Star striker David Villa, Spain's top goalscorer, Wednesday announced he will retire next month, ending a glittering career in which he won the World Cup, European Championships and Champions League....
England's plan to celebrate their 1,000th international by qualifying for Euro 2020 in serene style against Montenegro at Wembley on Thursday has been ripped up by Gareth Southgate's decision to drop Raheem Sterling....
A thrilling crop of young players has Euro 2020 in its sights as the Netherlands prepare for a return to the big stage, while Teemu Pukki's Finland are on the brink of their first ever major tournament....
Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic has withdrawn from the Croatia squad due to an Achilles injury, his club confirmed on Tuesday....
Premier League
Raheem Sterling has been dropped by England manager Gareth Southgate for Thursday's Euro 2020 qualifier against Montenegro after the hostilities between Manchester City and Liverpool spilled over into the England camp....
The day after Liverpool beat Manchester City in a crunch match where VAR decisions were hotly disputed, the Premier League leader's coach Jurgen Klopp and other top football figures have suggested improvement is needed to the fledgling system....
Unai Emery has been offered the backing of the Arsenal board for now, but has been warned that results must improve....
Primera División
Lionel Messi delivered an incredible dead-ball hat-trick on Saturday to steer Barcelona to a 4-1 victory over Celta Vigo and ease the pressure on his coach Ernesto Valverde....
Eden Hazard exploded into life and Karim Benzema continued his brilliant scoring run as Real Madrid delivered another goalfest on Saturday in a 4-0 demolition of Eibar....
Basque outfit Real Sociedad went top of Spain's La Liga on Friday thanks to a 1-1 draw at home against bottom side Leganes....
Bundesliga
Borussia Moenchengladbach maintained their four-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga Sunday as new-dad Patrick Herrmann scored twice in their emphatic 3-1 home win over Werder Bremen....
Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has revealed club bosses decided to part company with head coach Niko Kovac because some of their stars wanted him out....
Mainz sacked Sandro Schwarz as head coach on Sunday after more than two years in charge, making him the third boss to be dismissed by a Bundesliga club in the last week....
Serie A
Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly left the Allianz Stadium before the final whistle of Juventus' 1-0 Serie A win over AC Milan on Sunday after being substituted for the second match in a week....
Radja Nainggolan inspired Cagliari to a 5-2 win over Fiorentina as the Sardinians continued their fine form to move third in Serie A on Sunday....
Nicolo Barella scored his first league goal for Inter Milan to secure a 2-1 win over Verona which put Antonio Conte's side top of Serie A on Saturday....
Championship
Cardiff manager Neil Warnock has left his position by mutual consent, the club announced on Monday with the Welsh side languishing 14th in the Championship table....
Michael O'Neill made a winning debut as manager of Stoke City on Saturday with a 4-2 win over fellow Championship strugglers Barnsley declaring himself delighted with the response of the players....
Championship strugglers Stoke announced Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill as their new manager on a three-and-a-half year contract on Friday....
Champions League
Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has revealed club bosses decided to part company with head coach Niko Kovac because some of their stars wanted him out....
Ajax winger David Neres has been ruled out of action "until the winter break" with a knee injury, his coach Erik ten Hag said on Friday....
Bayer Leverkusen belatedly breathed life into their Champions League campaign by recording their first points of the group stage with a 2-1 victory at home to Atletico Madrid on Wednesday....
Europa League
Manchester United offered a small glimpse into what could be a promising future as the attacking triumvirate of Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood all scored in a comfortable 3-0 Europa League win over Partizan Belgrade in midweek....
Celtic and Rangers gave Scottish football a badly-needed shot in the arm after a famous night for the Glasgow giants as they defeated Lazio and Porto respectively in the Europa League....
Teenager Mason Greenwood scored as Manchester United cruised into the Europa League last 32 with a 3-0 win over Partizan Belgrade at Old Trafford on Thursday, while Celtic stunned Lazio with a last-gasp goal in Rome to progress....
AFC Champions League
World Cup winner Fabio Cannavaro moved a step closer to AFC Champions League glory as his Guangzhou Evergrande side stunned Asian champions Kashima Antlers Wednesday on away goals to reach the semi-finals....
Top Qatar club Al Sadd bounced back from their first leg loss to win 3-1 on Monday and oust Saudi giants Al Nassr in an AFC Champions League quarter-final....
Football
Belgian champions Genk said Tuesday they had sacked coach Felice Mazzu after slipping to ninth place in the table following a disappointing start to the season....
Raheem Sterling has been dropped by England manager Gareth Southgate for Thursday's Euro 2020 qualifier against Montenegro after the hostilities between Manchester City and Liverpool spilled over into the England camp....
The day after Liverpool beat Manchester City in a crunch match where VAR decisions were hotly disputed, the Premier League leader's coach Jurgen Klopp and other top football figures have suggested improvement is needed to the fledgling system....
Cardiff manager Neil Warnock has left his position by mutual consent, the club announced on Monday with the Welsh side languishing 14th in the Championship table....
Unai Emery has been offered the backing of the Arsenal board for now, but has been warned that results must improve....
Italy coach Roberto Mancini said on Monday he would not name Mario Balotelli in a national squad simply to make a statement against racism....
Star striker David Villa, Spain's top goalscorer, Wednesday announced he will retire next month, ending a glittering career in which he won the World Cup, European Championships and Champions League....
England's plan to celebrate their 1,000th international by qualifying for Euro 2020 in serene style against Montenegro at Wembley on Thursday has been ripped up by Gareth Southgate's decision to drop Raheem Sterling....
A thrilling crop of young players has Euro 2020 in its sights as the Netherlands prepare for a return to the big stage, while Teemu Pukki's Finland are on the brink of their first ever major tournament....
Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic has withdrawn from the Croatia squad due to an Achilles injury, his club confirmed on Tuesday....