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Carlos Tevez during his wedding in San Isidro last week. Tevez has just completed a €600,000-a-week deal to move to Shanghai Shenhua. Photo: David Fernandez/EPA

Former Manchester City and Manchester United striker Carlos Tevez has joined Chinese Super League club Shanghai Greenland Shenhua. The Chinese club a(...)

 Carlos Tevez  waves farewell to the Boca Juniors supporters after their final game of the season at La Bombonera on December 18th. The 32-year-old  is due to join Shanghai Shenhua on an annual salary of €38 million. Photograph: Getty Images

What is the Chinese Super League? The Chinese Football Association Super League was set up in 2004 as part of an effort to modernise and streamline t(...)

Spain midfielder Vitolo  passes Italy’s goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon and scores during the World Cup qualifier at the Juventus stadium in Turin. Photograph:   Giuseppe Cacace/AFP/Getty Images

Italy 1 Spain 1 Italy’s Daniele De Rossi scored a late penalty to earn a draw against Spain in their World Cup qualifier on Thursday, sparing home go(...)

Charlie Austin of Southampton argues with teammate Dusan Tadic over who is on penalty duty. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images

Southampton made a winning start to their Europa League campaign and gave Claude Puel his first win as manager with a convincing 3-0 defeat of Sparta(...)

Can Leicester City defend their Premier League title in 2016/17. Photograph: Getty Images

Arsenal Not for the first time Arsenal find themselves needing a striker, a defender and have real doubts about the long-term future of Arsène Weng(...)

Juventus’ forward Gonzalo Higuain from Argentina holds his jersey at the Juventus’ headquarter in Turin. Photo: Marco Bertorello/Getty Images

The world transfer record was broken twice in the summer of 1996. The Brazilian forward Ronaldo went from PSV Eindhoven to Barcelona for around £13.2m(...)

Antonio Conte’s Italy reign ended in a penalty shootout defeat to Germany in Bordeaux. Photograph: Afp

Antonio Conte ended his time in charge of Italy as they lost on penalties to Germany in the quarter-final of Euro 2016 — but the incoming Chelsea boss(...)

Spain’s goalkeeper David De Gea tips a shot over the bar. Photo: John Sibley/Reuters

Italy 2 Spain 0 Perhaps this game did not live up to its billing, perhaps it never could, but the result was a big one. Spain are far from invincible(...)

Éder scored Italy’s late winner against Sweden. Photograph: Epa

Italy 1 Sweden 0 In the end, there was something fitting somehow that the breakthrough came from a throw in. This was no classic clash but this tourn(...)

Sweden striker  Zlatan Ibrahimovic during a training session   in Toulouse ahead of Friday’s meeting with Italy. Photograph:   Vassil Donev/EPA

“Ibra has played seven seasons in Serie A,” says, er, Ibra as Sweden prepare for this afternoon’s game in Toulouse, “and feels a great love for the co(...)

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