Four leagues that failed even after big Saudi-like spending - from Russia to the MLS

With the advent of the Saudi Pro League and the hundreds of millions they spend on players, Daily Star Sport takes a look at other football leagues...
DAILY STAR 15 hours ago

UEFA bosses point to Ukraine's softening stance to calm unease over Russia decision

European football chiefs will seek to quell a rift over the ending of the blanket ban on Russian teams by highlighting how Ukraine's government...
SKY NEWS Sep 29

World’s richest man Bernard Arnault investigated for ‘money laundering’ over ski resort deal with Russian oligarch

FRENCH billionaire tycoon Bernard Arnault and Russian oligarch Nikolai Sarkisov are being investigated for alleged money laundering. Cops are...
THE SCOTTISH SUN Sep 29

Ukraine urges other nations to boycott playing Russia after Uefa decision

Uefa has announced a reinstatement of Russian teams to under-17 competitions
THE INDEPENDENT Sep 29

Former Celtic flop finds new club aged 26 after being left unemployed in the summer

CHARLY MUSONDA has finally found his next team after being left without a club in the summer. The former Celtic flop looks set to join Cypriot...
THE SCOTTISH SUN Sep 28

Newcastle fans warned by ex-rival that Saudi owners could rip soul out of club, and still be there in a THOUSAND years

NEWCASTLE fans have been warned their Saudi owners could rip the “soul” out of Toon once the “honeymoon” is over. Former Sunderland owner Sir...
THE SCOTTISH SUN Sep 28

The Times view on Uefa letting Russian juniors compete: Foul Up

European football’s leaders have again miscalculated in admitting Russian teenagers while their Ukrainian counterparts are raped and killed
THETIMES.CO.UK Sep 28

Agent of Russian top flight player hints at Arsenal talks

Arsenal’s extensive scouting network spans nearly every league in the world, allowing the club to discover and recruit talent from various...
JUSTARSENAL.COM Sep 28

FAI react to UEFA decision to readmit Russia to international competition at U17 level

UEFA made the call on Wednesday to allow Russian teams at Under-17 level back onto international stage.
IRISH MIRROR Sep 28

Chelsea owners following Roman Abramovich blueprint despite dressing room backlash

Former Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich used to visit the dressing room after matches, with Steve Sidwell revealing the Russian would "glare" at...
MIRROR Sep 28

Agent quips over Man Utd, Arsenal transfer 'negotiations' for classy attacking midfielder

The agent of Russian attacking midfielder Ilzat Akhmetov has joked that Arsenal and Manchester United could be options for the FC Krasnodar player...
TEAMTALK Sep 28

36-cap midfielder who held summer talks with Nottingham Forest now snubbed for cup final

Nottingham Forest could have another chance to sign Jhegson Mendez in January. In recent weeks clubs in Turkey and Russia have seen bids rejected...
NOTTINGHAM FOREST NEWS Sep 28

Chelsea legend warns club they could ‘create next De Bruyne or Mo Salah’ if they sell struggling flop

CHELSEA legend Pat Nevin has warned the Blues they could create the next Kevin de Bruyne or Mo Salah if they sell struggling forward Mykhailo...
THE SCOTTISH SUN Sep 28

Agent says he’s ‘negotiating' with Arsenal and Manchester United – Transfer looks on cards for next summer

Ilzat Akhmetov's agent has joked that Arsenal and Manchester United could be options for the FC Krasnodar player next year. The forward has a...
SPORT WITNESS Sep 28

Ukrainian teams set to boycott UEFA competitions after European governing body lifts ban on Russian youth teams amid conflict between two nations

Ukrainian football teams are set to boycott UEFA competitions after the governing body lifted a ban on Russian youth sides.
GOAL.COM Sep 27

Ukraine, England and Poland's U-17 football teams won't play Russia despite UEFA lifting ban

UEFA argued that a “generation of minors” was being deprived of the right to compete.
THE JOURNAL (IE Sep 27

Sky Sports journalist Kaveh Solhekol brings update on potential English FA clash with UEFA over Russian U-17 side participating in Europe (Video)

UEFA are currently making an attempt to reintegrate Russian Under-17 sides in their competitions. However, the English FA, along with several other...
SOCCERNEWS.COM Sep 27

Ukraine urges Uefa to reconsider Russia decision and will boycott tournaments

UAF condemns Uefa's plans to readmit Russia Under-17s teams FA backs Ukraine and says England will not play against Russia Ukraine has said it...
THE GUARDIAN Sep 27

