Mug`s game for West Ham`s injured Enner Valencia
Mug`s game for West Ham`s injured Enner Valencia

West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce revealed on Thursday that Ecuadorean striker Enner Valencia could miss this weekend`s game against Arsenal after cutting his toe on a broken mug.

Will ask MLAs to return money spent on Brazil junket: Goa CM

Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar will personally speak to ruling lawmakers and urge them to return the money they spent on a junket to Brazil during the World Cup last year back to the state exchequer.

English FA executive exonerated in Brazil World Cup scalping case
English FA executive exonerated in Brazil World Cup scalping case

A Rio de Janeiro court has shelved charges against Raymond Whelan, the English executive who was accused of involvement with a scalping network at last year`s World Cup.

Asian Cup: South Korea present case for better defence
Asian Cup: South Korea present case for better defence

Of all the positives South Korea will take away from their run to the Asian Cup final, the fact that they have not conceded a goal through five matches should be held up as the biggest point of progress for a team ripped apart at the World Cup.

China calls for Brazil football player exodus
China calls for Brazil football player exodus

Still getting over Brazil`s World Cup semi-final debacle at the hands of eventual winners Germany, fears have been expressed for the future well-being of the domestic league amid an ongoing exodus to Europe, but also China.

Joachim Low named best national manager in 2014 by IFFHS
Joachim Low named best national manager in 2014 by IFFHS

German Joachim Low has been named the world's best manager of national football teams in 2014 by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS) succeeding Spaniard Vicente del Bosque, who was the winner in 2012 and 2013.

Germany`s Lukas Podolski to bow out after Euro 2016
Germany`s Lukas Podolski to bow out after Euro 2016

Germany forward Lukas Podolski says he plans to retire from international football following Euro 2016 in France after more than a decade of playing for the reigning world champions.

Asian Cup: Military man Lee Jeong-hyeop shooting for South Korean glory
Asian Cup: Military man Lee Jeong-hyeop shooting for South Korean glory

Plucked from the obscurity of South Korea`s military soccer team, Lee Jeong-hyeop has shown he not only deserves a place in Uli Stielike`s Asian Cup squad but could one day be the answer to their chronic striking problems.

500 Christmas gift baskets for children; other side of controversial Luis Suarez
500 Christmas gift baskets for children; other side of controversial Luis Suarez

Luis Suarez is not all about biting, diving and racism charges. On the eve of Christmas, the Barcelona star showed his humane side by sending gift baskets for children and families at a hospital in Uruguay.

US defender DeAndre Yedlin to join Spurs in January
US defender DeAndre Yedlin to join Spurs in January

English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed that American defender DeAndre Yedlin will be joining the football team in January.

Landon Donovan seeks fairytale finish in MLS Cup final
Landon Donovan seeks fairytale finish in MLS Cup final

The Los Angeles Galaxy can give Landon Donovan a fairytale ending to a storied career on Sunday when they take on New England for Major League Soccer`s MLS Cup crown.

FIFA to 'intensify' efforts to counter racism
FIFA to 'intensify' efforts to counter racism

FIFA has admitted that it would be using the next World Cup to display FIFA's zero-tolerance policy against any form of discrimination, in view of receiving widespread criticism of its lackluster efforts in Brazil.

Crisis-hit Italian football set for reforms in 2016
Crisis-hit Italian football set for reforms in 2016

Serie A chiefs have welcomed a new package of reforms by the Italian football federation (FIGC) that will see squads limited to 25 players in a move designed to boost the flagging Italian game.

Wayne Rooney becomes third highest England scorer
Wayne Rooney becomes third highest England scorer

On a hectic international day, captain Wayne Rooney consolidated his position as one of the greatest England goal-scorers with a brace against Scotland on Tuesday.

Germany's soccer World Cup winners honoured at movie premiere
Germany's soccer World Cup winners honoured at movie premiere

Germans basked in World Cup glory again on Monday when the national team were honoured before attending the premiere of the official movie about their victory in Brazil in July.

Manchester Derby: It's personal duel for two Argentines, Aguero and Rojo
Manchester Derby: It's personal duel for two Argentines, Aguero and Rojo

Big matches have clashes within clashes. The 168th Manchester derby, which kicks off in few minutes time has its share of duels too. Considered one of the fiercest rivals, both the Manchester clubs carry a grudge or two within themselves and it will be played out, or rather displayed for public viewing today.

Alex Ferguson backs `formidable` Louis van Gaal to revive Manchester United
Alex Ferguson backs `formidable` Louis van Gaal to revive Manchester United

Alex Ferguson has said the "formidable" Louis van Gaal is the right man to return Manchester United to winning ways once again.

Dunga has restored Brazil's confidence: Carlos Alberto Parreira
Dunga has restored Brazil's confidence: Carlos Alberto Parreira

Brazil's 1994 World Cup-winning coach Carlos Alberto Parreira has praised the Selecao's resurgence under new manager Dunga.

Wasteful Germany bemoan mental lapse for more lost points
Wasteful Germany bemoan mental lapse for more lost points

Germany only had themselves to blame for a late mental lapse that led to Ireland`s stoppage-time equaliser on Tuesday with coach Joachim Loew frustrated by a "naive" end to a match they had dominated.

Raphael Varane pens new Real Madrid contract
Raphael Varane pens new Real Madrid contract

France defender Raphael Varane has signed a new contract with Real Madrid, keeping him with the European champions until June 2020, the club announced on Thursday.