Portugal, Mexico, Russia tussle for semis

Portugal are set to rest Cristiano Ronaldo for Saturday’s clash against New Zealand as the Euro 2016 winners look to confirm their passage into next week’s Confederations Cup semifinals. Ronaldo brushed off allegations of tax evasion in Spain with man-of-the-match

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Stoke dismiss Shaqiri transfer speculation

Stoke City midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri is “settled” at the Premier League club and will not be sold in the transfer window, club chairman Peter Coates has said.Swiss international Shaqiri battled with a recurring calf problem throughout last season, scoring four

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Chile and Germany set for semis

Alexis Sanchez refused to be drawn on his Arsenal future after becoming Chile’s all-time top-scorer in Thursday’s 1-1 draw with Germany at the Confederations Cup. The Gunners’ star, voted man of the match, became Chile’s all-time top-scorer with his 38th

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Sundowns hold Esperance in Rades

Esperance de Tunis and Mamelodi Sundowns played to a goalless stalemate in their CAF Champions League clash early on Thursday morning. The match at the Olympic Stadium in Rades saw the two giants cancel each other out, leading to a

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Guerreiro confirms fractured leg

Portugal left-back Raphael Guerreiro will miss the rest of the Confederations Cup after revealing on Thursday that he has been playing with a fractured leg for months. The Borussia Dortmund defender had to be helped off in the second-half of

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Giants Germany, Chile in epic battle

Germany and Chile clash for control of Group B at the Confederations Cup on Thursday with Germany coach Joachim Loew talking up the south American champions. “They have shown in the past few years that they belong to the elite

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Heartland to honour Emeteole

Nigeria National League (NNL) side Heartland will observe one minute of silence in honour of departed former player and coach, Kelechi Emeteole. The Naze Millionaires are guests of Crown FC in Wednesday’s restart of the Bet9ja NNL matchday 18 clash

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Man United cleared in Pogba deal

Fifa have cleared Manchester United but opened disciplinary proceedings against Juventus over Paul Pogba’s world record transfer, football’s governing body announced on Wednesday. The France midfielder returned to United in a deal worth more than $111 million, 105.2 million euros)

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Mourinho refutes tax-fraud accusations

Jose Mourinho’s advisers have hit back at accusations that the Manchester United manager failed to pay millions of euros in taxes to the Spanish authorities during his time in charge of Real Madrid.The 54-year-old Portuguese, who coached Madrid from 2010

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Fifa probes Uganda FA chief

The head of Uganda’s football association Moses Magogo said on Tuesday he was under investigation by Fifa over his alleged involvement in the illegal sale of 2014 World Cup tickets. According to a letter sent from Fifa to Magogo that

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