Head of Fifa sponsor Visa, Charlie Scharf, has launched a stinging attack on Sepp Blatter. Photograph: Getty 1:54

The head of leading Fifa sponsor Visa has delivered a stinging attack on Sepp Blatter claiming there can be no meaningful reforms until he leaves as p(...)

Hulk plays for Russian club FC Zenit St. Petersburg and says racism is a regular feature of domestic games there. Photograph: Epsilon/Getty Images

Brazil and Zenit St Petersburg forward Hulk says racist comments are made by spectators at almost every match played in Russia and he fears “gross and(...)

FC Zenit St. Petersburg’s Nicolas Lombaerts has denied reports that he failed a medical at Sunderland. Photograph: Epsilon/Getty Images

Belgium defender Nicolas Lombaerts insists a failed medical was not behind the collapse of his proposed move to Sunderland. The Zenit St Petersburg pl(...)

Brazil’s Roberto Firmino has signed for Liverpool. Photograph: Kiko Huesca/Inpho

Liverpool have signed Hoffenheim forward Roberto Firmino subject to a medical, the Premier League club have announced. The 23-year-old Brazil internat(...)

Celtic’s coach Ronny Deila must take his side to the San Siro in February. Photograph: Antonio Bronic/Inpho

Celtic were handed a fearsome Europa League last-32 draw against Inter Milan while Liverpool will return to Istanbul, the scene of their memorable (...)

Atletico Madrid’s Raul Garcia celebrates putting last year’s finalists 1-0 against Olympiakos at the Vicente Calderon

Atletico Madrid swept into the Champions League last 16 with a game to spare as Mario Mandzukic netted a hat-trick in a crushing 4-0 win at home to Ol(...)

Heung-Min Son of Bayer Leverkusen celebrates after scoring his second against Zenit St. Petersburg   at the Petrovsky Stadium in St. Petersburg. Photograph: Federico Gambarini / EPA

GROUP AAtletico Madrid’s Koke and Raul Garcia secured a 2-0 victory at Malmo in their Champions League Group A clash on Tuesday after the Swedes spurn(...)

 Diego Godin (left) jumps to celebrate scoring their fourth goal against Malmo FF at Vicente Calderon Stadium. Photograph:  Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

Olympiacos are top of Group A after former Fulham midfielder Pajtim Kasami grabbed the winner in a 1-0 victory over Juventus. The Greek champions are (...)

Borussia Dortmund’s fans during their  Champions League Group D match   against Anderlecht at Constant Vanden Stock Stadium in Brussels. Photograph: Francois Lenoir / Reuters

Real Madrid avoided the embarrassment of losing to Champions League minnows Ludogorets after they fell a goal behind in Razgrad. After Marcelin(...)

Chelsea’s manager Jose Mourinho. Photograph:

Jose Mourinho has suggested clubs, Manchester City principal among them, will be wary of flouting Uefa’s financial fair play regulations only if the g(...)