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British police say the indicative number of victims of child sexual abuse within football and other sports now stands at more than 500.
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Lionel Messi has hailed Cristiano Ronaldo as "a great player who has achieved great things" following a highly successful 2016 for the Portugal captain.
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Attacking midfielder Stefan Mauk is set to be loaned out to a club in Scandinavia or Italy's Serie B after struggling to make an impact in the Eredivisie with NEC...
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It's been 13 years since the collapse of the National Soccer League and there are just 17 players left over from that era still playing in the A-League. Some of...
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Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold has called for improvements against Adelaide United after his A-League leaders failed to hit top gear in last weekend's derby.
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Australia internationals Robbie Kruse and James Holland have joined Chinese Super League club Liaoning Whowin, agent Ante Alilovic has announced.
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Melbourne City coach Michael Valkanis says refereeing officials have reached out to apologise for yet another A-League blunder in their 2-1 loss to Adelaide United.
Sydney FC defender Aaron Calver is desperate to parlay his successful return from injury into a new contract as competition for places intensifies with the...
The World Game pays its monthly tribute to Australia's heroes of yesteryear who left their mark on the sport Down Under. Striker Damian Mori talks about his long...
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp plans to take legal advice before deciding whether to play defender Joel Matip.

Van Gaal dismisses retirement rumour

Former Manchester United and Netherlands manager Louis van Gaal has dismissed a report that he's retired from coaching, saying he'll make a decision about his...
With the fence giving way at Newcastle's McDonald Jones stadium once more over the weekend, The World Game takes a look back in time to document the barrier's...
A spectacular Jeison Murillo bicycle kick and Antonio Candreva goal in extra time powered Inter Milan to a 3-2 victory over Bologna and a berth in the Coppa...
Lower league sides Lincoln City and Sutton United produced FA Cup victories over two former winners of the competition on Wednesday morning, sealing their...
Neither side could find a way through as Mali and Egypt's 2017 AFCON Group D clash ended in a goalless draw, while Essam El-Hadary sealed a place in the...
Yaya Toure's agent Dimitri Seluk insists his client is happy with Manchester City after a rocky start to the season, and has no interest in lucrative offers to...
Argentina's World Cup-winner Diego Maradona returned to Naples this week to celebrate his Napoli career and took a pot-shot at fellow football great Pele.
After Real Madrid's unbeaten record was stopped by a 2-1 defeat to Sevilla, manager Zinedine Zidane was forced to defend some of his players against criticism...
Coach Kevin Muscat is confident Melbourne Victory can shake off their upset A-League loss to Wellington Phoenix and rediscover their best form against Perth.

Ayew goal seals win over Uganda

A first half penalty scored by Andre Ayew proved decisive as Ghana came out on top 1-0 in their 2017 AFCON Group D win over Uganda.
Swansea City have bolstered their squad with the signings of Tom Carroll and Martin Olsson.
Diego Costa returned to training with the full Chelsea squad on Wednesday (AEDT) after an apparent row with Antonio Conte.
Ivan Rakitic has been linked with a move away from Barcelona but insists there is nothing planned and that his future remains with the Catalan club under Luis...
Manchester United have triggered a one-year extension clause in Antonio Valencia's contract that will keep the Ecuadorian at the club until 2018.
Shanghai SIPG manager Andre Villas-Boas has voiced his frustration after the introduction of new rules in the Chinese Super League (CSL) that will influence what...
The English Football Association is considering introducing retrospective bans for players who dive, according to a media report.
Arjen Robben has revealed that he turned down big-money offers from China in favour of a prolonged stay at Bayern Munich.
Last week in this space I wrote about the expanded, 48-team FIFA World Cup and how the change will impact on the tournament, football in general and on Australia.
Sam Allardyce has never been relegated as a manager of a Premier league club, but he believes that record is in jeopardy at Crystal Palace, who have only goal...
Tianjin Quanjian owner Shu Yuhui confirmed the cashed-up Chinese Super League outfit had plans to sign Diego Costa, Karim Benzema, Edinson Cavani and Radamel...
Melbourne Victory's nine-match unbeaten run came to abrupt end as they were comprehensively beaten 3-0 by Wellington Phoenix in Tuesday's rescheduled A-League...
Coaching Argentina is not in the short-term plans of Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino, who enjoys his day-to-day management in the Premier League.
Paul Pogba was like NBA champion LeBron James and sprint star Usain Bolt for Juventus, according to Giorgio Chiellini.

Icardi has a number of China offers

Inter Milan captain Mauro Icardi is attracting interest from an array of clubs in the Chinese Super League (CSL).
Brisbane Roar may be in the midst of a three game losing streak but Thomas Kristensen insists they're not out of the title race.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has leapt to the defence of midfielder Paul Pogba, insisting the 23 year-old has the mentality to cope with the constant examination that comes...
Jordy Buijs has revealed that Graham Arnold's history in Holland played a big role in getting him to sign with Sydney FC.
Serie A giants Juventus have unveiled a new logo that has been met with heavy criticism from fans.

Sociedad too good for Malaga

Real Sociedad scored two second half goals as they beat Malaga 2-0 and moved back into the top five in the LaLiga standings.

Van Gaal to retire from coaching

Louis van Gaal has confirmed he intends to retire from coaching, bringing the curtain down on a career that has seen him win major honours in four countries.