Angel Di Maria wins Argentina''s player of the year award
Angel Di Maria wins Argentina''s player of the year award

Manchester United`s Angel Di Maria has been voted Argentina`s foreign-based player of the year by the country`s sports journalists.

Zhang Xizhe tipped to be Bundesliga`s next Asian star
Zhang Xizhe tipped to be Bundesliga`s next Asian star

Chinese international midfielder Zhang Xizhe, whose transfer to Wolfsburg has attracted huge interest back in China, has been tipped to become the Bundesliga`s next big Asian star.

Michel Platini slams new FIFA `failure`
Michel Platini slams new FIFA `failure`

UEFA president Michel Platini said Wednesday that the resignation of FIFA`s top corruption investigator Michael Garcia was a "new failure" by football`s governing body.

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.

ISL: Atletico de Kolkata prevail over FC Goa in tie-breaker to advance to final
ISL: Atletico de Kolkata prevail over FC Goa in tie-breaker to advance to final

Atletico de Kolkata got their act right in the nick of time to humble crowd favourites FC Goa 4-2 in tie-breaker and advance to the final of the inaugural Indian Super League (ISL) football here on Wednesday.

Angry Rudy Garcia to fight slap accuations
Angry Rudy Garcia to fight slap accuations

Roma coach Rudi Garcia said he will fight "with every means possible" to clear his name after being accused of trying to slap a stadium steward during his side`s win at Genoa.

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.

Michael Garcia quits as FIFA corruption investigator
Michael Garcia quits as FIFA corruption investigator

Former US prosecutor Michael Garcia on Wednesday resigned as chief corruption investigator for FIFA after football`s governing body rejected his appeal against the handling of his report into the votes for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

Qatar risks losing World Cup without job reform: Theo Zwanziger
Qatar risks losing World Cup without job reform: Theo Zwanziger

Qatar must meet a March deadline for specific labour reforms or it could risk losing the 2022 World Cup finals, FIFA executive committee member Theo Zwanziger said on Tuesday.

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.

Liverpool's Glen Johnson out for a month with groin injury
Liverpool's Glen Johnson out for a month with groin injury

 Liverpool defender Glen Johnson will be out for around a month with a groin injury, British media reported on Wednesday.

EPL managerial job interests Zinedine Zidane
EPL managerial job interests Zinedine Zidane

French football legend Zinedine Zidane has shown interest in managing a English Premier League side.

Roma slam Garcia sanction, Juve appeal Allegri ban
Roma slam Garcia sanction, Juve appeal Allegri ban

Roma officials have hit out at Serie A disciplinary officials for handing a two-game ban to coach Rudi Garcia, while Juventus confirmed they will appeal a one-game ban handed to coach Massimiliano Allegri.

Police arrest 34 over deadly Spain riot
Police arrest 34 over deadly Spain riot

Spanish police on Tuesday arrested 34 people over a football riot last month in which a Deportivo La Coruna fan died after being thrown into a river.

Third-tier Yeovil earn Manchester United FA Cup tie
Third-tier Yeovil earn Manchester United FA Cup tie

Third-division Yeovil Town earned a dream FA Cup third-round tie at home to giants Manchester United after beating fourth-tier Accrington Stanley 2-0 in a second-round replay on Tuesday.

Juventus, Napoli target morale-boosting wins
Juventus, Napoli target morale-boosting wins

Champions Juventus hope to end a rollercoaster week on a high with a win away at Cagliari on Thursday, while Napoli bid to return to winning ways at home to bottom of the table Parma.

Pedro scores hat-trick as Barcelona crush Huesca in Cup
Pedro scores hat-trick as Barcelona crush Huesca in Cup

Pedro hit a first-half hat-trick as Barcelona cruised into the last 16 of the King`s Cup with a 8-1 second legdemolition of lower league Huesca at the Camp Nou on Tuesday.

Southampton cut down by Blades as Chelsea march on
Southampton cut down by Blades as Chelsea march on

Southampton suffered an embarrassing 1-0 League Cup quarter-final defeat at third tier Sheffield United on Tuesday while Chelsea powered through with a 3-1 win at Derby County. 

Record-breaking Bayern Munich bulldoze way past Freiburg
Record-breaking Bayern Munich bulldoze way past Freiburg

Undefeated Bayern Munich outclassed Freiburg 2-0 on Tuesday to extend their lead at the top of the table to 12 points and create a Bundesliga defensive record.

ISL semi-final, 2nd leg: FC Goa vs Atletico de Kolkata - Preview
ISL semi-final, 2nd leg: FC Goa vs Atletico de Kolkata - Preview

After a goalless first-leg semi-final clash between Atletico de Kolkata (ATK) and FC Goa, both teams will again take the field here Wednesday with everything to play for -- the winner of the tie going through to the Indian Super League (ISL) football tournament final in Mumbai Dec 20.