesny moves from Arsenal to AS Roma
Arsenal's Polish international goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has joined Serie A side AS Roma on loan for the season, both clubs said on Wednesday.
EPL clubs insanely ahead in Europe in terms of revenue generation
The winner of French league Ligue1 will get 45m Euros from broadcasters Canal+ and BeIn Sports. At the same time, the champions of England will pocket 210m Euros.
Michel Platini confirms he will run for FIFA president
Platini, the UEFA president and a FIFA vice president, has written to member federations in Europe saying he will stand and is counting on their support.
Barcelona defender Douglas faces two-month injury layoff
The right back position has been a problem for Barca and while Dani Alves has renewed his contract with them, they have little cover.
Helder Postiga signs for Atletico de Kolkata as their marquee player
Postiga represented Portugal in two World Cups and three European Championships, helping the national team reach the final at Euro 2004.
Atletico Madrid announce return of Filipe Luis
Atletico Madrid has announced the signing of their former Brazilian international Filipe Luis for the next four seasons after his spending just one season with English side Chelsea.
Chelsea beat Barcelona on penalties in pre-season friendly
Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois made a shootout save and the reigning English Premier League champions beat European kings Barcelona 4-2 on penalties.
Argentine footballer killed in car crash
Barisone died on Tuesday when the automobile in which he was driving crashed into the back of a truck, police told the state-run Telam news agency.
Arturo Vidal completes $44 million move from Juventus to Bayern Munich
Vidal has completed his transfer from Juventus to Bayern Munich by signing a four-year contract with the Bundesliga champions.
UEFA head Michel Platini to announce FIFA presidency bid
Platini has been UEFA president since 2007 and had been widely expected to throw his hat into the ring to succeed Sepp Blatter.
Stevan Jovetic undergoing medical with Inter Milan in move from Manchester City
Jovetic will reportedly move back to Italy on a two-year loan deal, with Inter obliged to eventually purchase his full rights for 12 million euros ($13 million).
Mumbai City FC signs Tunisia's Selim Benachour
Benachour started his career with PSG in 2001, as an attacking midfielder and stayed until 2005. In 2009, he moved to the Spanish La Liga side Malaga.
Atletico de Kolkata appoint Bastab Roy as assistant coach
Roy will be supporting head coach Antonio Lopez Habas as the team's Assistant Coach for the forthcoming season of Indian Super League.
We want Mumbai to be proud of our ISL team: Ranbir Kapoor
Ranbir Kapoor, whose Mumbai City FC football team in the Indian Super League (ISL) had underperformed last season, is confident of a better showing this season.
Barcelona, Athletic Bilbao face fines for politically-motivated whistles
Barcelona, Athletic Bilbao and the Spanish football federation face fines over politically-motivated whistles and banners during last season's King's Cup final at the Nou Camp.
Didier Drogba joins Major League Soccer side Montreal Impact
Drogba, who was part of the Chelsea team that won the English Premier League title in May, has joined Montreal in a trade with the Chicago Fire, which had his MLS rights.
Stoke City sign Ibrahim Afellay on a two-year contract
Afellay has played 50 times for his country, left Barcelona at the end of last season after four years.
Rodriguez strike caps Real Madrid's 3-0 win over Inter Milan in friendly match
With James Rodriguez's superb free kick Real Madrid's win 3-0 over Inter Milan in a friendly in Guangzhou on Monday.
Manchester United sign Argentinian goalkeeper Sergio Romero
The 28-year-old will replace Victor Valdes, who was shown the door at Old Trafford after apparently refusing to play for United's second team.
Mexico beat Jamaica in CONCACAF Gold Cup
Mexico spoiled Jamaica's first trip to the CONCACAF Gold Cup Final with a dominant 3-1 triumph on Sunday that gave them a record seventh Cup title.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic suggests to Angel Di Maria to move to PSG
Ibrahimovic has urged Argentine international Di Maria to complete his 46 million pounds move to Paris Saint-Germain.
FIFA puts troubles aside at glitzy World Cup draw
FIFA put its problems to one side and began the countdown to the 2018 World Cup finals when Russian president Putin and FIFA chief Blatter re-assured the nation the tournament would go ahead as planned.
Ruthless Arsenal hit Lyon for six in friendly
Arsenal thrashed Olympique Lyonnais 6-0 as they continued preparations for the new Premier League season with a stylish demolition of their French opponents in the Emirates Cup.
Spain and Italy paired in 2018 World Cup draw
Spain and Italy were placed in the same qualifying group for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, as were the Netherlands and France, but holders Germany were handed a kinder campaign.
Manchester United top Barcelona 3-1 in International Champions Cup
Rooney raised both arms in delight after his early goal and Man Utd had many more moments to celebrate in an impressive victory over Barcelona.
Rafael Benitez happy as Real Madrid win ahead of China tour
Real Madrid coach Benitez was a happier man after his side ended its visit to Australia with a 4-1 win over an under-strength Manchester City.
Indonesia airport officials deny entry to five Roma players
Indonesian football fans were thrilled to see Italian side AS Roma touch down in Jakarta as part of their pre-season tour.
FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke expects to leave with Sepp Blatter
Jerome Valcke expects to leave his job as FIFA secretary general after Sepp Blatter's successor is elected.
