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Serie A

Lichsteiner facing long spell on sidelines

Juventus defender Stephan Lichsteiner could be facing a six-month spell on the sidelines for the Italian champions, according to a leading heart specialist.

World Cup

Blatter's survival in doubt after sponsor's resignation call

After powerful FIFA sponsors demanded his immediate resignation, a key question surrounded Sepp Blatter on Saturday: can the sleaze-tainted president of world football's governing body survive until his planned departure in February?


Gladbach return to winning ways as Hertha go fourth

Borussia Monchengladbach bounced back from their midweek Champions League defeat against Manchester City with two second half goals to sink Wolfsburg 2-0 in Bundesliga action on Saturday. 

World Cup

Adidas urges FIFA reform, not Blatter resignation

Adidas, the German maker of sportswear and equipment and a top FIFA sponsor, declined to join US companies in calling for Sepp Blatter's immediate resignation Saturday but urged reform of world football.

La Liga

Bale, Ramos fit to return in Madrid derby

Gareth Bale and Sergio Ramos look set to make their first appearance for Real Madrid since September 13 in Sunday's derby away to Atletico Madrid after coach Rafael Benitez confirmed they will both be in his squad.

Premier League

Cabaye and Zaha wear down stubborn West Brom

Yohan Cabaye scored one goal and made another as Crystal Palace continued their impressive start to the Premier League season by beating West Bromwich Albion 2-0 on Saturday.

EC Qualifying

Sterling dismisses 'too tired' charges

Raheem Sterling has denied telling manager Roy Hodgson that he was too tired to play for England in a Euro 2016 qualifier last year.

World Cup

Blatter defiant as top FIFA sponsors demand resignation

Top FIFA sponsors joined forces to demand Sepp Blatter's immediate resignation on Friday, dealing a fresh blow to the scandal-tainted world football chief even as he vowed to cling to power.


Germany's goal-aces set to clash in 'Klassiker'

The Bundesliga's goal-scoring titans are set to clash on Sunday when Robert Lewandowski of Bayern Munich runs out against Borussia Dortmund, who have Gabon goal-machine Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in their ranks.

Premier League

Emerging youngsters Lamela, Alli earn their Spurs

Erik Lamela and Dele Alli will look to maintain the dynamic form which has made them the toast of Tottenham when the north London side visit Swansea on Sunday.

Premier League

Rodgers can't afford first taste of derby despair

Brendan Rodgers has never lost a Merseyside derby as Liverpool manager and extending that record at Everton on Sunday appears imperative to stop another round of soul-searching about his future.


Celtic aim for winning return

Celtic manager Ronny Deila is targeting a return to winning ways as his side prepare to take on Hamilton on Sunday.

Premier League

Mourinho on the look out for ostriches at Chelsea

Jose Mourinho has warned his Chelsea flops to face up to their problems and not hide like ostriches.

Premier League

Sponsor threats must herald end for Blatter says FA chief Dyke

Football Association chairman Greg Dyke believes Sepp Blatter will be forced to step down immediately after leading FIFA sponsors called for the resignation of the controversial world football chief.

Ligue 1

Boufal, Sidibe lift Lille in Ligue 1

Lille got a much-needed boost on Friday with Sofiane Boufal and Djibril Sidibe lifting the northerners to a 2-0 win over fellow Ligue 1 strugglers Montpellier.

World Cup

FIFA sponsor Visa calls on Blatter to quit

US credit card giant Visa became the third top FIFA sponsor to demand Sepp Blatter's immediate resignation on Friday, following calls for the football chief to quit by Coca-Cola and McDonald's.

La Liga

Celta miss chance to go top in drab Getafe draw

Celta Vigo missed the chance to go top of La Liga, for a day at least, as they were held to a 0-0 draw at home to Getafe on Friday.

Premier League

FA never asked to speak to me says Carneiro

Former Chelsea team doctor Eva Carneiro claimed on Friday that she was never asked by the Football Association to make a statement about its investigation into Jose Mourinho's criticism of her.

World Cup

Sexwale undecided over FIFA presidency bid

South African anti-apartheid activist Tokyo Sexwale said on Friday he has yet to decide whether or not to stand for the FIFA presidency when scandal-tainted incumbent Sepp Blatter stands down in February.

Premier League

Wenger slams 'boring' critics and threatens media walkout

Arsene Wenger on Friday launched a scathing attack on Arsenal's "boring" critics and threatened to walk out of a press conference when questioned about Jose Mourinho.

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