Saturday, October 24, 2015
Jurgen Klopp's Anfield bow as Liverpool manager ended in a 1-1 draw against Rubin Kazan in the Europa League on Thursday as fellow British hopefuls Celtic and Tottenham went down to defeat.
A previously secret financial deal between Sepp Blatter and Franz Beckenbauer was revealed by the German soccer federation on Thursday as it sought to further defend a payment to FIFA from 2006 World Cup organizers.
This time, Jerome Champagne has officially entered the FIFA presidential election race. "I sent my application letter and eight nomination letters to FIFA on Monday night," Champagne, a French former diplomat, told The Associated Press in an interview ahead of launching his bid for soccer's top job on Friday.
Dutch soccer great Johan Cruyff is battling lung cancer, his spokeswoman said Thursday.
Germany's former football chief Theo Zwanziger Friday said he was certain that there was a slush fund involved in the bidding process of the 2006 World Cup, as questions mounted over a murky 6.7 million euro payment to FIFA.
Friday, October 23, 2015
Kevin De Bruyne scored an injury-time winner for Manchester City in a 2-1 victory over Sevilla in the Champions League on Wednesday, delivering another reminder why the English club broke its transfer record to sign him last summer.
Saul Niguez, Jackson Martinez and substitute Oliver Torres scored a goal each as Atletico Madrid defeated Astana 4-0 to take the Group C lead in the Champions League on Wednesday.
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Arsenal remains bottom of Group F in the Champions League but the Gunners finally got their campaign underway with a 2-0 win over Bayern Munich on Tuesday.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Cristiano Ronaldo, the injured Lionel Messi and Neymar lead FIFA's 23-player list of nominees for this year's Ballon d'Or Award announced early Wednesday for the men's player of the year.
Sporting Gjion scored two late goals after Granada had been reduced to nine men to claim a dramatic 3-3 draw in the Spanish league on Monday.