Atletico de Kolkata offer $1m to Chelsea's Didier Drogba for ISL
Drogba has been offered $ 1 million by Indian Super League franchise Atletico de Kolkata to be their marquee player for the upcoming season starting in October.
Real Madrid rout Manchester City in front of record Melbourne crowd
Real Madrid posted 4-1 friendly win over a depleted Manchester City in front of a record soccer crowd of 99,382 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Friday.
Arsenal have enough money to break club's record transfer: Lord Harris
Harris said the money has now been made available to Wenger for splashing it on any player he wants. Arsenal finished fourth in the EPL last year.
UEFA fine Barcelona for Catalan flags in Champions League final
UEFA has imposed a fine of 30,000 euros (around $33,000) on FC Barcelona due its fans displaying Catalan flags in the Champions League final.
ISL: Mumbai City FC retain Andre Moritz
Moritz was arguably the best foreign recruit of Mumbai City FC last season with 3 goals and a couple of assists in the seven matches he played.
West Ham United scrape through on penalties in Europa League
West Ham United won 5-3 in a penalty shootout against Birkirkara to scrape into the Europa League third qualifying round.
ISL: Simao Sabrosa wants to be a major player for NorthEast United
"I want to be a major player at the club and help the team win the championship," former Portuguese international footballer Simao said.
Idea of quitting makes me panic: Arsene Wenger
Wenger is currently the longest serving manager of the league having been appointed by Arsenal in 1996.
Bayern Munich confirm deal to sign Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal
Bayern Munich have confirmed they have reached an agreement with Juventus to sign Vidal, the German club's CEO Karl Heinz Rummenigge said.
Possible FIFA rivals Michel Platini, Prince Ali meet for talks
Prince Ali was publicly supported by UEFA President Platini before losing a 133-73 vote to Blatter in May.
Liverpool sign striker Christian Benteke from Aston Villa
Liverpool wrapped up a deal for Benteke, luring the targetman to Anfield on a long-term contract having finally struck a deal to prise the Belgian powerhouse away from Aston Villa.
Atletico Madrid sign Ghana midfielder Bernard Mensah from Vitoria
Atletico have agreed to sign Mensah from Portuguese side Vitoria Guimaraes and will send him on loan for one season to La Liga rivals and city neighbours Getafe.
Chelsea fans given football bans up to five years
Four Chelsea supporters involved in a racist incident in the Paris subway have been given banning orders of up to five years.
ISL 2015 final to be hosted at Goa's Fatorda stadium
Goa will host the final of the Indian Super League (ISL) football tournament on December 20 in Fatorda.
Manchester United beat San Jose Earthquakes 3-1 in exhibition
Juan Mata and Memphis Depay scored five minutes apart in the first half, and United drew a big Bay Area crowd as the Red Devils beat the San Jose Earthquakes 3-1 on Tuesday night.
Barcelona beat LA Galaxy 2-1 before record Rose Bowl crowd
Luis Suarez scored in the 45th minute, and Barcelona opened their US preseason tour with a 2-1 victory over the defending MLS champions on Tuesday night.
England's Sol Campbell backs ex-player to fix FIFA
Campbell believes a retired player would be the ideal candidate to take charge of FIFA and lead a successful cleaning up operation at the corruption-tainted world governing body.
Filipe Luis poised for Atletico return, says President
The 29-year-old made a mere 26 appearances in all competitions in 2014-15 for Chelsea.
Blatter prankster charged by police after FIFA complaint
The British comedian who showered FIFA president Sepp Blatter with fake dollar bills has been charged by Swiss police after being arrested and interrogated.
Manchester United coach Van Gaal refuses comment on signing Ramos
Louis Van Gaal had refused to comment on rumours about signing Spanish defender Sergio Ramos.
Would love to see Indians play at EPL: Ray Parlour
"I think that the grassroots level of football is very important here (in India). We know cricket is huge in India but also football can be," former Arsenal's Ray Parlour said.
Luis Suarez determined to make flying start to next season
Barcelona play their first match in the International Champions Cup friendly competition later on Tuesday against MLS side Los Angeles Galaxy.
ISL: FC Pune City sign 2 prominent english players
FC Pune City have inked deals with Nicky Shorey and stopper Steve Simonsen, who untill last year was plying his trade with Rangers FC.
Raheem Sterling makes instant impression on Manchester City debut
Sterling made an instant impression on his Manchester City debut, scoring in the third minute of the Premier League club's penalty shootout win over AS Roma in a pre-season friendly on Tuesday.
Newcastle United sign Serbia forward Aleksandar Mitrovic
Mitrovic scored 44 goals in 90 appearances during two seasons in Belgium and arrives at St James' Park for a figure reported to be in the region of 13 million pounds.
Wayne Rooney wants to become Man Utd's highest scorer of all time
Wayne Rooney has set himself a target of 20 goals this season, which would break Bobby Charlton's long-standing record as Manchester United's highest scorer of all time.
Thai refugee eyeing Premier League with Sheffield United
Now 18 and possessing a first professional contract with the four-times FA Cup winners and 1898 English champions, Kler allows himself to dream again.
Delhi Dynamos close in on former Chelsea winger Florent Malouda
Malouda is seen as an alternative to former Liverpool full-back Riise, who has been at the centre of a tug-of-war between Delhi and Kerala Blasters.
