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A witness revealed details about the 'Lionel Messi Foundation' being involved in money-laundering practices for the friendly matches held in 2012 and 2013.
More details have emerged about the DEA investigation linking Lionel Messi to a money laundering scheme. According to a protected witness, a number of friendly matches celebrated in the United States, Mexico, Colombia and Perú were funded by Colombian and Mexican drug cartels, which are also linked to the ongoing tax fraud investigation made by Spanish authorities.
The witness indicated... Read the rest of the article »
Brazil has won every game since their disaster at the 2014 World Cup. Robinho and possibly Neymar could feature for Brazil in this game.
One last boost of confidence is what Brazil expects to get out from their game against Honduras in their last game before the 2015 Copa America this Wednesday. Dunga has won all nine games that his team has played since taking control of the Canarinha after the 2014 World Cup.
Neymar, recent European champion with Barcelona, will be a starter in this game after missing every other preparation... Read the rest of the article »
After their victory against France, Brazil will face Chile in their second friendly match of this International break. Check out the live streaming & TV listings for Brazil vs Chile below.
Brazil and Chile will have another go on March 29, when they face each other in a friendly match. Dunga's Seleçao will get to this match days after beating France in a re-edition of France 98's final match, while the Chileans will try to restore their pride after losing against Iran on March 26.
Brazil and Chile delivered one of the most dramatic games of the past World Cup, where the... Read the rest of the article »
Has the curse of the International Break hit Lionel Messi? The Argentina captain had to abandon training in Washington, D.C., USA.
News emerging from the United States, where Argentina have been preparing for their friendly match against El Salvador and Ecuador, is causing waves. The world's most in-form player at the moment, Lionel Messi, is reportedly out injured.
The Albiceleste captain arrived in USA on Monday after helping Barcelona triumph 2-1 in El Clasico to remain on top of La Liga standings. He then left... Read the rest of the article »
After the incidents generated by Dutch fans in Rome last week, both National Teams would play a match to help raise money to restore the damage made in the Italian capital.
Prior to the Europa League match between Roma and Feyenoord, a huge portion of the 6,000 Dutch fans attending the game clashed with anti-riot police in the Italian capital, leaving up to two million pounds in damage to historic monuments. While the city major demanded the fans to raise money for repairs, both National Team's execs are plotting a friendly match in order to help with fundraising efforts.
"It's... Read the rest of the article »
This will be the first match between the 2010 World Cup finalists to be held in Amsterdam since 2002, when the Oranje defeated La Roja 1-0.
The Dutch Football Association announced a friendly match against Spain to be held in March 2015. The game will be held at Amsterdam Arena, giving the Spanish team the chance to redeem themselves after the recent World Cup matchup between them, where The Netherlands destroyed La Roja 5-1.
This will be the third time the Spanish team visits the Dutch nation for an international game. Their first... Read the rest of the article »
Joachim Löw decided the goalkeeper did not have to return with his National team after their victory against Gibraltar with a 4-0 score.
Germany's goalkeeper and Ballon D'Or contender Manuel Neuer will not take part of his National Team's next match against Spain, after coming down with an injury to his knee during the Mannschaft's victory against Gibraltar on Friday.
The German Football Federation (DFB) informed via a press release the Bayern Munich shot stopper will not take part of the friendly match against Spain this Tuesday... Read the rest of the article »
Watch Brazil vs Argentina in live streaming online or on TV. Join the millions of viewers drooling over the combination of stars such as Angel di Maria, Messi, Neymar and Kaka.
The return of Kaka and Robinho in the Selecão has spiced up the Superclásico de las Americas taking place this Saturday at the Bird’s Nest stadium in China. Obviously, the other big attraction ahead of this super clash is Lionel Messi, who has reunited with ex-Barcelona manager Tata Martino.
“Messi and I have talked about this game a lot,” captain Neymar revealed.... Read the rest of the article »
South Korea vs Paraguay will be played on Friday, the 10th of October at the Cheonan Baekseok Stadium.
German tactician Uli Stielike will take charge of the Reds for the first time as they host South American side Paraguay on Friday. South Korea will be hoping for a much better performance during the friendly match after a disappointing World Cup campaign which ended with them failing to record a single victory.
But Stielike who has managed Switzerland and Ivory Coast in the past is confident... Read the rest of the article »
The game was organized by the team's main sponsor, and will be held in Dubai on December 30th, just before both squads re-start their tournaments.
Real Madrid and AC Milan announced today the celebration of a friendly match to be held December 30 in Dubai. The game will be part of the "Dubai Football Challenge", and will be played at the 7evens Stadium.
