July 21, 2014 -- Updated 1216 GMT (2016 HKT)
The president of Ukraine's top football club has warned six of its players who have gone AWOL they will "suffer" if they don't return to the conflict-torn country.
He may have written his name into national folklore less than a week ago but Germany's World Cup winning captain Philipp Lahm has decided to go out at the top by announcing his retirement from the international football Friday.
Louis van Gaal doesn't know where Manchester United will finish this season. But at van Gaal's unveiling Thursday, he vowed to work hard to reverse United's dismal 2013/2014.
It's a good day for Real Madrid as it signs a World Cup winner and receives a global boost.
FIFA suspends Uruguay's Luis Suarez for 9 matches, including any further matches in the World Cup.