Champions League team of the week

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 11:22 pm

Robert Lewandowski’s fine form earns him a place – but who else is in the Champions League team of the week?

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Man Utd are suffering – Van Gaal

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 10:57 pm

Louis van Gaal says his Manchester United side are “suffering” after six matches in 18 days, despite a Champions League win over Wolfsburg.

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Man City lucky to win – Pellegrini

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 10:48 pm

Man City did not deserve their last-minute Champions League win at Borussia Monchengladbach, says manager Manuel Pellegrini.

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Malmo FF 0-2 Real Madrid

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 10:34 pm

Cristiano Ronaldo equals Real Madrid’s all-time goals record with two against Malmo, taking his career tally to 501.

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Mourinho cleared by FA over Carneiro

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 9:43 pm

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho will face no action after the FA clears him of verbally abusing former club doctor Eva Carneiro.

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Borussia Monchengladbach 1-2 Man City

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 9:12 pm

Sergio Aguero scores a late penalty as Manchester City come from behind to win 2-1 at Borussia Monchengladbach.

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Manchester United 2-1 VfL Wolfsburg

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 9:02 pm

Chris Smalling strikes the winner as Manchester United come from behind to defeat Wolfsburg 2-1 in the Champions League.

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No problem with Van Persie – Pereira

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 8:08 pm

As he prepares to take on Celtic, Fenerbahce coach Vitor Pereira insists he has a “normal” relationship with striker Robin van Persie.

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‘World-class duo don’t scare Celtic’

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 7:23 pm

Celtic’s Kris Commons is full of admiration for Robin van Persie and Nani but insists he is not fazed by big-spending Fenerbahce.

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FA still backing Platini for Fifa

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 6:08 pm

The Football Association says it will continue to back Uefa president Michel Platini’s bid to become Fifa president.

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FA ‘lost forms’ in Man City charge

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 5:29 pm

Manchester City Women were charged with fielding an ineligible player in the Conti Cup because the FA ‘lost’ the paperwork.

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Du Preez to captain South Africa

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 5:22 pm

Fourie du Preez will captain South Africa in their World Cup Pool B game with Scotland in Newcastle on Saturday.

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Celtic retain British league ambition

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 5:09 pm

Manager Ronny Deila and majority shareholder Dermot Desmond discuss the prospect of Celtic playing in a British League.

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Choose the Goal of the Month music

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 5:01 pm

Match of the Day 2 teams up with BBC Radio 1′s Greg James show asking you to vote for the Goal of the Month soundtrack.

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Fifa v Uefa game off after scandal

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 4:24 pm

An annual football game between Fifa and Uefa staff is postponed after criminal proceedings are opened against Sepp Blatter.

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Fleetwood sack manager Alexander

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 4:01 pm

League One side Fleetwood Town sack manager Graham Alexander after three straight league defeats.

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Liverpool must not ‘break’ Sturridge

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 2:43 pm

Daniel Sturridge’s return must be managed carefully to ensure it does not “break” him, says Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers.

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Footballer in court accused of affray

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 2:42 pm

Former Premier League footballer Marcus Bent appears in court charged with affray and possession of a class A drug.

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Tottenham’s Son out with foot injury

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 2:22 pm

Tottenham are unsure how long forward Son Heung-min will be out for with a foot injury suffered against Manchester City.

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VIDEO: Rodgers keen to protect Sturridge

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 2:09 pm

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says the club must be careful not to “break” Daniel Sturridge as he works back towards full fitness.

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Tanzania’s Said guilty of ‘indecency’

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 2:06 pm

Tanzania international Juma Said is given a two-year ban for an ‘act of indecency’ as he appeared to poke a finger against John Bocco’s backside.

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Palace sign teenage Belgian winger

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 1:58 pm

Crystal Palace sign teenage Belgian winger Jason Lokilo from Anderlecht after he receives international clearance.

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Ex-Parma owner banned for five years

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 1:54 pm

Former Parma president Giampietro Manenti is banned from football for five years after an attempt to help the club avoid bankruptcy.

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Vernon ready for Springboks battle

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 1:37 pm

Scotland centre Richie Vernon, yet to feature at the World Cup, would love a chance to take on powerful South Africa.

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Morgan has Shane magic – McBryde

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 1:05 pm

Wales forwards coach Robin McBryde says full-back Matthew Morgan can emulate legendary ex-wing Shane Williams against Fiji.

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Wrexham end interest in Scotland

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 12:49 pm

Wrexham manager Gary Mills decides against signing former Swansea City striker Jason Scotland, who has been training with the club.

