Gerard Pique reveals his relationship with ‘tense’ Pep Guardiola changed when he first met Shakira

‘I started dating Shakira… my relationship with Guardiola changed’: Gerard Pique reveals he ‘suffered’ after ‘tense’ Pep turned on him at Barcelona, who were ‘exhausted’ by rivalry with Jose Mourinho Gerard Pique has opened up on the pressure of playing under Pep Guardiola   Pique says his relationship with the coach broke down upon first dating … Read more

UEFA fans allowed to attend matches

UEFA Champions League: UEFA relaxes vaccination rules, away fans allowed to attend matches from Sept 14 UEFA Champions League: Ahead of the Champions League group stage starting next week, UEFA cleared the way for away team fans to travel and attend games internationally. UEFA cited vaccine programs across Europe for relaxing its rules. UEFA Champions … Read more

Jadon Sancho explains joy at joining Manchester United: ‘I haven’t stopped smiling’

‘I haven’t stopped smiling’: Jadon Sancho opens up on his joy at joining Manchester United and forming ‘crazy’ strike partnership with England team-mates Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood as he vows to reproduce brilliant Dortmund form Jadon Sancho has spoken of his joy at finally being a Manchester United player The 21-year-old is excited to … Read more

Arsenal win WSL thriller against Chelsea thanks to Beth Mead double | Women’s Super League

Jonas Eidevall, Arsenal’s new manager, cautioned that his side’s thrilling defeat of Chelsea for the first time in close to three years is “one game out of many”, after they beat their London rivals 3-2 at the Emirates Stadium. The Women’s Super League record goalscorer Vivianne Miedema opened the scoring in style, wrong‑footing Jess Carter … Read more

Cristiano Ronaldo return: Manchester United’s winners and losers

Manchester United fans could barely believe it when confirmation came through that Cristiano Ronaldo is returning to Old Trafford after 12 years away.  He was not a priority signing but when the opportunity to bring back their famous No 7 came up it was one too good to turn down. Across the world it was … Read more

Infantino calls turn of events ‘crazy’

Brazil vs Argentina: FIFA Prez Infantino calls turn of events ‘crazy’ as governing body begins investigation Brazil vs Argentina Postponed: FIFA is investigating the abandonment of the Brazil-Argentina World Cup qualifier with its president Gianni Infantino labelling the events “crazy”, while Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly ready to take disciplinary action against their Argentine players. Brazilian … Read more

Cristiano Ronaldo’s second Manchester United debut ‘could be delayed until Tuesday’

Cristiano Ronaldo’s second Manchester United debut ‘could be delayed until Tuesday’ as Portuguese star will have little time to prepare for Newcastle clash after being forced to quarantine at his Cheshire mansion Cristiano Ronaldo will have little time to prepare for Man United’s next clash He is due to report for training this week after … Read more

Gareth Bale keeps Wales’ World Cup hopes alive with Belarus hat-trick | World Cup 2022 qualifiers

Just as it seemed Wales’s hopes of qualifying for the World Cup were in danger of drifting out of sight behind closed doors in Kazan, Gareth Bale completed his hat-trick to supply a winning formula. Wales did it the hard way – two disastrous first-half minutes saw them trail at the break – but Bale … Read more

Manchester United ‘have put Declan Rice on shortlist for next summer’ as they target midfielder

Manchester United ‘have put Declan Rice on shortlist for next summer’ with club aware of fans’ desire to see a midfield signing… but they would need West Ham to lower their £100m valuation for 22-year-old star Manchester United are believed to be keen on a move for Declan Rice The club are looking to prioritise … Read more

Women’s Super League: talking points from the opening weekend’s action | Women’s Super League

Chelsea’s full-back problem fully back When Arsenal’s Vivianne Miedema wrongfooted Jess Carter and slotted in Arsenal’s first goal against Chelsea on Sunday the problem that haunted the reigning champions at the end of last season was evident at the start of the new one. Injury to the superb Maren Mjelde in March left Chelsea light … Read more