Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri gave the strongest hint yet that he wishes to return to Italy and probably take the Juventus job by saying he misses his friends and elderly parents.
Gianni Infantino was re-elected Wednesday by acclamation for a second term as FIFA president at the Congress of world football’s governing body in Paris.
The rape lawsuit against Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo has been dropped, according to a report from Bloomberg on Wednesday.
England forward Daniel Sturridge will leave Liverpool before the start of next season, the European champions announced Tuesday.
Bayern Munich will not exercise their option to buy James Rodriguez because the player does not want to stay at the German champions, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said on Tuesday.
Neymar’s mother has urged her Brazilian football star son to “forgive” the woman who accused him of rape and “return to Jesus,” in a message published Tuesday on Instagram.

world soccer Real Madrid snap up Serb starlet Jovic in transfer coup

Real Madrid said Tuesday they have signed 21-year-old Serbia striker Luka Jovic from German side Eintracht Frankfurt on a six-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

world soccer Seven Valladolid players paid to lose match: report

Seven players of Spanish first division side Real Valladolid were paid by a recently dismantled match-fixing gang to deliberately lose their final match of the season against Valencia, daily newspaper El Mundo reported Tuesday.

world soccer Lawyers drop Brazil star Neymar’s rape accuser

Lawyers for a woman who accused Brazil star Neymar of rape are no longer representing her because of contradictions in her story, Globo TV reported on Monday.

world soccer Former Spain coach Lopetegui takes over at Seville for next three seasons

Seville said Tuesday they had signed Julen Lopetegui, who was sacked as Spain coach on the eve of the 2018 World Cup, as manager for the next three seasons.

world soccer Klopp ‘pleased’ about Bayern link, but hints at Liverpool extension

Jurgen Klopp hinted Tuesday that he could remain Liverpool manager for another five years following his Champions League success, in an interview with Germany’s Bild newspaper.

world soccer Ronaldo centre-stage but Portugal’s new stars ready to shine

Cristiano Ronaldo has ended his international exile to spearhead Portugal’s hopes of winning the inaugural Nations League on home soil this week, but gone are the days when he was the European champions’ only man to fear. A five-time Ballon d’Or and Champions League winner, who has delivered league titles to his clubs in England, […]

world soccer Brazil coach Tite refuses to judge Neymar after rape accusation

The scandal erupted on Saturday when local media published accusations that a Brazilian woman had filed with the Sao Paulo police.

world soccer Platini blasts Infantino, says he has ‘no legitimacy’

The former head of European football Michel Platini has blasted FIFA President Gianni Infantino ahead of his re-election saying he has “no legitimacy” and that he previously mocked women’s football.

world soccer Former Arsenal player Reyes laid to rest in Spain after car crash

Hundreds of mourners attended the funeral in Spain on Monday of former Real Madrid and Arsenal forward Jose Antonio Reyes, who was killed in a weekend car crash.

world soccer James Rodriguez to leave Bayern Munich – report

Colombian midfielder James Rodriguez will leave Bayern Munich ahead of next season after the club decided not to sign him permanently from Real Madrid, Kicker magazine reported on Monday.

world soccer ‘I want to see Klopp at Bayern’ – Beckenbauer

German football legend Franz Beckenbauer said Monday that he wants to see Liverpool coach Juergen Klopp in the Bayern Munich dugout.

world soccer Banyana hammered in World Cup warm-up match, losing 7-2 to Poland

South Africa start their World Cup campaign with another difficult assignment against Spain on Saturday in Le Havre.

world soccer Four things we learned from the Champions League final

Liverpool won their sixth Champions League title on Saturday after beating Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 in a disappointing match in Madrid.

world soccer ‘They’re brilliant’: Liverpool fans line streets to honour idols

Under leaden English skies, Liverpool became a carnival of red on Sunday as the football-mad city hailed its heroes for bringing home the Champions League trophy for the first time in 14 years.

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