Just like that, another international break is over and it is back to club football until next month. But as we prepare for that, we’re asking what is the worst thing about these fixtures? Lewis Ambrose The lack of high profile matches, at least on paper. A month ago the
Monday night was yet more proof that footballers don’t know anything about football. The annual FIFPro World XI was announced at a glitzy ceremony in Milan with professionals from all over the globe picking their best team of the year. They got it very, very wrong, so we asked our
Julio Jones has been seeking a contract extension from the Atlanta Falcons all summer, and the star wide receiver finally got his wish one day before the start of the regular season. Jones and the Falcons have agreed to a three-year extension worth roughly $66 million, according to multiple reports.
Villarreal midfielder Santi Cazorla is hoping to face his former side Arsenal in the Europa League semi-finals. The Spaniard left Emirates Stadium at the end of last season after an injury-hit six-year stint in London and returned for a third spell at Estadio de la Ceramica. Villarreal take on LaLiga
Leroy Sane might not be the most versatile player in the Manchester City squad but Pep Guardiola believes he is the best out-and-out winger in world football. Sane came off the bench against his former club Schalke on Wednesday, firing home a sensational 30-yard free-kick to inspire a 3-2 comeback
Pep Guardiola has rejected suggestions by UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin that he disrespected European football’s governing body by not attending this week’s VAR summit. Video assistants will be used to help officiate on contentious decisions during the last-16 ties in the Champions League. At a summit in Frankfurt on Monday, only head
TEHRAN – Iran national football team forward Sardar Azmoun has played down his side’s tag as ‘one of the favorites to win the AFC Asian Cup’ underway in the UAE. Team Melli are going to bring an end to 43-year title drought in the competition but the striker believes that
We’ve got another red hot batch of transfer gossip for you and who knows? We might even see a completed deal or two on Wednesday. Real talk Spanish outlet Sport claim Arsenal have made a €15m for Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas. Roma are also said to be interested in
Premier League has strongly rejected a proposal that the number of foreign players playing in England’s top flight should be reduced. The FA is reportedly keen to reduce the quota of foreign players playing in English football but the Premier League rejected the suggestion. The United Kingdom is in the
Amid rumors that Edwin Van der Saar could be Manchester United’s new director of football, the former goalkeeper has ruled himself out of any such role. He is currently the general director at Ajax. In fact, the Dutchman described reports linking him to the job as “nonsense” and said his
Football is “full of dinosaurs” says Mansfield Town chief Carolyn Radford, who claims she is patronised by other clubs’ executives “all the time”. The 36-year-old, who has run the League Two club since 2011, was one of only seven female chief executives across the Premier League and EFL last season.
Monaco goalkeeper Danijel Subasic has followed Mario Mandzukic and Vedran Corluka into international retirement after a nine-year Croatia career. The 33-year-old revealed his mind was made up prior to a string of impressive performances at the World Cup in Russia. Vital saves in shootout wins over Denmark and Russia helped
Wayne Rooney sprinted back from the edge of the penalty area, made a goal-saving sliding tackle, then got up and provided a 96th-minute winner in a dramatic DC United victory. The MLS side’s keeper David Ousted went up for a late corner, so his net was empty as 10-man Orlando
Ehrenfeld is a part of Cologne, Germany, renowned for its multi-cultural community. Senol, working behind the till at one newsagents by the train station, represents just that. About half a century ago, his family uprooted from Turkey and came to Germany as guest workers after a labour shortage. Some 60
It hardly caused a ripple in the news cycle when, on Tuesday, football returned to Russia as quickly as it had left. The second-tier Football National League began its 2018-19 season fewer than 48 hours after the end of the World Cup and, amid a sprawling list of competitors that
Eight-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt is in talks for a trial to play football in Australia, his agent says. The Jamaican former sprinter, 31, is negotiating a six-week stint with the Central Coast Mariners, a team in the country’s A-League competition. Club officials said “if all goes well”, Bolt could