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Gianluigi Buffon with supporters ahead of his Juventus medical. Photograph: Alessandro Di Marco/EPA

Former Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has returned “home” after rejoining Juventus on a one-year contract. The 41-year-old enjoyed a trophy-laden (...)

Republic of Ireland assistant manager Robbie Keane speaks at Crumlin Hospital, Dublin. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Robbie Keane says will he will decide on whether to accept an offer to become Jonathan Woodgate’s assistant at Middlesbrough by the end of the week. T(...)

Kylian Mbappé: faster than Ronaldo? Photograph: Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images

The most common comparison that has been made these past few weeks has been with one Brazilian great, Ronaldo, but there have been messages from the g(...)

 Zinedine Zidane  after head-butting Italian defender Marco Materazzi.  Photograph: Getty Images

The crowd are whistling. Something has happened. Marco Materazzi is on the ground. The match commentators are confused. They think David Trezeguet has(...)

Gareth Bale’s hat-trick helped Wales to a 6-0 win over China. Photograph: Reuters

Ryan Giggs hailed Gareth Bale for becoming Wales’ record goalscorer after the Real Madrid forward’s hat-trick against China got his managerial reign o(...)

Gareth Bale scored a hat-trick as Wales routed China 6-0. Photograph: Reuters

China 0 Wales 6 Ryan Giggs enjoyed a dream start as Wales manager on a night when Gareth Bale became his country’s top goalscorer in a 6-0 win over C(...)

Chinese Super League: Luiz Felipe Scolari thanks Guangzhou Evergrande players and fans after his final match as manager, on November 4th. Photograph: AFP/Getty

Fabio Capello caused quite a stir when he arrived at Nanjing Airport in June. You just don’t see very many septuagenarians wearing jeans with matching(...)

Chelsea striker Diego Costa is the latest potential big-name signing to have been linked with a move to China. Photograph: Russell Cheyne/Reuters

China’s football association has announced a series of measures in response to “irrational” spending by clubs on transfer fees and player salaries. Th(...)

Oscar’s team-mate at Shanghai SIPG is compatriot Hulk, who had already broken the Chinese transfer record with his €49 million fee. Photograph:  VCG via Getty Images

In the stands at the Shanghai Stadium, the SIPG fans will hail Brazilian midfielder Oscar’s arrival with roars of “We are red!” sung in English, and c(...)

France coach Didier Deschamps reacts following Antoine Griezmann’s second goal in the Euro 2016 semi-final against Germany in Marseille. Photograph:  Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images

Your correspondent first met French national team coach Didier Deschamps 18 years ago on a grim, grey and cold Turin morning. I was doing an interview(...)

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