Holland legend Marco van Basten appointed FIFA's chief officer for technical development
Dutch great Marco van Basten has been appointed as FIFA's chief officer for technical development.
Dutch great Marco van Basten has been appointed as FIFA's chief officer for technical development.
By all accounts, Joey Barton has never been one to discriminate in choosing foes to engage in savage acts of violence with, and his newly released autobiography reveals a particular bout of fisticuffs that will be of great interest to Irish football fans.
The English Football League has ruled out the possibility of including Premier League B teams or clubs currently outside the English system in its proposed restructure.
Lionel Messi and Sergio Busquets both limped off at the Nou Camp last night as Barcelona and Atletico Madrid failed to take full advantage of Real Madrid dropping their first points of the season.
Dimitri Payet rescued West Ham from more embarrassment with an injury-time free-kick to see off Accrington 1-0 in the EFL Cup.
Jose Mourinho's Manchester United ended a three-match losing streak and reached the EFL Cup fourth round with a timely, if at times uncomfortable, win at Northampton.
Manchester City recorded their ninth successive win under Pep Guardiola by seeing off EFL Cup opponents Swansea 2-1 at the Liberty Stadium.
Charlie Austin scored his fourth goal in three games to send Southampton on their way to the fourth round of the EFL Cup with a 2-0 home defeat of Crystal Palace.
Mario Balotelli continued his flying start to life in Ligue 1 with a brace as Nice thrashed Monaco to leapfrog the early front-runners at the top of the table.
New UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has dismissed allegations about his record in Slovenian football and promised that Europe's governing body would not make any illegal or unethical payments to banned predecessor Michel Platini.
Former Manchester United and Sunderland defender Wes Brown has joined Blackburn until the end of the season, the Championship side have announced.
Michel Platini could receive a seven-figure pay-off from Uefa, despite being ousted as president for taking a £1.3 million suspected criminal payment.
Joey Barton has been suspended by Rangers for three weeks after meeting with manager Mark Warburton, having been told to stay away from the club's training ground after comments he made to his team-mates in the wake of the Old Firm derby defeat.
There was no fairytale ending for Limerick as their cup dream descended into a nightmare as a superior St Pat's side handed them another harsh reminder of how much improvements are required to compete in the Premier Division.
Real Madrid's 2-0 win over Espanyol saw them equal Barcelona's record of 16 straight La Liga wins and open up a three-point lead at the top of the table.
"If you don't play on this surface, go home," Jose Mourinho had declared before kick-off as the Manchester United manager gushed about the quality of the pitch at the De Kuip Stadium.
One surefire way to achieve cult-hero status at Anfield is to humble Manchester United by any means possible, but Dirk Kuyt remains revered by the Liverpool faithful for a plethora of reasons
This evening, Dundalk start a fresh chapter in a country that already has a special place in their history.
Rangers assistant boss Davie Weir could face further punishment after being sent to the stands during Saturday's Old Firm duel.
An Italian teammate has joined the long list of those to tell Mario Balotelli to start behaving like an adult and fully commit to his rarefied but extremely lucrative profession.
Michel Platini has been given permission by FIFA's ethics committee to address the UEFA Congress in Athens this week despite his four-year ban from all football-related activity.
Like parents poring over the first ultrasound image of their infant in the womb, both sides of Glasgow's football divide have spent the weekend imagining how this season will look to them when it reaches term.
Barcelona's preparations ahead of tomorrow's Champions League clash with Celtic were hampered by a shock home defeat to newly-promoted Alaves on Saturday.
Perhaps it was the breeze. It was blowing stiffly from the east, over the exposed Curva Sud, carrying the corner just a little further than Joe Hart was expecting.
Cristiano Ronaldo mocked Barcelona legend Xavi Hernandez for never winning the Ballon d'Or, after the Spaniard said Ronaldo was unlucky to be playing in the same era as Lionel Messi.
Luis Enrique lamented a Barcelona performance which he described as fragile defensively and uninspired in the attacking third as they slumped to a 2-1 home defeat to Alaves.
Brendan Rodgers revealed his team talk centred around the late Jock Stein before Celtic thrashed Rangers in their first Ladbrokes Premiership clash in four years.
Celtic captain Scott Brown described his side's thumping 5-1 derby win over Rangers as "men against boys".
Moussa Dembele grabbed a hat-trick as Celtic demolished Rangers 5-1 at Parkhead in the first Ladbrokes Premiership meeting between the clubs in four years.
Moussa Dembele's hat trick inspired Celtic to a 5-1 romp over Rangers as they easily prevailed in the first league Old Firm for four years.
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FIFA has rejected appeals from Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid against their transfer bans for breaching rules governing the transfer and registration of players aged under 18.
Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths is in an Old Firm fitness race after having a scan on his hamstring injury.
Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish has signed a new four-year contract with the Championship club.
Former Ireland defender Richard Dunne has revealed that he came quite close to saying goodbye to the Premier League and testing the waters in La Liga.
Just days before his 21st birthday, Jack Grealish has signed a new four-year deal with Championship side Aston Villa, the club have announced.
Newcastle goalkeeper Rob Elliot has signed a new four-year contract with the club.
Jose Mourinho has left Bastian Schweinsteiger out of the Man United squad for the upcoming Europa League group stage, the club has announced.
Few players have battled back from two career-threatening injuries but Tommie Hoban will feel the hard work was worth it when he leads Ireland's U-21s out tonight at the Waterford RSC.
Barcelona came through a gruelling La Liga test at a rainswept San Mames last night, beating Athletic Bilbao 1-0 thanks to Ivan Rakitic's first-half header.
West Ham have failed to qualify for the Europa League after losing 1-0 to Astra Giurgiu at the London Stadium for a 2-1 aggregate defeat in the play-off tie.
As they reflected on their near miss in Warsaw, Dundalk players and officials admitted that it was hard to believe they had reached the point where reaching the Europa League group stages is a disappointment.
Ryan Swan wants to go one better than his father Derek after helping UCD to see off Janesboro at a rain-drenched Belfield Bowl.
Cobh Ramblers are hoping for a home draw after seeing off Ringmahon Rangers at Turners Cross.
Dozens of Palestine flags were displayed during Celtic's 5-2 first-leg win on Wednesday, many of them in the new safe standing section at Parkhead.
Four years to the day that the takeover of ailing Dundalk FC by new owners Andy Connolly and Paul Brown was confirmed, 'The Town' came to the 'Big Smoke' as standard-bearers for the entire SSE Airtricity League.
Rangers midfielder Joey Barton has continued his attempts to wind up Celtic by accusing Parkhead boss Brendan Rodgers of having a "mid-life crisis".
Form is temporary and class is permanent - but first day in class is a unique life occasion, as Brendan Rodgers has acknowledged ahead of Celtic's crucial Champions League play-off first-leg tie at home to Hapoel Beer-Sheva.
Arsenal target Alexandre Lacazette became the first player to score a hat-trick in the opening round of Ligue 1 matches for nine years as Lyon beat Nancy 3-0.
Huddersfield piled further frustration on Tyneside by defeating Championship favourites Newcastle 2-1 at St James' Park.
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