Chelsea agreed to sign Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona a week after fellow midfielder Frank Lampard said he was leaving the west London club after 13 years.
After two World Cup games a theme has started to develop: controversial calls by match officials.
FIFA is betting on lightning-quick cameras and sensors used in surveillance drones to be goal-line supervisors at the World Cup, in the biggest test yet for the technology.
Sepp Blatter proposed giving soccer coaches the right to challenge decisions during matches, with television replays used to get refereeing calls right.
Chelsea Football Club extended its contract with player and club top scorer Frank Lampard by one year, it said on its website.
England manager Roy Hodgson named Luke Shaw, Raheem Sterling and Ross Barkley in the squad for soccer’s World Cup alongside veterans including captain Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard and Wayne Rooney.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers with clickable Internet links.
Frank Lampard set Chelsea’s career scoring record by netting both goals in a 2-1 win at Aston Villa that virtually secured a place in the Champions League.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable links to the Web.
"I've been watching games in the MLS for a long time."
- Frank Lampard on Jul 24, 2014