Agent jokes that 25-year-old ace is in talks to join Man United for free

Speculation over the future of FC Krasnodar star Ilzat Akhmetov is sparking plenty of headlines in Russia with his overworked agent joking that the...
UNITED IN FOCUS Sep 27

Aris Limassol boss criticises players ahead of Rangers clash

The Belarussian feels his side can play a lot better.
GLASGOW TIMES Sep 27

England 'will STILL oppose playing Russian teams' despite UEFA partially lifting ban to allow the nation's Under 17 sides to play matches following the country's invasion of Ukraine last year

UEFA announced they would ease the ban to enable Russian youngsters to play and develop - insisting it was 'aware that children should not be...
DAILY MAIL ONLINE Sep 27

Chelsea legend Shevchenko made advisor to Ukraine war leader Zelensky – while Putin cosies up to ex club boss Abramovich

CHELSEA superstar Andriy Shevchenko has been promoted to an aide to Ukrainian President Zelenskyy, while his former Chelsea boss Roman Abramovich...
THE SUN Sep 27

New UEFA ruling opposed by The FA after controversial U-turn on blanket ban

The Football Association will continue to ensure English outfits do not meet Russian teams in any competitions despite UEFA softening their stance
IRISH MIRROR Sep 27

From Lucas Moura to Luka Modric – 62 ex-Tottenham players and managers have won 193 trophies since 2008

Harry Kane will be desperate to win trophies at Bayern Munich this season having finally left Tottenham in pursuit of silverware. Kane was in the...
TALKSPORT Sep 27

England to oppose new UEFA rule after controversial U-turn on blanket ban

The Football Association will continue to ensure English outfits do not meet Russian teams in any competitions despite UEFA softening their stance
MIRROR Sep 27

Chink of football light for Russia as UEFA opens door again to under-17s

NYON: England UEFA has lifted its blanket ban on Russia’s participation in its competitions to allow under-17s fixtures. The executive committee of...
KEIRRADNEDGE.COM Sep 26

England will oppose playing Russian sides after UEFA lifts blanket ban

England will oppose playing matches against Russian football teams after UEFA lifted its blanket ban on the country competing in its competitions...
SKY NEWS Sep 26

UEFA eases ban on Russian teams entering its competitions with U17 sides permitted to play in plain kit

UEFA has eased its ban on Russian teams entering its competitions, with U17 sides allowed to return to competition.
GOAL.COM Sep 26

Everton owner received £400m from Alisher Usmanov companies, documents suggest

Exclusive: Questions arise over ties between Farhad Moshiri and tycoon, before he was put under sanctions The Everton Football Club owner, Farhad...
THE GUARDIAN Sep 26

Uefa ends blanket ban on Russian teams by allowing under-17 sides to compete

All Russian teams barred since invasion of Ukraine last year Aleksander Ceferin rules out further softening of ban Uefa has decided to end its...
THE GUARDIAN Sep 26

UEFA set to reinstate Russian youth teams

UEFA has said it will explore options for Russia's youth teams to return to competition for the first time since the country's invasion of Ukraine.
ESPNFC.COM Sep 26

UEFA partially LIFTS ban on Russian teams 18 months after their invasion of Ukraine as Under 17 teams are allowed back into competitions... but will play without national team colours or anthem and on neutral territory

The governing body was swift to hand down a total ban on both national and club sides in the wake of Russian aggression 18 months ago, with FIFA...
DAILY MAIL ONLINE Sep 26

Russia to return to Uefa competitions as ban lifted on Under-17s teams

Russian teams have been banned from Uefa competitions since the invasion of Ukraine in February 2022
THE INDEPENDENT Sep 26

Ex-Rangers boss Dick Advocaat set to come out of retirement for a FIFTH time

DICK ADVOCAAT looks set to come out of retirement for the FIFTH time as the 75-year-old ponders an offer to take charge of Caribbean island...
THE SCOTTISH SUN Sep 26

Roman Abramovich flew me on his private jet after I broke my leg and ankle at Chelsea – the women were unbelievable

WAYNE BRIDGE has revealed the moment that former Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich flew him on his private jet. The former Chelsea star was given a...
THE SUN Sep 26

World’s most idle athletes taking part in ‘Festival of Laziness’ spend over a MONTH in bed competing for cash prize

AT Montenegro’s “Festival of Laziness”, idle athletes have spent over a month in bed hoping to be crowned the country’s “laziness citizen”. The...
THE SCOTTISH SUN Sep 25

World's most idle athletes taking part in ‘Festival of Laziness’ spend over a MONTH in bed competing for cash prize

