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100 million and counting: Cristiano Ronaldo's Facebook fan club updated 3 days ago

He might be fighting it out with Lionel Messi for the title of the world's top soccer player, but Cristiano Ronaldo is in a league of his very own when it comes to social media followers.

Where has "Super" Mario gone? Balotelli's battle to fulfill potential updated 3 days ago

One goal in eight matches for new club Liverpool, and dumped by the Italian national team.

Inter Milan owner Erick Thohir: Why Italian football needs to change -- or 'die' updated 5 days ago

In a city where style is king, a Milanese football giant is in urgent need of a makeover, according to the Indonesian tycoon who has taken on the challenge.

Serbia and Albania game abandoned after drone invasion sparks brawl updated 5 days ago

Ethnic tensions in the Balkans and an incident involving a drone led to the abandonment of a major European international football game Tuesday.

Albanian prime minister's brother 'disgusted' by drone allegations updated 5 days ago

It's a plot twist that even a thriller writer might have struggled to come up with during Serbia's European qualifying clash with Albania in Belgrade.

Odegaard makes history as European qualifying's youngest player at 15 updated 7 days ago

Few 15-year-olds can claim to make history, but Martin Odegaard is fast accumulating a clutch of firsts in football.

Lionel Messi misses penalty as Brazil defeats Argentina, Suarez returns updated 9 days ago

Lionel Messi missed a penalty as Brazil defeated Argentina 2-0 in the Superclasico de Las Americas friendly fixture in Beijing Saturday.

Germany humbled by Poland in Euro 2016 qualifier updated 9 days ago

Poland defeated Germany for the first time in it's footballing history Saturday thanks to goals from Arkadiusz Milik and Sebastian Mila.

Can the empire strike back?: England football chief plots brighter future updated 10 days ago

It's a problem which is there in black and white.

Ebola fears sideline Guinea football star updated 10 days ago

Guinea star Lass Bangoura pulled out of a key African Cup of Nations match against Ghana Saturday because his club teammates feared he could contract Ebola.

India's new pro soccer league kicks off, but will it score with fans? updated 11 days ago

On Sunday, about 100,000 Indian spectators -- including a bevy of India's top celebrities and corporate bigwigs -- will pack into a stadium to watch two teams go at each other with everything they've got.

Roma chief eyes new overseas empire for Italian football updated 11 days ago

James Pallotta has already begun a revolution at Roma -- now he wants Italian football to take over the world with overseas Serie A matches.

Five sporting feuds of the moment updated 14 days ago

Everyone loves a sporting feud.

Chelsea stays top of EPL after managerial spat boils over updated 15 days ago

Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho's managerial spat overshadowed Chelsea's 2-0 win over Arsenal Sunday to extend its lead at the top of the EPL.

Bravo! Barcelona goalkeeper sets new La Liga record updated 16 days ago

Barcelona are known for scoring truckloads of goals, but the Catalan side were celebrating their miserliness on Saturday as goalkeeper Claudio Bravo set a new La Liga record for time spent on the pitch without conceding.

Rio Ferdinand: Soccer authorities must get ruthless on racism updated 18 days ago

Get ruthless. That is Rio Ferdinand's message to soccer's authorities in the fight to tackle the scourge of racism.

Rio Ferdinand: Alex Ferguson not to blame for Manchester United failures updated 19 days ago

Rio Ferdinand was one of the world's top defenders -- now he's turned his hand to defending the reputation of his former manager Alex Ferguson.

Michel Platini breaks silence over Garcia investigation updated 19 days ago

Michel Platini has broken his silence over FIFA's refusal to publish the long-awaited report into the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

Champions League: Real Madrid survives Lugodorets scare updated 19 days ago

Ludogorets Razgrad may only have been founded 13 years ago but on Wednesday it stood on the brink of the biggest result in its brief history.

FIFA own-goal? Why women weren't good enough for World Cup report updated 20 days ago

Sepp Blatter once suggested women footballers should wear tighter shorts -- now his organization, FIFA, has been accused of blatant sexism in its selection of the person to lead an investigation into the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

Beyonce, Jay-Z and David Beckham -- at a football game? updated 20 days ago

They're three of the world's biggest superstars -- but few would have expected to see them together taking in a football match in Paris.

Meet football's answer to Tintin: Barcelona and PSG's comic hero updated 21 days ago

Meet football's answer to Tintin.

Messi nets 400th career goal as Barca thrash Granada updated 23 days ago

It's a landmark that most players can only dream of, but for Lionel Messi it was just a matter of time.