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What makes a Premiership manager?

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 11:16 am

With Dundee United and Motherwell seeking new managers, Richard Wilson assess the qualities they will seek.

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VIDEO: Is this a penalty or not?

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 10:28 am

Watch Salmin Khamis of Al Ahli concede a penalty in bizarre circumstances during their AFC Champions League match against Al-Hilal in Saudi Arabia.

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Well take time to assess candidates

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 10:22 am

Motherwell say they hope to appoint a new manager in time for Celtic’s visit to Fir Park on 17 October.

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Wales must be unbeaten, says Gibbs

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 9:58 am

Legendary centre Scott Gibbs says after beating England in the World Cup, Wales must also see off Fiji and Australia in Pool A.

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English coach Harvey eyes NWSL title

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 9:36 am

Meet the English female head coach who is one win away from claiming the NWSL title in America with her Seattle Reign side.

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VIDEO: Arsenal can still qualify – Wenger

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 8:02 am

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says they can still qualify for the Champions League last 16 despite sitting pointless at the bottom of Group F after losing to Olympiakos.

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VIDEO: Mourinho blames ‘ridiculous mistakes’

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 7:59 am

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says his side played well, but “two ridiculous mistakes” were to blame for his side’s Champions League 2-1 loss to Porto.

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VIDEO: How will Man Utd & Man City fare?

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 6:25 am

Dan Walker is joined by Kevin Kilbane and Mark Lawrenson for the Focus Forum as they preview Wednesday’s Champions League fixtures with both Manchester clubs in action.

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Wednesday’s gossip column

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 6:21 am

Man Utd to let Valdes leave, Terry interests Chinese clubs, O’Neill offers Grealish best wishes, plus more.

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Why is it going wrong in Europe?

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 6:04 am

Five defeats in six games, in danger of losing a place – why the Premier League’s finest are finding Europe difficult.

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‘Angry England united by criticism’

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 11:08 pm

England will use criticism from Will Carling to create unity before their World Cup match with Australia, says Martin Corry.

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‘Ridiculous’ moments cost Chelsea

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 10:51 pm

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho blames “two ridiculous moments” after his side’s Champions League loss to Porto.

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Arsenal hopes are not over – Wenger

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 10:47 pm

Arsene Wenger says his Arsenal side can still qualify for the Champions League last 16 despite losing to Olympiakos.

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FA dilemma over Platini candidacy

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 10:05 pm

The Football Association’s support for Michel Platini as Fifa’s next president will be tested with the Uefa boss embroiled in corruption allegations.

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Barcelona 2-1 Bayer Leverkusen

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 10:03 pm

Luis Suarez nets the winner as Barcelona score two goals in two minutes to come from behind to beat Bayer Leverkusen.

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VIDEO: The Hit: Tonga on song, Wales prepare

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 9:30 pm

BBC Sport looks at how Wales are preparing for their crucial World Cup Pool A match with Fiji, while Tonga beat Namibia 35-21 in Pool C.

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FC Porto 2-1 Chelsea

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 9:27 pm

Chelsea’s poor start to the season continues as they are beaten 2-1 by Porto in the Champions League.

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Arsenal 2-3 Olympiakos

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 9:24 pm

Arsenal lose their second successive group stage match after a shock 3-2 defeat by Olympiakos in the Champions League.

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Bayern Munich 5-0 Dinamo Zagreb

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 9:21 pm

Robert Lewandowski takes his tally to 10 goals in three matches as Bayern Munich beat Dinamo Zagreb 5-0 at the Allianz Arena.

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Platini ‘not just witness’ in Fifa case

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 9:09 pm

Uefa chief Michel Platini is being treated as “in between a witness and an accused person” in a Swiss investigation into football corruption.

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Brentford 0-2 Birmingham City

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 9:09 pm

Birmingham move into the Championship top six with a win at Brentford and increase the pressure on the struggling Bees.

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Gatland threatens to drop Wales stars

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 9:00 pm

Warren Gatland tells his Wales stars that anyone lacking intensity in training will be dropped from the team to face Fiji.

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Burton Albion 0-0 Sheffield United

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 8:55 pm

Burton Albion see their lead at the top of League One cut to a point after being held to a draw by Sheffield United.

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Fulham 0-3 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 8:46 pm

Kenny Jackett’s Wolves climb to 10th in the Championship with victory over 10-man Fulham at Craven Cottage.

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Newport County 0-3 Crawley Town

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 8:45 pm

Gwion Edwards scores twice on his return to Wales as Crawley rose out of the relegation zone and Newport stayed bottom of League Two.

