River Plate football fans were out in their hundreds today to present the world’s longest flag, a whopping 7,829.74 metres, making their way with it on foot from Figueroa Alcorta and Tagle streets to the club’s Monumental stadium in Nuñez.
Sergio Berni pointed the finger today at Mauricio Macri for the violent incidents caused on Wednesday in the city centre by the Boca Juniors football fans, whilst also denying that there was any kind of “crisis” in the national security ministry.
The head of AFIP tax agency Ricardo Echegaray said today in a press conference the agency has blocked the identification of 146 taxpayers connected to the football business. “We have to ensure football’s coherency and transparency,” he remarked this afternoon.
Victory Front’s Senator Aníbal Fernández stated today that “we must put all efforts together in order to eradicate those responsible for violent and criminal acts in football”, during a TV interview.
Two people were killed today and one person injured after falling from a train travelling between the capital and Vicente López neighbourhood on the Belgrano Norte line, police said.
At a ceremony at the Government House, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner referred to the problem of violence in football and assured that the matter “has been blown out of proportion with clear political intentions.”
After a rollercoaster ride under Diego Maradona followed by Sergio Batista's failed attempts to imitate Barcelona, Argentina are once again beginning to look a threat to the world's top sides.
Córdoba province Cabinet Chief Oscar González came on stage today to bash a TV spot ran by the national government during a football match halftime by saying it was an “insult” to the province.
Banfield’s reserve football team player Lautaro Bugatto (20) was shot dead at his house’s front door in Southern Greater Buenos Aires district of Almirante Brown during a shootout between a Buenos Aires province police officer and robbers. The officer was detained and remains in custody.
Police detained this morning the main suspect of killing Gonzalo Saucedo at River's Monumental stadium last weekend. Matias “El Mati” Soria was wanted by the police since Monday.
The main suspect of stabbing to death River's fan Gonzalo Saucedo at the Monumental stadium last weekend, during a River v. Boca Unidos match, Matias “El Mati” Soria refused to testify before Judge Jorge López, judicial sources informed today.
Olimpo de Bahía Blanca beat Argentinos Juniors 1-0, with a second half goal scored by Martin Aguirre, in a match for the fifteenth round of the Clausura Tournament. The match was played at the Diego Maradona stadium in the City neighbourhood of La Paternal.
City Mayor Mauricio Macri said he was “concerned” that football is being used as a political tool, adding that he was happy that the AFA had decided to backpeddle on their controversial new project that looked to unite both the First and the National B divisions.
A total of eight First Division “A” football clubs will ask the Argentine Football Association to reform the current system of tournaments and most important to suspend all relegations to “B” National second division.
One person was shot dead and 18 injured when angry soccer fans clashed with security forces in Egypt's Port Said after their club was banned over the country's worst stadium disaster, a medical source said.
France may no longer be the team who dominated world soccer in the late 1990s, but a draw against Spain and a win in Italy have shown they have at least become a force once again.
Cristiano Ronaldo continued his blistering start to Real Madrid's Champions League campaign when he struck twice in a 2-1 win at home to 10-man Juventus on Tuesday that put Real firmly in charge of Group B.
Gareth Bale struck his first Real Madrid hat-trick and set up another goal in a thumping 4-0 La Liga victory over Real Valladolid.
The Argentine Football Association has confirmed that away supporters will be prohibited from attending local games at least until the beginning of 2014, in a decision reached between the football authority, national government and that of BA Province.
Bayern Munich thumped hosts Manchester City 3-1 in their Champions League Group D encounter, as the holders taught the English side they still have a lot to learn if they are to achieve continental success.
Wayne Rooney and Steven Gerrard scored to send England to the World Cup finals with a 2-0 victory over Poland that gave them top spot in qualifying Group H on a thrilling and nervy night at Wembley.
England edged closer to next year's World Cup finals after a scrappy 0-0 draw in Ukraine left the Group H leaders in pole position to secure a ticket to Brazil with two matches to play.
A host of cities from Oslo to Baku registered an interest in staging matches at Euro 2020 ahead of tonight's UEFA deadline.
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrated his contract extension by grabbing a second-half hat-trick as Real Madrid thrashed Galatasaray 6-1 in their Champions League Group B opener.
Journeyman striker Rickie Lambert scored with his first touch in international football as England fought off a tenacious Scottish uprising to earn a 3-2 friendly victory at Wembley on Wednesday.
New Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino experienced the perfect start to his reign at Camp Nou, as the reigning Liga champions destroyed Levante 7-0 on the opening day of the 2013-14 season.
Argentina international midfielder Fernando Gago addressed the press for the first time since his return to Boca Juniors was confirmed, and asserted that his club "are always favourites for the title" as he readied himself to fight for the 2013 Inicial trophy.
Striker Sergio Aguero is missing from the squad named by coach Alejandro Sabella for Argentina's friendly against Italy in Rome next month.
Directors of Qatari football club Al Jaish have received reports from the autopsy on their former player, Ecuador international Christian Benitez, which determine that the 27-year-old striker's death was caused by heart failure.
The Uruguay national football team will play in the final of the Under-20 World Cup this Saturday after defeating Iraq in a penalty shootout.
Sections of the Spanish media are already reporting that the former Newell's Old Boys and Paraguay coach will succeed Tito Vilanova at the head of the Catalan club.
