Fred wins a dubious penalty against Dejan Lovren. Photograph:  Buda Mendes/Getty Images

Brazil 3 Croatia 1: So far, so Brazil. On a fretful, at times sleepy, ultimately rousing night in Sao Paulo Luiz Felipe Scolari’s team came from behin(...)

An Algerian supporter at the semi-final match of the African Cupin  2010. Photograph:  Gianluigi Guercia/AFP/Getty Images

On June 26th, the last of the group games of the 2014 World Cup kicks off in Curitiba. Over 8,000 miles away, in Algiers, a group of men in their late(...)

Uefa president Michel Platini  has come under scrutiny amid renewed corruption claims over  Qatar’s bid for the 2022 World Cup.

The Uefa president, Michel Platini, insisted yesterday that Qatar’s bid to host the 2022 World Cup was never mentioned in a meeting between him and t(...)

Yaya Touré: “I simply said it was nice to be a player who is quite coveted, and it would be an honour to play for PSG”. Photograph:  Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Yaya Touré has defended his stance regarding his Manchester City future, stating his recent comments over a move to Paris Saint-Germain were taken “ou(...)

Yaya Toure and Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini with the league trophy. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Yaya Toure has said it would be an “honour” to play for Paris Saint-Germain as the midfielder continues to suggest he wants to leave Manchester City.(...)

Arsenal’s manager Arsene Wenger: “That’s a basic question you have to answer in England. Do we let it go and everyone spends what he wants?” Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Arsene Wenger says that clubs who break European football’s financial fair play regulations ought to be kicked out of the Champions League, as Manches(...)

Manchester city owner Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan: Club may yet be excluded from next season’s Champions League. Photograph: Getty Images

OWEN GIBSONManchester City, furious at being bracketed with spendthrift Paris Saint-Germain, are considering taking on Uefa’s new financial fair play(...)

 Manchester City are facing Uefa sanctions for breaching financial fair play rules which would see the club limited to a 21-man Champions League squad instead of the usual 25 players next season. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Manchester City are facing Uefa sanctions for breaching financial fair play rules which would see the club limited to a 21-man Champions League squad(...)

Petr Cech: said his team need to ‘wait for one slip-up from Manchester City’ to give them a chance of winning the title

Petr Cech has warned Liverpool their sternest tests lie ahead as expectation steadily builds on the league leaders, with Chels(...)

Chelsea’s Demba Ba celebrates scoring the winner  against Swansea City. Photograph: Rebecca Naden / Reuters

Swansea City 0 Chelsea 1 The forgotten man of Chelsea is doing a dec(...)