Real Madrid ready to pay $343m for Neymar

Real Madrid are preparing a $343 million bid for Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar, reports Spanish publication Sport. Real Madrid are looking for a Cristiano Ronaldo replacement and are ready to step up their efforts to land a top target. They will, however, need to see PSG's hand forced, with those in Spain

Muslim footballer Özil quits German national team over racism

Ozil met Erdogan in London in May [Kayhan Ozer/Presidential Palace/Handout via Reuters] Arsenal star Mesut Özil has announced his retirement from international football after receiving "racist" and "disrespectful" treatment following a meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Ozil, 29, has Turkish ancestry. He made the announcement on Sunday in a statement

Serena Williams just lost the 2018 Wimbledon final

Serena Williams has lost the 2018 Wimbledon final to Germany's Angelique Kerber. The seven-time Wimbledon champion lost in 2 sets: 6-3, 6-3. It was one of Williams’ most lopsided losses. Williams came out swinging but was easily overpowered by Keber in back-to-back sets. Keber only made four unforced errors, while Wiliams made

France pip Belgium to reach World Cup final

France has advanced to the World Cup Final after defeating Belgium 1-0 in St. Petersburg. Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti scored the only goal of the game with a header six minutes into the second half. France will now face either England or Croatia for the final match which will be played on

FIFA releases 2018 World Cup statistics

The FIFA 2018 World Cup in Russia has had more penalties awarded and scored than in any other world cup ever before, with the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) being the influential change.   This is the first time since 1930 that neither Brazil nor Germany is in the semi-finals. Despite Brazil’s exit,