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Tonga 35-21 Namibia

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 6:49 pm

Tonga recover from their opening loss with a bonus-point victory as Namibia still search for their first World Cup win.

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VIDEO: Van Gaal targets run to final

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 6:03 pm

Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal says his side are aiming to reach this year’s final.

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Caceres suspended by Juventus

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 5:16 pm

Uruguay defender Martin Caceres is suspended by Juventus and fined after he allegedly crashed his Ferrari in Turin.

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VIDEO: O’Neill weighing up striking options

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 4:38 pm

Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill says he will weigh up the striking options available to him for the crucial Euro 2016 qualifier against Greece at Windsor Park.

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‘Man Utd can win Champions League’

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 4:34 pm

Manager Louis van Gaal believes Manchester United have a “realistic” chance of winning the Champions League by 2017.

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Griffiths fined over offensive song

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 4:29 pm

Celtic’s Leigh Griffiths is given a suspended two-match ban and fined £2,500 for singing an offensive song about Rudi Skacel.

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VIDEO: Player celebrates goal in ambulance

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 4:29 pm

Lujan’s Mariano Gorosito celebrates in bizarre fashion by climbing into a pitchside ambulance after scoring in the Argentine Primera C club’s 4-0 win over Argentino Merlo.

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Cave defends Payne Ireland displays

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 3:44 pm

Darren Cave praises the World Cup efforts of fellow Ireland centre Jared Payne following criticism by Matt Williams.

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Warner banned from football for life

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 3:37 pm

Former Fifa vice-president Jack Warner is banned from football for life, says the sport’s world governing body.

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Focus key for Scots, says Strachan

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 3:33 pm

Scotland manager Gordon Strachan is calling for calm heads in the vital Euro 2016 qualifier against Poland next month.

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Borussia Monchengladbach v Manchester City

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 3:15 pm

Preview followed by live coverage of Wednesday’s Champions League game between Borussia Monchengladbach and Manchester City.

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Football fan wins last-gasp £45k bet

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 3:03 pm

A football fan wins more than £45,000 after Everton’s thrilling last-gasp victory at West Brom completes his 9,172-1 accumulator bet.

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Football fan wins last-gasp £45k bet

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 3:03 pm

A football fan wins more than £45,000 after Everton’s thrilling last-gasp victory at West Brom completes his 9,172-1 accumulator bet.

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McAuley and McGinn named in NI squad

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 2:07 pm

Gareth McAuley and Niall McGinn are named in the Northern Ireland squad to face Greece and Finland despite injury concerns.

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‘World Cup needs longer breaks’

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 2:05 pm

Wales coach Warren Gatland believes World Rugby needs to consider longer breaks between matches at future World Cups.

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Kearney set to be fit for Ireland

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 1:44 pm

Ireland’s Rob Kearney should be available for Sunday’s World Cup game against Italy at the Olympic Stadium.

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Stoke set to ‘compromise’ on Walters

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 1:43 pm

Stoke chief executive Tony Scholes hopes for a “compromise” in the ongoing contract talks with striker Jon Walters.

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Familiar feel to Scotland U21 squad

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 12:52 pm

Scotland Under-21 coach Ricky Sbragia again calls up several Hearts regulars for the games against France and Iceland.

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Fiji make six changes to face Wales

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 12:03 pm

Fiji make six changes to their team to play Wales in crucial World Cup Pool A match in Cardiff as scrum-half Matawalu is ruled out.

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Skelton & Palu out for Australia

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 11:51 am

Australia forwards Will Skelton and Wycliff Palu are out for the rest of the World Cup because of injuries.

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Birmingham City sign defender Mbende

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 11:40 am

Birmingham City sign free-agent defender Emmanuel Mbende following his departure from Borussia Dortmund.

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‘Deadly’ Chelsea focused – Davison

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 11:35 am

Chelsea Ladies winger Gemma Davison says they will remain focused with the club one win away from a first league title

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Mourinho questions players’ attitude

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 11:20 am

Chelsea boss Jose Mourino questions the “unstable attitude” of some players during the club’s poor start to the season.

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Dundee United speak to candidates

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 11:11 am

Chairman Stephen Thompson says Dundee United have spoken to a couple of individuals about their managerial vacancy.

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Shinnie & Rhodes in Scotland squad

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 11:11 am

Graeme Shinnie and Jordan Rhodes are called up for Scotland’s Euro 2016 qualifiers against Poland and Gibraltar.