Ecuador international striker Christian Benitez has died in Qatar of heart failure at the age of 27, after he was hospitalised following the onset of sudden pains in Sunday's match with new club El Jaish.
Former Brazil striker Romario has called on authorities to investigate a possible connection between the head of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) and the mysterious death of a TV journalist 38 years ago.
The arrival of former Argentine BA City archbishop Jorge Mario Bergoglio to the Vatican has shaken up the football scenario. San Lorenzo’s authorities are already planning advertising strategies to promote the Boedo club in the world.
The national football teams of Italy and Argentina will play a friendly in Rome on August 14 in honour of Pope Francis, the Italian Football Federation (DIGC) confirmed.
With 11 lucrative sponsorship contracts to his name, a legion of adoring fans and the beach on his doorstep, it is not hard to blame Neymar for his decision to stay at home in Brazil.
Arsenal were booed off the pitch after a second humiliation in two months against lower league opponents when visitors Blackburn Rovers beat them 1-0 in the FA Cup fifth round with a late Colin Kazim-Richards goal today.
President Sepp Blatter's push to clean up FIFA flushed out another potentially corrupt official today when executive committee member Vernon Manilal Fernando of Sri Lanka was banned from any football activity for three months.
Wayne Rooney struck both goals for Manchester United as they recovered from conceding an early goal to earn an unconvincing 2-1 victory over Southampton and open up a seven-point lead at the top of the Premier League today.
Wayne Rooney's hot scoring streak continued today as he fired Manchester United 10 points clear in the Premier League title race with the only goal in a 1-0 victory at Fulham.
A European police investigation into a huge football match-fixing and betting ring has reopened questions about an under-20 friendly between Argentina and Bolivia two years ago.
The family of former San Diego Chargers star Junior Seau, who killed himself last year, sued the National Football League on Wednesday, saying that brain damage he suffered during his 20 years in the league led to his suicide.
Football history is full of unlikely upsets and fairytale victories, but few compare with the tale the dreamweavers of the Cape Verde Islands are spinning in their first ever appearance in the African Nations Cup finals.
Boca Juniors idol Juan Román Riquelme announced that he will not return to the club. The playmaker has his contract suspended, but rumours of his return came after coach Carlos Bianchi’s arrival. Riquelme did not say he retired from soccer.
Italian public security officials will be given the power to stop or interrupt football matches in the case of racist behaviour by fans, the government's watchdog for sports events (ONMS) said.
Italy great Roberto Baggio resigned as the Italian soccer federation's technical director on Wednesday, saying he was not permitted to do the job he wanted to do.
UEFA President Michel Platini remains ardently opposed to the use of goal-line technology, which is being employed by FIFA for the first time at the Club World Cup, and said the money would be better spent developing the game.
Millonarios, the team that was a stepping stone for Alfredo di Stefano on his way from River Plate to Real Madrid 60 years ago, have ended a 24-year wait for a record 14th Colombian league title.
Brazil has problems like most countries but one that appears to be rapidly disappearing is the notion that it will not be ready to host the World Cup in just over 18 months' time.
Ramón Díaz was presented today as the new coach of top league football team River Plate after his predecessor Matías Almeyda stepped down.
Hosts Brazil will face Japan in the opening match of next year's Confederations Cup in Brasilia on June 15 although FIFA were left red-faced following a chaotic draw.
Top-scorer Facundo Ferreyra struck twice to give Vélez Sársfield a 2-0 home win over Unión which clinched Argentina's "Inicial" championship.
The Real Madrid-Barcelona "clásico" is televised around the world and often decides the La Liga title, but a Seville derby is a tougher proposition, Barca defender and former Sevilla favourite Dani Alves has said.
Manchester City striker Sergio Agüero has an added incentive to keep his side's slim Champions League hopes alive when they welcome Real Madrid to the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday.
A brutal attack on fans of English football club Tottenham Hotspur in Rome has stoked fears in Italy of rising right-wing and anti-Semitic violence.
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini is discovering the adage 'money can't buy you happiness' extends to European success after a 2-2 draw at home to Ajax Amsterdam left their Champions League hopes in tatters.
With plenty of movement in the latest edition of the FIFA World Ranking, Spain at top and Germany in second-placed remain unchallenged, while Argentina’s move into third place following wins over Uruguay and Chile edging Portugal down to fourth.
Brazil legend Edson Arantes Do Nascimento "Pele" has undergone hip replacement surgery in Sao Paulo after complaining of pain in the area for some time.
Argentina's national football team's coach, Alejandro Sabella, unveiled the list of players summoned for th friendly match against Saudi Arabia to be held on November 14 in Riyadh.
Brazilian football's disciplinary tribunal is to investigate a complaint that match officials used information based on TV replays in their decision to disallow a goal of Palmeiras' Argentine striker Hernán Barcos in his team's lost against Internacional at the weekend.
In the history if the NFL there has been an unusual occurance that has never been wrong with the exception of John Fitzgerald Kennedy due to his assassination. It's called the Redskins Rule.
The FA is to investigate the incident in which Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Chris Kirkland was attacked during a match by an opposing fan, English soccer's ruling body said today.
Juventus president Andrea Agnelli demanded drastic reform to Italian football on Friday, likening the soccer authorities to a local sports club.
Radamel Falcao's future at Atlético Madrid depends on factors outside his control, the in-form Colombia striker said in a Spanish television interview.
