Maguire calls on fans to back England in build-up to World Cup

Sat, 24 Sep 2022 - 12:34 GMT

Harry Maguire urged supporters to stick with the team after a 1-0 Nations League defeat to Italy.

Messi powers Argentina past Honduras in Miami

Sat, 24 Sep 2022 - 12:28 GMT

Lionel Messi scored twice and Argentina dominated Honduras 3-0 on Friday in Miami.

More questions than answers as England limp towards World Cup

Sat, 24 Sep 2022 - 12:19 GMT

England were surfing a wave of optimism, but the wheels have come off spectacularly and they now look anything but potential winners in Qatar.

Germany got wake-up call for World Cup with Hungary loss, coach says

Sat, 24 Sep 2022 - 12:10 GMT

Germany's shock 1-0 home defeat by Hungary in the Nations League on Friday was a timely wake-up call for the four-time world champions ahead of the World Cup in Qatar starting in November, coach Hansi Flick said.

World Cup players to get FIFA data analysis app

Fri, 23 Sep 2022 - 12:09 GMT

When the World Cup kicks off in Qatar on Nov. 20 fans can expect a flurry of stats and match footage on social media and FIFA is hoping that includes data and content from a new player app.

Mbappe says image rights dispute with federation a 'collective move'

Fri, 23 Sep 2022 - 12:04 GMT

France striker Kylian Mbappe said his image rights dispute with the French Football Federation was a "collective move" to help fellow team mates.

Liverpool's Van Dijk admits to poor form at start of season

Fri, 23 Sep 2022 - 11:53 GMT

Virgil van Dijk has admitted he made a poor start to the season for his club Liverpool and said he feels a heavy burden of responsibility as captain of both club and his country, the Netherlands.

England's Kane credits personal physio with helping resolve ankle problems

Fri, 23 Sep 2022 - 11:44 GMT

Kane has had several layoffs in the past due to his ankle problems but has been injury-free this season.

Wales forward Bale on 'good path' to be fully fit for World Cup

Thu, 22 Sep 2022 - 02:51 GMT

Wales captain Gareth Bale said he is on a "good path" towards full fitness ahead of the World Cup in Qatar, despite not completing a full game since joining Los Angeles FC in June.

Arrests made in England and Wales in 2021-22 highest in eight seasons

Thu, 22 Sep 2022 - 02:45 GMT

A total of 2,198 football-related arrests were made in the 2021-22 season in England and Wales, the highest number since the 2013-14 season, a report by the Home Office said on Thursday.

Hoffenheim website will not cover World Cup over human rights issues

Thu, 22 Sep 2022 - 02:14 GMT

Bundesliga club Hoffenheim's media department will not run any stories on the World Cup in Qatar due to the country's record on human rights violations, it said on Thursday.

Atletico condemn hate speech after Vinicius Jr racially abused

Wed, 21 Sep 2022 - 06:43 GMT

- Atletico Madrid have condemned hate speech after their fans were filmed racially abusing Real Madrid'sBrazilian forward Vinicius Jr outside their Metropolitano Stadium ahead of Sunday's match.

Juve's Di Maria handed two-match ban for elbowing player

Wed, 21 Sep 2022 - 06:40 GMT

Juventus forward Angel Di Maria has been handed a two-match ban, ruling him out of games against Bologna and AC Milan, for elbowing Monza's Armando Izzo in the chest during Sunday's 1-0 away defeat, Serie A said on Tuesday.

Russia excluded from Euro 2024 qualification draw

Wed, 21 Sep 2022 - 06:39 GMT

Russia were excluded from the qualifying draw for the 2024 European Championship with the national team still banned from all competition until further notice following the country's invasion of Ukraine, UEFA said on Tuesday.

Chelsea sack commercial director Willoughby over 'inappropriate messages'

Wed, 21 Sep 2022 - 06:38 GMT

Chelsea said they have terminated commercial director Damian Willoughby's employment with immediate effect after receiving evidence he had sent "inappropriate messages" before being appointed by the Premier League side.

Lewandowski to wear Shevchenko's Ukraine armband at World Cup

Wed, 21 Sep 2022 - 06:33 GMT

Poland captain Robert Lewandowski has pledged to wear Ukrainian colours on his sleeve at the World Cup to show solidarity with the war-torn country after getting a special blue and yellow armband from Andriy Shevchenko.

French federation to review image rights agreement

Tue, 20 Sep 2022 - 08:33 GMT

The French Football Federation said it will review its agreement on players’ image rights following media reports that striker Kylian Mbappe had refused to take part in sponsor activities.

LaLiga condemns hate speech after Vinicius Jr racially abused

Tue, 20 Sep 2022 - 08:30 GMT

LaLiga has condemned hate speech after Atletico Madrid fans were filmed racially abusing Real Madrid forward Vinicius Jr. outside their Metropolitano Stadium ahead of Sunday's match.

Van Gaal goes in search of 'penalty killer' for World Cup

Tue, 20 Sep 2022 - 08:25 GMT

The Netherlands will be testing their goalkeepers in a special penalty shootout training session this week with an eye on the World Cup later this year, coach Louis van Gaal said on Monday.

Tielemans has no regrets about staying at struggling Leicester

Tue, 20 Sep 2022 - 08:23 GMT

Youri Tielemans said he does not regret staying at Leicester City amid interest from other Premier League clubs during the close season and is confident the international break will allow his side to recharge after a woeful start to the campaign.