Napoli's San Paolo stadium renamed to honour Maradona

Sat, 05 Dec 2020 - 04:37 GMT

The stadium has been officially renamed the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium after the late striker who led them to their only two Serie A titles and the UEFA Cup.

FIFA approves maternity leave for women players

Sat, 05 Dec 2020 - 04:37 GMT

Professional women footballers are to be guaranteed maternity leave under new rules approved by FIFA, the global soccer body’s president Infantino said.

Mourinho calls for passionate support in derby against Arsenal

Sat, 05 Dec 2020 - 04:37 GMT

London has been placed under Tier 2 COVID-19 restrictions by the British government, paving the way for a limited return of fans to the Tottenham Stadium.

Under-pressure Zidane insists he has Real's backing

Sat, 05 Dec 2020 - 04:36 GMT

Under-fire Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said on Friday that he has the backing of the club’s players and hierarchy despite their recent run of poor form.

Too early to discuss Jimenez return, says Wolves boss Nuno

Sat, 05 Dec 2020 - 04:36 GMT

Jimenez is making excellent progress following surgery on a fractured skull but manager Nuno Santo said it was too early to set a timeframe for his return.

Hosts Italy face Spain, Belgium play France in Nations League semis

Fri, 04 Dec 2020 - 12:16 GMT

Italy have been drawn to face Spain while Belgium will meet France in the last four of the Nations League finals.

EFL to receive 250 million pounds bailout package from Premier League

Fri, 04 Dec 2020 - 12:16 GMT

The Premier League has reached an agreement with the English Football League (EFL) to provide a 250 million pounds bailout package.

Bayern's Davies voted Canada's top player

Fri, 04 Dec 2020 - 12:16 GMT

Davies has been named the 2020 Canadian Player of the Year, Canada Soccer said on Thursday, on the back of a remarkable season with the Bundesliga club.

Face masks and no hugging for returning Premier League fans

Fri, 04 Dec 2020 - 12:16 GMT

Fans will have to wear face masks when they return to Premier League grounds in small numbers at the weekend and avoid hugging each other.

Griezmann and Alba lead Barca stroll past Ferencvaros

Thu, 03 Dec 2020 - 12:32 GMT

Barcelona out-classed Ferencvaros and eased their way to a 3-0 away win on Wednesday for a fifth consecutive Champions League victory.

Giroud a role model for young Chelsea players, says Lampard

Thu, 03 Dec 2020 - 12:29 GMT

Chelsea’s youngsters should look up to Olivier Giroud as a shining example of professionalism, manager Frank Lampard said.

Ronaldo scores 750th goal in first Champions League

Thu, 03 Dec 2020 - 12:27 GMT

Ronaldo scored the 750th goal of his remarkable career in a 3-0 win over Dynamo Kyiv on Wednesday.

Rashford a doubt for West Ham clash: Solskjaer

Thu, 03 Dec 2020 - 12:25 GMT

Rashford could miss Saturday’s Premier League match against West Ham United due to a shoulder injury, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said.

Zidane under pressure to save Real job

Thu, 03 Dec 2020 - 12:23 GMT

Zidane badly needs a win from a tough trip to Sevilla on Saturday to revive the La Liga champions’ fortunes as they sit in an undignified fourth position.

Frappart becomes first woman to referee Champions League game

Thu, 03 Dec 2020 - 12:20 GMT

Stephanie Frappart became the first female referee to take charge of a Champions League match when she officiated at the Juventus-Dynamo Kyiv tie on Wednesday.

Oscars 2021 to be 'in-person telecast', will not be held virtually - Variety

Wed, 02 Dec 2020 - 02:46 GMT

The Oscars 2021 will not be a virtual event and will be organized traditionally as an “in-person telecast,” according to a report from Variety.

Shakhtar stun Real Madrid again to leave Spaniards on the brink

Wed, 02 Dec 2020 - 07:50 GMT

Real Madrid’s Champions League hopes are hanging in the balance after they lost 2-0 at Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday, leaving them third in Group B with one round of games remaining.

Maradona's 'Hand Of God' shirt could be yours - for $2 million

Wed, 02 Dec 2020 - 07:37 GMT

The shirt worn by Diego Maradona when he scored his famous “Hand Of God” goal against England at the 1986 World Cup in Mexico could be available for $2 million following the Argentine’s death on Wednesday, says an American sports memorabilia expert.

Lukaku double in 3-2 win at Glabdach keeps Inter hopes alive

Wed, 02 Dec 2020 - 07:29 GMT

Inter Milan forward Romelu Lukaku scored twice in the second half to steer them to a 3-2 win at Borussia Moenchengladbach on Tuesday and keep their hopes of reaching the knockout stage alive with Group B still wide open with one round of games left.

United's Cavani ready to face old club PSG despite FA probe

Wed, 02 Dec 2020 - 07:25 GMT

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Edinson Cavani is ready to face his former club Paris St Germain in the Champions League at Old Trafford on Wednesday despite the furore over his social media post.