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AC Milan faces Europa League ban, says NYT report

Jun 01, 2018 - 7:58 PM

The 7-time European champions fail to convince UEFA officials that they are financially sound

PENALIZED. A New York Times report says AC Milan may be slapped with a penalty that includes a ban from continental competitions. Photo by Miguel Medina/AFP

Salah 'confident' for World Cup despite shoulder injury

May 28, 2018 - 9:30 AM

New reports claim that the Liverpool star only suffered ligament damage and may be back in action in 3 weeks

FALLING STAR. Liverpool's Mohamed Salah (right) falls with Real Madrid's Spanish defender Sergio Ramos leading to the Egyptian forward's shoulder injury. Photo by Genya Savilov/AFP

Brilliant Bale breaks Liverpool hearts as Real Madrid rules Champions League

May 27, 2018 - 8:25 AM

The Spanish giants capture their 3rd straight – and 13th overall – European Cup against a distraught Liverpool that lost star striker Mohamed Salah to injury

GLORIOUS. Real Madrid becomes the first team to win the Champions League for 3 straight years since Bayern Munich in 1976. Photo by Lluis Gene/AFP

Ronaldo shrugs off injury fears, lives for Champions League final

May 26, 2018 - 3:24 PM

The Real Madrid star seeks to join an elite group of just 10 other players to win 5 European Cups

ALL SET. Cristiano Ronaldo looks to lead Real Madrid to a 3rd straight Champions League title against Liverpool. Photo by Lluis Gene/AFP

Liverpool out to end Real Madrid streak in Champions League Final 2018

May 25, 2018 - 7:46 PM

Real Madrid bids to become the first team since 1976 to lift the European Cup for 3 straight years

SHOWDOWN. Cristiano Ronaldo and Mohamed Salah figure in a key battle when Real Madrid clashes with Liverpool in the Champions League final. Photos by Gabriel Bouys and Paul Ellis/AFP

Salah to hang around Liverpool longer – Henderson

Apr 24, 2018 - 10:02 AM

The Liverpool captain believes that Salah will not make the same decisions as Luis Suarez and Philip Coutinho who both moved to Barcelona

PLAYER OF THE YEAR. Mohamed Salah earns the Premier League's Player of the Year award with his feat of 41 goals in 46 appearances. Photo by Paul Ellis/AFP

Unstoppable Ronaldo to be sole survivor of Real's 'BBC' era

Apr 24, 2018 - 9:51 AM

Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema are starting to experience dips in their careers, as Ronaldo peaks

UNTOUCHABLE TRIO. (from left to right) The trio of Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema were once a fixture in the starting XI of Real Madrid. Photos by AFP (Bale), Javier Soriano/AFP (Ronaldo), Christophe Simon/AFP

'Referee has garbage bag instead of heart', rages Buffon

Apr 12, 2018 - 11:40 AM

Buffon, who has racked up 125 Champions League appearances but never won the competition, could not contain his frustration as Ronaldo's goal made the aggregate score 4-3

NOT HAPPILY EVER AFTER. Juventus' Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon was ejected out of the game in what might be his last Champions League game after 125 caps. Photo by Javier Soriano/AFP

Ronaldo rescues Real Madrid after sensational Juventus comeback

Apr 12, 2018 - 11:08 AM

Ronaldo's penalty kick during injury time edges Juventus on the aggregate to advance to the Champions League semis

SPAIN'S SAVIOR. Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo smiles during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg football match between Real Madrid CF and Juventus FC at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid. Photo by Javier Soriano/AFP

Salah, Firmino send Liverpool into UCL semi-finals

Apr 11, 2018 - 11:46 AM

Man City manager Guardiola watches the second half from the stands after being sent off for his protestations at the break

39TH GOAL. Liverpool's Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the UEFA Champions League second leg quarter-final football match between Manchester City and Liverpool. Photo by Paul Ellis/AFP

Roma dumps Barca out after miracle comeback

Apr 11, 2018 - 11:28 AM

Roma goes through to the UEFA Champions League semis for the first time since 1984

COMEBACK. AS Roma's Greek defender Kostas Manolas celebrates after winning the UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg football match between AS Roma and FC Barcelona. Photo by Isabella Bonotto/AFP

The week in photos: March 31-April 6, 2018

Apr 07, 2018 - 3:18 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Children look out of the window of a bus upon their arrival at the Abu al-Zindeen checkpoint near the northern Syrian town of al-Bab after Jaish al-Islam fighters and their families from the former rebel bastion's main town of Douma were evacuated from the last rebel-held pocket in Eastern Ghouta on April 3, 2018.Russia-backed regime forces have retaken control of 95 percent of Eastern Ghouta since February 18 through a combination of a deadly air and ground assault and evacuation deals. / AFP PHOTO / Nazeer al-Khatib

