In a stellar 12-year career, Lionel Messi has won the world player of the year award five times and broken endless goalscoring records, but he had never been named player of the month in Spain, until now....
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said Friday Gareth Bale will only return to competitive action when he is 100 percent fit as the Welshman continues his recovery from a calf injury....
Diego Costa will face a late test to prove his fitness ahead of Chelsea's meeting with Newcastle United this weekend after the forward broke his nose in training....
The baton passed from Eden Hazard to Riyad Mahrez in the second minute of Leicester City's 2-1 victory over Chelsea at the King Power Stadium in December....
England /
Premier League
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger appealed for fans not to stage protests during Sunday's top-of-the table clash against Leicester City as new supporter anger erupted....
Louis van Gaal has confessed he does not know if he will still be Manchester United manager should he fail to lead his team to a top four finish in the current campaign....
One year after he was racially abused by Chelsea fans at a Paris metro station, Souleymane Sylla has been invited to attend the Champions League rematch between Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain next Tuesday....
Spain /
Primera División
Valencia coach Gary Neville has pleaded with the club's disgruntled fans to turn up and support his struggling side when they face Espanyol at the Mestalla on Saturday....
Lionel Messi returned to training with Barcelona on Thursday after receiving treatment for kidney stones which affected his participation in December's Club World Cup....
Germany /
Bundesliga
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will hope to add to his phenomenal tally of 30 goals in all competitions already this season when Borussia Dortmund host Hanover in the Bundesliga on Saturday....
Bayer Leverkusen will be without Mexican striker Javier Hernandez for this weekend's Bundesliga match at Darmstadt with a torn buttock muscle, his club announced on Wednesday....
Italy /
Serie A
Gonzalo Higuain says Napoli have no intention of buckling under pressure as they continue their quest for a first Scudetto in 26 years with a hotly-anticipated visit to champions Juventus on Saturday....
Journeyman striker Alessandro Matri opened the floodgates for Lazio in an error-strewn 5-2 win over hapless Verona who were left rooted to the bottom of Serie A on Thursday....
France /
Ligue 1
Three of the suspects charged in the Mathieu Valbuena sex-tape blackmail affair involving France striker Karim Benzema have been released from custody, the public prosecutor in Versailles, near Paris, said on Friday....
The planned buyout by a mystery Saudi prince and a British businessman of French Ligue 1 side Nice has fallen through, club president Jean-Pierre Rivere revealed on Friday....
/
Champions League
One year after he was racially abused by Chelsea fans at a Paris metro station, Souleymane Sylla has been invited to attend the Champions League rematch between Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain next Tuesday....
Paris Saint-Germain coach Laurent Blanc insisted Saturday that negotiations with the Ligue 1 giants over a contract extension were advancing and were not linked to success in the Champions League....
Football
A meeting of the governing body for football in North America, Central America and the Caribbean (CONCACAF) ended here Friday with no decision over who the federation would back in the upcoming FIFA presidential election, a senior official said....
A FIFA tribunal on Friday banned former secretary general Jerome Valcke for 12 years for misconduct ranging from helping a World Cup ticket scam to fixing a television deal and destroying evidence....
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger appealed for fans not to stage protests during Sunday's top-of-the table clash against Leicester City as new supporter anger erupted....
Three of the suspects charged in the Mathieu Valbuena sex-tape blackmail affair involving France striker Karim Benzema have been released from custody, the public prosecutor in Versailles, near Paris, said on Friday....
Fabio Cannavaro was sacked from his role as manager of Saudi Arabian club Al-Nassr for "bad results" on Friday just four months after taking charge....
Louis van Gaal has confessed he does not know if he will still be Manchester United manager should he fail to lead his team to a top four finish in the current campaign....
One year after he was racially abused by Chelsea fans at a Paris metro station, Souleymane Sylla has been invited to attend the Champions League rematch between Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain next Tuesday....
In a stellar 12-year career, Lionel Messi has won the world player of the year award five times and broken endless goalscoring records, but he had never been named player of the month in Spain, until now....
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said Friday Gareth Bale will only return to competitive action when he is 100 percent fit as the Welshman continues his recovery from a calf injury....
Diego Costa will face a late test to prove his fitness ahead of Chelsea's meeting with Newcastle United this weekend after the forward broke his nose in training....