Rizzoli was accused of favouring Lionel Messi and Argentina Italian took charge of 2013 Champions League finalThe Italian official accused last week of favouring Argentina and Lionel Messi has been …
At the previous World Cup finals in South Africa, Lionel Messi was subject to the kind of pre-match warm-up routine that no one on the current Argentina staff would dare suggest to him now. Messi would stand still while the ball was deliberately struck past him, too quickly for him to be able to react, and he was obliged to scurry off, retrieve it and pass it back to the man who had devised the exercise.
Having claimed three consecutive SPL titles under predecessor Neil Lennon, in addition to producing one of the most Champions League nights in recent European football history, new Celtic manager Ronny Deila has rather large shoes to fill at Parkhead. The Norwegian gaffer, formerly of Stromgodset, has his first challenge to face this summer, with rumours that […]
Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero believes the pressure is all on Germany ahead of the World Cup final on Sunday, as reported by FourFourTwo. The Argentinean returned from injury just in time to come from the bench in the semi-final penalty win over the Netherlands and is pushing for a start in the final. Germany […]
To say Newcastle have been a source great frustration for their supporters would be an understatement. On the transfer front alone, the club move with the kind of inconsistency that can only keep a club entrenched in mid-table mediocrity. But the club are in need of something uplifting this summer, especially after selling fan-favourite Yohan […]
With Alexis Sanchez signing for Arsenal, the London club get two new Gunners: the player himself, and his girlfriend Laia Grassi. Sanchez’s blue-eyed blonde other half is expected to make the move to London with him, and looks pretty excited about it judging by her Instagram. Laia Grassi is a Spanish art director and designer,
Leeds United have been exceptionally busy this summer, welcoming a new manager in David Hockaday and a string of new signings, including Stuart Taylor, Marco Silvestri and all-but-officially confirmed Jonathan Rossini, not to mention the record-breaking £11million sale of Ross McCormack to Fulham. But bearing in mind the ultimate aim of returning to the Premier […]
Brazil will contest the Netherlands in Saturday’s third place play-off match, with much criticism directed at the credibility and importance of third place play-off matches. Netherlands coach Louis Van Gaal recently called for Fifa to scrap the third and fourth place play-off matches, blaming the affects a potential loss could have on his players.
Manchester United assistant manager Ryan Giggs claims he would love to replace Louis van Gaal as the Old Trafford main man in a few years’ time. Giggs has signed up to assist van Gaal when he takes charge of United later this month but has got a taste for management after his caretaker spell in […]
To some die-hard England fans it will be an impossible choice: should you support Germany or Argentina in tomorrow’s World Cup final? Our own team’s involvement in the tournament is a distant memory, but sitting on the sidelines is no way to enjoy the climax of one of the most thrilling World Cups in recent memory.
Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri believes his best years are still to come after signing a new five-year deal at the Etihad. Nasri enjoyed arguably his best season in England last term, playing a major role in City’s title winning side, but that still wasn’t enough to see him included in the France squad for […]
The forecast for Rio de Janeiro on the morning of the World Cup final is for rain; something Germans of a certain age still call “Fritz Walter weather”. It was sheeting down on the morning of what became known as “The Miracle of Bern”, a match that saw the emergence of the greatest nation in the history of the tournament.