Mario Balotelli has delivered his verdict on his time in the English Premier League -- he couldn't be happier to have left England.
Leading international soccer player Mario Balotelli has had enough -- the AC Milan striker has vowed to walk off the pitch next time he is racially abused at a football game.
Over the past few weeks some of the biggest names in world football have been guests on CNNFC.
A pop star wife, an estimated annual salary of $46 million and the most iconic player of this generation -- but to those who know the "real" David Beckham, he is just a "normal guy" and a "devoted dad".
End it like Beckham. One of the most iconic football stars of his generation, David Beckham is to retire at the end of the season to bring down the curtain on a glittering career.
Mario Balotelli tells CNN in an exclusive interview that he was "not surprised" at seeing Roberto Mancini lose his job as manager of Manchester City.
Branislav Ivanovic's dramatic late winner fired Chelsea to a 2-1 win over Benfica in the final of the Europa League in Amsterdam Wednesday.
Vienna, Austria. 1990. A man weeps by a grave. He lowers his head and murmurs a few quiet words.
The retirements are coming thick and fast out of Old Trafford, with Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand the latest to call time -- on his international career.
Arsenal ended Wigan Athletic's eight-year stay in the Premier League with a ruthless 4-1 win at the Emirates to keep their UEFA Champions League dreams alive.
The head of world football's global governing body has criticized Italian soccer for not cracking down hard enough on a team whose fans racially abused an opposition player.
A leading Italian soccer coach has called for stronger action against racism after a top-level match between AC Milan and Roma was suspended Sunday due to abusive chants by supporters.
Four walls, a bed and a slop bowl. If prison represents physical confinement and a loss of every personal freedom, what does imprisonment of the mind feel like?
A year to the day after winning Manchester City's first championship in nearly half a century, coach Roberto Mancini was sacked as the club's ambitious Abu Dhabi owners finally lost patience with the Italian.
Hardcore Italian football "ultra" Federico is a Lazio supporter who happily admits directing monkey chants at black players.
Lionel Messi's remarkable La Liga scoring streak came to an end on Sunday as Barcelona celebrated reclaiming the Spanish title with a less than convincing 2-1 win at Atletico Madrid.
It was a fitting end to a remarkable era -- Alex Ferguson celebrated his final home game as manager of Manchester United with a dramatic late victory against Swansea on Sunday.
Barcelona clinched a 22nd Spanish league title on Saturday when second-placed Real Madrid could only draw 1-1 at Espanyol.
In a sporting world where the big boys invariably grab all the glory, there is one competition where the romantic notion of the underdog toppling the giant sometimes becomes reality.
Thiago Silva knows his history -- it's a good job too given it's very much weighing on his shoulders.
David Moyes has been appointed as the new manager of Manchester United after agreeing a six-year deal.
English soccer's most successful manager -- Manchester United's Alex Ferguson -- is retiring at the end of the season, the club announced Wednesday.
English soccer's most successful manager -- Manchester United's Alex Ferguson -- is retiring at the end of the season, the club announced Wednesday.
The news that Alex Ferguson would be stepping down as Manchester United manager after 26 trophy-laden seasons will be reverberating far beyond British shores Wednesday, and no more so than in Asia where the club has a huge following.
Despite not kicking a ball, Arsenal were the biggest winners on Wednesday night as Chelsea drew 2-2 with Tottenham Hotspur in a game that football fans almost forgot.
Alex Ferguson's decision to step down as Manchester United manager after more than a quarter of a century in charge leaves the club's hierarchy with the unenviable task of replacing the Scot, given his phenomenal success at Old Trafford.
From a 2-0 defeat at Oxford United on November 6, 1986 to a English Premier League coronation party through the streets of Manchester on May 13.
The biggest occasion in their 81-year history is approaching for minnows Wigan but the FA Cup final might prove an unwelcome distraction in their battle to retain English Premier League status.
If Jose Mourinho's time at Real Madrid is nearing an end then he seems determined not to go quietly.
Amid all the talk of Germany's new-found domination of European football after the success of Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund in reaching the Champions League final, Juventus' achievement of winning the Italian title for a record-extending 29th time almost passed by without notice at the weekend.
A heavyweight tome of 536-pages "On China" was described by the New York Times as "fascinating, shrewd and sometimes perverse".
German football is riding the crest of a triumphant wave with two Bundesliga teams in the Champions League final and the national side one of the favorites for the 2014 World Cup.
