Shelley Kerr: Scotland will go for it in pursuit of qualification

Boss Shelley Kerr stressed Scotland would not “park the bus” against top teams after they suffered their second defeat in Group D at the Women’s World Cup. As was the case for their opener in France against England, the Scots’...

Derby keen to tie down Frank Lampard to new contract

Derby are understood to have opened talks with Chelsea target Frank Lampard over a new managerial contract to keep him with the Rams. Pride Park bosses appear determined not to let Lampard leave for former club Chelsea without a fight,...

Livingston sign Robbie Crawford from Ayr

Midfielder Robbie Crawford has joined Livingston on a two-year deal from Ayr. Manager Gary Holt admitted that, while well stocked in midfield, he could not risk the 24-year-old going elsewhere. “I have been monitoring Robbie for the last six months. I...

Ryan Fraser ‘an integral part of our squad’, say Bournemouth

Bournemouth maintain a new contract offer for Ryan Fraser is still “on the table” and the Scotland winger is “an integral part” of their squad as speculation continues over his future. Frazer, 25, impressed for the Cherries last season, with...

The closer you are, the better you perform – Taylor hails England ‘camaraderie’

Jodie Taylor was keen to give credit to her room-mate Beth Mead after the pair combined for the goal that secured England a 1-0 win over Argentina at the Women’s World Cup and a place in the last 16. A...

Boothroyd aiming to prove English coaches are among the best

Aidy Boothroyd is out to prove English coaches can challenge the world’s best. The England Under-21 manager has dismissed any notion foreign coaches are better than their homegrown counterparts. He is preparing for Euro 2019 in Italy and San Marino with...

Pogba: I’m thinking of a new challenge

Paul Pogba has cast doubt over his future at Manchester United after revealing he is considering “a new challenge”. Speculation on a possible move to Real Madrid or a return to former club Juventus has been mounting since a season...

How Rivaldo, Cafu and Djalminha turned Palmeiras’ class of ’96 into one of Brazilian...

In 1942, with the Second World War centre-stage as the all-consuming virus of the globe, a team from the Brazilian state of São Paulo was reborn. Up until that point, the club of the Italian community was named Palestra...

Remembering Pauleta: PSG’s goalscoring hero before the money, Ibrahimović and Cavani

Back in the summer of 2003, Paris Saint Germain were not the worldwide phenomenon they are today. The club was reeling from finishing 11th in Ligue 1, below the likes of Auxerre, Guingamp and Sochaux, whilst the departure of...

Griezmann will join Barcelona, insists Atletico chief executive

Atletico Madrid chief executive Miguel Angel Gil Marin believes Antoine Griezmann will join Barcelona this summer – and insists he has known about the move since March. The France forward announced last month he would leave Atletico this summer after...