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  • Pep almost played for Wigan

    Pep Guardiola could have once played for FA Cup opponents Wigan Athletic but he was not good enough, according to the Manchester

  • Arsenal reveal record shirt deal

    Arsenal announced the club's biggest-ever sponsorship deal worth a reported £200 million on Monday, extending their shirt partnership

  • 290 tickets for stakeholders

    The Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) will sell approximately 290 tickets for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia and the game's governing body yesterday asked only stakeholders of the country's football to apply for the tickets.

  • Thrilling win for Real

    Man of the moment Marco Asensio scored twice and Cristiano Ronaldo was also on target as Real Madrid kept up the feel-good factor

  • Resurgent Bayern take on Besiktas

    Bayern Munich host Besiktas in the last 16, first leg of the Champions League riding a 13-match winning streak under Jupp Heynckes,

  • Barca test for Conte's men

    Barcelona's visit to Chelsea on Tuesday gives Antonio Conte the perfect opportunity to reaffirm his stature as one of Europe's greatest coaches.

  • 'I wasn't good enough to play for Wigan,' says Guardiola

    Pep Guardiola will finally step out at Wigan Athletic's DW Stadium in Manchester City's fifth-round FA Cup tie with the third-tier side on Monday -- 13 years after he almost joined the Lancashire club as a player.

  • Barca visit presents Champions League stage Conte craves

    Barcelona's visit to Chelsea gives Antonio Conte the perfect opportunity to reaffirm his stature as one of Europe's greatest coaches.

  • Ronaldo outdoes Messi in goal-scoring rate

    Cristiano Ronaldo is finally recovering the form that saw him win the Ballon D’or the past two years as he begins to find his scoring form.

  • Cristiano Ronaldo

    Real Stage comeback at Betis

    Real Madrid mount a stirring second-half comeback helped by Cristiano Ronaldo and Sergio Ramos to win 5-3 at Real Betis in a thrilling La Liga game, demonstrating their awesome power in attack as well as their vulnerabilities.

  • Roma go third as Inter sink

    AS Roma confirmed their return to form with a 2-0 win at Udinese on Saturday to move third in Serie A as Inter Milan fell back into crisis with a 2-0 loss in Genoa.

  • VAR debacle mars MU win

    Debate over the merits of video assistant refereeing was again raised as a Romelu Lukaku double eased Manchester United into the FA Cup quarter-finals in a 2-0 win at Huddersfield despite a controversial call going against Jose Mourinho's men.

  • PSG, Neymar brush off Real blues

    Edinson Cavani struck twice as Paris Saint-Germain beat Strasbourg 5-2 on Saturday to relieve some of the pressure on the runaway Ligue 1 leaders following their Champions League defeat at Real Madrid.

  • Iraqi keeper's quiet tragedy

    A goalkeeper in Iraq's top league hid the death of his newborn daughter from his teammates in order to take part in a key match, the player said Saturday.

  • Arif set to replace Pashban

    Winger Mohammad Arif has been called up to the preliminary squad of the national football team after forward Pashban Mollah was ruled out of the squad due to fever.

  • Gameiro, Costa on target as Atletico keep up Barcelona chase

    Kevin Gameiro came off the bench to score one goal and make another for Diego Costa as Atletico Madrid beat Athletic Bilbao 2-0 in La Liga on Sunday.

  • Napoli reply to Juventus to stay top

    Napoli matched Juventus with a 1-0 win over SPAL on Sunday to regain top spot in Italy from the champions who had earlier won the Turin derby by the same score.

  • Pogba illness concerns Mourinho ahead of Sevilla trip

    Jose Mourinho faces an anxious wait to discover whether Paul Pogba can take part in Manchester United's midweek Champions League last 16 trip to Sevilla after he missed their FA Cup victory over Huddersfield Town.

  • Wigan next stop on Man City's quadruple quest

    Manchester City's bid for a historic quadruple rolls into Wigan for Monday's FA Cup fifth round tie, with avenging a shock defeat to the Latics in the 2013 final also in mind.

  • Unlikely favourite Sissoko pleads World Cup case

    A regular for Mauricio Pochettino's Tottenham this season, midfielder Moussa Sissoko is however fighting for a place in Didier Deschamps France plans for the World Cup.

  • Valverde hopeful Iniesta will stay

    Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde is hopeful Andres Iniesta will stay at Barcelona following reports his captain has offers on the table

  • Federer creates history

    Roger Federer became the oldest world number one on Friday when the 20-time Grand Slam title winner reached the semifinals of the

  • Barca grind out victory in Eibar

    Luis Suarez and Jordi Alba were on target as Barcelona saw off Eibar 2-0 on Saturday to continue their unbeaten record in La Liga and

  • Mourinho says new midfielder will replace Carrick, not Pogba

    Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho reveals his intention to sign another central midfielder in the next transfer window but as a replacement for Michael Carrick not Paul Pogba.

  • Lionel Messi

    ‘It takes 11 to stop Messi’

    Chelsea's Argentine goalkeeper Willy Caballero says that stopping Barcelona's Lionel Messi is a job for the whole team.

  • Jose slams Pogba 'lies'

    Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has angrily insisted that rumours his relationship with Paul Pogba has broken down are "lies".

  • Lionel Messi

    Barca face tricky trip

    Before their Champions League clash with Chelsea in London, Lionel Messi and Barcelona put their unbeaten record in La Liga on the line against Eibar in the rather less glamorous surrounds of Ipurua on Saturday.

  • Arsenal, Atletico cruise

    Mesut Ozil scored as Arsenal eased to a 3-0 victory at Swedish minnows Ostersunds in the first leg of their Europa League, last-32 tie on Thursday, while Michy Batshuayi snatched Borussia Dortmund a dramatic win over Atalanta.

  • Feds to run final phase

    National sports federations have finally been involved with Bangladesh Youth Games as the final phase of the first-ever under-17 games is set to get underway in Dhaka from March 9.

  • Neymar

    'This is how they thank us!’: Dijon joke after PSG's defeat

    French club Dijon come up with witty joke regarding PSG following the Paris outfit's defeat to Real Madrid in the Champions League.