The Dutch manager will wait until the last training session to determine if they can make the squad for Sunday's game against Hull City
During his pre-match press conference, Dutch coach Louis Van Gaal revealed Colombian striker Radamel Falcao and Argentinian defender Marcos Rojo could return to the squad when the Red Devils face Hull City this Sunday. Van Gaal cautiously stated both men could be available, but they have to complete one more training before this week's matchup.
"I have to train the last session and I live... Read the rest of the article »
The 3-time World Cup winner will continue his treatment until further notice, since the hospital refused to comment on when he could be released.
Former Brazilian player Pelé alarmed his fanbase after being reported delicate with a urinary tract infection, which required him to be moved to the Special Care Unit. After the news broke, the hospital published a press release explaining the legend's current physical state.
"Patient Edson Arantes Do Nascimento has been undergoing kidney treatment, but with no need of other supporting... Read the rest of the article »
Among those implicated in this case are Atletico Madrid's captain Gabi, Manchester United's midfielder Ander Herrera and Mexican coach Javier Aguirre
The investigation regarding a possible fixed match between Spanish clubs Levante and Real Zaragoza is reaching its final stages. Sources indicate the prosecution has found enough evidence to implicate up to 32 people, including players, coaches and team executives.
Zaragoza needed to win their match against Levante in 2011, and Los Maños ended up bagging three points with two goals by... Read the rest of the article »
The current Champions League holders also used the press release to back up their player in his quest for a third Golden Ball award.
Spanish club Real Madrid asked UEFA's President Michel Platini to maintain a private posture about this year's Ballon D'Or nominees and possible winner. Los Blancos feel that Platini's words may influence voters in order to deny Cristiano Ronaldo of the award, as they claim in a press release that was made public today.
"Real's surprise at the repeated comments regarding his personal... Read the rest of the article »
The former Arsenal defender has not been able to make his debut with Los Blaugranas, since he has not been fit to play ever since he arrived to the club.
Thomas Vermaelen's debut with Barcelona may have to wait until the 2015-16 season. The Belgian defender, who played his final league game with Arsenal last season, will have to undergo surgery to his right leg, and will be forced to work off the pitch for the next four months, Barcelona's medical services revealed today.
The former Arsenal player will be operated in Finland, having laureated... Read the rest of the article »
The Spanish defender is uncomfortable with Platini's words regarding who would be a fair winner of the award, since CR7's season was 'outstanding'.
Spanish defender Alvaro Arbeloa voiced his opinion about this year's Ballon D'Or voting, where his teammate Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the top billed candidates to win the award. Arbeloa took the chance to complain about Michel Platini's statements earlier this week, in which he stated a German player should win the trophy instead of the Portuguese superstar.
"I think it's a pity for those... Read the rest of the article »
Bastia's striker was sentenced by the Correctional Court of Paris, three months after head-butting PSG's Thiago Motta.
The Correctional Court of Paris sentenced today Brazilian striker Brandao to serve one month in jail and to pay a fine of 20,000 euros, following an incident in August with Italian midfielder Thiago Motta, where the goal scorer head-butted Motta when he was heading into the locker rooms.
The verdict will not substitute the sanction imposed by Ligue 1's governing body, which banned the player... Read the rest of the article »
The Brazilian underwent an operation on November 13, and he will be kept under medical supervision to avoid any problems.
Brazilian football legend Pelé has the world's attention again, but this time because of his health condition. The former player, considered the best footballer of all time, was transferred to a special care unit in Albert Einstein hospital in Sao Paulo due to a urinary tract infection.
'O Rei' had some kidney stones removed on November 13, and was admitted into the hospital to monitor... Read the rest of the article »
Check out the November 2014 FIFA Rankings. See the world's Top 20 and the Top 5 of each zone. Where's your country placed?
Germany are still the world’s best while there are no move in or out of the FIFA Ranking’s Top 10. Spain and Portugal have moved up. Uruguay have gone down to 10th in the chart.
Outside the Top 10, there are more meaningful changes with Roy Hodgson’s England jumping seven places to rank 13th. Notable changes also include Algeria’s drop from 15th to 18th in the world... Read the rest of the article »
The Manchester City midfielder believes the Argentine is in the same bracket with the Liga BBVA superstars, whilst claiming there are no better strikers in the world at this moment.
Manchester City midfielder Frank Lampard, on loan from Major League Soccer side New York City FC, claims Argentine striker Sergio Aguero is “right up there” with La Liga stars Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
The Chelsea legend made these comments about Aguero after the Citizens ace fired his team to a 3-2 home win over Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich, registering an impressive... Read the rest of the article »
The Merseyside club threw away a 2-1 lead to settle for a 2-2 draw with only minutes remaining on the clock, and will have to wait until the final day to secure progression to the round of 16.