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Rooney admits rift with Ferguson

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 10:52 am

Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney says he fell out with Sir Alex Ferguson but denies asking for a transfer in 2013.

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Blackpool’s Ranger issues apology

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 10:10 am

Blackpool striker Nile Ranger apologises to the League One club for his absence in pre-season and recent behaviour.

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Wales make three changes for Fiji

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 10:02 am

Matthew Morgan, Alex Cuthbert and Tyler Morgan come into the Wales side for Thursday’s World Cup game against Fiji.

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Cherries’ Wilson out for six months

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 10:00 am

Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson is out for at least six months after scans reveal the damage caused by a knee injury.

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Gormley sidelined by knee injury

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 8:29 am

Peterborough United striker Joe Gormley could be sidelined for up to a year after suffering a cruciate ligament injury.

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Scots replace Gilchrist with Cowan

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 8:14 am

Scotland call up Blair Cowan as an injury replacement after Grant Gilchrist’s World Cup was ended by injury.

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Biggar to be Wales’ ‘best ever’ 10

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 7:04 am

Wales’ World Cup hero Dan Biggar can become the best fly-half to have played for the country, says his ex-coach Lyn Jones.

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Tuesday’s gossip column

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 6:44 am

Wenger on not signing Martial, Sturridge injuries, fans’ protests over ticket prices, Rooney’s poetry and more.

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Matavesi signs new Ospreys contract

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 6:21 am

Centre Josh Matavesi, who is on World Cup duty with Fiji, signs a new three-year contract with Ospreys.

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VIDEO: Arsenal & Chelsea seek European wins

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 5:28 am

Dan Walker is joined by Kevin Kilbane and Mark Lawrenson for this week’s Focus Forum as they preview Tuesday’s Champions League fixtures.

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Tuesday’s Scottish gossip

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 5:26 am

Steve Evans interested in Dundee United and Motherwell vacancies…

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Cole would add to Celtic – Kennedy

Monday, September 28, 2015 at 10:39 pm

Trialist Carlton Cole would add something different to Celtic’s attack, says first-team coach John Kennedy.

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‘Wolfsburg facing Volkswagen cuts’

Monday, September 28, 2015 at 10:37 pm

Wolfsburg are facing an uncertain financial future because of the scandal engulfing Volkswagen, says a key sports economics expert.

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VIDEO: Mourinho does not want 11 Costas

Monday, September 28, 2015 at 10:35 pm

Asked if he would like a whole team of players like Diego Costa, Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho jokes he would lose every game.

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West Bromwich Albion 2-3 Everton

Monday, September 28, 2015 at 10:11 pm

Romelu Lukaku scores twice as he leads a superb comeback by Everton, who battle from 2-0 down to win 3-2 at West Brom.

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VIDEO: Injuries cost West Brom – Pulis

Monday, September 28, 2015 at 9:57 pm

West Brom boss Tony Pulis says injuries to key defenders were partly to blame for his side surrendering a 2-0 lead against Everton.

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Blatter to stay as Fifa president

Monday, September 28, 2015 at 9:53 pm

Sepp Blatter says he will not stand down as Fifa president because of the criminal proceedings against him.

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VIDEO: Win huge for Everton – Martinez

Monday, September 28, 2015 at 9:48 pm

Everton manager Roberto Martinez says his side’s 3-2 win at West Brom is “huge”, after his team came back from 2-0 down to win.

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Grealish decision a ‘bitter pill’

Monday, September 28, 2015 at 9:26 pm

Jack Grealish’s decision to play for England is “disappointing”, says ex-Republic of Ireland midfielder Kevin Kilbane.

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Dundee United confirm McNamara exit

Monday, September 28, 2015 at 9:09 pm

Dundee United confirm the departure of manager Jackie McNamara after he was relieved of his duties on Saturday.

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How did Lawro get on this week?

Monday, September 28, 2015 at 9:05 pm

See how our football expert Mark Lawrenson got on against Stereophonics’ Kelly Jones in his Premier League predictions.

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Australia game ‘as big as it gets’

Monday, September 28, 2015 at 7:51 pm

England’s crucial World Cup match with Australia on Saturday is “as big as it gets”, says assistant coach Andy Farrell.

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Two sides to trauma at Tannadice

Monday, September 28, 2015 at 7:48 pm

BBC Sport examines the circumstances of manager Jackie McNamara’s departure and what the future holds for Dundee United.

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Two sides to trauma at Tannadice

Monday, September 28, 2015 at 7:48 pm

BBC Sport examines the circumstances of manager Jackie McNamara’s exit and what the future holds for Dundee United.

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