Manchester United's Rafael out for rest of season due to injury
Manchester United's Rafael out for rest of season due to injury

Manchester United Brazilian defender Rafael will miss the rest of the season due to a rib injury, the club has reported on its official website.

Brazil has 'plan B' for Neymar
Brazil has 'plan B' for Neymar

Brazil will adopt contingency plans for Neymar's Copa America preparations if Barcelona advance to the UEFA Champions League final.

Ronny Deila expects Celtic to surge to title finish
Ronny Deila expects Celtic to surge to title finish

Ronny Deila has backed Celtic to sweep to the finish line as the champions look to secure the points they need to retain the Scottish Premiership title.

Argentine side train with dust masks as volcano spews ash

An amateur side set to meet league champions Racing Club in the last 64 of the Argentine Cup are wearing dust marks to train near an Andean volcano spewing ash.

Louis van Gaal backs Ryan Giggs as future Manchester United boss
Louis van Gaal backs Ryan Giggs as future Manchester United boss

Louis van Gaal has backed Ryan Giggs to succeed him as Manchester United manager when the Dutchman eventually leaves Old Trafford.

Jose Mourinho takes swipe at Arsene Wenger after defensive jibe
Jose Mourinho takes swipe at Arsene Wenger after defensive jibe

Jose Mourinho ramped up his long-running war of words with Arsene Wenger on Friday as the Chelsea manager hit back at criticism from his Arsenal counterpart.

Ashley Young calls for rousing finish from Manchester United
Ashley Young calls for rousing finish from Manchester United

Ashley Young says Manchester United will aim to secure second spot in the Premier League with five "cup final" displays in their remaining fixtures.

Arsenal aim to redraw lines of Chelsea rivalry
Arsenal aim to redraw lines of Chelsea rivalry

Chelsea`s trip to Arsenal this Sunday is being billed as a Premier League title decider, but in reality it is likely to have more of a bearing on next season.

Defiant Manuel Pellegrini defends Manchester City`s progress in season to forget
Defiant Manuel Pellegrini defends Manchester City`s progress in season to forget

Manuel Pellegrini insists Manchester City are still heading in the right direction under his leadership despite surrendering the Premier League title without a fight.

Marseille powerless to stop five-goal Lorient express
Marseille powerless to stop five-goal Lorient express

Lorient caused a mighty upset on Friday, winning 5-3 in a thriller at Marcelo Bielsa`s Olympique de Marseille to all but end the home team`s Ligue 1 title chances and ease their own relegation worries.

Mainz upset Schalke 2-0 in German Bundesliga
Mainz upset Schalke 2-0 in German Bundesliga

Mainz defender Stefan Bell sealed his brace within three minutes to extend Schalke` s winless streak at the curtain raiser on the 30th round of German Bundesliga on Friday.

Tony Pulis wants points for his 'underdogs'
Tony Pulis wants points for his 'underdogs'

West Bromwich Albion will be "underdogs" in all five remaining matches and still need more points to make sure of staying in the Premier League, their manager Tony Pulis said on Friday.

Court blocks plans to build flats on site of Atletico stadium
Court blocks plans to build flats on site of Atletico stadium

A Spanish court has blocked plans to build 2,000 flats on the site of Atletico Madrid`s Vicente Calderon stadium.

Shillong Lajong FC to take on Salgaocar FC in I-League match
Shillong Lajong FC to take on Salgaocar FC in I-League match

After a five match unbeaten streak, Shillong Lajong FC are set to play their fourth home match of the Hero I-League against Salgaocar FC here on Saturday.

Pune FC aim to derail leaders Mohun Bagan in I-League 
Pune FC aim to derail leaders Mohun Bagan in I-League 

 Pune FC will be eager to end their "home" campaign on a high when they host leaders Mohun Bagan in an I-League Round-19 encounter at the Shree Shivchhatrapati Sports Complex here on Saturday.

Messi, Suarez among other Barcelona players to undergo dope tests
Messi, Suarez among other Barcelona players to undergo dope tests

A list of 10 players from Spanish football club FC Barcelona including Argentine striker Lionel Messi and Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez underwent drug tests on Friday conducted by European football's governing body, the UEFA, the club said.

Sunderland's Adam Johnson could play against Stoke
Sunderland's Adam Johnson could play against Stoke

Sunderland midfielder Adam Johnson, who has been charged with four alleged offences related to sex with an under-age girl, could play against Stoke City in the Premier League on Saturday if he is in the right frame of mind, manager Dick Advocaat said.

Burnley manager calls on fans for the big push
Burnley manager calls on fans for the big push

Manager Sean Dyche has called on supporters of bottom-of-the-table Burnley to lift the team away from the Premier League relegation places on a special day at home to fellow-strugglers Leicester City this weekend.

Sevilla`s Nico Pareja suffers cruciate ligament injury
Sevilla`s Nico Pareja suffers cruciate ligament injury

Sevilla defender Nico Pareja is set to be out of action for up to seven months after suffering cruciate ligament damage in the Andalusians` Europa League tie away to Zenit St Petersburg on Thursday.