CNN World Sport interviews former India football coach and Olympian on a new Indian Football League.
Former Dutch international Ronald De Boer says that the Netherlands are feeling confident as they prepare to take on Spain in the World Cup final.
Dutch football legend Ronald De Boer assesses the Netherlands' chances in the World Cup final.
Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon will be sidelined for three months following successful back surgery in Milan.
I knew every last American had been touched by the World Cup when my father-in-law told me how much he enjoyed "the first few innings" of the Brazil-Ivory Coast match.
Italy's World Cup captain Fabio Cannavaro has made a surprise decision to end his career in Dubai.
Leonardo left his position as AC Milan coach on a high on Saturday night, as the Brazilian guided the Rossoneri to a comfortable 3-0 Serie A victory over Juventus.
English Premier League side Fulham launched a stunning comeback to send two-time European champions Juventus out of the Europa League on Thursday.
Ronaldo de Assis Moreira, better known as Ronaldinho, is World Soccer's Player of the Decade. Based on the votes cast by readers in the 10 annual votes between 2000 and '09, the Brazilian -- who was our World Player of the Year in '04 and '05 -- is the outstanding performer of the past 10 years.
Italian title hopefuls Juventus suffered another setback with a 3-1 defeat at Bari on Saturday night, coming on the heels of the Turin giants' European exit.
The captain of the Italian national football team, Fabio Cannavaro, has hit out at his treatment at the hands of the world's media after being cleared of doping by the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI).
Fabio Cannavaro is to join the Italian national squad on Sunday for their World Cup qualifier against Cyprus next week, despite being under the cloud of a drug test controversy.
CNN's Pedro Pinto and Gazzetta dello Sport's Giancarlo Galavotti discuss the teams in this season Serie A football league.
The new Italian Serie A season kicks off with the first round of fixtures this weekend -- Fanzone details what to expect from the forthcoming campaign:
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Italian giants Juventus have completed the signing of Brazil playmaker Diego from German Bundesliga club Werder Bremen in a $34 million deal.
Real Madrid were jeered off by unhappy fans at the Bernabeu on Sunday night after their final Primera Liga home match of the season ended in a disappointing 3-1 defeat at the hands of Mallorca.
Italy captain Fabio Cannavaro is rejoining Juventus after three years at Real Madrid, the Serie A club announced on their Web site on Tuesday.
Diego Forlan dented Real Madrid's title challenge on Saturday when he earned city rivals Atletico a 1-1 draw at the Bernabeu -- allowing Barcelona to extend their Primera Liga lead to six points.
Juande Ramos made a winning debut as coach of Real Madrid, as Raul Gonzalez scored twice to give the Spanish champions a comfortable 3-0 Champions League Group H win over Zenit St Petersburg.
Alessandro Del Piero and Amauri scored early in each half as Serie A hopes Juventus grabbed the lead in their Champions League group with a vital 2-1 home win against Real Madrid.
Italian defender Andrea Barzagli has had a successful knee operation after suffering a training injury during the Euro 2008 finals.
If it's international-tournament time, that means Spain is officially on red alert. For all of the quality players and international prestige Spain has earned over the years, its national team still can't win when it counts. Its best finish at the World Cup was way back in 1950, when La Furia Roja finished fourth.
Euro 2008 is upon us and all the talk about who will win and who will be the star of the tournament has begun. Everyone seems to have an opinion, so why can't I?
SI.com's Gabriele Marcotti is in Switzerland and Austria for the 2008 European Championship. Here's his primer for the tournament.
Real Madrid clinched the Spanish championship for the second successive season with a dramatic 2-1 victory at Osasuna on Sunday night.
Spanish leaders Real Madrid suffered a shock 2-0 defeat away to La Liga newcomers Almeria on Saturday night, giving second-placed Barcelona hope that the title race is not yet over.
Ruud van Nistelrooy's 54th minute strike sent Real Madrid seven points clear of closest rivals Barcelona at the top of the Spanish Primera Liga.
It's that time of the year when attention turns to the annual individual player awards.
Top footballers could shun Italian clubs and look to play in Spain or England in preference if soccer-related violence continues says Valencia's international striker Fernando Morientes.
