A former English Premier League footballer is one of six players who have reportedly been arrested in the latest fixing scandal to hit the sport.
Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Franck Ribery will battle it out for the FIFA Ballon d'Or, football's most prestigious individual accolade.
The 2014 World Cup in Brazil has thrown up the chance for revenge and the opportunity for the apprentice to become the master.
Arsenal extended their lead at the top of the English Premier League, but only by a point as Everton earned a 1-1 draw at the Emirates on Sunday.
Manchester United's defense of the English Premier League title was dealt another hammer blow Saturday as David Moyes' slumping side were beaten 1-0 by Newcastle United at Old Trafford.
Bayern Munich's record breaking run continued Saturday with Werder Bremen crushed 7-0 by Pep Guardiola's European Champions.
Barcelona return to winning ways in the Spanish Cup while Juventus pull clear at the top of the Italian championship.
A grueling qualification campaign is over, and for 32 footballing nations the dreaming can begin.
Pele has backed Brazil to deliver a "fantastic" World Cup amid growing fears the country will not be ready in time to host football's showpiece event.
In his 11 years in charge at Goodison Park, David Moyes never witnessed an Everton victory at Old Trafford.
For the second time in less than a week European football is facing up to allegations of match fixing.
The shadow match fixing casts over football grew a shade darker Thursday after Britain's National Crime Agency confirmed seven arrests in an ongoing probe.
Gonzalo Higuain scored his first Serie A goals since October as third-placed Napoli earned a morale-boosting 4-2 win at Lazio on Monday.
Barcelona and Real Madrid have been fined for breaking Spain's anti-competition laws when agreeing a television deal for their domestic league and cup soccer matches.
Without talisman Lionel Messi Barcelona slipped to their second defeat in a week as their 1-0 reverse at Athletic Bilbao Sunday blew the Spanish title race open.
With the season only a third completed, Martin Jol became the third managerial casualty in the EPL as Fulham announced Sunday he had been sacked.
Gareth Bale netted his first hat-trick for Real Madrid in a 4-0 win against Real Valladolid at the Bernabeu on Saturday.
A first-half brace from Arjen Robben eased Bayern Munich to a 2-0 win over bottom-of-the-table Braunschweig at the Allianz Arena on Saturday to keep the reigning champions four points clear at the top of the Bundesliga.
The 2022 World Cup in Qatar has an unlikely backer -- Zahir Belounis.
Ryan Giggs is venturing where few footballers have gone before.
A former solider and concentration camp prison, the life and legacy of Kurt Landauer is honored by Bayern Munich.
Having been stuck in Qatar for two years over a pay dispute, soccer player Zahir Belounis is relieved that the nightmare is finally over.
As Iran's relations with the Western world seem to be thawing following a historic U.S. agreement over its nuclear production, sport is also doing its part to bring Tehran in from the cold.
A construction accident at the site of the Brazilian stadium that will host the opening match of the World Cup killed two workers, Sao Paulo officials said.
Manchester United produced a five star showing to book its place in the knockout phase of the Champions League Wednesday.
The French-Algerian football player stranded in Qatar for the past two years over a pay dispute has been given an exit permit to leave the country.
A fan of Dutch football team Ajax is in a serious condition in hospital after falling from the stands of the club's Amsterdam ArenA stadium on Tuesday.
Ten-man Ajax beat Barcelona 2-1 at the Amsterdam Arena in the Champions League on Tuesday evening to hand the Catalans their first defeat under coach Gerardo Martino.
Roma was unable to reclaim top spot in Serie A following a 0-0 draw Monday with Cagliari at the Stadio Olimpico.
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini bracketed his striker Sergio Aguero with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo as one of the "three best players in the world" after the Argentine led his side's 6-0 rout of Tottenham Hotspur Sunday.
It just had to be him.
Derby games can sometimes be dull, with space at a premium and scoring chances few.
Disciplinary proceedings were launched Friday against Croatia international Josip Simunic for alleged pro-Nazi chants.
The World Cup -- the greatest show on earth.
FIFA president Sepp Blatter has condemned working conditions in Qatar as "unacceptable" after an Amnesty International report claimed migrant worker abuse was rife in the country which will host the 2022 World Cup.
He is the player whose heart stopped beating for 78 minutes and who subsequently retired at the age of 24.
Cristiano Ronaldo's hat-trick booked Portugal's place at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil as the Real Madrid forward ensured Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be watching the tournament on television.
First he mocked him, then he praised him and now FIFA President Sepp Blatter has handed Cristiano Ronaldo his best chance of winning his second World Footballer of the Year award.
Lebron James has revealed an interest in joining forces with David Beckham to bring a new Major League Soccer (MLS) franchise to Miami.
A new report from Amnesty International finds that worker abuse is rife in Qatar's construction sector ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup
Cameroon joined Ivory Coast and Nigeria as African qualifiers for the World Cup finals with a 4-1 victory over Tunisia in Yaounde Sunday.
It was billed as a battle between Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, two of the top footballers in the world.
Less than a year before it stages the World Cup, Brazil is once again in the news for the wrong reasons.
Blood and urine transported from Rio de Janeiro to Lausanne.
It took Jordan two years, two group stages and a full 18 games to get to the brink of their first ever World Cup finals.
It should have been the proudest moment in his life -- instead Ahmed Abdul Zaher finds himself embroiled in controversy and his career in doubt after scoring the goal that helped his club win this year's African Champions League.
Never underestimate Brazil's love for football -- a lesson learned the hard way by a member of one of the world's biggest rock bands.
Swedish poster boy Zlatan Ibrahimovic has delivered again -- the Swedish Postal Service is to honor the Paris Saint-Germain forward with his own range of stamps.
Barcelona must do without the services of four-time World Player of the Year Lionel Messi for between six to eight weeks, the club said Monday.
