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Kramaric strikes as Croatia beat Moldova 1-0
Kramaric strikes as Croatia beat Moldova 1-0

ZAGREB (Reuters) - Striker Andrej Kramaric boosted his hopes of getting into Croatia's Euro 2016 squad after scoring a clinical early winner in their 1-0 friendly victory over Moldova on Friday.The former Leicester City player took an Ivan Perisic pass in his stride and beat goalkeeper Ilie Cebanu with a crisp low shot from 13 metres in the ninth minute.The 24-year old Kramaric, who made no impact during his one-year spell at Leicester before he

May 28 2016
Transfer news and rumours: 27th May 2016
Transfer news and rumours: 27th May 2016

A lot of clubs are in for Icardi Tomorrow is the biggest game of the season as Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid are ready to do battle. But both clubs have already begun planning for next season. Jose Mourinho was also announced officially by Manchester United today and also gave his first press conference.The Portuguese has already started making up a lost of players he wants to bring to the club. There is also big manager news coming from S

May 27 2016
Atletico provide a puzzling dilemma for the neutrals
Atletico provide a puzzling dilemma for the neutrals

Football Soccer - Atletico Madrid Press Conference - San Siro Stadium, Milan, Italy - 27/5/16 Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone Reuters / Pool Pic / UEFA LivepicBy Brian HomewoodMILAN (Reuters) - Atletico Madrid's rise to the top of European football has been a refreshing lesson that money cannot buy everything, yet they can still be hard team to like.Neutrals are torn between admiration for the way in which coach Diego Simeone has transformed

May 27 2016
Simeone ignores Ronaldo; identifies Casemiro as Real Madrid's key man in Champions League final
Simeone ignores Ronaldo; identifies Casemiro as Real Madrid's key man in Champions League final

The Atletico Madrid manager identified Casemiro as Real Madrid’s key manDiego Simeone has identified Real Madrid anchorman Casemiro as Los Blancos’ key player ahead of Atletico Madrid’s UEFA Champions League final against their rivals. Simeone, who was a combative central midfielder himself, praised the Brazilian’s qualities, ignoring the likes of Ronaldo, Bale and Benzema while extolling the virtues of continuit

May 27 2016
7 players Manchester United missed out on signing
7 players Manchester United missed out on signing

Manchester United are England's most successful club in terms of trophies won and more often than not, have their way, when they are in for a player. It is not often that a footballer isn't swayed by the opportunity to play for a club with such history and tradition like the Red Devils.Yet, that hasn't stopped them from missing out on their transfer targets at the eleventh hour. While some of them haven't been sorely fel

Torres hungry for Atletico glory in game of his life
Torres hungry for Atletico glory in game of his life

Football Soccer - Bayern Munich v Atletico Madrid - Allianz Arena Munich, Germany - 02/05/16 Atletico Madrid's striker Fernando Torres during news conference prior to UEFA Champions League semi-final return match against Bayern Munich REUTERS/Michaela Rehle/FilesBy Richard MartinMILAN (Reuters) - Atletico Madrid forward Fernando Torres has called Saturday's Champions League final with Real Madrid the game of his life as he yearns for a firs

May 27 2016
Busquets signs new Barcelona deal until 2021
Busquets signs new Barcelona deal until 2021

Barcelona's player Sergio Busquets attends a news conference in Minsk, Belarus October 19, 2015. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko/FilesBy Richard MartinREUTERS - Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets has renewed his commitment to the Catalan club by signing a new five-year contract, the club said on Friday.The defensive midfielder and Spain international made his Barcelona debut in 2008 under then-coach Pep Guardiola, a former team-mate of his father Carl

May 27 2016
Mourinho and Guardiola set for first faceoff in Beijing
Mourinho and Guardiola set for first faceoff in Beijing

