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Diego Godin of Atletico de Madrid celebrates after scoring the only goal of the match.

Godin strike seals ICC win for Atletico

Tottenham Hotspur will leave Australia winless after succumbing to an Atletico Madrid sucker punch in their International Champions Cup meeting on Friday night, losing 1-0 to Diego Simeone's side.

Cech trusts Wenger to buy right players

"I've been here since last season and you can see that every time we bring in a player, it's a player we need": Petr Cech.

Goalkeeper Petr Cech expects manager Arsene Wenger to bring in the right players necessary to improve Arsenal's bid to win a first Premier League title since 2004 without wasting money on panic buys.

Sensational 70m goal sparks goalfest

Far-sighted: Blacktown City;'s man-of-the-moment Danny Choi (right).

Blacktown striker Danny Choi's sensational goal from inside his own half was the pick of an eight-goal FFA Cup thriller at Lily's Football Centre on Wednesday night.

Juventus down Tottenham at MCG

Paulo Dybala shoots for goal as Anton Walkes defends.

An early Juventus blitz has given the Italian champions a winning end to their tour of Australia, defeating Tottenham 2-1 at the MCG.

Clubs call for betting ban over match-fix fears

National Premier Leagues.

Football clubs in the National Premier League NSW have urged Football Federation Australia to suspend betting on state league games after alleging serious incidents of potential match-fixing taking place in the semi-professional competition. 

Cristiano Ronaldo drops in on UFC star

Toe to toe: Conor McGregor and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Real Madrid winger Cristiano Ronaldo looked the part as he joined UFC superstar Conor McGregor in the octagon on Monday at the Irishman's training camp in Las Vegas.

Victory outguns Juve in shootout

Jai Ingham scores for Victory to draw level with Juventus.

Melbourne Victory have claimed an upset International Champions Cup win, downing Italian champions Juventus after a penalty shoot-out.

Matildas brace for Brazil friendly

'Scratchy': Matildas coach Alen Stajcic said his team are starting to gel after a tough acclimation period.

​After a scratchy start to a pre-Olympics camp, Matildas coach Alen Stajcic wants to see some polish against Brazil in their looming international friendly.

England appoint Allardyce as manager

"The right man for the England job": Sam Allardyce.

Sam Allardyce was appointed England manager on Friday on a two-year contract, tasked with the job of restoring pride in the national team after their dismal performances at Euro 2016.

Hull City manager Bruce resigns

Shock exit: Steve Bruce has left his post just weeks before the start of the EPL season.

Hull City manager Steve Bruce has resigned three weeks before the new season and days after being interviewed for the vacant England job.

Mata must earn his place: Mourinho

Together again: Juan Mata and Jose Mourinho did not always see eye-to-eye at Chelsea.

There is space for Juan Mata at Manchester United but the midfielder must fight to break into the first team, manager Jose Mourinho has said.

How Mourinho lured Ibrahimovic to United

Man on a mission: Jose Mourinho in Shanghai this week.

The soles of his trainers were red, his shirt was red, even his mobile phone case was red. For a manager who has spent his Premier League career in the blue of Chelsea, Jose Mourinho certainly looked at home in the red of Manchester United.

Defeat for Guardiola in low-key debut

New challenge: Pep Guardiola.

It would need artistic license to describe Pep Guardiola's return to Bayern Munich "an emotional homecoming" as he began his Manchester City reign on Thursday (AEST).