Joachim Löw will remain as Germany manager. Photograph:  Markus Gilliar - Pool /Getty Images

Germany World Cup-winning coach Joachim Löw remains committed to leading the side through to the(...)

FIFA President Sepp Blatter.

England will not bid again to host a World Cup until Fifa and its bidding processes have been(...)

James Rodriguez waves to the crowd during his presentation to Real Madrid fans at the Santiago Bernabeu yesterday. “It is a pleasure to be among so many stars and I’m sure I’ll learn a lot from everyone.” Photograph: Kiko Huesca/EPA.

(...) of becoming the fourth most expensive player of all time. The 23-year-old World Cup Golden Boot(...)

 Real Madrid have agreed  to sign Colombia forward James Rodriguez from Monaco on a six-year deal, the Spanish club have announced.  Photograph:  Mike Egerton/PA Wire.

Real Madrid have agreed a deal to sign World Cup Golden Boot winner James Rodriguez from Monaco(...)

(...) region they were most keen to avoid. At the bottom of the European bear market in June 2012, a record(...)

Rory McIlroy with the Claret Jug after winning the 2014 Open Championship at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake. Photograph: Getty Images

(...) qualifying tables for the Ryder Cup, and to the head of affairs on the European Tour’s Race to Dubai. Only 25(...)

 Aurelien Rougerie of ASM Clermont Auvergne was among three France internationals violently attacked  with ‘knives, machetes and sabres’.  Photograph:   Harry Engels/Getty Images

French rugby is in shock after it emerged three Clermont Auvergne players were hospitalised following an attack by a gang armed with “bladed weapon(...)

Midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger, a key figure in Germany’s triumph,  with  the World Cup trophy after last Sunday’s victory in Rio. Photograph: Patrik Stollarz/AFP/Getty Images

(...),” he tells him. “You can decide the World Cup.” On 113 minutes, he does. A European team at last wins(...)

Liam Brady: ‘Exhausted? No, no. Watching football sitting in a chair is not a chore. It’s not work’

(...)-the-top tackle,” he says, and laughs out loud. He was kept out of the 1990 World Cup and the last bit of the(...)

A Palestinian family who fled their home  en route to seek shelter in a UN school in Khan Younis, central Gaza Strip. Photograph:  EPA

(...) night in Tel Aviv, big crowds turned out to watch the World Cup final on big screens in expensive bars(...)