Football's world governing body FIFA has provisionally suspended outgoing Executive Committee member Chuck Blazer for 90 days "based on the fact that various breaches of the Code of Ethics appear to have been committed" by the American.
FIFA's anti-racism Task Force proposed the attendance of officials to specifically "identify potential acts of discrimination" at matches when the newly-created body first met on Monday.
The lawyer that helped revolutionize the way football's transfer system works has turned his sights on UEFA's new system of financial regulation.
"Theatre of Dreams" reads the plaque on the classroom door of Manchester United Soccer School in Mumbai. Nutritional advice and tactics are scribbled on the whiteboard and a Wayne Rooney portrait hangs on the wall.
In the U.S., a referee is punched and later dies. Meanwhile In Europe, a Dutch volunteer linesman is beaten to death, a teenage Spanish referee is violently assaulted, and in Germany a match official is hospitalized.
Lionel Messi helped Barcelona bounce back from Champions League heartache as he came off the bench to score twice against Real Betis on Sunday and edge the Catalan club closer to the Spanish title.
The sea of signs and flags held with defiant pride may have said "31" -- but the history books will note that Juventus clinched a record-extending 29th Italian league title Sunday, with three matches to spare.
Manchester United's post-title hangover continued on Sunday after a 1-0 defeat that kept Chelsea in pole position for England's third Champions League place next season.
EPL Player of the Year Gareth Bale scored Tottenham late winner against his former club Southampton Saturday.
Champions League finalists Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich battled to a 1-1 draw Saturday in a feisty rehearsal for their May 25 showdown at Wembley.
Jose Mourinho likes to keep them guessing.
Three goals in just 10 second half minutes sank Basel and set Chelsea on their way to the Europa League final Thursday against Portuguese giants Benfica.
English Premier League champions Manchester United posted record third-quarter revenue of £91.7 million [$142 million] on the back of new sponsorship deals in Asia and Europe.
Bayern Munich joined fellow German side Borussia Dortmund in the final of the Champions League by completing a crushing 7-0 aggregate win over Barcelona.
Zahir Belounis has spent the best part of the last two years without wages, a club or any prospect of returning home but the French Algerian footballer now faces his immediate future without the most basic of commodities.
Jose Mourinho, the self-appointed "Special One", was the man charged with winning the European Champions League and finally recognizing the dream of "La Decima."
Childhood is confusing. It's difficult to fully understand things at the best of times and, occasionally, you'll experience something that is unlike anything that you've experienced thus far.
FIFA president Sepp Blatter is cleared of any misconduct by an Ethics Committee investigation into bribery but Joao Havelange resigns as honorary president.
Controversial Italian Paolo Di Canio had enjoyed a soaring start to his career as manager of English Premier League side Sunderland -- until Monday night.
Juventus need just a single point to clinch their 29th Scudetto title after a pair of late goals gave them a 2-0 derby win over Torino Sunday.
it is common knowledge that Gareth Bale is a gifted footballer. But just how good is he?
David Beckham was sent off just six minutes after coming onto the pitch as three further dismissals and a mass brawl overshadowed Paris Saint-Germain's 1-0 win over Evian.
Friends, Brazilians and soccer fans lend me your ears -- the shimmy and shake of the caxirola is coming to a football match near you soon.
Manchester United's Robin van Persie scored the equalizer in a 1-1 draw against his former club Arsenal.
Bayern Munich's momentous season continued on Saturday as they beat Freiburg 1-0 at the Allianz Arena to secure a new points record in the Bundesliga.
With Manchester United having secured a 20th league title on Monday, attentions in the English Premier League have turned to the battle for Champions League places and the scramble to avoid the drop.
Barcelona will have to wait at least one more week to wrap up a fourth La Liga title in five seasons after they could only draw 2-2 against Athletic Bilbao on Saturday.
Inter Milan has been hit with a $58,600 by UEFA after being found guilty of "improper conduct" following allegations its fans racially abused Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor.
As British Prime Minister David Cameron called on footballers to act as role models, Liverpool's Luis Suarez chose not to appeal his 10-match "biting" ban handed to him by the English Football Association for biting Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic.
Hated by the English Premier League champions, chastised by the UK's Prime Minister and even lampooned by a pizza company -- is Luis Suarez the number one enemy to English football?
Chelsea scored a dramatic 2-1 win over FC Basel in their Europa League semifinal first leg match in Switzerland.