'Come Home Ronaldo' beg Man Utd fans with latest flying banner updated 23 days ago

Given their woeful defending of late you'd think Manchester United fans would want a decent center back to come to the club not another star forward -- albeit one of the world's best.

Jerome Champagne: Sepp Blatter is 'not a dictator' updated 25 days ago

Jerome Champagne, the only candidate currently standing against FIFA president Sepp Blatter, is resolutely refusing to take the gloves off against his rival in the race to decide who will lead football's world governing body.

FIFA: Michael Garcia wants World Cup bidding report to be made public updated 26 days ago

American lawyer Michael Garcia breaks ranks with FIFA by insisting his report on soccer World Cup bidding process should be made public.

The never-ending match: Liverpool and Middlesbrough's epic penalty shootout updated 26 days ago

Liverpool and Middlesbrough contested a marathon penalty shootout which was won 14-13 by the Premier League side after both teams had taken 15 spot kicks.

Soccer injury? All you need is cheese updated 28 days ago

When it comes to curing soccer injuries all you need is cheese, according to coach Felix Magath.

Mario Balotelli: Police probe racist abuse directed at Liverpool striker after tweet updated 29 days ago

Racist abuse on social media shows no sign of diminishing in European football after British police launched an investigation into abusive tweets sent to Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli.

Manchester United suffers fresh humiliation at Leicester City updated 29 days ago

Last weekend Louis Van Gaal was hailing the beginning of a "new era" at Manchester United after a rout of QPR.

Cristiano Ronaldo scores treble as Real Madrid puts eight goals past Deportivo updated 30 days ago

Cristiano Ronaldo nets a hat-trick as Real Madrid scores eight goals against Deportivo la Coruna.

English Premier League: Liverpool beaten again, Arsenal bounces back updated 30 days ago

Liverpool beaten 3-1 by West Ham in English Premier League, while Arsenal bounces back with 3-0 win at Aston Villa.

Ligue 1: Brandao handed six-month ban for Motta headbutt updated 31 days ago

Brazilian-born striker Brandao had been handed a six-month ban for headbutting Paris St Germain midfielder Thiago Motta at Parc des Princes on August 16.

London's Wembley Stadium to host Euro 2020 final updated 32 days ago

Just like a Rolling Stone ... It's football's answer to rock and roll's arena tours.

Jonas Gutierrez battling testicular cancer updated 33 days ago

The world of football has rallied around Jonas Gutierrez as the Argentine fights testicular cancer.

Champions League: Bayern Munich defeats Manchester City updated 33 days ago

Bayern Munich defeats Manchester City in the Champions League.

Talent spotting: Five stars in the making updated 33 days ago

The Champions League is back -- but do you know who the rising stars of this year's competition are likely to be?

Champions League: Captain Gerrard spares Liverpool's blushes updated 34 days ago

Drama and Liverpool go hand to hand in the European Champions League.

Champions League: Everything you need to know updated 35 days ago

The Champions League is back and we can't wait to get started.

First win of season for Louis Van Gaal's Manchester United updated 36 days ago

"This is the start of the new Manchester United," trumpeted Louis Van Gaal after his expensively rebuilt side kick started its Premier League campaign.

La Liga: Atletico edge Real in Madrid derby updated 37 days ago

They have long played second fiddle to their more illustrious city rivals, but Atletico Madrid took another giant step out of Real Madrid's shadow on Saturday with a 2-1 win at the Bernabeu.

English Premier League: Demichelis earns draw for Man City against Arsenal updated 37 days ago

A late Martin Demichelis header salvaged a point for Manchester City against Arsenal in an entertaining 2-2 draw at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday.

Martin Odegaard: European football's most coveted 15-year-old updated 41 days ago

He's just 15 and the world is seemingly already at his feet.

Netherlands suffer shock loss to Czechs in Euro qualifier updated 41 days ago

No one in the Netherlands will be panicking just yet but this isn't how the Dutch wanted to start their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign.

Euro 2016: England and Spain off to winning starts updated 42 days ago

Could England be the team which comes from nowhere to win the European Championship finals in 2016?

Germany return with a win updated 43 days ago

A new look Germany got their European Championship qualification campaign off to a winning start by beating Scotland 2-1 in Dortmund.

France beat Spain as World Cup hangover lingers updated 46 days ago

After the inquisition, the exhibition -- or an exhibition game at the very least.

