Brazilian World Cup winner Roberto Carlos on Thursday backed his legendary country-mate Zico to succeed embattled Sepp Blatter as president of controversy-plagued FIFA, world football's governing body.
Dead-ball specialist Roberto Carlos is alive and kicking at 42, and the Brazilian World Cup winner will be turning out for the Delhi Dynamos besides managing the franchise in the second season of Indian Super League football.
In one of season's biggest signings, former Brazilian World Cup winner Roberto Carlos was on Sunday officially appointed marquee manager of the Delhi Dynamos franchise for the second edition of Indian Super League (ISL) football.
The All India Football Federation (AIFF) could find themselves in hot soup with FIFA should the duo of Roberto Carlos and Edmilson take to field in the exhibition match between Brazilian Masters and Indian Football Association XI on December 8 at the Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata.
West Bengal Sports Minister Madan Mitra on Monday announced the visiting 11-member Brazilian Masters side for their invitational friendly against All Stars XI at the Yuba Bharati Krirangan on December 8.
World soccer body FIFA president Sepp Blatter feels that the Russian Premier League is set to go from strength to strength, attracting more global football stars like Roberto Carlos and Samuel Eto`o along the way.
Kolkatans would have to wait longer for a date with the likes of Brazilian soccer legends Pele, Cafu and Roberto Carlos, with a Jan 23 exhibition match featuring them and other former stars being postponed, the event promoters announced.
Indian football icon Baichung Bhutia might have had many highs during his illustrious career, but he confessed on Friday that his ultimate dream would come true on January 23 when he gets a chance to play with Pele.