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Manchester United ahead of the field in new sponsorship strategy updated 1 days ago

Manchester United may be struggling on the pitch but the EPL giants top the table when it comes to raking in the cash from lucrative sponsorship deals.

Champions League: Arsenal held by Besiktas updated 1 days ago

There's a $33 million prize on offer -- but Arsenal's hopes of securing the cash are on the line.

Luis Suarez unveiled by Barcelona updated 2 days ago

Cleared to take part in football-related activities last week by the highest sports court in the world, Luis Suarez was unveiled to Barcelona fans amid chants of "Suarez, Suarez, Suarez" on Monday.

New signings shine for Chelsea against Burnley updated 2 days ago

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said last week his Blues were title contenders in the Premier League. With the amount of money Chelsea continues to spend on players, many would say he was stating the obvious.

Ronaldo, Sturridge and Brandao feature in weekend winners and losers updated 3 days ago

The French season is already up and running and over the weekend the English Premier League returned to action, while Spanish clubs continue to prepare for the start of La Liga on 23 August. So who were the weekend's winners and losers?

Manchester City win as Liverpool begin life without Suarez updated 4 days ago

Reigning English Premier League champions Manchester City began the new season as they ended the last, at the top of the table.

EPL: Arsenal snatch late opening day win over Crystal Palace updated 4 days ago

Arsenal left it late but an injury time goal from Aaron Ramsey was enough to get the better of Crystal Palace and secure a closely fought 2-1 victory on the opening day of the 2014/15 EPL season.

EPL: Manchester United defeated by Swansea on opening day updated 5 days ago

Swansea upset Louis Van Gaal's Manchester United to win at Old Trafford on the opening day of the EPL season.

The little horse no more: Why Chelsea will be Premier League champion updated 6 days ago

Jose Mourinho was precisely as we had remembered him.

Luis Suarez loses 'biting ban' appeal, but can train updated 7 days ago

Luis Suarez will have to wait until late October to make his debut for Spanish club Barcelona after the CAS partially upheld his ban for biting.

Five things to look out for across Europe's 'big five' football leagues updated 7 days ago

The World Cup has been over for just a month, yet the European football season has already begun.

German Super Cup: Bayern Munich beaten by Borussia Dortmund updated 7 days ago

Like many of Spider-Man's victims, Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola was caught in a web of despair.

Football: Gerardo 'Tata' Martino appointed Argentina coach updated 8 days ago

Three months after leaving Barcelona following a trophyless season, Gerardo Martino has been appointed coach of the Argentina national team.

UEFA Super Cup: Ronaldo stars for new-look Real Madrid updated 8 days ago

It is an attacking arsenal to make any soccer side in the world quiver.

Eliaquim Mangala signs for Manchester City from Porto updated 10 days ago

Manchester City just can't stop spending money as the English Premier League champions have forked out a reported $53 million to sign France international defender Eliaquim Mangala from Portuguese club Porto.

Miroslav Klose retires from international football updated 10 days ago

The World Cup's most prolific goal scorer has hung up his golden boots.

Arsenal clinches first English silverware at Wembley updated 11 days ago

Arsenal claimed the first trophy of the 2014-15 English season Sunday with an emphatic 3-0 win over Manchester City in the FA Community Shield at Wembley.

Luis Suarez appeals biting ban at sport's highest court updated 13 days ago

Luis Suarez appealed to the Court of Arbitration (CAS) Friday against his four-month ban imposed by FIFA for biting during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

U.S. soccer legend Donovan retires updated 13 days ago

Landon Donovan, arguably the greatest American soccer player of all time, has announced his retirement from the game.

Landon Donovan to retire from professional soccer updated 13 days ago

Landon Donovan, the greatest scorer in American men's soccer history and one of the players who helped raise the profile of the game in the United States, will retire after the MLS season.

More than a club: Can Bartomeu save Barca from itself? updated 14 days ago

When Josep Maria Bartomeu became the 40th president of FC Barcelona at the start of this year, he was paraded at the Camp Nou stadium in front of the waiting press, just as his predecessors before him had.

Football: Sierra Leone refused entry to Seychelles over Ebola virus fears updated 19 days ago

Concern over the spread of the Ebola virus has caused the cancellation of an African Cup of Nations football match.

Vanishing spray set for English Premier League debut updated 21 days ago

The vanishing spray used by referees at the recent FIFA World Cup has found a new home in the English Premier League.

Suits you, Sir! Spanish soccer team wears tuxedo kit updated 21 days ago

A Spanish football club will wear a specially designed tuxedo kit whilst playing in a pre-season tournament this week.

