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Russia's winless run continues into World Cup after draw with Turkey

Russia's winless run continues into World Cup after draw with Turkey

World Cup hosts Russia squandered the lead to draw 1-1 with Turkey in Moscow on Tuesday, extending their winless streak to seven matches in their last friendly before the tournament kicks off next week.

Netherlands earn late draw with Italy in battle of non-qualifiers

Netherlands earn late draw with Italy in battle of non-qualifiers

Nathan Ake scored two minutes from time for the Netherlands to grab a 1-1 draw with hosts Italy in a friendly in Turin on Monday between two of the best sides not to qualify for the World Cup in Russia.

Egypt name Liverpool's Mohamed Salah in World Cup squad despite shoulder injury

Egypt name Liverpool's Mohamed Salah in World Cup squad despite shoulder injury

Mohamed Salah has been named in Egypt's World Cup squad, despite a shoulder injury which will keep him out for three weeks.

Leroy Sane dropped from Germany's final World Cup squad, Manuel Neuer in

Leroy Sane dropped from Germany's final World Cup squad, Manuel Neuer in

Manchester City forward Leroy Sane is the shock omission from Germany's 23-man squad for the World Cup, announced by coach Joachim Low at a news conference on Monday.

Vincent Kompany in Belgium World Cup squad but injury could still rule him out

Vincent Kompany in Belgium World Cup squad but injury could still rule him out

Vincent Kompany will be given up to 24 hours before Belgium's World Cup opener against Panama to prove his fitness to Belgium boss Roberto Martinez.

David De Gea blunder costs Spain in draw with Switzerland

David De Gea blunder costs Spain in draw with Switzerland

Goalkeeper David De Gea made a rare error which led to Spain drawing 1-1 at home to Switzerland in a pre-World Cup friendly on Sunday after dominating without making their superior possession count.

Neymar scores on Brazil return as Croatia are beaten at Anfield

Neymar scores on Brazil return as Croatia are beaten at Anfield

Neymar scored on his return to action after three months out through injury as Brazil warmed up for the World Cup with a 2-0 friendly win over Croatia at Anfield on Sunday.

Vincent Kompany injured as Belgium draw with Portugal

Vincent Kompany injured as Belgium draw with Portugal

Belgium defender Vincent Kompany left the field hurt as his side and Portugal drew 0-0 in an evenly balanced friendly on Saturday as each side showed attacking intent ahead of this month's World Cup.

Germany stunned by Austria in Manuel Neuer's return to action

Germany stunned by Austria in Manuel Neuer's return to action

Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer made his comeback from a nine-month injury break on Saturday but was unable to prevent the world champions suffering a surprise 2-1 friendly defeat to Austria.

Harry Kane strikes as England beat Nigeria at Wembley

Harry Kane strikes as England beat Nigeria at Wembley

England beat Nigeria 2-1 on Saturday in a friendly that provided some clues as to how coach Gareth Southgate will line up his still experimental side when the World Cup gets under way.

Ousmane Dembele's fine strike helps France ease past Italy

Ousmane Dembele's fine strike helps France ease past Italy

France showed the full range of their attacking weapons as they continued their preparations for the World Cup in convincing fashion with a 3-1 win over Italy in a friendly on Friday.

Zinedine Zidane leaves Real Madrid after third Champions League title

Zinedine Zidane leaves Real Madrid after third Champions League title

Zinedine Zidane has shocked the football world by resigning as Real Madrid coach just days after winning a third consecutive Champions League with the La Liga giants.

Frank Lampard named Derby County manager on three-year deal

Frank Lampard named Derby County manager on three-year deal

Frank Lampard has been appointed the new manager of Derby County on a three-year contract, with former Chelsea academy coach Jody Morris as his assistant.

Russia's World Cup warm-up struggles continue in loss to Austria

Russia's World Cup warm-up struggles continue in loss to Austria

World Cup hosts Russia slumped to a 1-0 defeat in a friendly against Austria on Wednesday, extending their winless streak to six matches.

Messi grabs hat-trick as Argentina canter to 4-0 win

Messi grabs hat-trick as Argentina canter to 4-0 win

Lionel Messi has sent an ominous warning out to his World Cup rivals, hitting a hat trick as Argentina cruised to a 4-0 friendly win over Haiti on Tuesday.

Super Mario scores wonder goal but Portugal held by Tunisia

Super Mario scores wonder goal but Portugal held by Tunisia

Portugal blew a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with Tunisia in a World Cup warmup game after a sensational strike from Joao Mario.

France coast to victory over Republic of Ireland

France coast to victory over Republic of Ireland

Olivier Giroud and Nabil Fekir staked their claims for France's World Cup opener as they struck to condemn the Republic of Ireland to a 2-0 friendly defeat amid a torrential Parisian downpour.

