Italian maestro Andrea Pirlo opted to not include back-to-back Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo in his UEFA Champions League dream team. The team, however, has the Real Madrid front-man's eternal rival Lionel Messi, leading the attack.
Luis Suarez made his first appearance for Barcelona after his move from Liverpool for a reported 95 million euros (£75 million, $127 million) as the Catalans hammered Mexican side Club Leon 6-0 in a friendly on Monday.
A Spanish court will push ahead with the process of prosecuting Argentina and Barcelona forward Lionel Messi for alleged tax evasion despite a recommendation from the public prosecutor the charges be dismissed.
Germany wrote a new chapter in the history of international football as they became the first European team to lift the World Cup in South America, clinching a hard-fought 1-0 win over Argentina in the final, their triumph coming on the back of steely resolve and blood on the pitch here.
Former Japanese-Brazilian footballer, Sergio Echigo, slammed Brazil for adopting European style of football. The 68-year-old ethnic Japanese, who played for Corinthians in the 1960s, termed the current model followed in Brazil as “Europeanization.”
In the knock out stage of the FIFA World Cup 2014, we are down to the best 16 teams on the planet. The show-piece event of world football has been entertaining to say the least. Brazil, the spiritual home of football has provided some of the most picturesque settings to play and watch football.
While superstars like Neymar and Lionel Messi took their teams into the knock out stage of the FIFA World Cup 2014, it was the end of the journey for Cristiano Ronaldo-led Portugal, who were knocked out, despite a 2-1 win over Ghana on Thursday.
As Portugal take on Germany in a much-anticipated match, all eyes would be on Cristiano Ronaldo and he would be keen to score a goal in the first match, just like Neymar and Lionel Messi did for their respective countries in the World Cup 2014.
Argentine superstar Lionel Messi on Friday said that India left a "lasting impression" on him when he set foot on the country nearly three years ago, in a visit that was marked by a never-seen-before hysteria among football fans.
In a move that appears set to revolutionise India`s relevance on the global football platform, an Indian company today announced its association with four-time Ballon D`Or winner Lionel Messi for exclusive rights to manufacture a range of covers for mobiles, laptops and tablets under the player`s own brand, Messi.
The non-participation of Brazil and Portugal football teams in the Goa Lusofonia Games commencing Saturday, may rob the glory of the game but not its spirit, said Olympian football player Fortunato Franco.
Barcelona boss Gerardo Martino said any coach would have taken the same decision as he did after leaving star forwards Lionel Messi and Neymar on the bench for his side`s 0-0 draw away to Atletico Madrid on Saturday.