Football Soccer - Bayern Munich German Cup (DFB Pokal) victory parade - Munich, Germany - 22/05/16. Bayern Munich's coach Pep Guardiola. REUTERS/Michaela RehleBy Steve TongueLONDON (Reuters) - The new managers of Manchester United and Manchester City will face an early confrontation when the teams meet in a friendly in Beijing on July 25. Jose Mourinho, officially confirmed as United boss on Friday, and old adversary Pep Guardiola, who is rep

May 27 2016
Satire: Gerard's Pique guide on how to stop worrying and hate Real Madrid
Satire: Gerard's Pique guide on how to stop worrying and hate Real Madrid

Hello, all. I would like to welcome you to my—Gerard Pique’s—guide on how to stop worrying and channel that on hating Real Madrid instead.For those of you who don’t know me, nah… all of you who are reading this know me and my blatantly apparent disgust of the disease that is Real Madrid Club. I refuse to call it a football club because I have seen circuses that are more organized and well-run than this joke of a clu

May 27 2016
Cristiano Ronaldo says winning the Champions League would be a better achievement than Barcelona's double
Cristiano Ronaldo says winning the Champions League would be a better achievement than Barcelona's double

Cristiano Ronaldo has had another stunning season for Real MadridCristiano Ronaldo has underlined the importance of the Champions League final against Atletico Madrid by saying that it would be a bigger achievement than Barcelona’s double. Speaking to Spanish television show Jugones ahead of the Champions League final, Ronaldo said:"Winning the Champions is so much more than Barcelona’s double. A Champions League win is a dream c

May 27 2016
Virat Kohli, Paul Pogba rated as more marketable athletes than Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo
Virat Kohli, Paul Pogba rated as more marketable athletes than Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo

Virat Kohli is currently one of the best cricketers in the worldVirat Kohli, India’s cricketing star has been named the third most marketable athlete in the world behind NBA’s MVP ( Most Valuable Player) Stephen Curry and Juventus’ French star Paul Pogba. Virat Kohli finished much ahead of sporting icons like Lionel Messi, Novak Djokovic, Cristiano Ronaldo and Usain Bolt.The list is according to SportsPro. The criteria of rankin

May 27 2016
Mourinho returns for more drama in the global village
Mourinho returns for more drama in the global village

Former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho leaves his house in London, May 25, 2016. REUTERS/Toby MelvilleBy Neil RobinsonLONDON (Reuters) - For all soccer's status as a global game, the pool of its top managers is relatively small and the world's leading clubs often have the feel of a tiny, gossiping village with a managerial merry-go-round on the central green.Manchester United are replacing Louis van Gaal with his former assistant Jose Mourinho, a m

May 26 2016
Transfer News and Rumours: 26th May 2016
Transfer News and Rumours: 26th May 2016

Bellerin is on Barca’s radarThe domestic season is over and the Euros are just around the corner but that won't stop clubs from trying to strengthen their squads. Jose Mourinho's arrival is imminent and there are several players on his radar already.Arsenal recently confirmed the signing of Granit Xhaka and Wenger will be sure to step up his chase for other transfer targets. There is also big Zlatan news, as well as news from Spanis

May 26 2016
Barca defender Alves interests several clubs, says agent
Barca defender Alves interests several clubs, says agent

Barcelona's Dani Alves salutes during the celebration ceremony of the season at Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, May 23, 2016. REUTERS/Albert GeaBARCELONA (Reuters) - Barcelona right back Dani Alves' agent has denied suggestions his client has signed a pre-contract agreement with Juventus but says the player is a target for the Italian champions and other teams.Barcelona-based publications El Mundo Deportivo and Sport reported on Thursday th

May 26 2016
Simeone lift for Atletico ahead of final
Simeone lift for Atletico ahead of final

Football Soccer - Atletico Madrid training - Majadahonda, Spain -21/5/16- Atletico Madrid's coach Diego Simeone attends a training session in Majadahonda. REUTERS/Juan MedinaMADRID (Reuters) - Atletico Madrid were given a big boost ahead of Saturday's Champions League final against Real Madrid in Milan with the news that coach Diego Simeone will be staying on next season.President Enrique Cerezo said on Thursday that the former Atletico player wo

May 26 2016
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