Everton striker Kevin Mirallas' ankle suffers minor injury
Everton striker Kevin Mirallas' ankle suffers minor injury

 Everton's forward Kevin Mirallas suffered minor injury on the ankle and could return in two weeks, manager Roberto Martinez said.

Atletico de Kolkata releases striker Fikru
Atletico de Kolkata releases striker Fikru

Ahead of their Indian Super League (ISL) final against Kerala Blasters FC, Atletico de Kolkata have released ace striker Fikru Teferra Lemessa on account of his hamstring injury.

Atletico Madrid win to set up King's Cup clash with Real Madrid
Atletico Madrid win to set up King's Cup clash with Real Madrid

Atletico Madrid will face holders Real Madrid in the last 16 of the King`s Cup after a double from Mario Mandzukic sealed a 5-2 aggregate victory over lower league Hospitalet on Thursday.

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.

Marseille, PSG and Lyon in three-way fight in France
Marseille, PSG and Lyon in three-way fight in France

Marseille, Paris Saint-Germain and Lyon head into the final round of games before Christmas this weekend looking to take the symbolic crown of Ligue 1`s `Autumn Champions`.

Barcelona hope to end year on Real Madrid`s coattails
Barcelona hope to end year on Real Madrid`s coattails

Barcelona`s star strikers will need to rediscover their scoring touch to stay in the title race in La Liga as the Catalan outfit host struggling Cordoba on Saturday.

Ronald Koeman says Saints can recover from reality check
Ronald Koeman says Saints can recover from reality check

Ronald Koeman believes Southampton`s clash with Everton at St Mary`s on Saturday will provide a vital test of his team`s character.

 Manuel Pellegrini backs Eliaquim Mangala to shine
Manuel Pellegrini backs Eliaquim Mangala to shine

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini claims he has complete faith in French defender Eliaquim Mangala ahead of the Premier League clash with Crystal Palace at Eastlands on Saturday.

Michael Carrick hails Antonio Valencia as key to Manchester United revival
Michael Carrick hails Antonio Valencia as key to Manchester United revival

Michael Carrick has hailed Antonio Valencia as a key figure in Manchester United`s recent revival in the Premier League.

Louis van Gaal`s side travel to Aston Villa on Saturday looking to add to a six-match winning sequence that has lifted them to third in the table.

Drifting Liverpool seek Arsenal spark
Drifting Liverpool seek Arsenal spark

Liverpool will hope to draw inspiration from memories of last season`s thrilling 5-1 demolition of Arsenal when the teams resume hostilities in the Premier League at Anfield this weekend.

Juventus ease to Cagliari win
Juventus ease to Cagliari win

Reigning champions Juventus are certain to top Serie A at Christmas after a 3-1 win at Cagliari on Thursday in their final league game of 2014.

Real Madrid president says ''family atmosphere'' crucial to success
Real Madrid president says ''family atmosphere'' crucial to success

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has created a family atmosphere in the dressing room and this has played a crucial role in their recent success, club president Florentino Perez said.

Atletico de Kolkata are favourite to win ISL title: Baichung Bhutia
Atletico de Kolkata are favourite to win ISL title: Baichung Bhutia

Indian football icon Bhaichung Bhutia on Thursday picked Atletico de Kolkata ahead of Kerala Blasters FC as the hot favourites to win the inaugural Indian Super League title.

Baichung Bhutia to play for East Bengal one last time in I-League
Baichung Bhutia to play for East Bengal one last time in I-League

It was in famous red-and-gold East Bengal jersey that 17-year-old Baichung Bhutia came into prominence back in 1995 and after nearly two decades, one of India's greatest ever footballer is going to play what will be his final season in Indian club football.

India need better system, not big names as coaches: Baichung Bhutia
India need better system, not big names as coaches: Baichung Bhutia

Even an Alex Ferguson or Zico will 'struggle' to change the fortunes of the game in India if a proper youth development system will not be in place, football icon Baichung Bhutia said on Thursday.

Don't ask about new signings, says Sunderland boss Gus Poyet
Don't ask about new signings, says Sunderland boss Gus Poyet

Sunderland manager Guy Poyet appeared to criticise the club`s transfer policy on Thursday when asked if he was going to strengthen his struggling squad in the January transfer window.

Palermo reaping benefit of Maurizio Zamparini's faith
Palermo reaping benefit of Maurizio Zamparini's faith

Palermo`s notoriously trigger-happy president Maurizio Zamparini appears to be a changed man with his team enjoying a seven-match Serie A unbeaten run.

FIFA executive meets amid corruption report storm
FIFA executive meets amid corruption report storm

FIFA president Sepp Blatter opened a meeting of his 25-member executive committee on Thursday amid a storm of controversy over an inquiry into the bids by Russia and Qatar for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

New money rises in English football as old powers slip
New money rises in English football as old powers slip

Manchester City and Chelsea, England`s nouveaux riches, appear poised to dominate the Premier League in 2015, with traditional powerhouses Manchester United and Liverpool working their way through periods of transition.

Real Madrid, Spain dominate European club scene
Real Madrid, Spain dominate European club scene

If, after years of unbridled success, 2014 was brutally disappointing for Spain on the international stage, it was a glorious year for the country at club level.