Brazil coach Mano Menezes is finally close to finding his ideal team, two years after disbanding predecessor Dunga's unpopular counter-attacking outfit and starting from scratch.
Clint Dempsey scored twice as the United States booked their place in the final qualifying round for the 2014 World Cup finals with a convincing 3-1 win over Guatemala in Kansas City.
Steven Gerrard has pledged his future to Liverpool for the rest of his playing career saying he will never leave the club.
Former Pennsylvania State University football coach Jerry Sandusky was ordered to spend at least 30 years in prison for sexually abusing at-risk boys for more than a decade, a sentence likely to keep him behind bars until he dies.
Barcelona are not prepared to play the Spanish Super Cup in Beijing next year despite a preliminary agreement between the soccer federation (RFEF) and a Chinese promoter, a club spokesman said.
Substitute David Villa scored a superb last-gasp winner and Cesc Fabregas netted twice as leaders Barcelona came from two goals down to stun 10-man Sevilla 3-2 and extend their perfect La Liga record today.
Former Germany captain Michael Ballack quietly announced his retirement at the age of 36, ending a career in which he played for top clubs Bayern Munich and Chelsea and helped his country reach the 2002 World Cup final.
Argentina climbed three positions in the FIFA rankings after beating Gemrany 3-1 in a friendly, and clinching four World Cup qualifying points as result of September's 3-1 win against Paraguay at home and 1-1 draw against Peru in their visit to Lima.
Argentina's national football team's coach Alejandro Sabella unveiled the list of players summoned for the next Brazil 2014 World Cup qualifiers matches against Uruguay and Chile, to be held on October 12 and 16, respectively.
Clubs and players lashed out after the French government unveiled its 2013 budget, saying new tax plans would have a "disastrous effect" on domestic football.
Twelve venues, located in 11 Russian cities, will host the 2018 World Cup finals, FIFA President Sepp Blatter and the tournament organisers announced during a live television show today.
Barcelona's Xavi crashed a shot into the top corner three minutes from the end and Lionel Messi forced a stoppage-time own goal as the hosts overcame a stubborn Granada 2-0 to maintain their perfect La Liga start today.
England striker Wayne Rooney, who has not played for a month after suffering a severely gashed thigh against Fulham, is likely to return for Manchester United this week.
The National Football League (NFL) reached an agreement to end a labour dispute with its regular game officials last night, ending three weeks of questionable calls that had threatened the integrity of the sport.
On the verge of tonight qualifier between hosts Peru and Argentina, the torrid environment can already be perceived. A good –or bad, very bad- example is that of Peruvians fans stoning the bus that was waiting for taking the Argentine players back to their hotel after their practice at the National Stadium.
Striker Luis Fabiano has earned a Brazil recall for the first time since the 2010 World Cup after being named in the squad to play Argentina in a friendly later this month.
Gonzalo Higuaín's equaliser salvaged a point for Argentina in a disappointing 1-1 draw against Peru in their 2014 World Cup qualifier at the Estadio Nacional.
Argentina's national football team coach Alejandro Sabella still has doubts to define the team that will face Paraguay for the World Cup qualifiers on Friday.
Peru's mission to stall Lionel Messi and the Argentine juggernaut at home in their World Cup qualifier on Tuesday may see the team seek inspiration from a famous victory over their South American rivals in Lima 27 years ago.
The coach of Argentina's national football team, Alejandro Sabella, summoned Boca Juniors' goalkeeper Oscar Ustari to join the team that will face Paraguay and Peru for the World Cup Brazil 2014 South American qualifiers.
The host cities for the 2018 World Cup in Russia will be announced this month, the tournament's organisers said.
Spain captain Iker Casillas and team mate Xavi have been jointly awarded the nation's most prestigious sports prize, the Premio Principe de Asturias de los Deportes, the jury announced.
Uruguayan striker Luis Suárez has revealed that he decided to move to the English Premier League after seeing the success Carlos Tevez had in England.
Chelsea captain John Terry, awaiting an FA hearing after being charged with racially abusing Anton Ferdinand, is in England's squad for the opening World Cup qualifiers against Moldova and Ukraine next month.
Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo made the shock claim that he was unhappy with the club after he refused to celebrate his 149th and 150th goals in the win over Granada.
Former Inter Milan and Brazil forward Adriano has been given another chance to revive his flagging career after re-signing for Brazilian club Flamengo.
Internazionale Milan’s coach Andrea Stramaccioni praised teams’ capitano Javier Zanetti ahead of the 39 year-old's 800th appearance today against Romanian side Vaslui in the first leg match for a place in this season's Europa League.
Five people were injured when shots were fired between two factions of Boca football hooligans today, at kilometre 12 along the Rosario-Santa Fe motorway when the groups were on their way to watch Boca play against Unión.
The dispute between broadcasters which had threatened to delay the start of Spain's La Liga season was resolved when Canal+ and Mediapro agreed a three-year deal to share the television rights.
After Sunday's 2-0 defeat against classic rivals Racing Club, Independiente's offices were attacked with a molotov cocktail bomb during last night by hooligans, according to Independiente's president Javier Cantero.
After returning from his long stay in Europe’s prime leagues, it took few weeks for Newell's Old Boys midfielder Maximiliano Rodríguez to give away his verdict on football in Argentina: “It’s worse than 10 years ago.”
Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona has underlined his desire to coach in China after arriving in the country for an eight-day charity trip, local media reported.
