Liverpool have agreed a €160 million deal to sell Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona in the biggest-ever transfer involving a British club. An announcement is expected to be made within hours. Coutinho is due to fly out to Barcelona later on Saturday evening to finalise terms, with the move including a significant immediate down-payment following by […]
Bayern Munich midfielder Arturo Vidal has retired from international duty at the age of 30 after Chile failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. Vidal said his decision comes with his “soul crushed” after he missed Chile’s final shot at qualification on Tuesday through suspension, the South American champions losing 3-0 to Brazil to […]
A Gabriel Jesus brace and Paulinho goal saw Brazil to a deserved 3-0 win over Chile, who will miss the 2018 World Cup. Chile will sensationally miss the 2018 World Cup after suffering a 3-0 loss to Brazil in qualifying on Tuesday.
The striker’s incomparable talents came to the rescue in Quito as a 3-1 victory meant Argentina sealed their place in Russia.
Substitute Romelu Lukaku demonstrated his recovery from an ankle injury by scoring the home side’s fourth goal in Brussels. Belgium marked Jan Vertonghen becoming the country’s most-capped player with a comfortable 4-0 victory over Cyprus in Brussels on Tuesday.
France ended their World Cup qualification campaign with a home victory over Belarus in Paris to secure top spot in Group A. Antoine Griezmann and Olivier Giroud combined to secure a 2-1 win for France over Belarus that wrapped up a spot at the World Cup in Russia for the 1998 champions.
Arjen Robben stole the show, but it was not enough to prevent Netherlands’ World Cup qualification campaign ending in failure. Netherlands have failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 2002 after an Arjen Robben-inspired 2-0 win over Sweden left them trailing the visitors on goal difference in Group A.
Cristiano Ronaldo will be at Russia 2018 after Portugal ended Switzerland’s 100 per cent record and qualified via superior goal difference. Portugal secured World Cup qualification at Switzerland’s expense with a rousing 2-0 win in Lisbon.
F1 star Vettel took time out from his schedule to visit FIFA’s headquarters. The German is an avid football fan and was asked the eternal question of who is better. And Vettel, who sits second in the F1 Drivers’ Championship and who has won the world title four times, sat on the fence. “There are […]
Bayern Munich were held to a draw at Hertha Berlin as they began life after the sacking of Carlo Ancelotti with frailties still evident. Three days after the departure of Ancelotti, who left after a 3-0 Champions League defeat by Paris St-Germain, Bayern responded brightly with a dominant first half.