Spain's big three renew football title battle

Madrid (AFP) - After another stellar week for Spanish clubs in the Champions League, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid resume their three-way battle for La Liga supremacy on Sunday.

Legia Warsaw punished over racism

Legia Warsaw have been told by UEFA to play their next Champions League home game against Real Madrid behind closed doors.


Fit-again Ronaldo back in Portugal squad

Lisbon (AFP) - Cristiano Ronaldo was named in the Portugal squad Thursday after recovering from a knee injury that wrecked his Euro 2016 final and is expected to start in the World Cup qualifiers …


Fewer errors was key to Barca fightback - Pique

Monchengladbach (Germany) (AFP) - Gerard Pique said committing fewer second-half errors was the key to Barcelona's 2-1 come-from-behind victory at Borussia Moenchengladbach on Wednesday as they …


'Emotional' Sarri calls for Napoli calm

Naples (Italy) (AFP) - Emotional Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri called for calm after a 4-2 demolition of Benfica on Wednesday put the Italian giants within sight of a coveted place in the last 16 of …


Giannou into Socceroos squad for Degenek

Striker Apostolos Giannou is a late addition to the Socceroos squad for their next two World Cup qualifiers after Milos Degenek suffered a knee injury.


The shortest reigns as England manager

Sam Allardyce's short-lived stint as England manager has come to an end after his contract with the Football Association was terminated by mutual consent.