Copa America final preview: Bitter rivals Chile, Argentina face off in soccer showdown
Copa America final preview: Bitter rivals Chile, Argentina face off in soccer showdown

It`s a geopolitical rivalry that has seen a clash of generals, a near-war over territory, and accusations of treachery and arrogance.

Indonesian tsunami survivor joins Sporting Lisbon academy
Indonesian tsunami survivor joins Sporting Lisbon academy

An Indonesian tsunami survivor, found wearing a Portugal shirt nearly three weeks after his home was destroyed in the 2004 disaster, has joined Sporting Lisbon`s academy, the club said on Thursday.

Colombia striker Carlos Bacca to leave Sevilla for AC Milan
Colombia striker Carlos Bacca to leave Sevilla for AC Milan

Europa League winners Sevilla have agreed to sell Colombia striker Carlos Bacca to AC Milan pending a medical, the two clubs announced on Thursday.

Sevilla sign French defender Adil Rami from AC Milan
Sevilla sign French defender Adil Rami from AC Milan

Europa League winners Sevilla have agreed terms to sign French defender Adil Rami from AC Milan, the Spanish club said on their website.

Dinamo Zagreb chief probed over bribery, tax fraud
Dinamo Zagreb chief probed over bribery, tax fraud

Police on Thursday searched the homes of controversial Dinamo Zagreb chief Zdravko Mamic and his younger brother Zoran, the Croatian champions` coach, in a bribery and tax evasion probe, the club and prosecutors said.

Marseille complete signings of Karim Rekik, Lucas Ocampos
Marseille complete signings of Karim Rekik, Lucas Ocampos

Marseille have completed the signings of Dutch international defender Karim Rekik and Argentinian winger Lucas Ocampos, the Ligue 1 club announced on Thursday.

Mexico`s Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez breaks collarbone, out of Gold Cup
Mexico`s Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez breaks collarbone, out of Gold Cup

Manchester United striker Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez suffered a broken collarbone playing for Mexico in a goal-less friendly Wednesday against Honduras and is expected to miss the upcoming Gold Cup.

Only Bastian Schweinsteiger can decide Bayern Munich future: Pep Guardiola
Only Bastian Schweinsteiger can decide Bayern Munich future: Pep Guardiola

Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola said Thursday that Bastian Schweinsteiger holds his future in his own hands amidst reports linking the Germany captain to Manchester United.

England `heartbroken` after Women`s World Cup defeat
England `heartbroken` after Women`s World Cup defeat

England`s football world reacted emotionally and rallied around defender Laura Bassett on Thursday after her own-goal sealed the team`s fate in a 2-1 Women`s World Cup semi-final defeat against Japan.

Aussie Mitchell Langerak relishing new challenge at Stuttgart
Aussie Mitchell Langerak relishing new challenge at Stuttgart

Australia goalkeeper Mitchell Langerak says he is relishing the fight for a starting place at his new club VfB Stuttgart following his German league transfer from Borussia Dortmund.

US seeks extradition of 7 FIFA officials in Switzerland
US seeks extradition of 7 FIFA officials in Switzerland

The United States has demanded the extradition of seven FIFA officials detained in May setting off what could become a prolonged legal battle over the handling of the major corruption case.

Copa America: Argentina's Ezequiel Garay misses training
Copa America: Argentina's Ezequiel Garay misses training

 Defender Ezequiel Garay was forced to miss Argentina's training session due to the stomach complaint which kept him out of the semi-final victory over Paraguay.

Douglas Costa not signed to replace Franck Ribery: Bayern Munich
Douglas Costa not signed to replace Franck Ribery: Bayern Munich

German Bundesliga club Bayern Munich's sporting director Matthias Sammer on Thursday said the suggestion of replacing winger Franck Ribery with Brazilian midfielder Douglas Costa is "disrespectful" to the former.

Lionel Messi doesn't need goals to be happy: Coach
Lionel Messi doesn't need goals to be happy: Coach

Argentina coach Gerardo Martino has said Lionel Messi doesn't need goals to be happy after the forward failed to score but starred in a playmaking role in the 6-1 win over Paraguay in Copa America semis.

Former FIFA vice president Jack Warner tells US to prepare for long, hot summer
Former FIFA vice president Jack Warner tells US to prepare for long, hot summer

Former FIFA vice president Jack Warner has told the United States to brace up for a "long hot summer" as he defends himself against charges laid by law enforcement authorities of that country regarding his activities with football's world governing body.

Alibaba, Evergrande-owned football club files for China IPO in Asian first
Alibaba, Evergrande-owned football club files for China IPO in Asian first

Evergrande Taobao, the football team co-owned by Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and property firm Evergrande Real Estate Group Ltd, could become the first club listed in Asia after it filed for an initial public offering in China.

Liberia host international as Ebola ban lifted
Liberia host international as Ebola ban lifted

International football returns to Liberia this weekend when they host Guinea in a 2016 African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifier after the lifting of an Ebola-induced ban.

Women's World Cup: Japan coach Norio Sasaki says Japan will do better against USA
Women's World Cup: Japan coach Norio Sasaki says Japan will do better against USA

Japan coach Norio Sasaki admitted his side struggled to control England before a dramatic own-goal sealed a 2-1 win at the Women`s World Cup and set up a title rematch with the United States.

Copa America final between Argentina, Chile 'not war', says Javier Mascherano
Copa America final between Argentina, Chile 'not war', says Javier Mascherano

Argentina star Javier Mascherano called for calm yesterday as the countdown to this weekend's Copa America final against fierce rivals Chile got under way.

Women's World Cup: Japanese shed tears of sympathy for luckless Laura Bassett
Women's World Cup: Japanese shed tears of sympathy for luckless Laura Bassett

Japanese fans celebrated reaching the Women`s World Cup final Thursday but some shed tears of sympathy over the stoppage-time own goal which earned them a 2-1 win over England.