Mario Balotelli scores on international return as Italy hold off Saudi Arabia

Mario Balotelli scores on international return as Italy hold off Saudi Arabia

Mario Balotelli returned to Italy duty with a bang following a four-year absence as his first-half goal set the tone for a 2-1 friendly victory over Saudi Arabia in St Gallen.

Liverpool agree deal to sign midfielder Fabinho from Monaco

Liverpool agree deal to sign midfielder Fabinho from Monaco

Liverpool have announced a deal to sign Brazilian midfielder Fabinho from Monaco.

Jurgen Klopp hints Mohamed Salah likely to miss World Cup

Jurgen Klopp hints Mohamed Salah likely to miss World Cup

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp believes Mo Salah is likely to miss the World Cup after leaving the Champions League final injured in the first half.

Real Madrid hero Gareth Bale fuels Premier League speculation

Real Madrid hero Gareth Bale fuels Premier League speculation

Gareth Bale said he wants to be playing every week -- which "has not happened this season" -- after leading Real Madrid to the Champions League trophy in Saturday's 3-1 win over Liverpool.

Cristiano Ronaldo hints at Real Madrid exit

Cristiano Ronaldo hints at Real Madrid exit

Cristiano Ronaldo cast doubt over his future with Real Madrid after they won the Champions League for the third consecutive season on Saturday in a 3-1 win over Liverpool.

Bale stunner and Karius howlers give Real historic hat-trick

Bale stunner and Karius howlers give Real historic hat-trick

Real Madrid beat Liverpool 3-1 to win the Champions League for a third successive season thanks to a spectacular two-goal substitute appearance from Gareth Bale and a performance to forget for Loris Karius.

Napoli hire Carlo Ancelotti to replace Maurizio Sarri as manager

Napoli hire Carlo Ancelotti to replace Maurizio Sarri as manager

Carlo Ancelotti has signed a three-year contract to replace Maurizio Sarri as Napoli's head coach.

Arsenal appoint Unai Emery as head coach to replace Arsene Wenger

Arsenal appoint Unai Emery as head coach to replace Arsene Wenger

Arsenal have hired former Paris Saint-Germain manager Unai Emery to take them into a new era following Arsene Wenger's departure, with sources telling that he has signed a three-year contract.

Mauro Icardi, Lautaro Martinez out, Lionel Messi in Argentina's World Cup squad

Mauro Icardi, Lautaro Martinez out, Lionel Messi in Argentina's World Cup squad

Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli has included Sergio Aguero and Paulo Dybala to feature in attack alongside Lionel Messi in his 23-man World Cup squad, but has left Inter Milan captain Mauro Icardi and Racing Club starlet Lautaro Martinez out.

England name World Cup squad: Joe Hart, Jack Wilshere out; Trent Alexander-Arnold in

England name World Cup squad: Joe Hart, Jack Wilshere out; Trent Alexander-Arnold in

Joe Hart and Jack Wilshere were left out of England's World Cup squad on Wednesday by manager Gareth Southgate, who included uncapped 19-year-old Trent Alexander-Arnold.

World Cup hero Mario Gotze left out of Germany squad, Manuel Neuer included

World Cup hero Mario Gotze left out of Germany squad, Manuel Neuer included

Germany's first-choice goalkeeper Manuel Neuer was included in their preliminary World Cup squad on Tuesday despite having been out of action since September but World Cup final scorer Mario Goetze was left out.

Nearly half Portugal's Euro squad to miss World Cup

Nearly half Portugal's Euro squad to miss World Cup

Nearly half of Portugal's triumphant Euro 2016 squad will miss the World Cup after coach Fernando Santos made what he said were difficult choices in naming his final 23 for Russia on Thursday.

Chelsea stars Alvaro Morata, Cesc Fabregas, Marcos Alonso and Pedro snubbed from Spain squad

Chelsea stars Alvaro Morata, Cesc Fabregas, Marcos Alonso and Pedro snubbed from Spain squad

Spain coach Julen Lopetegui has left Chelsea's Alvaro Morata, Cesc Fabregas and Marcos Alonso out of his 23-man squad for the World Cup in Russia but included Arsenal left-back Nacho Monreal.

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Celtic bounced from Champions League by AEK Athens
AEK Athens 2 - 1 Celtic

Celtic bounced from Champions League by AEK Athens

AEK Athens and PAOK Thessaloniki gave Greek football fans plenty to cheer about as both clubs reached the Champions League playoff round and joined three former winners of Europe's elite club competition on Tuesday.

