Wayne Rooney trolled for his 'child like' handwriting
Wayne Rooney trolled for his 'child like' handwriting

Wayne Rooney might be a football genius but even being Manchester United captain could not protect him from facing criticism for his child-like handwriting.

Captain Gabi Fernandez says new signings will diversify Atletico Madrid
Captain Gabi Fernandez says new signings will diversify Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid captain Gabi Fernandez has praised the new footballers signed to the club, stressing that they will come in handy by "providing variants".

Chelsea deserved EPL title last year: Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany
Chelsea deserved EPL title last year: Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany concedes that Chelsea played attractive football and deserved to clinch the 2014-15 English Premier League (EPL) title.

Five Premier League debutants who could have major impact this season

Five Premier League debutants who could have major impact this season

Soccer club Fenerbahce lodge protest over Fred inclusion in cup tie
Soccer club Fenerbahce lodge protest over Fred inclusion in cup tie

Fenerbahce have lodged a protest with UEFA over the inclusion of midfielder Fred in the Shakhtar Donetsk lineup for Tuesday`s Champions League qualifier despite allegations of a doping offence hanging over the Brazilian international.

Villas-Boas bullish as Zenit tackle Terek
Villas-Boas bullish as Zenit tackle Terek

Reigning champions Zenit St Petersburg aim to extend their perfect start to the new season when they face Terek Grozny in the Russian Premier League on Saturday. 

Doyle doing well in Denver, hopes for Ireland call
Doyle doing well in Denver, hopes for Ireland call

Kevin Doyle plans to get one over on compatriot Robbie Keane when the Irish strikers line up against each other in Major League Soccer on Saturday and hopes his move to the United States will boost his chances of an Ireland call-up.

New Zealand launch appeal against Olympics expulsion
New Zealand launch appeal against Olympics expulsion

New Zealand Football have lodged an appeal with the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) over the controversial expulsion of their team from the 2016 Rio Olympics qualifying tournament for fielding an ineligible player.

Mario Gomez joins Besiktas on loan after injury-hit Fiorentina spell
Mario Gomez joins Besiktas on loan after injury-hit Fiorentina spell

German forward Mario Gomez has joined Besiktas on loan after two unhappy, injury-plagued seasons at Fiorentina, the clubs said on Thursday.

No deal done to back Michel Platini, says CONCACAF powerbroker
No deal done to back Michel Platini, says CONCACAF powerbroker

FIFA presidential hopeful Michel Platini has not secured the formal backing of the CONCACAF region, the head of the influential Caribbean Football Union (CFU) said on Thursday suggesting the claim was “just politics”.

Champions Celtic stronger than ever, says Ronny Deila
Champions Celtic stronger than ever, says Ronny Deila

Ronny Deila has warned Celtic`s title rivals that the reigning champions are even better than last year as they begin their defence of the Scottish Premiership crown.

An offer you can`t refuse - FIFA on show at Mob Museum
An offer you can`t refuse - FIFA on show at Mob Museum

Football`s global corruption scandal is to be the subject of a new exhibit at Las Vegas`s Mob Museum, the Sin City tourist attraction which immortalizes the lurid history of the American underworld.

Didier Drogba relishing 'beautiful challenge' of MLS
Didier Drogba relishing 'beautiful challenge' of MLS

Didier Drogba said he is looking forward to the "beautiful challenge" of finishing his career in Major League Soccer after being unveiled before hundreds of Montreal Impact fans here Thursday.

Real Madrid beat AC Milan 10-9 on penalties
Real Madrid beat AC Milan 10-9 on penalties

A miss by AC Milan`s 16-year-old reserve goalkeeper gave Real Madrid a 10-9 penalty shoot-out victory in an exhibition match in Shanghai on Thursday.

Ten-man West Ham United pegged back, violence hits Europe
Ten-man West Ham United pegged back, violence hits Europe

West Ham, who qualified for the Europa League due to their fair play record, had a player sent-off in a 2-2 draw with Astra Giurgiu on Thursday while crowd trouble shamed the tournament.

Zico gets Brazil backing for FIFA presidency bid
Zico gets Brazil backing for FIFA presidency bid

The Brazilian Football Federation (CBF) said Thursday it is backing national football legend Zico`s bid to replace Sepp Blatter as FIFA president.

Tottenham sell Vlad Chiriches to Napoli
Tottenham sell Vlad Chiriches to Napoli

Tottenham confirmed on Thursday that their Romania defender Vlad Chiriches has joined Italian club Napoli.

Newcastle seal Chancel Mbemba swoop
Newcastle seal Chancel Mbemba swoop

Newcastle have completed the signing of Anderlecht defender Chancel Mbemba, the Premier League club confirmed on Thursday.

Olympiakos owner Evangelos Marinakis cleared of match-fixing scandal
Olympiakos owner Evangelos Marinakis cleared of match-fixing scandal

Olympiakos owner Evangelos Marinakis was cleared for lack of evidence Thursday by the Council of Appeals of facing trial in the Greek match-fixing scandal of 2010-2011.

Cristiano Ronaldo great, but Lionel Messi is greatest: Xavi Hernandez
Cristiano Ronaldo great, but Lionel Messi is greatest: Xavi Hernandez

Barcelona legend Xavi Hernandez hailed Lionel Messi as the greatest ever player, while also stating his disappointment at the way his friend Iker Casillas left Real Madrid.