The Real Madrid star's popularity has reached new heights as he becomes the first athlete to amass this astronomical number of fans on Facebook.
Cristiano Ronaldo has set yet another milestone.
The Real Madrid attacker has been in great form this year, smashing records left and right with both his club and country, and now has moved into setting new ones off the pitch.
Regarded as one of the most marketable athletes on the planet, the current Ballon d'Or holder has now reached an unprecendented number of fans on social media... Read the rest of the article »
The Uruguayan stated during an interview with Barcelona's magazine he feels in top shape to start against Los Blancos after two months of training with his new teammates.
Just eleven days away of being cleared to play, Luis Suarez feels grateful to have the opportunity to debut in an official match against Real Madrid. The Uruguayan gave a lenghty interview to the club's magazine, in which he shared his enthusiasm about making history with Barcelona from Day One:
"To be honest with you, I can't wait to experience this. I will make the most of my time here... Read the rest of the article »
The former Real Madrid coach took the job in 2008, leading Spain to win the 2010 World Cup and the Euro 2012.
Following their recent results and after a disappointing performance in this summer's World Cup, Vicente del Bosque has stated he will leave Spain's Head coaching gig after the Euro 2016, if they manage to qualify.
During an interview, the Spanish coach acknowledged he is considering seriously to leave the position, in which he became World Champion in 2010:
"It's a sure thing.... Read the rest of the article »
Reigning AFCON champions Nigeria's hopes of qualifying now hang by a threat as they host Sudan on Wednesday, October 15th. Find out where to watch the game online & on TV here.
After their first three qualifying games, Nigeria find themselves in an uncomfortable position that will be familiar to fans of teams like Spain, Italy, and Chelsea. The Super Eagles, who are the reigning AFCON champions could join La Furia Roja, Gli Azzurri, and the Blues as yet another squad to win a major title in one campaign and fail to even get out of the group stages in the next if they don't... Read the rest of the article »
Lionel Messi complied with his fan's request shortly after coming off the bench during the second friendly match for Argentina in this Asian tour.
Argentina seized the opportunity to redeem themselves against a much inferior opponent when Gerardo Martino's men staged a 7-0 game against Hong Kong. Without his usual starters, Martino gave some players the chance to debut with La Albiceleste, including goalkeeper Nahuel Guzmán.
Ever Banega scored the first goal of the game just after 19 minutes of playing time. Gonzalo Higuaín... Read the rest of the article »
The Brazilian striker surpassed Bebeto in the all-time scoring list for Brazil. Only Zico, Romario, Ronaldo and Pelé lie ahead of him.
Brazil managed to thrash Japan in their friendly match held in Singapore. Dunga's men won their fourth match in a row with their new coach, while Japan have been struggling to get satisfying results with Mexican Javier Aguirre running things for them.
The big story of the day was Neymar's performance. Being just 22-years old, Neymar scored a "poker" against the Samurai Blues, surpassing... Read the rest of the article »
Watch the USMNT hosting Honduras on October 14th, having Gold Cup on their mind. This will be the first match for the U.S. in the post-Landon Donovan era.
One more chapter in the rivalry between USA and Honduras will be written today in Boca Raton. Both sides will try to integrate newcomers to their squads, since Jurgen Klinsmann and Hernan Medford are looking to improve their teams for next year's commitments.
The USMNT ended the Landon Donovan era with a 1-1 draw against Ecuador, and had to let go six of their players after Friday's match. German... Read the rest of the article »
Here’s where and when to watch Canada vs Colombia live online or on TV. This international friendly match takes place on Tuesday, October 14, 2014.
Canada are ranked 120th in the FIFA World Rankings. Los Cafeteros, meanwhile, are world football’s third best nation. Tuesday night’s international friendly match against Colombia appears as an amazing opportunity for the Canucks to enjoy a bit of limelight.
Key player Rickett was quoted as saying:
“It’s always great to play the best teams out there, and I think... Read the rest of the article »
Watch live from New Jersey a Latin American match between the unpredictable El Salvador against the World Cup participant Ecuador on October 14.
Taking full advantage of the International break, El Salvador and Ecuador will play their second friendly match in the U.S. Both sides are experiencing a sort of reconstruction, one deeper than the other. For El Salvador, trying to find a new team after their star players were incriminated in a betting scandal, and for Ecuador, their goal will have to be picking up the pieces of their failed World... Read the rest of the article »
The Bayern Munich attacker admitted to being angry after the final whistle, and had some harsh words for his national side after the disappointing loss
Bayern Munich ace Arjen Robben blasted the Netherlands national team's performance against Iceland on Monday, calling it unworthy after falling to a shock 2-0 loss on Monday.
