Costa this week said he has been driven out of Stamford Bridge by Conte and has made a fresh plea for Chelsea to lower their asking price and allow him to return to Atletico Madrid. Chelsea maintain that, under the terms of his contract, Costa must return to the club to train and work to make himself available for selection.
(CNN)The football world has united in paying tribute to the victims of Thursday's Barcelona attacks which killed 14 people and injured at least 100. Lionel Messi, who plays for Barcelona football club and is one of the world's most revered players, sent his condolences to the families and friends of the victims, saying he totally rejected "any act of violence," while Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo and other world stars also offered their sympathy. Barcelona and Real Madrid, Spain's biggest football clubs, both held a minute's silence before training on Friday. The attack on Las Ramblas, a predominantly pedestrian zone in the heart of the Catalan capital, was the worst on Spanish soil since the
NYCFC invited The Post’s Kyle Schnitzer and photographer Anthony J. Causi to catch a glimpse at how the team prepares for its 2,472-mile, cross-country trip to Los Angeles to face the Galaxy. From packed commercial flights, to makeshift hotel fitness rooms, to staying focused away from home, this is the life of a NYCFC player on the road. David Villa sits quietly, reading. Surrounding him are a woman with too much travel gear, a man too big for his seat and a crying baby bellowing in the row behind him. The World Cup champion looks up from his book when a star-struck flight attendant asks for an autograph for her nephew. He easily could say no, but he has a hard time saying no to fans. He obliges