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.
Goal-scoring machine Gerd Mueller was unkindly nicknamed `short, fat Mueller` during his career, now Germany`s latest hot-shot star Thomas Mueller has been dubbed `El Flaco` -- the Skinny One -- by Argentina legend Maradona.
It was a dream come true for Delhi boys Inonito Zhihoni and Akshay Hurria after they were named among the 15 players who have been selected by IFB Boca Football Champs to travel to Argentina and train with the legendary Club Athletico Boca Juniors.
Diego Maradona has been invited by Colombia`s FARC to play for their team in a soccer "Game for Peace" during talks in Cuba between the rebels and the Colombian government looking to settle a decades-old conflict.
Argentinian footballer Lionel Messi is reportedly eyeing another milestone after reaching just two goals behind Diego Maradona`s international total of 34 goals, which guided Argentina closer to qualifying for 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has been reportedly been targeted for a 45 million-pound bid by Real Madrid, at the end of the season, testing the resolve of City to keep Aguero at the Etihad this summer.
Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho has claimed cc is a better player than legendary Argentinean Diego Maradona and Brazilian great Pele ahead of their Champions League pre-quarterfinal clash against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Tuesday.
After the likes of Pele, Maradona and Lionel Messi, thrice world footballer of the year, Ronaldo is set to play in India in an exhibition match in Kolkata on January 15 to collect funds for the victims of Sikkim earthquake.