Balotelli: I could beat Messi and Ronaldo to Ballon d’Or

The Nice striker has made another outlandish claim, stating that he could be named the best footballer in the world Former Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli believes that he has the ability to win the Ballon d’Or. The forward, who is currently at Ligue 1 side Nice, feels that injuries are currently holding him back from […]

Mexico arrives in Panama with three absences from U.S. game

The Mexican national team arrived in Panama on Sunday night three players short of the group that was with the team in Columbus, Ohio for Friday’s 2-1 victory over the United States. All three are missing for different reasons with midfielder Andres Guardado out because of injury, Carlos Salcedo suspended after getting sent off late in […]

Portugal 4 Latvia 1: Ronaldo hits double to make amends for penalty miss

Portugal survived a scare and a missed Cristiano Ronaldo penalty as they beat Latvia 4-1 in Sunday’s World Cup qualifier. William Carvalho’s first international goal and late efforts from the captain and Bruno Alves rescued the victory after Arturs Zjuzins had shocked Estadio Algarve with a well-taken equaliser midway through the second half. Ronaldo had put his […]

Half century for Neymar as Brazil crush Argentina 3-0

Neymar scored his 50th international goal as Brazil thrashed arch-rivals Argentina 3-0 in their 2018 World Cup qualifying duel here Thursday. Barcelona superstar Neymar took his tally to 50 goals in 74 games as Brazil recorded their fifth consecutive victory under new coach Tite to remain on top of South America’s qualification table. Philippe Coutinho […]

Tottenham´s Ben Davies pulls out of Wales squad

Tottenham defender Ben Davies has withdrawn from Wales’ squad to face Serbia in World Cup qualifying due to an ankle injury. The left-back suffered the problem in Spurs’ Champions League match against Bayer Leverkusen at Wembley last Wednesday, which Mauricio Pochettino’s men lost 1-0. Davies, 23, subsequently missed Tottenham’s 1-1 derby draw against Arsenal at […]

FIFA announces 2018 World Cup mascot

FIFA announces 2018 World Cup mascot

A month ago, FIFA narrowed down the mascot pool for the 2018 World Cup in Russia down to three candidates: Cat, Wolf and Tiger. Russian fans voted for their favorite, and the winner is … drumroll, please … Wolf! Hell yes! It should have been Wolf, who it turns out is named Zabivaka, all along. Cat […]