Australia captain Jedinak out of World Cup qualifiers

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia captain Mile Jedinak will miss the World Cup qualifiers against Bangladesh and Tajikistan after suffering a hamstring injury playing in the English Premier League. …

Mourinho faces Porto clash in Champions League

By Brian Homewood MONACO (Reuters) - Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho is to meet one of his former clubs in the Champions League group stages while Paris St Germain striker Zlatan …

Wolfsburg deny agreement with City for De Bruyne

Berlin (AFP) - VfL Wolfsburg on Thursday denied German media reports they have agreed a transfer fee with Manchester City for Belgium midfielder Kevin de Bruyne, but admit they are negotiating.

Spain star Thiago extends Bayern stay

Berlin (AFP) - Spain midfielder Thiago Alcantara has extended his contract with Bayern Munich until 2019, with German daily Bild reporting he will make up to nine million euros ($10.1m) per season.

Buoyant Leverkusen ready for Bayern battle

By Karolos Grohmann BERLIN (Reuters) - Bayer Leverkusen are brimming with confidence ahead of Saturday's big Bundesliga clash against champions Bayern Munich, having secured a …

Clubless goalkeeper Kawashima dumped by Japan

TOKYO (Reuters) - Long-standing Japan goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima has been left our of the Samurai Blue squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Cambodia and Afghanistan after failing to …