La Liga: Cristiano Ronaldo on target again as Real Madrid down Villarreal
La Liga: Cristiano Ronaldo on target again as Real Madrid down Villarreal

Cristiano Ronaldo continued his hot scoring streak as Real Madrid moved up to fourth in the La Liga table with a hard-fought 2-0 win away to Villarreal.

Luka Modric extends Real contract until 2018

Croatian midfielder Luka Modric has extended his contract with Real Madrid by one season until 2018, the Spanish giants announced on Wednesday.

FIFA WC 2014: Mexico can go far, says Modric

Croatia midfielder Luka Modric declared Mexico "can go far" after Miguel Herrera`s side produced a late three-goal salvo to secure a place in the World Cup knock-out stage.

Football World Cup 2014: Cameroon vs Croatia - Preview

Midfielder Luka Modric and available-again striker Mario Mandzukic will spearhead Croatia’s effort to keep alive their hopes of reaching the World Cup last 16 when they face Cameroon on Wednesday, coach Niko Kovac said.

Brazil vs Croatia: FIFA World Cup 2014 - As it happened...

The FIFA World Cup has made a return to its spiritual capital after a gap of 64 years. Every Brazilian remembers the heartbreak of the 1950 World Cup final when Uruguay beat them at the Maracana. For all the Brazilian fans, this is more than just a World Cup.

Brazil v Croatia: All their previous meetings

The biggest show on earth has finally arrived in Sao Paulo, the biggest city in Brazil. The Arena de Sao Paulo will witness the opening match between hosts and hot favorites Brazil and Croatia in a Group A kick-off.

FIFA World Cup 2014: Hosts Brazil kick off campaign against Croatia

Brazil are desperate to make a powerful statement of intent in Friday’s World Cup opener against Croatia as they seek to relieve the suffocating pressure that has engulfed the team in the build-up to the tournament.

Injury-hit Croatia await FIFA approval for Badelj

Croatia are waiting on clearance from governing body FIFA to allow them to replace injured midfielder Ivan Mocinic with Milan Badelj, the national football federation said Wednesday on the eve of the World Cup finals opener with hosts Brazil.

Modric, Manduzkic spearhead Croatia`s World Cup squad

Croatia coach Niko Kovac on Saturday named his 23-man squad for the World Cup finals led by experienced stars like midfield magician Luka Modric of Real Madrid and Bayer Munich striker Mario Manduzkic.

Real Madrid celebrates 10th Champions League title

Real Madrid beat Atletico Madrid 4-1 Saturday at the Estadio da Luz to clinch its 10th European Champions League Cup.

Soccer-Dream comes true for Real's tireless dynamo Modric

Winning the Champions League with Real Madrid after a tough start at the club is a dream come true for Luka Modric, the Croatia midfielder said after an effervescent performance in Saturday`s 4-1 win over city rivals Atletico.

Croatia defender Strinic out of World Cup

Croatia defender Ivan Strinic will miss the World Cup with a leg injury, national team coach Niko Kovac said on Thursday. 

Real Madrid must win against Valladolid

Real Madrid travel to Valladolid Wednesday night for one of the most important games of the season as they look to remain in the race for the Spanish Primera Liga title.

No return to left-back for Bale, insists Ancelotti

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has shot down any suggestions Gareth Bale could return to play at left-back after Brazilian international Marcelo was ruled out for a couple of weeks by a hamstring injury.

Bale beauty guides Madrid to win over Elche

A stunning long-range strike from Gareth Bale helped Real Madrid moved three points clear of title rivals Barcelona and Atletico Madrid as they beat Elche 3-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday.

Real Madrid rejoin Barcelona and Atletico at the top

Real Madrid extended their unbeaten run to 25 matches, rejoining Barcelona and Atletico Madrid on 60 points at the top of La Liga, after Jese, Karim Benzema and Luka Modric scored in a 3-0 win at Getafe on Sunday.

Modric determined to remain at Real Madrid

Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric insists he has no intention of leaving the Spanish capital this summer, though admits he has garnered interest from other clubs.

Modric determined to remain at Real Madrid

The former Tottenham midfielder, who joined los Blancos last season, wants to establish himself at the Santiago Bernabeu, while he also praised former boss Jose Mourinho.

'Cristiano Ronaldo is not leaving Real Madrid'

Luka Modric has stressed his belief that Cristiano Ronaldo will remain at Real Madrid, and will not be leaving the club in the next transfer window.

I have something to offer Real Madrid: Modric

Los Blancos` summer signing insists he can justify the huge investment made in him following the winter break, after a disappointing start to his career at the Santiago Bernabeu.