• Deulofeu likely to miss first game of season, Martinez says
    Deulofeu likely to miss first game of season, Martinez says

    LONDON (Reuters) - Everton's most expensive pre-season signing, Gerard Deulofeu, is expected to miss the opening Premier League game against Watford this weekend, manager Roberto Martinez said on …

  • Sheikh Ahmad coy about who should succeed Blatter

    By Julian Linden KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - As the candidates hoping to succeed FIFA's outgoing president Sepp Blatter continue to lobby for support, the political kingmaker who could have a big …

  • Blatter gives up IOC membership as FIFA exit nears

    By Karolos Grohmann KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - FIFA President Sepp Blatter was relieved of his International Olympic Committee ex officio membership on Monday, seven months before he will be replaced …

  • IOC president reminds members about responsibilities

    By Julian Linden KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - With world football's governing body FIFA embroiled in a corruption scandal, the head of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) sent a sobering reminder …

  • Rampant Arsenal hit Lyon for six

    Arsenal made a stylish start to their Emirates Cup campaign as four goals in nine minutes inspired a scintillating 6-0 rout of Lyon on Saturday. Arsene Wenger's side demolished their woeful French …

  • Ibe shines as Liverpool held to 1-1 draw in Malaysia

    Jordon Ibe scored a superb equaliser as Liverpool's pre-season tour ended in frustration after they were held to a dull 1-1 draw by a Malaysia XI on Friday. Ibe cut into the penalty area and lashed …

  • Liverpool end Asia swing with 1-1 draw in Malaysia

    Rising Liverpool star Jordon Ibe mustered a superb solo effort to equalise against a spirited Malaysia XI side on Friday and salvage a 1-1 draw as the Reds wrapped up an unbeaten Asia summer tour. …

  • Belgian striker Benteke signs for Liverpool

    Liverpool signed Belgian international striker Christian Benteke from Premier League rivals Aston Villa, the Merseyside club announced Wednesday. Although neither the length of the contract nor the …

  • Indonesian jailed for match-fixing attempt in Singapore

    By Patrick Johnston SINGAPORE (Reuters) - An Indonesian man was jailed for 30 months on Tuesday for attempting to fix a soccer match at the recent Southeast Asian Games in Singapore. Nasiruddin, …

  • Halilhodzic element adds spice to Korea-Japan rivalry

    South Korea's national football team require little motivation to raise their game against Japan but Vahid Halilhodzic's appointment as coach of their fierce rivals will add some spice to their East …