Confederations Cup 2017: Fixtures, results, teams, TV & guide to the World Cup warm-up

Cristiano Ronaldo and Alexis Sanchez will extend already lengthy seasons even further when they participate in the summer showpiece in Russia Russia will continue their preparations for next year’s World Cup by hosting the Confederations Cup this summer. The eight-team tournament is held the year before each World Cup to give the host country an opportunity to test their facilities and provisions ahead of the main event. It features the champions of each confederation – decided through competitions such as the European Championship and Copa America – as well as the World Cup hosts and the reigning world …

Benaglio joins Monaco after Wolfsburg exit

The Ligue 1 title-holders have secured the services of the Swiss goalkeeper, though he plans to return to the German club after retirement Diego Benaglio has signed a three-year contract with Ligue 1 champions Monaco after leaving Wolfsburg. The 33-year-old’s contract at Volkswagen Arena still had two years to run but he has opted to

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Blog: Sochi ready to host Cameroon

The city by the Black Sea is looking all set for the summer’s big football festival with tourists streaming in for the spectacle It is summer time, the sky is clear and the beautiful stone beaches of Sochi are packed full with tourists taking a dip in the warm waters of the Black Sea. This

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‘He should hang up his boots now!’ – Heynckes jokes Kroos should retire after Champions League win

The Real Madrid midfielder has now lifted the European Cup three times, as well as the World Cup once with Germany, at the age of 27 Former Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes has jokingly told Toni Kroos he might as well retire now after winning the Champions League for the third time in his career. Low defends Confed Cup squad The Germany international was part of the Bayern team that won the treble under Heynckes in 2012-13, but whereas the Allianz Arena side have since failed to add another European title…

Low undecided on Germany captaincy

No decision has been made on who will deputise for Manuel Neuer as Germany’s captain, according to coach Joachim Low has not yet decided who will take over the Germany captaincy from injured goalkeeper Manuel Neuer. Hazard to miss start of season Neuer is not available for Tuesday’s friendly against Denmark, Saturday’s World Cup qualifier

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Tuchel not taking Leverkusen job

Bayer Leverkusen’s search for a new head coach continues after the former Borussia Dortmund boss was ruled out of a BayArena move by his agent Thomas Tuchel will not become the next head coach at Bayer Leverkusen, according to his agent Olaf Meinking. Leverkusen are in the market for a new coach following their decision

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