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Van Gaal criticises tour schedule

Manchester United's extensive tour of the USA is "not positive for preparation", says the club's manager Louis van Gaal.

Carroll ruled out of pre-season tour

West Ham striker Andy Carroll will miss the club's tour of New Zealand after suffering a sore left ankle.

Wednesday's gossip column

Remy has Liverpool medical, Martinez working on Lukaku deal, Messi sounded out Arsenal, Campbell set for Palace switch, plus more.

Cardiff accept two Campbell offers

Fraizer Campbell is poised to leave Cardiff City as the club accept offers from Leicester City and Crystal Palace.

Low to stay on as Germany coach

Germany coach Joachim Low says he will remain in the post until at least the 2016 European Championship in France.

Celtic 4-0 KR Reykjavik (agg 5-0)

Virgil van Dijk and Teemu Pukki both hit doubles as Celtic outclass KR Reykjavik in the Champions League.

Stoke sign Barcelona forward Bojan

Stoke City sign forward Bojan Krkic from Spanish side Barcelona on a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

Shakhtar move base and home games

The Shakhtar Donetsk squad will reside and train in Kiev and play home games in Lviv because of the conflict in Ukraine.

Real Madrid seal £71m Rodriguez deal

Real Madrid sign World Cup Golden Boot winner James Rodriguez from Monaco for a fee that could rise to £71m.

Barca sign £15.8m defender Mathieu

Barcelona sign 30-year-old Valencia defender Jeremy Mathieu on a four-year deal for a fee of £15.8m.

Terrors reject Hull's Robertson bid

Dundee United reject an increased offer of around £2m plus add-ons from Hull City for full-back Andrew Robertson.

Fulham sign duo Eisfeld & Chihi

Fulham sign midfielder Thomas Eisfeld from Arsenal on a two-year contract and former FC Cologne winger Adil Chihi.

Great that Gerrard has quit - Rodgers

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is pleased that Steven Gerrard has retired from international football.

Sunderland await talks with Borini

Sunderland agree a £14m deal with Liverpool for striker Fabio Borini but must now start negotiations with the player himself.

Man Utd in good position - Woodward

Ed Woodward says servicing Manchester United's debt does not affect the running of the club because of their commercial success.

Partick Thistle sign midfielder Osman

Former Gretna midfielder Abdul Osman signs a one-year deal with Partick Thistle after his release by Crewe Alexandra.

Caulker 'will learn' from Ferdinand

QPR-bound Steven Caulker will benefit from playing with Rio Ferdinand, according to Cardiff boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Hooiveld confident in Saints youth

Southampton's Jos Hooiveld urges "one of the best" groups of Saints youngsters to take their first-team chance.

Rooney should be captain - Eriksson

Ex-England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson says Wayne Rooney should replace Steven Gerrard as the national team captain.

Dunga is named new Brazil coach

Dunga, captain of Brazil's 1994 World Cup-winning side, becomes the national team's coach for the second time.

Cliftonville defeated in Hungary

Defender Jaimie McGovern is sent off as Cliftonville are beaten 2-0 by Debrecen in the Champions League qualifier.

The New Saints 0-2 Slovan Bratislava (0-3 agg)

Marko Milinkovic strikes twice as The New Saints are knocked out of the Champions League second qualifying round by Slovan Bratislava.

VIDEO: Madrid fans' joy at Rodriguez signing

Real Madrid have signed World Cup Golden Boot winner James Rodriguez from French league club Monaco.

VIDEO: Rodriguez's six World Cup goals

BBC Sport looks back at the six goals that secured Colombia's James Rodriguez the 2014 World Cup Golden Boot.

VIDEO: Gerrard explains England retirement

England captain Steven Gerrard explains his retirement from international football, saying: "I've had to think of me this time".

VIDEO: Qatar World Cup 'will be in winter'

FA Chairman Greg Dyke has said he believes there is "no chance" Qatar will host the 2022 World Cup during the summer and that the tournament will more likely be staged in November or December.