Juventus moved to within a point of Serie A leaders Roma on Sunday night after a resounding 3-0 victory over Napoli in Turin.
Robin van Persie scored against his old club to give Manchester United a precious 1-0 win over Arsenal at Old Trafford on Sunday.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 23rd hat-trick for Real Madrid on Saturday as Real Sociedad were brushed aside 5-1 at the Bernabeu.
It was a routine display, a predictable result perhaps, but in beating Augsburg 3-0 on Saturday Bayern Munich created history registering a 37th consecutive Bundesliga game without defeat.
She has played football at the highest level for her country, and has returned to the top of her game after a career lull, but Park Eun-seon is suffering "humiliating" scrutiny of the most personal kind.
Arsenal means business.
The cancellation of a prestigious football business event in Brazil has reignited the argument over whether the country will be ready to host the World Cup in June.
Holders Bayern Munich equaled the record for successive Champions League wins held by their manager Pep Guardiola's former side Barcelona as they reached the knockout stages Tuesday.
Tottenham Hotspur medical staff were putting Hugo Lloris' life at risk by leaving him on the field after he suffered concussion at Everton, the former head doctor at Chelsea has told CNN.
Roma's hopes of a record-extending 11th successive Italian Serie A victory were thwarted Sunday by a team that hadn't won in six matches.
On one hand, Cristiano Ronaldo is still scoring goals for fun and Gareth Bale is starting to justify his mammoth transfer fee.
The last time Arsenal led the English Premier League by as much as five points, it was February 2008.
When you're on a roll, you generally get all the breaks.
Alexis Sanchez sealed Barcelona's victory in last weekend's El Clasico with an impudent goal and Friday gave them victory over Espanyol in the Catalan derby.
It's said nothing is certain in life except for death and taxes.
Roma became the first team in Serie A history to win its opening 10 games of the season after a 1-0 victory over bottom feeder Chievo, a result that also restored the Giallorossi's five-point advantage at the top of the table over Juventus and Napoli.
His wife advised him not to go. His friends said it was too dangerous. But in 2011 veteran American football coach Dan Gaspar ignored the warnings and traveled to the Islamic Republic of Iran -- Washington's longtime political nemesis -- to help Iran's national football team qualify for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
They are global sporting superstars, and they've got a story to tell.
Nobody would have predicted this.
A former professional footballer was killed and his severed head was found on the doorstep of his home by his wife, according to Rio de Janeiro police.
Cristiano Ronaldo provided the perfect riposte to FIFA president Sepp Blatter after scoring a hat-trick as Real Madrid beat Sevilla 7-3 on a night when Gareth Bale grabbed his first goals at the Bernabeu.
David Beckham stressed his desire to launch a new Major League Soccer franchise on Wednesday, as the former England captain revealed his passion about becoming a future club owner.
Is Sepp Blatter angling for another term as head of world football?
CSKA Moscow will play its next home European Champions League match with part of its stadium closed as punishment for racism offenses.
Time for a change?
Once again, the head of world soccer has put his foot in his mouth.
Brazilian striker Neymar marked his El Clasico debut with a goal as Barcelona beat Real Madrid 2-1 at the Nou Camp on Saturday to consolidate their lead at the top of La Liga.
Hoffenheim have failed in their bid to get their 2-1 Bundesliga home defeat to Bayer Leverkusen replayed despite the controversial 'ghost' goal scored by visiting striker Stefan Kiessling.
AS Roma set a new Serie A record with their ninth straight win from the start of the season after a 1-0 victory at Udinese Sunday.
Manchester United fans are used to dramatic finishes, but not against Stoke City at Old Trafford.
Bayern Munich maintained their unbeaten record in the Bundesliga with a hard-fought 3-2 win over Hertha Berlin at the Allianz Arena on Saturday.
For soccer's world governing body FIFA, it is an unwanted hat-trick.
France's controversial 75% tax for high earners drove award-winning actor Gerard Depardieu to take Russian citizenship.
UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against CSKA Moscow after Manchester City's Yaya Toure claimed he was abused by monkey chants from the stands in Wednesday's European Champions League encounter with the Russian club.
It's supposed to be known as the "Beautiful Game" but the ugly face of racism returned to haunt European football once again Wednesday.
Cristiano Ronaldo warmed up for Saturday's El Clasico by firing Real Madrid to victory over Juventus in the European Champions League.
It is the much-anticipated book many in football have been waiting for, while others have feared its publication.
The release of Alex Ferguson's autobiography was always likely to ruffle a few feathers, with the recently retired Manchester United manager aiming barbs at a number of his high profile former stars.
A late goal by Robert Lewandowski earned Borussia Dortmund a precious 2-1 win against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium in the Champions League Group F match on Tuesday night.
Shootings, attempted assassinations and intimidation - welcome to Libyan football in 2013.
If the "Old Lady" of Italian football needs a sharp reminder of where she wants to be, Wednesday's European Champions League clash should provide it.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic will go head-to-head for a place at the 2014 World Cup after Portugal and Sweden were drawn together in the European qualification playoffs.
Juventus are searching for answers after their unbeaten run is shattered by Fiorentina.
Childhood fan to man of the moment - Andros Townsend scores as Tottenham beat Aston Villa.
Real Madrid will head into a big week knowing the club's Spanish title bid is back on track and that one of its records will stand for at least another season.
It's not easy taking over from one of the greatest managers in football history, but David Moyes has been assured that one trophy in his debut season at Manchester United will be considered a success.
When he digests all the evidence, referee Felix Brych -- who is also a lawyer -- will probably admit he got things wrong in a Bundesliga football game Friday.
Coaching the Mexican national team is proving to be a difficult assignment.
Zahir Belounis' limbo existence is almost at end.