Hazard ready to face PSG - Zidane
Eden Hazard is ready to make his first start for Real Madrid in their mouthwatering Champions League opener away to Paris St Germain, coach Zinedine Zidane said on Tuesday.
Bruges already looking to Europa League ahead of Galatasaray clash
Belgium’s Club Bruges are treating their Champions League opener against Galatasaray on Wednesday as effectively a battle for a Europa League spot with powerhouses Paris St Germain and Real Madrid making up their group.
Doping - Egypt banned from weightlifting world championships: state media
Egypt has been banned from participating in the weightlifting world championships for doping offences, state media said on Tuesday, and the Egyptian Olympic Committee fears the suspension could extend to the 2020 Games in Tokyo.
Iran's female fans find soccer buzz in cafes and malls
On match days Iran's young female soccer fans cram Tehran's shopping centres and cafes, their faces painted with the Iranian flag and beaming with excitement, as they follow their national team on giant television screens alongside male fans.
Cagliari escape sanctions over Lukaku abuse
Serie A club Cagliari again escaped sanctions over alleged racist behaviour by their fans, as the league's disciplinary tribunal decided on Tuesday not to take action over monkey noises aimed at Inter Milan's Belgian forward Romelu Lukaku.
Icardi doubtful for depleted PSG against Real
The fitness of Paris St Germain forward Mauro Icardi is still in doubt for the Champions League clash with Real Madrid on Wednesday.