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  • FIFA World Cup Russia 2018

    Mexico head to the World Cup in Russia with a clear objective, to reach the final and win it, defender Hector Moreno said Friday.

  • Germany on fire for World Cup: Loew

    Germany coach Joachim Loew has insisted that his squad are "on fire for the World Cup" as Die Mannschaft prepare for next month's tournament in Russia.

  • Booters move to BKSP

    A total of 32 players out of the 44-member preliminary squad reported to national team manager Satyajit Das Rupu and assistant

  • Iniesta vows to conquer Asia

    Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta makes his first appearance at Vissel Kobe since signing for the Japanese side, greeting thousands of fans and vowing to make his new club the biggest in Asia.

  • Platini says FIFA must now end his ban

    Former UEFA president Michel Platini says FIFA must now lift his ban over a 1.8-million-euro payment after Swiss prosecutors said they had found no evidence so far to bring charges against him.

  • 'It's our destiny' -- Fans paint Liverpool red

    Liverpool fans are dreaming of Champions League glory.

  • Three key Champions League final duels

    With goals seemingly guaranteed in the Ukrainian capital, here are the key matchups where the game could be won and lost.

  • WC anthem divides fans

    Soccer's World Cup organisers divided fans by releasing the tournament's official song on Friday - a fast-paced dance tune titled "Live It Up" featuring American actor and rapper Will Smith.

  • Foot ball

    Seven booters off to England

    Seven players will miss the squad's first week of training with the preliminary squad of the national football team as they travelled to London, England yesterday to play a couple of exhibition matches for Dhaka Ekadosh Recreation Club.

  • SCB renews Liverpool partnership

    Liverpool Football Club and Standard Chartered Bank announced a four-year extension to their main sponsor agreement, taking the bank's partnership with the club through to the end of the 2022/23 season.

  • Brazilian fans downbeat

    Three weeks to World Cup kick-off and the Brazilians are downbeat, underperforming, and generally hangdog -- Brazilian fans, that is.

  • Argentina superstar Lionel Messi

    FIFA World Cup 2018

    Denmark coach Age Hareide gave a withering assessment of his World Cup first-round rivals France on Thursday claiming they have no real leader and have little chance in Russia.

  • Foot ball

    Mane give 300 jerseys to hometown

    Liverpool forward Sadio Mane has dispatched 300 club jerseys to supporters in his home village of Bambali in Senegal ahead of Saturday's Champions League final against Real Madrid.

  • Liverpool aim to end Real reign

    Real Madrid head into Saturday's Champions League final as defending champions and seeking their fourth European title in five years but opponents Liverpool give no indication of fearing Zinedine Zidane's side.

  • Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo

    We are completely different, Ronaldo says on Salah comparisons

    Real Madrid ace forward Cristiano Ronaldo insists that he plays a completely different style of football than Liverpool’s in form forward Mohamed Salah.

  • Liverpool out to end Real hegemony

    A thrilling run inspired by Mohamed Salah has taken Liverpool to Saturday's Champions League final in Kiev against Real Madrid, where now Jurgen Klopp's side must stop the Spanish giants from winning the trophy for the third year running.

  • FIFA World Cup Russia 2018

    FIFA reveals the slogans for 32 teams at the World Cup

    FIFA reveals the 32 winning slogans for the World Cup in Russia after choosing between 96 slogans that were created by users.

  • Diego Maradona

    Maradona sceptical of Argentina at the World Cup

    Argentina legend Diego Maradona, the hero of the nation’s 1986 World Cup triumph, says that he has doubts regarding whether the two times world champions would make it past the group stage in the showpiece event that kicks off in June.

  • Pogba only cares about hair, says rival coach

    Denmark coach Age Hareide provides a withering assessment of his World Cup first-round rivals France, claiming they have no real leader and have little chance in Russia.

  • Double-blow for Ronaldinho

    Brazilian superstar Ronaldinho is reportedly planning to marry two women at the same time. The former Barcelona player, 38, will tie the

  • Napoli eyeing Balo

    Nice striker Mario Balotelli has been linked with a move to Napoli after Wednesday's appointment of new coach Carlo Ancelotti.

  • Iniesta joins Vissel Kobe

    Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta joined Japan's Vissel Kobe on Thursday, calling his J-League move an "important career challenge".

  • Henderson hails 'visionary' Klopp

    Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson says a rousing speech by manager Jurgen Klopp following defeat in the Europa League final laid the foundations for their exhilarating Champions League run.

  • Ballon d'Or on the line?

    In an age when individual awards are given ever greater importance, Saturday's Champions League final between Real Madrid and Liverpool -- and Cristiano Ronaldo and Mohamed Salah -- could determine the winner of the next Ballon d'Or.

  • FIFA World Cup 2018

    Brazil's star forward Neymar is returning to training "better than expected," after more than two months out with a broken foot bone, the Brazilian team physical trainer said Wednesday.

  • Neuer on track to recovery

    "He [Manuel Neuer] trained a week at Bayern, here he is training fully and can also deal with the intensity level," Loew tells reporters after the first day of Germany pre-World Cup training camp.

  • Lee injury adds to South Korea World Cup woes

    Veteran striker Lee Keun-ho out of South Korea's World Cup squad after tearing a knee ligament

  • Zinedine Zidane

    Quiet man Zidane bringing stability from the shadows at Real

    Backed by the most high-maintenance squad in the world and on the brink of a third consecutive European success, why is Zinedine Zidane still not considered much good?

  • Russians to take no part in World Cup drug testing

    Russians will not be involved in drug testing procedures at the World Cup as FIFA looks to reassure teams that samples cannot be tampered with.

  • Iniesta signs with Japan's Vissel Kobe

    Spain midfielder Andres Iniesta signs with Japanese side Vissel Kobe, kicking off a new chapter in his career after a storied 16 years with Barcelona.