FIFA ex-VP Webb posts 11 luxury watches, 3 cars to secure $10 million bond
Documents released showed that Webb used items, such as a 2014 Range Rover apparently owned by his wife Gamble-Webb, to make bond after he pleaded not guilty in US court.
Chelsea's Filipe Luis set for Atletico Madrid return
Brazilian left back Filipe Luis is set to return to Atletico Madrid just one year after leaving the Spanish club to join Chelsea.
Football legend Pele leaves hospital after back surgery
Pele spent the weekend at Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo after a procedure to relieve pressure on a nerve in his spine.
Sepp Blatter faces months of troubles before departure
Blatter, elected to the top position in 1998, will stand down on February 26, the date FIFA selected for an "elective congress" to choose his replacement.
Cristiano Ronaldo looks set to leave Real Madrid: Santos Marquez
Marquez believes the Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo's is set to leave the Spanish football giants - Real Madrid.
Watch: Protester showers FIFA chief Sepp Blatter with fake money
The protester, Simon Brodkin, who also tried to disrupt Kanye West performance last month, threw the paper bills over Sepp Blatter.
FIFA presidential election to be held on Feb 26
The election to select a new president of world soccer's governing body FIFA will be held on Feb 26 in Zurich, the organisation said on its Twitter feed.
Four of six confederations say would back Platini for FIFA president: source
Platini, who was re-elected as UEFA president earlier this year, is likely to decide within the next 10 days or so whether to run, the source added.
Messi needs rest, says Luis Enrique
"He is not in the US because he needs his holiday and I am not going to deny him those no matter where we go on tour," said Enrique.
India U-16 football team to train in Germany
India's under-16 football squad will leave for Germany on Tuesday for a two-month exposure trip, during which the side will play against the youth team of celebrated club Bayern Munich.
Former FIFA rival Prince Ali: Sepp Blatter must leave now
"President Blatter's resignation cannot be dragged out any longer. He must leave now," Prince Ali said, insisting his former opponent cannot be permitted to plan his succession.
FIFA officials tight-lipped ahead of key meeting
FIFA officials gave no clues on Sunday over what to expect from a key meeting on Monday which is expected to choose a date for the presidential election.
Barcelona president Bartomeu must resolve sponsorship deal
Barcelona's sponsorship deal with Qatar is one of the burning issues club president Josep Maria Bartomeu must tackle following his re-election on Saturday.
Aston Villa's Christian Benteke to join Liverpool
Benteke will undergo a medical examination on Monday after Liverpool struck a deal with Aston Villa on how his 32.5 million pounds transfer fee will be paid.
Manchester City sign teenager Patrick Roberts from Fulham
City and Fulham agreed on a fee of two million pounds for the 18-year-old forward. Roberts had just a year remaining on his contract at Fulham.
EPL: Aston Villa's Christian Benteke to join Liverpool
Benteke will undergo a medical examination here on Monday after English Premier League (EPL) club Liverpool struck a deal with Aston Villa on how his 32.5 million pounds transfer fee will be paid.
Thomas Mueller's brace helps Bayern Munich beat Valencia 4-1
Mueller scored twice in the first half to help Bayern Munich beat Valencia 4-1 in a football friendly at the Bird's Nest Stadium.
Two top Bolivian football executives arrested, accused of corruption
Bolivian Football Federation (FBF) president Carlos Chavez and executive secretary Alberto Lozada have been arrested, accused of corruption.
Clint Dempsey hattrick helps US reach Gold Cup semis
Clint Dempsey recorded his first hattrick for the United States in a dominant 6-0 win over Cuba on Saturday that put the Americans into the CONCACAF Gold Cup semi-final against Jamaica.
Josep Maria Bartomeu re-elected as Barcelona president
Bartomeu took over in January 2014 from Sandro Rosell who stood down following a probe into the signing of Brazil striker Neymar.
Reform pressure mounts on FIFA ahead of presidential vote
FIFA's leadership meets on Monday to decide the date of a vote to replace president Sepp Blatter as a corruption storm inflicts ever worsening damage on world football.
Ex-FIFA official Jeffrey Webb pleads not guilty to US charges
Webb, one of seven high-ranking officials of soccer's world governing body FIFA who were arrested in Switzerland on corruption charges, pleaded not guilty in US federal court on Saturday.
FIFA suspect Jeffrey Webb pleads not guilty, bond set at $10 million
Former FIFA vice president Webb pleaded not guilty in a New York court in connection with a massive international corruption scandal.
Soccer legend Pele undergoes back surgery in latest health scare
Pele has undergone back surgery in a series of recent health problems afflicting the 74-year-old former player.
AS Roma beat Real Madrid 7-6 on penalties in friendly
Benitez kicked-off his tenure as Real Madrid boss with a frustrating 7-6 penalty shootout loss to AS Roma in a pre-season friendly.
Iker Casillas leaving Real Madrid is a shame: Francesco Totti
Totti, who has spent his entire career with the Italian side, hailed Casillas as a "great man" as he mourned the 2010 FIFA World Cup winner's departure.
Samir Nasri goal give Manchester City 1-0 win over Melbourne City
Midfielder Nasri's 86th-minute goal gave Manchester City a 1-0 win over its co-owned A-League side Melbourne City.
Lionel Messi, Neymar not in Barcelona squad for US tour
Messi, Neymar and Mascherano have been left out of the 24-member Barcelona squad for the upcoming pre-season tour to the US.
