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Report: Xabi Alonso to retire in June

Report: Xabi Alonso to retire in June

Berlin - Spanish World Cup winner and double European champion Xabi Alonso is set to retire at the end of the season when his Bayern Munich contract expires, a report in Germany said.Leader Bayern
Tianjin Quanjian owner: Rule changes scuppered Costa, Benzema moves

Tianjin Quanjian owner: Rule changes scuppered Costa, Benzema moves

Tianjin Quanjian owner Shu Yuhui rues the rule change in the Chinese Super League that has further restricted the usage of foreign players, dashing hopes of signing Diego Costa.The latest reports
Louis van Gaal intends to retire after 30-year managerial career

Louis van Gaal intends to retire after 30-year managerial career

Fabled Dutch manager Louis van Gaal is reportedly set to retire from coaching after a 30-year career despite receiving a £44-million offer to manage in Asia, according to the Guardian.The
Watch: Sevilla's 92nd-minute goal ends Real Madrid's unbeaten run at 40 games

Watch: Sevilla's 92nd-minute goal ends Real Madrid's unbeaten run at 40 games

Done. Over. Finito.On Sunday, by virtue of a thrilling comeback that resurrected the title race in La Liga, Sevilla defeated Real Madrid 2-1 at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan, bringing an end to
Real Madrid breaks Spanish record with 40-game unbeaten run

Real Madrid breaks Spanish record with 40-game unbeaten run

Real Madrid stands alone.On Thursday, in the second leg of the tie between Real Madrid and Sevilla in the Copa del Rey's round of 16, Los Blancos earned a 3-3 draw at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan
Partizan Belgrade banned from European competition for 3 seasons

Partizan Belgrade banned from European competition for 3 seasons

Serbian SuperLiga side Partizan Belgrade has been banned from competing in Champions League football or the Europa League for the next three seasons, UEFA confirmed Wednesday.The ruling is due to a
How the new 48-team World Cup will look

How the new 48-team World Cup will look

Bigger is apparently better for FIFA.The football governing body has elected to change the format of the 2026 World Cup from 32 teams to 48 teams for the first time.FIFA president Gianni Infantino and
FIFA votes in favour of 48-team World Cup for 2026

FIFA votes in favour of 48-team World Cup for 2026

The World Cup will increase from 32 teams to 48 for the 2026 tournament after FIFA voted unanimously in favour of an initiative championed by the governing body's president Gianni Infantino.The
Ronaldo lambasts media campaign against him

Ronaldo lambasts media campaign against him

Madrid - Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo claimed he had to overcome media "campaigns" against him to win FIFA's inaugural "The Best" prize for the world's best player in 2016.Ronaldo lifted
Who will break the Ronaldo-Messi award monopoly?

Who will break the Ronaldo-Messi award monopoly?

For the last 10 years, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have held exclusive control of world football's awards ceremonies, adding one trophy after another to their respective cabinets. Whether it's
Alliances revealed after The Best FIFA male footballer of 2016 votes released

Alliances revealed after The Best FIFA male footballer of 2016 votes released

Cristiano Ronaldo has emerged triumphant as the winner of the first of FIFA's new "The Best" award, as voted by captains, coaches, and select members of media from around the world, beating out Lionel
Clean sweep: Ronaldo takes home Best FIFA Men's Player award

Clean sweep: Ronaldo takes home Best FIFA Men's Player award

There really was no other choice.Cristiano Ronaldo captured the inaugural Best FIFA Men's Player award Monday, capping a trophy-laden 2016 in which he also won the Ballon d'Or.It's his fourth FIFA
Lloyd wins Best FIFA Women's Player award

Lloyd wins Best FIFA Women's Player award

Carli Lloyd retained her status as the golden standard in women's football Monday, following up her 2015 triumph by winning the inaugural Best FIFA Women's Player award.The 34-year-old fended off
Watch: Subri wins Puskas Award for best goal of 2016

Watch: Subri wins Puskas Award for best goal of 2016

Malaysian striker Mohd Faiz Subri is the winner of the 2016 Puskas Award, the prize given for the best goal scored in a calendar year, for his incredible free-kick scored for Penang FA against Pulau
Claudio Ranieri named FIFA Men's Coach of the Year for 2016

Claudio Ranieri named FIFA Men's Coach of the Year for 2016

After engineering a miracle Premier League triumph with Leicester City, veteran Italian tactician Claudio Ranieri has been rewarded with 2016's inaugural Best FIFA Men's Coach of the Year award in
2016 FIFA World XI: Suarez beats out Griezmann for honour

2016 FIFA World XI: Suarez beats out Griezmann for honour

FIFA named its World XI during Monday's annual awards ceremony, and among the bevy of plaudits this list of world-class players routinely receive, there are few bigger than the honours handed out in
Barcelona players to skip Best FIFA Awards gala

Barcelona players to skip Best FIFA Awards gala

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu will lead the club's delegation at Monday's Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony in Zurich, Switzerland, and won't be accompanied by any of its players.Lionel
5 key moments in Real Madrid's 39-match unbeaten run

5 key moments in Real Madrid's 39-match unbeaten run

Real Madrid made history on Saturday with a 5-0 win over Granada, matching rival outfit Barcelona at 39 unbeaten matches, the longest streak in Spanish history. Zinedine Zidane's side has a chance to
Real Madrid matches longest unbeaten streak in Spain with Granada win

Real Madrid matches longest unbeaten streak in Spain with Granada win

Madrid - Cristiano Ronaldo paraded his fourth Ballon d'Or and powered home his first goal of 2017 as Real Madrid equalled Barcelona's Spanish record 39-game unbeaten run with a 5-0 demolition of lowly
Watch: Ronaldo presents 4th Ballon d'Or to Santiago Bernabeu faithful

Watch: Ronaldo presents 4th Ballon d'Or to Santiago Bernabeu faithful

Cristiano Ronaldo presenta su 4to balón de oro en el Bernabeu pic.twitter.com/0wos3UvTpk— Real Madrid CF (@RealMadrid_Plus) January 7, 2017 Aside from the awkward handshake before Saturday's match, it