I have learnt from World Cup pain: Neymar
I have learnt from World Cup pain: Neymar

 Brazil's star footballer Neymar said he has learnt important lessons from his 2014 FIFA World Cup heartbreak and he looks to the next year for redemption.

German footballer Marco Reus fined for driving without licence
German footballer Marco Reus fined for driving without licence

German football club Borussia Dortmund's winger Marco Reus has been fined more than half a million euros for repeatedly driving without a licence.

Rodriguez, Di Maria and Schweinsteiger on World XI short-list
Rodriguez, Di Maria and Schweinsteiger on World XI short-list

A short-list of 15 midfielders from whom three will be selected for a World XI was released by football`s World governing body FIFA on Friday.

James Rodriguez`s Colombia rally past USA as France settle for draw
James Rodriguez`s Colombia rally past USA as France settle for draw

Colombia, skippered by their youngest ever captain James Rodriguez, came from behind to beat the United States 2-1 in an international friendly Friday in London as France salvaged a 1-1 draw against Albania in Rennes.

Luis Suarez says painful to miss Copa America
Luis Suarez says painful to miss Copa America

Uruguay star striker Luis Suarez said being barred from playing in the 2015 Copa America was "very painful".

Belarus coach Georgy Kondratyev steps down
Belarus coach Georgy Kondratyev steps down

Georgy Kondratyev has left his position as head coach of the Belarus national team after failing to improve their fortunes, the Belarus Football Federation said on Monday.

Cristiano Ronaldo nets treble as Real Madrid hit eight past sorry Deportivo La Coruna
Cristiano Ronaldo nets treble as Real Madrid hit eight past sorry Deportivo La Coruna

Cristiano Ronaldo netted his 27th career hat-trick and Gareth Bale struck twice as Real Madrid bounced back in style from consecutive defeats with a thumping 8-2 La Liga win at Deportivo La Coruna on Saturday.

World`s top coaches reject the idea of 2018 World Cup boycott
World`s top coaches reject the idea of 2018 World Cup boycott

Coaches from some of the world`s top teams have played down chances of a sporting boycott of Vladimir Putin`s showpiece 2018 football World Cup as a penalty for stoking the crisis in Ukraine.

Ottmar Hitzfeld predicts player unrest in powerful Bayern Munich squad
Ottmar Hitzfeld predicts player unrest in powerful Bayern Munich squad

Former Bayern Munich coach Ottmar Hitzfeld thinks there could be a player backlash when the Bundesliga champions return to full strength, he explained in an interview with Bild on Wednesday.

Alleged match-fixing kingpin, Dan Tan challenges detention
Alleged match-fixing kingpin, Dan Tan challenges detention

A Singaporean businessman suspected of running a global football match-fixing syndicate has filed a legal challenge against his nearly year long detention without trial, officials confirmed Wednesday.

Carlo Ancelotti backs Iker Casillas on keeper's 15th Real anniversary
Carlo Ancelotti backs Iker Casillas on keeper's 15th Real anniversary

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti gave captain Iker Casillas a vote of confidence on Friday as the decorated Spain goalkeeper celebrated 15 years since making his debut for the 10-times European champions.

Plenty of challenges for Antonio Conte with Italy

Unloved even in their own country, Italy`s national team clearly need a radical overhaul and, if anyone can do it, then it is the steely-willed Antonio Conte who was named as their new coach on Thursday.

Spain`s Xavi Hernández quits internationals

Spain midfielder Xavi has retired from internationals at the age of 34, he said on Tuesday.

Robin van Persie to miss Premier League opener

Dutch striker Robin van Persie is set to miss Manchester United`s opening Premier League match against Swansea City after being given an extended break after the World Cup.

Barcelona`s Gerard Pique relishing return of `angry` Luis Suarez

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique believes an "angry" Luis Suarez will be desperate to prove himself when he has served out a four-month ban for a biting incident at the World Cup.

Neymar aiming to return to action with Barcelona on August 18

Neymar`s injured back is healing well and he is aiming to return to action in a friendly for his club Barcelona on Aug. 18, the Brazil forward said on Thursday.

Carlos Queiroz challenge for South Africa

Salary demands could be a stumbling block to former Real Madrid manager Carlos Queiroz rejoining South Africa for a second spell as national coach.

Team spirit behind World Cup win, says Germany`s Neuer

Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer hailed his side`s remarkable team spirit after their 1-0 World Cup final win over Argentina at the Maracana on Sunday.

Unorthodox Thomas Muller holds key to Germany`s chances against Argentina

There is no doubt the right word to describe Germany`s Thomas Muller is unorthodox.

2014 World Cup most polluted in history

FIFA statistics have showed that the 2014 World Cup in Brazil was the most polluted in history with the emission of 2.72 million tonnes of carbon dioxide.