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Jerome Champagne: Sepp Blatter is 'not a dictator' updated 5 days ago

Jerome Champagne, the only candidate currently standing against FIFA president Sepp Blatter, is resolutely refusing to take the gloves off against his rival in the race to decide who will lead football's world governing body.

FIFA: Michael Garcia wants World Cup bidding report to be made public updated 5 days ago

American lawyer Michael Garcia breaks ranks with FIFA by insisting his report on soccer World Cup bidding process should be made public.

The never-ending match: Liverpool and Middlesbrough's epic penalty shootout updated 6 days ago

Liverpool and Middlesbrough contested a marathon penalty shootout which was won 14-13 by the Premier League side after both teams had taken 15 spot kicks.

Soccer injury? All you need is cheese updated 7 days ago

When it comes to curing soccer injuries all you need is cheese, according to coach Felix Magath.

Mario Balotelli: Police probe racist abuse directed at Liverpool striker after tweet updated 8 days ago

Racist abuse on social media shows no sign of diminishing in European football after British police launched an investigation into abusive tweets sent to Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli.

Manchester United suffers fresh humiliation at Leicester City updated 8 days ago

Last weekend Louis Van Gaal was hailing the beginning of a "new era" at Manchester United after a rout of QPR.

Cristiano Ronaldo scores treble as Real Madrid puts eight goals past Deportivo updated 9 days ago

Cristiano Ronaldo nets a hat-trick as Real Madrid scores eight goals against Deportivo la Coruna.

English Premier League: Liverpool beaten again, Arsenal bounces back updated 9 days ago

Liverpool beaten 3-1 by West Ham in English Premier League, while Arsenal bounces back with 3-0 win at Aston Villa.

Ligue 1: Brandao handed six-month ban for Motta headbutt updated 11 days ago

Brazilian-born striker Brandao had been handed a six-month ban for headbutting Paris St Germain midfielder Thiago Motta at Parc des Princes on August 16.

London's Wembley Stadium to host Euro 2020 final updated 11 days ago

Just like a Rolling Stone ... It's football's answer to rock and roll's arena tours.

Jonas Gutierrez battling testicular cancer updated 12 days ago

The world of football has rallied around Jonas Gutierrez as the Argentine fights testicular cancer.

Champions League: Bayern Munich defeats Manchester City updated 12 days ago

Bayern Munich defeats Manchester City in the Champions League.

Talent spotting: Five stars in the making updated 13 days ago

The Champions League is back -- but do you know who the rising stars of this year's competition are likely to be?

Champions League: Captain Gerrard spares Liverpool's blushes updated 13 days ago

Drama and Liverpool go hand to hand in the European Champions League.

Champions League: Everything you need to know updated 14 days ago

The Champions League is back and we can't wait to get started.

First win of season for Louis Van Gaal's Manchester United updated 15 days ago

"This is the start of the new Manchester United," trumpeted Louis Van Gaal after his expensively rebuilt side kick started its Premier League campaign.

La Liga: Atletico edge Real in Madrid derby updated 16 days ago

They have long played second fiddle to their more illustrious city rivals, but Atletico Madrid took another giant step out of Real Madrid's shadow on Saturday with a 2-1 win at the Bernabeu.

English Premier League: Demichelis earns draw for Man City against Arsenal updated 17 days ago

A late Martin Demichelis header salvaged a point for Manchester City against Arsenal in an entertaining 2-2 draw at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday.

Martin Odegaard: European football's most coveted 15-year-old updated 20 days ago

He's just 15 and the world is seemingly already at his feet.

Netherlands suffer shock loss to Czechs in Euro qualifier updated 20 days ago

No one in the Netherlands will be panicking just yet but this isn't how the Dutch wanted to start their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign.

Euro 2016: England and Spain off to winning starts updated 21 days ago

Could England be the team which comes from nowhere to win the European Championship finals in 2016?

Germany return with a win updated 22 days ago

A new look Germany got their European Championship qualification campaign off to a winning start by beating Scotland 2-1 in Dortmund.

France beat Spain as World Cup hangover lingers updated 25 days ago

After the inquisition, the exhibition -- or an exhibition game at the very least.

Human rights workers go missing in Qatar updated 25 days ago

The human rights record of 2022 World Cup hosts Qatar is under the spotlight again after two Nepalese-British workers "disappeared in Doha following harassment by the police," according to a non-governmental organization.

Team USA defeats Czech Republic as Klinsmann eyes 2018 World Cup updated 26 days ago

Look out Russia -- Team USA is coming.

Radamel Falcao seals loan move to Manchester United updated 27 days ago

They may be winless in competitive fixtures so far this season, but Manchester United scored a victory of sorts on European football's transfer deadline day.

Radamel Falcao: Everything you need to know updated 28 days ago

Who is #Falcao?

