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Chelsea’s Eden Hazard  and his team-mates celebrate with manager Maurizio Sarri after winning the Europa League in Baku. Photographs: Maxim Shemetov/Reuters

David Luiz has insisted there will be life after Eden Hazard at Chelsea and earmarked Callum Hudson-Odoi, the young England forward whose impressive c(...)

Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang during training at the Baku Olympic Stadium in advance of Arsenal’s Europa League final against Chelsea. Photograph: Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters

Europa League final: Arsenal v Chelsea, Olympic stadium, Baku, Wednesday, 8pm (Live on Virgin Media and BT Sport) For all the Europa League branding (...)

Chelsea manager  Maurizio Sarri kicks his hat away in  frustration during his side’s final training session ahead of the Europa League final against Arsenal in Baku. Photograph:  Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Manager Maurizio Sarri stormed away from Chelsea’s training session at the Olympic Stadium in Baku on the eve of the Europa League final against Arsen(...)

Former Arsenal’s manager Arsène Wenger: he feels for supporters who have abandoned hope of attending the final because travel has proved so expensive. Photograph: Getty Images

Arsène Wenger has described Arsenal’s predicament in heading to Baku for the Europa League final as “a little bit of a nightmare”. The club’s former m(...)

Minister for Justice wants European football’s governing body to do more to allay safety concerns.

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has criticised European football’s governing body Uefa after safety concerns prompted Arsenal midfielder Henrikh(...)

Jürgen Klopp celebrates Liverpool winning the  Champions League semi-final second leg  match against Barcelona at Anfield on Tuesday. Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images

Jürgen Klopp has said Liverpool’s Champions League comeback against Barcelona was worth more than silverware, and his team have produced a season to s(...)

Arsenal’s players huddle with Arsenal’s Spanish head coach Unai Emery  during a training session at the Mestalla Stadium in Valencia. Photograph: Jose Jordan/AFP/Getty

Europa League semi-final second leg: Valencia (1) Arsenal (3) Kick-off: 8pm. Venue: Mestalla Stadium. On TV: Live on Virgin Media Sport, Virgin (...)

Madonna: the singer has entered a culture war about what pro-Palestinian advocates refer to as ‘apartheid Israel’

It’s not a scene you’ll see in Bohemian Rhapsody, but in 1985 Queen defied a UN ban and played a series of South African concerts in Sun City, the apa(...)

 Chelsea’s Pedro celebrates after scoring at Stamford Bridge. Photograph: EPA

Chelsea 4 Slavia Prague 3 (Agg: 5-3) This was the Europa League’s attempt to replicate all the drama, if not necessarily the quality, of the Champion(...)

Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, appearing at a 2015 press conference, are  due to play a lucrative exhibition tennis match in Saudi Arabia. Photograph: Nicolas Asfouri/AFP

It predates 2018, but one of the contenders for word of the year must be “sportswashing”. In three syllables, it encapsulates a global game fondly an(...)

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