Celtic manager Ronny Delia. Photograph:  Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

Ronny Deila claimed his Celtic side should beaten Maribor following their well-deserved 1-1 draw in the first leg of their Champions League play-off (...)

Manchester United fans protest against the Glazers at Old Trafford. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images

The Glazers have no plans to sell Manchester United in the near future, with the club’s controversial American owners determined to be in place for a(...)

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal and Swansea City manager Gary Monk, during the Barclays Premier League match at Old Trafford. Monk has signed Federico Fernandez from Napoli. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

Swansea have announced the signing of Argentina defender Federico Fernandez from Napoli. The Swans stated on their website that Fernandez has signed a(...)

 Luka Modric in action against Koke of Atletico de Madrid  during the Supercopa first leg match between Real Madrid and Club Atletico de Madrid at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. Photograph: Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

Croatia midfielder Luka Modric has signed a new four-year contract with European champions Real Madrid. The 28-year-old former Dinamo Zagreb and Tott(...)

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(...)

Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey leaves the field after receiving a red card during the first leg of their Champions League qualifying soccer match against Besiktas at Ataturk Olympic stadium in Istanbul. Photograph:  Murad Sezer/Reuters

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger hit out at the sending off of midfielder Aaron Ramsey as his side battled to a goalless draw with Besiktas in the first(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin: the annexing of of Crimea could have unforseen consequences for Russia’s plans to host the 2018 World Cup.

Officials fear penalty for breaching Uefa regulations in Russian Cup preliminary matches and falling foul of Vladimir PutinSKChF Sevastopol won 2-0 at(...)

 Celtic manager Ronny Delia: has a number of injury worries ahead of the tie with Maribor.   Photograph:  Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

The fall-out from Celtic’s Champions League qualifying tie with Legia Warsaw has been such that what happens next has been virtually forgotten: the Sc(...)

 Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge scoring his side’s second goal of the game during the Barclays Premier League match at Anfield, Liverpool.  Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire.

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge insists everyone at the club has overcome the heartbreak of last season.The Reds were in the hunt to end a title d(...)

Manchester United assistant manager Ryan Giggs speaks to Louis van Gaal  during Saturday’s defeat to Swansea. Photograp: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

‘I see something amazing every day, whether it’s an email or a story about how we are, beyond doubt, the biggest sports team in the world. What we do (...)