Chelsea held to 0-0 draw by Brighton amid Super League drama

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 - 07:04 GMT

Chelsea were held to a 0-0 draw at home by Brighton & Hove Albion in the Premier League on Tuesday, a match overshadowed by reports that the Blues had ditched their plan to join the planned breakaway European Super League.

German FA wants Super League clubs banned from all competitions

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 - 07:01 GMT

The German Football Association (DFB) on Tuesday demanded the suspension of the 12 clubs that announced the creation of a breakaway European Super League from all competitions until they reconsider.

Man United chief Woodward to step down at end of 2021

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 - 07:00 GMT

Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward, one of the leading figures in the breakaway European Super League project, will step down from his role at United at the end of 2021, the Premier League club said on Tuesday.

Super League breakaway in tatters after English clubs quit

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 - 06:58 GMT

European soccer’s breakaway Super League project lay in tatters on Tuesday after the six English Premier League clubs involved in the project quit 48 hours after agreeing to join Italian and Spanish teams in the controversial elite competition.

Klopp hits back at Neville over 'You'll Never Walk Alone' jibe

Tue, 20 Apr 2021 - 07:10 GMT

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp defended his club owners as ‘great people’ and hit back at criticism from former Manchester United captain Gary Neville on Monday as tempers flared over a breakaway European Super League.

UK's Johnson says will try to stop soccer Super League plans

Tue, 20 Apr 2021 - 07:09 GMT

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday he would do everything possible to ensure that a proposed breakaway Super League of twelve major European soccer clubs would not go ahead as planned.

Fans condemn 'greedy' soccer clubs for breakaway plan

Tue, 20 Apr 2021 - 07:08 GMT

Furious soccer fans condemned a “greedy power grab” by top European clubs who announced the formation of a breakaway Super League to rival the Champions League.

Spain opposes soccer Super League involving its star clubs trio

Tue, 20 Apr 2021 - 07:07 GMT

The Spanish government on Monday came out against the formation of a breakaway Super League by 12 clubs including its own Real Madrid and Barcelona, and its sports minister said any changes to soccer organisations can only be made by agreement.

Don't blame the players for Super League, says Liverpool's Klopp

Tue, 20 Apr 2021 - 07:05 GMT

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp said he and his squad had found out about the club's involvement in plans for a breakaway Super League only on Sunday and urged angry fans not to blame the players.

UEFA lead backlash against Super League, UK government vows to step in

Tue, 20 Apr 2021 - 07:00 GMT

European soccer’s governing body UEFA led a backlash against plans for a breakaway Super League on Monday, saying associated players and clubs could be banned from its competitions - including three of this season’s Champions League semi-finalists.

Asian shares near 1-1/2 week highs, Bitcoin recoups losses

Mon, 19 Apr 2021 - 01:50 GMT

Asian shares hovered near 1-1/2 week highs on Monday helped by expectations monetary policy will remain accommodative the world over, while COVID-19 vaccine rollouts help ease fears of another dangerous wave of coronavirus infections.

World shares hit highs as markets focus on earnings

Mon, 19 Apr 2021 - 12:57 GMT

World shares hit record highs in the European session on Monday, as markets were generally upbeat about the prospects for a global economic recovery from COVID-19, ahead of a busy week for earnings.

Bayern unhappy with coach Flick's announcement

Mon, 19 Apr 2021 - 06:39 GMT

Bayern Munich are unhappy about coach Hansi Flick's surprise announcement that he wanted to leave the club at the end of the season, the German champions said on Sunday.

Iheanacho sends Leicester into FA Cup final

Mon, 19 Apr 2021 - 06:38 GMT

Leicester City reached the FA Cup final for the first time in more than 50 years as Kelechi Iheanacho's goal secured a 1-0 win over Southampton at Wembley on Sunday.

Real Madrid won't cry about injuries - Courtois

Mon, 19 Apr 2021 - 06:36 GMT

Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois said his side would not mope about their growing list of absentees after a 0-0 draw at struggling Getafe on Sunday dented their title bid.

Greenwood double helps Man United sink Burnley

Mon, 19 Apr 2021 - 06:35 GMT

Mason Greenwood continued his fine run of form with a second-half brace which helped Manchester United to a 3-1 home win over Burnley in the Premier League on Sunday and kept them on course for a top-four finish.

Premier League fans' groups unite to condemn Super League

Mon, 19 Apr 2021 - 06:34 GMT

Fans of the Premier League clubs named as part of the breakaway Super League launched on Sunday have joined forces to condemn the move with Chelsea’s Supporters’ Trust describing it as the “ultimate betrayal”.

Breakaway Super League announced in storm of criticism

Mon, 19 Apr 2021 - 06:33 GMT

Twelve of Europe’s top football clubs launched a breakaway Super League on Sunday, launching what is certain to be a bitter battle for control of the game and its lucrative revenue.

Zidane says he's 'not a disaster' as coach, not fretting about contract

Sun, 18 Apr 2021 - 08:14 GMT

Real Madrid's Zinedine Zidane has joked that he is "not a disaster" as a coach and says he is not bothered by the fact that he has not yet been handed a new contract with the club.

Messi fires Barca to Cup final win over Athletic Bilbao

Sun, 18 Apr 2021 - 08:13 GMT

Lionel Messi scored twice as Barcelona thrashed Athletic Bilbao 4-0 in the Copa del Rey final on Saturday to win the trophy for a record-extending 31st time with all the goals coming in the last half an hour.