English Premier League side Liverpool let a 2-1 lead slip against Bulgarian side PFC Ludogorets Razgrad to draw 2-2 away from home in the dying minutes of Wednesday's Champions League tie, but according to their manager Brendan Rodgers, all of that is “irrelevant”.
After conceding early on in the game from a Dani Abalo goal after three minutes thanks to a Simon Mignolet blunder... Read the rest of the article »
The Spanish midfielder came down with a calf injury in Arsenal's 2-0 win over Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday, with the club's manager fearing the worse.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was left in sorrow after seeing club captain Mikel Arteta succumb to injury in the north London side's 2-0 win over Bourssia Dortmund in the Champions League on Wednesday.
The Spaniard was substituted in the 67th minute upon request, unable to see out the remainder of the game, with the French manager later revealing his knock to be damage to the calf, claiming the... Read the rest of the article »
The former Arsenal and Barcelona midfielder has been in top form since making a move to Stamford Bridge this summer.
Since making a return to the Premier League this summer, Cesc Fabregas has been in brilliant form for Chelsea.
The 27-year-old, who began to establish himself as one of the world's top midfielders while at Arsenal, spent three seasons at boyhood club Barcelona prior to joining Jose Mourinho's side. Meanwhile, the Blues are flying high at the summit of the league table and Fabregas has formed... Read the rest of the article »
Chelsea's midfielder revealed he talked about this issue with Sergio Ramos, who questioned those players who refused to attend Spain's international matches due to injury.
Chelsea's midfielder Cesc Fabregas responded to those voices who criticized his recent absence with Spain during the last International break of the year. Fabregas revealed he spoke with Sergio Ramos to explain why he decided not to go with La Roja last week.
"I've played 94 games with La Roja, and I have always been there, it really annoys me that people think I don't want to play with... Read the rest of the article »
According to sources, Premier League's current second place would be looking to sign Jesus Corona, a young Mexican wingman.
Southampton, the current Premier League second place holders, would be looking to add some strength during the next transfer season, and the player Ronald Koeman has sought out is Mexican wingman Jesus Corona, currently playing for Dutch side Twente.
The player born in the city of Monterrey, Mexico, was recently called up for Mexico's international matches, and has been one of the most praised... Read the rest of the article »
The French center back would be willing to leave Real Madrid even though he recently signed a contract extension with the European champions.
French defender Raphael Varane may have grow tired of waiting for an opportunity with Real Madrid, would be looking for a transfer in the upcoming winter break. According to sources, Varane has been linked to Premier League sides Chelsea and Manchester United, who would be interested in signing the young Frenchman.
Varane has not been able to earn a starting spot with Carlo Ancelotti's team... Read the rest of the article »
The French midfielder stated his teammates Arjen Robben and Manuel Neuer should win the trophy, but he believes Cristiano Ronaldo will end up taking it home.
Franck Ribery shared his thoughts about the next Ballon D'Or winner. The French superstar believes the award is just "politics" and does not go to the player that deserves it the most. Ribery exemplified his opinion with his experience last year.
"I learned a lot during last year's Ballon d'Or gala. As soon as I got there, I told my wife that I would lose. I saw how Sepp Blatter... Read the rest of the article »
Borussia Dortmund has already confirmed their place in the next round, but a victory would keep their perfect record in Group D alive. Meanwhile, Arsenal still have work to do, and they would prefer to take on Galatasaray in Turkey with their fate decided.
Brilliant moments have been hard to come by this season for both Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund, but they will both be out to claim three important points later today. The German outfit has already guaranteed qualification, but with a perfect record in Group D, Jurgen Klopp will want to continue the streak.
Furthermore, Dortmund have only conceded one goal from four matches, while they've scored... Read the rest of the article »
Basel vs Real Madrid will be featured in the Champions League this Wednesday on the 26th of November at the St. Jakob-Park.
The defending European champions have been in ravishing form lately and should they triumph in the match against Basel on Wednesday, Madrid will equal the club's record winning run. The Spanish giants have already confirmed their place in the last 16 of the competition and it would take an unimaginable Basel victory by four our more goals for the Swiss side to have any chance of toppling Madrid... Read the rest of the article »
The Paris Saint-Germain attacker also chose "the genius" Lionel Messi, completing his team's attack, whilst failing to name Real Madrid ace Cristiano Ronaldo in the squad.
When Paris Saint-Germain's talismanic striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic was asked to name his Dream Team squad, many could be forgiven for expecting the eccentric Swede to do the unexpected.
And he did! When given the task of choosing a player to spearhead his very own Dream Team's attack, the former AC Milan and Barcelona striker named himself in his all-time best starting eleven. Zlatan even went... Read the rest of the article »