Atletico Madrid’s Argentine  coach Diego Simeone (left) has been banned for eight games. Photograph: Juan Carlos Hidalgo / EPA

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has been handed an eight-game ban by the Spanish Football Federation following his actions during Friday’s Superc(...)

Raul Garcia of Atletico  Madrid scored a late header to earn his side a 1-1 draw against Real Madrid. Photograph:  Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

Atletico Madrid’s Raul Garcia netted a late equaliser to earn a 1-1 draw at Real Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup first leg after substitute James Rod(...)

Manchester United forward Javier Hernández, front, and  midfielder Shinji Kagawa, right, in action at the  International Champions Cup in  Michigan last week, are interesting Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone. Photograph: Tony Ding/AP Photo

Louis van Gaal’s attempts to rebuild Manchester United’s squad are likely to be accelerated this week, with Atletico Madrid ready to launch a bid to s(...)

 Brazil’s Fernandinho (right) scoes despite the attention of Cameroon’s Nicolas Nkoulou. Marius Becker/Epa

Cameroon’s football federation (FECAFOOT) is to investigate allegations of match-fixing by its players at the World Cup finals.The FECAFOOT’s ethics (...)

Mexico captain  Rafael Marquez  celebrates scoring his team’s first goal during the World Cup Group A match against Croatia  at Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Mexico 3 Croatia 1In a bad-tempered Group A battle for second place Mexico won through to claim the dubious privilege of playing the Netherlands in Fo(...)

Croatia’s Mario Mandzukic celebrates with  team-mate Vedran Corluka after scoring against 
goal during the group A World Cup soccer match between
 Cameroon.

Mario Mandzukic has been advertising a chocolate bar back home, and there is a certain melt-in-your-mouth goodness to Croatia’s attacking play in B(...)

Cameroon’s Achille Weboc  tries to separate teammates Benjamin Moukandjo and Benoit Assou-Ekotto after they clashed at  the Amazonia arena in Manaus. Photograph: Murad Sezer/Reuters

Cameroon coach Volker Finke has called his team’s performance at the World Cup “disgraceful” following their 4-0 defeat to Croatia. Wednesday’s Group (...)

 Alex Song of Cameroon walks off the field after receiving a red card for elbowing Mario Mandzukic in the back during the World Cup Group A game  at Arena Amazonia  in Manaus. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Croatia 4 Cameroon 0Croatia gave themselves a fighting chance of reaching the World Cup knockout phase when they thrashed toothless Cameroon 4-0 in Ma(...)

Brazil Manager Luiz Felipe Scolari addresses a press conference ahead of tonight’s opening game in the 2014 Fifa World Cup against Croatia at Arena de Sao Paulo. Photograph: Buda Mendes/Getty Images 7:03

“For all Brazilians. I want to say our time has arrived. We want to go together. This is our World Cup. ” Luis Felipe Scolari spoke with the sa(...)

Atletico Madrid’s striker Diego Costa next to Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard  during their  Uefa Champions League semi-final first leg soccer match at Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid, Spain.

Diego Costa has completed a medical examination at Chelsea and is poised to seal his £32m (€40m) transfer from Atletico Madrid. The Brazil-born str(...)