World Cup

Gulati warns Trump issues could hurt 2026 World Cup bid

International political controversies involving US President Donald Trump could hurt worldwide perceptions of America and its joint 2026 World Cup bid with Canada and Mexico, outgoing US Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati warned Thursday.

Ligue 1

Toulalan follows Gourvennec out of Bordeaux

Bordeaux have agreed to an early termination of Jeremy Toulalan's contract, making the veteran midfielder a free agent.

Retiring Ronaldinho thanks ball

World Cup winner Ronaldinho took the unusual step of thanking his ball on Thursday as he spoke for the first time about his retirement, announced on Tuesday by his brother.

Super League

Greeks to introduce VAR system next season

The Greek Super League and qualifying Greek Cup matches will use the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system next season, the Ministry of Digital Policy, Telecommunications and Media announced on Thursday.

Bundesliga

Dortmund's Durm suffers torn ankle ligaments

Yet to make an appearance in the Bundesliga this season due to injury, Borussia Dortmund's Erik Durm has suffered a further setback.

Primeira Liga

Chelsea send Nathan to Belenenses on loan

After a difficult loan at Amiens earlier this season, Chelsea have sent Nathan to Portuguese side Belenenses for regular football.

Premier League

Chelsea in talks to sign Brazilian full-back

Roma full-back Emerson Palmieri is attracting interest from Chelsea, with his agent claiming initial talks are ongoing.

Copa del Rey

Asensio strikes gold at Butarque

It wasn't a brilliant performance from Zidane's fringe players but, when all looked lost, Marco Asensio came to the fore for Real Madrid to clinch a late win.

Copa del Rey

Leganés V Real Madrid - As it happened.

Join us for live updates of the first leg of the Copa del Rey quarter-final between Leganes and Real Madrid at Butarque.

Premier League

'I also smoke exhaust pipes and I have gravel for breakfast'

After a former team-mate accused Sean Dyche of eating worms during training, the Burnley boss laughed off the claim.

Serie A

'Dybala is a very talented player, but he is no Messi'

Michael Laudrup says comparing Paulo Dybala with his Argentina team-mate Lionel Messi is unfair on the Juventus forward.

Serie A

Koulibaly would stay at Napoli 'forever'

Napoli have one of Serie A's best centre-backs on their books in Kalidou Koulibaly and he says he would happily stay there "forever".

Bundesliga

Robben relaxed over Bayern contract talks as other clubs circle

The father of Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben has confirmed a number of clubs are interested in signing the Dutchman.

Primera Division

Pele chooses between Messi and Ronaldo: 'In terms of the complete player...'

The Brazilian legend gave his view on the debate between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, saying "there is no doubt" when choosing the best.

Premier League

Henderson returns to Liverpool training

After being out since before Christmas, Jordan Henderson took part in Liverpool training on Thursday.

Premier League

Allardyce looks to shore up Everton defence

Everton manager Sam Allardyce is to adopt a more defensive strategy in order to prevent his side becoming embroiled in the Premier League relegation battle.

Premier League

No offers for West Brom's Evans

Manchester City and Arsenal reportedly want Jonny Evans but West Brom are apparently yet to receive an offer.

A-League

Brisbane Roar win Glory thriller

Brisbane Roar survived two comebacks from Perth Glory to claim a win that lifts them above their opponents in the A-League.

Ligue 1

'I can guarantee that there's no release clause in Neymar's contract'

Despite reports suggesting there is a release clause in Neymar's contract at Paris Saint-Germain the Brazilian's lawyer says that is untrue.

Bundesliga

Dortmund leave Aubameyang out amid Arsenal links

Sporting director Michael Zorc says Borussia Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is not in the right mental state to face Hertha Berlin.

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