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Zlatan Ibrahimovic believes only he, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are good enough to make a difference
Zlatan Ibrahimovic believes only he, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are good enough to make a difference

Ancelotti opened up about his thoughts on the Swede strikerZlatan Ibrahimovic is arrogant. It comes from him having an incredible amount of self-confidence. We have all heard his comments, from proclaiming himself to being god, to his statement after his latest declaration that he is going to leave Paris, pronouncing, “I came like a king, I left like a Legend.”Some people love him and some love to hate him, but one thing is

May 26 2016
Barcelona president claims no one from 'MSN' will be leaving the club
Barcelona president claims no one from 'MSN' will be leaving the club

The three are set to stay at Camp NouBarcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has declared that any transfer regarding the ‘MSN’ trio of Barcelona is impossible to even comprehend. The devastating South American threesome have been in stunning form for the second season running as they have scored an incredible 131 goals between them, dishing out 65 assists as well in the 2015-16 season. This significant contribution has led

May 26 2016
Top 10 players involved in most goals in Europe’s Top 6 leagues
Top 10 players involved in most goals in Europe’s Top 6 leagues

The curtains are gradually falling on yet another enthralling season of club football and it has given us plenty of reasons to remember it. Like in every other season, many players have captured our attention with some breathtaking football and some of them have been involved in a lot of goals. However, unlike the last seven seasons, the usual suspects, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, are not on top of the list of players involved in most goa

May 25 2016
Lionel Messi says moving to Barcelona was not easy for him
Lionel Messi says moving to Barcelona was not easy for him

Messi has been incredibly successful with BarcelonaLionel Messi is a footballing legend, having won everything there is to win at club level with Barcelona. The superstar though has revealed that moving to Barcelona at a young age was not easy as he had to leave his home and make a fresh start. In an exclusive interview with Sports Illustrated, the Argentine spoke on topics ranging from his early days at the Catalan club to hi

May 25 2016
Ballon d'Or: Not for defenders and goalkeepers
Ballon d'Or: Not for defenders and goalkeepers

Lionel Messi beat Cristiano Ronaldo to win his record-extending 5th Ballon d’OrThe Ballon d’Or is arguably the biggest individual trophy in the world of football. Each year, 23 players are longlisted based on their good performances in Europe. After voting takes place, the top three players are recognised and the player with the maximum number of votes receives the award. Most of us know this because of Cristiano Ronaldo and

6 European records Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are yet to break
6 European records Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are yet to break

Messi and Ronaldo share eight Ballon D’Ors between themCristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are widely considered as the greatest players of this generation. Their rivalry has probably garnered the greatest drama through the years, with each player trying to break the other’s record. The two players have dominated the Ballon D’Or for the last eight years, with Messi coming on top five times to Ronaldo’s three.The Argentine h

May 24 2016
5 best athletes for the week 16 May - 23 May
5 best athletes for the week 16 May - 23 May

Part of our series on the standout athletic performances of the week sees cricket, tennis and some spirited badminton performances take centrestage:Virat KohliLeading the Royal Challengers from the front, contributing significantly with the batThe mercurial Indian batsman has on top of his game at the 2016 Indian Premier League, scoring tons in quick succession to add to his growing list of batting records.Captaining the Royal Challengers Bangalo

May 23 2016
Bundesliga footballers vote Lionel Messi as world's best
Bundesliga footballers vote Lionel Messi as world's best

Lionel Messi won 47.7% of the votesBerlin, May 23 (IANS) Bundesliga footballers have chosen Spanish champions FC Barcelona's Argentine forward Lionel Messi as the world's best player, according to a traditional survey run by Kicker magazine at the end of every season.Messi gathered 47.7 percent of the total votes, compared to Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo who gained 29.8 percent and came in second place, reports Efe.Messi's Br

May 23 2016
Satire: Being Banters - A beginner's guide to being part of the 'football family'
Satire: Being Banters - A beginner's guide to being part of the 'football family'

Are you frustated at not being able to understand the jargon of the fanatics? Fear no more.What is a ‘European night?’ Why in the world are my friends discussing why fourth place is a trophy? Do your mates expect you to know that Barcelona is more than a vacation destination in Spain or that 'You'll Never Walk Alone' is much more than a show tune from the 1940s?You aren’t really into football. You hope that your frie

May 23 2016
Football Funnies Part 1: 2015-16 season review
Football Funnies Part 1: 2015-16 season review

2016 - Best year for fansNo sooner does the UEFA Champions League final ends the 2015-16 football season (on May 28th), fans globally will be treated to Euro Nations Tournament 2016 and Copa America Centenary event 2016. For hard core fans of the beautiful game they want every season, every month, every weekend and every day to be like this!Bangkok BonanzaYear 2016 is also special for the underdogs. Bangkok went blue as Leicester City lifted

May 23 2016
This season's Golden Boot winners across Europe
This season's Golden Boot winners across Europe

Harry Kane became the first Tottenham player to win the Golden Boot in the Premier LeagueGoals  are what defines football and to have a goal scoring player within the ranks can make all the difference in the world. Whether it be winning the championship or staving off relegation or even pushing for that final spot in Europe, goals and more importantly goalscorers are what can turn the tide.Now that the 2015-16 domestic titles are decide

May 23 2016
Barcelona fans should feel proud of King's Cup win: Coach Enrique
Barcelona fans should feel proud of King's Cup win: Coach Enrique

Madrid, May 23 (IANS) Barcelona head coach Luis Enrique finally spoke to the press on Monday morning following the Catalan football giants' 2-0 win over Sevilla on Sunday in the final of the King's Cup. The win means Barcelona become only the third Spanish side in history to repeat a domestic league and cup double in consecutive football seasons, although they had to dig deep after playing for 50 minutes with a player less as Javier Mascherano

May 23 2016
Who said what: World reacts to Barcelona's Copa Del Rey triumph
Who said what: World reacts to Barcelona's Copa Del Rey triumph

Barcelona claimed their seventh domestic double by winning the Copa Del ReyDefending champions Barcelona beat Sevilla 2-0 in extra time to lift their 28th Copa del Rey title at the Vicente Calderon in Madrid on Sunday night. Both sides saw a man sent off for making last-man tackles in normal time and nothing separated the two until Jordi Alba and Neymar scored in extra time to give Barcelona the win.Lionel Messi was anonymous for m

May 23 2016
Twitter reacts to Lionel Messi's superb assists and Barcelona's Copa Del Rey triumph
Twitter reacts to Lionel Messi's superb assists and Barcelona's Copa Del Rey triumph

2 sublime assists from Messi helped Barcelona win the Copa Del ReyDefending champions Barcelona beat Sevilla 2-0 in extra time to lift their 28th Copa del Rey title at the Vicente Calderon in Madrid on Sunday night. Both sides saw a man sent off for making last-man tackles in normal time and nothing separated the two until Jordi Alba and Neymar scored in extra time to give Barcelona the win.Lionel Messi was anonymous for most of the game but

May 23 2016
Copa del Rey: Barcelona 2-0 Sevilla - Player Ratings
Copa del Rey: Barcelona 2-0 Sevilla - Player Ratings

Barcelona players celebrate their 28th Copa del Rey triumphBarcelona registered a 2-0 extra-time win over Sevilla to lift their 28th Copa del Rey title – the most by any club. Javier Mascherano was given his marching orders for the Blaugrana in the first-half, while the Los Rojiblancos were down to 9-men for the last few minutes after the sending off of Ever Banega and Daniel Carrico.In a high-octane contest, which witnessed crunc

May 23 2016
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