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Recovering Pele set to return to Brazil on Monday: advisor

Recovering Pele set to return to Brazil on Monday: advisor

Brazilian football legend Pele, who has been in hospital in Paris, will return to Brazil on Monday, his advisor told AFP on Saturday.

Pele undergoes treatment in Paris hospital

Pele undergoes treatment in Paris hospital

Football legend Pele was taken to a Paris hospital as a precaution on Wednesday after suffering from an "infection" but is "doing well", according to members of his entourage.

Ex-Fifa supremo Blatter summoned in 2006 World Cup investigation

Ex-Fifa supremo Blatter summoned in 2006 World Cup investigation

Sepp Blatter has been summoned to explain how Germany was awarded the 2006 World Cup as prosecutors in Switzerland investigate suspected corruption in the bidding process ...

No excuses as VAR set for Champions League debut

No excuses as VAR set for Champions League debut

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has warned that there will be no more excuses as Video Assistant Referees (VAR) make their debut in the Champions League starting this week.

Shipwreck hunter urges UK to urgently recover Sala's plane

Shipwreck hunter urges UK to urgently recover Sala's plane

The investigator who found the wreckage of a plane carrying Argentine footballer Emiliano Sala in the Channel called on the authorities Tuesday to urgently recover the unidentified body inside.

About one-third of Americans expected to watch football's Super Bowl

About one-third of Americans expected to watch football's Super Bowl

Millions of Americans are expected to tune in Sunday for the championship game in American football, the Super Bowl, which is one of the most-watched programmes of the year.

International football transfers exceed 7 billion dollars in 2018

International football transfers exceed 7 billion dollars in 2018

International football transfers topped 7 billion dollars for the first time in 2018, with English clubs recording the biggest negative balance of more than 1 billion dollars.

Penalty controversy as Japan stun Iran in Asian semis

Penalty controversy as Japan stun Iran in Asian semis

Japan benefited from a controversial penalty as they sent favourites Iran crashing 3-0 in the Asian Cup semi-finals to move within one win of a record-extending fifth title on Monday.

Family launch private search for missing footballer Sala

Family launch private search for missing footballer Sala

Relatives of missing Premier League player Emiliano Sala on Saturday began a private search for his plane, which disappeared over the Channel, after local police called off their own rescue mission.

Ronaldo faces multi-million tax fraud fine in Madrid court

Ronaldo faces multi-million tax fraud fine in Madrid court

Cristiano Ronaldo returned to Madrid on Tuesday for a court date in which he could be fined 18.8 million euros ($21.4 million) for tax fraud in a deal reached with the Spanish taxman.

Ghana journalist who exposed African football graft shot dead

Ghana journalist who exposed African football graft shot dead

Ghanaian police on Thursday opened an investigation after an undercover journalist who helped expose corruption in African football was shot dead.

VAR positive for La Liga, says referees committee

VAR positive for La Liga, says referees committee

VAR has had a positive impact in its first season in La Liga despite recent criticism, the Spanish Football Federation's referees committee insisted on Tuesday.