Balotelli signs with hometown club Brescia

Mario Balotelli has joined his hometown club Brescia on a free transfer, the Serie A side confirmed on Sunday. Balotelli, who was released by Marseille at the end of last season, returns to Italy for his third stint after playing for Inter, where he won three league titles, and AC Milan. The 29-year-old Italy international will…

Neymar rape case dropped over lack of evidence

Police investigating rape allegations against Brazilian football player Neymar say they have closed the case. The São Paulo attorney general’s office said the case was suspended due to a lack of evidence, but will be sent to prosecutors for a final decision. The investigation was opened after Brazilian model Najila Trindade alleged the footballer attacked…

Schulz grabs late winner as Germany stun Netherlands

Netherlands coach Ronald Koeman says he regrets not making a late defensive switch after Germany scored a last-minute winner in their Euro 2020 Group C qualifying game in Amsterdam. Nico Schulz’s goal ensured Joachim Low’s side gained revenge over their hosts, who had scored two late goals against Germany in November to reach the Nations League finals.…

Mbappe injured as France beat Uruguay

Kylian Mbappe injured a shoulder as world champions France beat Uruguay in a friendly in Paris. Paris St-Germain forward Mbappe was unable to continue after landing awkwardly after a challenge from Uruguay goalkeeper Martin Campana. Earlier in the first half, Mbappe had missed a clear-cut chance, clipping wide when through on goal. Chelsea striker Olivier…

UEFA Nations League: all you need to know

What is the background to the UEFA Nations League? The rejuvenation of national team football – and the UEFA Nations League – stems from the desire of UEFA and its 55 member associations to improve the quality and standing of national team football. UEFA and its associations wanted more sporting meaning in national team football,…