Two own-goals help Barca take charge of quarter-final against Roma

Apr 05, 2018 - 12:10 PM

Luis Suarez restores the 3-goal cushion with a late goal in the 87th minute

DAGGER. Barcelona's Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez (R) celebrates a goal with Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg football match between FC Barcelona and AS Roma at the Camp Nou Stadium in Barcelona. Photo by Pau Barrena/AFP

Messi, Busquets set for Barcelona return against Roma

Apr 04, 2018 - 12:08 PM

Barcelona are bidding to reach the last 4 of the Champions League for the first time in 3 years after falling at the quarter-final stage both in 2016 and 2017

RETURN. Lionel Messi and Sergio Busquets will be in better shape in Wednesday's match against Roma. Photo by Gabriel Bouys/AFP (Messi) and Jorge Guerrero/AFP (Busquets)

Lyon facing possible European ban after UEFA charges

Mar 20, 2018 - 9:28 AM

UEFA bans Lyon over the throwing of objects and the setting off of fireworks, crowd disturbances, racist behavior and blocking stairways

AGGRESSIVE. Olympique de Marseille's French midfielder Morgan Sanson (L) vies with Lyon's French midfielder Lucas Tousart (R) during the French L1 football match Marseille (OM) vs Lyon (OL). Photo by Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP

Messi hits Champions League century in emphatic Barca win over Chelsea

Mar 15, 2018 - 12:27 PM

Messi becomes only the second player to reach the milestone in Europe's premier tournament, following Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo

100. Lionel Messi's brace marks his centurial honor in the Champions League. Photo by Lluis Gene/AFP

Football's laws body approves VAR for World Cup

Mar 05, 2018 - 3:32 PM

100 days before the start of World Cup 2018 in Russia, the International Football Association Board okays the use of video assistant referee technology

Mane hits hat-trick as Liverpool crush toothless Porto

Feb 15, 2018 - 11:19 AM

Liverpool are now all but certain to reach the quarter-finals ahead of the second leg at Anfield on March 6

HAT-TRICK. Liverpool's Senegalese midfielder Sadio Mane shoots to score their fifth goal, his third during the UEFA Champions League round of sixteen first leg football match between FC Porto and Liverpool. Photo by Francisco Leong/AFP.

Ronaldo scores twice as Real Madrid take control against PSG

Feb 15, 2018 - 10:42 AM

Ronaldo sets record with 100th Champions League goal for Real

CONTROL. Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo controls the ball during the UEFA Champions League round of sixteen first leg football match Real Madrid CF against Paris Saint-Germain (PSG). Photo by Christophe Simon/AFP.

Ronaldo to go head-to-head with 'successor' Neymar

Feb 13, 2018 - 12:50 PM

If Neymar inspires PSG to victory in this tie, and then on to glory in the final in May, he will stand a good chance of ending their domination

FOOTBALL GREATS. Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar will be leading the front lines of their respective teams. Photo by Philippe Marcou/AFP (Ronaldo) and Alain Jocard/AFP (Neymar)

FIFA threatens to boot Spain out of World Cup

Dec 16, 2017 - 10:14 AM

FIFA confirms it has written to the Spanish federation warning they could be suspended form the 2018 World Cup because of political interference

IN LIMBO. Despite threats, the RFEF and the Spanish government insist that Spain would go to the World Cup in Russia. Photo by Jack Guez/AFP

A closer look at S+A's plunge into European club football

Nov 23, 2017 - 9:08 PM

ABS-CBN will show Europe's best club football on free TV. Here's why it can help boost Pinoy football.

MEN ON A MISSION. (Left to Right) Azkals manager Dan Palami, PFF general secretary Ed Gastanes, Demeter Corporation's managing director Sorrakit Lathitham, Bernard Sumayao Chairman of Triple CH Holdings, Lazarus Xavier, CEO of the PFL, and Dino Laurena, Head of Integrated Sports in ABS-CBN. Photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

Rob Gier to focus on UK coaching career after getting UEFA A license

Sep 11, 2017 - 8:40 PM

The former Azkals team captain keeps himself busy with his coaching stints for UK football teams

UEFA A. Ex-Azkal skipper Rob Gier continues to serve the football community as a coach. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Berikut hasil drawing Liga Champions Eropa 2017-2018

