A goal will restore Cristiano Ronaldo to old self: Carlo Ancelotti
A goal will restore Cristiano Ronaldo to old self: Carlo Ancelotti

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti believes Ballon d`Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo will swiftly return to his best once he gets back on the score sheet.

Cristiano Ronaldo named Portugal`s player of the century
Cristiano Ronaldo named Portugal`s player of the century

Triple Ballon d`Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo was hailed as Portugal`s player of the century at a gala to celebrate the 100th anniversary of their football federation on Wednesday.

Football fever grips India with 49% rooting for Brazil: Report

The FIFA World Cup football fever has gripped India, as 49 per cent of the countrymen supporting hosts Brazil, while Argentina skipper Lionel Messi voted the "hottest footballer of the season", according to a recent survey report released here on Thursday.

Don`t think Spain have quality to win this World Cup: Figo

Football legend Luis Figo says defending champions Spain "don`t have the quality" to retain the crown in the upcoming FIFA World Cup, instead he puts his money on hosts Brazil for a record sixth title.

Indian company ties up with star footballer Messi

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.

Schalke head to buoyant Bayern after Real rout

Fresh from their record European defeat at home to Real Madrid, Schalke 04 face another potential drubbing when they travel to all-conquering Bayern Munich on Saturday.

Ancelotti hails Real`s `perfect` performance

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti hailed his team`s performance as "perfect" after their 6-1 romp at Schalke 04 in Wednesday`s Champions League`s last 16, first-leg clash.

Atletico fined after Ronaldo hit with lighter

The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) on Friday fined Atletico Madrid 600 euros ($822) after Real Madrid`s Cristiano Ronaldo was struck on the head with a lighter during the clubs` Copa del Rey clash on Tuesday.

Mascherano buoyed by Messi return

Javier Mascherano has revealed his delight at the impending return of Lionel Messi for Barcelona.