Cristiano Ronaldo returns home for statue unveiling
Cristiano Ronaldo returns home for statue unveiling

World player of the year Cristiano Ronaldo returned to his home town of Funchal on Madeira on Sunday to attend the unveiling of a statue sculpted in his honour.

Club World Cup still a hit outside Europe
Club World Cup still a hit outside Europe

Greeted with overwhelming indifference in Europe, the Club World Cup is still seen as the pinnacle of club football elsewhere as thousands of San Lorenzo fans demonstrated this week. An estimated 9,000 fans made the tortuous and costly trip from Buenos Aires to Marrakech to witness what they believed was the most important week in their club`s history.

Real Madrid win Club World Cup, fourth title of 2014
Real Madrid win Club World Cup, fourth title of 2014

Real Madrid defeated San Lorenzo of Argentina 2-0 on Saturday to win the Club World Cup and secure their fourth trophy of 2014.

We are bidding for Club World Cup: AIFF president
We are bidding for Club World Cup: AIFF president

India has not yet given up on its plans to host a Club World Cup in the near future, according to AIFF president Praful Patel, who asserted that the country's football scene would soon develop "qualitatively and quantitatively".

James Rodriguez fit, Sergio Ramos doubtful for Club World Cup final
James Rodriguez fit, Sergio Ramos doubtful for Club World Cup final

Real Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez is available for Saturday`s Club World Cup final against San Lorenzo but centre back Sergio Ramos needs a late fitness test, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Friday.

Barcelona's Neymar available for Cordoba clash
Barcelona's Neymar available for Cordoba clash

Barcelona forward Neymar has recovered from a minor ankle problem and is available for Saturday`s La Liga game at home to Cordoba, the club said on Friday.

San Lorenzo dream of unlikely win over Real Madrid
San Lorenzo dream of unlikely win over Real Madrid

San Lorenzo, undeterred by the big gulf that separates them from Real Madrid, have vowed to play with "a knife between our teeth" when they face the European champions in Saturday`s Club World Cup final.

Neymar sued by Santos supporter for joining Barcelona
Neymar sued by Santos supporter for joining Barcelona

Barcelona football star Neymar has been sued by a supporter of his former club Santos for quiting the Brazilian team for the Spanish side, according to reports in Brazil.

Real Madrid`s James Rodriguez back for Club World Cup final
Real Madrid`s James Rodriguez back for Club World Cup final

Colombian World Cup star James Rodriguez has shaken off a calf injury and is back in full training for Real Madrid ahead of Saturday`s Club World Cup final.

Penalty saves highlight Iker Casillas' return to form for Real
Penalty saves highlight Iker Casillas' return to form for Real

Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas has shown remarkable resilience to bounce back from a run of poor performances and doubts over his future at the club earlier this year.

Real Madrid sail into Club World Cup final with 4-0 romp
Real Madrid sail into Club World Cup final with 4-0 romp

European champions Real Madrid turned on the party tricks as they sailed into the Club World Cup final by crushing Cruz Azul 4-0 on Tuesday.

Cristiano Ronaldo leads Real Madrid's World Club Cup charge
Cristiano Ronaldo leads Real Madrid's World Club Cup charge

World player of the year Cristiano Ronaldo enters the Club World Cup stage on Tuesday as he heads the all star cast from Real Madrid in their semi-final against Mexican side Cruz Azul in Marrakesh.

Nine-man Sydney suffer Club World Cup heartache
Nine-man Sydney suffer Club World Cup heartache

 Western Sydney Wanderers were just a minute from a glamour Club World Cup clash against Real Madrid before they slumped to a 3-1 extra-time defeat to Cruz Azul, finishing their quarter-final with nine men.

Real Madrid chase 20th consecutive victory
Real Madrid chase 20th consecutive victory

Real Madrid will play struggling Almeria in a La Liga clash tonight and a win in Andalusia will give Carlo Ancelotti's side their 20th successive win in all competitions.

Real Madrid hopeful of James Rodriguez return for Club World Cup
Real Madrid hopeful of James Rodriguez return for Club World Cup

Real Madrid`s James Rodriguez has started running again after a calf injury and could return in time to help his side in the Club World Cup next week, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Thursday.

Real Madrid seeking perfect twenty
Real Madrid seeking perfect twenty

La Liga leaders Real Madrid will look to make it 20 consecutive victories in all competitions as they travel to managerless Almeria on Friday for their final league outing of the year.

Real Madrid the star attraction at Club World Cup
Real Madrid the star attraction at Club World Cup

European giants Real Madrid will face either Mexican side Cruz Azul or Asian champions Western Sydney Wanderers for a place in the final of the Club World Cup, which kicks off in Morocco on Wednesday.

Club World Cup preparations going ahead as planned, say FIFA
Club World Cup preparations going ahead as planned, say FIFA

 Preparations for the Club World Cup in Morocco in December are going ahead as planned and have not been affected by the Ebola crisis although the situation is being monitored, FIFA said on Tuesday.

FIFA backs CAF over Ebola measures
FIFA backs CAF over Ebola measures

World football`s governing body FIFA issued a statement Tuesday backing African counterparts CAF over their measures to control the spread of the Ebola virus.

Morocco football ex-captain heavily fined for defamation

A former captain of Raja Casablanca was ordered Monday to pay around 30,000 euros in fines and damages, after he accused the Moroccan football club of trying to fix matches.