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  • Mancini wants Italy's rebirth

    Newly appointed Italy manager Roberto Mancini wants his Italy to represent 'rebirth' and insisted Calcio philosophy was in some ways more successful than Brazil.


    Mesut Ozil and Ilkay Gundogan met Germany president Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Saturday in a series of clear the air talks following their controversial photos alongside Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

  • I'll never change, Conte warns

    Antonio Conte has warned Chelsea he will never change his demanding ways as the FA Cup winning boss waits to discover if he will be sacked.

  • Real warm up for CL final with draw

    Real Madrid's final Champions League rehearsal was running perfectly on Saturday until Cristiano Ronaldo was substituted and Villarreal scored twice to snatch a 2-2 draw.

  • Tuchel excited to work with 'artist' Neymar

    New Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel insisted that Neymar is "an artist" and admitted that the Brazilian would need "special treatment" as he looked forward to starting his new role.

  • 'From kid to legend'

    Fernando Torres scored twice on an emotional final outing for Atletico Madrid on Sunday but was denied a victorious farewell as Eibar snatched a 2-2 draw.

  • Jose Mourinho

    Mourinho bemoans losing at his own game to Chelsea's Conte

    Manchester United Jose Mourinho bemoans old foe Antonio Conte's tactics as his side failed to breakdown Chelsea's defensive wall in losing the FA Cup final 1-0.

  • Salah needs to play 15 more years to match Ronaldo, Klopp insists

    The Liverpool gaffer, Jurgen Klopp, says that his star man Mohamed Salah has a long way to go until he can be compared to Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.

  • Bayern Munich players at the end of the match. Photo: AFP

    Heynckes denies Bayern are 'bad losers' after shock cup defeat

    JuppHeynckes was forced to deny Bayern Munich are bad losers after their shock 3-1 defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt in the German Cup final ruined his final game as manager.

  • Cristiano Ronaldo,Marcelo and Gareth Bale during the match against Villarreal. Photo: AFP

    Ronaldo and Bale score in Real draw

    Real Madrid's final Champions League rehearsal was running perfectly until Cristiano Ronaldo is substituted and Villarreal score twice to snatch a 2-2 draw.

  • Loew feels for Goetze

    Germany coach Joachim Loew has said he regrets telling Mario Goetze to 'show the world you're better than (Lionel) Messi' during the Brazil 2014 final as the midfielder has since struggled to live up to his billing as a World Cup winner.

  • Hazard gives Chelsea Cup joy

    Chelsea beat Manchester United 1-0 to lift the FA Cup thanks to Eden Hazard's penalty at Wembley on Saturday to salvage a disappointing season.

  • Flamengo suspend Guerrero

    Rio de Janeiro football giants Flamengo on Friday suspended the contract of Peru captain Paolo Guerrero following a doping scandal that has ruled him out of the World Cup.

  • Areola keen to stay at PSG

    Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Alphonse Areola says he intends to stay and fight for the number one shirt despite talk of Italy great Gianluigi Buffon joining the French champions.

  • Parma's amazing return

    Chinese-owned club Parma have returned to Italy's Serie A, securing a third successive promotion after being dumped into the fourth division following a series of financial crisis which led to bankruptcy.

  • Barca honour Iniesta

    Barcelona bid their official farewell to long-time captain Andres Iniesta with an event at Camp Nou that highlighted the legendary midfielder's role in the team's tremendous success over the past decade.

  • 'It's all in the mind'

    French midfielder Paul Pogba says he and his France teammates must approach the World Cup finals in June with the right mind-set as that counts more than technical ability.

  • Tearful Buffon bids farewell

    Italy great Gianluigi Buffon played his final game for Juventus on Saturday before tearfully exiting after a trophy-laden 17-year career in a 2-1 win over already relegated Verona.

  • SAFF final target set for Day

    New coach Jamie Day has been set the target of taking Bangladesh to the SAFF Championship final, national teams' committee (NTC) chairman Kazi Nabil Ahmed revealed yesterday.

  • ‘Focus on mindset, not just technique’

    French midfielder Paul Pogba says he and his France team-mates must approach the World Cup finals in June with the right mindset as that counts more than technical ability.

  • I'll never hate Chelsea fans, says Mourinho

    Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says he can never hate Chelsea fans.

  • Ramos releases debut single

    Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos's goalscoring record in big games shows he is used to being something of a solo act and yesterday he

  • Foot ball

    'Trickery led to France-Brazil final in 1998'

    Disgraced former UEFA president Michel Platini has sensationally admitted to a "little skulduggery" in rigging the draw to ensure Brazil and France could not meet until the final of the 1998 World Cup, where he was organising committee president.

  • Foot ball

    Chelsea seek cup salvation

    Desperate to end a dismal season on a high note, troubled Chelsea manager Antonio Conte needs Eden Hazard to ride to his rescue in Saturday's FA Cup final against Manchester United.

  • Zinedine Zidane

    Ronaldo 120 per cent fit for final: Zidane

    Zinedine Zidane has declared Cristiano Ronaldo "120 percent" fit ahead of the Champions League final and says Real Madrid's star player is available to face Villarreal in La Liga on Saturday.

  • FIFA World Cup 2018

    Marseille star Dimitri Payet was left out of France's World Cup squad announced by coach Didier Deschamps on Thursday, completing a miserable 24 hours for the playmaker.

  • Platini admits 'skulduggery' to rig 1998 World Cup draw

    Disgraced Michel Platini sensationally admits to a "little skulduggery" in rigging the draw to ensure Brazil and France could not meet until the final of the 1998 World Cup, where he was organising committee president.

  • Arsene Wenger

    Wenger, still in 'shock', sets deadline for future plans

    Arsene Wenger admits he is still in shock after the curtain finally came down on his 22-year-reign as Arsenal manager.

  • Sergio Aguero

    Aguero says he is ready to play his best World Cup

    Argentina striker Sergio Aguero says that he feels "like new" and is ready to play his "best World Cup" in Russia despite struggling in recent months with a knee injury.

  • Eder

    Eder and Nani miss out on Portugal World Cup squad

    Forwards Eder and Nani were surprise absentees from Portugal's World Cup squad with national team coach Fernando Santos opting instead for the youth of Andre Silva and Goncalo Guedes to play alongside superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.