Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring for Argentina against Bolivia. File photograph: Enrique Marcarian/Reuters

The law firm of a FIFA ethics watchdog had business relationships with three men who have been indicted in the world soccer association’s corruption (...)

The 1978 First Division Champions and League Cup winners Nottingham Forest line up with their trophies, together with members of the local police constabulary who were placed in charge of the cups by Forest Manager Brian Clough (front row, far left). Photo: Bob Thomas/Getty Images

We all know the possible narrative at this stage – Leicester City hold onto their six point lead at the top of the Premier League table over the next (...)

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(...)

Xherdan Shaqiri is set to sign for Stoke City for €17 million. Photograph: Getty

Xherdan Shaqiri is set to sign for Stoke City for €17m after watching the opening defeat to Liverpool on Sunday despite Mark Hughes admitting last mon(...)

 France’s midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia has signed for Inter Milan. Photo: Getty Images

Internazionale have announced the signing of the Monaco defensive midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia for a fee believed to be in the region of €35m. Kondog(...)

Manchester City’s  Yaya Toure shows his frustration during the loss to  Barcelona on Wednesday. Toure is among those who maybe be sold during the summer. Photograph: Josep Lago/AFP/Getty Images

This could be the summer of the great Manchester City revolution. Not since Sheikh Mansour became owner in 2008 will there have been as seismic a sha(...)

 Philippe Coutinho celebrates his wonderful winner against Manchester City, his third goal in seven games. Photograph: Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images

Philippe Coutinho had not recovered from the pain of missing out on a World Cup in Brazil when the new Premier League season opened in August. Having(...)

Italy’s former World Cup winning captain Fabio Cannavaro has been handed a 10-month jail sentence. Photograph Robert Cianflone/Getty Images

Fabio Cannavaro has been sentenced to 10 months in prison for breaching orders to keep out of his property after it was seized by authorities.The 41-y(...)

 Goalkeeper Craig Gordon of Celtic fails to hold the ball allowing Rodrigo Palacio of Inter Milan (not pictured) to score their third goal. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Celtic 3 Inter Milan 3Celtic will encounter mixed emotions when the dust eventually settles on a match which will live long in the memory. So much for(...)

Former Liverpool striker may be on his way from AC Milan  to boyhood club Atlético Madrd. Photograph: Getty Images

Milan have opened negotiations with Atlético Madrid as they seek to dispense with the services of Fernando Torres, who is currently on a two-year loa(...)