Category: International Sports

Messi is ‘greatest player in history’

Messi is ‘greatest player in history’

​Barcelona’s Lionel Messi is “the greatest player in football history”, says president Josep Maria Bartomeu. The Argentine, 27, is the all-time top scorer in Spain’s La Liga with 253 goals following his hat-trick in  Saturday’s 5-1 win over Sevilla. Bartomeu said: “We’ll have Leo here for many more years. We are delighted with what he [&hellip

Casillas nominated for keeper award

Casillas nominated for keeper award

​Real Madrid and Spain keeper Iker Casillas has been shortlisted for Fifa’s 2014 World XI despite a poor World Cup and only 12 league games. Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois is also on the list, along with Bayern Munich’s Manuel Neuer, Barcelona’s Claudio Bravo and Juventus’s Gianluigi Buffon. But Casillas is the surprising name, despite being in [&hellip

United punish wasteful Arsenal

United punish wasteful Arsenal

​Manchester United hit Arsenal on the break at the Emirates to earn a 2-1 win – their first away victory of the season.​ Arsenal dominated for the majority of the game but fell behind in the second half thanks to an unfortunate own goal from Kieran Gibbs. Wayne Rooney seemed to have put the game [&hellip

Rodgers: The pressure’s on

Rodgers: The pressure’s on

​Brendan Rodgers admitted the buck stops with him after defeat at Crystal Palace made it Liverpool’s worst start to a league season in 22 years. Rickie Lambert’s first Liverpool goal proved a false dawn as Palace won 3-1 at Selhurst Park, where Rodgers’ side blew a three-goal lead and their last hope of the title [&hellip

FBI protect FIFA whistleblower

FBI protect FIFA whistleblower

​FIFA whistleblower Phaedra Al-Majid has told sources how she is fearing for her life and that the FBI is protecting her following her allegations over the Qatar World Cup bid. Al-Majid was one of 70 witnesses who spoke anonymously to FIFA investigator Michael Garcia, providing information, documents, data and recordings which she claimed proved corruption [&hellip

Jules Bianchi is out of artificial coma

Jules Bianchi is out of artificial coma

Jules Bianchi is out of his artificial coma and has been transferred to his native France, but remains unconscious and in a critical condition. The Marussia driver had been in a coma since suffering head injuries in a horrific crash at the Japanese Grand PrIx in October. His family say Bianchi is now breathing unaided [&hellip

Wenger: Podolski not for sale

Wenger: Podolski not for sale

​Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger insists he has no plans to sell Lukas Podolski after the German forward suggested he could leave in January. The 29-year-old is yet to start a single Premier League game this season and has voiced his frustration about a lack of first-team opportunities. Italian side Napoli have been linked with a [&hellip

Ozil suffers injury setback

Ozil suffers injury setback

​Arsenal have been dealt a blow with the news that midfielder Mesut Ozil will be out of action for a further seven weeks due to a knee injury. The Germany international was diagnosed with a partial ligament tear after Arsenal’s 2-0 defeat to Chelsea in the first week of October. Arsenal had hoped to have [&hellip

FIFA review confirms World Cup venues

FIFA review confirms World Cup venues

​The soccer World Cups of 2018 and 2022 are set to go ahead in Russia and Qatar as planned after FIFA’s ethics committee said on Thursday it could find no grounds for re-opening the controversial bidding process. A report by the ethics committee of world governing body FIFA has confirmed that both the 2018 and [&hellip

Ronaldo denies Messi nickname slur

Ronaldo denies Messi nickname slur

​Cristiano Ronaldo has denied claims that he has an obscene nickname for Lionel Messi. In a new book about the Barcelona forward, it is suggested that the Real Madrid player routinely refers to the Argentine with an offensive expression. Tensions between Ronaldo, 29, and Messi, 27, have long been rumored. “This is absolutely false and I have [&hellip