Morgan Schneiderlin scores in debut as Manchester United beat Club America 1-0
Schneiderlin scored on a header in the fifth minute in his debut with Manchester United, lifting his new team past Club America 1-0 in an International Champions Cup game.
Fabian Delph leaves Aston Villa for Manchester City
Delph signed a five-year contract with Manchester City less than a week after telling Aston Villa fans he was staying with the Premier League club.
Espanyol goalkeeper Kiko Casilla joins Real Madrid
"Espanyol and Real Madrid have reached an agreement in the last few hours for the transfer of Kiko Casilla," read a statement from Espanyol.
Monaco draw Young Boys in Champions League qualifiers
Monaco have been paired with Young Boys in the third qualifying round of this season's competition.
Arsene Wenger expects cohesive squad to mount title challenge
Wenger believes Arsenal have a strong enough squad to challenge for a first Premier League title since 2004.
Roma determined to reach Champions League knockouts
The Serie A team managed only one win from six games in their last campaign, showing they were well short of the benchmark in Europe's top club competition.
Manchester United will challenge for EPL title: Thierry Henry
Henry has hailed Manchester United manager Van Gaal as an amazing tactician who is capable of coming up with plans which can surprise teams.
National coach Constantine feels most Indian footballers lack in basics
Constantine said not focussing on grassroot development over the years has led to the players learning the basics only late in their career.
Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney drops MLS hint
Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney has said he would consider a move to Major League Soccer once his Old Trafford career is over.
French defender Kaboul joins Sunderland from Tottenham Hotspur
Younes Kaboul has joined Sunderland from fellow English Premier League side Tottenham, ending his eight-year spell at White Hart Lane.
Everton not signing Jonny Evans, James McCarthy staying: Roberto Martinez
A number of newspapers claimed Everton were offering eight million pounds ($12.51 million) for Evans but Martinez gave a terse and emphatic response when questioned about the link.
Real must move past 'division' of Casillas exit: Benitez
Real were heavily criticised for a perceived lack of respect for the goalkeeper after he appeared alone at the Bernabeu media room on Sunday.
Uruguayan football legend Alcides Ghiggia dies at 88
Ghiggia, who scored the winning goal in the final game of the 1950 World Cup to give Uruguay a stunning 2-1 victory over Brazil has died at 88 of a heart attack.
Sepp Blatter to attend World Cup draw in Russia, says Vitaly Mutko
"Sepp will be coming. He confirmed this to me yesterday (Wednesday). He will also meet with the President of Russia," Mutko said.
FIFA's ethics committee calls for greater transparency
FIFA's ethics committee called on Thursday for a change in the rules the to let it release more information about ongoing investigations.
Victor Valdes hits back at Louis Van Gaal in Manchester United row
Valdes escalated his dispute with manager Van Gaal by posting pictures of himself with the club's Under-21 team, which Van Gaal had accused him of refusing to play for.
FIFA Corruption: Swiss extradite detained official to the United States
One of the seven FIFA officials arrested in Zurich as part of a corruption probe has been extradited to the United States, the Swiss Justice Ministry said on Thursday.
Real Madrid remain world's most valuable sporting club
Forbes estimated Real Madrid to be worth $3.26 billion.
No place for Valdes at Manchester United: Van Gaal
Manchester United's goalkeeper Victor Valdes will be sold, coach Louis van Gaal said after he refused to play with the reserves.
Bartomeu pushes for Michel Platini as Sepp Blatter's replacement
Bartomeu has confirmed that if he wins on July 18, he would push for the current UEFA president Platini to replace Blatter as FIFA president.
Angel Di Maria's Manchester United future still uncertain
Van Gaal has done little to dampen speculation that Di Maria could leave the club, a year after moving to Old Trafford for a British record transfer fee.
Bastian Schweinsteiger excited for reunion with Van Gaal at Manchester United
Schweinsteiger played nearly two seasons at Bayern Munich with Van Gaal as his manager before Van Gaal was fired near the end of the 2011 season.
Barcelona, Juventus players head UEFA Best Player shortlist
UEFA says Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid and Chelsea's Eden Hazard are also voted in from an initial 35-candidate list.
FIFA Corruption: Swiss authorities begin questioning detained soccer officials
Swiss authorities have begun questioning the soccer officials who were arrested in Zurich in May in a corruption scandal and are facing extradition to the United States, legal sources said.
Stoke City sign Moha El Ouriachi from Barcelona
The 19-year-old Moroccan will join former Barcelona team-mates Bojan Krkic and Marc Muniesa with Stoke at the pre-season Asia Trophy.
ISL: Mumbai City retain Pavel Cmovs, sign up Sony Norde
Pavel comes in to strengthen the Mumbai team's defense while Norde, who was the star striker scoring 11 goals for I-League champions last season, adds extra firepower up front.
Brazil legend Rivaldo and his 20-year old son score in the same match
The 43-year-old Rivaldo scored once while his 20-year-old son, Rivaldo Jr, scored two goals in Mogi Mirim's 3-1 win over Macae.
Aston Villa takeover deal dead, says boss Tim Sherwood
British media reported in May that a group of investors led by former Chelsea business director Smith had made a bid for the Premier League club of around 150 million pounds.
Raheem Sterling joins Manchester City for record fee
Manchester City paid 49 million pounds ($76.4 million) for Sterling with the England international signing a five-year contract.