Aug 25, 2017 - 2:05 AM

Barcelona kembali bertemu Juventus Real Madrid di grup neraka

Foto diambil dari @ChampionsLeague/Twitter

Mourinho pleased with Man United display in defeat to Real

Aug 09, 2017 - 2:19 PM

Even in defeat Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho sees the positives of playing a team they won t see in the Premier League

GOAL. Real Madrid midfielder Isco drives the ball through Manchester United defenders in a 2-1 win in Macedonia. Photo by Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP

Real Madrid ready to face United without Ronaldo in Super Cup

Aug 07, 2017 - 11:39 AM

Coach Zinedine Zidane says He needed to rest

NO RONALDO. Amid distractions, Cristiano Ronaldo only returned to training with Manchester United this past weekend weekend. Photo by Yuri Cortez/AFP

'Young boy' Ronaldo still hungry for glory

Jun 04, 2017 - 12:56 PM

Cristiano Ronaldo has now scored 600 career goals for Real Madrid and country including 105 in the Champions League and has finished as the top scorer in the competition for the last 5 seasons

Ronaldo scores twice as Real Madrid wins Champions League again

Jun 04, 2017 - 5:07 AM

Real Madrid beats Juventus 4 1 to become first team to retain the European Cup in the Champions League era

REPEAT CHAMPIONS. Cristiano Ronaldo's two goals helped Real Madrid retain the Champions League title. Photo by Glyn Kirk/AFP

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May 24, 2017 - 4:28 PM

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Sports tighten security after Manchester attack

May 24, 2017 - 12:14 PM

Despite the Manchester attack high profile sports events will push through in Britain in the coming weeks including the FA Cup Final

TIGHTENED SECURITY. Various leagues including the UEFA, European football's governing body, say that "tight security arrangements" had long been in place. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Mengenal Bastian Schweinsteiger lebih dekat

Sep 01, 2016 - 11:35 AM

Di awal kariernya Schweinsteiger sempat dikenal dengan sifat urakan dan bandel Namun seiring waktu ia bertransformasi menjadi salah satu legenda sepak bola Jerman

Prestasi puncak Bastian Schweinsteiger selama kariernya di sepak bola adalah ketika memenangkan Piala Dunia di tahun 2014 bersama Timnas Jerman. Foto oleh Robert Michael/AFP

Ronaldo crowned UEFA Best Football Player in Europe

Aug 26, 2016 - 9:47 AM

The Real Madrid star beats out Gareth Bale and Antoine Griezmann

BEST IN EUROPE. Portuguese player Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid gives his UEFA Best Player in Europe 2015/2016 award a kiss. Photo by Sebastien Nogier/EPA

Top 5 social media Euro 2016 players, moments

Jul 13, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Who were the most mentioned players on Facebook and Twitter?

France's Euro 2016 loss an 'immense disappointment' - coach

Jul 11, 2016 - 6:31 AM

France coach Didier Deschamps says his team wasted a big chance to become Euro 2016 champions a record equaling third time

AGONY OF DEFEAT. France couldn't capitalize on the absence of Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo. Photo by Etienne Laurent/EPA

Portugal wins Euro 2016 title as Eder's extra-time goal downs France

Jul 11, 2016 - 5:38 AM

Eder s extra time goal gives Portugal its first ever European Championship title despite Ronaldo exiting early with an injury

EXTRA TIME HERO. Eder scored the game's lone goal in the 109th minute. Photo by Patrik Stollarz/AFP

WATCH: Tearful Ronaldo stretchered out of Euro 2016 final

Jul 11, 2016 - 3:41 AM

Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo cries tears of sorrow after being injured and later tears of joy after winning the European title

INJURY. Cristiano Ronaldo was emotional after leaving the Euro 2016 final early due to injury. Photo by Srdjan Suki/EPA

Hasil lengkap babak penyisihan grup UEFA Euro 2016

Jun 23, 2016 - 8:08 AM

Siapa yang terbaik di Benua Eropa?

Fans rusuh, UEFA denda Federasi Sepakbola Rusia 150 ribu Euro

Jun 14, 2016 - 6:23 PM

UEFA jatuhkan denda pada Federasi Sepakbola Rusia setelah suporternya terlibat baku hantam dengan suporter Inggris setelah laga euro 2016 di Marseille Prancis

Seorang fans Inggris melempari polisi anti hura-hara saat bentrok antara suporter Inggris dan Rusia di Stadion Marseille, Perancis, Sabtu, 11 Juni 2016. Korban luka-luka mencapai 35 oran. EPA/GUILLAUME HORCAJUELO

