Saturday, December 7, 2013
A late equalizer saw Toulouse snatch a 1-1 draw at Lyon and end a run of six successive league defeats at the Stade Gerland on Thursday.
FIFA has banned samba drums from Brazil's World Cup stadiums but even though local authorities are not happy about it they say it will not diminish the atmosphere inside the 12 arenas during next year's tournament.
A Malaysian man and two English football players have admitted to fixing matches in Melbourne as part of an international syndicate.
The key to a successful World Cup campaign is to start off against tougher opponents rather than easier ones, World Cup winners Mario Kempes of Argentina and Zinedine Zidane of France both agreed on Thursday.
Friday, December 6, 2013
Luis Suarez's stunning quadruple for Liverpool capped a goal-laden night in the Premier League that saw the top four all win, but Manchester United lose 1-0 to Everton to be cut adrift in the title race.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Gonzalo Higuain hit a brace as Napoli crept closer to second-placed Roma in Italy's Serie A with a 4-2 win away to Lazio on Monday.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Barcelona slipped to a second consecutive defeat for the first time since April 2012 as they lost for the first time in the league this season 1-0 away to Athletic Bilbao on Sunday.
Both Chelsea and Manchester City capitalized on Liverpool's shock defeat by Hull on Sunday to leapfrog the Merseysiders and close the gap on Premier League leaders Arsenal.
An injury-time header from Spain striker Fernando Llorente rescued misfiring Juventus in a 1-0 win over Udinese that sent the champions three points clear of Roma in Italy's Serie A on Sunday.
Monday, December 2, 2013
Gareth Bale scored three goals and set up a fourth to make sure Real Madrid didn't miss injured star Cristiano Ronaldo as it cruised to a 4-0 win over Valladolid in the Spanish league on Saturday.