AT Montenegro’s “Festival of Laziness”, idle athletes have spent over a month in bed hoping to be crowned the country’s “laziness citizen”. The...
THE SUN Sep 25

Everton ‘could be forced to SELL Jordan Pickford in January transfer’ as Premier League prepares huge takeover decision

EVERTON could be forced to sell one of their big name players if their takeover is blocked. Toffees owner Farhad Moshiri had agreed to sell the...
THE SCOTTISH SUN Sep 24

Thiago Silva a ‘demanding’ figure at Chelsea and veteran defender can ‘sulk’ if expectations not met

Chelsea defender Thiago Silva is reported to be prone to ‘sulking’ if his high standards are not being met. The Brazilian centre-back has been a...
TALKSPORT Sep 22

Massive explosions hit Putin’s Black Sea navy HQ in Crimea after ‘Storm Shadow missile strike by Ukraine’

A SUSPECTED Ukrainian Storm Shadow missile attack struck the navy headquarters of Russia’s Black Sea fleet today. Footage shows black smoke...
THE SCOTTISH SUN Sep 22

Massive explosions hit Putin's Black Sea navy HQ in Crimea after ‘Storm Shadow missile strike by Ukraine'

A SUSPECTED Ukrainian Storm Shadow missile attack struck the navy headquarters of Russia’s Black Sea fleet today. Footage shows black smoke...
THE SUN Sep 22

Putin’s top nuke sub commander shot dead after truck is riddled with bullets on peacekeeping mission in Azerbaijan

PUTIN’S top nuke submarine force commander has been killed after a car packed with Russian peacekeepers came under fire. Captain Ivan Kovgan...
THE SCOTTISH SUN Sep 22

Roman Abramovich amassed one of the world's most impressive private stores of modern art | Jonathan Jones

The Guardian's art critic examines the collection assembled by the oligarch and his ex-wife Dasha Zhukova, which includes Freuds, Picassos and...
THE GUARDIAN Sep 22

Five Bulgarian nationals accused of ‘spying for Russia’ as they face conspiracy to conduct espionage

FIVE Bulgarian nationals have today been accused of spying for Russia. The Crown Prosecution Service today revealed the group are looking to be...
THE SUN Sep 21

Forgotten Premier League midfielder arrested in connection with assault of former partner

FORMER Premier League footballer Ognjen Koroman has been arrested on suspicion of assaulting his ex-partner, according to reports. The Serbian...
THE SUN Sep 21

Ukraine's awkward allies: the far-right Russians fighting on Kyiv's side

Notorious former football hooligan Denis Nikitin runs a controversial unit actively engaged alongside Ukraine forces Russia-Ukraine war – latest...
THE GUARDIAN Sep 21

Blast sparks oil depot blaze near Putin’s Sochi resort as ‘Olympics city hit by Ukraine kamikaze drones for first time’

A MASSIVE explosion rocked an oil depot near Putin’s palace on the Black Sea today. Shocking footage showed huge flames and thick black smoke...
THE SCOTTISH SUN Sep 20

UEFA urged to act with Russian-owned Gazprom set to return to Champions League screens for first time since Ukraine invasion with Man City's opponents Red Star Belgrade still sponsored by the oil giants

Following Russia's invasion of Ukraine in 2022, Gazprom was dropped as the official sponsor for the UEFA Champions League, with Russian clubs also...
DAILY MAIL ONLINE Sep 19

Zelenskiy to address UN general assembly for first time since start of Russia-Ukraine war – live updates

Ukrainian president, US president Joe Biden, Brazil's president Lula to speak amid hopes 77th annual summit will focus on global development The...
THE GUARDIAN Sep 19

UEFA urged to act with Russian oil company still sponsoring Champions League club

The Champions League returns to our screens on Tuesday night – and so will Gazprom, the Russian state-owned oil company which sponsors Manchester...
MIRROR Sep 19

Forgotten World Cup stadium where 34k saw England ‘sinks into SWAMP after being handed to minnows who can’t fill stands’

A ONCE impressive stadium that hosted the 2018 World Cup has been relegated to lower league games after appearing to sink into a swamp. The £225...
THE SUN Sep 18

Fans say ‘long live Mexico’ as country’s sexiest fan Yanet Garcia risks Instagram ban by going topless with a sombrero

YOU have to take your hat off to Yanet Garcia. The Mexico super-supporter and OnlyFans model covered her topless body with just a sombrero in her...
THE SUN Sep 16

I’m an international football manager dreaming of reaching the World Cup – but I also work as a dentist