Italy national coach Roberto Donadoni has left Cristiano Lucarelli in his squad for next Saturday's crucial Euro 2008 qualifier in Scotland.
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Holder Fabio Cannavaro is among five Italians vying for the FIFA's world player of the year accolade to be awarded in Switzerland on 17 December.
World Cup winners Italy, humbled 3-1 by Hungary in a friendly on Wednesday, will face France in next month's Euro 2008 qualifier without defender Marco Materazzi.
World champions Italy produced a lackluster performance and slumped to a 3-1 defeat against Hungary in an international friendly on Wednesday.
Of all the players who might have been expected to play a starring role in Real Madrid's Spanish championship decider on Sunday against Real Mallorca -- the departing galacticos David Beckham or Roberto Carlos, Dutch striker Ruud van Nistelrooy, whose goals had carried Madrid to the brink of the title, club captain and icon Raul or world footballer of the year Fabio Cannavaro -- Jose Antonio Reyes was unlikely to have featured on many lists.
Of all Real Madrid's 30 Spanish titles, the one they clinched last weekend was perhaps the most hard-fought and the most savored.
Spanish football fans dismayed by their country's failure to produce a single Champions League semifinalist for the second time in three years do at least have the distraction of an enthralling battle for the Liga title to look forward to.
David Beckham's injury layoff continued as he was again left out of the Real Madrid squad for their Primera Liga clash with Osasuna on Sunday.
Manchester United are the richest team in world football and Ronaldinho the highest-earning player, according to a survey by Forbes magazine.
Real Madrid coach Fabio Capello is facing an uncertain future after his side's elimination from the Champions League by Bayern Munich.
David Beckham will be sidelined for at least a month of his remaining time at Real Madrid after damaging the lateral ligament in his right knee.
Fabio Cannavaro was sent off in the 83rd minute as Real Madrid were held 1-1 away to neighbors Atletico Madrid.
When Real Madrid hired Fabio Capello last summer, it was looking for a "sure thing" -- a big-name coach who would cut through the B.S., tame the Galácticos (or what was left of them) and deliver some kind of silverware. Any kind.
Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini has revealed the club are willing to sell talented central defender Andrea Barzagli if the price is right.
Sevilla finished the year on a high, a 4-0 win over Deportivo Coruna on Wednesday ensuring they remain top of the Primera Liga over the Christmas break.
Italy's World Cup-winning captain Fabio Cannavaro added another trophy to his haul on Monday when he was named 2006 FIFA World Player of the Year.
Sevilla took advantage of Barcelona's absence at the Club World Cup to reclaim top spot in the Primera Liga with a 3-1 win at Recreativo Huelva.
Fabio Cannavaro, who captained Italy to victory at the World Cup, has been named World Soccer's World Player of the Year -- only the second defender to win the honor in the awards' 25-year history.
Ronaldo scored two goals in the last four minutes to earn Real Madrid a 2-2 draw against Dynamo Kyiv in their final Champions League Group E match on Wednesday.
Italian World Cup-winning skipper Fabio Cannavaro, Brazilian ace Ronaldinho and former French captain Zinedine Zidane have been shortlisted for the prestigious FIFA world player of the year award.
Italy captain Fabio Cannavaro has been named European Footballer of the Year on Monday, beating international team-mate Gianluigi Buffon and France and Arsenal striker Thierry Henry into second and third.
Gregory Coupet saved a last-gasp penalty to earn Lyon a 2-2 draw at Real Madrid that ensured the French side will progress to the last 16 of the Champions League as winners of Group E.
Real Madrid turned in a superb performance, striking twice in each half, to beat Steaua Bucharest 4-1 in their pivotal Champions League Group E match on Tuesday.
Arsenal's Jose Antonio Reyes has finally got the move of his dreams by joining Real Madrid on loan for the remainder of the season.
Real Madrid central defender Jonathan Woodgate has confirmed he will play on loan in England this season in an attempt to get regular games and prove that he has overcome his long-standing injury problems.
