A week ago I wrote about Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger feeling quite unhappy about some of his players keeping their eye on the World Cup—well, now he is positively furious. And for good reason, as his top star, Robin Van Persie, is expected to be out for up to five months after picking up and [...]

A shortlist of 10 players was announced for the Golden Ball award, which is a prestigious annual prize given by the French magazine “France Football” to the best player in Europe. The journalists who are going to select the winner nominated the following exceptional players: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal, Manchester United/Real Madrid) Didier Drogba (Ivory Coast, [...]

Francesco Totti is not only Roma’s greatest football player of all time but according to a recent Vodafone TV commercial he is also Santa Claus. Featuring in a commercial with his wife Ilary Totti (boy is is hot!) the Italian striker is shown transforming slowly into Santa. Watch the video below.

The relationship between Luca Toni and his Bayern Munich manager Louis van Gaal has reached the boiling point, and it seems like one of them is going to have to go. The Italian has had a rocky time at the German club since signing from Fiorentina two years ago, and despite a good start, he [...]

After Arsenal’s 1-0 defeat away to Sunderland in the Premiership this weekend, manager Arsene Wenger reaffirmed his stance that club should come before country. He declared: “We do not pay players to go to the World Cup – we pay the players to do well for Arsenal. The first pride of a man is to [...]

It takes a special type of player to score five in a game, and a special type of team to score nine—or at least, it takes some seriously disorganized opposition. Yesterday’s Premiership match between Tottenham Hotspur and Wigan Athletic ended up in a 9-1 trashing by the home side, with Jermain Defoe netting five, a [...]

The latest scandal to hit European football involves no less than 200 games which are being investigated over corruption charges. They include some matches in the UEFA Cup (now Europa League) and Champions League qualifying stages, but most involve teams from lower national leagues. A German newspaper released some details over the specifics, and has [...]

Greece have done it. Playing in a frozen Donetsk stadium filled to capacity by a very loud Ukrainian crowd, Greece defeated Ukraine 0-1 to claim one of a handful of remaining spots for South Africa’s 2010 World Cup. The pace of the game was fierce. Ukraine came out of the gates attacking only to find [...]

After almost a year and a half out of football, Barcelona defender Gabriel Milito came back to play in Barcelona’s 4-1 friendly victory over Bolivian side Bolivar. The Argentine center back injured his knee in Barca’s 2008 Champions League semi-final match against Manchester United, and has since missed the entire last season, including the majority [...]

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has not spoken to the BBC since 2004, when his son was accused of gaining influence due to his father’s position, but due to a new Premier League ruling, he will have to end his protest. Starting next season, every single Premiership manager will be forced to give post-match [...]

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