Club World Cup still a hit outside Europe
Club World Cup still a hit outside Europe

Greeted with overwhelming indifference in Europe, the Club World Cup is still seen as the pinnacle of club football elsewhere as thousands of San Lorenzo fans demonstrated this week. An estimated 9,000 fans made the tortuous and costly trip from Buenos Aires to Marrakech to witness what they believed was the most important week in their club`s history.

Real Madrid players hail special FIFA Club World Cup victory
Real Madrid players hail special FIFA Club World Cup victory

European kings Real Madrid were crowned the world club champions after defeating San Lorenzo of Argentina 2-0 on Saturday.

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.

Barcelona's Neymar available for Cordoba clash
Barcelona's Neymar available for Cordoba clash

Barcelona forward Neymar has recovered from a minor ankle problem and is available for Saturday`s La Liga game at home to Cordoba, the club said on Friday.

Atletico Madrid's Diego Simeone pleased with improving Mario Mandzukic
Atletico Madrid's Diego Simeone pleased with improving Mario Mandzukic

Filling the shoes of Diego Costa at Atletico Madrid was always going to be a tall order but coach Diego Simeone is pleased so far with the performances of Mario Mandzukic.

Rebel Diego Simeone upsetting Spanish establishment
Rebel Diego Simeone upsetting Spanish establishment

La Liga champions Atletico Madrid have become the mirror image of Diego Simeone as a well-organised and hard-working team with a fierce commitment and a strong rebellious streak.

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.

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.

No room for error for Barcelona, Atletico in La Liga
No room for error for Barcelona, Atletico in La Liga

With Real Madrid not playing in the La Liga this weekend, title rivals Barcelona and Atletico Madrid have no option but to win their respective matches or run the risk of seeing their title hopes disappear before the end of the year.

Angel Di Maria wins Argentina''s player of the year award
Angel Di Maria wins Argentina''s player of the year award

Manchester United`s Angel Di Maria has been voted Argentina`s foreign-based player of the year by the country`s sports journalists.

Real Madrid`s James Rodriguez back for Club World Cup final
Real Madrid`s James Rodriguez back for Club World Cup final

Colombian World Cup star James Rodriguez has shaken off a calf injury and is back in full training for Real Madrid ahead of Saturday`s Club World Cup final.

Penalty saves highlight Iker Casillas' return to form for Real
Penalty saves highlight Iker Casillas' return to form for Real

Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas has shown remarkable resilience to bounce back from a run of poor performances and doubts over his future at the club earlier this year.

Cristiano Ronaldo leads Real Madrid's World Club Cup charge
Cristiano Ronaldo leads Real Madrid's World Club Cup charge

World player of the year Cristiano Ronaldo enters the Club World Cup stage on Tuesday as he heads the all star cast from Real Madrid in their semi-final against Mexican side Cruz Azul in Marrakesh.

UCL: Chelsea face PSG, Man City tackle Barca in last 16
UCL: Chelsea face PSG, Man City tackle Barca in last 16

Jose Mourinho`s Chelsea were drawn on Monday against Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City tackle Barcelona in two blockbuster Champions League last 16 ties.

Nine-man Sydney suffer Club World Cup heartache
Nine-man Sydney suffer Club World Cup heartache

 Western Sydney Wanderers were just a minute from a glamour Club World Cup clash against Real Madrid before they slumped to a 3-1 extra-time defeat to Cruz Azul, finishing their quarter-final with nine men.

Barcelona slip up in Getafe stalemate
Barcelona slip up in Getafe stalemate

Barcelona`s La Liga title hopes suffered a blow as they fell four points behind leaders Real Madrid after being held to a disappointing 0-0 draw at Getafe on Saturday.

La Liga: Cristiano Ronaldo strikes twice as Real Madrid extend record winning run
La Liga: Cristiano Ronaldo strikes twice as Real Madrid extend record winning run

Cristiano Ronaldo hit a late double as La Liga leaders Real Madrid thumped Almeria 4-1 to extend their Spanish record winning run to 20 matches on Friday.

Real Madrid hopeful of James Rodriguez return for Club World Cup
Real Madrid hopeful of James Rodriguez return for Club World Cup

Real Madrid`s James Rodriguez has started running again after a calf injury and could return in time to help his side in the Club World Cup next week, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Thursday.

Real Madrid seeking perfect twenty
Real Madrid seeking perfect twenty

La Liga leaders Real Madrid will look to make it 20 consecutive victories in all competitions as they travel to managerless Almeria on Friday for their final league outing of the year.