The United States will defend their Women's World Cup title next year, securing their berth with a 6-0 rout of Jamaica in the semi-finals of the CONCACAF regional qualifier on Sunday....
Helder Costa marked his Portugal debut with a goal as the European champions eased to a 3-1 friendly win over Scotland on Sunday....
Joachim Loew is facing the biggest crisis of his 12-year tenure as Germany's head coach after their embarrassing 3-0 defeat away to the Netherlands....
Lionel Messi "is not a leader," said Diego Maradona of the current Argentina talisman in an interview in Mexico....
Premier League
Gareth Southgate believes English players have been hampered by the Premier League starting so soon after the World Cup....
Jurgen Klopp says he does not want to be remembered as the "fun" Liverpool manager who failed to win silverware as expectations rise that the club can break their long trophy drought....
Aaron Ramsey plans to stay at Arsenal for the rest of this season and not make a cut-price January move after the collapse of contract talks with the Premier League club....
Champions League
French investigators are probing suspicions of match-fixing in Paris Saint-Germain's 6-1 win against Red Star Belgrade in the Champions League group stage on October 3, a source said Friday....
Napoli owner Aurelio De Laurentiis on Wednesday accused former coach Maurizio Sarri of only being interested in money and predicted that new manager Carlo Ancelotti was in for the long haul as the southerners chase a first Serie A title since 1990 and dream of Champions League success....
Napoli have been charged by UEFA after fans set off flares during the team's 1-0 win over Liverpool in the Champions League in Naples....
Europa League
Unai Emery's Arsenal cruised to a 3-0 victory away to Azeri champions Qarabag in the Europa League on Thursday, while Celtic slumped to a 3-1 defeat against Red Bull Salzburg....
Arsenal's Armenian midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan will miss Thursday's Europa League clash with Qarabag in Azerbaijan due to diplomatic tensions between the country and his homeland....
Alvaro Morata needs goals to boost his fragile confidence, said Chelsea coach Maurizio Sarri after the striker again failed to find the net in the Europa League match against PAOK in Greece....
Primera División
Barcelona's Belgian defender Thomas Vermaelen will be sidelined for around six weeks after picking up a right hamstring injury while on international duty, the Spanish giants said Monday....
Barcelona midfielder Arturo Vidal "lacked respect" for his teammates by complaining on social media about not playing enough, the club's sporting director Pep Segura said Thursday....
Bundesliga
The Bundesliga's bottom club VfB Stuttgart appointed former Schalke 04 coach Markus Weinzierl on Tuesday and gave him the task of trying to keep them in the top flight....
Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness affirmed Monday his strong support for coach Niko Kovac, as the Croat came under intense pressure over a winless run capped by a stinging 3-0 defeat at home....
Serie A
Genoa director Giorgio Perinetti said Saturday there was "no chance" the Serie A club would cash in on Polish ace Krzysztof Piatek by selling him during the January transfer window....
Italian champions Juventus on Thursday lost their appeal against a one-match closure of their south stand with a further suspended punishment added for racist chanting by fans towards Napoli's Senegalese defender Kalidou Koulibaly....
Football
Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr says he expects a challenging Africa Cup of Nations qualifier rematch against Libya on Tuesday despite trouncing the north Africans at the weekend....
Turkish prosecutors on Monday charged Barcelona player Arda Turan over a brawl with a prominent singer, asking for him to be sentenced to twelve-and-a-half years in jail....
Roberto Mancini got his first competitive win as Italy's journey back from the abyss of their World Cup qualifying failure began to take shape with a last-gasp 1-0 win over Poland in the Nations League....
Barcelona's Belgian defender Thomas Vermaelen will be sidelined for around six weeks after picking up a right hamstring injury while on international duty, the Spanish giants said Monday....
Sprint legend Usain Bolt says he's stunned after being handed a drug testing notice despite retiring from athletics and having no professional contract as he bids to launch a football career in Australia....
Slovakia coach Jan Kozak resigned on Sunday following a 2-1 defeat to the Czech Republic in the Nations League, the country's football federation said....
Arsenal centre-back Laurent Koscielny, who missed France's World Cup triumph in Russia due to injury, said on Sunday his international career was "finished"....
Gareth Southgate believes English players have been hampered by the Premier League starting so soon after the World Cup....
The United States will defend their Women's World Cup title next year, securing their berth with a 6-0 rout of Jamaica in the semi-finals of the CONCACAF regional qualifier on Sunday....
Helder Costa marked his Portugal debut with a goal as the European champions eased to a 3-1 friendly win over Scotland on Sunday....