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Pots determined for World Cup draw

Start dreaming up your ideal permutations. With the field for the 2018 World Cup officially set on Wednesday evening, seeding for the upcoming draw has also been determined. Related: Peru blitzes New Zealand to grab…





Barcelona’s Mascherano expected to miss 4 weeks

Barcelona revealed Wednesday that Javier Mascherano will be out of action for up to one month after suffering a hamstring injury while on international duty with Argentina. It’s unclear when the midfielder suffered the knock…


La Liga to introduce VAR next season

Spanish top flight president Javier Tebas confirmed Tuesday plans to implement video assistant referees (VAR) next season. La Liga is the only one of Europe’s five major leagues yet to introduce goal-line technology, and according…






Atletico president defends ‘untouchable’ Simeone

Diego Simeone’s job is safe despite Atletico Madrid‘s frustrating start to the season. Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo defended the Argentine manager, who has garnered plenty of negative attention following the team’s poor play. Regardless…



Bale suffers another injury ahead of Madrid derby

Gareth Bale fell to yet another injury during Thursday’s training session, hampering his preparations for Real Madrid‘s first trip to the Wanda Metropolitano. The club statement describes the winger’s latest setback as a muscle injury…











4 superstars mired in abnormally awful seasons

There’s a certain inevitability to physical decline. In football – as in life – once manageable and menial duties become increasingly arduous as faculties begin to abandon their hosts. Adroitness becomes clumsiness, and abilities transform…