PepsiCo Inc. isn’t going to let Coca-Cola Co. rule soccer’s World Cup tournament this year in Brazil.
Borussia Dortmund withstood a late rally from Real Madrid to reach the final of soccer’s Champions League for the first time since 1997.
Real Madrid soccer club has replaced the Copa del Rey cup that was crushed after defender Sergio Ramos dropped it under a bus, Associated Press reported, citing the maker of the trophy.
In the U.S., where there’s always sizeable skepticism about soccer, even the vuvuzelas will be missed. Yup, even them.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable links to the Web.
Real Madrid beat 10-man Manchester United 2-1 to advance to the Champions League soccer quarterfinals as Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal knocked out his former team after Nani was shown a red card.
Chelsea is preparing to make a bid for Real Madrid and Spain defender Sergio Ramos during the January transfer period, the Daily Star said.
Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich both won 5-0 to maintain their perfect starts in soccer’s Champions League, while Real Madrid kept its 100 percent record by beating Juventus 2-1.
Real Madrid faces a disciplinary inquiry amid reports coach Jose Mourinho instructed players Sergio Ramos and Xabi Alonso to be red-carded in a Champions League game at Ajax two days ago.
Spain defeated Portugal 4-2 in a penalty shootout to reach the European soccer championship final and continue its bid to become the first team to successfully defend the title.
"It will be very difficult in the return leg at home but we must remain confident."
- Sergio Ramos on Apr 24, 2013