Chelsea racism victim declines Jose Mourinho's invite to London match
Chelsea racism victim declines Jose Mourinho's invite to London match

The black man blocked from boarding a Paris Metro by Chelsea fans chanting racist slogans said he was still traumatised and would not accept an invitation from the soccer club to attend the Chelsea-Paris Saint-Germain match in London.

Angry Cristiano Ronaldo's record overshadowed by poor Real showing
Angry Cristiano Ronaldo's record overshadowed by poor Real showing

Two-goal Cristiano Ronaldo may have become the record scorer in European competition on Tuesday but the Real Madrid forward was left seething by another poor performance from the stuttering European champions.

Bhutan and Nepal kick off qualifying hike to Russia 2018
Bhutan and Nepal kick off qualifying hike to Russia 2018

The long road to Russia 2018 kicks off in the outposts of Asia on Thursday with the world`s worst international team, Bhutan, making their World Cup qualifying debut and eyeing a first win of any sorts since 2008.

Millwall sack Holloway, Neil Harris takes reins
Millwall sack Holloway, Neil Harris takes reins

Ian Holloway was on Tuesday sacked as manager of English soccer club Millwall. Neil Harris steps up from coach, and is now tasked with keeping the south London club in the second tier of English football.

 Strong league to fuel Qatar's Asia ambition, says chief
Strong league to fuel Qatar's Asia ambition, says chief

Qatar`s soccer league chief hopes a close alliance with the national team can help the country improve its international performance following a disappointing Asian Cup this year.

Arsene Wenger praise for Danny Welbeck as he proves a point
Arsene Wenger praise for Danny Welbeck as he proves a point

Players are often reluctant to celebrate goals they score against a former club but Danny Welbeck clearly enjoyed netting Arsenal`s winner at Manchester United on Monday.

 Pay players on time or lose points, Brazil tells clubs
Pay players on time or lose points, Brazil tells clubs

Brazilian clubs who fail to pay their players on time could be docked points under a Labour Fair Play system announced by the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) on Monday.

Angel Di Maria red card adds to Louis van Gaal's woes
Angel Di Maria red card adds to Louis van Gaal's woes

Another unconvincing display from Manchester United was compounded by a needless red card for Angel Di Maria on Monday as the Argentine added to manager Louis van Gaal`s woes.

Antonio Conte says ''his'' Juventus would be 20 points clear by now
Antonio Conte says ''his'' Juventus would be 20 points clear by now

Italy coach Antonio Conte criticised this year`s Serie A title race on Monday and said that if Juventus were as ruthless as they were under his leadership, they would be 20 points clear of the field.

Sublime Paul Pogba goal sends Juventus 11 points clear
Sublime Paul Pogba goal sends Juventus 11 points clear

Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba scored a sublime goal to break Sassuolo`s determined resistance and give his side a 1-0 win which sent them 11 points clear at the top of Serie A and closer to a fourth successive title on Monday.

 ''Great man'' Gianfranco Zola fired by Cagliari, Zdenek Zeman returns
''Great man'' Gianfranco Zola fired by Cagliari, Zdenek Zeman returns

Gianfranco Zola was fired as coach of struggling Cagliari on Monday after 10 league games in charge, despite the club describing him as "a great man" who had brought them international prestige.

Major League Soccer on brink of players' strike
Major League Soccer on brink of players' strike

Major League Soccer is on the verge of a players` strike as talks on a new collective contract have failed to bring a deal with just two days until the start of the new season.

Massimiliano Allegri angry after Juventus let AS Roma off the hook
Massimiliano Allegri angry after Juventus let AS Roma off the hook

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri left the Stadio Olimpico pitch in angry mood after seeing his team squander a one-goal lead against 10 men in their 1-1 draw at AS Roma on Monday.

Angel Di Maria will get back to his best at Manchester United: Wayne Rooney
Angel Di Maria will get back to his best at Manchester United: Wayne Rooney

Angel Di Maria is a great player and will rediscover his best form for Manchester United after enduring a difficult time of late, captain Wayne Rooney said.

China says football stars of future need training from birth
China says football stars of future need training from birth

China`s footballing stars of the future need to start being trained from birth, the government said on Friday as President Xi Jinping signed off on a new plan to boost the country`s much-maligned efforts at the sport.

AS Roma avenge win over Juventus to close gap
AS Roma avenge win over Juventus to close gap

The teams in Serie A face off on Monday when AS Roma host Juventus, with the home side hoping they can reverse the 3-2 defeat they suffered against the champions in October to close the gap at the top of the standings.

 Manchester City aim to break new ground by beating Barcaelona
Manchester City aim to break new ground by beating Barcaelona

Manchester City have been on a steep learning curve in the Champions League but Tuesday`s last 16 first-leg clash with four-times European kings Barcelona offers a chance to show they are now serious contenders.

Nani weeps with emotion after 30-metre goal
Nani weeps with emotion after 30-metre goal

Nani wept with emotion after scoring an outrageous 30-metre goal for Sporting Lisbon in their 2-0 over Gil Vicente on Sunday.

''Pathetic'' Newcastle United embarrass Alan Shearer
''Pathetic'' Newcastle United embarrass Alan Shearer

Newcastle United`s display in their 5-0 capitulation against champions Manchester City was "pathetic", according to former captain and record goalscorer Alan Shearer.

Neymar asks Brazil``s fans to get behind Cup team

Brazil`s exciting young forward Neymar called on fickle home fans to get behind the team at the World Cup, saying they could be the most important "player" in the drive for a record sixth championship.