Breno says drunk, depressed on day of Munich fire
Breno says drunk, depressed on day of Munich fire

Former Bayern Munich defender Breno has indicated he was drunk the night his apartment caught fire, an incident which would earn him a jail term for arson.

Australia's Chris Herd out of Asian Cup, Mile Jedinak unsure of return
Australia's Chris Herd out of Asian Cup, Mile Jedinak unsure of return

Socceroos defender Chris Herd has been ruled out of the Asian Cup with an Achilles injury, Football Australia said on Thursday.

Cristian Zapata sidelined with foot injury: AC Milan
Cristian Zapata sidelined with foot injury: AC Milan

AC Milan defender Cristian Zapata has been sidelined after suffering a fractured bone in his right foot, the Serie A side have confirmed.

QPR's Rio Ferdinand hoping to be busy during holiday fixtures
QPR's Rio Ferdinand hoping to be busy during holiday fixtures

After nearly 20 years spent working through the Christmas holidays Rio Ferdinand could be forgiven if he wanted to put his feet up and enjoy the fruits of his long career.

Sunderland defender Anthony Reveillere out for a month
Sunderland defender Anthony Reveillere out for a month

English Premier League (EPL) side Sunderland will be without Anthony Reveillere for at least one month as the former France international defender has sustained a calf injury.

Hertha Berlin's John Brooks endures Hoffenheim horror
Hertha Berlin's John Brooks endures Hoffenheim horror

Hertha Berlin defender John Brooks had a Bundesliga afternoon to forget after giving away his side`s first two goals in their 5-0 thrashing at home to Hoffenheim on Sunday.

Steven Caulker hopes experience will pay off in the end for QPR
Steven Caulker hopes experience will pay off in the end for QPR

Queens Park Rangers defender Steven Caulker believes the experience of being relegated from the Premier League with Cardiff City last season could help him escape the same fate with the west Londoners a year on.

Jerome Boateng wants to be Germany`s first black captain
Jerome Boateng wants to be Germany`s first black captain

Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng has said it would be a "huge honour" to one day lead Germany out as the first black captain of the World Cup holders.

Bulgarian defender gets 10-match ban for referee attack
Bulgarian defender gets 10-match ban for referee attack

The Bulgarian Football Union (BFU) said it has banned Lokomotiv Plovdiv defender Diyan Moldovanov for 10 matches for trying to hit a referee with a bottle on Saturday.

Roma`s Leandro ​Castan set for brain surgery
Roma`s Leandro ​Castan set for brain surgery

Roma defender Leandro Castan will undergo neurosurgery next month after complaining of dizziness during a Serie A match.

Two-year doping ban for Tajik defender Khurshed Beknazarov
Two-year doping ban for Tajik defender Khurshed Beknazarov

Tajikistan defender Khurshed Beknazarov was slapped with a two-year suspension for doping violations on Thursday after he tested positive during the Asian Games.

Kolo Toure recalled to plug Ivory Coast holes for Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers
Kolo Toure recalled to plug Ivory Coast holes for Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers

Liverpool`s Kolo Toure and fellow 33-year-old defender Didier Zokora were recalled to the Ivory Coast squad on Friday for back-to-back Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Sierra Leone and Cameroon.

Bayern Munich to face a different AS Roma: Mehdi Benatia
Bayern Munich to face a different AS Roma: Mehdi Benatia

Bayern Munich defender Mehdi Benatia said that the Bundesliga champions will face a Roma side, which will be different from the team they faced two weeks ago.

Football player gets 50-year ban for kicking ball in referee's face
Football player gets 50-year ban for kicking ball in referee's face

Luis Suarez can bite a fellow player and still escaped with a ban lasting few months and some matches. But, for a player in the lower league in Switzerland, kicking a ball at the referee meant a 50-year ban.

Fikru Lemessa ban big setback for Atletico de Kolkata: Kingshuk Debnath
Fikru Lemessa ban big setback for Atletico de Kolkata: Kingshuk Debnath

Atletico de Kolkata defender Kingshuk Debnath on Saturday said the two-match ban handed out to striker Fikru Lemessa came as a big setback for the team.

West Ham United give James Tomkins community punishment
West Ham United give James Tomkins community punishment

West Ham United announced on Friday that they will make defender James Tomkins carry out work in the local community after he was found guilty of assaulting a police officer.

Serie A Gameweek 6, Preview: Juventus' Leonardo Bonucci wants order restored in Roma clash
Serie A Gameweek 6, Preview: Juventus' Leonardo Bonucci wants order restored in Roma clash

Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci has called for the champions to underline their status in Italy`s Serie A after a European slip-up in midweek that has injected extra belief into Roma ahead of the sides` Serie A showdown on Sunday.

Liverpool vs Everton: Phil Jagielka joy as wonder goal rocks Anfield
Liverpool vs Everton: Phil Jagielka joy as wonder goal rocks Anfield

Everton defender Phil Jagielka admitted his stunning late equaliser against Liverpool was simply a case of taking a swing and hoping for the best.

Italian players hound referees, says Nemanja Vidic
Italian players hound referees, says Nemanja Vidic

Inter Milan defender Nemanja Vidic has admitted he is still getting used to the nuances of the Italian game, including seeing fellow players lobbying match officials for favourable decisions.

Bayern Munich frontline needs improvement despite win over Manchester City
Bayern Munich frontline needs improvement despite win over Manchester City

Bayern Munich`s last-minute victory over Manchester City may have left fans delighted with a winning Champions League Group E start but highlighted their need to improve their finishing after missing a string of clear chances.