Marco Reus was sent off and 10-man Borussia Dortmund had to settle for 2-2 at Hoffenheim in a bruising Bundesliga match on Friday.
The rebranded FIFA Council lost its first member because of a scandal. Wolfgang Niersbach quit the ruling body on Friday after losing an appeal against a ban from soccer in relation to Germany's 2006 World Cup bid.
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte says China's spending power is a "danger" to global soccer.
Japan's Kashima Antlers plan to unleash a secret weapon to strike terror into Spanish giants Real Madrid when they meet in this weekend's Club World Cup final: a deadly crocodile.
Used sparingly by Chelsea during its long run of victories, Cesc Fabregas is providing significant reminders of his enduring value to the English Premier League leaders.
Cristiano Ronaldo is itching to prove just why he deserved the Ballon d'Or by leading Real Madrid to another Club World Cup title, Zinedine Zidane said Wednesday.
Ronaldo on Monday won his third Ballon d'Or award, which this year is being handed out by France Football magazine separately from FIFA.
Edinson Cavani's goals at one end are carrying a Paris Saint-Germain side that is conceding them with alarming regularity at the other.
Roman Torres scored in the sixth round of penalty kicks to give the Seattle Sounders their first MLS Cup title, 5-4 over Toronto FC after 120 scoreless minutes Saturday night.
Malaga's chance to set a club record for consecutive home victories was ruined by a 1-1 draw with Granada in the Spanish league on Friday.