Juventus have failed to persuade Italy's football federation to repeal their relegation to the second division following a match-fixing trial, the club said in a statement on Friday.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is ready to take legal action to secure his release from demoted Juventus, the player's agent said on Thursday.
Real Madrid have finally clinched the transfer of Dutch striker Ruud van Nistelrooy from Manchester United, the Spanish Primera Liga side announced on Thursday.
Czech international Pavel Nedved has pledged his future to scandal-plagued Italian giants Juventus, vowing to stay with the club next season despite their relegation to Serie B.
Brazil international midfielder Emerson has become the second player to complete his move to Real Madrid from troubled Juventus this week after signing a three-year contract.
Italy's World Cup-winning captain Fabio Cannavaro completed his move to Real Madrid on Tuesday when he signed a three-year contract.
Real Madrid are targeting another three signings following the arrival of Juventus pair Emerson and Fabio Cannavaro, coach Fabio Capello has said.
New Juventus coach Didier Deschamps has admitted it is practically impossible for the Italian giants to regain their Serie A place at the first attempt after their match-fixing demotion.
Italy's World Cup team returned home on Monday as an entire nation gave them a triumphant heroes' welcome.
Zinedine Zidane has been named the World Cup's outstanding player despite his sending off for headbutting an opponent in France's penalty shootout defeat by Italy in Sunday's final.
British fashion designer Neil Barrett will be paying close attention to what the Italian football team is wearing this Sunday when they play in the World Cup final -- he designed their uniforms.
Former Juventus star Gianluca Pessotto remained in a stable but "very, very serious" condition on Wednesday after his mysterious plunge from a balcony at the team's headquarters.
Italian tax police searched the offices of Serie A champions Juventus, already reeling from allegations of match-fixing, and the homes of two of their top players on Thursday.
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A Fabio Cannavaro double helped Juventus to a 2-1 home win over Empoli to restore an eight point lead at the top of Serie A over Inter Milan.
Inter's star striker Adriano was carried off unconscious after scoring the opening goal in their 4-1 home win over Empoli which keeps up their pursuit of leader Juventus in Serie A on Wednesday.
Italy coach Marcello Lippi has named a 23-man squad for the friendlies against Netherlands on November 12 and Ivory Coast on November 16.
Italy and AC Milan defender Alessandro Nesta has been ruled out for at least a month with a hand injury.
Inter Milan owner Massimo Moratti says his club are in talks with Real Madrid over signing Argentine defender Walter Samuel and Portuguese forward Luis Figo.
Italy strengthened their chances of reaching the World Cup finals by drawing 0-0 with closest rivals Norway in a qualifying game with few chances.
Juventus defender Fabio Cannavaro, currently at the center of a drug controversy in Italy, headed home the first goal in a 2-1 Serie A victory over Bologna which kept the Turin team level on points with league leaders AC Milan.
Liverpool secured a 0-0 draw at Juventus to reach the Champions League semi-finals 2-1 on aggregate after their win at Anfield last week.
A rare Fabio Cannavaro header handed Juventus a strong chance of making the last four of the Champions League despite a 2-1 loss on an emotional night at Liverpool on Tuesday.
AC Milan players Gennaro Gattuso and Giuseppe Pancaro both declined to take optional blood tests following Sunday's Serie A fixture against Roma.
Italy captain Fabio Cannavaro and midfielder Mauro Camoranesi have been ruled out of Wednesday's crunch Group Five World Cup qualifier at home to Belarus.
Juventus have signed Italy international defender Fabio Cannavaro from Serie A rivals Inter Milan for a fee of 10 million euros.
Real Madrid are poised to sign Newcastle United defender Jonathan Woodgate with his club manager Sir Bobby Robson saying the offer was too good to refuse.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic struck a late goal to give Sweden a battling 1-1 draw with a vastly-improved Italy side in an absorbing Group C clash on Friday.
Italy coach Giovanni Trapattoni says Wednesday's 2-1 win at Euro 2004 hosts Portugal proved his side were among the favorites for the title in June.
Inter Milan midfielder Cristiano Zanetti and Parma defender Marcello Castellini have pulled out of Italy's trip to face Euro 2004 hosts Portugal on Wednesday.
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