Pirlo back for Italy after Bonaventura pulls out

 Playmaker Andrea Pirlo was recalled by Italy at the age of 35 on Monday, less than four months after playing what was widely thought to be his final game for his country.

Chelsea forced to settle for draw against Schalke

Chelsea wasted chance after chance and had to settle for a 1-1 draw with Schalke 04 in their opening Champions League Group G match at Stamford Bridge that made a mockery of both teams` early season form.

Carlos Tevez hits Juve brace to end five-year drought
Carlos Tevez hits Juve brace to end five-year drought

Carlos Tevez ended his five-year Champions League goal drought with a second-half brace to give Juventus a precious 2-0 win over Swedish champions Malmo in Turin on Tuesday.

Champagne to run against FIFA president Sepp​ Blatter
Champagne to run against FIFA president Sepp​ Blatter

Former FIFA official Jerome Champagne formally announced on Monday that he will stand against incumbent Sepp Blatter in next year`s election for president of the world soccer body.

David Beckham can't compete with Victoria over fashion
David Beckham can't compete with Victoria over fashion

Former soccer ace David Beckham, who showed off his capsule collection recently, has said that he does not feel he can compete with his designer wife Victoria when it comes to fashion.

FIFA and other groups sued in US over concussions
FIFA and other groups sued in US over concussions

A group of parents sued several soccer organizations including the sport`s international governing body FIFA, saying they have failed to do more about concussions among children.

Lil Wayne starting sports management company?

Rapper Lil Wayne is reportedly getting ready to launch his own sports management company and Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo is said to be the first client on the roster.

David, Victoria Beckham hire Buckingham Palace worker

Former Soccer star David Beckham and his designer wife Victoria have reportedly hired a former Buckingham Palace worker as their new housekeeper.

Conservative Egypt preacher blasts watching soccer

At the height of international world cup fervor, an ultra-conservative Egyptian cleric has said that watching soccer matches was unacceptable in Islam because it is a distraction and "destroys nations."

2014 FIFA World Cup: Sports brings spirit of togetherness, tweets Narendra Modi

With football fever gripping India or rather the whole world, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday that sports brought a spirit of togetherness.

Lara Bingle gushes about beau Sam Worthington for playing soccer at UNICEF charity

Lara Bingle seemed to be proud of Sam Worthington as she tweeted about him when he played soccer at Old Trafford for a charity match organized by UNICEF .

Donovan absent from US World Cup squad

Landon Donovan, the United States` all-time leading scorer, was left off the 23-man squad named by Jurgen Klinsmann on Thursday for the 2014 World Cup.

North Korea leader Kim takes aim at archery, soccer success

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has run the rule over some of the country`s archery and soccer talent, offering them advice on how to raise standards and succeed in international competition.

Meet the `one-legged` teen footballer who had climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro on crutches when 13!

A teenaged American footballer, who was born with just one leg, is reportedly the subject of a mini-documentary, produced by Powerade, because of his inspiring life story.

Russell Brand turns soccer expert for charity

Russell Brand became a TV soccer pundit to raise money for a charity.

Russell Brand turns soccer guru on `Match of the Day`

Comedian Russell Brand has now become a TV soccer pundit.

Man Utd drown sorrows with Aperol spirits sponsorship

Manchester United received some welcome relief from the English soccer champions` on-pitch woes with the announcement on Friday of a sponsorship deal with Italian spirits brand Aperol.

Chile Jewish community hurt by soccer club shirt

A soccer shirt is igniting a war of words between Chile`s Jewish and Palestinian communities.

U-17 WC hosting rights highlight of 2013 for Indian football

Securing the hosting rights of the prestigious 2017 Under-17 FIFA World Cup was the lone silver lining in an otherwise disappointing and forgettable year gone by for Indian football.

David Beckham power to fly

Retired soccer ace David Beckham says he would love to be able to fly or view the world from the eyes of an artist, reports femalefirst.co.uk.