The Zenit Arena is a 68,000-capacity stadium in St Petersburg. FIFA president Gianni Infantino has acknowledged the “appalling labour conditions” North Korean workers endured during the construction of a Russia 2018 World Cup stadium, in a letter reported by The Guardian and The Times. Infantino’s letter — first obtained by the Danish newspaper Ekstra Bladet
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Reigning European champions Real Madrid booked their place in the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League final with a 4-2 aggregate victory over local rivals Atletico Madrid. Determined to overturn the three-goal deficit from the first leg, Saul Niguez and Antoine Griezmann dramatically bagged two goals in four minutes for the hosts, seeing galvanised Atleti lead 2-0
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Juventus built on last week’s first-leg result with a 2-1 victory over Monaco in the second leg of their UEFA Champions League semi-final. The win secured the Italian champions’ berth in next month’s final in Cardiff after a 4-1 aggregate success. First-half goals by Mario Mandzukic and Dani Alves at the Juventus Stadium in
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Real Madrid and Juventus favourites to meet in Cardiff Would be the sides’ 19th meeting in Europe’s premier club competition Atleti and Monaco eye unprecedented semi-final comebacks Comfortable first-leg semi-final winners against Atletico Madrid and Monaco, by 3-0 and 2-0 scorelines respectively, Real Madrid and Juventus are close to setting up a
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Auckland City win seventh successive Oceania title The OFC Champions League featured a new format, including extra participants Auckland set for a record ninth appearance at the FIFA Club World Cup The format in this season’s OFC Champions League may have been different, but one thing remained unaltered – Auckland City are
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Auckland City have won the OFC Champions League for a seventh consecutive time following a comprehensive 5-0 aggregate win over fellow New Zealand side Team Wellington on Sunday. Their victory means yet another return to the FIFA Club World Cup, with this year’s competition to be held in the United Arab Emirates in December. Boasting
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Juventus and Monaco built on their first-leg performances to secure spots in the UEFA Champions League semi-finals with assured displays in Wednesday’s quarter-final, second legs. Juventus made their three-goal haul in the first leg at home to Barcelona count, as the Italian champions earned a 0-0 draw at the Camp Nou to advance to the
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The city of Madrid’s love affair with the UEFA Champions League will continue into the semi-finals of this season’s competition after both Atletico and Real triumphed in their quarter-final ties on Tuesday evening. A first-half goal from Saul Niguez helped Atletico Madrid to advance past English Premier League champions Leicester City after a 1-1 draw
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