Xavi Hernandez slams Real Madrid over Iker Casillas exit
Xavi has hit out at Real Madrid for failing to give departing captain and goalkeeper Casillas the send-off he deserved before his switch to Porto.
Never proposed Luis Enrique to be manager: Josep Maria Bartomeu
"We never proposed for him to act as a manager. (Luis Enrique) wants to be a coach," said Barcelona president Bartomeu.
Leicester City name Claudio Ranieri as manager
The 63-year-old Italian has signed a three-year contract replacing Nigel Pearson, who was sacked on June 30.
Boca Juniors unveil returning idol Carlos Tevez
Carlos Tevez was officially unveiled as a Boca Juniors player in a 6.5 million euros ($7.15 million) transfer from Juventus.
Is Raheem Sterling the real deal for Manchester City?
Manchester City are investing 49 million pounds on Sterling in the hope that he can provide the sparkle to bring the Premier League trophy back to the Etihad Stadium.
Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris fractures wrist
Tottenham goalkeeper Lloris has sustained a fractured wrist, less than a month before the start of the Premier League season.
ISL incurred loss of Rs.100 crore in first edition: AIFF
Das said the AIFF could give a thought to helping state associations with funds generated from the Indian Super League.
Manchester United sign midfielders Schweinsteiger, Schneiderlin
Manchester United sign Germany captain Bastian Schweinsteiger and France international Morgan Schneiderlin to bolster their midfield.
Real Madrid fans urge president to quit over Iker Casillas exit
Several hundred Real fans chanted for president Florentino Perez to resign at an official send-off for goalkeeper and captain Casillas at the Bernabeu stadium on Monday.
Chelsea sign Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir Begovic
Chelsea have signed Bosnian international Begovic on a four-year contract, the Premier League champions confirmed on Monday.
Liverpool confirm agreement on Raheem Sterling transfer
British media reported on Sunday that Sterling was moving to Manchester City in a deal worth 49 million pounds ($76.07 million).
Indian Super League crosses five crores in the domestic player draft
Mumbai City FC were in prolific form at the Indian Super League's second season domestic player draft snapping up seven players from the pool of 112 available for selection.
Iker Casillas puts emotional end to 25 years with Real Madrid
A tearful Casillas struggled to read a statement during a press conference a day after Madrid announced Casillas was moving to the northern Portuguese club.
Swiss FIFA inquiry receives more suspicious activity reports
Attorney General Lauber said last month that Switzerland's anti-money laundering agency had identified 53 suspicious transactions flagged up from information supplied by banks.
Ronaldinho signs with Brazilian club Fluminense
The 35-year-old Ronaldinho said he wants to try to win the Brazilian league, which is one of the few tournaments he still hasn't won in his career.
Real Madrid President forced Iker Casillas out: Parents
Casillas was forced out by club president Perez and is too good to play for a 'third-tier' side like Porto, his parents were quoted as saying.
Georginio Wijnaldum leaves PSV for Newcastle United
The 24-year-old midfielder Wijnaldum underwent a medical and signed a contract for five years with Newcastle United.
Steven Gerrard makes quiet debut for Los Angeles Galaxy
Gerrard had one scoring chance that was saved by the Club America keeper, but otherwise had little influence on the game.
Manchester United sign Italy right back Matteo Darmian
Manchester United has signed Italy right back Darmian from Torino on a four-year contract, didn't disclose the fee in announcing the transfer.
Iker Casillas leaves Real Madrid for Porto after 16 seasons
Madrid announced on their website on Saturday that a deal had been reached for Casillas' transfer to Portugal.
Bayern Munich confirm Schweinsteiger has joined Manchester United
Bayern chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge confirmed that Bastian Schweinsteiger has agreed to join United and he wants to do something new at the end of his career.
Newcastle United bring in Netherlands midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum
Wijnaldum has won 19 caps for Netherlands and scored their final goal in a 3-0 victory against Brazil in the third-place playoff at last year's World Cup.
Marcelo extends contract with Real Madrid
Marcelo has played with Real in 311 official matches, between La Liga, Copa del Rey, Champions League and the Club World Cup.
Atletico Madrid sign Belgium winger Yannick Carrasco from Monaco
The 21-year-old is the latest youngster to join Atletico who have also brought in Argentine forward Luciano Vietto from Villarreal since the end of last season.
Ex-FIFA executive Webb agrees to US extradition: report
After Webb's May 27 arrest, FIFA and the regional football federation CONCACAF provisionally banned Webb from his posts.
ISL Auction and Draft: How the eight franchises used their purse
India captain Sunil Chhetri, the biggest draw of the auction, bagged the highest offer of Rs. 1.20 crore from Mumbai City FC.
Atletico de Kolkata pick four players from ISL draft
Defender Fernandes was the costliest of the lot as ATK had to shell out Rs. 26 lakh followed by Lalchhawnkima for Rs. 9 lakh.
ISL: NorthEast United FC owner John Abraham delighted to bag Seityasen
Seityasen, roped in by United FC at a price of Rs. 56 lakh. His starting price was Rs.23 lakh.
I am not Xavi's replacement, says new Barca recruit Arda Turan
Turkey captain Arda joined Barca this week after four seasons at Atletico Madrid.
