Updated 13:44 18/01/2017

Wednesday 18/01/2017



Squad goals: Zidane says entire squad vital to success

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has insisted the whole squad is essential to any success at the club this season.

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Ranieri greets Kante with headlock

Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri greeted N'Golo Kante with a friendly headlock before the Foxes clash with Chelsea in the Premier League on Saturday


Ramos to Sampaoli: "Respect to the folks with balls, like you!"

In the press conference before the Real Madrid and Sevilla game, Jorge Sampaoli defended Sergio Ramos and the Real captain had a message for the manager of the opposition.


The other Cup of Africa

This version of the Cup of Africa is being played in the streets of the continent's towns and cities and full of young players. Some wonderful imagery captured.

African Cup of Nations

El Hadary becomes Cup of Nations' oldest ever player

Egypt goalkeeper Essam El Hadary smashed the record for the oldest player ever to appear at the Africa Cup of Nations when he came on against Mali on Tuesday.


West Ham's Ayew gets Black Stars off to winning start

The Ghana national team started their Africa Cup of Nations challenge with a single-goal victory thanks to a penalty kick from the West Ham star.


"Sergio Ramos you are the head of Madrid; give me your shirt"

A fan in Sevilla had made up a sign for her favourite Madrid man and when he handed it over she could not contain her emotions...



Jémez angry at question over his motive for managing Cruz Azul

A Maxican journalist asked the former Rayo Vallecano manager a question in poor taste following Cruz Azul's first loss of the season and the Spanish manager answered accordingly


Maradona: Higuaín in "different category" from Messi & Dybala

The Argentine spoke about his compatriots when in Italy recently and was not slow at having a go at the man who left his old club Napoli for Seria A giants, Juventus, last summer.


Juventus Logo: Social media reacts to their new look badge

Juventus unveiled a new badge on Monday and the meme-makers were working overtime to tweet, facebook and instagram on social media to mock (mostly) their work


Orellana: Berizzo was disloyal, I don't deserve this kind of exit

The Chilean attacker says that it is not the first problem Berizzo has had with players at Celta Vigo and says he does not want to leave Vigo in this manner.

Bayern Munich

Dietmar Hamman on Bayern's most important player

Dietmar Hamann, ex-German national team player and Champions League winner with Liverpool, puts the Chilean ahead of Lewandowski, Robben and Neuer.


Immobile and girlfriend get their groove on for followers

Ex-Sevilla star and his girlfriend, Jessica Melena, shared this video of them dancing and their social media accounts noticed that the pair are far from...stationary!



Flamengo determined to keep hold of Brazil starlet Vinicius

The Brazilian side are not entertaining offers for the next big thing and have bumped his release clause to 30, ahead of the under-20 Copa Sao Paulo.

Australian Open

Wozniacki relieved to break sliding scale in Melbourne

The former world number one had been knocked out in the semis, quarters, fourth, third, second and first rounds in consecutive years in Australia.


Gaitán: "I haven't lived up to Simeone's expectations so far"

The Argentina midfielder spoke to Spanish national broadcaster TVE about his time at Atlético. "Simeone was one of the main factors for move to Atlético"

FC Inter Turku

Julien Faubert's eclectic career takes another new turn

The former Real Madrid winger has been limited to international football with Martinique but has just signed for Finnish side FC Inter Turku.