Americas

Thursday, December 18, 2014

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The Chilean has struggled to rediscover his best form since undergoing knee surgery during the summer but he has been lifted by a stunning strike in Sardinia on Thursday evening

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After more than 150,000 votes, the Real Madrid and Barcelona duo are labelled successes while the Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain stars have been deemed failures so far

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The 18-year-old scored his first goal for Barcelona in midweek and now hopes to follow in the Argentine superstar's footsteps and become a better player

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The former Real Madrid left-back has offered his opinion that the Portuguese forward is a more influential player than his Argentine counterpart

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Trujillanos' match with Petare was abandoned as police tried to disperse a crowd outside the ground in a decisive game in the country's top flight

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The champions of South America needed extra-time to see off the challenge of Auckland City, the part-timers from New Zealand who depart the Club World Cup with pride intact

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

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COMMENT: The Oceania champions gave a terrific account of themselves against the cream of South America but were struck down in extra time by Mauro Matos

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The Fifa presidential candidate says it is vital that the facts surrounding the World Cup voting are disclosed if the image of the organisation is to be repaired

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The 27-year-old cost a total of €115 million, including all fees across the duration of his contract, in moving to PSG from Chelsea in the summer

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The Brazil international has been beset by injury problems this season but his coach has reassured the midfielder he still has a big part to play with the Premier League club

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The 23-year-old sees next year's tournament in Chile as the perfect opportunity for Brazil to find some closure following their World Cup defeat to Germany

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EXCLUSIVE: Marco Fabian accepted that Cruz Azul were vastly inferior to the European champions, lauding the Portuguese attacker and Iker Casillas in particular

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ANALYSIS: The Frenchman scored a phenomenal number of goals for a player who spent much of his career on the left rather than as a centre-forward