Fifa president Gianni Infantino:  recognises the increasingly important role of the United States iin world football.   Photo: Joe Giddens/PA Wire.

Last Thursday afternoon the streets of Manhattan were flooded with spring sunshine, but Smithfield Hall NYC on 25th Street was full of people whose ey(...)

Spain’s Aritz Aduriz celebrates his goal against Italy at the Friuli stadium. Photograph: EPA

Euro 2016 finalists Italy and Spain cancelled each other out in a 1-1 international friendly draw in Udine on Thursday night. Napoli forward Lorenzo (...)

Manchester City’s Chilean manager Manuel Pellegrini (left) consoles Vincent Kompany as he leaves the pitch injured last wednesday. Photograph: Getty.

Manuel Pellegrini has described Manchester City‘s quarter-final draw with Paris Saint-Germain as “difficult“ but is happy the club has avoided Barcel(...)

Manchester United have been drawn to play Liverpool in the last 16 of the Europa League. Photograph: Afp

Manchester United have been drawn to play Liverpool in the last 16 of the Europa League. Louis van Gaal’s side beat FC Midtjylland 5-1 at Old Traffo(...)

Valencia’s head coach Gary Neville watches his team ease by Rapid Vienna. Photograph: Getty Images

Valencia coasted into the last 16 as they thrashed Rapid Vienna 4-0 to complete a 10-0 aggregate triumph. Gary Neville’s side produced a second-hal(...)

Louis van Gaal’s side are now in the Europa League having been knocked out of the Champions League last week. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)

Manchester United will play Midtjylland, the Danish champions, in the last 32 following the draw in Nyon, Switzerland yesterday with Liverpool facing(...)

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo looks despondent as his side slumped to a defeat against Sevilla on Sunday night. Photo: Denis Doyle/Getty Images

A flash of brilliance from Neymar helped Barcelona pull three points clear at the top of the Primera Division on Sunday. The Brazilian striker had al(...)

Former Everton manager Howard Kendall has died aged 69. Photograph: PA

Everton’s greatest-ever manager Howard Kendall has died at the age of 69. Kendall won the title with the club as a player in 1969 as part of the famou(...)

Barcelona’s Luis Suarez celebrates a goal during their Spanish first division soccer match against Athletic Bilbao at San Mames stadium. Photo: Vincent West/Reuters

Barcelona gained a measure of revenge for their Supercopa mauling at the hands of Athletic Bilbao by claiming a 1-0 win at San Mames in the opening ro(...)

Chelsea have all but sealed a €30 million deal with Barcelona to sign winger Pedro, beating Manchester United to get the Spain internatonal. Photograph: Getty Images

Chelsea have completed the signing of Barcelona forward Pedro in a deal believed to be worth €30million. The Premier League champions stepped in to s(...)