Lionel Messi missed a first-half penalty but made amends with a superb second-half goal as Argentina outclassed Germany 3-1 in a friendly match.
Michael Orozco scored a late winner as the United States upset Mexico 1-0 in a stirring soccer friendly on Wednesday to register their first win away to their arch-rivals.
Mexico won the Olympic men's soccer title for the first time when they stunned favourites Brazil 2-1 in front of 86,162 fans at Wembley Stadium.
Ireland goalkeeper Shay Given is retiring from international football after winning a record 125 caps for his country, he said.
Germany midfielder Lars Bender is eagerly anticipating today's international friendly against Argentina, and is relishing the prospect of locking horns with Lionel Messi again in particular.
Thirteen La Liga clubs have threatened to postpone the start of the season on the weekend of Aug. 18-19 over a television rights dispute involving broadcasters Canal+ and Mediapro.
Brazil's dream of winning an elusive Olympic football gold came a step closer to reality when they beat South Korea 3-0 in a one-sided semi-final at Old Trafford.
Shares in Manchester United Ltd made a flat stock market debut, a disappointment for the world's most famous football club but one it insisted would have no effect on its ability to acquire top-flight players.
Britain secured a remarkable 1-0 win over Olympic gold medal contenders Brazil at Wembley in front of the biggest crowd to watch a women's football match in the country.
Already-qualified title favourites Brazil and Japan were joined by hosts Britain, surprise qualifiers Egypt, Mexico, Senegal, South Korea and Honduras in the quarter-finals of the Olympic football tournament.
A group of Chinese investors will pay 55 million euros for a 15 percent stake in Inter Milan, becoming the second-biggest shareholder of the Italian premier league football club, sources close to the situation said.
North Korea women's football team delayed the beginning of the match against Colombia after the South Korean flag was incorrectly displayed on a giant screen before kickoff at Glasgow's Hampden Park stadium.
Spain's professional soccer league (LFP) is adamant the 2012-13 La Liga season will begin as planned on the weekend of Aug. 18-19 despite a dispute over television rights between broadcasters Canal+ and Mediapro.
Gold medal favourites Brazil became the first team to qualify for the quarter-finals when they came from behind to beat Belarus 3-1 at Old Trafford thanks to an inspired performance from Neymar, who scored and made the two other goals.
Prosecutor Martín Lapadú confirmed River Plate's Monumental stadium will remain closed down for the next 20 days, and the club will have to pay a $110,000 pesos fine.
Argentine football star Lionel Messi revealed that when he first arrived to Barcelona as a junior player, aged 13, “people believed I was mute” because he was shy and aloof.
English football club Manchester United retained their title as the world's most valuable sports team, according to an annual top 50 list released by Forbes that was dominated by National Football League (NFL) franchises.
Heavy losses lead to heavy decision-making, but in the case of Boca Juniors' Juan Román Riquelme, the decision was made before the team's loss, as the very same midfielder told the club's president Daniel Angelici that no matter what the Libertadores final's outcome, he would no longer play for the Xeneizes.
Uruguay's Diego Forlan will join Brazilian club Internacional on Saturday, a day after Inter Milan terminated the striker's contract.
World Cup strikers Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani will lead Uruguay's attack in the Olympic football tournament at the London Games.
German chancellor Angela Merkel will attend Friday's Euro 2012 quarter-final with Greece in Gdansk, adding to the political spice in a clash that pitches the euro zone's most troubled economy against its rich northern paymaster.
Miquel Roqué Farrero, a Real Betis defender who started out in Barcelona's youth ranks and had a stint at Liverpool, has died of cancer at the age of 23, Betis said.
Mario Mandzukic may have got lost in translation when he was quoted as saying that he likes to "jump a lot" but the robust Croatia striker has left no doubt about the threat he poses in the penalty area.
Prosecutor José María Campagnoli, currently investigating the murder of Gonzalo Saucedo at the River Plate's Monumental stadium last weekend, accused the club's authorities of “not collaborating” with the case, and linked them to the hooligans responsible for the killing.
River Plate suffered a major strike to their hopes of promotion as Patronato put Matias Almeyda's men in shock with a 1-0 victory.
Brazil’s centre-back Bruno Uvini has described Lionel Messi as "the best player in the world" but warned that the “Canarinha” will have to respect Alex Sabella’s team as a whole and not solely concentrate on stopping the Barcelona star in Sunday's friendly clash with Argentina in US soil.
Most football players who break a bone will return to the playing field and compete at the same level as before their injury, a new study from Scotland suggests.
Denmark provided the first upset of Euro 2012 when they beat Netherlands 1-0 in Kharkiv today in the opening game of Group B to leave the Dutch in a perilous position.
Midfielder Cesc Fabregas has recovered sufficiently from a hamstring strain to be able to rejoin his Spanish team mates in training, the world and European champions said.
Boca Juniors’ Juan Román Riquelme admitted he wishes to “assist Lionel Messi once again”, and considered the Barcelona FC's striker as “the best of the world”, showing that the playmaker is willing to wear Argentina’s national football team’s shirt again.
Beer must be sold at all venues hosting matches in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, as the neighbouring country’s President Dilma Rousseff enshrined it in a law after the constant pressure coming from the football's world governing body FIFA.
