Sweden produced a breathtaking display of attacking football to thrash Thailand 5-1 in Nice on Sunday and book their place in the last 16 of the women’s World Cup.
Atletico Madrid missed the chance to ensure they finish above Real Madrid for a second consecutive year on Saturday after slipping to a surprise 3-0 defeat by Espanyol. Atletico needed only a point to guarantee second place in La Liga, with two games left to play, but Espanyol were deserving winners
Cristiano Ronaldo headed in a late equaliser to spoil Torino’s dream of a first win at city rivals Juventus in nearly a quarter of a century on Friday and frustrate their bid to move into the Champions League places. Sasa Lukic had fired Torino ahead after 17 minutes in a match brought forward
Arsenal have one foot in the Europa League final but know they cannot afford the luxury of taking it easy in Sunday’s match against struggling Brighton as they chase a Premier League top-four berth. Unai Emery’s team have wobbled badly in the league in recent weeks, losing four out of their past five matches after putting themselves in a strong position.
Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben returned to action on Saturday as Bayern Munich heaped pressure on Bundesliga title rivals Borussia Dortmund with a 3-1 win over Hanover. The veteran wingers, both of whom are set to leave Bayern at the end of the season, returned from injury as Bayern
FIFA shelved a proposed expansion of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to 48 teams on Wednesday, dealing a blow to the world football body’s president Gianni Infantino. Infantino had proposed expanding the tournament and explored the idea of adding additional host nations.
French champions Paris Saint-Germain on Monday insisted that star striker Kylian Mbappe would stay at the club next season, despite the World Cup-winner hinting that he could leave.
Keeping the clean sheet, Sharjah Club managed to hold Al Wasl at Sharjah Club International Tournament match played at the Sharjah Sports Club on Monday. Despite enjoying a majority of ball possession, Al Wasl failed to break the deadlock. Sharjah Club also had chances in the second-half but failed to convert any.
Iran’s Esteghlal came from behind to earn a 2-1 win against UAE’s Al Ain at Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium on Matchday Six of the 2019 AFC Champions League Group C on Monday. With the first clear-cut chance of the game, Al Ain took the lead through Marcus Berg 13 minutes in.
Olivier Giroud is relishing the prospect of beating his old Arsenal team-mates when he lines up for Chelsea in the Europa League final in Baku on May 29. The 32-year-old French World Cup winner’s move across London 18 months ago has failed to deliver the regular first team football