Sterling took to Instagram to express his concern about the vastly different treatment that white and black players receive from certain sections of the British media. Sterling drew a connection between the negative coverage that black players constantly receive and their treatment by the public.
When it comes to ranking the greatest defenders of all time, Paolo Maldini is up there with the best there ever was. His calibre is proven in the European Cup and the Champions League, while the longevity of his career is a direct result of his intelligent defending and love for AC Milan, where he stayed... Continue Reading →
When Luis Figo did the unthinkable and left Barcelona to join Real Madrid's, he became the first 'galáctico', thus kick-starting a footballing revolution like no other. It was, recalls Ronaldo, "a term we never chose to describe ourselves" – but it was inescapable... The Prologue Florentino Perez was planning to stand for the Real presidential... Continue Reading →
In July 2015, Claudio Ranieri was enjoying a break in Italy when he received a phone call from Steve Kutner, his agent, that would end up changing the face of English football in a way no one could have imagined. Kutner managed to convince Jon Rudkin, Leicester City’s director of football, that Ranieri was worth... Continue Reading →
Formation : 4-2-3-1 Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, Belgium The Golden Glove winner and Chelsea goalkeeper (as of now !!) performed superbly throughout the tournament. He was never out of the action and gave a sublime goalkeeping performances in Belgium’s quarter-final win over Brazil, in which he produced one of the saves of the tournament to prevent... Continue Reading →
Portugal 3 - 3 Spain Pre-match drama, an early penalty, two world class bangers, a howler, a late goal and of course, top-class football... This match had it all. Everyone pretty much expected a cagey, conservative affair given their first match. But how brilliantly they surprised us !! With all the background stuff that seemed... Continue Reading →
Awarded for the first time in 2006, FIFA’s best young player award is usually a hotly contested prize to honour the best player aged 23 or under. This time, however, there was surely no contest... Kylian Mbappé does not celebrate his 20th birthday until December but the France forward has been an undoubted star of... Continue Reading →
0 - The no. of straight red cards issued in the World Cup for violent play. 0 - Neither Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi have ever scored a goal in a World Cup knockout match : Ronaldo : 0 goals in 6 games from 25 shots (514 mins) Messi : 0 goals in 8 games... Continue Reading →