It was painful recovering from injury: Arjen Robben
It was painful recovering from injury: Arjen Robben

Dutch footballer Arjen Robben, who has been sidelined since late March with an abdominal tear, is now fit but says recuperating was painful.

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.

Spanish League president criticises 2022 World Cup dates
Spanish League president criticises 2022 World Cup dates

Spanish Football League president Javier Tebas has strongly criticised the decision announced by FIFA this week to play the final of the 2022 World Cup on December 18.

Bundesliga: Mainz part company with coach Hjulmand
Bundesliga: Mainz part company with coach Hjulmand

Danish coach Kasper Hjulmand has left his position as coach of Mainz with Martin Schmidt named as his replacement, the German Bundesliga club announced on Tuesday morning.

Monchengladbach, Schalke win in Bundesliga
Monchengladbach, Schalke win in Bundesliga

While Monchengladbach and Schalke started the second half of the campaign with victories, Borussia Dortmund dropped to the bottom despite a draw with Leverkusen in the 18th round of the German Bundesliga.

Hamburg earn vital points, Frankfurt crush Bremen in Bundesliga
Hamburg earn vital points, Frankfurt crush Bremen in Bundesliga

Hamburg climbed out of the relegation zone thanks to a 2-1 win over Mainz while Frankfurt defeated Werder Bremen 5-2 thanks to four second half goals at the close of the 14th round in the German Bundesliga.

Frankfurt down Hamburg, Berlin lose to Augsburg in Bundesliga
Frankfurt down Hamburg, Berlin lose to Augsburg in Bundesliga

Frankfurt's Lucas Piazon secured his side a 2-1 win over struggling Hamburg while Augsburg's Paul Verhaegh converted a penalty to defeat Berlin, closing the sixth round of the German Bundesliga.

Pakistan to produce World Cup soccer balls

Pakistan may be known as a cricketing nation but not many know that the soccer balls for the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Brazil will be imported from the 159th-ranked football nation.

Pakistan to produce World Cup soccer balls

Pakistan may be known as a cricketing nation but not many know that the soccer balls for the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Brazil will be imported from the 159th-ranked football nation.

Uli Hoeness sent to ``Mein Kampf`` jail in tax evasion crackdown

Former Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness, convicted of tax evasion in one of Germany`s most spectacular cases of fraud, will spend the next 3-1/2 years in a prison that once housed Adolf Hitler.

Aston Villa offer "safe-standing" trial

Aston Villa have offered to trial so-called "safe-standing" areas at their Villa Park stadium in a bid to see if it will work in the Premier League, a club official was quoted as saying on Wednesday.

Sensational Thiago volley earns Bayern last-gasp win

The Spaniard completed what had looked like an unlikely Bayern comeback, thundering in his volley in full flight seconds from the end to lift his side to 50 points.

Leverkusen and Dortmund stumble in German Bundesliga

Leverkusen lost 3-2 to Freiburg and Dortmund shared points with Augsburg`s following the 18th round in German Bundesliga football.

Monchengladbach, Wolfsburg share points in German Bundesliga

Bas Doost secured Wolfsburg a late two-all draw bringing Monchengladbach`s home winning streak to an end, at the last game in the German Bundesliga round 17.

Lewandowski leading scorer in Bundesliga

Robert Lewandowski of Borussia Dortmund with 11 goals is the leading scorer in the German Bundesliga after the weekend`s matches.

Record-breakers Bayern relish `German El Clasico`

European champions Bayern Munich set a new Bundesliga record of 37 games without defeat, then turned their attentions on their showdown with main German league rivals Borussia Dortmund.

Borussia Dortmund`s Neven Subotic suffers suspected torn cruciate

Borussia Dortmund centre-back Neven Subotic faces a potential injury lay-off after suffering a suspected torn cruciate knee ligament in Saturday`s 2-1 Bundesliga defeat at Wolfsburg.

Son`s delight at debut Bundesliga hat-trick

South Korea striker Son Heung-Min admitted it was a special feeling to score his first Bundesliga hat-trick in Bayer Leverkusen`s 5-3 win over against his former club Hamburg.

More records in sight as Bayern go to Hoffenheim

Bayern Munich have their eyes set on equalling a 30-year-old record for the Bundesliga`s longest unbeaten run as they prepare to go to Hoffenheim on Saturday.

Dortmund reclaim Bundesliga summit after Stuttgart rout

Borussia Dortmund reclaimed the Bundesliga summit on Friday, Jurgen Klopp`s side going two points clear of Bayern Munich on the back of an impressive 6-1 win over Stuttgart.