Soccer

Club World Cup participants - can anyone stop Bayern Munich?

Bayern Munich jet off to Qatar this week targeting another title at the FIFA Club World Cup, taking their place in the six-team tournament as winners of last year's UEFA Champions League. Ulsan Hyundai The South Korean club return to Qatar barely six weeks after their Asian Champions League success.


Luke Shaw and Harry Maguire's training ground spat after Dan James dispute

The Manchester United squad were put through their paces ahead of their Europa League last-32 second leg against Real Sociedad on Thursday


Who said what in sport this weekend

Who said what in sport this weekend: "I'm probably going to watch some anime... maybe eat pizza... and go to sleep."


Ian Wright believes Bruno Fernandes is 'growing frustrated' with Man Utd teammates

Ian Wright fears Bruno Fernandes looks frustrated with his Manchester United team-mates when things go wrong.


Bremen end Frankfurt’s unbeaten run with second-half fightback

Bremen end Frankfurt’s unbeaten run with second-half fightback


No regrets for Gareth Bale if Tottenham stint ends and Real Madrid star retires this summer

PLUS: Thomas Tuchel's early stint at Chelsea, Jesse Lingard's return to form, who's hot, who's not and the Champions League changes


Forest Green Rovers hope recycled coffee kit will prove a good fit

Forest Green Rovers hope recycled coffee kit will prove a good fit


Everton new stadium plans unanimously approved by Liverpool City Council

Bramley-Moore Dock plans given the green light


Manchester City stretch winning run with 2-0 victory over Gladbach

Manchester City stretch winning run with 2-0 victory over Gladbach


Messi double helps Barca see off Elche

Messi double helps Barca see off Elche


Milan limp through on away goals after draw with Red Star

Milan limp through on away goals after draw with Red Star


Dean Henderson & Nick Pope on Spurs wishlist if Hugo Lloris leaves

Tottenham are linked with Man Utd's Dean Henderson and Burnley's Nick Pope if Hugo Lloris leaves this summer to reunite with Mauricio Pochettino at PSG.


Roker Roundup: Stadium of Lights! Report claims KLD investing in state of the art pitch lighting

The good news just keeps rolling in - a report in the Daily Mail claims that Kyril Louis-Dreyfus is planning to invest in state of the art pitch lighting for the Stadium of Light that will cost in the region of £500,000.


Active players who had made their senior debuts before Jamal Musiala was born

10 players who had made their senior debuts before Bayern Munich youngster Jamal Musiala was born


Inside Paul Pogba's £3million home with huge games room and fish tank wall

Manchester United and France footy star Paul Pogba is an out and out blinger as pictures show his incredible mansion with indoor football pitch and a wall turned into a fish tank


Fred has proven that he's so much more than a midfield anchor

With Manchester United's passage through to the last 16 of the Europa League already secured, Fred produced a quality attacking display against Real Sociedad


Newcastle's seven-man shortlist as Magpies weigh-up Steve Bruce exit

Steve Bruce has overseen 12 defeats in the last 16 games at Newcastle United, who now face a fight to stay in the Premier League. But who could replace Bruce is the bleak run of results continues?


Players who suffered the same ACL injury as Virgil van Dijk & how they performed afterwards

Virgil van Dijk stepped up his recovery from an ACL injury. To see how he might play after returning, we analysed how 10 other player performed after the knock.


Champions League final could be held in New York as part of tournament revamp

Uefa are considering holding Champions League final in New York as part of the competition's upcoming revamp following the 2023/24 season.


Leicester's Rodgers takes blame for Europa League exit

Leicester's Rodgers takes blame for Europa League exit


Starting XI: Is this the Sunderland side that will take on Burton Albion this afternoon?

Who do you reckon will make the starting eleven as Sunderland look to end a good week on a high against Burton Albion this afternoon?


Acrobatic Giroud gives Chelsea advantage over Atletico

Acrobatic Giroud gives Chelsea advantage over Atletico


How will Barcelona line up against Sevilla?

A crunch game in La Liga on Saturday


Colorado Rapids announce addition of two assistant coaches

Wolde Harris and Chris Little join Robin Fraser’s coaching staff.


SFA running scared of Hearts, says Clyde star in lower league shutdown blast

Clyde goalkeeper David Mitchell is frustrated with lack of communication and interest in lower leagues


Three players Jurgen Klopp may have been talking about when he dropped sly transfer hint

When Liverpool completed the signing of Japan international forward Takumi Minamino back in 2019, Jurgen Klopp suggested he could raid Salzburg again in the future


Lionel Messi leaves Elche goalkeeper stunned with request after Barcelona win

The Argentinean superstar scored twice in a comfortable 3-0 victory over the La Liga minnows on Wednesday night


USWNT's reason for no longer taking the knee during the national anthem

Why are the USWNT no longer taking the knee during the national anthem, which players did not kneel initially and what have team members said?