Legends like Italian Franco Baresi and Spanish Emilio Butragueño represented both teams in the unveiling hosted by the Dubai's Ministry of Commerce and Tourism. The... Read the rest of the article »
The Uruguayan player, banned from any official match until October 26, scored his first goal against the U-19 Indonesian team
Luis Suarez, still banned from every official game with his club and his National Team, scored yesterday his first goal as a Barcelona player. The Uruguayan played with Barcelona's B squad against the U-19 Indonesian team, scoring two goals in the match.
The first goal of the game was scored by one of Barcelona's recent transfers, Belgian Thomas Vermaelen,who also took part of the game. Suarez... Read the rest of the article »
Coach Luis Enrique wants the Uruguayan player to enjoy playing time before the ban imposed by FIFA expires, so he can be available to play against Real Madrid
Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez will enjoy playing time on Wednesday, when Barcelona B faces the U-19 Indonesian National Team. Barcelona's coach Luis Enrique wants him to be in top form when the player's ban is lifted, so, tomorrow the Uruguayan will have the chance to take the pitch against the Asian team.
"Luis Suarez needs to be on the pitch, and so do we. If Luis is fit to play... Read the rest of the article »
Watch Miguel Herrera's team take on Bolivia, as both Latin American teams relive their international tournament rivalry on September 9
After their previous matches in the United States, Mexico and Bolivia end their North American tour for this FIFA Matchday with a friendly game. With both teams looking for alternatives, fans at the Dick's Sporting Goods Park will have a good show on the pitch.
Mexico played last Saturday against Chile, showing some good moves on the attacking side, and giving Hector Herrera and Andres Guardado... Read the rest of the article »
The Uruguayan striker will have to wait to make his debut with FC Barcelona in an official match, which could happen on October 26th against Real Madrid.
Luis Suarez has been finally cleared to play with his National Team. Following his four month ban from any football-related activity, FIFA authorized the player to take part on friendly matches with the Uruguayans.
According to sources, the Uruguayan Football Association (AUF) intends to call up Suarez for next month's friendlies against Saudi Arabia and Oman, but had to ask permission to do... Read the rest of the article »
Brazil will face Ecuador at the MetLife Stadium in an international friendly on Tuesday, the 9th of September.
Dunga picked up a win on his second coming as Brazil notched a 1-0 victory over Colombia in their last outing. Neymar who picked up a horror injury last time the two sides met in the World Cup scored the solitary goal of the match as Brazil look to redeem themselves from their horrible end to the World Cup.
Brazil were rather unimpressive largely as the match seemed to be heading towards a goal-less... Read the rest of the article »
With the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup kicking off in a year’s time, Canada and Jamaica will meet in Toronto’s BMO field on Tuesday in their first preparation match ahead of the confederation’s most important competition.
In 2013, the Canadian Soccer Federation decided to hire Spanish manager Benito Floro as the national team’s head coach, aiming to improve the country’s performance in international competitions; including the World Cup qualifiers.
Recent results haven’t been what they were expecting but at least Canada seems to have found a style of play, which could be developed towards the... Read the rest of the article »
Serbia will host France in an international friendly at the Stadion Partizana on Sunday, the 7th of September 2014.
France continued its impressive run in the World Cup with another good showing as Didier Deschamps’ men picked a 1-0 win over Spain in their last friendly match. Loic Remy’s late strike settled the match, as the new Chelsea man scored the only goal of the game after an intelligent cut back from Valbuena.
The victory was France’s third in the last five matches with their only... Read the rest of the article »
On September 6, two of the most exciting countries during the past World Cup face each other in preparation for next year's Copa America
One of the most interesting matches involving Latin American countries will be, without a doubt, the one that makes Chile and Mexico clash on the pitch. Both sides had a good World Cup, being eliminated by Brazil and The Netherlands, respectively. Both teams arrive to this match with their best players, so a good game may be set for this Saturday at Levi's Stadium.
Chile will have star strikers... Read the rest of the article »
On September 5, watch live as the Samurai Blue start a new era under Mexican coach Javier Aguirre. Their opponent, Uruguay, will not have Luis Suarez with them , following the ban imposed by FIFA.
After being eliminated during the first round of the past World Cup, the Japanese Football Association decided to make a change. Mexican Javier Aguirre was given the coaching position with the Samurai Blue, and the seasoned coach will try to bring a new mix of talent and experience to the National Team. Aguirre decided not to call up Shinji Kagawa for health reasons, and will be giving a shot to young... Read the rest of the article »
The two South American sides will meet at the Sun Life Stadium on Thursday, the 4th of September in a friendly match.
The two teams met in the Quarter-Final of the World Cup last time out, a match the hosts won by a 2-1 score line. What followed it was one of the worst moments in the history of Brazilian football as eventual champions Germany ran rampant condemning the hosts to a 7-1 defeat.
Following their embarrassing exit former manager Luiz Felipe Scolari was shown the way out with 1994 World Cup winner... Read the rest of the article »