West German goalkeeper Harald Schumacher clashes with French defender Patrick Battiston during the World Cup semi-final in 1982. File photograph: Getty Images

The thing about sport is that when you first become besotted with it as a chiseler, you’re under the mistaken impression that it’s life perfected, tha(...)

 Marc Andre Ter Stegen of FC Barcelona: has saved Barça time and again over the last two campaigns, particularly away from the Camp Nou.  Photograph:  Pedro Salado/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

“Germany is fortunate to have this pair of goalkeepers, although Neuer is truly world-class and Ter Stegen is still on his way to that level.” The (...)

 Fans of FC Bayern Muenchen  show a banner against billionaire Hoffenheim owner Dietmar Hopp during the Bundesliga match the sides at PreZero-Arena on February 29th in Sinsheim, Germany. Photograph: Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty

On Saturday evening, a humdrum match between Hoffenheim and Bayern took a turn for the strange. The trouble started in the 67th minute, when Leon Gore(...)

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been named as Fifa’s new chief of global football development.

Arsène Wenger has taken up a new role with Fifa as its chief of global football development, the game’s world governing body has announced. Wenger, 70(...)

Nico Kovac: among the candidates to take over at Bayern Munich are Ralf Rangnick, Erik ten Hag, Arsène Wenger and Max Allegri.  Photograph: Getty Images

Ralf Rangnick, Erik ten Hag, Arsène Wenger and Max Allegri are on Bayern Munich’s list of candidates to replace Niko Kovac, who left the club after th(...)

Philippe Coutinho has joined Bayern Munich on a season-long loan. Photograph: David Ramos/Getty

Barcelona have announced they have reached agreement with Bayern Munich for Philippe Coutinho to join the German club on loan for the 2019-20 season.(...)

Philippe Coutinho is on the verge of joining Bayern Munich on a season-long loan. Photograph: Albert Gea/Reuters

The former Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho is on the verge of joining Bayern Munich on a season-long loan. The Brazil international, who was le(...)

Bayern Munich’s Mats Hummels during training at Anfield ahead of the Champions League Round of 16 clash with Liverpool. Photo: Peter Powell/EPA

Champions League Round of 16 first leg: Liverpool v Bayern Munich Kick off: 8pm, Tuesday. Venue: Anfield. On TV: RTÉ2, Virgin Media and BT Sport. “M(...)

Athletic Bilbao celebrate after  Iker Muniain scores against Real Madrid  at the San Mames stadium in Bilbao on September 15th, 2018. Photograph:  Lluis Gene/AFP/Getty Images

Europe’s midseason soccer transfer window is open this month. For teams battling relegation, and potential financial ruin, it brings a last vital chan(...)

Manchester City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak: his  alleged threat to Fifa reminds us that it feels as though the legal system is something the rich use as a club to batter opposition into submission.  Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

The latest tranche of Football Leaks revelations, presented over the weekend by a consortium of media organisations led by Der Spiegel, contained more(...)

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