Mendy fires late winner as Real struggle to beat 10-man Atalanta

Mendy fires late winner as Real struggle to beat 10-man Atalanta


Talking Tactics: What does the data tell us about Sunderland’s opponents, Crewe Alexandra?

Crewe have quietly impressed since coming into League One this season - so what can we expect from them? Brandon Feeley looks at what the footage and data tells us...


Lewandowski hits goal landmark as Bayern Munich hammer Lazio in Rome

Lewandowski hits goal landmark as Bayern Munich hammer Lazio in Rome


7 Champions League anxieties Rangers and Celtic face as radical UEFA overhaul looms large

Bold plans are on the table to reshape the world's top club competition from 2024 onward.


Pain to tiled art: Argentines honor soccer star Maradona with mosaics

Pain to tiled art: Argentines honor soccer star Maradona with mosaics


Mikel Arteta has already hinted who he sees as his next Arsenal captain

Bellerin's exit would leave Arteta needing to appoint a new vice-captain - and comments made by the manager this season appear to suggest he already has his eye on one player


Barcelona's Clement Lenglet breaks down in tears in car after disappointing draw vs Cadiz

The French centre-back conceded a late penalty to allow Cadiz to equalise in Sunday's clash and put a massive dent in Barca's title ambitions


Leicester 0-2 Slavia Prague: Player Ratings as Foxes crash out of Europa League

Leicester City crashed out of the Europa League round of 32 on Thursday night, losing 2-0 to Slavia Prague at the King Power Stadium.


Alli and Bale impress in Spurs rout of Wolfsberg

Alli and Bale impress in Spurs rout of Wolfsberg


All the SheBelieves Cup records the USWNT now hold after their 2021 triumph

All the SheBelieves Cup records that the USWNT now hold after their 2021 triumph, including most goals, most clean sheets and most titles


Porto's Nanu seriously hurt in sickening collision

Porto defender Nanu was knocked unconscious and "suffered a spinal cord injury" in a sickening collision in a Portuguese top-flight match on Thursday. "Nanu had a cerebral concussion and spinal cord injury with a loss of memory," Porto later tweeted.


Francesco Totti claims he'd rather kill himself than leave Roma

AS Roma legend Francesco Totti has claimed he'd rather kill himself than leave the club forever, and admitted he now 'suffers on the outside' of I Giallorossi.


Roker Report Score Predictions: Can Sunderland pick up where they left off in League One?

After a midweek distraction in the EFL Trophy, Sunderland look to pick up where they left off against Doncaster Rovers in League One. Will our panel back a routine win for the Lads?


Manchester United could offer fringe players in potential deal for Declan Rice

Manchester United are prepared to offer Jesse Lingard, Nemanja Matic and Phil Jones as part of a swap deal for West Ham's Declan Rice, who could cost £50m.


Raphinha strike crowns 3-0 win for Leeds over Southampton

Raphinha strike crowns 3-0 win for Leeds over Southampton


Gegenpress & Sunderland: How The Lads have utilised the press to full effect in a 4-3-3

It’s been a canny week on the pitch for Sunderland - what has Lee Johnson changed tactically to make his side look more effective both on and off the ball?


Match Preview: Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Sunderland v Fleetwood Town!

Sunderland return to the Stadium of Light looking for a third straight league victory against Simon Grayson’s Fleetwood Town - here is everything you need to know ahead of kick-off!


Who should start for Villa as they host Leicester City?

What can Aston Villa expect from their East Midlands rivals as they look to prove their season has not stagnated.


Check out photos of the new 2021 Chicago Fire jerseys

It’s a slightly different navy at home, and a great new white on the road


On this day – 26 February 1992: Sunderland triumph at Upton Park as Tony Norman steals the show

It was a classic cup tie at Upton Park, and John Byrne and Tony Norman played starring roles in a memorable victory.


Premier League highlights: 10 talking points from weekend as Liverpool suffer Everton loss

Liverpool suffered a costly defeat against Everton while Manchester City continued to assert their dominance with a win at Arsenal


Liverpool training update as Virgil van Dijk returns and Jurgen Klopp linked with exit

Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool have been on a poor run of form in recent weeks, but the welcome sight of Virgil van Dijk back on the training ground should perk the players up