Jordan Henderson replaces Gerrard as Liverpool captain
Liverpool have appointed Jordan Henderson as their new captain after long-standing skipper Steven Gerrard left to join LA Galaxy.
Crystal Palace sign Cabaye on 3-year deal
The move sees Cabaye reunited with former manager Alan Pardew, who he worked under for two-and-a-half years at Newcastle before leaving for PSG in January 2014.
Swansea City boss Garry Monk extends contract
Monk, had two years left on his existing deal but the club rewarded his efforts with a new one through to 2018 after last year's eighth place finish.
Sunil Chhetri looking forward to play alongside Anelka in Mumbai City FC
Chhetri is extremely happy to be a part of the tournament revealing his excitement to play alongside the French football great Nicolas Anelka.
I have enough money, not disappointed with 1.2 crore: Sunil Chhetri
Chhetri did not play in the first edition of the ISL as his side Bengaluru FC did not release him and his team-mates.
Sunil Chhetri, Lyngdoh become first Indian Super League crorepatis
Chhetri, who missed the first season of ISL as he was not released by his I-League club Bengaluru FC along with other club mates, was bought for Rs 1.2 crore by Mumbai City FC.
Brazil to appeal Neymar's 2018 World Cup qualifying ban
Neymar is still serving a four-match suspension delivered after his sending off in Brazil's 0-1 loss to Colombia.
As it happened: ISL 2015 Players Auction/Draft
Ten of India's finest footballing talents will feature in the first Indian Super League players auction on Friday in Mumbai.
Robin van Persie on verge of joining Fenerbahce
Van Persie joined United from Arsenal for 24 million pounds ($36.92 million) in August 2012 and had an impressive debut season.
India drop 15 spots to 156th in latest FIFA rankings
India went down in the rankings following two consecutive defeats in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Oman and Guam last month.
Under me, Delhi Dynamos will play dynamic football this ISL: Roberto Carlos
Carlos' coaching experience includes stints with Turkish sides Sivasspor and Akhisar Belediyespor and he's hopeful he can carry on the good work in the ISL.
Neymar will soon overtake Messi and Ronaldo as the best: Roberto Carlos
"Messi and Ronaldo are both great players without any doubt but for me Neymar is better. He is going to be the very best in the coming years because he is a complete player," Carlos said.
Argentina top FIFA rankings for first time in seven years
Argentina have moved to the top of the FIFA rankings for the first time in seven years despite being beaten by Chile in the Copa America final.
FIFA expels Chuck Blazer for life for bribery, corruption
Blazer was banned for life by FIFA's ethics committee for widespread corruption, finally ending the career of the longtime most senior American in world football.
ISL: Santosh Kashyap appointed as NorthEast United FC assistant coach
NorthEast United FC announced the appointment of Santosh Kashyap as their assistant coach for the upcoming ISL football tournament.
Roberto Carlos named Delhi Dynamos' marquee player cum manager
Carlos will be seen in this year's Indian Super League (ISL) not just as the manager of Delhi Dynamos, which is already known, but also as the franchise's marquee player.
ISL Players' Auction/Draft: All you want to know
Ten of India's finest footballing talents will feature in the first Indian Super League players auction that is scheduled on Friday in Mumbai.
Arsenal without attacking trio for Asia Trophy
England striker Welbeck and Czech midfielder Rosicky would stay in London to continue rehabilitation on knee injuries, the club said on Thursday.
'Russia in no danger of losing 2018 Football World Cup'
Russia's sports minister Vitaly Mutko says there is no threat of Russia being stripped of the WC due to the impending change of FIFA president or the FBI probe into alleged corruption.
Not just Sunil Chhetri, keep your eyes on India's next big thing in football: Robin Singh
"Our country has come a long way on the International front and has been progressive. The FIFA U-17 World Cup is something that I am awaiting eagerly for," said Robin Singh.
Iker Casillas poised to join Porto from Real Madrid: reports
Casillas is on the verge of joining Portuguese side Porto after 16 seasons with the La Liga club he joined as a boy, it was widely reported in Spanish media on Wednesday.
Real Madrid defender Dani Carvajal renews contract
Real Madrid announced that defender Dani Carvajal has signed a new contract that binds him to the Spanish football giants until June 2020.
ISL: Fantastic to play on natural grass this time, says Atletico de Kolkata coach
The work for relaying of natural grass is almost over and ATK's home ground would be ready when they return from Madrid after a two-week pre-season training in September.
Lucky to play alongside Andrea Pirlo, says Frank Lampard
Former England midfielder Frank Lampard considers himself lucky to play alongside Italian football legend Andrea Pirlo.
Toby Alderweireld joins Tottenham from Atletico Madrid
Belgium defender Toby Alderweireld has joined Tottenham from Atletico Madrid, signing a contract with the English club until 2020 for an undisclosed fee.
AIFF has to play bigger role to improve football in India, says Sourav Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday said the AIFF must take a cue from BCCI on develpoing the game in the country.
It will be tough not playing until January, says Arda Turan
Turan had said it will be tough for him not being able to play until January due to a ban on the club on registering players.
Tottenham Hotspur sign Atletico defender Alderweireld
Tottenham Hotspur had signed Atletico Madrid defender Toby Alderweireld on a five-year contract, the Premier League club said on Wednesday.
Stop criticising Lionel Messi, says AFA president Luis Segura
Lionel Messi, 28, received harsh comments after Argentina's 4-1 defeat in the penalty shootout on Saturday.
