Real Madrid and Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo kisses the trophy after winning the Best Fifa Men’s Player of 2017 award. Photograph: Getty Images

Cristiano Ronaldo has won the Fifa men’s player of the year award. Ronaldo retained the prize after scoring 44 goals in 48 appearances in 2017, inclu(...)

Harry Kane will hope to maintain his current goalscoring hotstreak when Tottenham Hotspur meet Real Madrid in their Champions League clash at the Bernabeu. Photo: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

When Pep Guardiola referred to Tottenham Hotspur as “the Harry Kane” team, there were people at the London club who did not know whether to laugh or c(...)

Barcelona’s Luis Suarez celebrates after scoring his  equaliser in the La Liga game against Atletico Madrid at the  Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid. Photograph: Javier Barbancho/Reuters

Atletico Madrid 1 Barcelona 1 Luis Suarez’s 82nd-minute header denied Atletico Madrid a first LaLiga win over Barcelona in seven years. Barca’s perf(...)

Argentina’s Lionel Messi  scores his third goal against Ecuador. Argentina’s victory sealed their place in the World Cup in Russia.  Photograph: Rodrigo Buendia/AFP/Getty Images

1 Fear Germany They finished with 10 wins from ten games and scored 43 – more than anyone else in European or South American qualification. They con(...)

 Lionel Messi throws his jersey to the crowd as he celebrates his team’s win over Ecuador. Photograph: Getty Images

Uruguay, Argentina and Colombia qualified for next year’s World Cup on Tuesday after a dramatic last round of South American matches that also saw Per(...)

Argentina’s Lionel Messi during his team’s draw with Peru at La Bombonera stadium in Buenos Aires. Photograph: PA

With one round of games remaining in South America’s qualifying tournament, Argentina are outside the qualification places. The prospect of a World C(...)

Empty seats: Barcelona played Las Palmas at  Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain.  Photograph: Reuters/Albert Gea

By midday Spanish time yesterday, everyone following the images from Catalonia could see that the violence of the Spanish police in attempting to supp(...)

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been summoned to appear in a Spanish court in November. Photo: EPA

Jose Mourinho has been summoned to appear in a Madrid court on November 3rd — two days before he takes his Manchester United side to his old team Chel(...)

Paris Saint-Germain forward Edinson Cavani reacts after scoring in the  Champions League  match against  Bayern Munich  at the Parc des Princes. Photograph: Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images

Paris St Germain tore apart Bayern Munich to win 3-0 in the Champions League on Wednesday as the French club’s expensively-assembled attack made anoth(...)

 Tiger Woods  and his son Charlie Axel Woods  attending the US Open  at Flushing Meadows in New York. in New York. Photograph: Elsa/Getty

It will soon be 10 years since Tiger Woods won a judgment of nearly €200,000 from The Dubliner magazine for publishing fake risqué photographs of his (...)