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Spain's Atletico Madrid are taking on a challenge tougher than winning La Liga -- developing football in cricket-mad Pakistan, where bat and ball are king, pitches come with stumps not goalposts, and even the prime minister is a former World Cup winner....
Jose Mourinho admitted Saturday that he once got round a two-match ban by hiding in a laundry basket so he could give a team-talk before a Champions League match....
Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri labelled his players mentally weak and difficult to motivate after losing 2-0 at Arsenal in a toothless performance on Saturday....
Match-winner Axel Witsel hailed Borussia Dortmund's hard-fought away win at RB Leipzig on Saturday which kept them six points clear of Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga title race....
Marcus Rashford has a claim to being the best striker currently playing in the Premier League as Harry Kane recovers from injury, Manchester United caretaker-manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has suggested....
Borussia Dortmund restored their six-point lead over Bayern Munich at the top of the Bundesliga on Saturday as Axel Witsel netted in their 1-0 away win at fourth-placed RB Leipzig....
Leeds United's lead at the top of the second-tier English Championship was cut to one point after a week of further spying revelations ended with a 2-1 loss away to Stoke City....
Former Germany international Marcell Jansen was on Saturday voted president of fallen Bundesliga giants Hamburg, who currently sit top of the second division in Germany....
Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani both scored hat-tricks as Paris Saint-Germain romped to their biggest-ever home win with a 9-0 Ligue 1 thrashing of Guingamp on Saturday....
Paul Pogba celebrated the birth of his first child by scoring a penalty to help defeat Brighton 2-1 at Old Trafford on Saturday as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer became the first Manchester United manager to win his opening seven games in charge....
Mohamed Salah twice benefited from good fortune as 10-man Liverpool showed the mental strength required of champions to beat Crystal Palace 4-3 and extend their lead at the top of the Premier League to seven points on a nervy afternoon at Anfield....
Casemiro's stunning long-range strike and a late goal from Luka Modric earned Real Madrid a 2-0 win over Sevilla on Saturday and a much-needed boost to their flailing title challenge in La Liga....
Stephan El Shaarawy struck the winner as Roma held off Torino 3-2 to move into the Champions League berths on Saturday as Serie A returned to action after a three-week winter break....
Borussia Moenchengladbach kept pace with Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga title race on Saturday with Alassane Plea netting in their 1-0 win at Bayer Leverkusen....
Germany winger Marco Reus has insisted he will never take the well-worn path of joining Bayern Munich from Borussia Dortmund as the bitter Bundesliga rivals remain locked in a battle for the title....
A further 11 Championship clubs have written to the English Football League to voice their concerns after Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa admitted spying on all his side's opponents this season...
China coach Marcello Lippi revealed a relaxed approach to penalty shoot-outs on Saturday but declared key man Wu Lei fit to face Thailand in their Asian Cup knockout tie....
Diogo Jota's hat-trick piled pressure on Leicester manager Claude Puel as the Wolves midfielder's last-gasp strike secured a thrilling 4-3 win on Saturday....
Crystal Palace have opened up their Selhurst Park stadium to rough sleepers seeking shelter from the winter weather, the English Premier League side said....
Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold is the latest star to commit his future to the Premier League leaders after signing a long-term contract....
He's the safe hands behind Iran's Asian Cup quest whose rags-to-riches story turned him into a national hero -- now giant goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand has become an internet smash....
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