Chinese investors China Media Capital (CMC) and CITIC Capital have bought a 13 per cent stake in the parent company of Manchester City Football Club for $400 million (€377 million), the companies said Tuesday. (Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images)

A consortium of Chinese investors is spending $400 million (€377m) to take a stake of more than 13 per cent in the group that owns soccer club(...)

French midfielder Antoine Griezmann shoots during the friendly international against Germany. Photograph: Getty Images

The soccer friendly between England and France will go ahead as planned in London on Tuesday following the deadly attacks in Paris, the French footbal(...)

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(...)

Edin Dzeko’s loan transfer to Roma from Manchester City has not gone well in terms of goals and injuries but, ominously for Ireland, the striker is now back amongst the goals. Photograph: EPA/Ettore Ferrari

Pjanic on the streets of Dublin. However corny, there’s a chance that headline could be written soon. Miralem Pjanic plays for Bosnia-Herzegovina and (...)

Astana’s Serbian goalkeeper Nenad Erich and Atletico Madrid’s midfielder Saul Niguez clash for the ball at the Astana Arena. Photograph: Getty Images

Juventus rescued a 1-1 draw at Borussia Moenchengladbach in their Champions League Group D game on Tuesday to edge closer to qualifying for the knocko(...)

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho: still retains the support of the Stamford Bridge hierarchy. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images

Diego Costa is confident he will be fit for Chelsea’s home game against Liverpool on Saturday despite damaging his ribs in midweek as the holders wer(...)

Gareth Bale celebrates qualifying for next summer’s European Championships in France. Photo: Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty Images

Gareth Bale has put Wales’ qualification for Euro 2016 on the same level as winning the Champions League with Real Madrid. Wales ended their 58-yea(...)

Northern Ireland’s Steven Davis celebrates scoring the first goal of the game.

Northern Ireland 3 Greece 1 Windsor Park has seen so much since its opening 110 years ago - good, bad and ugly. But it has not seen this. For the firs(...)

Bayern Munich enjoyed a 5-1 win over Borussia Dortmund at the Allianz Arena in Munich. Photograph: EPA

Bayern Munich 5 Borussia Dortmund 1 Bayern Munich stamped their authority on the Bundesliga by opening up a seven-point lead at the top thanks (...)

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi came on and scored the winner at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid. Photograph: Paul White/AP

Lionel Messi came off the bench to earn Barcelona a 2-1 victory at Atletico Madrid on Saturday while Cristiano Ronaldo hit five goals in a 6-0 romp a(...)