Football

Empty Wembley waits for Euro 2020 party postponed by coronavirus

Wembley should have hosted the Euro 2020 final on Sunday, but instead, the home of English football is preparing for a League One play-off...

Chelsea midfielder Gilmour suffers major injury blow

Chelsea teenager Billy Gilmour could be sidelined for up to four months after undergoing knee surgery, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard said on Friday. The 19-year-old...

De Gea ‘proud’ to beat Schmeichel record at Man Utd

David de Gea has spoken of his pride after surpassing Peter Schmeichel’s appearance record for an overseas player at Manchester United. The Spanish international, who...

Champions League draw throws up possible Barcelona-Bayern clash in Lisbon

Barcelona and Bayern Munich will meet in a blockbuster Champions League quarter-final should both sides make it through, after Friday’s draw for the latter...

Courtois ready for Atletico anger as Real eye derby victory

Thibaut Courtois left Chelsea on bad terms last summer and he expects to feel the anger from Atletico Madrid too when he faces them...

Dortmund reveal plan to replace Man Utd target Sancho

Borussia Dortmund would turn to the transfer market should they lose England winger Jadon Sancho to Manchester United next month, the Bundesliga runners-up have...

Barcelona stay in touch with Real Madrid and send down rivals Espanyol

Barcelona kept their faint title hopes alive and doomed Espanyol to relegation on Wednesday as Luis Suarez’s goal proved the winner in a pivotal...

Solskjaer says Man Utd aiming for maximum points to reach Champions League

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes Manchester United may need to win all of their remaining Premier League games to qualify for next season’s Champions League. Leicester’s...

Lallana unlikely to play for Liverpool again, says Klopp

Adam Lallana is unlikely to play for Liverpool again as the Premier League champions honour an agreement with the out-of-contract midfielder not to put...

Arsenal boss Arteta bemused by VAR role in Nketiah’s red card

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta said he does not understand VAR after its role in the red card for young Gunners forward Eddie Nketiah’s in...

Mourinho questions Tottenham’s mental strength

Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho has questioned his team’s mental strength after their dismal 3-1 loss at Sheffield United delivered a potentially fatal blow to...

Messi unwilling to renew Barca contract

Barcelona captain Lionel Messi has called off negotiations over renewing his contract with the club and is ready to leave the Catalans when his...

Aubameyang fires Arsenal revival as Leicester lose again

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang struck twice as Arsenal climbed back into contention to qualify for Europe next season with a 4-0 thrashing of Norwich, while Leicester’s...

Arsenal tie down Saka to long-term deal

Arsenal tied down Bukayo Saka to a long-term contract on Wednesday, ending speculation over the highly-rated teenager’s future. Saka, 18, has made a major impact...

Klopp promises to ‘attack’ Premier League title not defend it

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says his side will not rest on their laurels next season after ending a 30-year wait to win the Premier...

Guardiola thanks Sane as winger nears Etihad exit

Pep Guardiola on Wednesday wished Leroy Sane well, with the winger apparently set to leave Manchester City for Bayern Munich. City is close to completing...

‘It’s our turn again’: Treble-chasing Bayern eye Champions League glory

Bayern Munich is expected by the club’s own hierarchy to take the next step towards the treble in Saturday’s German Cup final before they...

Real Madrid get set to make history by ending wait for women’s team

After 118 years, Real Madrid will launch a professional women’s team on Wednesday by absorbing CD Tacon and launching a fresh Galactico project at...

‘Game-changer’ Fernandes fires Man Utd masterclass

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said Bruno Fernandes has brought a winning mentality to Manchester United after his brace inspired an impressive 3-0 win at Brighton...

Benzema takes the limelight and turns the title towards Madrid

Eden Hazard and Luis Suarez were both circled as potential deciders of La Liga’s title race when the season resumed but few looked at...

UEFA insists ‘no Plan B’ for Champions League amid Lisbon virus concerns

UEFA insists there is “no reason to prepare a Plan B” for the final eight of the Champions League in Lisbon despite Portuguese authorities...

Liverpool chairman Werner eyes ‘sustained success’ for champions

Liverpool chairman Tom Werner has backed the newly-crowned Premier League champions to enjoy a period of “sustained success” underboss Jurgen Klopp. Liverpool won the English...

Lampard warns Chelsea against complacency in top-four race

Frank Lampard has warned his Chelsea players they still face a dogfight in the battle for a top-four Premier League finish despite their win...

How smart signings made Liverpool champions again

Liverpool’s coronation as English champions for the first time in 30 years is the culmination of a dramatic journey since Jurgen Klopp’s appointment as...

Solskjaer congratulates Liverpool on Premier League title

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Friday congratulated bitter rivals, Liverpool, on their long-awaited Premier League triumph but said watching other sides lifting...

Man City did not match Liverpool’s passion, says Guardiola

Pep Guardiola said Manchester City failed to match Liverpool’s hunger to win the Premier League title after his side’s two-year reign as champions came...

‘It’s for you’, tearful Klopp tells Liverpool fans

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was overcome with emotion as he dedicated the club’s first league title in 30 years to the fans on Thursday. Klopp...

LMC has failed Nigerians, says Paul Bassey

• ‘Sports Ministry not part of NFF/Stakeholders meeting’ The League Management Company (LMC), a body set up by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to...

FIFA approves $1.5 billion coronavirus relief fund for world football

FIFA is to make available $1.5 billion in grants and loans as a relief fund to help associations impacted by the coronavirus, world football’s...

Ramos free-kick sends Madrid back to top of La Liga

Sergio Ramos’ sensational free-kick helped Real Madrid move back above Barcelona to the top of La Liga as they defeated Real Mallorca 2-0 on...

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