When the Champions League resumes, penalties will no longer be automatically retaken if the goalkeeper infringes in the build-up. File photograph: Getty Images

Penalties will no longer be automatically retaken if the goalkeeper infringes in the build-up to a spot-kick, under new law changes to be implemented (...)

 Netherlands striker Sontje Hansen celebrates after scoring during the 2019 Uefa U17 European Championship final against Italy at Tallaght Stadium on May 19th, 2019 in Tallaght. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Manchester City are scouting Sontje Hansen, the 17-year-old Ajax forward who was the Golden Boot winner at last year’s Under-17 World Cup in Brazil. (...)

Why criticise José Mourinho for failing to bring through young players when doing so is essentially incompatible with his job – which is to win titles. Photograph: PA

Last week, José Mourinho made a memorable contribution to the conversation around talent development in English football. In recent years, Chel(...)

Manchester City players: The team walked off the pitch in Croatia after claims of racist abuse against Seko Fofana. Photograph: Richard Sellers/Getty Images)

The Croatian Football Federation has confirmed it will be looking into claims that Manchester City’s Seko Fofana was racially abused during an elite d(...)