Carlos Tevez thanks fans following father's kidnap ordeal updated 22 days ago

Argentine football star Carlos Tevez has thanked his fans for their support following his father's kidnap ordeal in Buenos Aires.

Is Paris Saint-Germain's Chinese charm offensive good business? updated 22 days ago

For at least 10 minutes, it looked as if it could have been a fairytale night for the home side.

FIFA asks Italian soccer federation to investigate allegations of racism updated 23 days ago

FIFA has asked the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) to investigate alleged comments from the front runner to become its next president that referred to African players as "banana eaters."

Frank Lampard: 'MLS my next big challenge' updated 25 days ago

Not content with claiming every major club honor with Chelsea and over a century of caps for England -- now Frank Lampard is relishing a new challenge in MLS with New York City FC.

Israeli soccer players attacked by protesters at Austrian friendly updated 27 days ago

A preseason soccer match in Austria had to be abandoned after pro-Palestinian protesters invaded the pitch and started attacking players from Israeli team Maccabi Haifa.

Tapping into World Cup buzz? Europe's soccer giants head stateside updated 29 days ago

Europe's star soccer clubs have booked a summer holiday to the United States -- but this is strictly business not pleasure.

Football team in Ukraine war zone changes homes updated 29 days ago

After Brazilian midfielder Douglas Costa said he was "afraid" to return to Shakhtar Donetsk, the Ukrainian club located in a war zone announced that it would play its home games elsewhere.

Brazil appoints Dunga as new coach after World Cup horror show updated 30 days ago

There is a new man tasked with fulfilling Brazil's World Cup destiny.

James Rodriguez: World Cup star joins Real Madrid updated 30 days ago

One of the World Cup's most exciting players has joined Real Madrid.

FC Copenhagen waits on Champions League tie in Ukraine updated 31 days ago

Danish football club FC Copenhagen has been left in limbo ahead of its European Champions League game at Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk due to the current conflict in Ukraine.

Shakhtar Donetsk president issues warning to AWOL players updated 31 days ago

The president of Ukraine's top football club has warned six of its players who have gone AWOL they will "suffer" if they don't return to the conflict-torn country.

Germany captain Philipp Lahm retires from international football updated 31 days ago

He may have written his name into national folklore less than a week ago but Germany's World Cup winning captain Philipp Lahm has decided to go out at the top by announcing his retirement from international football Friday.

Louis van Gaal takes charge at Manchester United updated 35 days ago

Manchester United may have 659 million "followers" -- according to a survey conducted two years ago -- but it's not the biggest club in the world.

Real Madrid: Most valuable sports team snaps up World Cup winner Toni Kroos updated 35 days ago

It's a good day for Real Madrid.

Massimiliano Allegri succeeds Antonio Conte as Juventus coach updated 36 days ago

One Italian Serie A-winning coach out, and one Italian Serie A-winning coach in.

Barcelona declares 'Luis Suarez is ours' updated 36 days ago

Luis Suarez is "now a Barcelona player in all respects," according to the Spanish club.

Heroes' welcome for Germany's World Cup winners updated 37 days ago

The streets of Berlin have turned black, red and gold as up to a million flag-waving fans gather in the German capital to welcome home the nation's World Cup-winning footballers.

World Cup: Tor! How Germany plotted for final glory updated 37 days ago

The pressure suffocated those toiling on the grass, the gravity of a World Cup final adding weight to the air like plumbing a great depth in the ocean.

Germany erupts with joy as 24-year World Cup wait comes to an end updated 37 days ago

In a twist of fate, the hosts' vanquishers became the heroes. Germany's Mario Götze's late, late strike made the difference in the final against Argentina, and his sublime goal prevented Brazil's neighbors and arch-rivals from lifting the trophy.

World Cup: The top 10 matches of Brazil 2014 updated 37 days ago

So that's it for another four years.

Luiz Felipe Scolari resigns as Brazil manager after World Cup flop updated 37 days ago

Luiz Felipe Scolari resigns as Brazil boss after the 2014 hosts seek to make amends for their humiliating World Cup exit.

Team of the tournament: CNN picks its World Cup XI updated 37 days ago

And so it comes to a close. With 64 games, some huge shocks and 171 goals scored over a month of great football, the medals have been presented and the trophy lifted. Now it's time to look back, and to recognize some superlative performances from some of the world's best players.

Riot police, fans clash after World Cup celebration in Argentina turns violent updated 38 days ago

Police in Argentina arrested at least 120 people Sunday after a World Cup celebration in downtown Buenos Aires got out of hand, state news agency Telam reported.

