Pepe extends contract with Real Madrid
Pepe extends contract with Real Madrid

Portuguese international defender Pepe has extended his contract with Real Madrid until 2017, the Spanish club announced on Friday, just days after his central defensive colleague Sergio Ramos also penned a new deal.

Real defender Pepe has thigh injury, says club
Real defender Pepe has thigh injury, says club

Real Madrid defender Pepe has a thigh muscle injury, the Spanish club said Saturday, raising doubts that he will be fit enough in time for his team`s first game of the season in two weeks.

Real Madrid defender Pepe sidelined by thigh injury
Real Madrid defender Pepe sidelined by thigh injury

Real Madrid centre back Pepe has returned from international duty with Portugal with a thigh injury, the European champions said on Wednesday.

Carlo Ancelotti backs Cristiano Ronaldo after party criticism
Carlo Ancelotti backs Cristiano Ronaldo after party criticism

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has dismissed criticism of Cristiano Ronaldo and some of his team mates over the Portugal captain`s 30th birthday party thrown hours after last weekend`s 4-0 La Liga drubbing at Atletico.

Real Madrid need to keep nerves as Barcelona, Atletico seek to close in
Real Madrid need to keep nerves as Barcelona, Atletico seek to close in

FC Barcelona have the chance to pile the pressure on La Liga leaders Real Madrid this weekend.

'World's poorest president' Jose Mujica offered $1 million for antiquated VW Beetle

Known for his austere lifestyle, Uruguay's President Jose Mujica has claimed that he has been offered a price of $ 1 million to sell off his 1987 vintage Volkswagen Beetle.

Barcelona target Clasico bounceback on Luis Suarez`s home debut
Barcelona target Clasico bounceback on Luis Suarez`s home debut

Luis Suarez will make his competitive home debut as La Liga leaders Barcelona look to put the disappointment of their defeat to Real Madrid last weekend behind them against Celta Vigo on Saturday.

'Mario Balotelli needs support if striker is to come good at Liverpool'
'Mario Balotelli needs support if striker is to come good at Liverpool'

Former Liverpool midfielder Dieter Hamann has insisted that striker Mario Balotelli needs support if the Italian is to come good on Merseyside.

El Clasico: Barcelona beaten by Real Madrid on Luis Suarez debut
El Clasico: Barcelona beaten by Real Madrid on Luis Suarez debut

Luis Suarez`s Barcelona debut ended in defeat as Real Madrid cut the gap on the La Liga leaders to just a point as they came from behind to win El Clasico 3-1 on Saturday.

Mario Balotelli draws another blank for Liverpool in Hull stalemate
Mario Balotelli draws another blank for Liverpool in Hull stalemate

Mario Balotelli`s struggles in front of goal continued as Liverpool were held to a goalless draw by Hull City in the Premier League at Anfield on Saturday.

Brendan Rodgers rages after Mario Balotelli shirt swap
Brendan Rodgers rages after Mario Balotelli shirt swap

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers revealed he will take action against Mario Balotelli after he swapped shirts with Real Madrid`s Pepe at half-time of Wednesday`s 3-0 Champions League defeat against the holders at Anfield.

Real Madrid aim high ahead of Spanish Super Cup clash with Atletico

European champions Real Madrid could be without the world`s most expensive player Welshman Gareth Bale and Portuguese defender Pepe when they meet city rivals and domestic champions Atletico Madrid in Tuesday`s first leg of the Spanish Super Cup.

FIFA World Cup: Pepe banned and fined for Mueller headbutt

FIFA on Thursday banned Portugal defender Pepe for one match and fined him for the head butt he carried out on Germany`s Thomas Mueller in their World Cup clash.

Pepe should have kept his cool even after Muller over-reacted, says Baichung

Though, Muller over-reacted after receiving the elbow from Pepe. But in the heat of the moment, Pepe failed to keep his cool, says Baichung Bhutia.

FIFA World Cup: Thomas Muller outshines Cristiano Ronaldo, scores hat-trick

Thomas Muller created havoc while playing against Portugal on Monday by scoring a hat-trick of goals to make the match a lopsided affair.

From Ground Zero: Ronaldo fails as Muller shines in 4-0 rout

On the grandstand of Fonte Nova in Salvador, German Chancellor Angela Merkel clapped with great joy four times four times on the Monday afternoon. Sitting beside the Bahia state governor Jaques Wagner, the German leader saw the football team of his country trouncing Portugal 4-0 in their opening Group G game.

FIFA World Cup 2014: Mueller outguns Ronaldo as Germany rout Portugal

Thomas Mueller scored a hat-trick as Germany thrashed Portugal 4-0 to leave Cristiano Ronaldo`s dreams of dominating the World Cup in tatters on Monday.

Football WC: Thomas Mueller surprised how easy it was to destroy Portugal

Thomas Mueller and his Germany team mates could hardly believe their eyes when they looked up at the scoreboard early in the first half and saw they were leading Portugal 2-0 in their World Cup opening match on Monday.

Meireles gesture was tactical, not insulting, say Portugal

Portugal have denied midfielder Raul Meireles was making an insulting gesture toward the referee after team mate Pepe was sent off against Germany on Monday, saying he was simply passing on tactical instructions from coach Paulo Bento.

Pepe faces possible three-game ban after red card

Portugal defender Pepe faces the possibility of a three-match ban for violent conduct after being sent off in the first half of Monday`s World Cup Group G game against Germany.