Liverpool swat Spurs aside updated 30 days ago

Mario Balotelli didn't score but, once again, it was still all about him.

English Premier League: Chelsea beat Everton to maintain 100% record updated 30 days ago

Others may already be faltering, but Chelsea march on.

Champions League draw: Real Madrid lands minnow Ludogorets updated 32 days ago

Real Madrid, the kings of Europe, will take on a team living one of the greatest fairytale stories in Bulgarian football history.

Referee! How Wilson Raj Perumal made football pay the penalty updated 33 days ago

Who'd be a referee? When the crowd aren't getting on your back you've got the players acting up or giving you an earful.

Champions League: Moti delivers Ludogorets fairytale updated 33 days ago

It is a football fairytale even Hollywood scriptwriters might view as stretching the bounds of credibility.

Champions League: Sanchez delivers as nervy Arsenal reach group stages updated 33 days ago

Football clubs spend big money on big players to deliver on the biggest stage.

U.S. lawsuit targets FIFA's rules on player concussions updated 33 days ago

A group of current and former soccer players has filed a lawsuit against FIFA, claiming football's world governing body isn't doing enough to manage the issue of concussion in the game.

How much of a fix is football in? updated 34 days ago

Recent revelations in print and now on television by convicted match fixer Wilson Raj Perumal are once again throwing the spotlight onto match-fixing in football.

Wilson Raj Perumal: The man who fixed football updated 34 days ago

He rose from humble beginnings, worked his way through the local leagues before graduating to become a major player on the international stage, netting him millions of dollars along the way.

Manchester United signs Angel Di Maria for British record fee updated 34 days ago

Manchester United needs a miracle to win the league title this year according to manager Louis van Gaal -- so what better way to start off than with the arrival of an angel.

Mario Balotelli signs for Liverpool updated 35 days ago

Look out Liverpool, Mario Balotelli has arrived.

CAF sends out warning after Cameroonian player killed updated 36 days ago

African football has been warned it "cannot be the breeding ground for hooliganism," after a Cameroonian player was killed during a league match on Saturday.

Messi shines in Barca win updated 36 days ago

Barcelona put a turbulent few months behind them by sweeping aside Elche 3-0 at the Nou Camp in their opening game of the Spanish season.

Poor Man Utd held by Sunderland updated 36 days ago

Manchester United's poor start to the season continued with a lackluster 1-1 draw against Sunderland.

English Premier League: Ramsey and Giroud salvage draw for Arsenal updated 37 days ago

We are only two games into a new English Premier League season, but with seven minutes to go in their match against Everton, some Arsenal fans may have been quietly writing off their team's title chances.

Libya pulls out of hosting 2017 Africa Cup of Nations updated 38 days ago

Libya has withdrawn as hosts of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations tournament because of ongoing security issues in the country, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has announced.

Bayern start Bundesliga season with win updated 38 days ago

Bayern Munich started where they left off last season by beating Wolfsburg 2-1 in the curtain raise to the German Bundesliga.

UEFA sanction Russia over Crimea updated 38 days ago

UEFA will not recognize any Russian soccer matches involving teams from the disputed region of Crimea.

Tiny Eibar take on Spanish soccer's big guns Real Madrid and Barcelona updated 39 days ago

"We are like one grain of sand against a whole beach." Eibar fan Unai Eraso.

Champions League: Celtic's second chance still alive updated 40 days ago

Do you believe in second chances? It would appear that those wearing the green and white of Celtic do.

'Miracle of Eibar' - Can tiny Spanish club avoid cruel twist of fate? updated 41 days ago

There is only one fairytale story in Spanish soccer this season, but will it have a happy ending?

Barcelona's appeal against transfer ban rejected updated 41 days ago

Luis Suarez could be the last big-money signing top European club Barcelona makes for quite some time.

Manchester United ahead of the field in new sponsorship strategy updated 41 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 41 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 42 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 42 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 43 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 43 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 44 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 44 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 46 days ago

Jose Mourinho was precisely as we had remembered him.

Luis Suarez loses 'biting ban' appeal, but can train updated 46 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 47 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 47 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 48 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 48 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 50 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 50 days ago

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

Arsenal clinches first English silverware at Wembley updated 50 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 53 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 53 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 53 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 54 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 59 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 60 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 61 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 62 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 62 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 62 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 65 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 67 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 69 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 69 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 69 days ago

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

James Rodriguez: World Cup star joins Real Madrid updated 70 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 70 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 71 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 71 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 74 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 75 days ago

It's a good day for Real Madrid.

Massimiliano Allegri succeeds Antonio Conte as Juventus coach updated 76 days ago

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

Barcelona declares 'Luis Suarez is ours' updated 76 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 77 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 77 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 77 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 77 days ago

So that's it for another four years.

Luiz Felipe Scolari resigns as Brazil manager after World Cup flop updated 77 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 77 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 77 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 78 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.

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