Category Archives: FIFA
Finally, he could stand to watch no more. Shortly after Spain’s sixth goal flew past the hapless Willy Caballero Argentina’s talisman, head bowed, he retired from his seat in the Wanda Metropolitana and headed for the bowels of Atletico Madrid’s impeccable new stadium.
Lionel Messi had once more been sorely missed by his nation as they were dismantled by the Roja in Madrid, underlining, if there had ever been any doubt, Read the rest of this entry
Real Madrid star Ronaldo won the accolade last year, which was the inaugural edition of the event.
The panel to decide the Best Men’s Player included Cafu, Landon Donovan, Enzo Francescoli, Diego Maradona, Carles Puyol, Carlos Valderrama and Edwin van der Sar. Read the rest of this entry
The reigning World Cup champions, who had moved into first place in July after winning the Confederations Cup, dropped into second for the August rankings, despite the fact that neither they nor Brazil played no games since the last update. Read the rest of this entry
Despite their 2-0 home defeat to South Africa in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier, Gernot Rohr’s men still climbed up to the 38th position in the rankings. Read the rest of this entry
The Real Madrid star has been accused of defrauding Spanish tax authorities out of €14.7 million (£13m/$16.4m) in earnings from image rights. Like Lionel Messi before him, the 32-year-old could face a prison sentence and heavy fines if found guilty, though he strongly denies the charges. Read the rest of this entry
Having joined Bournemouth from Sunderland on a free transfer following the Black Cats’ relegation from the Premier League, Defoe is focusing on a place in Gareth Southgate’s squad for Russia. Read the rest of this entry
The Brazilian attracted criticism for a pair of videos posted to his social media page during his side’s pre-season tour of the country.
The posts were considered offensive by many Chinese fans and Kenedy was jeered by large sections of the crowd during his side’s 3-0 friendly win over Arsenal in Beijing on Saturday. Read the rest of this entry