HEIMER HALLGRIMSSON is using his wisdom as Jamaica’s head coach – when he is not pulling out wisdom teeth in his other job as a dentist. The...
THE SCOTTISH SUN Sep 16

“Messi Is Like Federer”: Daniil Medvedev Says Ronaldo Can’t Do What Argentine Does

Daniil Medvedev has had his say on the age-old debate of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. The Russian has compared Messi to Roger Federer....
THE SPORTSRUSH Sep 15

Ex-Chelsea target Arsen Zakharyan takes brutal swipe at Blues and reveals why he rejected them as fans call it ‘painful’

FORMER Chelsea target Arsen Zakharyan has taken a brutal swipe at the Blues leaving fans stunned by “painful” jibe. The West London club had...
THE SCOTTISH SUN Sep 14

“More interesting” – Player reveals why he chose another club over Chelsea, journalist was involved in negotiations.

Russian midfielder Arsen Zakharyan has revealed he joined Real Sociedad over Chelsea as he found the Spanish side “more interesting”. AS cover the...
SPORT WITNESS Sep 14

Crumbling World Cup stadium where England began iconic run to semis left with gaping HOLE after floods sparked landslide

JUST weeks after England opened up their iconic 2018 World Cup campaign, the stadium they beat Tunisia 2-1 in was already starting to crumble. In...
THE SUN Sep 14

Russian fighter jet tried to shoot down British spy plane carrying 30 crew firing two missiles at jet

A RUSSIAN fighter jet tried to shoot down a British spy plane off the coast of Ukraine carrying 30 crew members. The pilot fired two missiles at...
THE SUN Sep 14

Woman savaged by shark and left needing arm amputated after bloody attack while swimming in Red Sea near Sharm el-Sheikh

A TOURIST was amputated after she was mauled by a shark at a popular Red Sea beach.  Beach-goers fled from the sea after the attack at resort...
THE SCOTTISH SUN Sep 14

Real Madrid star Dani Carvajal hits back at 'totally false' claims over his conduct at the 2018 Russia World Cup

Pena shared details about the players' alleged conduct on nights out at the tournament in a little-seen YouTube interview in 2022, but the...
DAILY MAIL ONLINE Sep 13

OLIVER HOLT: Every time England's Harry Maguire defies the mob, my admiration for him grows and he is one of the best defenders of the current generation despite his vilification

It was Jamie Vardy who coined the nickname for Harry Maguire. Sometime before the 2018 World Cup in Russia, Vardy referred to Maguire,...
DAILY MAIL ONLINE Sep 13

Santos exec admits club are already thinking of Alfredo Morelos ‘future dividend’ – just days after ex-Rangers ace joins

ALFREDO MORELOS didn’t net Rangers the big cash profit they were hoping for when he left the club. And despite only joining Santos last week,...
THE SCOTTISH SUN Sep 13

Cristiano Ronaldo's ex seen leaving Tom Brady's apartment in same clothes the day after

Russian model Irina Shayk, the former girlfriend of Cristiano Ronaldo, has been spotted entering and leaving Tom Brady's New York City apartment in...
DAILY STAR Sep 13

Rangers safe as Europa League rivals strike deal for reported £16m wildcard

Rangers' Europa League rivals AEL Limassol have announced the signing of Russian striker Aleksander Kokorin – but the deal comes too late for the...
RANGERS NEWS Sep 13

Everton owner Farhad Moshiri facing astronomical loss even if he manages to sell ailing Toffees for £600m asking price

FARHAD MOSHIRI is in talks to sell Everton to American investment fund 777 Partners — but faces losing a huge £450million. Majority owner Moshiri...
THE SUN Sep 12

Romania vs Kosovo suspended for 30 minutes after offensive banner held up

Romania's Euro 2024 qualifier against Kosovo experienced a 30 minute delay due to an offensive banner. The Group I match was paused in the 19th...
TALKSPORT Sep 12

Inside Alfredo Morelos’ bizarre Santos unveiling as ex-Rangers hero presented alongside toy whale, glue & an open yogurt

ALFREDO MORELOS has been officially presented as a Santos player. But the former Rangers star had to share the moment with a bizarre array of...
THE SCOTTISH SUN Sep 12

Scotland transfer latest: Aberdeen director seeks EFL switch as Steve Clarke sends Newcastle starlet a message

Former Rangers star could head to Russia instead of planned South American move
EDINBURGHNEWS.SCOTSMAN.COM Sep 12

Colossal 100ft sand portrait of top jockey appears on Laytown beach – but can you work out who it is?