Argentina's national football team coach Alejandro Sabella could not decide between "giving the chance to an offensive team or balance the midfield" when he was asked about the players' list that will face Ecuador for the South American Qualifiers for Brazil World Cup 2014.
Aston Villa appointed Paul Lambert as manager today, following hot on the heels of Liverpool in looking to smaller Premier League rivals for the man to revive their faded fortunes.
Former Barcelona and AC Milan playmaker Ronaldinho signed a short-term contract with Brazilian top-flight club Atletico Mineiro, just four days after his acrimonious split with Flamengo.
Spain defender Carles Puyol will almost certainly miss Euro 2012 after he sustained an injury to his right knee that his club Barcelona said requires arthroscopic surgery and will sideline him for around six weeks.
Italian professional soccer should be halted for two or three years to get over the match-fixing scandal which has spattered its image, Prime Minister Mario Monti said.
Italy's troubles mounted as they produced some slapstick defending in a 3-0 defeat by fellow Euro 2012 finalists Russia in their only warm-up match for the tournament.
Josep Guardiola's decision to step down as Barcelona coach at the end of the season will change nothing for Real Madrid, Guardiola's Real counterpart and bitter rival Jose Mourinho said today.
Roy Hodgson has been appointed England manager on a four-year contract, the English FA said today.
Lionel Messi scored four goals to take his La Liga tally to 50 this season as Barcelona hammered Espanyol 4-0 today in an emotional last game at the Nou Camp for outgoing coach Pep Guardiola.
Cash-strapped Racing Santander, cast adrift at the bottom of La Liga, were relegated to the second division after losing 3-0 at Real Sociedad on Saturday.
Benfica are receptive to the idea of parting company with centre-back Ezequiel Garay after the Argentine defender has been ever-present in Benfica's backline since completing a 5.5 million euros transfer from Real Madrid last year.
Real Madrid have one hand on a first La Liga trophy in four years after Cristiano Ronaldo scored a brilliant winner in a 2-1 victory at Barcelona on Saturday that stretched their lead over their bitter rivals to seven points with four games left.
Former football star Deion Sanders has been charged with simple assault in his altercation with his estranged wife that got her arrested and jailed earlier in the week on a similar charge.
The 20-year-old was soon back up on his feet, but the Fox Sports television commentator said Chilean referee Enrique Osses warned Bolivar he would suspend the match if there was a repeat of the incident.
Football icon Diego Armando Maradona blasted Brazil’s Pelé once more after assuring that his opinion over Lionel Messi, who he challenged to “beat Neymar,” is “stupid.”
Livorno's Piermario Morosini has died after suffering a cardiac arrest during an Italian second division game at Pescara on Saturday, prompting the country's football federation to postpone this weekend's professional matches.
Newcastle United surged towards Champions League qualification with a 3-0 home win over Stoke City to move into fourth spot in the Premier League on Saturday as rivals Arsenal and Chelsea ground out a 0-0 draw and Tottenham Hotspur lost 1-0 at lowly Queens Park Rangers.
Olympique Marseille have lost 10 of their last 11 matches and their biggest supporters group wants that miserable run to continue on Wednesday.
Brazil’s football icon Pelé has launched his official Twitter account on Monday and reached to the 38,149 followers in an hour.
A leaders Juventus have been fined 30,000 euros (US$39,400) and warned about the future conduct of their fans after they made racist chants during Wednesday's 2-1 win at home to Lazio.
FIFA president Sepp Blatter said the recovery of Bolton Wanderers player Fabrice Muamba was "a miracle" which had deeply affected him as it brought back memories of Marc-Vivien Foe of Cameroon who died in similar circumstances in 2003.
Former Bari defender Andrea Masiello, now playing for Atalanta, was arrested in connection with alleged match-fixing in Serie A last season, the Italian federation (FIGC) said.
As Americans grow more aware of the risk of brain injury tied to football - the country's most popular sport - players and coaches are experimenting with the latest technology in a bid to make the game safer.
Bolton Wanderers midfielder Fabrice Muamba collapsed on the pitch during the FA Cup quarter-final against Tottenham Hotspur today and the match was abandoned minutes later.
A Xavi free kick and an exquisite lob from Lionel Messi fired Barcelona to a 2-0 win at Sevilla that cut Real Madrid's lead at the top of La Liga back to seven points today.
Brazil's Congress postponed a key World Cup bill again, a move that is likely to frustrate officials of football's governing body who say its passage is crucial to preparations for the 2014 World Cup.
Titleholders Barcelona will have to again face seven-times winners AC Milan in the Champions League quarter-finals after a draw which also cleared the way for a final against their eternal rivals Real Madrid.
Former Barcelona right winger Estanislau Basora, a pacy and skilful player with an eye for goal who featured alongside Ladislao Kubala in their hugely successful team of the 1950s, died on Friday aged 85, the La Liga club announced.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff assured FIFA chief Sepp Blatter the country would be ready to host the 2014 World Cup, easing tensions over the slow pace of preparations for the finals.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrated his return from a three-match ban by scoring a 15-minute first-half hat-trick as leaders AC Milan demolished Palermo 4-0 away in Serie A on Saturday.
FIFA president Sepp Blatter will meet Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff to clear the air after a top official's remarks about the country's slow progress in preparing for the 2014 World Cup caused an uproar.
Al Wasl coach Diego Maradona kept it up the war-of-words with rival Pelé, believing himself to be more passionate about football than the Brazil legend.
