China`s footballing stars of the future need to start being trained from birth, the government said on Friday as President Xi Jinping signed off on a new plan to boost the country`s much-maligned efforts at the sport.
The teams in Serie A face off on Monday when AS Roma host Juventus, with the home side hoping they can reverse the 3-2 defeat they suffered against the champions in October to close the gap at the top of the standings.
Manchester City have been on a steep learning curve in the Champions League but Tuesday`s last 16 first-leg clash with four-times European kings Barcelona offers a chance to show they are now serious contenders.
Brazil`s exciting young forward Neymar called on fickle home fans to get behind the team at the World Cup, saying they could be the most important "player" in the drive for a record sixth championship.
Miami Heat forward LeBron James, one of the greatest basketball players of all time, said on Wednesday he hoped to be involved with David Beckham`s plan to bring a Major League Soccer (MLS) team to Miami.
A hat trick from Robin van Persie earned the striker the status as the Netherlands` all-time leading scorer as the already-through Dutch hammered Hungary 8-1 in their World Cup qualifier in Amsterdam on Friday.
Indian football coach Wim Koevermans did not say in as many words that Nepal were the better side in today`s group match of the SAFF Football Tournament which his side lost 1-2, but insisted his players have achieved their goal of reaching the semifinals.
Chelsea interim boss said in a statement that Manchester United owe their success to strikers. He added that with strikers like Wayne Rooney, Javier Hernandez, Robin van Persie and Danny Welbeck, United are bound to be at the position they are sitting on.