Barcelona superstar Messi lauds Ronaldo`s goal-scoring power

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi praised archrival Cristiano Ronaldo`s goal-scoring prowess in an interview published Thursday as speculation mounted that the Portuguese international could be picked as World Player of the Year.

Neymar wins Brazilian Golden Boot award

Brazilian star football striker Neymar won the prestigious Golden Boot for the second time in his short career with 43 goals in 2012.