Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani were on target as Uruguay thumped 10-man Ecuador 4-0 in their opening Group C match at the Copa America on Sunday.
Star forward Neymar’s injury absence changes nothing for Brazil at the Copa America, midfielder Casemiro said on Thursday, insisting that the hosts must triumph come what may.
Maurizio Sarri is set to return to Italy to take the vacant managerial role at Juventus and bring the curtain down on a unhappy one-year stay at Chelsea.
Atalanta won at Sassuolo on Sunday to secure their first ever Champions League spot and Inter Milan joined them while ensuring Empoli were relegated after a frantic second half in the San Siro.
Petr Cech will bring down the curtain on a glittering playing career in strange circumstances as the Arsenal goalkeeper faces his former and potentially future employers Chelsea in the Europa League final on Wednesday.
Barcelona wanted a trophy to ease their Champions League heartache but instead fell to another shock defeat as Valencia pulled off a thrilling 2-1 victory on Saturday to win the Copa del Rey (King’s Cup).
Lionel Messi said his team was feeling bitter after Argentina lost their opening Copa America match 2-0 to Colombia despite dominating the second half.
With Barcelona already crowned champions, the focus in Spain has shifted to a thrilling three-way battle for La Liga’s final Champions League berth, with Getafe, Sevilla and Valencia eyeing game-changing prize money worth at least 30 million euros (£25.7 million). With three games to go, little-known Getafe have 55 points along with Sevilla
Lionel Messi left Liverpool needing a miracle to reach their second Champions League final in as many years as his brace helped Barcelona win a pulsating Champions League semi-final first leg 3-0 on Wednesday. Barca have one foot in next month’s final ahead of Tuesday’s second leg at Anfield after former Reds striker