Real Madrid’s Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo held his birthday party after 4-0 loss against Atletico Madrid during their Spanish Primera Division league soccer match. Photograph: Javier Lizon/EPA

Cristiano Ronaldo’s agent has defended the FIFA Ballon d’Or winner after he was criticised for throwing a lavish 30th birthday party on Saturday hours(...)

Barcelona could incorporate the sponsor Qatar Airways into the name of their historic Nou Camp stadium.  (Photograph:  Krzysztof Dydynsk)

Barcelona’s Camp Nou stadium may incorporate Qatar Airways into its name as part of a future sponsorship deal.The airline’s chief executive officer, A(...)

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal: Questioned whether the Premier League short-changed supporters over the busy Christmas period

Louis van Gaal’s complaints about the English fixture schedulehave continued with him questioning whether the Premier League short-changed supporters(...)

Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid poses with his Uefa’s Best Player in Europe  award at Grimaldi Forum, Monte Carlo, Monaco, last month. Photograph: Sebastien Nogier / EPA

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez sought to play down an apparent spat with Cristiano Ronaldo on Friday as he announced the La Liga club’s income(...)

 Vicente del Bosque  celebrates as he lifts the World Cup with his team during the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Final match between Netherlands and Spain at Soccer City Stadium on July 11th, 2010. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

Vicente del Bosque is inscrutable. It’s difficult to know what goes on behind that flowerbox moustache he sports. He never betrays emotion during a ga(...)

 Luis Suarez:  On the cover of a recent issue of Marca, as Real Madrid develop their interest in the Uruguay and Liverpool striker. Photograph:   Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Liverpool are closing in on a deal for the Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Emre Can amid the first, tentative signs of Real Madrid developing their int(...)

Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo (right) with physiotherapist Antonio Gaspar (left) and teamates Beto ( second left) and Raul Meireles (second right) during a training session at the New York Jets training centre in Newark. Photograph: Jose Sena Goulao / EPA

Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo is struggling to be fit for Portugal’s opening World Cup match due to tendinitis around his left kneecap and is almos(...)

Malcolm Glazer: controversial owner never won over supporters. Photograph: Doug Benc/Getty Images

Manchester United owner Malcolm Glazer has died, it has been announced. He was 85. News of the businessman’s death was announced via a statemen(...)

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti poses with the Champions League trophy last weekend. Photograph: Paul Hanna/Reuters

Alex Ferguson wanted Carlo Ancelotti to succeed him as Manchester United manager last summer, according to Real Madrid president Florentino Perez. Fer(...)

Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale celebrates with Cristiano Ronaldo after setting him up for the third goal against Bayern Munich during their Champion’s League semi-final in Munich. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

Gareth Bale helped Real Madrid to dismantle Bayern Munich in their own stadium, taking his club to a first Champions League final since 2002, a(...)