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  • VIOLA to name training ground after astori

    Serie A club Fiorentina announced that their training ground will be renamed in tribute to former captain Davide Astori, who died aged

  • Foot ball

    Bangladesh win football gold

    Bangladesh Unified Football Team became champions in the regional games of the Special Olympics [Middle East North Africa (MENA)]

  • Lionel Messi

    Messi to rethink int'l retirement after WC?

    Lionel Messi's track record as a professional has encompassed just about every imaginable accolade, but one that has eluded him and

  • 'I believe nobody is better than me'

    Cristiano Ronaldo says the key to his staggering success is believing nobody is better than he is -- and he advised his Portuguese

  • Ord's first test today

    Bangladesh coach Andrew Ord is looking forward to finalising his playing eleven and fine-tune the style he wants his team to play

  • Cristiano Ronaldo

    'I always believe that I’m the best’

    Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo was named the best Portuguese player of 2017 and he hits back at his critics in customary manner after winning yet another individual award.

  • Pogba can't be happy at United: Deschamps

    France coach Didier Deschamps says that Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba "can't be happy" with his current situation at Old Trafford.

  • Lionel Messi

    Messi shows off dance move after Bilbao goal

    Lionel Messi shows off a dance move to celebrate his goal against Athletic Bilbao.

  • It's a boy for Bastian and Ana

    Former Germany football captain Bastian Schweinsteiger and one-time world tennis number one Ana Ivanovic were celebrating the birth

  • Napoli stay in the hunt

    Spanish defender Raul Albiol headed in the winner as a 1-0 victory over Genoa on Sunday kept Napoli's Serie A title hopes alive, closing the gap on leaders Juventus to two points.

  • Cristiano Ronaldo

    'Outrageous' Ronaldo has Messi in his sights

    After an uncharacteristically slow start to the season which provoked questions about his longevity, Cristiano Ronaldo has roared back to life with a torrent of goals and now has La Liga's top scorer award in his sights.

  • Girogio Chiellini

    Chiellini doubtful for Real clash

    Italy's Giorgio Chiellini has a hamstring injury that will rule the defender out of friendly internationals against Argentina and England, the Italian federation said on Monday.

  • Cristiano Ronaldo

    Ronaldo hits four in thrilling 6-3 win

    Cristiano Ronaldo continues his scorching scoring run by bagging four goals in Real Madrid's hugely entertaining 6-3 La Liga win over Girona.

  • Mo can succeed Messi: Klopp

    Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes comparisons between Mohamed Salah and Barcelona's five-time Ballon d'Or

  • Messi shines in Bilbao win

    Lionel Messi delivered another masterful performance as Barcelona sailed past Athletic Bilbao 2-0 on Sunday to take an 11-point

  • Sevilla suffer Utd hangover

    Sevilla crashed to a 2-1 league defeat to Leganes on Sunday just days after they pulled off the surprise elimination of

  • Mistakes better than nightmare of VAR: Poch

    Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino branded the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system that will be used at the

  • 'No personality, no class, only fear'

    Jose Mourinho launched an astonishing verbal tirade against his Manchester United players after they reached the FA

  • Booters fly for Thailand today

    The national football team will fly out for Thailand today for the final preparation phase before taking on Laos in a

  • 'I think my teacher will understand'

    There's a new 'New Neymar' in town and his name is Rodrygo Goes, the prodigious teenage sensation currently causing

  • Magic Batshuayi strike seals narrow win

    A superb goal off the outside of his boot by Michy Batshuayi gave Borussia Dortmund a 1-0 win over Hanover on Sunday and kept them third in the Bundesliga.

  • Icardi hits four to break 100-goal mark

    Captain Mauro Icardi scored four goals to break through the 100-goal mark in Serie A as Inter Milan returned to the top four with a 5-0 rout of Sampdoria on Sunday.

  • Late Alves goal gives PSG win at Nice

    With Paris Saint-Germain struggling to find inspiration, veteran defender Dani Alves did a surprising impersonation of injured compatriot Neymar to score the winner in Nice on Sunday.

  • Mourinho blasts 'lack of personality' in FA Cup win, Spurs also in semis

    Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho blasts his under-performing side once more despite reaching the FA Cup semi-finals as goals from Romelu Lukaku and Nemanja Matic saw off Brighton 2-0.

  • Salah can pass Messi?

    Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes comparisons between Mohamed Salah and Barcelona's five-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi are premature, but that the Egyptian is on his way to one day becoming the best player in the world.

  • I'm less selfish now: Messi

    Lionel Messi's form keeps dazzling fans around the world, and has continued to do that for over a decade thanks to some changes in his

  • VAR approved for World Cup

    Video assistant referee technology (VAR) will make its debut at the World Cup in Russia this summer despite lingering opposition from

  • Alonsos join select group

    The Alonso family have entered a select group of families that have seen three consecutive generations be selected for its national

  • Ord happy with Qatar camp, but strikers?

    The Bangladesh national football team is currently undergoing a long-term training camp. They have just returned from a two-week

  • Eriksen powers Spurs into semis

    Christian Eriksen proved Tottenham can thrive without Harry Kane as the Dane's double sent them into the FA Cup semifinals with a 3-