Barcelona smash City with Messi hat-trick, Bayern trounce PSV

Heavyweights Barcelona and Bayern Munich edged towards the knockout stage of the Champions League on Wednesday with home thrashings of Manchester City and PSV Eindhoven respectively.

Champions League wins for Real, Dortmund, Leicester

Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund and Leicester City cruised towards the knockout stage of the Champions League on Tuesday, with defeats of Legia Warsaw, Sporting Lisbon and Copenhagen respectively...

Real Madrid extend contract of playmaker Modric

Real Madrid have extended the contract of veteran Croatian playmaker Luka Modric until 2020, the European champions said on Tuesday. 

FIFA launches disciplinary proceedings against Croatia, Kosovo

The international football federation FIFA has launched disciplinary proceedings against Croatia and Kosovo over the inappropriate conduct of their fans during a World Cup 2018 qualifier played on...

Malta football chief: evidence of suspicious betting in WC qualifier

Malta's football chief says there is "overwhelming evidence" of suspicious betting around a World Cup qualifier against Lithuania last week which Malta lost 2-0.

Neymar extends contract with Barcelona to 2021

Brazil striker Neymar has agreed to extend his contract with Barcelona for two more years, until 2012, the Spanish champions said on Monday.

Inter crash at home to Cagliari, Sassuolo rally against Crotone

Inter Milan lost 2-1 at home to Cagliari Sunday, missing a penalty and suffering as the visitors rallied after a Joao Mario opener.

Stekelenburg saves two penalties as Everton hold leaders Man City

Maarten Stekelenburg saves two penalties as Everton draw 1-1 with Premier League leaders Manchester City.

Messi returns in style as Barcelona enjoy 4-0 rout

Barcelona cruise up to second in the Spanish Liga with a 4-0 exhibition at home to Deportivo La Coruna and Lionel Messi scoring just three minutes after returning from a month's injury absence....

Leaders Bayern slip up again as Cologne move into second

Bayern Munich dropped more points on Saturday as they were held to a 2-2 draw at 10-man Eintracht Frankfurt while Cologne closed to within two points of the Bundesliga leaders in second-place.

Real Madrid extend contract of Kroos to 2022

Real Madrid have extended the contract of Germany midfielder Toni Kroos for two more years, until 2022, the European champions said on Wednesday.

Hart's heroics preserve England's 0-0 draw in Slovenia

Joe Hart's heroics preserved England's 0-0 draw against Slovenia in World Cup qualifying on Tuesday.

France deal Dutch World Cup blow as Benteke races to fastest goal

France dealt the Netherlands a major blow in their hopes of qualifying for the World Cup with a 1-0 victory over the Dutch in Amsterdam on Monday.

Spain go top with impressive 2-0 win in Albania

Spain cruised to the top of World Cup qualifying Group G on Sunday with an authoritative 2-0 win in Albania on second-half goals from Diego Costa and Nolito.

Italy leave it late for 3-2 win at Macedonia

Ciro Immobile struck twice to lead Italy's rally in a 3-2 win at Macedonia Sunday to keep the Azzurri level on points with leaders Spain in their World Cup qualification group.