Odsonne Edouard double helps Celtic to two-goal advantage over Rosenborg
Celtic 3 - 1 Rosenborg

Odsonne Edouard double helps Celtic to two-goal advantage over Rosenborg

Odsonne Edouard scored a brace to help Celtic to a 3-1 victory in the first-leg of their Champions League second round qualifying tie with Rosenborg in Glasgow.

Jurgen Klopp hints Mohamed Salah likely to miss World Cup
Real Madrid 3 - 1 Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp hints Mohamed Salah likely to miss World Cup

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp believes Mo Salah is likely to miss the World Cup after leaving the Champions League final injured in the first half.

Real Madrid hero Gareth Bale fuels Premier League speculation
Real Madrid 3 - 1 Liverpool

Real Madrid hero Gareth Bale fuels Premier League speculation

Gareth Bale said he wants to be playing every week -- which "has not happened this season" -- after leading Real Madrid to the Champions League trophy in Saturday's 3-1 win over Liverpool.

Cristiano Ronaldo hints at Real Madrid exit
Real Madrid 3 - 1 Liverpool

Cristiano Ronaldo hints at Real Madrid exit

Cristiano Ronaldo cast doubt over his future with Real Madrid after they won the Champions League for the third consecutive season on Saturday in a 3-1 win over Liverpool.

Bale stunner and Karius howlers give Real historic hat-trick
Real Madrid 3 - 1 Liverpool

Bale stunner and Karius howlers give Real historic hat-trick

Real Madrid beat Liverpool 3-1 to win the Champions League for a third successive season thanks to a spectacular two-goal substitute appearance from Gareth Bale and a performance to forget for Loris Karius.

Record-setting Liverpool see off Roma to book Champions League final spot
Roma 4 - 2 (6-7) Liverpool

Record-setting Liverpool see off Roma to book Champions League final spot

Liverpool set up a repeat of their 1981 meeting against Real Madrid despite a first Champions League defeat of the season at the Stadio Olimpico.

Real Madrid hold off Bayern Munich to reach third straight Champions League final
Real Madrid 2 - 2 (4-3) Bayern Munich

Real Madrid hold off Bayern Munich to reach third straight Champions League final

Two goals from Karim Benzema helped Real Madrid advance to their third straight Champions League final 4-3 on aggregate after a scintillating 2-2 draw with Bayern Munich in the second leg of their last-four clash on Tuesday.

Real Madrid beat Bayern Munich with Marco Asensio winner
Bayern Munich 1 - 2 Real Madrid

Real Madrid beat Bayern Munich with Marco Asensio winner

Real Madrid will be firm favourites to reach another Champions League final after winning 2-1 away to Bayern Munich in the first leg of their semifinal.

Liverpool score five but late goals give Roma glimmer of hope
Liverpool 5 - 2 Roma

Liverpool score five but late goals give Roma glimmer of hope

Liverpool scored five but conceded two late goals as Roma gave themselves a glimmer of hope in a 5-2 defeat at Anfield after the home side had swept into a huge lead.

Liverpool face Roma in semis, holders Real drawn against Bayern
Champions League Draw

Liverpool face Roma in semis, holders Real drawn against Bayern

Liverpool will face Roma in the semifinals of the Champions League later this month as they continue their attempt to win it for the first time since 2005.

 Ronaldo rescues Real again but Madrid's fear factor destroyed by Juve
Real Madrid 1 - 3 Juventus

Ronaldo rescues Real again but Madrid's fear factor destroyed by Juve

Cristiano Ronaldo scored an injury-time penalty to book Real Madrid's place in the Champions League semifinals after losing the second leg 3-1, but winning the tie 4-3 on aggregate.

Bayern Munich hold off Sevilla to reach Champions League semifinals
Bayern Munich 0 - 0 Sevilla

Bayern Munich hold off Sevilla to reach Champions League semifinals

Bayern Munich are through to the Champions League semifinals for the seventh time in nine years after a 0-0 draw in their quarterfinal second leg with Sevilla.

Barcelona crash out of Champions League after shock loss to Roma
Roma 3 - 0 Barcelona

Barcelona crash out of Champions League after shock loss to Roma

Barcelona suffered a shock Champions League defeat at the hands of Roma, losing 3-0 in their quarterfinal second leg at the Stadio Olimpico to go out 4-4 on aggregate thanks to an away goal for the Serie A side in the first leg.

Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino see Liverpool past Man City
Man City 1 - 2 Liverpool

Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino see Liverpool past Man City

Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino scored second-half goals as Liverpool won 2-1 at Manchester City to reach the Champions League semifinals 5-1 on aggregate.

Two Roma own goals help Barcelona to home victory in first leg
Barcelona 4 - 1 Roma

Two Roma own goals help Barcelona to home victory in first leg

A pair of own goals helped Barcelona take a major step toward the Champions League semifinals with a 4-1 win over Roma at the Camp Nou on Wednesday.

