Pep Guardiola loves the Club World Cup but struggling Man City could maybe do without it – and FIFA’s revamped tournament is even more inconvenient and will alienate top clubs

The Premier League giants could be the last team who will genuinely be considered champions of the world due to FIFA’s controversial reforms There is a tendency in European football for turning your nose up at the Club World Cup, but Pep Guardiola has always respected the competition. The Catalan ranks Barcelona’s triumph over Estudiantes in … Read more

Julen Lopetegui exclusive: Former Real Madrid boss on why he wants to return to Premier League and Wolves memories

Former Wolves boss Julen Lopetegui sat down with Sky Sports News for an exclusive chat as he discusses his desire for a Premier League return while also reflecting on his spell at Wolves which saw them escape relegation Image:Julen Lopetegui is eyeing a return to the Premier League It has been five months since Julen … Read more

Chelsea loanee power rankings: Andrey Santos put out of his Forest misery as Romelu Lukaku continues to lead the way

GOAL Power rankingsChelseaR. LukakuKepaH. ZiyechAndrey SantosL. HallÂngelo BorgesC. CasadeiD. FofanaG. SloninaPremier LeagueFEATURES True to form, the Blues have a host of players – both young and more experienced – who are spending the campaign away from Stamford Bridge Chelsea have a chequered history with the loan system, only really reaping the rewards of shipping out … Read more

Lauren James, Lauren Hemp & GOAL’s Women’s Super League team of the season so far

GOAL OpinionWomen’s Super LeagueManchester CityChelseaManchester UnitedArsenalLiverpoolBrighton & Hove AlbionTottenham HotspurEvertonWomen’s footballFEATURESJ. RiviereC. Wubben-MoyG. BonnerN. CharlesJ. RoordM. HöbingerL. HempL. JamesM. ThomasE. TerlandC. Brosnan Four current Lionesses feature in GOAL’s best XI as the WSL comes to a halt for the winter break with champions Chelsea on top It’s been quite a season so far in the … Read more

Fortune smiles on Pep Guardiola and PSG but Xavi could be in trouble: Winners and the losers of the Champions League last-16 draw

Getty Winners & LosersUEFA Champions LeagueFEATURESManchester CityArsenalBayern MünchenInternazionaleBarcelonaReal MadridNapoliReal SociedadAtlético MadridD. SimeoneGuardiola Man City have received yet another soft draw, but Atletico Madrid have been paired with the unseeded side everyone wanted to avoid The draw for the Champions League last 16 has just been completed and, as ever, it’s thrown up some fascinating fixtures, with … Read more

Champions League 2023-24 Power Rankings: Easy draw puts Manchester City back on top but Barcelona and Inter both fall

GOAL Power rankingsUEFA Champions LeagueManchester CityArsenalReal MadridBarcelonaPSGAtlético MadridBorussia DortmundBayern MünchenInternazionaleMilanNapoliLazioRB LeipzigPortoReal SociedadFEATURESKøbenhavn Pep Guardiola’s side will face the lowest-ranked team left in the tournament in the last 16, and Arsenal’s hopes have also been boosted A typically entertaining Champions League group stage drew to a close last Wednesday, with Paris Saint-Germain sneaking into the last … Read more