The 30-year-old admitted to being angry after the final whistle, claiming the team made things difficult for themselves, as a Gylfi Sigurdsson brace saw the Oranje return from the Laugardalsvöllur empty handed.
"This... Read the rest of the article »
Second-place Manchester City host sixth-place Tottenham this Saturday at 7:45AM ET on NBCSN
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Following the international break, Premier League coverage continues with second-place Manchester City, last season’s... Read the rest of the article »
Despite admitting that the Dutchman is yet to met the club's standards, the legendary former Red Devils coach claims he is confident in Van Gaal's capabilities
Legendary Manchester United coach Sir Alex Ferguson claims he is confident current Red Devils manager Louis Van Gaal will “sort” out everything at Old Trafford.
Taking over after David Moyes' disastrous spell, the 63-year-old Dutch tactician's beginning in England did not kick off well, with an opening-day home loss to Swansea City, and the famous 5-3 defeat at Leicester City coming... Read the rest of the article »
The Spanish midfield maestro became the first La Furia Roja and Blaugrana ace to claim the prestigious accolade
Barcelona star midfielder Andres Iniesta was awarded the 2014 Golden Foot award on Monday evening, beating the likes of Ballon d'OR holder Cristiano Ronaldo, Bayern Munich ace Franck Ribery, and Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney.
Handed this accolade in a gala in Monaco, the Spanish midfielder became the first La Furia Roja and Blaugrana player to ever collect this prestigious award.
The... Read the rest of the article »
Korea will welcome Costa Rica in a friendly clash on Tuesday, October 14th. Find out where to watch the game both online and on TV here.
In terms of their past meeting history, Korea and Costa Rica appear to be fairly evenly matched, with the hosts winning their last meeting in January 1-0, the visitors coming out on top in 2006 and 2002, and a 2-2 draw back in February 2000. However, this summer's World Cup was quite a different experience for each.
The Central American side shocked all by emerging out of their group which contained... Read the rest of the article »
The Italian continues his bad track record of leaving his former teams with a sour taste in their mouths.
Although he's no longer in a Milan kit, the Rossoneri can't seem to stop talking about Mario Balotelli.
The 24-year-old Italian was sold this past summer to Liverpool in a £16 million deal after arriving in January 2013 from Manchester City. And while he scored 30 goals during his term back in Serie A, he also racked up an unimpressive 29 yellow cards and one red, meaning that he boasted... Read the rest of the article »
The Brazilian striker took things to a whole new level in trying to buy a free-kick from the referee.
Football fans have all seen players do anything to try to get a free kick, or more often than not, a penalty.
Some are more prone to do so than others, irritating supporters of the opposing team while the player's fans make excuses or, in some cases, the more mature ones even have grudgingly admitted that their favorite footballer tends to go to ground too easily.
However, a Brazilian... Read the rest of the article »
Mourinho also spoke about PSG's interest in his services, a team that he declined to manage in favor of Real Madrid, who sought him out at the same team
It seems Jose Mourinho has mixed feelings about some of his former players. After declaring weeks ago that Cristiano Ronaldo disappointed him for missing his penalty kick against Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League semifinal, today the Portuguese coach praised Real Madrid's striker and even compared him to French legend Zinedine Zidane:
"I'm not going to go further on what everybody... Read the rest of the article »
The Mexican team remains undefeated after the World Cup, having drawn just one game against Chile.
After winning three out of four friendly matches, Miguel Herrera has set the standards for Mexico during next year's competitions. "El Piojo" shared his thoughts about what should be the team's goals for CONCACAF's Gold Cup and CONMEBOL's Copa America in which El Tri will be participating:
"We have to put together two strong teams that can manage both competitions. We have to... Read the rest of the article »
Beasant, who was registered to play the 1990 World Cup, may set a new record as the eldest player ever in England if he plays on Saturday against Accrington Stanley.
History may be in the making for League 2 side Stevenage. After Sam Beasant came down with an injury, the club decided to activate their 55-year old goalkeeper coach Dave Beasant, who was part of the 1990 English team that played the World Cup. Beasant, Sam's father, joined Boro earlier this year, and the club expected his role to "evolve", but things may end up taking a historic turn.
Born... Read the rest of the article »
Under a new manager, Portugal will be trying to earn their first victory in Group I against Denmark. Watch this Euro 2016 Qualification match Live on TV & Online.
Portugal began a new chapter on Saturday, with new manager Fernando Santos taking charge of the Seleção das Quinas. The 60-year-old Lisbon born Santos saw his side fall in a 2-1 defeat to France, but his new look squad left great indications ahead of Tuesday's meeting with Denmark.
"It's normal that when playing your first match with a new manager and new ideas, after conceding... Read the rest of the article »