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  • Summer Friendlies Live: MLS All-Stars vs. Tottenham, Man United vs. PSG

    Two preseason friendlies will be in the world soccer spotlight when MLS's best take on Tottenham Hotspur in Colorado and Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain meet in the International Champions Cup in Chicago.

    FC Yahoo
  • Boyata's late goal gives Celtic some breathing space

    Scottish champions Celtic are in danger of failing to reach the lucrative group stage of the Champions League for a second successive season despite Dedryck Boyata's late goal giving them a 1-0 home win over Azerbaijani side Qarabag in their third qualifying round first leg clash on Wednesday. …

    AFP
  • Lyon lose Grenier for four months

    Lyon (AFP) - Ligue 1 runners-up Lyon suffered a major blow when it was confirmed by the club on Wednesday French international midfielder Clement Grenier will be unavailable for four months after rupturing a tendon in his thigh.

    AFP
  • Free agent Diaby joins Marseille

    Marseille (AFP) - Injury-plagued French international midfielder Abou Diaby, released by Arsenal at the end of last season, has joined Marseille, the Ligue 1 club announced.

    AFP
  • Monaco show mature heads against Young Boys

    Layvin Kurzawa starred as last season's Champions League quarter-finalists Monaco took a big step towards the play-off round of this season's Champions League on Tuesday with a 3-1 win away at Swiss side Young Boys in their third qualifying round first leg clash. The 22-year-old French defender…

    AFP
  • Marseille agree deal for injury-plagued Diaby

    Marseille (AFP) - Ligue 1 giants Marseille announced on Tuesday that they have "agreed a deal in principle" to bring injury-prone former Arsenal and current French international midfielder Abou Diaby to the Velodrome.

    AFP
  • Villa snap up Ayew

    Aston Villa have once again raided France's Ligue 1 to complete the signing of Ghana striker Jordan Ayew from Lorient. Villa announced on Monday that the 23-year-old had signed for an undisclosed fee and had penned a five-year deal in Birmingham after passing a medical. "I'm really pleased to…

    AFP
  • Rival kings rumble as Chelsea tests Barcelona

    Reigning European kings Barcelona and English Premier League champions Chelsea, each training in the first steps of defending their crowns, meet Tuesday in a pre-season friendly in suburban Washington. Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says evaluating talent and testing combinations is more important…

    AFP
  • Jovetic set for Inter switch from Manchester City

    Rome (AFP) - Montenegrin international striker Stevan Jovetic's injury-plagued spell at English side Manchester City is set to come to an end as he is to join Serie A outfit Inter Milan, the buying club announced on its' Twitter account on Sunday.

    AFP
  • Di Maria set for PSG move

    The stage appeared to be set Sunday for Manchester United midfielder Angel Di Maria to join Paris Saint Germain after spending just the one season at Old Trafford. United manager Louis van Gaal told reporters after his side's 3-1 friendly victory over Barcelona that Di Maria had failed to board a…

    AFP
  • Courtois shines as Chelsea top PSG in friendly

    Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois made the difference, making two shoot-out saves and firing home the winner as the Blues downed Paris Saint Germain on penalties in an International Champions Cup friendly. Ninety minutes of action saw the teams level at 1-1 after a goal from Zlatan Ibrahimovic…

    AFP
  • Di Maria United future in doubt after tour no-show

    The future of unsettled Manchester United midfielder Angel Di Maria was thrown into doubt here Saturday after it emerged the Argentine international had failed to join up with the club's US tour as scheduled. Di Maria, who has been strongly linked to a move to French giants Paris Saint Germain,…

    AFP
  • FIFA, Blatter get back to World Cup business at Putin home

    FIFA and Sepp Blatter put their corruption crisis aside and got back to World Cup business at the 2018 tournament qualifying draw hosted by Vladimir Putin at a Russian state residence on Saturday. With the focus once more on football, the embattled FIFA leadership and much-criticized host nation…

    The Associated Press
  • Factbox: Reaction to European qualifying draw for 2018 World Cup

    GROUP A Netherlands France Sweden Bulgaria Belarus Luxembourg FRANCE     "It is a balanced group, very strong," said French Football Federation president Noel Le Graet. "I think that the Netherlands, Sweden, France and Bulgaria, without ignoring the others (Belarus and Luxembourg). The…

    Reuters
  • International Champions Cup Live: Barcelona vs. Man United, PSG vs. Chelsea

    The preseason ICC heats up with two friendlies featuring European powers: Barcelona vs. Manchester United at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., and then Paris Saint-Germain vs. Chelsea at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C.

    FC Yahoo
  • England drawn with Scotland in World Cup qualifying draw

    England will renew one of the oldest rivalries in football against Scotland in qualifying for the 2018 World Cup in Russia after they were paired together at a lavish ceremony on Saturday. World champions Germany were put against the Czech Republic, Northern Ireland, Norway, Azerbaijan and San…

    AFP
  • Lyon star Grenier set to miss start of season

    Lyon manager Hubert Fournier admits France midfielder Clement Grenier is likely to miss the start of the season after suffering a "serious injury" in Saturday's 6-0 defeat against Arsenal. The 24-year-old, who only returned to action late last season after a year on the sidelines due to a groin…

    AFP