Cristiano Ronaldo header set Real Madrid on their way to a 4-0 win at home to 10-man Racing Santander on Saturday that stretched their advantage over second-placed Barcelona at the top of La Liga to 13 points.
Brazilian football star Adriano has delighted Corinthians with his pre-season weight loss but the club's head coach Tite believes he must now improve his fitness before he is ready for regular action.
After a long injury-spell, Boca Juniors playmaker Juan Román Riquelme will once again step into a football field on tomorrow’s Copa Argentina game against Santamarina (Tandil) to be played in the Northern province of Salta.
Football's governing body FIFA has questioned the Argentine FA over reports that the country's championship could be renamed after the General Belgrano cruiser sunk by the British Royal Navy when it was outside the British-declared Total Exclusion Zone during the Malvinas war in 1982.
After yesterday's high-voltage clash between Juan Román Riquelme and coach Julio Falcioni, Boca Juniors resumed works today in a highly expected practice. President Daniel Angelici said house's in peace and said the alleged exchange of opinions between the coach and the players was just a "misunderstanding."
Coach Matías Almeyda assured today his team is ready to play on the first division of the national football league. “We are ready for the first division,” reiterated Almeyda today after yesterday’s classic match against Boca Juniors.
Parma's Serie A match at home to leaders Juventus was postponed less than an hour before kickoff today because of heavy snow in northern Italy.
A Nueva Chicago football club supporter died today as a result of the injuries he received during a clash between hooligans two weeks ago, sources said. Aldo Barralda was the leader of Las antenas hooligans squad and was attacked inside Santojanni hospital.
Porto attacker Juan Iturbe is keen to leave the club on loan until the end of the season, the player's agent has revealed. Likewise, Iturbe's father revealed that Racing Club, of which his son is fan, is after the young star.
Real Madrid moved seven points clear at the top of La Liga with a comfortable 3-1 win over bottom side Real Zaragoza as Barcelona could only draw 0-0 at lowly Villarreal on Saturday.
Brazilian fullback Roberto Carlos has said he will hang up his football boots at the end of 2012 but continue to work behind the scenes at Russian Premier League club Anzhi Makhachkala.
Chelsea wasted the chance to get back into the Premier League title race when held to a 0-0 draw at Norwich and Newcastle United lost 5-2 at Fulham as both sides failed to close in on the top four in disappointing setbacks on Saturday.
The Spanish soccer federation (RFEF) will take no action against Real Madrid defender Pepe for his alleged stamp on Barcelona forward Lionel Messi's hand in Wednesday's King's Cup quarter-final first leg.
Tonight River Plate and Boca Juniors will share a football field again after almost a year, and even though it’s a friendly, the clubs’ prestige will definitely be at stake tonight. Just as a warm-up for tonight’s action, let’s recap what happened over the past three summers.
David Trezeguet realised his dream when he joined a group of top flight players who have flocked to the cause of restoring relegated River Plate to the Argentine first division.
Andres Iniesta had been passed fit to return to action for Barcelona after recovering from a thigh injury and could return for the city derby at Espanyol in La Liga on Sunday.
Former Paraguay striker Salvador Cabañas is set to make a professional comeback two years after almost being killed when he was shot in the head in a Mexico City bar in January 2010.
Barcelona attacker, Argentine football player Lionel Messi, said that he expects to lift the World Cup trophy with Argentina at some point during his career.
New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees broke Dan Marino's 27-year single-season passing record as the Saints beat the Atlanta Falcons 45-16 to clinch the NFC South.
Catania general director Pietro Lo Monaco has confirmed that the club has reached an agreement with AC Milan to transfer Argentine centre-forward Maximiliano López to the Serie A champions in the January transfer window.
FIFA president Sepp Blatter has revealed that goal-line technology will be introduced for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil to avoid "phantom goals."
The Barcelona youngsters given a chance to shine in Tuesday's 4-0 Champions League Group H win over BATE Borisov turned in an "impeccable" performance, according to delighted coach Pep Guardiola.
Chelsea's faltering Premier League title challenge suffered another blow when they lost 2-1 at home to Liverpool whose defender Glen Johnson struck the winner three minutes from time.
Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, who is serving a two-game suspension after appearing to stomp on a Green Bay Packers player, lost control of his car and crashed into a tree early today but was not injured, police said.
Santos forward Neymar has publicly stated that he wants Barcelona FC to beat Real Madrid in next Saturday's Spanish derby due to the Brazilian players within tha Catalonian side.
David Beckham wants an Englishman to take charge of the England team when Italian Fabio Capello leaves the job after next year's European championship.
England claimed a memorable and unlikely 1-0 win over world champions Spain thanks to a headed goal from Frank Lampard and some resolute defending during the closing stages of a hugely entertaining friendly at Wembley Stadium.
Players who are racially insulted during matches should accept it as part of on-field provocation and shake hands with their opponent at the end, FIFA president Sepp Blatter said.
Businessman Carlos Avila pressed charges against the head of the Argentine Football Association (AFA), Julio Grondona, over an alleged case of “money laundering” and “fraudulent administration.”
The New York Jets ended a three-game slide in the NFL by taking advantage of the hapless Miami Dolphins with a 24-6 win at the Meadowlands.
The San Lorenzo trainer, Omar Asad, rejected claims that he had considered resigning and assured that he only plans to face the situation. “We all have to work together on the same side, to be able to work together,” he said.