VIDEO: WSL round-up: Liverpool go second

Liverpool climb to second place in the Women's Super League table after a 3-1 victory at Bristol Academy but Birmingham are top.

VIDEO: Van Gaal on 'big challenge' ahead

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal says he can't make predictions but hopes to fulfil expectations this season.

VIDEO: World Cup stars, villains and fails

Find out the winners in BBC Sport's alternative World Cup awards, with categories including leading man, best manager and lifetime achievement.

VIDEO: Bizarre moments of the World Cup

BBC Sport looks back at some of the more bizarre moments from the 2014 World Cup including Luis Suarez's bite and Will Ferrell gatecrashing a fan party in Recife.

VIDEO: All the goals from World Cup 2014

Watch all 171 goals from the 2014 Fifa World Cup in under three minutes, including Germany's winner against Argentina in the final.

VIDEO: Highlights: Germany 1-0 Argentina (aet)

Germany win the 2014 World Cup thanks to Mario Gotze's superb extra-time winner against Argentina at the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro.

VIDEO: Gotze's World Cup winning goal

Watch Mario Gotze's brilliant extra-time winner for Germany against Argentina in the 2014 World Cup final.

VIDEO: Chelsea score 13 in Continental Cup

Rachel Williams hits a hat-trick as Chelsea demolish London Bees 13-0 to reach the Continental Cup semi-finals.

VIDEO: Brazil 2014 in numbers

BBC Sport takes a look at all the vital statistics and facts from the 2014 World Cup after Germany were crowned world champions for the fourth time.

VIDEO: Germany fitting winners - Lineker

BBC Sport's Gary Lineker believes that the right team won the 2014 World Cup, following Germany's 1-0 victory over Argentina in the final.

VIDEO: BBC Sport's closing World Cup montage

Watch the closing montage to BBC Sport's coverage of World Cup 2014, after Germany beat Argentina 1-0 in extra time in the final.

Has the US finally fallen in love with soccer?

Simon Stone goes out and about in Los Angeles to find out if football is just a passing fix for Americans.

Major challenges for World Cup 2018

After what was largely considered to be a successful World Cup in Brazil, international attention now turns to Russia - and there are major challenges ahead for the next hosts.

'Broken' Gerrard's painful England exit

Steven Gerrard's England story concluded without a happy ending after the World Cup left him "broken", says Phil McNulty.

Tears, tantrums and titles at Man City

Les Chapman, who has retired as Manchester City's kit man, reflects on two lively decades at the club.

Dicks finds women's football 'refreshing'

"They used to apologise in training when they went in with a tough tackle on their team-mate. I'm not having that."

Louis van Gaal's biggest football bust-ups

New Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has fallen out with star strikers, captains, club legends and national icons.

Brazil tracks lessons for Olympics

With the World Cup generally regarded as a success, BBC Brasil looks at what the country can learn for the 2016 Olympics.

Manager ins and outs - July 2014

Track the managerial ins and outs and a list of every boss in the top five leagues in England and the Scottish Premiership.

Deila wants more after Celtic victory

Celtic boss Ronny Deila seeks improvement after a 4-0 win over KR Reykjavic in the Champions League second qualifying round.

Galatasaray want Cardiff's Medel

Galatasaray enter the race along with Inter Milan to sign Cardiff City's Chilean World Cup midfielder Gary Medel.

AIK v Linfield

Preview followed by live coverage of Thursday's Europa League Qualifying game between AIK and Linfield.

Gerrard's England career in pictures

A look back at Steven Gerrard's England career as the captain announces his retirement from international football.

The good, the bad and the quirky: World Cup in stats

A look at the best statistics from the 2014 Fifa World Cup, featuring the impressive and the downright dismal.

Man City U21s walk off in racism row

Manchester City Under-21s walk off in a pre-season friendly in Croatia after an alleged incident of racial abuse.