The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Monday announced that former African football boss Ahmad Ahmad's five-year ban imposed by FIFA has been reduced to two years, just days before the CAF presidential elections.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp hopes a change of competition will give his side a break from their wretched Premier League form that has put their chances of a top-four finish in jeopardy.
Real Madrid thwarted Atletico in the derby, Bayern Munich triumphed in the 'Klassiker' and AC Milan kept up the pressure on Inter in Serie A. Meanwhile Joan Laporta is back at Barcelona.
Gabon international Mario Lemina outmuscled two-time African Footballer of the Year Mohamed Salah to score and give lowly Fulham a shock 1-0 Premier League victory at struggling champions Liverpool.
Steven Gerrard has his sights set on more silverware with Rangers after leading the club to their first Scottish league title for 10 years.
A self-confessed lover of "sport and money", millionaire Saudi Prince Abdullah bin Mosaad is about to become the owner of humble French second division club Chateauroux.
Borussia Dortmund do not expect "crazy things to happen" this summer despite a host of Europe's biggest clubs reported to be queueing up to try and sign striker Erling Braut Haaland.
Die-hard football fans are convinced their singing, screaming, and cheers can lift their team to victory -- and they may be right, at least in South America, where home clubs are winning less with stadiums emptied by the pandemic.
Weston McKennie is a symbol of a new generation coming through at Juventus along with Dejan Kulusevski, Federico Chiesa and Matthijs De Ligt.
Joan Laporta returned as Barcelona president on Sunday after winning the club's elections by a landslide, with his central pledge to try to persuade Lionel Messi to stay.
Marseille were dumped out of the French Cup by fourth-division outfit Canet-en-Roussillon on Sunday, stumbling to an embarrassing 2-1 loss in their final game before Jorge Sampaoli takes over as coach, while Lille eased into the last 16.