Lucas Silva wants to stay with Real Madrid
Silva had declared his wish to remain at Real Madrid amid speculation linking him to Porto.
Steven Gerrard says he is not in Los Angeles for a holiday
Gerrard said he did not want to play out his days as a "squad" member at Liverpool and had little hesitation signing for the Major League Football team.
Bhaichung helping out ATK coach; Ganguly also to attend ISL draft
"It was a wonderful discussion between the duo. Habas spoke to Bhutia at length and sought to know about the profiles of various domestic players," a top ATK official said.
I am encouraged to do the good work and win the ISL title: Zico
"It is good to see people's support even during hardest time for the team that we had during the last season," FC Goa's Chief coach Zico said.
EPL: Curacao defender Cuco Martina joins Southampton
"It was a dream for me to play in the Premier League, and finally I can play now. I hope to play many games and show the fans who I am," said Martina.
FC Porto offer 5 million euros for Real Madrid's Iker Casillas
Casillas has no objection about the offer, his agent Carlo Cutropia has said, Portuguese press reported on Tuesday.
We will not buy Paul Pogba this year: Barcelona president
"We will not buy Pogba this year, we are not planning with him for next season. He is not part of our sporting plans for 2015-16 at this stage," said Bartomeu.
Louis Van Gaal admires Lionel Messi's talent, humility
Louis Van Gaal has expressed his admiration for FC Barcelona's Argentine star Lionel Messi.
Copa America: Argentine star Lionel Messi gets Barcelona's support
Josep Maria Bartomeu said: "It seems to me very bad the attacks against Messi's family. Rivals always deserve our respect, it was a very bad situation.
Women's World Cup: English FA apologised for a tweet about their team
FA wrote on Twitter on Monday: "Our Lionesses go back to being mothers, partners and daughters today, but they have taken on another title - heroes."
Barcelona sign Arda Turan from Atletico Madrid
The European champions Barcelona announced a five-year deal for the 28-year-old Turkey midfielder.
Manchester United winger Nani signs three-year deal with Fenerbahce
Portugal winger Nani has joined Fenerbahce from Manchester United for six million euros on a three-year deal, the Turkish league runners-up announced on Monday.
FIFA bans ex-World Cup bid inspection chief for seven years
FIFA banned Mayne -Nicholls, 54, "from taking part in any kind of football- related activity at national and international level for a period of seven years".
Scared of getting arrested if I leave Switzerland, says Sepp Blatter
FIFA is at the centre of a massive corruption scandal, with the United States' FBI conducting an investigation into allegations of bribery dating to 1991.
Lionel Messi and Co return home after Copa America loss
Only a few fans waited at the Ezeiza International Airport on Sunday night to welcome the team back home.
World Cup-winning footballer is 'President of USA' - on Wikipedia
Carli Lloyd, who scored a hat-trick to lead USA to a 5-2 win over Japan in the FIFA Women's WC final, was mentioned as 'President of the United States' on Wikipedia for a brief time on Sunday night.
Japanese fans miffed with their team's loss in FIFA Women's World Cup final
Japan's cautious approach in the opening minutes was punished by the American team who planned to come out of the blocks fastest and score earliest and keep scoring.
John Arne Risse not yet a Kerala Blasters player, Delhi also interested
The rumour mill is abuzz that Riise might replace David James as Kerala Blasters' star player for second season of the ISL this year.
Carli Lloyd wins Golden Ball as top player at Women's World Cup
United States captain Carli Lloyd capped her incredible performance in Sunday's women's World Cup final by winning the Golden Ball as the player of the tournament.
FIFA officials booed before Women's World Cup trophy ceremony
FIFA officials were booed by the crowd before the trophy presentation at the Women's World Cup final which was won 5-2 by the United States against Japan.
Exclusive: Baichung Bhutia admits India not ready for U-17 World Cup
The chairman of AIFF technical committee is in total agreement tournament director Javier Ceppi and says standards of the grounds 'have to be much, much better'.
Women's World Cup: Lloyd hat-trick inspires US World Cup victory against Japan
Carli Lloyd led from the front as the United States won the Women's World Cup for a third time with a crushing 5-2 victory over Japan on Sunday.
Cristiano Ronaldo lashes out at press officers during interview
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo walked out and blew up at the pair saying that they made him "look stupid".
Eventful Copa America puts an end to Chilean suffering
The Copa America ended with Chile celebrating a long-awaited triumph and Argentina left wondering how much longer their title drought will last.
ISL: Former Brazil defender Roberto Carlos to manage Delhi Dynamos
Carlos was a member of the Brazilian World Cup squads that reached the final in 1998 and won the tournament in 2002.
Messi's Argentina trophy will come at some point: Ezequiel Lavezzi
Lavezzi still believes his team-mate Messi will inspire Argentina to an international title despite losing to Chile in the Copa America 2015 final.
Always dreamed of lifting Copa America at home, says Claudio Bravo
Chile emerged as 4-1 victors from the shoot-out, with Bravo denying Banega from the spot after Higuain had blazed over before Sanchez converted the winning kick.
England beat Germany 1-0 in extra time to finish 3rd in Women's World Cup
Fara Williams scored on a penalty kick in the 108th minute, leading England to a 1-0 victory over top-ranked Germany in the third-place game.
