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Pelle strike gives Italy 1-0 Euro warm-up win over Scots
Pelle strike gives Italy 1-0 Euro warm-up win over Scots

Football Soccer - Italy v Scotland - International Friendly - National Stadium, Ta' Qali - 29/5/16 Italy's players celebrate Graziano Pelle's goal. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi (Reuters) - Italy gave themselves a European Championship boost with a comfortable 1-0 win over Scotland in a warm-up friendly at Malta’s Ta’ Qali national stadium on Sunday.Striker Graziano Pelle broke the deadlock 12 minutes into the second half with a fine curlin

May 30 2016
UEFA Champions League: 5 instances when teams from the same country reached the final
UEFA Champions League: 5 instances when teams from the same country reached the final

UEFA Champions League final will be held in Milan this SaturdayThe Madrid derby is set to grace the Champions League final for the second time in the tournament’s history when Real meet Atletico at the iconic San Siro this Saturday. The two teams famously met in the 2013-14 final, when Los Blancos won the fixture 4-1 and claimed the La Decima, their historic 10th Champions League title. Things look better for A

May 28 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
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
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

Dani Alves to leave Barcelona and join Juventus on a free transfer - reports
Dani Alves to leave Barcelona and join Juventus on a free transfer - reports

Dani Alves has won an astonishing 31 trophies so far in his careerBarcelona right-back Dani Alves is set to join Juventus for free on a three-year contract. Reports from Spain’s Cadena Ser say that the Brazilian will leave Barcelona on June 30th to sign for the Italian giants. Alves was under contract till 2017, but it is believed that he will join the Turin side for free.Alves was very close to leaving Barcelona last year, when there

May 26 2016
Spain need the spine to reign again
Spain need the spine to reign again

Football Soccer - UEFA European Championship 2016 - Spain news conference - Las Rozas, Spain - 17/05/16. Spain's head coach Vicente del Bosque announces his squad for Euro 2016. REUTERS/Juan MedinaBy Richard MartinBARCELONA (Reuters) - For all Vicente del Bosque's confidence that he has the right balance of experience and youth to return Spain to their familiar place on the winner's rostrum, questions remain about his best starting line-up ahe

May 25 2016
Goalkeeping giant Buffon stands test of time for Italy
Goalkeeping giant Buffon stands test of time for Italy

Football Soccer - Juventus v Milan - Italian Cup Final - Olympic stadium, Rome, Italy - 21/05/16 Juventus' goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon holds the cup at the end of the match against AC Milan. REUTERS/Tony Gentile ROME (Reuters) - There is no stopping master goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon in his ambition to add more major titles to his collection of the 2006 World Cup and seven Serie A championships.Buffon, who will lead Italy in Fran

May 25 2016
Mata unlikely to be a Special Juan for Mourinho
Mata unlikely to be a Special Juan for Mourinho

Football Soccer - VfL Wolfsburg v Manchester United - UEFA Champions League Group Stage - Group B - Volkswagen-Arena, Wolfsburg, Germany - 8/12/15 Manchester United's Juan Mata appeals after his goal was disallowed Action Images via Reuters / Carl Recine By Tony JimenezLONDON (Reuters) - Juan Mata has as much to fear as any Manchester United player after, according to Sky TV reports, Jose Mourinho agreed personal terms to succeed Louis van Gaal i

May 25 2016
5 clubs who could target Henrikh Mkhitaryan this summer
5 clubs who could target Henrikh Mkhitaryan this summer

Henrikh Mkhitaryan could be on his way out of Signal Iduna ParkBorussia Dortmund have long been great nurturers and charmers of fabulous footballers, and it seems Henrikh Mkhitaryan is the latest star of theirs to draw interest from plenty of money-laden suitors.A creative player who likes to score goals as much as he likes to serve chances on plates for his team-mates, the Armenia international is hot property in the world of football right

May 24 2016
Transfer news and rumours of the day: May 24,2016
Transfer news and rumours of the day: May 24,2016

Juventus have reportedly rejected a bid from Barcelona for DybalaThe transfer window is buzzing with rumours and gossips all around, with big money moves being linked with Manchester United as Jose Mourinho seemingly prepares to take over with a supposed kit of £200 million at his disposal. Chelsea and Manchester Cit meanwhile are both set to have major shuffles with new managers Pep Guardiola and Antonio Conte

May 24 2016
6 Legends who won the Champions League as both player and manager
6 Legends who won the Champions League as both player and manager

Carlo Ancelotti has won the Champions League five times in allWhen Real Madrid take on Atletico Madrid in the Champions League final, one man will be looking to join an illustrious list of football personalities who have won the coveted trophy as both player and manager. Zinedine Zidane is no stranger to major finals, having played three Champions League finals, eventually winning it on his third attempt with Real Madrid.But before him, other leg

May 24 2016
Pogba 'the Pickaxe' ready to carve out more French glory
Pogba 'the Pickaxe' ready to carve out more French glory

Football Soccer - Juventus v Milan - Italian Cup Final - Olympic stadium, Rome, Italy - 21/05/16 Juventus' Paul Pogba reacts during the match against AC Milan. REUTERS/Tony Gentile/FilesBy Julien PretotPARIS (Reuters) - France built their greatest triumphs on midfield and in Paul Pogba they may have what it takes to win a third European Championship title on home soil.The Juventus midfielder has been a key element of Didier Deschamps's squ

May 24 2016
PREVIEW - Spotlight back on the pitch for expanded Euros
PREVIEW - Spotlight back on the pitch for expanded Euros

Football Soccer - UEFA Euro 2016 soccer tournament - Stade de France stadium, Saint-Denis, France - 6/03/2016. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann/FilesBy Martyn HermanLONDON (Reuters) - Bigger than ever, the European Championship kicks off in Paris next month with a four-week feast of football that promises to elevate the game above the corruption scandals and security fears that have overshadowed its build-up.All eyes will be on hosts France when they g

May 24 2016
Conte omits Balotelli from provisional Italy Euro 2016 squad
Conte omits Balotelli from provisional Italy Euro 2016 squad

Football soccer - Italy news conference - Udine, Italy - 23/03/16 File photo of Italy's coach Antonio Conte attending a news conference ahead of their international friendly against Spain. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo/FilesItaly manager Antonio Conte named his provisional squad for the European Championship on Monday, and his selection was notable as much for the player he left off as for those he chose.Milan's Mario Balotelli will not be part of

May 23 2016
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