Rihanna flashes her support -- and other bizarre moments at World Cup final updated 38 days ago

There were triumphs, tears, joy and sorrow at the World Cup final between Argentina and Germany. There were also some bizarre moments. Here are our top 5.

World Cup: Why Brazil should have won updated 38 days ago

It's all over now. Germany won the World Cup, which can't have surprised anyone who watched it demolish Brazil en route to the championship.

World Cup final: Germany defeats Argentina in extra time updated 38 days ago

Never bet against Germany.

World Cup: Netherlands defeats Brazil in third place playoff updated 38 days ago

It's often described as the game no team wants to play in.

Brazil 2014 World Cup: Results/schedule updated 38 days ago

Final:

World Cup final: Germany, Argentina face off in battle of the titans updated 39 days ago

In a World Cup already marked by stunning victories and catastrophic defeats, Germany faces Argentina for the final on Sunday

World Cup: Germany and Argentina face date with destiny updated 39 days ago

It is the scenario Brazil had always feared -- the $11 billion party where the neighbors come round and trash your newly spruced up home.

How the World Cup played out on social media updated 40 days ago

Germany's demolition of World Cup hosts Brazil in their Tuesday semifinal in Belo Horizonte is the game that seemingly everyone can't stop talking about.

World Cup: Neymar named on FIFA Golden Ball shortlist updated 40 days ago

His World Cup was brutally cut short by injury, but Brazilian star Neymar could yet end up a winner after he was named on FIFA's Golden Ball shortlist

Calf-biters, blood tackles and banana passes: learn 12 German football phrases updated 40 days ago

You may have watched in wonder as Germany dismantled Brazil on Tuesday. But to really appreciate the art of German football you need to understand the lingo.

Liverpool and Barcelona reach deal on Luis Suarez updated 40 days ago

Luis Suarez is set to join Spanish giants Barcelona after Liverpool and the La Liga club announced they had agreed terms for a sale.

World Cup final: Lionel Messi's moment of immortality? updated 41 days ago

In the sight of Rio de Janeiro's Christ the Redeemer, the man who would be king awaits his destiny.

World Cup 2014: 11 prospects to keep an eye on updated 41 days ago

One of the joys of watching FIFA's quadrennial football fest is seeing relative unknowns -- young prospects or previously unheralded players -- come to the fore with some dazzling football.

Alexis Sanchez agrees to join Arsenal from Barcelona updated 41 days ago

Better late than never.

Luis Suarez loses appeal for biting Chiellini updated 42 days ago

He may be on the verge of signing for Barcelona, but it looks like Luis Suarez won't be returning to football action anytime soon after FIFA upheld his ban for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup in Brazil.

FIFA bans Nigeria from international football updated 42 days ago

FIFA has suspended Nigeria from international football citing government interference in the running of its national federation.

World Cup: Argentina defeats Netherlands to reach final updated 42 days ago

Brazil thought its nightmare was over -- but perhaps it's only just beginning.

World Cup: Brazil dreams destroyed by ruthless Germany updated 43 days ago

First there was disbelief. Then there were tears.

World Cup: Panning for photo gold updated 43 days ago

It might be a bit of a blur to everyone else, but Lionel Messi always seems to keep a clear head -- even in the most pressurized situations.

Brazil's World Cup hammering spurs tears, puns and Twitter record updated 43 days ago

The German blowout over Brazil stunned the world, launched countless memes and set a new Twitter record.

Five things about the beat down in Brazil updated 43 days ago

World Cup 2014 -- Germany demolishes Brazil: Record-setting numbers came from the rout of all routs.

World Cup: Will Messi or Robben win battle of wizards? updated 43 days ago

All eyes will be on Lionel Messi and Arjen Robben when Argentina face the Netherlands in the World Cup semifinal in Sao Paulo to discover who will meet Germany in the final.

FIFA to help Brazil police with World Cup ticket scandal updated 44 days ago

FIFA says it will help police in Brazil with investigations into allegations that one of its commercial partners has been involved in a ticket scalping scandal.

World Cup: Can Neymar-less Brazil pass Germany semifinal test? updated 44 days ago

Four days after Neymar was kneed in the back, Brazil face the real possibility of being booted out of their own World Cup when they take on Germany in the semifinal at Belo Horizonte on Tuesday.

Alfredo Di Stefano: Real Madrid great dies aged 88 updated 44 days ago

Former Real Madrid star Alfredo Di Stefano, widely regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time, has died at the age of 88.

World Cup: A casual fan's quick guide to Brazil vs. Germany updated 44 days ago

If your interest in the World Cup died with Team USA's dreams, do reconsider. Because, boy, will you be treated to some fancy footwork today.

