Football

Russia 2018: 1.3 million World Cup tickets requested in 24 hours

Less than 24 hours of resumption of sales of the 2018 FIFA World Cup tickets, a total of 1,318,109 tickets have been requested for.

Pep Guardiola vs Jose Mourinho: this time it’s for real

After the phoney war of their first season in Manchester, the rivalry between Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola will resume for real in Sunday’s seismic derby showdown at Old Trafford.

Jose Mourinho will sit and defend in Manchester derby – Matt Le Tissier

Jose Mourinho will be happy to sit back and defend against rivals Manchester City in Sunday's crunch derby, says Matt Le Tissier.

Paul Pogba puts faith in Manchester United team-mates against Manchester City

Paul Pogba says he has “complete trust” in his Manchester United team-mates as they prepare to take on Premier League leaders Manchester City without the suspended French international.

Roy Keane made me change my mind on corner – Mark Clattenburg

Mark Clattenburg was so "petrified" of Roy Keane he changed his mind over a corner, the former Premier League referee has revealed.

Cristiano Ronaldo deserves fifth Ballon d’Or award – Mateo Kovacic

Real Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic has backed teammate, Cristiano Ronaldo, to win this year’s Ballon d’Or.

Burnley winger Robbie Brady to have knee surgery

Burnley winger Robbie Brady will have knee surgery after his injury against Leicester and will be out for "substantial time".

Dele Alli joins same agency as Cristiano Ronaldo and Jose Mourinho

Dele Alli has signed for the same agency that represents Cristiano Ronaldo, Jose Mourinho and Tottenham team-mate Harry Kane. =

Juan Cuadrado, Federico Bernardeschi send Juventus through

Juan Cuadrado and Federico Bernardeschi scored in either half as Juventus sealed a berth in the Champions League knockout rounds on Tuesday with a 2-0 win over Olympiakos in Piraeus.

Five things we learned from the Champions League

Manchester United and Juventus qualified for the Champions League knockout stage on Tuesday, while three-time runners-up Atletico Madrid bowed out of the competition.

Everton’s Sam Allardyce misses Europa League finale in Cyprus

New Everton boss Sam Allardyce will miss the club's final Europa League game in Cyprus on Thursday due to a medical appointment.

Manchester United’s Jose Mourinho pledges only ‘the truth’ on injuries

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has aimed a subtle dig at Pep Guardiola and Arsene Wenger by declaring he would only tell "the truth" about the fitness of his players.

Much-changed Barcelona still too good for Sporting

Barcelona rounded off an unbeaten Champions League group stage as Paco Alcacer's header and a late own goal from Jeremy Mathieu secured a 2-0 win over Sporting Lisbon on Tuesday.

Bayern Munich gain revenge, but Paris Saint-Germain win group

Corentin Tolisso struck twice as Bayern Munich avenged September's defeat at Paris Saint-Germain with a 3-1 victory in Bavaria on Tuesday, but the French side finished top of Group B.

World Cup: Super Eagles set to play warm-up game with England in June

Nigeria’s Super Eagles are set to play England in a World Cup warm-up game in June, the general secretary of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Mohammed Sanusi has said.

Atletico Madrid crash out, Chelsea sink to second place

Atletico Madrid were eliminated from the Champions League after a 1-1 draw at Chelsea that denied the English side top spot in Group C.

Ghanaian club Inter Allies close to signing Eagles WAFU Cup star Afeez Aremu

Ghanaian club Inter Allies are believed to be close to signing Nigeria international Afeez Aremu, who shone at the recent WAFU Cup staged in Ghana.

Ronaldinho announces retirement date to focus on music, schools

Barcelona legend Ronaldinho has declared that he will officially retire from football in 2018 to focus on a music career and his football schools.

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