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Video: Chelsea defeat Barcelona 2-2 (4-2 on penalties) in International Champions Cup
Video: Chelsea defeat Barcelona 2-2 (4-2 on penalties) in International Champions Cup

Eden Hazard finishes past Ter Stegen in goal after his brilliant run In what was the most entertaining match so far in the International Champions Cup, Chelsea defeated Champions League holders Barcelona 4-2 on penalties after the match ended tied 2-2 after normal time. This was the Blues’ second penalty shootout victory, following their similar triumph over Paris Saint-Germain in their previous match. The match started at great pace

Jul 29 2015
Cesc Fabregas confident Chelsea can compete with Barcelona for Champions League
Cesc Fabregas confident Chelsea can compete with Barcelona for Champions League

Cesc Fabregas has never won the Champions League in his career Cesc Fabregas has urged his Chelsea teammates to bring the Champions League trophy to Stamford Bridge this season and is confident that his team can beat Barcelona to it. The 26-year-old midfielder is expected to face his boyhood club for the first time since his £23 million move to Chelsea when the two teams take on each other in the International

Jul 28 2015
9 footballers who became popular for their eccentric acts
9 footballers who became popular for their eccentric acts

Eccentricity is what makes things interesting. If every footballer was like, say Raul Gonzalez or Alessandro del Piero, there would have been a lot of class around, but things would eventually feel boring. It’s the eccentric ones whose unpredictability becomes a great source of entertainment for many. Perky press conferences, crazy on-pitch incidents and whatnot, eccentricity is a must for football to be the fun game as we all know it. So

Jul 27 2015
5 players who have no chance at the top 3 of the UEFA Player of the Year shortlist
5 players who have no chance at the top 3 of the UEFA Player of the Year shortlist

Football has been boring for quite a while now. While this statement might raise the eyebrows of many, it is true. Gone are the times when there was doubt about who makes the top two for football award ceremonies. Those functions of now are nothing more than the usual banal showdown between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. The next shot at this juncture of soporific obviousness comes in the form of UEFA Player of the Year that is set to

Jul 26 2015
5 players who deserved to be shortlisted for UEFA Player of the Year award but weren't
5 players who deserved to be shortlisted for UEFA Player of the Year award but weren't

 UEFA announced the 10 man shortlist for the UEFA Player of the Year award a week ago Around a week ago, UEFA announced the 10 man shortlist for the UEFA Player of the Year award and the list had the usual suspects - Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, with Andrea Pirlo, Arturo Vidal, Paul Pogba, Carlos Tevez, Gianluigi Buffon, Neymar, Luis Suarez and Eden Hazard completed the Top 10. However, the inclusion of some of these players in t

Highlights: Wayne Rooney strikes as Manchester United beat Barcelona 3-1
Highlights: Wayne Rooney strikes as Manchester United beat Barcelona 3-1

Wayne Rooney scored against Barcelona as Manchester United won 3-1 Manchester United registered their best win of the pre-season after beating Barcelona 3-1 thanks to goals from Wayne Rooney, Jesse Lingard and Adnan Januzaj. Rooney headed in United’s opener in the eight-minute of the match from an Ashley Young corner.  Lingard then doubled United's lead after he struck home a Tyler Blackett cross. One of the highlights of the

Jul 26 2015
6 questions Liverpool will need to answer ahead of the 2015/16 season
6 questions Liverpool will need to answer ahead of the 2015/16 season

Liverpool FC gets ready for a challenging season ahead For Liverpool Football Club, last season (2014-15) started and ended on a hugely disappointing note. More disappointing if you were still hung-over from a season before that when Suarez and Sturridge were hammering the opponents. Let’s accept it, these 2 made Liverpool look better than they were in totality. I say they made Liverpool look “better than they were” becau

Jul 23 2015
Video: Fan tells Barcelona's Luis Suarez he's the best player in the world; he disagrees
Video: Fan tells Barcelona's Luis Suarez he's the best player in the world; he disagrees

