Dortmund midfielder Sebastian Kehl sidelined with shoulder injury
Dortmund midfielder Sebastian Kehl sidelined with shoulder injury

German football club Borussia Dortmund's midfielder Sebastian Kehl will be out of action for four weeks due to a left shoulder injury, the club has confirmed in an official statement.

West Ham United midfielder Raven Morrison cleared of assault charges
West Ham United midfielder Raven Morrison cleared of assault charges

An English court on Thursday cleared West Ham United midfielder Ravel Morrison of charges of assaulting his former girlfriend and her mother.

Asian Cup: Long-serving Zheng Zhi bids to guide China out of ''dark years''
Asian Cup: Long-serving Zheng Zhi bids to guide China out of ''dark years''

Of all China`s players at the Asian Cup, captain Zheng Zhi may be the most tired of hearing his nation described as the "sleeping giant" of world soccer.

Devastated Wolfsburg to go ahead with South African trip
Devastated Wolfsburg to go ahead with South African trip

The death of Belgian Under-21 international midfielder Junior Malanda has left his German club Wolfsburg devastated but they will still go to South Africa for their training camp said sporting director Klaus Allofs on Sunday.

Four weeks out for injured Borussia Dortmund star Sven Bender
Four weeks out for injured Borussia Dortmund star Sven Bender

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Sven Bender underwent surgery on his right knee on Friday and will be sidelined for four weeks, the Bundesliga club said.

Serie A, Gameweek 18 Preview: `No crisis` at Juventus as Italian champions prepare for Napoli
Serie A, Gameweek 18 Preview: `No crisis` at Juventus as Italian champions prepare for Napoli

Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio has brushed off suggestions of a crisis, insisting the champions` resolve will remain intact when they visit in-form Napoli looking for their first win of the year on Sunday.

Cameroon midfielder Alex Song retires from international football
Cameroon midfielder Alex Song retires from international football

Cameroon midfielder Alex Song has announced retirement from international football following exclusion from his country's Africa Cup of Nations squad. He has not played for the national team since being sent off against Croatia in the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

David Moyes opens La Liga door for Steven Gerrard
David Moyes opens La Liga door for Steven Gerrard

Former Manchester United manager David Moyes has told Steven Gerrard he would be welcome at Real Sociedad next season if the outgoing Liverpool midfielder fancies a La Liga swansong.

Iron-willed Gerrard among Liverpool's greatest
Iron-willed Gerrard among Liverpool's greatest

It is testament to Steven Gerrard`s ability that his Liverpool career will be remembered for heroic acts of willpower that ensured no deficit was irretrievable and no opponent unbeatable, rather than the league title that eluded him.

Jordan Henderson credits Brendan Rodgers for Liverpool upturn
Jordan Henderson credits Brendan Rodgers for Liverpool upturn

Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson has paid tribute to manager Brendan Rodgers as his team leave behind a rollercoaster 2014 with a New Year`s Day home game against Leicester City.

Louis van Gaal heaps praise on midfielder Wayne Rooney post stellar win over Newcastle
Louis van Gaal heaps praise on midfielder Wayne Rooney post stellar win over Newcastle

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has praised Wayne Rooney for his new role as an attacking midfielder following a 3-1 triumph over rivals Newcastle at Old Trafford.

Frank Lampard hope lights Manchester City`s striker gloom
Frank Lampard hope lights Manchester City`s striker gloom

Manchester City`s attacking injury problems remain ahead of Friday`s trip to West Bromwich Albion, but manager Manuel Pellegrini expects better news concerning on-loan midfielder Frank Lampard before 2015 arrives.

James Rodriguez fit, Sergio Ramos doubtful for Club World Cup final
James Rodriguez fit, Sergio Ramos doubtful for Club World Cup final

Real Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez is available for Saturday`s Club World Cup final against San Lorenzo but centre back Sergio Ramos needs a late fitness test, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Friday.

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.

Manchester City youth academy better than United's: Paul Scholes
Manchester City youth academy better than United's: Paul Scholes

Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has spoken of his belief that Manchester City presently have better youth academy facilities than his former team, which is the cause of extreme worry for him as a fan.

Cheick Tiote sorry for champagne driving video
Cheick Tiote sorry for champagne driving video

Newcastle United`s Ivorian midfielder Cheick Tiote issued an apology on Saturday after video footage emerged showing him driving a car while holding an uncorked bottle of champagne.

ISL: I can play and give 100 per cent to the team, says Luis Garcia
ISL: I can play and give 100 per cent to the team, says Luis Garcia

Atletico de Kolkata marquee midfielder Luis Garcia on Friday said that he is ready to fire as the team is "anxious" to get three points against Mumbai in order to make the ISL semi-finals cut.

Concussed Sami Khedira released from hospital
Concussed Sami Khedira released from hospital

Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira has been released from hospital after spending a night under observation due to a concussion sustained in Tuesday`s King`s Cup game at home to Cornella.

Real Madrid's Sami Khedira suffers concussion in King's Cup game
Real Madrid's Sami Khedira suffers concussion in King's Cup game

Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira has spent the night under observation in hospital after suffering a concussion in Tuesday`s King`s Cup game at home to Cornella.

Atletico Madrid's in-form Tiago enjoying himself ''like a child''
Atletico Madrid's in-form Tiago enjoying himself ''like a child''

Atletico Madrid midfielder Tiago has had ups and downs during a long career but attributes his recent impressive form to the fact he still enjoys himself on the pitch "like a child".