A TOP jockey’s mug has been plastered across Laytown beach ahead of racing on Tuesday… but who is it? Punters have been left scratching their...
THE SCOTTISH SUN Sep 12

What is Paul Pogba’s net worth and how much does he earn a year?

PAUL POGBA has played in the French and English leagues in his time as a footballer. But who is he and what is his net worth? Here’s everything you...
THE SUN Sep 12

Arsenal target close to accepting Russian club’s offer – Set to receive 10X more

During the summer window, we saw countless stories in Brazil linking Grêmio midfielder Bitello to a move to Arsenal. It was even claimed that a...
SPORT WITNESS Sep 12

How escaping the ‘Chelsea bubble' to Russia, Huddersfield Town and Portsmouth has helped make starlet

Tino Anjorin feels seeing the real world can help him fulfil his potential.
PORTSMOUTH NEWS Sep 12

Not even Scotland’s best player would make it into England’s XI.. yet, worryingly, Steve Clarke’s men are actually good

IF you wanted to compile a combined XI from the England and Scotland teams, you would almost certainly come up with the England team. Not even...
THE SCOTTISH SUN Sep 11

Rangers ‘missed out’ on deal for ‘special player’ compared to Liverpool star Mo Salah as club talks are revealed

RANGERS made nine new signings in the summer – but there could have been more. Harry Souttar was a late link in the transfer window while there...
THE SCOTTISH SUN Sep 11

Ex-Rangers ace Alfredo Morelos could be on lookout for new club in January – despite joining current team just last week

ALFREDO MORELOS’ unemployed transfer saga finally ended last week . But his move to Santos may not have ended ALL the speculation around the...
THE SCOTTISH SUN Sep 11

Agent confirms £8.5m ace will not join Arsenal as he 'finalises' Russia move

Gremio winger Bitello is now ‘finalising’ a move to Dinamo Moscow to bring an end to reports linking him with Premier League giants Arsenal....
HITC Sep 11

Steve Clarke desperate for Scotland to avoid ‘Russian roulette’ of Euro 2024 playoffs to sail straight in

STEVE CLARKE admits he still fears the risky “Russian roulette” of the Euros play-off. Scotland are on the brink of automatic qualification for...
THE SCOTTISH SUN Sep 10

Former Chelsea chief Marina Granovskaia back at Stamford Bridge but not as guest of new owner Todd Boehly

FORMER Chelsea chief Marina Granovskaia has made two returns to the club over the past month – but she was not a guest of owners Clearlake Capital...
THE SCOTTISH SUN Sep 10

England held to 1-1 draw by Ukraine, as Mudryk suffers injury scare

Photo by PressFocus/MB Media/Getty ImagesMaybe it was just cramp? A match that seemed far more important for its meaning off the pitch than on it...
WEAINTGOTNOHISTORY Sep 9

My son has an England shirt with my name on it, but I can only support one team – Kane’s equaliser left me so emotional

GRAEME SOUNESS is on TV duty for Scotland v England on Tuesday. But he admits he almost EMBARRASSED himself the last time the match was played...
THE SCOTTISH SUN Sep 9

Where is Ukraine v England being played? Three Lions travel to neutral venue for Euro 2024 qualifier

England return to Euro 2024 qualifying action this evening when they face Ukraine, live on talkSPORT. The Three Lions are aiming to maintain their...
TALKSPORT Sep 9

Why England are playing Euro 2024 qualifier against Ukraine in Poland amid war with Russia - explained

England face Ukraine in their Euro 2024 qualifying campaign on Saturday, but the game will be played in Wroclaw, Poland as war rages on in Ukraine
GOAL.COM Sep 9

Ukraine's destroyed football stadiums now – bomb craters, flooded, stands blown up

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has decimated football stadiums that once housed thousands of cheering fans - but work has begun to salvage some of...
DAILY STAR Sep 8

Leeds expected to cancel player’s contract in order to make him free agent

According to Graham Smyth, if Helder Costa doesn’t find a transfer away from Leeds United this month, the club is “expected” to cancel his contract...
CAUGHTOFFSIDE Sep 8

Ukraine spread message for hope in home from home against England

Nations continue to grow strong bond after Russia's invasion in a Euro 2024 qualifier on Saturday evening hosted by Poland At the entrance to...
THE GUARDIAN Sep 8

Morning Mail: Sydney housing costs beat New York, ‘crumbly' concrete checks, criminal complaint over World Cup kiss

Want to get this in your inbox every weekday? Sign up for the Morning Mail here, and finish your day with our Afternoon Update newsletter Morning...
THE GUARDIAN Sep 6
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