Coach Sergio Batista filed a lawsuit against Diego Maradona accusing him of slander and called for a 20,000 pesos fine.
A small corner of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will grab the attention of the football world on Sunday night when Diego Maradona's Al Wasl launch their league campaign.
The New York Giants got back on track in the NFC East by beating the surprising Buffalo Bills 27-24 in a see-saw battle.
Argentina’s national football team dropped from the ninth to the tenth place in FIFA’s world ranking, which is now headed by Spain, who removed Netherlands from the top.
Financially-troubled Spanish clubs will no longer be able to escape relegation by going into administration after the government agreed a change in the law.
Wayne Rooney came under a barrage of criticism from the media today after his red card in England's 2-2 draw in Montenegro ruled him out for at least the first match of Euro 2012.
Manchester City defender Kolo Toure is set make his return from a six-month drug ban in an African Nations Cup qualifier one day after his suspension ends early next month.
Argentina celebrated their win against Nigeria, in a 3-1 goal victory at Bangabandhu stadium today. Today's match marked the Argentine team's second friendly match under new coach, Alejandro Sabella, in Dhaka city, Bangladesh.
Manchester United stole neighbours City's thunder again today when a Wayne Rooney treble inspired a 5-0 demolition of Bolton Wanderers after their Premier League city rivals had hammered Wigan Athletic 3-0 with a hat-trick of their own.
Arsenal suffered yet more misery today as Liverpool won 2-0 at the Emirates thanks to an own goal and a late Luis Suarez strike, with the London side reduced to 10 men for the second successive Premier League game.
The risk of a football strike increased in Italy on Wednesday as the League refused to sign an agreement over players' rights, three days before the scheduled start of the Serie A season.
FIFA boss Sepp Blatter needs to take responsibility for everything that is happening inside world soccer's governing body or risk a "revolution," Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said.
The head of the Argentine Football Association, Julio Grondona, ratified that the football reorganization plan to unify the country’s first- and second-tiers into one league “exists and will be debated by the Clubs Assembly” on October 18.
So nothing’s going to change. The idea of fusing both the First Division and the National B into one new tournament has been shot down on Monday after the AFA (Argentine Football Association) released a statement announcing that it had decided to suspend the project.
Former Italy manager Roberto Donadoni has been fired by Serie A side Cagliari, kicking off the coaching merry-go-round two weeks before the football season has even started.
Former Argentina's national football team captain Diego Simeone has returned home to coach Racing Club having left Catania at the end of the Serie A season in Italy.
Diego Maradona blasted Neymar, the football star who plays at the Brazilian team Santos, by saying that he is “as bad-mannered person as Pelé,” after the Brazilian assured that he does not need to leave Brazil to demonstrate that he is better than Lionel Messi.
A bomb threat led to the evacuation of the headquarters of the Argentine Football Association (AFA), located in Viamonte 1300, Buenos Aires.
Quilmes 0-1 Olimpo. Olimpo defeated Quilmes with a goal of Rolle and avoided the relegation, while his opponent directly descended to the National B League.
Independiente 5-1 Huracán. Huracán visits Independiente today, directed by and idol from “Globo”, Antonio Mohamed, with the illusion of gaining triumph, which will allow them to avoid being lowered in the tournament.
Tigre 1-1 Argentinos. Tigre managed to remain at the first division of the local football after it drew 1-1 with Argentinos Juniors and due to the rest of the results of the matches that defined the teams that were going to play the relagation.
Huracán beat Tigre 3-2, with goals scored by Gastón Machín and Javier Cámpora,twice. Mariano Etcheverría and Esteban González scored for Tigre. The match was played at the Hucarán stadium in the City neighbourhood of Parque Patricios.
FIFA has suspended Belize from international football with immediate effect because of "severe government interference."
River 1-2 Lanús. Lanús defeated River Plate 2-1, and led the team from Núñez to the relegation play-off against Belgrano. It will be the last chance of the historical team to stay at the premier football league.
Troubled River and Olimpo tied 0-0, in a match for the 16th round of the Clausura tournament. The match was played at the Olimpo stadium in the Greater Buenos Aires city of Bahía Blanca.
Sepp Blatter was re-elected unopposed for a fourth term as FIFA president, shrugging off the scandals that have hit world soccer's governing body to secure another four years in charge.
The head of the Argentine Football Association (AFA), Julio Humberto Grondona, came up to stage and threw some stinger darts to coach Sergio Batista claiming that Wednesday's 4-1 drubbing at the hands of Nigeria had threatened the country's reputation.
More tan 14 million Spanish football fans watched Real Madrid’s glory over Barcelona with their 1-0 victory, in the final match of the Copa del Rey tournament last Wednesday, making the match’s transmission the most-viewed between both teams in history.
Livewire striker Javier Hernandez struck six minutes from time to send Manchester United nine points clear in the Premier League with a 1-0 home win over Everton.
Manchester United were crowned champions of England for a record 19th time on Saturday when a Wayne Rooney penalty earned them a 1-1 draw at Blackburn Rovers and the point they needed to win the Premier League title.
Olimpo Club defeated Colón 2-0 during the match for the ninth round of the Clausura Tournament played at Colón Stadium in Santa Fe, also known as the "Elephant Graveyard."
