Mario Balotelli is always in demand. If his services are not available, his shirts do the talking. Liverpool chief executive, Ian Ayre revealed that the Anfield outfit sold GBP 50,000 worth of Balotelli shirts on the very first day.
A British World Cup ticketing executive who allegedly took part in a scam to sell millions of dollars` worth of fraudulent tickets was ordered to be released from prison yesterday while awaiting trial in Brazil.
Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure is struggling to shake off a hamstring injury in time for their World Cup Group C opener against Japan on Saturday, with his likely absence compounded by the return to fitness of Blue Samurai captain Makoto Hasebe.
Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos and hundreds of Colombians sent messages of support to football star Radamel Falcao, who might miss the 2014 Brazil World Cup due to a knee injury sustained Wednesday.
Jozy Altidore, who helped the United States qualify for the 2014 Brazil World Cup, and Abby Wambach, international football`s all-time goal leader, were named US Soccer Athletes of the Year on Wednesday.
Nigeria came from behind to snatch a last-gasp 2-1 win over Ethiopia in the first leg of their World Cup playoff on Sunday after two goals from Emmanuel Emenike helped them take a big step towards next year`s finals in Brazil.