Irresistible Liverpool thrash Man City in UCL quarterfinal first leg
Liverpool 3 - 0 Man City

Irresistible Liverpool thrash Man City in UCL quarterfinal first leg

Liverpool drew significant first blood in their all-English Champions League quarterfinal as Manchester City were blown away in 45 minutes in a raucous 3-0 Anfield defeat.

Bayern Munich rally past Sevilla with two away goals in UCL quarters
Sevilla 1 - 2 Bayern

Bayern Munich rally past Sevilla with two away goals in UCL quarters

Bayern Munich fought back from a goal down to beat Sevilla 2-1 in their Champions League quarterfinal first leg on Tuesday night at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.

Remarkable Ronaldo runs the show as Real Madrid rout Juventus 3-0
Juventus 0 - 3 Real Madrid

Remarkable Ronaldo runs the show as Real Madrid rout Juventus 3-0

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a spectacular brace to hand Real Madrid a 3-0 victory over Juventus in their Champions League quarterfinal first leg on Tuesday.

Liverpool vs. Man City dominates UCL draw as Real Madrid, Barca, Bayern kept apart
Champions League Draw

Liverpool vs. Man City dominates UCL draw as Real Madrid, Barca, Bayern kept apart

Liverpool face Manchester City in an all-English Champions League quarterfinal after the draw in Switzerland on Friday.

Lionel Messi gets 100th UCL goal as Chelsea are beaten by Barcelona
Barcelona 3 - 0 Chelsea

Lionel Messi gets 100th UCL goal as Chelsea are beaten by Barcelona

Two goals from Lionel Messi -- one the fastest of his career and the other his 100th in the Champions League -- helped Barcelona beat Chelsea 3-0 at the Camp Nou and advance to the quarterfinals 4-1 on aggregate.

Bayern Munich cruise into Champions League quarterfinals over Besiktas
Besiktas 1 - 3 Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich cruise into Champions League quarterfinals over Besiktas

Bayern Munich coasted into the quarterfinals of the Champions League with a 3-1 win over Besiktas in Istanbul to complete an 8-1 aggregate win.

Edin Dzeko strikes as Roma defeat Shakhtar, advance to UCL quarters
Roma 1 - 0 Shakhtar

Edin Dzeko strikes as Roma defeat Shakhtar, advance to UCL quarters

A second-half strike from Edin Dzeko sent Roma into the quarterfinals of the Champions League with a 1-0 home victory against 10-man Shakhtar Donetsk.

Ben Yedder double for Sevilla knocks Man United out of UCL
Man United 1 - 2 Sevilla

Ben Yedder double for Sevilla knocks Man United out of UCL

Sevilla are through to the Champions League quarterfinals after beating Manchester United 2-1 in their second leg at Old Trafford on Tuesday night.

Manchester City easily advance to quarterfinals despite loss vs. Basel
Manchester City 1 - 2 Basel

Manchester City easily advance to quarterfinals despite loss vs. Basel

Manchester City slipped to their first home defeat since December 2016 as Basel won the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie 2-1.

Juventus revival knocks Spurs out of Champions League
Tottenham Hotspur 1 - 2 Juventus

Juventus revival knocks Spurs out of Champions League

Two goals in under three second-half minutes saw Juventus come back from 1-0 down to knock Tottenham Hotspur out of the Champions League, with a 2-1 win at Wembley putting them through to the quarterfinals 4-3 on aggregate.

Liverpool advance to quarterfinals of Champions League after draw vs. Porto
Liverpool 0 - 0 Porto

Liverpool advance to quarterfinals of Champions League after draw vs. Porto

Liverpool eased into the quarterfinals of the Champions League for the first time in nine years with no great alarm in a lifeless goalless draw at home to Porto.

Ruthless Real Madrid crush PSG's Champions League dream
PSG 1 - 2 Real Madrid

Ruthless Real Madrid crush PSG's Champions League dream

Holders Real Madrid eased into the Champions League quarterfinals with a 2-1 win at 10-man Paris Saint-Germain.

De Gea stars as Man United escape Sevilla with goalless UCL draw
Sevilla 0 - 0 Man United

De Gea stars as Man United escape Sevilla with goalless UCL draw

David De Gea's exceptional display saved Manchester United's blushes as Jose Mourinho's men somehow escaped with a goalless draw from a match dominated by Sevilla.

Fred nets winner as Shakhtar Donetsk beat Roma in first leg
Shakhtar Donetsk 2 - 1 Roma

Fred nets winner as Shakhtar Donetsk beat Roma in first leg

Shakhtar Donetsk pulled off a second-half comeback to beat Roma 2-1 in their Champions League round-of-16 first leg in Ukraine on Wednesday night.