Pele, Bobby Charlton and former Brazil captain Cafu will join the FIFA task force which look at ways of brightening up the game and improve refereeing in time for the 2014 World Cup
San Lorenzo and Lanús ended the game in a tie, with each team scoring one goal as San Lorenzo's team fell on their defence.
A quickfire Wayne Rooney hat-trick rescued Manchester United today as they stormed eight points clear at the top of the Premier League after coming from two goals down to beat West Ham United 4-2.
Argentine striker Carlos Tevez was named on the shortlist for English soccer's players' player of the year award.
FIFA could help negotiate the release of Japanese players from European clubs for July's Copa America after the country pulled out of the tournament following last month's deadly earthquake and tsunami.
FIFA and UEFA are considering a ban on in-game betting, saying it represents a bigger threat of manipulation than the more conventional gambling on results.
England and Russia are fully aware of the potential pitfalls of facing weaker opposition when they tackle Wales and Armenia respectively today.
Manchester City defender Kolo Toure made an unexpected appearance at a soccer convention today and said he hoped to be back soon after being suspended for a positive drug test earlier this month.
Major League Soccer's Seattle Sounders have signed Argentine midfielder Mauro Rosales, the club said. The playmaker joins the Sounders in time for Saturday's game at the New York Red Bulls.
Estudiantes de La Plata defeated Racing Club 1-0 in Avellaneda with a goal scored by Uruguayan striker Hernán Rodrigo López. Olimpo took the lead of the championship after beating Boca Juniors 2-0 at La Bombonera stadium on Juan Román Riquelme’s return.
Argentina’s national football team coach Sergio Batista affirmed that the team is “desperate to win something” because it has been 18 years “without getting anything.”
Manchester United poured cold water on the chances of its unpopular American owners, the Glazer family, selling the club as it announced increased earnings in the first half of its financial year.
Juan Román Riquelme, centrepiece of the last great controversy in Boca Juniors' world was reported injured during today's practice and there are doubts whether he will play on Sunday against Vélez Sarsfield for the fourth round of the Clausura Tournament.
Vélez beat Boca Juniors with one goal by Fernando Ortíz in the first half during the fourth round of the Clausura Tournament. The match was balanced but Vélez seized the chance and scored.
Former Argentina national football team coach Diego Armando Maradona affirmed that the mourning for the national team has ended, referring to the elimination during South Africa World Cup 2010.
Wayne Rooney conjured a breathtaking overhead kick to earn Premier League leaders Manchester United a 2-1 victory over Manchester City in a memorable derby.
Ryan Giggs will extend his playing career with Manchester United into 2012 after the 37-year-old Welsh midfielder signed a contract extension until the end of next season.
Athletic Club Bilbao face the daunting task of trying to derail the Barcelona juggernaut as the La Liga leaders seek their 11th consecutive victory in all competitions in their King's Cup last 16 first leg tie on Tuesday.
Argentina's national football team's technical secretary Carlos Bilardo answered to sports-icon Diego Maradona's accusations and assured he is a "chicken" and added that his relationship with the ex coach of the national team "has no turning back."
Argentina’s national football team and Barcelona's forward, Lionel Messi, has been chosen the best football player in Europe for the second consecutive time in a survey made by journalists which has been published in the Uruguayan news paper, El País.
Serie A leaders AC Milan cannot afford Manchester City's unsettled striker Carlos Tévez, chief executive Adriano Galliani said.
Diego Maradona has emerged as a surprise outsider to become the next Blackburn Rovers manager following the shock dismissal of Sam Allardyce according to English newspaper The Mirror.
Argentina has surpassed neighbouring Brazil as the world's largest exporter of football players -a trend that may not be a good thing for the South American country's domestic game. Players had become assets to be sold off to repay club debts, one agent said, while the growing exodus of Argentina's best young players is leaving a void in the local game.
Football star David Beckham was at the wheel of a Cadillac that struck another vehicle on a Los Angeles-area freeway, but he was not injured or cited in the collision, police said.
A minor league player has been sent off for wrestling a pitch invader dressed as comic Sacha Baron Cohen's faux-documentary character "Borat" to the ground.
British ITV network released an advert titled “It's good to dream”, which uses cutting-edge technology to imagine that the England national football team have dominated the international scene since lifting it’s only World Cup title in 1966. Maradona, of course, makes his part.
Chairs were thrown by hooligans at Independiente President Javier Cantero yesterday during the club members’ assembly at the Radrizzani gym at the soccer’s club facilities in Avellaneda.
Apertura Tournament leaders Boca Juniors kept their eight-points advantage over second-placed Racing Club after their drew 0-0 at La Bombonera stadium. San Lorenzo lost against Unión a home and stayed in the promotion-relegation playoff zone.
Boca Juniors won the Apertura Tournament with two matches to spare when they beat Banfield 3-0 at a heaving, chanting La Bombonera stadium. Julio Falcioni’s side, unbeaten in 27 matches going back to last season, have 39 points from 17 matches.
Argentina will play against Bolivia today in the under-20 South American Championship and, after losing the first two matches of the tournament, they need a victory in order to have the possibility of qualifying for the World Cup that will take place in Turkey.
Lionel Messi strongly affirmed he would “give up anything, including all of the goals and all of the prizes to be able to win with the Argentine team.”
Striker Adrian Ramos gave Colombia a 1-0 win over 10-man Costa Rica that put them top of Group A after their first match at the Copa América.