Striker Radamel Falcao was left out of Colombia’s World Cup squad after not recovering fully from a knee injury he sustained in January.
World Cup Group C is trouble for prognosticators. Whoever advances out of Colombia, Ivory Coast, Japan and Greece also might be trouble for their knockout-round opponent, too.
Costa Rica’s defense may hold the key to whether Italy, England or Uruguay will fail to advance out of their World Cup group stage, according to projections by Bloomberg Sports.
Doyen Sports, an investment fund that finances player purchases for soccer clubs, wants to expand into England’s Premier League, the sport’s richest domestic competition, its top executive said.
Champions League finalist Atletico Madrid is struggling to pay its bills on time even as the team chases European club soccer’s top prize.
Newly promoted French soccer club AS Monaco signed Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao to a five- year contract, the team said on its website.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable links to the web.