Human rights workers go missing in Qatar updated 46 days ago

The human rights record of 2022 World Cup hosts Qatar is under the spotlight again after two Nepalese-British workers "disappeared in Doha following harassment by the police," according to a non-governmental organization.

Team USA defeats Czech Republic as Klinsmann eyes 2018 World Cup updated 47 days ago

Look out Russia -- Team USA is coming.

Radamel Falcao seals loan move to Manchester United updated 48 days ago

They may be winless in competitive fixtures so far this season, but Manchester United scored a victory of sorts on European football's transfer deadline day.

Radamel Falcao: Everything you need to know updated 49 days ago

Who is #Falcao?

Liverpool swat Spurs aside updated 50 days ago

Mario Balotelli didn't score but, once again, it was still all about him.

English Premier League: Chelsea beat Everton to maintain 100% record updated 51 days ago

Others may already be faltering, but Chelsea march on.

Champions League draw: Real Madrid lands minnow Ludogorets updated 52 days ago

Real Madrid, the kings of Europe, will take on a team living one of the greatest fairytale stories in Bulgarian football history.

Referee! How Wilson Raj Perumal made football pay the penalty updated 53 days ago

Who'd be a referee? When the crowd aren't getting on your back you've got the players acting up or giving you an earful.

Champions League: Moti delivers Ludogorets fairytale updated 54 days ago

It is a football fairytale even Hollywood scriptwriters might view as stretching the bounds of credibility.

Champions League: Sanchez delivers as nervy Arsenal reach group stages updated 54 days ago

Football clubs spend big money on big players to deliver on the biggest stage.

U.S. lawsuit targets FIFA's rules on player concussions updated 54 days ago

A group of current and former soccer players has filed a lawsuit against FIFA, claiming football's world governing body isn't doing enough to manage the issue of concussion in the game.

How much of a fix is football in? updated 55 days ago

Recent revelations in print and now on television by convicted match fixer Wilson Raj Perumal are once again throwing the spotlight onto match-fixing in football.

Wilson Raj Perumal: The man who fixed football updated 55 days ago

He rose from humble beginnings, worked his way through the local leagues before graduating to become a major player on the international stage, netting him millions of dollars along the way.

Manchester United signs Angel Di Maria for British record fee updated 55 days ago

Manchester United needs a miracle to win the league title this year according to manager Louis van Gaal -- so what better way to start off than with the arrival of an angel.

Mario Balotelli signs for Liverpool updated 56 days ago

Look out Liverpool, Mario Balotelli has arrived.

CAF sends out warning after Cameroonian player killed updated 57 days ago

African football has been warned it "cannot be the breeding ground for hooliganism," after a Cameroonian player was killed during a league match on Saturday.

Messi shines in Barca win updated 57 days ago

Barcelona put a turbulent few months behind them by sweeping aside Elche 3-0 at the Nou Camp in their opening game of the Spanish season.

Poor Man Utd held by Sunderland updated 57 days ago

Manchester United's poor start to the season continued with a lackluster 1-1 draw against Sunderland.

English Premier League: Ramsey and Giroud salvage draw for Arsenal updated 58 days ago

We are only two games into a new English Premier League season, but with seven minutes to go in their match against Everton, some Arsenal fans may have been quietly writing off their team's title chances.

Libya pulls out of hosting 2017 Africa Cup of Nations updated 58 days ago

Libya has withdrawn as hosts of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations tournament because of ongoing security issues in the country, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has announced.

Bayern start Bundesliga season with win updated 59 days ago

Bayern Munich started where they left off last season by beating Wolfsburg 2-1 in the curtain raise to the German Bundesliga.

UEFA sanction Russia over Crimea updated 59 days ago

UEFA will not recognize any Russian soccer matches involving teams from the disputed region of Crimea.

Tiny Eibar take on Spanish soccer's big guns Real Madrid and Barcelona updated 60 days ago

"We are like one grain of sand against a whole beach." Eibar fan Unai Eraso.

Champions League: Celtic's second chance still alive updated 61 days ago

Do you believe in second chances? It would appear that those wearing the green and white of Celtic do.

'Miracle of Eibar' - Can tiny Spanish club avoid cruel twist of fate? updated 62 days ago

There is only one fairytale story in Spanish soccer this season, but will it have a happy ending?

Barcelona's appeal against transfer ban rejected updated 62 days ago

Luis Suarez could be the last big-money signing top European club Barcelona makes for quite some time.

Manchester United ahead of the field in new sponsorship strategy updated 62 days ago

Manchester United may be struggling on the pitch but the EPL giants top the table when it comes to raking in the cash from lucrative sponsorship deals.

