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World Cup 2014 Tactical Preview: France - Germany

Arguably the biggest fixture in the quarterfinal round is between two elite European sides. Germany has reached the semifinals in their last four major international tournaments, while France is aiming to improve on their Euro 2012 campaign.

Op-Ed: Champions League failure will only improve Guardiola & tiki-taka

One day you’re a hero, the next you’re a villain. That’s one of the various sub-plots that can be taken from this week’s Champions League semi-final showdowns.

Simeone's personnel changes see fearless Atletico punish Chelsea

While Jose Mourinho’s approach to Chelsea’s second leg showdown with Atletico Madrid was predictable, on paper his team selection raised a few eyebrows.

Madrid's Ancelotti employs successful system to defeat Bayern

Real Madrid’s Copa del Rey victory was arguably their biggest victory of the season, in which they combined defensive organization and swift counter-attacks to defeat Barcelona without Cristiano Ronaldo.

Jose Mourinho's reactive approach frustrates Atletico Madrid

Jose Mourinho’s team selection suggested that from a stylistic and tactical perspective, this would be dull contest between two sides that possess similar football philosophies.

Man City, PSG face Financial Fair Play sanctions: report

London - Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain both face substantial punishments for failing to comply with UEFA's Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules, British newspaper the Daily Telegraph reported on Tuesday.

Guardiola displays pros & cons as Bayern defeat Manchester United

For all the positives Pep Guardiola offers, the Spaniard’s inclination to constantly modify his sides isn’t necessarily positive.

Jose Mourinho's second half changes steer Chelsea past PSG

In a poor contest between two prestigious European giants, Jose Mourinho’s attack-minded substitutions reaped rewards as Chelsea advanced to the Champions League semi-finals.

Nissan signs UEFA Champions League sponsorship deal

Tokyo - Japanese auto giant Nissan said on Monday it has signed a four-year global sponsorship deal with the UEFA Champions League as it looks to broaden its brand appeal globally.

UEFA launches Nations League

Astana - European countries on Thursday voted to launch a Nations League tournament in 2018 to run parallel to the World Cup and European Championship.The 54 UEFA countries will be divided into divisions with promotion and relegation and offer an extra chance t...

Europe to get new League of Nations

Astana - UEFA will on Thursday approve a new "League of Nations" tournament for European countries alongside the World Cup and European Championship, officials said.

Porto squeak past Napoli despite Luis Castro's tactical naivety

Rafa Benitez was left bewildered when Martin Atkinson blew the full-time whistle at the Sao Paolo. It’s been proven on countless occasions that the best side doesn’t always win, and here, Porto reassured this notion.

Manchester United's experienced players shine against Olympiakos

With David Moyes' job under heavy scrutiny, overcoming a dynamic Olympiakos side extended the Scotsman's reign as Manchester United manager. A combination of experience, belief and togetherness guided Moyes' side into the Champions League quarter-finals.

Magical Messi mesmerizes Manchester City at the Camp Nou

Poor refereeing decisions denied Barcelona a potential two-goal lead in the first half, but Lionel Messi's second half goal ensured the Catalan side advanced to the last eight of the Champions League.

Lightning doesn't strike twice for directionless Arsenal

Dreams of replicating last year’s result at the Allianz Arena filled the air, as 3500 Arsenal supporters made the trip to Germany. However, unlike 12 months ago, Arsene Wenger’s side didn’t convert their chances.

UEFA to name financial fair play offenders in April

Seventy-six European clubs are under the microscope as UEFA prepares to bring in its financial fair play rules next season, European soccer's governing body said on Friday, adding that offend...

Olympiakos' direct running and pressing sink Manchester United

One of the few issues Manchester United supporters feared upon David Moyes’ appointment was his lack of Champions League experience.

'Stupid' rule cost Arsenal, not referee, says Platini

UEFA president Michel Platini has repeated his call for the "triple punishment" of red card, penalty and suspension to be dropped following two controversial dismissals in the Champions League this ...

Toni Kroos guides Bayern Munich past Arsenal at the Emirates

Although Bayern Munich convincingly steamrolled through Europe’s best clubs last season, Pep Guardiola’s appointment has instilled high-expectations to become the first team to successfully defend world football’s most prestigious prize.

Messi and Barcelona grab initiative as Pellegrini bemoans referee

Manchester - Manchester City coach Manuel Pellegrini has said the Swedish referee, Jonas Eriksson, favoured Barcelona in the first leg of the final 16 round of games of the Champions League.

Barcelona capitalize on Manchester City's error in Ethiad victory

Barcelona’s dominance in Europe over the past few seasons has overshadowed their cautious performances away from the Camp Nou.

Op-Ed: Benfica's direct approach exposes Porto's midfield structure

The measly margin between success and failure has haunted Benfica supporters over the past eight months — frankly, it’s become all too familiar.

Sir Alex Ferguson wanted to reclaim title before retiring

Manchester - The rivalry between Manchester City and United has raged for over 128 years with the two teams constantly battling it out on the turf. The rivalry is so deep-rooted that Old Trafford’s Sir Alex Ferguson had beef to settle before he finally retired.

UEFA president still undecided on future

The eyes of the football world will be on Dubrovnik, Croatia this month as Michael Platini will attend a UEFA conference and decide his future.

Bayern Munich defeats Dortmund in dramatic Wembley UCL final

London - In a dramatic and entertaining final, Bayern Munich triumphed over Borussia Dortmund with late goal from Arjen Robben. Bayern Munich is the Champions League champion 2013. Dortmund had a strong performance in the first half hour, with several chances.

Op-Ed: Bayern's dominance at Wembley Champions League final not a given

London - When Borussia Dortmund and FC Bayern take to the pitch at Wembley on Saturday, the outcome is not a foregone conclusion. Despite Bayern's dominance in the Bundesliga, with a 25 point lead over Dortmund, the outcome has been close in direct contests.

Op-Ed: Is the Bundesliga soccer's new superpower?

Munich - The defeat of FC Barcelona and Real Madrid by German clubs, raises the question if there is a power shift in soccer. FC Bayern's repeat appearances in the Champions League final and Dortmund's emergence during the past two years seem to indicate a shift.

Review: Champions League — Real Madrid vs Borussia Dortmund preview

Madrid - When Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund clash at the Santiago Bernabeu tonight, the Borussen will have a clear advantage after a leg 4-1 win at Signal Iduna Park last week. While Madrid seldom loses at home, can the Royals overcome this deficit?

Op-Ed: Champions League — FC Bayern Munich vs FC Barcelona preview

Munich - The top two German clubs face off against the top Spanish sides in the Champions League semi final, setting the stage for an all German or Spanish final or a final with one Spanish and German club. Bayern hosts Barca in the first semi final on Tuesday.

Champions League: Semi final pits Germans against Spaniards

Basel - Today's Champions League semi final draw could not be more perfect. It pits the best of Spain against the best Germany has to offer. Bayern Muenchen will host FC Barcelona and Dortmund hosts Real Madrid in the first leg of the semi final on April 23-24.
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