• Kagawa, Honda to lead Japan against minnows
    Kagawa, Honda to lead Japan against minnows

    Under-fire Japan coach Vahid Halilhodzic called up big guns Keisuke Honda and Shinji Kagawa on Thursday for the World Cup qualifiers against minnows Cambodia and Afghanistan. …

  • Clubless goalkeeper Kawashima dumped by Japan

    Long-standing Japan goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima has been left our of the Samurai Blue squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Cambodia and Afghanistan after failing to secure a club …

  • Valencia tick key box in Lim masterplan

    Valencia's progress to the lucrative Champions League group stage on Tuesday thanks to a 4-3 aggregate success against Monaco took them over a key hurdle in owner Peter Lim's push to return the La …

  • Troubled South Korean forward Kang axed by Jeju United

    South Korean club Jeju United released forward Kang Soo-il on Tuesday after the player currently serving a doping ban was arrested following a traffic accident on Monday. Yonhap News reported that …

  • FIFA dismiss Indonesia claims they will visit Jakarta

    (Reuters) - FIFA have dismissed claims by Indonesia that they will visit Jakarta in October with a view to overturning the football ban on the Southeast Asian nation for government interference. …

  • Valencia need a centre back to replace Otamendi - coach

    Valencia need to find a centre back to replace Nicolas Otamendi before the transfer window closes at the end of the month following the Argentina international's departure for Manchester City, coach …

  • Barca facing tough task to retain La Liga title

    By Iain Rogers MADRID (Reuters) - Champions Barcelona begin their bid for a sixth La Liga title in eight years at Athletic Bilbao on Sunday knowing that fellow heavyweights Real Madrid could, …

  • Otamendi's likely City move not a distraction - Valencia

    Valencia will not let the unresolved future of Argentina centre back Nicolas Otamendi distract them from Wednesday's Champions League playoff first leg at home to Monaco, according to coach Nuno. …

  • Sabella turns down Saudi Arabia coaching job - report

    Former Argentina boss Alejandro Sabella has turned down a lucrative offer to take charge of three-times Asian champions Saudi Arabia, local media reported on Sunday. Sabella, 60, has been out of …

  • Football returns in FIFA-suspended Indonesia

    Despite being under a FIFA suspension, domestic football returned to Indonesia on Saturday after intervention from President Joko Widodo led to the introduction of two new tournaments. Persekap …