Champions League: Arsenal held by Besiktas updated 62 days ago

There's a $33 million prize on offer -- but Arsenal's hopes of securing the cash are on the line.

Luis Suarez unveiled by Barcelona updated 63 days ago

Cleared to take part in football-related activities last week by the highest sports court in the world, Luis Suarez was unveiled to Barcelona fans amid chants of "Suarez, Suarez, Suarez" on Monday.

New signings shine for Chelsea against Burnley updated 63 days ago

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said last week his Blues were title contenders in the Premier League. With the amount of money Chelsea continues to spend on players, many would say he was stating the obvious.

Ronaldo, Sturridge and Brandao feature in weekend winners and losers updated 64 days ago

The French season is already up and running and over the weekend the English Premier League returned to action, while Spanish clubs continue to prepare for the start of La Liga on 23 August. So who were the weekend's winners and losers?

Manchester City win as Liverpool begin life without Suarez updated 64 days ago

Reigning English Premier League champions Manchester City began the new season as they ended the last, at the top of the table.

EPL: Arsenal snatch late opening day win over Crystal Palace updated 65 days ago

Arsenal left it late but an injury time goal from Aaron Ramsey was enough to get the better of Crystal Palace and secure a closely fought 2-1 victory on the opening day of the 2014/15 EPL season.

EPL: Manchester United defeated by Swansea on opening day updated 65 days ago

Swansea upset Louis Van Gaal's Manchester United to win at Old Trafford on the opening day of the EPL season.

The little horse no more: Why Chelsea will be Premier League champion updated 67 days ago

Jose Mourinho was precisely as we had remembered him.

Luis Suarez loses 'biting ban' appeal, but can train updated 67 days ago

Luis Suarez will have to wait until late October to make his debut for Spanish club Barcelona after the CAS partially upheld his ban for biting.

Five things to look out for across Europe's 'big five' football leagues updated 67 days ago

The World Cup has been over for just a month, yet the European football season has already begun.

German Super Cup: Bayern Munich beaten by Borussia Dortmund updated 68 days ago

Like many of Spider-Man's victims, Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola was caught in a web of despair.

Football: Gerardo 'Tata' Martino appointed Argentina coach updated 69 days ago

Three months after leaving Barcelona following a trophyless season, Gerardo Martino has been appointed coach of the Argentina national team.

UEFA Super Cup: Ronaldo stars for new-look Real Madrid updated 69 days ago

It is an attacking arsenal to make any soccer side in the world quiver.

Eliaquim Mangala signs for Manchester City from Porto updated 70 days ago

Manchester City just can't stop spending money as the English Premier League champions have forked out a reported $53 million to sign France international defender Eliaquim Mangala from Portuguese club Porto.

Miroslav Klose retires from international football updated 70 days ago

The World Cup's most prolific goal scorer has hung up his golden boots.

Arsenal clinches first English silverware at Wembley updated 71 days ago

Arsenal claimed the first trophy of the 2014-15 English season Sunday with an emphatic 3-0 win over Manchester City in the FA Community Shield at Wembley.

Luis Suarez appeals biting ban at sport's highest court updated 73 days ago

Luis Suarez appealed to the Court of Arbitration (CAS) Friday against his four-month ban imposed by FIFA for biting during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

U.S. soccer legend Donovan retires updated 74 days ago

Landon Donovan, arguably the greatest American soccer player of all time, has announced his retirement from the game.

Landon Donovan to retire from professional soccer updated 74 days ago

Landon Donovan, the greatest scorer in American men's soccer history and one of the players who helped raise the profile of the game in the United States, will retire after the MLS season.

More than a club: Can Bartomeu save Barca from itself? updated 75 days ago

When Josep Maria Bartomeu became the 40th president of FC Barcelona at the start of this year, he was paraded at the Camp Nou stadium in front of the waiting press, just as his predecessors before him had.

Football: Sierra Leone refused entry to Seychelles over Ebola virus fears updated 80 days ago

Concern over the spread of the Ebola virus has caused the cancellation of an African Cup of Nations football match.

Vanishing spray set for English Premier League debut updated 81 days ago

The vanishing spray used by referees at the recent FIFA World Cup has found a new home in the English Premier League.

Suits you, Sir! Spanish soccer team wears tuxedo kit updated 82 days ago

A Spanish football club will wear a specially designed tuxedo kit whilst playing in a pre-season tournament this week.

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