• Ranieri keeps faith with misfiring Vardy

    Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri insists he still has faith in Jamie Vardy despite the England forward's Premier League goal drought stretching to three months.

  • Chelsea apologises to abused former player

    English soccer club Chelsea issued a public apology to former striker Gary Johnson on Saturday for the sexual abuse he suffered as a young player and said it had been wrong to insist on a confidentiality clause when paying him compensation.

  • Wenger sees Sanchez making striking impression

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger foresees Alexis Sanchez staying in the striking role that brought him a hat-trick in the 5-1 victory over West Ham as long as the Chilean is scoring goals.

  • Lewandowski, Robben put Bayern back on top

    Robert Lewandowski strikes twice and Arjen Robben nets with a rare diving header as champions Bayern Munich come from a goal down to win 3-1 at Mainz 05 to reclaim top spot in the Bundesliga.

  • Carrick sees signs United are moving on from Fergie era

    Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick thinks he has seen signs in recent performances that the club might finally be set to move on from the Alex Ferguson era.

  • Rivals rule out final game against Chapecoense

    Chapecoense's opponents in the last game of the Brazilian league season said they would not play the match out of respect for the stricken club who lost most of their players in a plane crash.

  • El Clasico: Fans' view

    Real Madrid can open a nine-point lead over bitter rivals Barcelona at the top of La Liga by winning Saturday's 'Clasico' at the Nou Camp.

  • A touchline battle between Zidane and Enrique

    Despite being former midfield heroes for the clubs they now manage, Barcelona coach Luis Enrique and his Real Madrid counterpart Zinedine Zidane are afforded little credit for their achievements in management.

  • Baridhara hold BJMC

    Uttar Baridhara survived a wave of attacks to hold Team BJMC to a goalless draw in their JB Bangladesh Premier League encounter at Sheikh Fazlul Haque Moni Stadium in Gopalganj yesterday.

  • Mourinho lauds his players

    Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho lauded his players' "beautiful football" after they overwhelmed West Ham United 4-1 to set up a League Cup semifinal date with Hull City.

  • ‘It hurts me to drop players’

    Jose Mourinho said it hurt him to have to leave players out of his side after Manchester United swept aside West Ham United 4-1 to reach the semi-finals of the League Cup on Wednesday.

  • ‘Lack of urgency cost us League Cup semi-final’

    Arsene Wenger said Arsenal's lack of urgency early in the match and not his team selection was to blame for the London club's 2-0 League Cup quarter-final loss to Southampton.

  • Malaysia-Myanmar matches cancelled over Rohingya issue

    Malaysia's national soccer team has cancelled two friendly under-22 matches with Myanmar, in protest against the Southeast Asian nation's bloody crackdown on ethnic Rohingya Muslims, a team spokesman said on Thursday.

  • Cavani hits 100 but Zlatan comparisons persist

    Edinson Cavani scored his 100th goal in all competitions for Paris St Germain in their 2-0 Ligue 1 victory over Angers on Wednesday, but the Uruguay international still cannot escape the shadow cast by his predecessor Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

  • Barca held by Hercules, Real romp into last 16

    Barcelona were held 1-1 by lowly Hercules in their King's Cup last 32 first-leg match on Wednesday while Mariano scored a hat-trick as Real Madrid romped to a 6-1 second-leg victory over third-tier Cultural Leonesa and a 13-2 aggregate triumph.

  • Fans mass at Brazil to mourn dead players

    Thousands of Brazilians who had been expecting to spend Wednesday night cheering their beloved Chapecoense football team in its hour of glory were instead gathering at the home stadium to mourn dead players.

  • Gunners ousted, Man Utd sweep past West Ham

    Anthony Martial and Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice each to help Manchester United ease into the League Cup semifinals with a 4-1 home victory over West Ham United on Wednesday as Arsenal suffered a 2-0 home defeat by Southampton.

  • Nice back on top, PSG in second

    Nice returned to the top of Ligue 1 as Younes Belhanda's early goal downed Guingamp 1-0 away on Wednesday, while Paris St Germain moved above AS Monaco into second with a 2-0 home win over Angers.

  • El Clasico to hold minute's silence

    Saturday's blockbuster La Liga clash between Barcelona and Real Madrid will be preceded by a minute's silence for the 71 people killed in a plane crash that decimated the Brazilian football team Chapecoense.

  • Chapeco in mourning

    Thousands of grieving fans in green and white filled the Chapecoense stadium in remote southern Brazil on Tuesday, singing their team's praises and chanting one by one the names of players who lost their lives in a plane crash a day earlier.

  • Southgate handed four-year deal

    Gareth Southgate will lead England towards the 2018 World Cup and 2020 European Championship after being appointed permanent manager of the national team by the FA on Wednesday.

  • Bale goes under knife

    Real Madrid superstar Gareth Bale underwent an operation on Tuesday in London on his injured ankle that will likely see him ruled out of action for two months.

  • BPL returns to Gopalganj

    The Bangladesh Premier League returns to Gopalganj after two seasons as the 18th round of the top-tier league gets underway today at the Sheikh Fazlul Haque Moni Stadium.

  • Football mourns Brazilian players killed, lack of fuel suspected

    A plane that crashed in the mountains of Colombia, killing 71 people, including members of a Brazilian football team, may have run out of fuel, a Colombian military source told AFP.

  • Crash survivors undergo operations in Colombia

    Doctors treated traumatized survivors and an investigation was to get underway on Wednesday into an air crash that killed 71 people and wiped out Brazil's Chapecoense soccer team en route to a cup final in Colombia.

  • Narail put 10 past Magura

    Five teams -- Narail, Mymensingh, Satkhira, Rangpur and Khagrachari -- moved into the final round of JFA U-14 Women's National Football Cham-pionship after emerging as zonal champions at their respective venues yesterday.

  • 'The pain is terrible'

    The vice-president of the Brazilian club Chapecoense whose plane crashed in Colombia on Tuesday lamented that the tragedy had struck at the cruellest moment.

  • Tributes

    "This is a very, very sad day for football. At this difficult time our thoughts are with the victims, their families and friends.


    Eighteen players of the Torino football club, the best in the world at the time, are killed along with 13 other people when their plane crashes in the Basilica of Superga, near Turin, in the first such tragedy to strike the world of football.


    Brazil top division side Chapecoense were aboard the aircraft that crashed in Medellin, Colombia with 81 people on board.