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Cristiano Ronaldo is “ready to return to action” for Juventus in Saturday’s game against Udinese, boss Massimiliano Allegri has confirmed. Ronaldo has been accused of rape by Kathryn Mayorga, who claims the Juventus forward assaulted her in Las Vegas in 2009. He has firmly denied the accusation. The 33-year-old watched from the stands on Tuesday […]

The last time Real Madrid went three games without a goal was in January 2007 and at the end of the season Fabio Capello was sacked. Few deficiencies irk the fans at the Santiago Bernabeu more than shyness in attack and after an encouraging start under Julen Lopetegui, Madrid have drifted off course. Their 1-0 […]

Luka Modric returns to the Luzhniki Stadium on Tuesday, the scene of Croatia’s World Cup final defeat to France, not only as FIFA’s best men’s player but the star of Real Madrid too. For the first time in his six seasons at Madrid, Modric will line up for a Champions League tie without Cristiano Ronaldo, […]

Cristiano Ronaldo will be able to face his old club Manchester United in the Champions League next month after UEFA handed the Juventus forward a one-match ban on Thursday. The Portuguese superstar was sent off in Juventus’s win away to Valencia last week and risked a potentially lengthy suspension, but instead he will only sit […]

Mohamed Salah beat Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo to win the FIFA Puskas award. The Liverpool forward scooped the award, which goes to the player who is deemed to have scored the most aesthetically pleasing goal in world football over the previous year. Salah’s effort in the Merseyside derby, in which he weaved through multiple […]

Luka Modric beat Cristiano Ronaldo and Mohamed Salah to win the best men’s player award at the FIFA Best awards. Modric took the honour following another success-laden season with Real Madrid, in which he helped the club to another Champions League victory for a third consecutive season. His World Cup campaign also earned many plaudits, […]

Former captains Pierre Aubame and Daniel Cousin have been named as co-coaches of Gabon after the dismissal last week of Spaniard Jose Antonio Camacho, the country’s football federation said. Aubame is the father of Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang while Cousin, who was a forward at Rangers and Hull City, previously acted as team manager in […]

Amaju Pinnick was on Thursday afternoon, re-elected as the Chairman of Nigeria Football Federation. Pinnick had 34 votes to beat three other contestants to retain his seat. Alhaji Aminu Magari got eight votes; Chief Taiwo Ogunjobi got two votes while Honourable Chinedu Okoye did not have any vote. In all, 44 delegates from states football […]

Cristiano Ronaldo’s first Champions League appearance for Juventus lasted only 29 minutes as the competition’s record scorer was sent off but his side opened their Group H campaign with a 2-0 win at Valencia. Penalties either side of halftime by Miralem Pjanic sealed the points for the visitors as Valencia’s return to European competition after […]

Greek authorities say two Chelsea fans were injured in an attack by suspected local fans ahead of a Europa League match at PAOK. Police confirmed the attack on two Englishmen who were beaten by three assailants in central Thessaloniki shortly before dawn Thursday. An ambulance crew provided first aid but the men declined to be […]


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