Croatia’s Ivan Rakitic (centre) takes part in a training session in Bad Tatzmannsdorf  near Vienna. Photograph: Antonio Bronic / Reuters

Manager: Niko Kovac Best finish: Third place (1998) World Cup record: Played 16, Won 7, Drawn 2, Lost 7 History Croatia’s first sho(...)

Cesc Fabregas: has endured a tempestuous relationship with Jose Mourinho, with whom he would have to build bridges. Photograph:  David Ramos/Getty Images

JAMIE JACKSON Chelsea have emerged as surprise contenders to lure Cesc Fabregas back to the Premier League after Arsenal indicated that they would no(...)

Cesc Fábregas could replace the departing Frank Lampard at Chelsea. Photograph:   David Ramos/Getty Images

Frank Lampard has confirmed that he will leave Chelsea this summer. The England midfielder’s deal at the club expires on June 30th and though there is(...)

Sergio Ramos of Real Madrid scores his second goal   with a header past goalkeeper Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer  during the Uefa Champions League semi-final second leg match at Allianz Arena. Photograph: Alex Grimm/Bongarts/Getty Images

Bayern Munich 0 Real Madrid 4 (Real Madrid win 5-0 on agg): Real Madrid moved a s(...)

 David Moyes talks to Phil Jones and Shinji Kagawa of Manchester United after the goal scored by Patrice Evra. Photograph:   Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

David Moyes said his transfer targets will still want to come to Manchester United even though he cannot offer them Champions League football. (...)

Manchester United manager David Moyes looks on in the second-half. Photograph:  EPA

Bayern Munich 3 Manchester United 1 (Agg: 4-2) The most (...)

Chelsea’s Fernando Torres looks dejected after seeing his side concede their third goal during the Champions League quarter-final defeat to Paris St Germain at the Parc des Princes, Paris. Photo: Mike Egerton/Pa

Jose Mourinho’s words have spoken pretty loudly about the frustration he has felt over his strikers at Chelsea this season but(...)

Barcelona’s Neymar  and Lionel Messi are both on the shortlist.

Six players from Bayern Munich’s treble-winning team were included among the 23 nominees for the World Player of the Year award announced by Fifa this(...)

Aston Villa goalkeeper Brad Guzan dives in vain as   Yaya Toure of Manchester City scores during Saturday’s match at Villa Park. Photograph:  Jan Kruger/Getty Images

Perhaps the arrival of Bayern Munich to Eastlands on Wednesday will be a blessing in disguise. A second league defeat of the season that was careless (...)

Bayern Munich’s Arjen Robben scores the winning goal past Borussia Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller during the Champions League Final  at Wembley Stadium. Photograph:   Phil Noble/Reuters

Borussia Dortmund 1 Bayern Munich 2: A dramatic late winner by Arjen Robben sealed a fifth European title for Bayern Munich with the Bavarians even(...)

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