Mumbai FC rope in Rafi, Lawrence for upcoming I-League
Mumbai FC rope in Rafi, Lawrence for upcoming I-League

Former India football captain Climax Lawrence and striker Mohammed Rafi have been retained by their I-League club Mumbai FC for the upcoming edition of the championship, starting January 17.

Missing striker Nile Ranger listed as wanted by Blackpool
Missing striker Nile Ranger listed as wanted by Blackpool

English football club Blackpool's striker Nile Ranger was reported to have gone missing for two weeks.

Atletico Madrid, Liverpool in race to re-sign Fernando Torres
Atletico Madrid, Liverpool in race to re-sign Fernando Torres

Suddenly, Fernando Torres has become a desired target for some of the top clubs in Europe. Currently, on loan at AC Milan from Chelsea, the Spaniard striker could either make a return to Atletico Madrid, or Liverpool this January transfer window.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic unhappy at coming second on list of Swedish greats
Zlatan Ibrahimovic unhappy at coming second on list of Swedish greats

Striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has dismissed his second-place finish on a list of Sweden`s all-time sporting greats behind tennis master Bjorn Borg.

Spurs striker Emmanuel Adebayor returns from compassionate leave
Spurs striker Emmanuel Adebayor returns from compassionate leave

Tottenham Hotspur striker Emmanuel Adebayor has returned from compassionate leave and is available for Saturday`s Premier League match against Burnley, manager Mauricio Pochettino said on Friday.

Louis van Gaal's strong personality tailor-made for Manchester United: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Louis van Gaal's strong personality tailor-made for Manchester United: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Former striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has endorsed Louis van Gaal's "strong personality", saying the Dutchman possesses the kind of mentality his ex-club requires.

Steven Gerrard urges Raheem Sterling to stay at Liverpool
Steven Gerrard urges Raheem Sterling to stay at Liverpool

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has called on young striker Raheem Sterling to continue his impressive development by staying hungry and remaining at the Anfield.

Carlo Ancelotti hails Karim Benzema goal run
Carlo Ancelotti hails Karim Benzema goal run

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti heaped praise on his in-form striker Karim Benzema on Friday as the in-form Frenchman looks to build on 11 goals in ten games at home to Celta Vigo this weekend.

West Ham must stop former target Wilfried Bony, says Sam Allardyce
West Ham must stop former target Wilfried Bony, says Sam Allardyce

West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce may live to regret signing Andy Carroll over in-form Swansea City striker Wilfried Bony when the east London side host the Welsh club in the Premier League on Sunday.

Chile soccer match suspended after racist insults
Chile soccer match suspended after racist insults

San Marcos de Arica striker Emilio Renteria was for the second time in two weeks the target of Chilean fans` racist insults, this time prompting the referee to suspend a match against Deportes Iquique on Saturday.

Striker with defibrillator makes German history
Striker with defibrillator makes German history

Striker Daniel Engelbrecht has made history by becoming the first player in German professional football to play with a defibrillator after he nearly died from an inflammation of the heart.

Zinedine Zidane lauds Brazilian Ronaldo
Zinedine Zidane lauds Brazilian Ronaldo

French legend Zinedine Zidane said that Brazilian Ronaldo was "probably the best player" he has ever played with.

Spotlight on Mario Balotelli as Italy target Croatia jinx
Spotlight on Mario Balotelli as Italy target Croatia jinx

Italy host Croatia at the San Siro Sunday in a crucial Euro 2016 qualifier with misfiring striker Mario Balotelli`s place in the team under threat.

Wayne Rooney is an England ''great'', says Roy Hodgson
Wayne Rooney is an England ''great'', says Roy Hodgson

Wayne Rooney deserves to be thought of as an England great, national team manager Roy Hodgson said on Friday.

100-cap Rooney faces England legacy questions
100-cap Rooney faces England legacy questions

Wayne Rooney will make his 100th England appearance on Saturday when Roy Hodgson`s side attempt to extend their 100 percent record in Euro 2016 qualifying at home to Slovenia.

Ex-Sweden striker Henrik Larsson to coach son at Helsingborg
Ex-Sweden striker Henrik Larsson to coach son at Helsingborg

Former Sweden international striker Henrik Larsson is to return to coach Helsingborg, the club with which he finished his career and where his son now plays, the club announced on Monday.

Roy Hodgson backs Wayne Rooney to break Peter Shilton record
Roy Hodgson backs Wayne Rooney to break Peter Shilton record

England manager Roy Hodgson has tipped Wayne Rooney to surpass Peter Shilton as his country`s most capped footballer ahead of the striker`s 100th international appearance against Slovenia next weekend.

Lille coach Girard rules out Balotelli-Origi swap
Lille coach Girard rules out Balotelli-Origi swap

Lille coach Rene Girard denied rumours about swapping Divock Origi for Italian star striker Mario Balotelli from Liverpool.

Fikru Lemessa ban big setback for Atletico de Kolkata: Kingshuk Debnath
Fikru Lemessa ban big setback for Atletico de Kolkata: Kingshuk Debnath

Atletico de Kolkata defender Kingshuk Debnath on Saturday said the two-match ban handed out to striker Fikru Lemessa came as a big setback for the team.

ISL: David Trezeguet fires as Pune beat Goa 2-0 to record maiden win
ISL: David Trezeguet fires as Pune beat Goa 2-0 to record maiden win

A striker always remains a striker is what David Trezeguet showed when he rolled back all those years with an opportunistic strike to help FC Pune City register their maiden win beating FC Goa by 2-0 in the Hero Indian uper League here on Sunday.