Nicolas Anelka has been named player-manager of ISL side Mumbai City. Photograph: Getty

Indian side Mumbai City have named Nicolas Anelka as their player-manager. The Indian Super League club announced the 36-year-old into the role on Fri(...)

Emile Heskey is back in English football with Bolton having spent two season playing with Newcastle Jets in Australia. Photograph: Paul Thomas/Getty Images

The framed jerseys on the walls of the basement den in Emile Heskey’s Cheshire home provide a reminder their owner is in the twilight of a fine caree(...)

 Irelad captain Roy Keane in action against Portugal at Lansdowne Road. ,  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill.The Irish times.

Time to draw on a selection of excellent Ireland performances from the archives.June 2001Republic of Ireland 1 Portugal 1Most Irish soccer fans will r(...)

 Valencia  announced they have reached an agreement to sign striker Alvaro Negredo on loan from Manchester City with a clause making the deal permanent at the end of the season.  Photograph: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire.

ArsenalPlayers in: Alexis Sánchez (Barcelona, £30m), Mathieu Debuchy (Newcastle, £12m), David Ospina (Nice, undisclosed), Calum Chambers (Southampton,(...)

France’s Karim Benzema scores against Honduras during the opening game in Group E.

The history of France in the World Cup is a story of dramatic oscillation. In 1982 and 1986, they reached the semi-finals, then in 1990 and 1994 th(...)

Republic of Ireland soccer supporters, such as Mr O’Fliorpál, could well be on their way to Brazil in June.

The Republic of Ireland looks set for a dramatic late call-up to the Fifa World Cup finals in Brazil after France’s participation in the tourna(...)

 October 12th, 1996: (left to right) Arsene Wenger  watches his first game in charge of Arsenal, a Premier League match against Blackburn Rovers  at Ewood Park, alongside  assistant manager Pat Rice and physio Gary Lewin. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Allsport

Patrice Evra once considered the domination of Alex Ferguson, the success, the longevity, the aura, and then came up with the assessment: “Alex(...)

Nicolas Anelka has walked away from his West Brom contract. Photograph: PA Wire

Nicolas Anelka has announced he will tear up his contract with West Brom and leave the club over the fall-out from his infamous ‘quenelle’ goal(...)

Nicolas Anelka’s ‘quenelle’ gesture landed him with a five-game ban.. Photograph: PA Wire

The Football Association will not appeal against Nicolas Anelka’s five-match suspension over his ‘quenelle’ gesture, having decided there is l(...)

 A handout image made available by the Israeli government press office showing Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu  speaking to  British prime minister David Cameron at his office in Jerusalem today. Photograph: Kobi Gideon/EPA

British prime minister David Cameron has urged Israel to pursue a peace deal with Palestinians that could mean “an end of all conflict” in th(...)