Football fails to bring relief to Gabon

The African Cup of Nations tournament was expected to bring relief after the post-election crisis in Gabon.


AC Milan beat Juventus to win Italian Super Cup

Seventeen-year-old goalkeeper the hero for Milan who lift their first trophy since 2011 after a 4-3 win on penalties.


Ronaldo beats Messi to bag fourth Ballon d'Or

Portugal and Real Madrid star caps off remarkable year where he won Euro 2016 and Champions League.


Massive funeral for Brazil footballers killed in crash

Chapeco city expecting some 100,000 people - half its population - to descend on Conda Arena to remember the dead.

United Kingdom

Hundreds contact police over sex abuse in UK football

Police officials say they have received more than 350 reports of abuse at British football clubs dating back decades.


Emotional tributes paid to Chapecoense football team

Thousands gathered at Atanasio Girardot Stadium in Medellin to pay tribute to players of the Brazilian football club.

Latin America

Footballers among 71 killed in Colombia plane crash

Six survivors taken to hospital after crash of airplane carrying players from Brazil's Chapecoense and journalists.


Who are Brazil's Chapecoense?

A plane carrying the first division Brazilian football club went down in Colombia on its way to Medellin.


Chapecoense: Tributes pour in from the football world

Top teams and players take to social media to express solidarity with Brazilian team after plane crash in Colombia.

Al Jazeera World

Thank You, Football: Youssef El-Arabi and Ali Al-Habsi

Two more stories of lives transformed by outstanding careers in football.

Al Jazeera World

Thank You, Football: Yaya Toure and Yacine Brahimi

The stories of Yaya Toure and Yacine Brahimi, whose lives have been transformed by their glittering careers in football.