Premier League star arrested following sexual assault allegations 'still playing' for club

A Premier League footballer is still playing with his club despite previously being accused of raping two women and recently facing a third sexual assault allegation.

Mbappé named French team's captain after Hugo Lloris retirement

Kylian Mbappe has succeeded the retired Hugo Lloris as France captain, a source close to the team told AFP on Monday.

FIFA World Cup: Sportsmail's guide to 2026 tournament in US, Canada and Mexico

After the drama and controversy of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, the 2026 edition is set to be a big one - in more ways than one. Sportsmail looks at all the changes to the tournament.

Spain's RFEF: Ukraine's Participation in Joint Bid to Host World Cup Still Possible

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) said on Wednesday that the Spanish and Portuguese football federations were confident that Ukraine's participation in the joint bid to host the 2030 World Cup was still possible, but...

Morocco Teams Up With Spain, Portugal for 2030 FIFA World Cup Bid

In June 2018, Morocco’s hopes to host the 2026 World Cup were dashed by the United 2026 bid of the US, Canada and Mexico. Following that setback, in 2022, Moroccan Minister of Youth and Sports, Rachid Talbi Alami, announced that Rabat would submit...

Washington Mystics sign China's Li Meng to training camp contract

WASHINGTON, March 13 (Xinhua) -- WNBA side Washington Mystics announced on Monday that they have signed China's national team's star guard Li Meng to a training camp contract. Li becomes the third Chinese player to join the WNBA for the upcoming...

France thrashes England in record 53-10 win in Six Nations

On one of the darkest days in English rugby history, France put on a clinic by running in seven tries in a record 53-10 humiliation of its cross-channel rival at Twickenham in the Six Nations on Saturday. 

Diacre fired as coach of France women's football team, five months before World Cup

Corinne Diacre has been sacked as coach of the France women's team, the French Football Federation (FFF) announced on Thursday, after her position was weakened following a revolt by leading players.

PSG and Morocco football star Hakimi charged with rape by French prosecutors

Paris Saint-Germain and Morocco defender Achraf Hakimi has been charged with rape, French prosecutors told AFP on Friday. 

France’s Just Fontaine, who scored record 13 goals at 1958 World Cup, dies at 89

Just Fontaine, the all-time top scorer in a single World Cup tournament with 13 goals, has died aged 89, his family told AFP on Wednesday.

Croatia legend Luka Modric is an ex-refugee whose granddad was shot dead when he was just six but still became an icon

LUKA MODRIC has enjoyed a stunning career, including winning the Ballon d'Or title in 2018.But his upbringing could not have been tougher.When the Cro

Rio Ferdinand reveals the real reason behind Marcus Rashford's goal celebration is 'MENTALITY'

The England star has been in the most prolific form of his career, having notched 24 goals already this season, 17 of those being in the last 18 games since returning from the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Jack Grealish shares loved up snaps of his girlfriend Sasha Attwood to celebrate her birthday

Footballer Jack Grealish marked his girflriend's birthday in a series of loved-up snaps. The smitten couple have been dating since they were teenagers.

Chelsea sign Enzo Fernandez from Benfica in British record £107m deal

SAMI MOKBEL: The eye-watering swoop for Chelsea's No 1 January target headed into the last minutes of the transfer window as both clubs spent Tuesday locked in talks with over the transfer.

World Cup media rights were won by Fox with secret, inside info, says federal witness

Fox Sports used secret, inside information in 2011 to secure World Cup television rights in the United States, according to Federal Court testimony shared with The New York Times.

USMNT fills out roster for January friendlies

The U.S. men's national team called up 24 players for the annual January camp Wednesday as the buildup for the 2026 World Cup gets underway. The roster, featuring 15 active MLS players, will play friendlies against Serbia on Jan. 25 in Los...

FIFA opens proceedings against Argentina for their actions during World Cup final win over France

The global governing body has 'opened proceedings' against the Albiceleste for potentially violating several clauses of the FIFA disciplinary code during and after the showpiece event.

UK Dodged Recession in November Thanks to World Cup Drinking Binge

The UK economy faces a looming recession, with soaring inflation — caused by sanctions on Russia — and crippling energy bills prompting a wave of strikes across diverse sectors.

Didier Deschamps to stay on as France national football coach until 2026 World Cup

Didier Deschamps said on Saturday he will remain France coach until the 2026 World Cup after leading the team to the final of the last two editions.

Lionel Messi is cashing in on his World Cup success on Instagram - unlike Cristiano Ronaldo

Since he lifted the World Cup on December 18, Messi's official Instagram account, which has 414 million followers, has promoted six different brands in paid partnerships.

Punter who thought he'd won £15k off £10 World Cup bet left furious after bookies refuses to pay out

Bookmakers have refused to pay out after punter Liam Manifold, 30, from Staffordshire, tried to claim a 'life-changing' £15,000 prize after staking just £10 on a series of World Cup bets.