It was Muhammad Ali who warned his opponents he would "float like a butterfly and sting like a bee".
Luis Suarez has been hit with a 10-game ban for biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic.
Bayern Munich has one foot in the final of the European Champions League Final following a crushing 4-0 win over Barcelona in the first leg of its semifinal tie Tuesday.
When it comes to getting their G-men, Bayern Munich are arguably giving their European rivals a masterclass in acquiring the very best.
The head of world soccer Sepp Blatter has again been caught up in controversy -- but this time it was all the fault of a fake FIFA president.
All the talk this season has been that Robin van Persie is the difference between winning the English Premier League title, or not.
Controversial soccer star Luis Suarez will not be sacked by Liverpool despite his latest biting incident, but he faces a lengthy suspension.
Luis Suarez illustrated why he is one of the world's most controversial soccer players on Sunday as he bit an opponent before going on to save his club from defeat with a last-gasp goal.
Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain may have suffered Champions League heartache this season, but both clubs are poised to return to Europe's top competition as winners of their domestic leagues.
"Bring on Barca!" trumpeted Bayern Munich's website on Saturday.
On the day Alisher Usmanov was named as Britain's wealthiest man, his soccer club Arsenal overtook that of one of his "rich list" rivals in the race for a European Champions League place next season.
Manchester United edged closer to a record 20th English Premier League title despite having to rely on a late equalizer from Robin van Persie to rescue a draw at West Ham.
Spanish soccer giants Real Madrid increased the value of their club by 76% over the past year to usurp Manchester United as the world's most valuable football team.
German giants Bayern Munich's march towards domestic domination continues unabated.
Juventus rebounded from last week's Champions League quarterfinal exit by winning 2-0 at Lazio to extend their lead at the top of Serie A to eleven points.
Brazil has delivered only four of the six stadiums that will be used in June's Confederations Cup, considered a dress rehearsal for next year's World cup, on time.
The English Premier League will become the first domestic championship in the world to use goal-line technology (GLT), it was confirmed on Thursday.
German company GoalControl GmbH has won the race to be the first provider of goal-line technology (GLT) to the FIFA World Cup -- for now.
Manchester City capped off a memorable week by booking its place in the FA Cup final for the second time in three seasons.
Arsenal scored three late goals to beat Norwich City 3-1 at the Emirates on Saturday and move up to third in the English Premier League.
Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund recorded thumping wins in the Bundesliga on Saturday as both teams returned to domestic action following Champions League triumphs in midweek.
The prospect of arguably the two best club sides in the world contesting the European Champions League final remains a possibility after Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid were kept apart in the semifinal draw in Nyon, Switzerland.
A minute before three o'clock on Saturday, Peter Rebak will be scouring the stands of the Harry Abrahams Stadium looking for dissent.
Chelsea reached their third semifinal under Rafa Benitez, and their 18th in the Roman Abramovich era, despite losing the second leg of their Europa League quarterfinal to Rubin Kazan 3-2.
Lionel Messi emerged from the sidelines to inspire Barcelona's passage into the semifinals of the European Champions League following a 1-1 draw with Paris Saint-Germain Wednesday.
A-list celebrities and big pay packets are overflowing in the Paris Saint-Germain dressing room, but you won't find Zlatan Ibrahimovic complaining.
Accused of being too soft on racism in the past, European football's governing body UEFA has vowed to crack down hard on offenders -- with 10-match bans for players and officials found guilty.
Borussia Dortmund scores twice in stoppage time to claim a dramatic 3-2 win over Malaga and qualify for the semifinals of the European Champions League.
Paris Saint-Germain's Swedish star Zlatan Ibrahimovic has insisted he is not a 'bad boy' on the eve of his return to Barcelona, where he lasted just a season.
Meet football's answer to Tintin.
The world's most valuable club Manchester United has penned a new multi-million dollar deal with U.S. insurance giant Aon as part of an aggressive marketing strategy aimed at driving revenue through sponsorship.
Defending champions Manchester City salvaged a large chunk of pride when beating runaway Premier League leaders -- and city rivals -- Manchester United 2-1 to register consecutive wins at Old Trafford for the first time in 41 years.
Sometimes it's hard to know what to believe about Mario Balotelli.
For once it wasn't Rafael Benitez facing the hard questions. The Chelsea manager has faced a barrage of criticism from fans and media this season, but this week he has led the English club to vital victories in the Premier League, FA Cup and Europa League.