Gianluca Vialli dies aged 58 after battle with cancer

Gianluca Vialli dies aged 58 after battle with cancer

Former Italy, Juventus and Chelsea striker Gianluca Vialli has died aged 58 following a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer, the Italian Football Federation announced on Friday.

Inter 1-0 Napoli: Dzeko goal decisive as Serie A leaders finally lose

Inter 1-0 Napoli: Dzeko goal decisive as Serie A leaders finally lose

An Edin Dzeko header was enough for Inter to beat Napoli 1-0 at San Siro on Wednesday and end the Serie A leaders’ unbeaten start to the season.

Arteta furious with ‘scandalous’ penalty decisions in Newcastle draw

Arteta furious with ‘scandalous’ penalty decisions in Newcastle draw

Mikel Arteta bemoaned two “scandalous” penalty decisions after Premier League leaders Arsenal missed the chance to move 10 points clear following a frustrating goalless draw with Newcastle.

Mikaela Shiffrin claims historic 50th slalom win, and 80th overall

Mikaela Shiffrin claims historic 50th slalom win, and 80th overall

American ski queen Mikaela Shiffrin dominated a slalom in Austria on Thursday to become the first alpine skier to win 50 World Cup races in one discipline.

‘I’m here to continue playing’

‘I’m here to continue playing’

Rafael Nadal shot down questions over his potential retirement after losing to Cameron Norrie at the United Cup, saying he is “here to continue playing tennis”.

Santos reveal plan to retire Pelé’s famous number 10 shirt

Santos reveal plan to retire Pelé’s famous number 10 shirt

However, a day on from the announcement of Pelé’s death, it has emerged his former club’s members are divided about the plan.

Tributes pour in after football loses its ‘king’, Brazil great Pelé

Tributes pour in after football loses its ‘king’, Brazil great Pelé

The only man to win three World Cups, Pelé died on Thursday at the age of 82 after battling colon cancer for over a year and being in hospital since November, his family and the São Paulo hospital where he was being cared for said.

Brazil’s Pelé dies at 82

Brazil’s Pelé dies at 82

Brazil football great Pelé has died at the age of 82, his family and the São Paulo hospital where he was being cared for announced on Thursday.

Doncic drops 60 in Dallas’ comeback win

Doncic drops 60 in Dallas’ comeback win

Luka Doncic put up arguably the most gaudy stat-line of the season in the Dallas Mavericks’ 126-121 home victory against the New York Knicks on Tuesday.

Liverpool reach agreement to sign Gakpo from PSV

Liverpool reach agreement to sign Gakpo from PSV

Liverpool have reached an agreement to sign Netherlands international Cody Gakpo, his club PSV have announced.

Report: Messi to stay with PSG for another year

Report: Messi to stay with PSG for another year

Argentinian World Cup winner Lionel Messi is planning to play another year for Paris Saint-Germain, French daily Le Parisien reported.

Curry ‘making good progress’ but out for at least two more weeks

Curry ‘making good progress’ but out for at least two more weeks

Stephen Curry will not return to action in the next two weeks, although the Golden State Warriors say their star man is “making good progress”.

Doncic scores season-high in Mavs win

Doncic scores season-high in Mavs win

Luka Doncic scored a season-high 50 points as the Dallas Mavericks overcame the Houston Rockets 112-106 with the Slovenian adding 17 in the fourth quarter.

Turkish celebrity chef faces FIFA probe over ‘undue access’ to World Cup final pitch

Turkish celebrity chef faces FIFA probe over ‘undue access’ to World Cup final pitch

Celebrity chef and social media meme Nusret Gökçe — better known as “Salt Bae” — has turned his singular way of seasoning a steak into global fame and outsized wealth. 

Pele’s cancer has progressed, says hospital treating Brazil great

Pele’s cancer has progressed, says hospital treating Brazil great

Pele’s cancer has progressed, the hospital treating the Brazil great has said.

Hundreds of thousands celebrate World Cup at Argentina team parade

Hundreds of thousands celebrate World Cup at Argentina team parade

Hundreds of thousands are lining the streets of Buenos Aires as Lionel Messi and his Argentina embarked on their World Cup victory parade.

Benzema suggests international retirement with enigmatic post

Benzema suggests international retirement with enigmatic post

Karim Benzema has suggested he is retiring from international football in an enigmatic Twitter post and after sitting out France’s run to the World Cup final due to injury.

Messi reveals he’ll play on for Argentina after World Cup glory

Messi reveals he’ll play on for Argentina after World Cup glory

The World Cup belongs to Messi and Argentina after Sunday’s spectacular final that saw Kylian Mbappe hit a hat-trick for France but still end up on the losing side.

Croatia clinch third place in Qatar after 2-1 win over Morocco

Croatia clinch third place in Qatar after 2-1 win over Morocco

Croatia have secured third place at the World Cup in Qatar after defeating tournament sensation Morocco 2-1 on Saturday.

Serbian coach Mihajlovic dies aged 53

Serbian coach Mihajlovic dies aged 53

Sinisa Mihajlovic, who helped Red Star Belgrade win the European Cup in 1991 and went on to manage Serie A clubs including AC Milan and Bologna, has died at the age of 53, the Football Association of Serbia has confirmed.

Szymon Marciniak to referee World Cup final

Szymon Marciniak to referee World Cup final

FIFA has confirmed that Szymon Marciniak will referee Sunday’s World Cup final between Argentina and France.

Mbappe’s France end Morocco’s run to meet Messi’s Argentina in final

Mbappe’s France end Morocco’s run to meet Messi’s Argentina in final

Kylian Mbappe was involved in both goals as France ended the fairytale run of Morocco 2-0 on Wednesday to reach the World Cup final where they will face Lionel Messi’s Argentina in what promises an intriguing duel of Paris Saint-Germain superstars.

Book tells story of teacher who died in Turkish prison due to lack of medication

Book tells story of teacher who died in Turkish prison due to lack of medication

A recently published book tells the story of teacher Halime Gülsu, who died in a Turkish prison in 2018 due to deprivation of a medication she was taking for lupus erythematosus, the Stockholm Center for Freedom reported.

Messi within one of elusive trophy as Argentina reach World Cup final

Messi within one of elusive trophy as Argentina reach World Cup final

Lionel Messi scored the first and set up the other two as he led Argentina into the World Cup final 3-0 over Croatia on Tuesday – and he can now crown his career by lifting the biggest trophy in football at last.

Brazil great Ronaldo warns Messi must earn first World Cup triumph

Brazil great Ronaldo warns Messi must earn first World Cup triumph

Brazil great Ronaldo says Lionel Messi’s incredible achievements do not mean he deserves to win the World Cup and the Argentina captain must earn his shot at glory.

Maguire convinced ‘amazing’ Southgate still right boss for England

Maguire convinced ‘amazing’ Southgate still right boss for England

Harry Kane scored a penalty and missed a second as a 2-1 loss to Les Bleus prevented England reaching successive World Cup semi-finals for the first time in their history.

France beat England for semi-final spot as Kane misses penalty

France beat England for semi-final spot as Kane misses penalty

France top scorer Olivier Giroud netted the winner in the 2-1 triumph over England on Saturday and led the defending champions into the semi-finals of the World Cup in Qatar after Harry Kane missed a crucial penalty.

Prominent American soccer journalist Grant Wahl dies suddenly in Qatar

Prominent American soccer journalist Grant Wahl dies suddenly in Qatar

Pioneering American soccer journalist Grant Wahl died suddenly while covering the World Cup in Qatar on Friday. He was 48.