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(...)

Liverpool will play Villarreal in the Champions League semi-finals. Photograph: Afp

Liverpool will play Villarreal in the semi-finals of the Europa League. The Yellow Submarine currently lie in fourth place in La Liga, and will have (...)

Spain’s Gerard Pique and Sergi Roberto vie for the ball with Romania’s Ovidiu Stefan Hoban and Florin Andone at Cluj Arena stadium. Photograph: EPA

Spain midfielder Koke could not hide his disappointment after his side were held to a goalless draw in Romania but insisted they would improve during (...)

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(...)

Gerard Pique: “My love for Manchester United is too great for me to sign for City, even though Pep is a great coach.” Photograph: Getty

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has ruled out any chance of him following Pep Guardiola to Manchester City this summer due to his “love” for United. (...)

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(...)

FC Bayern Munich’s coach Pep Guardiola attends a press conference at Juventus Stadium. Photo: PA

Not much has thwarted the predatory instincts of Bayern Munich’s Thomas Müller and Robert Lewandowski this season but even that dynamic duo will have (...)

 Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates one of his goals against Malmoe FF at the Santiago Bernabeu. Photograph: EPA

Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema both scored hat-tricks as Real Madrid thrashed Malmo 8-0 to equal the highest-ever victory in the Champions Leagu(...)

 Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini hoping his side can finish top of their Champions League group. Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA

Manuel Pellegrini has denied Manchester City struggle without Vincent Kompany despite the side having markedly poorer results when the captain has be(...)

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(...)