Gonzalo Jara was seen to prod a finger into Edison Cavani’s bottom during the Copa America clash between Chile and Argentina. Photo: Claudio Reyes/Getty Images

Mainz are ready to offload Gonzalo Jara after the Chile international made headlines at the Copa América by appearing to poke Edinson Cavani’s bottom (...)

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho at a training session ahead of the Champions League last 16 match against Paris St Germain. Photograph:  Tony O’Brien/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

The latest France Football has a picture of Jose Mourinho on the cover and a headline of L’Emmerdeur that, to be kind, is a way of describing the Che(...)

  Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini will have to plan for a Champions League meeting with Barcelona.  Photograph:  Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Manchester City’s reward for securing progress from their Champions League group is another meeting with Barcelona, who beat them last season, also i(...)

Uruguay’s Edinson Cavani goes for the ball during an international friendly  against Slovenia in Montevideo, earlier this month. Photograph: Andres Stapff/Reuters

Luis Suarez looks certain to sit out Uruguay’s World Cup Group D opener against Costa Rica tonight but in Edinson Cavani and Diego Forlan the South Am(...)

A Jordanian fan keeps the faith during today’s World Cup play-off against Uruguay. Photograph: Muhammad Hamed/Reuters

Twice champions Uruguay all but booked a place at next year’s World Cup finals with a thumping 5-0 win away to outsiders Jordan in the first leg of th(...)

Barcelona’s Neymar  and Lionel Messi are both on the shortlist.

Six players from Bayern Munich’s treble-winning team were included among the 23 nominees for the World Player of the Year award announced by Fifa this(...)

Brazil’s Paulinho (right) heads  past Uruguay’s Martin Caceres and goalkeeper Fernando Muslera (left) to book final berth. Photograph: Sergio Moraes/Reuters

Brazil 2 Uruguay 1: Paulinho scored with a header four minutes from time to give Brazil a 2-1 win over Uruguay and take the host nation to the final o(...)

Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo says he has not signed new Real Madrid deal. Photograph: Denis Balibouse/Reuters

Cristiano Ronaldo has offered another hint that his future lies away from Real Madrid by insisting reports he has signed new contract with the club ar(...)