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Neymar's father refutes allegations of meeting with Real Madrid
Neymar's father refutes allegations of meeting with Real Madrid

Neymar during the FIFA Ballon d’Or galaSpeculation was rife that Barcelona forward Neymar met with officials from arch-rivals Real Madrid at the recently concluded FIFA Ballon d’Or ceremony. However, the Brazilian’s father has swiftly dismissed the rumours terming it “an invention”.Reports said that Neymar, his father and the player’s agent, Wagner Ribiero had an unofficial meeting with the Real Madri

Jan 22 2016
Luis Suarez declined an invitation from FIFA to attend the Ballon d'Or gala
Luis Suarez declined an invitation from FIFA to attend the Ballon d'Or gala

Suarez was named the best player of the Club World CupBarcelona striker Luis Suarez has revealed that he declined an invitation from FIFA to attend the Ballon d’Or ceremony. He revealed the incident while giving interview to an Uruguayan newspaper Ovación.Suarez is supposedly still upset about the treatment he received from FIFA following his bite on Giorgio Chiellini at the 2014 World Cup. His bitterness with foo

Jan 21 2016
Video: Kaka and other football stars play FIFA 16 against FIFA Interactive World Champion Abdulaziz Alshehri
Video: Kaka and other football stars play FIFA 16 against FIFA Interactive World Champion Abdulaziz Alshehri

Kaka and Alshehri inside the limo sharing a light momentThe FIFA Interactive World Cup champion Abdulaziz Alshehri had the privilege to face the aces of the real football in FIFA 16. The Saudi Arabian gamer, who was a special guest at the Ballon d'Or gala on Monday, spent his day being driven around Zurich in a FIFA 16-loaded limo, where he thumped the real stars of football in the game.The gaming champion was entitle

Jan 17 2016
Why Premier League players are no longer being picked in the FIFA FIFPro World XI
Why Premier League players are no longer being picked in the FIFA FIFPro World XI

Eight players in the 2015 FIFPro XI were from La LigaIt’s a new year (relatively) and with that came the annual unveiling of the FIFPro World Team of the Year for 2015. This term’s edition saw usual suspects Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo start up top alongside Brazilian forward Neymar while Manuel Neuer retained the title of the best goalkeeper for the third year running.There were some surprising inclusions as wel

Jan 17 2016
Video: Neymar takes the crossbar challenge
Video: Neymar takes the crossbar challenge

Neymar Jr. has been in scintillating form for FC BarcelonaNeymar Jr. showed off his footballing skills in a promotional video for the popular football video game, Pro Evolution Soccer (PES), during the launch of the 2016 edition of the game.The 23-year old Brazilian is presently considered one of the greatest players in the world and was in the third spot for the ‘player of the year’ award at the recently concluded Ballon d&rsquo

5 of the biggest Ballon d'Or upsets in recent years
5 of the biggest Ballon d'Or upsets in recent years

The Ballon d’Or is the most prestigious individual award football has to offer. Many great players have won it over the years. However, there have also been cases when the most deserving player was denied the honour.  Sometimes, a team plays magnificently and yet lose because of some last minute deflected goal. Similarly, when it comes to awards, less deserving people win them every now and then and it is no different here. Here are

Jan 14 2016
Carlos Bilardo says Messi has to win the World Cup to cement his position amongst all-time greats
Carlos Bilardo says Messi has to win the World Cup to cement his position amongst all-time greats

Carlos Bilardo is currently the general manager of the Argentina national teamCarlos Bilardo who was the coach of the Argentina national team when they went on to win the 1986 World Cup feels Lionel Messi has not yet become the greatest player ever to have graced the game of football.However, he accepted the fact that Messi is undoubtedly the best in the game now. He also thinks that the Argentine scores over Ronaldo as there is a considerable ga

Jan 14 2016
The format of the Ballon d'Or needs to change, says Philipp Lahm
The format of the Ballon d'Or needs to change, says Philipp Lahm

Lahm compared the current Ballon d’Or format with a Facebook pollPhilipp Lahm the ex-German national team skipper who has been playing for Bayern Munich as a defender since 1995 and also happens to be the squad captain, penned his thoughts on the Ballon d’Or in an exclusive article for Goal.com.The German defender wishes for the format of the award to be changed a bit as it has become more of a popularity cont

Jan 14 2016
Lionel Messi deserved the Ballon d'Or, says Atletico de Kolkata coach Antonio Habas
Lionel Messi deserved the Ballon d'Or, says Atletico de Kolkata coach Antonio Habas

Messi won the Ballon d’Or award for a record fifth timeIndian Super League franchise Atletico de Kolkata's coach Antonio Lopez Habas believes Argentina's talismanic forward Lionel Messi deserved the FIFA Ballon d'Or which he clinched for a record fifth time.Messi edged past Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona team-mate Neymar to hold aloft the prestigious trophy at a gala ceremony in Zurich, Switzerland, on Sun

Jan 13 2016
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