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Referee criticised for requesting Cristiano Ronaldo's shirtMorocco midfielder Nordin Amrabat alleges that referee Mark Geiger asked Cristiano Ronaldo for his shirt during his side's 1-0 loss to Portugal at the Luzhniki Stadium.
Football Association condemns anti-Semitic behaviour by England fans at World CupThe Football Association condemns the "disgraceful conduct" of a group of purported England fans displaying anti-Semitic behaviour at the World Cup in Russia.
England boss Gareth Southgate suffers dislocated shoulderThe Football Association reveals that England manager Gareth Southgate suffered a dislocated shoulder while running near the team's World Cup base in Repino.
Lord Alan Sugar sorry for comparing Senegal World Cup players to beach sellersBusinessman and Tottenham Hotspur owner Lord Alan Sugar apologises for a tweet comparing Senegal's World Cup team to merchandise sellers on the "beach in Marbella".
Tony Xia aiming to sell stake in Aston Villa?Aston Villa owner Tony Xia reportedly considers selling a stake in the club to ease its financial troubles.
Osama bin Laden planned to target England in World Cup terror plot?Claims in a new book suggest that Osama Bin Laden planned to carry out a terrorist attack on the England team at the 1998 World Cup.
Jun 19, 14:03
Tunisia-England game in World Cup most-watched programme in 2018The BBC says that Monday's World Cup fixture between England and Tunisia attracted a peak television audience of 18.3m, making it the most-watched programme of 2018.
Jun 19, 11:40
Multiple injuries in Moscow after taxi crashes into pedestriansPolice in the World Cup host city of Moscow say that at least seven people have been injured after a taxi crashed into pedestrians on a pavement near Red Square.
Jun 16, 19:37
FA planning transfer changes after Brexit?The FA reportedly proposes that top-flight clubs should be banned from loaning overseas players to each other after Brexit.
Jun 16, 11:12
Eleven Sports working on Sky deal for La LigaEleven Sports is reportedly working on a deal to bring a new channel showing La Liga games to Sky customers.
Jun 16, 10:49
England players to wear rainbow laces?England players are reportedly given free choice over whether to wear rainbow laces at the World Cup in Russia.
Jun 16, 10:38
Cristiano Ronaldo 'accepts two-year suspended prison sentence'A report claims that Cristiano Ronaldo has accepted a two-year suspended prison sentence, on top of paying £16.5m, to end his long-running tax fraud case.
Jun 15, 14:46
England 'in pole position for 2030 World Cup'England are reportedly in a strong position to be awarded the World Cup in 2030 following the announcement for the 2026 tournament on Wednesday.
Jun 14, 12:47
Birmingham City rename stadiumBirmingham City announce that their stadium's name will change as part of a new rights partnership with investment company Trillion Trophy Asia Ltd.
Jun 14, 11:10
Three Championship players arrested in Ibiza?Three players for a London-based Championship team are reportedly arrested in Ibiza following allegations of a sexual assault.
Jun 14, 08:18
Aston Villa 'set to hold talks with Football League to discuss financial plans'Aston Villa are reportedly set to meet with EFL chief executive Shaun Harvey to discuss the financial situation of the club ahead of next season.
Jun 13, 20:59
England players 'request to watch Love Island while on World Cup duty'The England squad reportedly ask for ITV2's Love Island to be broadcast in their hotel rooms in Russia.
Jun 13, 19:29
Aston Villa 'seeking £30m cash investment'Owner Tony Xia is reportedly looking to secure a £30m investment to improve Aston Villa's financial situation before the start of next season.
Jun 13, 16:02
USA, Canada, Mexico to host 2026 World CupThe USA, Canada and Mexico win the right to host the 2026 World Cup after a joint bid.
Jun 13, 12:02
Liverpool unveil new purple away kitLiverpool unveil their new purple away kit for the upcoming campaign.
Jun 13, 11:25
US tycoon Peter Freund 'ends interest in Aston Villa takeover'US tycoon Peter Freund reportedly cools his interest in a potential takeover of Aston Villa.
Jun 12, 22:09
Eric Dier: 'Tottenham Hotspur players addicted to Mate tea'Eric Dier admits that some of his Tottenham teammates will be packing 'Mate' tea to the World Cup in Russia next week.
Jun 12, 21:52
Romelu Lukaku unveils reasons behind not signing a boot dealRomelu Lukaku reveals the reason he did not sign a boot deal last season, having most recently played in Puma boots in Belgium's friendlies ahead of the World Cup.
Jun 12, 20:42
Borussia Dortmund increase stadium capacity by six seatsBorussia Dortmund add six more seats to their Signal Iduna Park stadium, taking the overall capacity to 81,365 ahead of the new season.
Jun 12, 11:42
Javier Hernandez: 'No escorts at pre-World Cup party'Mexico striker Javier Hernandez denies claims that there were escorts present at a recent house party with his international teammates.
Jun 12, 10:46
Harold Cummings: 'Panama players banned from sex during World Cup'Panama defender Harold Cummings reveals that head coach Hernan Dario Gomez has banned his players from seeing and having sex with their partners during the World Cup.
Jun 11, 21:29
Former England international Stan Anderson dies, aged 85Former Sunderland, Newcastle United and Middlesbrough captain Stan Anderson dies at the age of 85.
Jun 11, 20:19
Association of Football Agents rejects income cap proposalThe Association of Football Agents tells FIFA that it would welcome more regulation as part of new transfer proposals but has rejected the idea of an income cap.
Jun 11, 19:53
Report: Keith Wyness to sue Aston Villa for constructive dismissalKeith Wyness is suing Aston Villa for constructive dismissal after departing the club, according to a report.
Jun 11, 19:15
Robbie Williams to sing at World Cup openerRobbie Williams will be part of the World Cup opening ceremony on Thursday, it has been confirmed.
Jun 11, 10:51
Jermain Defoe has "mixed emotions" after OBE award recognitionJermain Defoe says that he feels "mixed emotions" after being named in the Queen's Birthday Honours List for his charitable work away from the football field.
Jun 9, 19:01
Brazilian tennis legend Maria Bueno dies, aged 78Brazilian tennis legend Maria Bueno passes away at the age of 78.
Jun 9, 17:52
FIFA to introduce January transfer window cap?FIFA is reportedly discussing a potential January transfer cap that would limit clubs to a maximum of four signings in the window.
Jun 9, 14:00
Russia 'to ban spirits on trains during World Cup'Russia is said to be implementing a ban on the sale of spirits on trains during the World Cup finals.
Jun 8, 22:51
Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish knighted in Queen's Birthday Honours listLiverpool legend Kenny Dalglish receives a knighthood in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.
Jun 8, 22:32
Aston Villa owner Tony Xia "heartbroken" over financial crisisAston Villa owner Dr Tony Xia admits that he has been left "heartbroken" by the club's financial turmoil.
Jun 8, 22:09
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