Two countries unite to salute record-breaking Francesco Totti
Two countries unite to salute record-breaking Francesco Totti

Italy and England rarely agree on football matters, but the two countries were united in saluting record-breaking striker Francesco Totti on Wednesday.

Franck Ribery rules out France return
Franck Ribery rules out France return

Bayern Munich playmaker Franck Ribery on Thursday reiterated his decision not to play again for France despite threats issued by UEFA chief Michel Platini.

Roy Hodgson urges young English players to move abroad

England manager Roy Hodgson has urged his young international players to move abroad and enrich their football experience rather than sit on the substitutes` bench at Premier League clubs stacked full of overseas signings.

Bayern to miss Schweinsteiger`s services for `several weeks`

Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said on Tuesday that German World Cup-winning midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger will be out for "several weeks" with a knee problem, according to SID, an AFP subsidiary.

Franck Ribery retires from French international duty

French winger Franck Ribery has announced his retirement from international football, he said in an interview with the German magazine Kicker.

Manuel Neuer throws his hat in the ring for German captaincy

Germany`s World Cup-winning goalkeeper Manuel Neuer is willing to become the captain of the national team after the post was left vacant by teammate Philipp Lahm.

Franck Ribery, Javi Martinez back training with Bayern

France winger Franck Ribery and Spanish midfielder Javi Martinez rejoined their Bayern Munich teammates on Tuesday as they returned for pre-season training, the German champions announced.

Bayern`s Bastian Schweinsteiger ruled out of Cup final v Dortmund

Out-of-form Bayern Munich will be without injured midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger and forward Mario Mandzukic when they meet Borussia Dortmund in the German Cup final on Saturday, coach Pep Guardiola said on Friday.

Bayern defender Badstuber trains after lengthy absence

Bayern Munich`s German international defender Holger Badstuber returned to training on Thursday after being sidelined with a serious right knee injury since December 2012.

Pep Guardiola picks up pieces after Real `debacle`

Pep Guardiola has been left picking up the pieces amidst the fall-out from Bayern Munich`s historic 4-0 hammering at home to Real Madrid which dethroned the Champions League holders.

Ex-Real boss Bernd Schuster slams "dreary" Bayern

Former Real Madrid coach Bernd Schuster has branded holders Bayern Munich "uninspired and dreary" ahead of their Champions League semi-final clash with the Spanish giants in a little over a fortnight.

Tireless Arjen Robben up to his old tricks to wear United down

Few players share Arjen Robben`s uncanny ability to keep trying the same trick over and over again before finally getting it right.

Injured Wayne Rooney a doubt for Bayern showdown

Wayne Rooney is a major doubt for Manchester United`s Champions League showdown against Bayern Munich after being ruled out of Saturday`s clash at Newcastle with a toe injury.

Pep Guardiola ruffled as United frustrate Bayern

Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola showed flashes of frustration after the defending champions were held 1-1 at Manchester United in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final.

Champions League: Manchester United holds Bayern; Neymar rescues Barca against Atletico Madrid

Manchester United showed great spirit in a 1-1 draw with holders Bayern Munich in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final on Tuesday while Atletico Madrid gained the upper hand against Barcelona.

Bayern Munich held by resurgent Man United

Under-performing Manchester United produced a vastly improved display to hold defending champions Bayern Munich to a 1-1 draw in the home leg of their Champions League quarter-final on Tuesday.

Uli Hoeness sent to ``Mein Kampf`` jail in tax evasion crackdown

Former Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness, convicted of tax evasion in one of Germany`s most spectacular cases of fraud, will spend the next 3-1/2 years in a prison that once housed Adolf Hitler.

Robben extends Bayern deal until 2017

Dutch international Arjen Robben has exended his contract with European champions Bayern Munich until 2017, the Bundesliga leaders announced on Wednesday.

Uli Hoeness verdict hands Bayern tough choice

Bayern Munich may be dominating and setting records on the pitch, but off it the European champions have tough decisions to make with club president Uli Hoeness now likely jail-bound for tax fraud.

Bayern boss Hoeness admits far bigger tax dodge than charged with

Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness stunned a German court on Monday by admitting he had evaded taxes of 18.5 million euros using a secret Swiss bank account - more than five times the amount on a prosecutors` charge sheet.