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Ranieri rose from Roman ruins to become 'King of England'
Ranieri rose from Roman ruins to become 'King of England'

Britain Football Soccer - Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur - Barclays Premier League - Stamford Bridge - 2/5/16 A Chelsea fan displays a banner in reference to Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri Reuters / Dylan Martinez/ LivepicREUTERS - Leicester City's unexpected Premier League title triumph has helped Claudio Ranieri rediscover himself as a manager after his failed spell at AS Roma, the Italian's mother, Renata Ranieri has said.Ranieri spent 18

May 5 2016
5 footballing rivalries that are no more the same
5 footballing rivalries that are no more the same

The United-Arsenal rivalry has lost it’s fiercesnessRivalries are something that make the experience for football fans around the world worthwhile. It shows how the sport is considered a religion in some parts of the world and in some cases the sport is driven by religion as well.Several derbies have stood the test of time becoming a hallmark of the game. But the status of some have changed, either due to the cruel nature of circumstan

Apr 28 2016
10 of the biggest wastes of talent in football
10 of the biggest wastes of talent in football

“When people succeed, it is because of hard work. Luck has nothing to do with success.” – Diego Maradona“You have to fight to reach your dream. You have to sacrifice and work hard for it.” – Lionel Messi“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.” – PeleYoung players out there ought to take

Apr 27 2016
5 players who had the biggest falls from grace
5 players who had the biggest falls from grace

Professional football is a high-pressure arena. Some might even say it has been a business longer than it has been a sport to enjoy.The stresses of performing in front of thousands of expectant fans can sometimes be lost on those that don’t take to the field one weekend after another. It can not be easy to put personal struggles to the side, to dazzle the television cameras, do one’s job to full effect and be the best v

Apr 27 2016
Football prevented Brazilian midfielder Felipe Melo from becoming a murderer
Football prevented Brazilian midfielder Felipe Melo from becoming a murderer

Felipe Melo was a regular for the Brazil national team a few years agoInter Milan hard man Felipe Melo has revealed that were it not for the sport of football, he was destined to become a murderer. The tough-tackling defensive midfielder noted that having grown up in one of the most dangerous areas in Brazil, he was likely to have been involved in life of crime, were it not for football.In a revealing interview with Sky Italia, Melo revealed just

Juventus win fifth successive Serie A title after Napoli lose
Juventus win fifth successive Serie A title after Napoli lose

Football Soccer - Fiorentina v Juventus - Italian Serie A - Artemio Franchi stadium, Florence, Italy - 24/04/16 Juventus' Mario Mandzukic (R) in action against Fiorentina's Davide Astori. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini ROME (Reuters) - Juventus won Serie A for the fifth season in a row without kicking a ball on Monday after Napoli, the only team who could have caught them, were sunk 1-0 by a late Radja Nainggolan goal at AS Roma.Juventus, who have

Apr 25 2016
6 pairs of rivals that shared stadiums
6 pairs of rivals that shared stadiums

Inter Milan and AC Milan have played some great games at the San SiroA football club’s stadium is so much more than just a pitch where they play.For adoring fans they are like temples, where their pious followers can congregate to praise their club’s soul. Giant-killings, historic comebacks and champagne football all reeling out to the backdrop of thousands of roaring supporters. Flares will light up, jeers and bellows will accompany

Apr 25 2016
European roundup - Barcelona stay ahead, Leicester closer
European roundup - Barcelona stay ahead, Leicester closer

Football Soccer - Fiorentina v Juventus - Italian Serie A - Artemio Franchi stadium, Florence, Italy - 24/04/16 Juventus' players celebrate at the end of the match against Fiorentina. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini LONDON (Reuters) - Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid all won to leave the race for the La Liga title on a knife edge with three matches left in the season.Leicester City beat Swansea City 4-0 in the Premier League to move close

Apr 25 2016
PREVIEW - Juventus may have to celebrate title in front of television
PREVIEW - Juventus may have to celebrate title in front of television

Football Soccer - Juventus v Lazio - Juventus stadium, Turin Italy- 20/04/16 - Juventus' players celebrate their win at the end of the match. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo MILAN (Reuters) - Juventus could wrap up the Serie A title in the next round of matches but the league's habit of spreading games over several days mean they will celebrate in front of the television rather than on the pitch.Juventus, aiming for a fifth successive title, vi

Apr 22 2016
Pellegrini still haunted by 'painful' time at Real Madrid
Pellegrini still haunted by 'painful' time at Real Madrid

Football Soccer - Newcastle United v Manchester City - Barclays Premier League - St James' Park - 19/4/16 Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini before the match Reuters / Andrew Yates/ LivepicBy Richard MartinBARCELONA (Reuters) - Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini said his single season at Real Madrid was the "most painful" period of his coaching career and criticised the club's transfer policy when he was in charge.City face Real Mad

Apr 22 2016
5 amazing footballers who never played in Europe
5 amazing footballers who never played in Europe

European football is considered to be the best in the world. The European leagues garner the most attention worldwide and usually the best players ply their trade in Europe.However, there are some truly amazing footballers who have never played in Europe. The list includes World Cup legends, best player in the history of the game and national heroes as well. Some absolute legends of the game have not had the urge to prove themselves away fro

Apr 21 2016
Juve close in on title, Totti scores late brace in Roma win
Juve close in on title, Totti scores late brace in Roma win

Un momento di una partita giocata da Juventus e Palermo. REUTERS/Giorgio PerottinoMILAN (Reuters) - AS Roma stalwart Francesco Totti scored twice in the last five minutes to give his Champions League-chasing side a dramatic 3-2 win over Torino on Wednesday while Juventus moved closer to the title by brushing aside Lazio 3-0.Roma, in third place which earns a place in the Champions League playoff round, were heading for a shock defeat until 39-yea

Apr 21 2016
European roundup - Barca lose again, Leicester grab late equaliser
European roundup - Barca lose again, Leicester grab late equaliser

Football Soccer - Bayern Munich v Schalke 04 - German Bundesliga - Allianz-Arena, Munich, Germany - 16/04/16 Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski celebrates after scoring a goal. REUTERS/Michael DalderLONDON (Reuters) - Barcelona completed a disastrous week by losing 2-1 at home to Valencia, their third consecutive league defeat. In England, Leicester City came from behind to earn a late draw, while Bayern Munich look unstoppable at the top of the

Apr 18 2016
Juventus tighten grip on top spot, Totti saves Roma
Juventus tighten grip on top spot, Totti saves Roma

Football Soccer - Juventus v Palermo - Italian Serie A - Juventus Stadium, Turin, Italy - 17/04/16 Juventus' Sami Khedira (hidden) celebrates with his teammates (L-R) Mario Mandzukic, Paulo Dybala, Paul Lamine Pogba, Claudio Marchisio and Daniele Rugani after scoring the first goal REUTERS/Giorgio PerottinoMILAN, (Reuters) - Juventus moved nine points clear at the top of Serie A after defeating Palermo 4-0 at home on Sunday and Francesco Totti

Apr 17 2016
Messi and Ronaldo would struggle in Seria A feels Inter Milan defender Miranda
Messi and Ronaldo would struggle in Seria A feels Inter Milan defender Miranda

Miranda competed against Ronaldo and Messi in La LigaInter Milan defender Joao Miranda has made the starling claim that Real Madrid and Barcelona superstars Cristiano Ronaldo and Leo Messi would struggle in Serie A. The Brazilian competed against the duo in his spell at Atletico Madrid, and felt that the organized defences of Italian side would prevent the superstar duo from finding the net with regularity.Speaking to Brazilian news outlet GloboE

Apr 17 2016
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