‘Infinite’ Pedri is Spain’s key against Modric’s Croatia

Spain’s Euro 2024 hopes have been bolstered by Pedri Gonzalez’s return to form and the Barcelona playmaker could prove crucial in their stern opening battle against Luka Modric’s dangerous Croatia.…

Ancelotti denies Real Madrid will skip Club World Cup

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti denied on Monday that the Champions League winners would refuse to play in next season’s expanded Club World Cup, claiming comments he made to an…

Nerves give way to joy as 15th European crown celebrated in Madrid

Real Madrid fans had to bite their nails before victory was sealed, but at the end the kings of Europe were back on their Champions League throne on Saturday. For…

Champions Madrid will retain same winning ‘desire’ — Ancelotti

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti said his team would be back for more silverware with the same hunger next season after claiming a record-extending 15th Champions League trophy at Wembley…

Dortmund face tough challenges after Champions League defeat

They threatened to shock Real Madrid in the Champions League final on Saturday before succumbing to a bitter 2-0 defeat at Wembley, but Borussia Dortmund face an uncertain future. The…

‘Evolving’ Vinicius picks Champions League over Ballon d’Or

The campaign for Vinicius Junior to land his first Ballon d’Or is well under way, but the Real Madrid forward has his priorities straight. Before worrying about individual accolades, the…

Madrid might stands in way of Dortmund fairytale in Champions League final

Borussia Dortmund face the acid test after a fairytale run to Saturday’s Champions League final as a star-studded Real Madrid roll into Wembley expecting to be crowned European champions for…

Ancelotti’s ‘quiet leadership’ key to his Champions League success

Real Madrid’s superstars usually grab the headlines but quietly steering the ship in the direction of Champions League success yet again is coach Carlo Ancelotti. If Real Madrid beat Borussia…

Three La Liga talking points ahead of final weekend

La Liga’s final weekend offers few potential twists with Real Madrid crowned champions, the European qualifiers and relegation battle already over. However there are still some interesting threads to follow…

Austria captain Alaba misses out on Euro 2024

Austria’s captain David Alaba was the big name missing from the Euro 2024 squad announced Tuesday by coach Ralf Rangnick. The Real Madrid centre-back has failed to recover in time…