Johan Cruyff was that rare soccer star who manages to make a successful transition into coaching. The three-time European footballer of the year also led FC Barcelona to their first European Cup. Now he has died of cancer at 68 years of age.
Former US goalkeeper Hope Solo has said ex-FIFA boss Sepp Blatter groped her backside during the 2013 Ballon d'Or ceremony. Sexual harassment wasn't just a problem in Hollywood but in women's football as well, she said.
After widespread reports that his public stance on the Catalan referendum had caused a rift in the Spain squad, Gerard Pique called a press conference to clarify his position. The Barcelona defender had plenty to say.
A former judge and soccer official from Guatemala has been ordered to serve eight months in prison for accepting bribes. Hector Trujillo is the first to be sentenced in the US in the corruption scandal engulfing FIFA.
In a rehearsal for their Bundesliga match on Saturday, Bayern Munich beat RB Leipzig 5-4 on penalties after an exhilarating contest. Elsewhere, Cologne scored three in Berlin and Bremen knocked out Hoffenheim.
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