UEFA set to punish Russia for fan violence

Jun 14, 2016 - 3:05 PM

Amid mounting accusations against Russian fans UEFA charges the Russian Football Union over the disturbances racist chanting and fireworks thrown at the Marseille stadium

Fans watch the UEFA EURO 2016 group C preliminary round match between Germany and Ukraine at the fan zone in Lille, France, 12 June 2016. Photo by THIBAULT VANDERMERSCH/EPA

Italy celebrates on road to redemption at Euro 2016

Jun 14, 2016 - 2:30 PM

Italy kicks off its Euro 2016 campaign with a 2 0 victory over Belgium Defending champion Spain also beats Czech Republic while Sweden draws Ireland

VICTORY. Players of Italy celebrate the 2-0 during the UEFA EURO 2016 group E preliminary round match between Belgium and Italy. Photo by MAST IRHAM/EPA

UEFA threatens Russia, England disqualification over fan clashes

Jun 13, 2016 - 11:25 AM

European football s governing body issues the warning as German hooligans became the latest to join street battles that have marred Euro 2016

England's supporters react as they watch on a giant screen the Euro 2016 football match between England and Russia on June 11, 2016 in a fan zone in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Geoffroy Van Der Hasselt / AFP

Wales star Gareth Bale hurts fan with wayward shot

Jun 12, 2016 - 12:33 PM

The Real Madrid star was practicing free kicks in the warm up when one wayward shot struck a man sitting behind the goal square in the face

Gareth Bale of Wales (R) in action during the UEFA EURO 2016 group B preliminary round match between Wales and Slovakia. Photo by ARMANDO BABANI/EPA

Euro 2016: Late Russia equalizer deals blow to England hopes

Jun 12, 2016 - 12:13 PM

Russian captain Vasili Berezutski rises to meet a cross and sends a looping header into the net just 3 minutes before the final whistle

EQUALIZER. Russia's Vasili Berezutski (up) scores the 1-1 equalizer during the UEFA EURO 2016 group B preliminary round match between England and Russia. Photo by  TOLGA BOZOGLU/EPA

Violence back to haunt football at Euro 2016

Jun 12, 2016 - 10:07 AM

UPDATED An England football supporter is fighting for his life after clashes with Russian fans in the French city of Marseille as football s plague of violence hit the Euro 2016 tournament

England's supporters react as they watch on a giant screen the Euro 2016 football match between England and Russia on June 11, 2016 in a fan zone in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Geoffroy Van Der Hasselt / AFP

Payet stunner rescues France in Euro 2016 opener

Jun 11, 2016 - 5:26 AM

Dimitri Payet s stunning 25 meter strike a minute from time got hosts France off to a winning start against Romania

WINNER. France's forward Dimitri Payet celebrates after scoring the 2-1 goal during the Euro 2016 group A football match between France and Romania. Photo by Franck Fife/AFP

Four reasons Pinoy football fans should be excited for Euro 2016

Jun 10, 2016 - 1:29 PM

The quadrennial European football championship is coming into your living room this month Here s why you shouldn t miss it

PINOY ROOTS. David Alaba, a half-Filipino player for Bayern Munich, will represent Austria at Euro 2016. Photo by Angelika Warmuth/EPA

Ronaldo brims with pride after Real Madrid Champions League success

May 29, 2016 - 2:59 PM

With 16 goals in the Champions League this year Cristiano Ronaldo finishes the top scorer for the second time after his 17 goal haul in 2014

CHAMP AGAIN. Real's Cristiano Ronaldo poses with the trophy after winning the UEFA Champions League Final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid at the Giuseppe Meazza stadium in Milan, Italy. Photo by DANIEL DAL ZENNARO/EPA

Real Madrid beats Atletico on penalties to win Champions League final

May 29, 2016 - 9:15 AM

Real Madrid is crowned kings of Europe for an 11th time with a 5 3 penalties victory in Italy

KINGS OF EUROPE. Real Madrid wins its 11th Champions League title, and its second in 3 years. Photo by Olivier Morin/AFP

LIVE BLOG: Final Liga Champions 2016 - Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid

May 28, 2016 - 10:34 PM

Dua klub asal kota Madrid Spanyol akan bertarung dalam babak final Liga Champions musim 2015 2016 Siapa yang menjadi tim terbaik Eropa tahun ini?

Playing in Champions League final like losing virginity, says Madrid's Ramos

May 25, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Sergio Ramos whose Real Madrid side faces Atletico Madrid in Saturday s Champions League final was really excited about his first time

YOU ALWAYS REMEMBER YOUR FIRST TIME. Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos has fond memories of popping his Champions League final cherry. Photo by Jose Sena Goulao/EPA