Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for coronavirus and will miss the Nations League game against Sweden. Photograph:   Mario Cruz/EPA

Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for coronavirus and will miss the Nations League game against Sweden, the Portuguese Football F(...)

Aaron Ramsey has been ruled out of Wales’ friendly with England at Wembley on Thursday. File photograph: PA

Ryan Giggs insists Wales have followed coronavirus protocols correctly after Aaron Ramsey was ruled out of Thursday’s friendly against England. The e(...)

Jorge Mendes: “I try to dedicate my time to my family and spend my life working, on the phone until midnight.” Photograph:  Jack Taylor/AFP via Getty Images

The football economy is reeling. Every week there appears to be a new, dizzying figure highlighting the financial crunch the industry is facing as a r(...)

Jurgen Klopp has so far won the Premier League, Champions League and World Club Cup with Liverpool. File photograph: Getty Images

Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp is one of three Germans shortlisted for Uefa’s inaugural European Coach of the Year award. The 53 year-old followed up on his(...)

Street artwork in Barcelona depicting Lionel Messi as Argentinian revolutionary  Che Guevara. Photograph: Pau Barrena/Getty Images

Six days after Lionel Messi told Barcelona he wanted out, the exit process is bogged down in legal claim and counter-claim. Yesterday, La Liga annou(...)

The treatment of his great friend  Luis Suarez by the club was the final straw for Lionel Messi. Photograph: David Ramos/Getty Images

Barça usually get late night kick-off times for La Liga games at the Camp Nou. Players spill out of the stadium around midnight to go home. Lionel Mes(...)

Lionel Messi has informed Barcelona he wants to “unilaterally” terminate his contract with the Catalan giants, a club source confirmed. File photograph: Getty Images

Manchester City As the minutes ticked by after the bombshell news that Messi wanted out of Barcelona, it was little surprise to see City emerge as ea(...)

 Robert Lewandowski celebrates after scoring Bayern Munich’s third goal during the  Champions League semi final  against Lyon in Lisbon. Photograph: Jose Sena Goulao/EPA

One of Robert Lewandowski’s many quirks is that at mealtimes he insists on eating his dessert first. Then the starter. Finally, the main course. It is(...)

Lionel Messi looks dejected as Bayern Munich run riot. Photo: Manu Fernandez/Pool via Getty Images

The seventh goal was the saddest. Lionel Messi comes back to his own half to get the ball, turns and scans the options. Philippe Coutinho at one o’clo(...)

 Cristiano Ronaldo shows his frustration during the Champions League round of 16 second leg  between Juventus and Lyon at the Allianz stadium in Turin, Italy. Phototraph: Antonio Calanni/AP

Lisbon will miss Cristiano Ronaldo this week. For the first time in a decade, the Champions League quarter-finals go ahead without him. On Frida(...)

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