Ascona (Switzerland) (AFP) Bastian Schweinsteiger said on Wednesday he would recover from a knee injury in time to captain Germany at the European Championship, even though it remained unclear when he would return to the pitch.
"I'm doing well, I am very confident," he told journalists at a press conference in the Swiss town of Ascona, where the German national squad has set up its training camp ahead of the tournament in France.
London (AFP) Manchester United were locked in a second day of talks with Jose Mourinho's agents on Wednesday, hammering out a deal to sweep the controversial Portuguese boss into Old Trafford.
The former Chelsea and Real Madrid manager has agreed personal terms on a three-year deal with a likely annual salary of at least £10 million ($15 million, 13 million euros) but issues remain over image rights, Sky News television reported.
Copa America preparation rolls on. With a 3-1 friendly win over Puerto Rico under itsbelt, the USA Men's National Team can really start to gel as the full 23-man roster convenes in Dallas. The next friendly in line before the Copa America starts is against a much sterner test in Ecuador.
The 23-man US roster for the Copa America was announced on Saturday at halftime of the 7-0Hudson River Beatdown (that's New York Red Bulls vs.
Paris (AFP) France said Wednesday it will deploy more than 90,000 police and security guards for Euro 2016, vowing to do "everything possible to avoid a terrorist attack" during the football tournament that starts next month.
The announcement followed chaos on Saturday at the Stade de France national stadium when smoke bombs were set off during the national cup final, sparking panic.
Madrid (AFP) Just five months into his first senior managerial role, Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane is already living up to the unenviable task of matching his credentials as one of the finest players of his generation.
Fourteen years on from the sumptuous volley that rippled a rain-soaked net at Hampden Park in Glasgow to hand Real their ninth European Cup over Bayer Leverkusen, he can become just the seventh man to win the Champions League as a player and a coach with victory over Atletico Madrid at Milan's San Siro on Saturday.
Although it hasn't been officially announced yet, Jose Mourinho is basically guaranteed to be the next manager of Manchester United following Louis Van Gaal's official departure this week. Despite winning the FA cup this season, Van Gaal's time at United was tumultuous. He created a solid defense, took United back into the Champions League for one season, and promoted several promising youth players.
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London (AFP) A breakaway European Super League is still being discussed in football's corridors of power, according to the sports executive involved when talks took place earlier this year.
Charlie Stillitano of the International Champions Cup (ICC) held discussions with Arsenal, Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool amid reports Europe's leading clubs wanted a potential competition in which they would be guaranteed to feature regardless of on-pitch results.
Paris (AFP) France's Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane has been ruled out of Euro 2016 because of a left thigh injury and will be replaced by Adil Rami, the French Football Federation (FFF) announced on Tuesday.
The FFF said in a statement that scans had confirmed the initial diagnosis of Real Madrid team doctors who estimated the player would be out of action for up to three weeks.