Barcelona is currently on it’s preseason tour in the United States. Players like Lionel Messi and Neymar are missing from the squad as they have been given time off to rest following a grueling Copa America campaign. Regardless, the Barcelona team still boasts a plethora of stars, including the former Liverpool man Luis Suarez who scored in their 2-1 win over LA Galaxy. While the match was only the beginning of the tour, Barcelona player

Jul 22 2015
Video: Barcelona win first pre-season game 2-1 against LA Galaxy
Video: Barcelona win first pre-season game 2-1 against LA Galaxy

A reunion of sorts for two former Liverpool players Barcelona traveled to the United States without some of their most influential players including the likes of Lionel Messi and Neymar. Only one of last season’s devastating front three made the trip – Luis Suarez.  As the Uruguayan faced up against his former Liverpool team-mate Steven Gerrard in the LA Galaxy camp, once again Suarez came up with the goods scoring his and

Jul 22 2015
Christian Benteke should produce the goods Liverpool and Rodgers need him to
Christian Benteke should produce the goods Liverpool and Rodgers need him to

Christian Benteke will arrive at Liverpool as a big money signing and a lot would be expected of him It was the 26th August last year when Liverpool completed the signing of Mario Balotelli, turning to the Italian after missing out on Alexis Sanchez and deciding not to gamble on Loic Remy’s heart concerns. With deadline day looming and Luis Suarez having departed the month before, it was a choice between Balotelli and Samuel Eto&r

Jul 22 2015
Barcelona striker Luis Suarez wants it all
Barcelona striker Luis Suarez wants it all

Luis Suarez’s contribution both in terms of goals and assists helped Barcelona win the treble Barcelona, July 21 (IANS): FC Barcelona striker Luis Suarez is setting his sights on more silverware after helping the Catalan football giants to the treble last season. Although the Uruguayan was unable to play until October as the result of a FIFA ban, he was vital to the cause, scoring goals, producing assists and quickly striking up an un

Jul 21 2015
Stats: Which clubs have spent the most in transfer fees in the last 10 years?
Stats: Which clubs have spent the most in transfer fees in the last 10 years?

Ronaldo, Suarez, Bale and Di Maria have all been big money signings in the last 10 years With transfer prices of players skyrocketing every year, it doesn't seem much of a surprise when top teams pay big to land their targets. Over the past few years, teams and their rich owners have pumped millions in order to buy desired players in the hope of landing more trophies. This injection of money hasn't necessarily translated

Jul 20 2015
6 reasons why it is hard to be a referee in modern football
6 reasons why it is hard to be a referee in modern football

Being the law-enforcer is a hard job. Be it the police or the referee in a football game; making sure that the people adhere to the rules can be as hard a job as it gets. Given the way crime has increased in the last few decades, the need for more – and efficient – law enforcers has become a must. Despite that, they find it hard to contain the law-breakers. Similarly, in football, it is hard to be a referee. The game, along with the

Jul 18 2015
Footballers and their Superhero equivalents
Footballers and their Superhero equivalents

Superheroes and footballers - two groups of people that take up a lot of our thinking space. While superheroes are a shot at fantasy, footballers are more realistic and one has a better chance at being the latter than the former. But that doesn't change the fact that most of us would like some kind of a superpower and inflate our already bloated egos. The likes of Marvel and DC Comics have been around for years and people try to relate

Jul 17 2015
Liverpool have gifted Manchester City a solution to their woes in Raheem Sterling
Liverpool have gifted Manchester City a solution to their woes in Raheem Sterling

Manchester City finally got their man after landing Raheem Sterling from Liverpool Much of the aftermath of Raheem Sterling’s £49 million transfer to Manchester City was focused on how the game of football is being ruined by clubs like City themselves, how money-grabbing youngsters like Sterling, who disrespect their club and manager deserve to rot on the bench of a club like City, and how agents like Ai

Jul 17 2015
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