Most Chinese fans believe it would be one of the biggest tests for Marcello Lippi in his career when China face South Korea in a vital World Cup qualifier but the Italian World Cup winning coach showed full confidence in his players on Wednesday.
He has already been thrust into the spotlight having turned down offers from Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City, and it seems Kylian Mbappe will need to become used to this sort of interest as the race for his signature heats up again before the summer.
Spain, Germany, England and Italy are confirmed as the top four associations in the UEFA club rankings after this season, with France and Russia in fifth and sixth respectively ahead of Portugal.
Scotland were held to a 1-1 draw by Canada during an international friendly on Wednesday ahead of their World Cup Qualifier with Slovenia.
Lukas Podolski signed off his international career with a sensational strike as Germany inflicted England's first defeat under Gareth Southgate with a 1-0 win in Dortmund on Wednesday.
Asia's third qualifying round for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ picks up pace as the competition passes halfway on Thursday.
French champions to offer under-fire chief a way out of his Gunners misery with chance to replace Unai Emery.
Eden Hazard, Dele Alli, Troy Deeney, Ryan Shawcross and Harry Maguire's shirts were used to present the new kit fonts on Twitter.
Numbers never tell the whole story in football, but LaLiga's facts and figures throw up some interesting names from an action-packed season so far.
The summer of 2017 is set to put Real Madrid through a number of high profile challenges as Zinedine Zidane comes up against Jose Mourinho, Pep Guardiola, and Barcelona.
The Camp Nou will be able to enjoy the talents of Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta for several more years, according to Barcelona sporting director Robert Fernandez.
Real Madrid are weighing up a move for Manchester City defender Nicolas Otamendi.
The Miami Heat’s Hassan Whiteside and the Portland Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard today were named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, March 13 through Sunday, March 19.
Teams will play in Shenzhen, Shanghai in early October.
Even if Francesco Totti's 25-year playing career with Roma comes to an end this summer, his long association with his only professional club will not.
Tottenham are at the front of the queue to sign Ross Barkley from Everton this summer.
A brace from Lionel Messi helped Barcelona down 10-man Valencia 4-2 on Sunday night at the Camp Nou.
Victory at the Estadio San Mames ensured Real Madrid built a five point lead temporarily at the top of LaLiga, yet with a run of difficult home matches to come, the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu is set to play host to the title race.
The Real Madrid defender has barely played this season and is likely to leave in the summer with the Primeira Liga giants keen on snapping him up.
Xinjiang defeated Liaoning 111-103 on Sunday in Game 5 of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) league semifinals, winning the best-of-seven series by 4-1.
Diego Godin's first-half header and second-half strikes from Antoine Griezmann and Koke steered Atletico Madrid past Sevilla on Sunday afternoon, cutting the gap to the third-placed Andalusians to just two points.
Manchester City are now 12 points behind Chelsea in the Premier League title race after a pulsating 1-1 draw with Liverpool at the Etihad on Super Sunday.
After the PSG first leg Luis Enrique's team drifted with the bookmakers but the Camp Nou miracle has given more than the Blaugrana fans something to feel optimistic about.
The Bernabéu have reached a verbal agreement with Felipe Monteiro's agent for the Porto player to reinforce Zinedine Zidane's squad next season.
Shanghai Shenhua midfielder Qin Sheng has been fined and dropped to the reserves after his stamp on Axel Witsel at the weekend.
At 13:00 CET in Nyon on Friday, Celta Vigo will be hoping to not be paired up with Manchester United in the Europa League quarter-final draw.
The Champions League quarter-final draw is upon us, and for yet another year Spanish football has proven itself to be on top, with three of the eight remaining teams coming from LaLiga.
Juan Mata's second-half goal gave Man Utd a 1-0 victory over Rostov and a 2-1 win on aggregate to send them through to the Europa League quarter final.
Manchester City crashed out of the Champions League on away goals after a 3-1 defeat (6-6 on aggregate) to Monaco in their last-16 second leg on Wednesday.
The United States have recalled veterans Clint Dempsey, Tim Howard and Geoff Cameron for upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Honduras and Panama, coach Bruce Arena announced on Wednesday.