European football's governing body UEFA says players from the 12 major clubs could face international exile while calling splinter league "a cynical project... founded on the self-interest of a few clubs".
Parisians bounce back from first leg 1-0 deficit to beat Lyon, who have won the title each year since 2016.
Lionel Messi scored twice, including a stunning solo goal, as Barcelona blew away Athletic Bilbao to win the Copa del Rey.
The winner of the Uefa Europa League earns an automatic spot in the far more lucrative Uefa Champions League.
The 74-year-old has been officially re-elected as president of Real Madrid until 2025 for a fifth consecutive term and sixth overall.
Turkish veteran striker Burak Yilmaz got the opener on the hour and compatriot Zeki Celik scrambled home a second after Lille’s goalkeeper Mike Maignan had saved an early Metz penalty.
North Macedonia shock Germany in World Cup qualifiers as France, England and Spain grind out wins.
Megan Rapinoe tells a US House committee that the female World Cup winners have exceeded the accomplishments of their male counterparts, yet received inadequate compensation and playing conditions.
Egyptian painter Islam Battah’s uncanny resemblance to Barcelona footballer Lionel Messi sparks joy for children at an orphanage in Zagazig, north of Egyptian capital Cairo.
"It is totally fair that the best player in history is the one who has defended Barca's colours the most times," Xavi Hernandez told Mundo Deportivo ahead of Barcelona's La Liga clash against Huesca.
With vaccine rollouts gathering pace across Europe, there is hope that fans will soon be back in the stadiums, turning back the tide for the sport, which has been hit hard by the coronavirus in the past year.
Citing human rights abuses, campaigns to stop Germany, Denmark and Norway from participating in the contest are gaining steam. But is Qatar being unfairly singled out?
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