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Sevilla beat Real Madrid to end their 40-game unbeaten run

Sevilla ended Real Madrid’s 40-game unbeaten run on Sunday in Spain’s top division with a 2-1 victory.

Barcelona president reassures supporters over Messi's future

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu reassured supporters on Saturday that the club would renew Leo Messi’s contract.

Benzema strike helps Madrid set unbeaten record in cup thriller

Karim Benzema's stoppage time strike helped Real Madrid set a new Spanish record of 40 games unbeaten on Thursday, in a thrilling 3-3 draw with Sevilla that saw Los Blancos reach the Copa del Rey...

Real still lead the way in UEFA financial report; big English growth

Real Madrid maintained first place in the latest Club Licensing Benchmark report by the ruling body UEFA published on Thursday, boasting revenue of 578 million euros (609 million dollars).

Report: UEFA suspends Partizan Belgrade over debts

European football's governing body UEFA has banned Serbia's multiple champions Partizan Belgrade from European competition over unpaid debts, the B92 news portal reported Wednesday.

Euro 2016 tournament in France generated $1.29 bn, study says

The Euro 2016 football tournament hosted by France over the summer had an economic impact of 1.22 billion euros (1.29 billion dollars), a study released Tuesday said.

World Cup finals expanded to 48 teams from 2026

The World Cup finals will be expanded to 48 teams from the 2026 edition, football governing body FIFA confirmed at a council meeting in Zurich on Tuesday.

Rooney equals record as Manchester United cruise into round four

Wayne Rooney equalled Manchester United's all-time goalscoring record as his side cruised into the fourth round of the FA Cup with a 4-0 win over Reading on Saturday.

Real Madrid equal record unbeaten run with easy win over Granada

Barcelona (dpa) - Real Madrid made it a record-equalling 39 games unbeaten with a 5-0 Spanish league win over Granada at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday.

Agent: Ronaldo offered 100-million salary in China

Cristiano Ronaldo has been offered a 100 million-euros (105 million dollars) salary per season by an unnamed club if he joins the Chinese Super League, according to his agent Jorge Mendes.

Leaders Chelsea win 12th straight; Manchester City up to second

Chelsea set a club record with their 12th straight Premier League win on Monday and extended their lead at the top of the table.

AC Milan win shootout against Juventus in Super Cup game

AC Milan beat Juventus in a penalty shootout after a 1-1 draw Friday, to lift their third domestic trophy this year after the Serie A league and Italian cup titles clinched in May.

Real Madrid's transfer ban cut on appeal at CAS

Madrid (dpa) - Real Madrid have had their transfer ban cut in half by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), the European champions said Tuesday.

Swedish court hears slander case filed by footballer Ibrahimovic

Lawyers for footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic claimed Monday that the former coach of Sweden's athletics team slandered the footballer during a one-day trial in a Swedish court.

Real Madrid win FIFA Club World Cup with Ronaldo hat-trick

Real Madrid beat Kashima Antlers 4-2 in extra-time to win the Club World Cup in Yokohama on Sunday with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring a hat-trick.