Messi-Maradona debate rumbles on after Copa America woe
Lionel Messi was left reflecting on another bitterly familiar failure on Saturday after Argentina suffered an agonizing penalty shoot-out defeat to Chile in the Copa America final.
Messi's family heckled, brother hit during Copa America final
In a shocking incident during the Copa America 2015 final, Messi's family was reportedly heckled by Chilean fans at the Estadio Nacional Julio Martinez Pradanos in Santiago.
Argentina didn't deserve to lose Copa America, says Gerardo Martino
Argentina did not deserve to lose the Copa America final to Chile after a match in which both teams "neutralised" each other, coach Martino said.
Losing another final with Argentina is torture, says Javier Mascherano
Argentina loss on penalties following a 0-0 draw after extra time left them still looking for a first major trophy since the 1993 Copa America.
Lionel Messi fails again with Argentina's national team
Messi looked nothing like the star that he is with Barcelona on Saturday, and Argentina lost the Copa America final to Chile on penalties, extending their 22-year title drought.
Chile beat Argentina 4-1 on penalties to win Copa America 2015
Goalkeeper Claudio Bravo made a save and striker Alexis Sanchez converted the winning penalty as hosts Chile defeated Argentina 4-1 in a shootout.
As it happened: Chile vs Argentina, Copa America 2015 Final
Hosts Chile won their first Copa America title beating pre-tournament favourites Argentina 4-1 in penalty shootout.
Galatasaray sign Lukas Podolski from Arsenal
Turkish Super League Champion Galatasaray has signed Germany forward Lukas Podolski from Arsenal on a three-year contract.
Atletico fans won't forgive David de Gea if he joins Real: Ujfalusi
Ujfalusi believes he will throw that away if de Gea signs for Real because Atletico's fans would feel betrayed.
Africa's soccer strongman a candidate for FIFA president?
Hayatou has ruled African soccer for 27 years and counting, a decade longer than Blatter has been in charge of FIFA.
Inter Milan sign Colombian defender Murillo
Inter Milan president Erick Thohir called Murillo 'a young player with great quality.'
Copa America: Chile will continue to attack Argentina, says Jorge Sampaoli
Chile football coach Sampaoli said his side will not change the way they play when they meet Argentina in the final of the Copa America.
Chelsea's Mario Pasalic is set to join French football club AS Monaco on loan joins Monaco on loan
Pasalic will go to Monaco as part of a deal between the Monaco and Chelsea
Current Argentina side is one of the best, says Gerardo Martino
The current generation of Argentina players is one of the best ever even though the team have not won a major trophy in 22 years said Martino.
Copa America: Argentina, Chile trying to end title drought
Not just the Copa America will end when Argentina and Chile meet in the final so will decades of disappointment for the champion.
Union slams FIFA and demands player involvement in reforms
Theo van Seggelen said on Friday that change at football's ruling body FIFA, which has been rocked by a series of corruption scandals, had to include the players.
Copa America: Chile must be perfect to beat Argentina, says Gary Medel
Chile will have to put on a perfect display in the Copa America final to overcome Argentina and win the tournament for the first time, said Medel.
Barcelona loan defender Martin Montoya to Inter Milan
Barcelona say the Italian club can opt to buy the player at the end of the second season.
No Sepp Blatter, no problem say World Cup organisers
Players do not care who hands out trophies and the absence of Blatter will not have any impact on the Women's World Cup final, organisers said.
Peru beat Paraguay 2-0 to finish third in Copa America
Andre Carrillo and Paolo Guerrero each scored second-half goals to help Peru defeat Paraguay 2-0 in the third-place game at the Copa America on Friday.
Interview: Cahill picks Matic as Chelsea's go-to man in title win
"There have been numerous individual displays to talk about, but I think we should single out one of Nemanja Matic's," said Gary Cahill.
ISL: Atletico de Kolkata sign Spanish goalkeeper Juan Calatayud
Juan currently plays for Hungarian club Videoton FC as he would replace Apoula Edima Edel Bete who switched allegiance to Chennaiyin FC.
Sinisa Mihajlovic wants to AC Milan to be feared again
Mihajlovic became Milan's fourth coach in just over 18 months as he was presented alongside club president Silvio Berlusconi.
Colombia striker Radamel Falcao joins Chelsea on season-long loan
Falcao has clinched a deal to stay in the EPL at champions Chelsea on a season-long loan from Monaco despite a lackluster stint at Manchester United.
UEFA lifts Manchester City, PSG sanctions after clubs curb spending
UEFA's decision lets both clubs Manchester City and PSG spend more on player transfers and wages.
Silvio Berlusconi demands AC Milan return to Champions League
AC Milan president Berlusconi has demanded new coach Mihajlovic to lead the club back into the Champions League.
Winning Copa will make up for my dismal World Cup: Sergio Aguero
Aguero struggled for form and fitness throughout the World Cup, but has so far been impressive in Copa America this year with three goals so far.
Chile must focus on Argentina, not just Messi, says Claudio Bravo
I think that our focus is the team - that as a team we can control Leo and the other class players: Bravo
ISL: Mumbai City FC announce Nicolas Anelka as their manager
Mumbai City FC announced prolific French striker Nicolas Anelka accepting the dual role of marquee player-cum-manager for the Indian Super League (ISL) Season 2.
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