'Magic spray' - The World Cup's real star? updated 44 days ago

It's been a World Cup notable for late drama in most of the matches and a high number of goals scored, particularly in the preliminary stages.

Millions love 'beautiful game,' so why does China struggle with football? updated 44 days ago

With a population of 1.3 billion, you'd think that there would be 11 people in China who are good enough to put up a fight on the football pitch.

Brazilian star Neymar out of World Cup due to injury updated 45 days ago

Neymar, the star of Brazil's team, is out of the World Cup after fracturing a vertebra, the team doctor says.

World Cup: Dutch beat Costa Rica in shootout to reach semis updated 45 days ago

It was supposed to be a formality, but the Netherlands was made to sweat against Costa Rica before eventually overcoming the 2014 World Cup's surprise package and booking a place in the semifinals Saturday.

World Cup: Argentina beats Belgium to reach semifinals updated 45 days ago

If anyone wondered about Argentina's World Cup winning credentials, surely there can be little doubt now after La Albiceleste overcame Belgium 1-0.

World Cup: Colombia returns to hero's welcome in Bogota updated 45 days ago

Colombia may have exited the World Cup at the quarterfinal stage but it did not stop a massive crowd from welcoming home their heroes in the capital Bogota.

World Cup: Neymar injury mars Brazil's tense Colombia victory updated 47 days ago

There were goals, there was choreographed dancing, there were moments of great footballing beauty, but Colombia -- one of the teams to excite most at this thrilling World Cup finals -- is going home after Friday's quarterfinal defeat at the hands of Brazil in Fortaleza.

World Cup: Germany defeats France to reach semifinals updated 47 days ago

It's a demon buried deep within the French psyche -- a demon which refuses to be exorcized.

Social media reflects female football fans updated 48 days ago

Football has traditionally been a male preserve -- but no more, according to a U.S. academic who says social media has helped spark women's interest.

Brazil's soccer soul: A love too deep to bear? updated 48 days ago

The so-called 'spiritual home of football' is playing host to the World Cup and Brazilian fans anxiously await the outcome.

World Cup: Julio Cesar: We must not fail updated 48 days ago

Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar has gone from scapegoat to national hero in the space of two World Cups.

And the World Cup semifinalists will be... updated 49 days ago

We've had octopuses, camels and turtles providing World Cup predictions, but now a computer software program has got in on the act of forecasting football matches.

World Cup: Colombia remembers murdered Escobar ahead of Brazil test updated 49 days ago

For Colombia this week, two worlds collide.

10 surprising facts about America's new soccer hero, Tim Howard updated 49 days ago

Here's what you need to know about the 35-year-old Tim Howard

World Cup: Heroes and villains at snapping point updated 50 days ago

Diego Maradona was a mesmerizing presence on the pitch during four World Cup finals as a player.

World Cup: USA dream shattered by Belgium updated 50 days ago

No guts no glory, or so the saying goes.

Match-fixer denies Der Spiegel story on Cameroon throwing World Cup game updated 50 days ago

Convicted Singaporean match-fixer Wilson Raj Perumal is categorically denying a story published by German weekly Der Spiegel alleging that the Cameroon team was involved in fixing a World Cup game in Brazil.

World Cup: Di Maria strikes late to break Swiss hearts updated 50 days ago

This World Cup is no protector of reputations.

US World Cup dream ends with Belgian boot in 2-1 game updated 51 days ago

Belgium defeats USA 2 - 1 to terminate team USA's World Cup journey. Belgium advances to World Cup quarterfinals.

World Cup: Cameroon to investigate match fixing claims updated 51 days ago

Cameroon is to investigate allegations that seven of their players were involved in match fixing during the group stages of the World Cup finals in Brazil.

How America won the 2014 World Cup updated 51 days ago

A short story, buried on the fourth page of the sports supplement: that's how the New York Times, one of America's most globally orientated of newspapers, marked what remains as U.S. Soccer's most sensational result to date and possibly one of the greatest underdog victories of any World Cup.

World Cup: Germany survive scare against Algeria to reach quarterfinals updated 51 days ago

Extra-time goals from Mesut Ozil and Andre Schurrle spared Germany's blushes against Algeria in the World Cup last 16 tie at Port Alegre on Monday.

World Cup: France sees off Nigeria to reach last eight updated 51 days ago

Redemption is not easy to attain.

World Cup: Luis Suarez issues 'bite' apology; promises never to do it again updated 52 days ago

Luis Suarez has promised never to bite a player again after the Uruguayan issued an apology to Italy's Giorgio Chiellini.

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