Louis Van Gaal’s Manchester United will play Club Brugge in the Champions League play-offs. Photograph: Getty

Manchester United have been drawn to play Club Brugge in the Champions League play-offs. Louis Van Gaal’s side will be at home in the first leg to be (...)

Teresa Borza Di Nardi: ‘A perfectionist, she was always proud that they served only fresh potatoes.’ Photograph: Eric Luke

My Obituary is a column in which people are given the chance to write their own obituaries while they are still alive. Some may be famous, whil(...)

 Samuel Eto’o in action for Everton against Newcastle United at St James’ Park.  He had been in and out of the side as Roberto Martinez’s team struggled for form. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty s

Samuel Eto’o has completed his move from Everton to Sampdoria, signing a two-and-a-half-year deal.The 33-year-old striker joined the Toffees on a free(...)

Ludogorets’ Anicet Abel runs with the ball during a training session at Anfield. Photograph: Phil Noble

Liverpool face Ludogorets in their opening Champions League Group B match at Anfield tonight.Here are a selection of titbits concerning the Bulgarian (...)

 Athletic Bilbao’s Ander Iturraspe (left) has been included in extended 30-man Spanish squad for World Cup in Brazil. Photograph:  Vincent West/Reuters

Uncapped Dani Carvajal and Ander Iturraspe were named in Spain’s provisional World Cup squad today.Coach Vicente del Bosque opted for plenty of youth (...)

Bayern Munich’s Mario Gomez  has been left out of Germany’s extended 30-man World Cup squad. Photograph: Michael Dalder/Reuters

Germany coach Joachim Low has named a preliminary squad of 30 players for the World Cup, with Fiorentina striker Mario Gomez the biggest name to miss(...)

 Galatasaray manager Roberto Mancini.

They were not buying Jose Mourinho’s familiar assertion, delivered this time on the banks of the Bosphorus, t(...)

Nrowich City have not received an offer for  Anthony Pilkington, according to manager Chris Hughton.  Photograph:  Paul Thomas/Getty Images

Norwich City manager Chris Hughton says there has been no bid for Republic of Ireland international Anthony Plikington. It was reported at the weeken(...)

Italian football Federation President Giancarlo Abete has called the whole affair a “humiliating spectacle”.

Italian football last weekend registered a new low when a Lega Pro (Third Division) derby between two Campania teams, Salernitana and Nocerina, had to(...)

  Aleksei Berezutski (left) of PFC CSKA Moscow in action against Yaya Toure of Manchester City  during the UEFA Champions League Group D match at the Arena Khimki Stadium. Photograph:  Epsilon/Getty Images.

Yaya Touré has warned Russia that players will boycott the 2018 World Cup finals if the country fails to adopt stringent measures to stamp out racism.(...)