In February, Spain’s Cadena Ser radio network reported that a company hired by Barcelona used fake social media accounts to discredit opposition figures and even some of its players when they expressed views that went against the club.
Former England football team captain Wayne Rooney pens impassioned column in Sunday Times newspaper, arguing his fellow professionals were "easy targets" in pay cut proposal in response to coronavirus crisis.
The Super Cup game heralding the beginning of the football season took place behind closed doors, and saw perennial domestic champions FC Istiklol come from behind to beat FC Khujand 2-1 in the capital Dushanbe.
Italian champions Juventus, who led second-placed Lazio by a point in Serie A before the suspension of the season, said they had agreed a "reduction" for pay from March until June.
England's top-flight soccer league, like the rest of world sport, finds itself in unprecedented peace-time territory as it attempts to react to the coronavirus pandemic which has infected nearly 800 people so far in Britain.
Arsenal Head coach Mikel Arteta has tested positive for the coronavirus, forcing the club to close its training complex and put the entire first-team in self-isolation.
Brazilian football great Ronaldinho will remain in jail in Paraguay after judge rejects his lawyer's request that he be released on bail or to house arrest in fake passport case, public prosecutor says.
With the defeat, Lyon ends a five-match unbeaten run that included an impressive 1-0 win over Juventus in the Champions League and the weekend's triumph over local rivals Saint-Etienne.
For Liverpool, a season of utter dominance has suddenly hit a slump with three defeats in four games in all competitions having also lost to Atletico Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League, last-16 tie.
Lions beat Yellow Canaries first time at away game since 1999 in an eventful derby in Turkish Super Lig.
Hertha player Jordan Torunarigha was racially abused in the 85th minute, the German Football Association (DFB) says.
Klopp and his entire first team were all absent for the fourth round replay at Anfield as part of the club's winter break. The Liverpool manager was criticised for disrespecting the FA Cup, but his youngsters proved up to the task.
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