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July 5, 2018 8:26 AM World Cup 2018: Referees to officiate all quarter-final matches revealed

FIFA has picked Argentine referee, Nestor Pitana to handle the opening quarter-final match of its 2018 World Cup between two-time champions Uruguay and 1998 champions France, in Nizhny Novgorod. The 43-year-old former actor, who was in action at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, will be assisted by compatriots Hernan Maidana and Juan Belatti 34

July 2, 2018 6:39 PM Arsenal sign another player

Arsenal have signed seasoned Greek international defender, Sokratis Papastathopoulos. Papastathopoulos became Arsenal manager, Unai Emery’s third signing in the close season, putting pen to paper on a long-term contract for an undisclosed fee. The 30-year-old, capped 79 times, will be reunited with former Borussia Dortmund teammates, Armenian playmaker 17

June 23, 2018 5:54 AM World Cup 2018: Neymar reveals why he cried after Brazil’s 2-0 win over Costa Rica

Brazil forward, Neymar Jr., has explained why he burst into tears after their 2-0 win over Costa Rica on Friday. Neymar scored the second goal after Philippe Coutinho had tapped in the opener in the 91st minute, as the Selecao won their first game at the 2018 World Cup. However, the Paris Saint-Germain dropped to his knees and held his face at the final 44

June 22, 2018 2:51 PM Brazil vs Costa Rica: Neymar, Coutinho score as Tite’s men win

Philippe Coutinho and Neymar Jr. both scored for Brazil, as they defeated a gallant Costa Rica side 2-0 on Friday afternoon. The Selecao came into the game, knowing that they needed maximum points, after drawing their first fixture with Switzerland. However, it was the Costa Ricans who had the best chance in the opening 45minutes, when Celso Borges flashed 27

June 21, 2018 2:15 PM 2018 World Cup: Sergio Ramos hits back at Diego Maradona

Spain’s captain, Sergio Ramos has hit back at Argentina legend, Diego Maradona after the football king opined that Atletico Madrid’s Diego Godin, was better than the Real Madrid captain. Reacting to Maradona’s opinion, Ramos said that Barcelona skipper, Lionel Messi is also by far the best in Argentine footballer in history. Maradona had earlier this week, claimed 31

June 21, 2018 10:24 AM 2018 World Cup: Diego Costa gets angry, attacks journalists after Spain’s 1-0 win over Iran

Spain striker, Diego Costa was angry and attacked journalists by calling them “silly” when asked about his physical style of play in their 1-0 victory over Iran on Wednesday evening. The Atletico Madrid striker netted his third goal of the tournament, albeit in fortuitous circumstances, to edge Spain past a stubborn Iran side. The former Chelsea striker 29

June 20, 2018 2:48 PM Nigeria vs Iceland: Referee for Super Eagles crucial Group D clash revealed

Referee Matthew Conger from New Zealand, will be the man in the middle, when Nigeria take on Iceland in a crucial Group D fixture at the 2018 World Cup on Friday. Conger will be supported by his compatriot, Simon Lount as his first Assistant Referee (AR1) and Tevita Makasini from Tonga as his second assistant referee (AR2). Ricardo Montero from Costa 28

June 20, 2018 8:09 AM Diego Costa calls Griezmann “a bastard”

Atletico Madrid striker, Diego Costa, has said that his team-mate Antoine Griezmann, would have gotten a massive raise in his new contract with the club. Griezmann ended speculation about his future last week, by confirming he will be staying at the Wanda Metropolitano. He has already put pen to paper on a new deal, along with France team-mates Lucas 22

June 20, 2018 7:58 AM Neymar blow for BrazilThe Sun News

Neymar walked out of Brazil training, on Tuesday, in serious discomfort due to pain in his right ankle. The Brazil striker was seen wincing and covered his face with a hand in distress, sparking fresh fears about his fitness. He will spend the rest of the day undergoing physiotherapy, the Brazilian Football Confederation said. Neymar recovered sufficiently 29

June 18, 2018 3:24 PM How Diego Costa, others blocked Conte’s move to Real Madrid

Real Madrid captain, Sergio Ramos blocked the club’s move for Chelsea’s Antonio Conte after speaking to his international teammates plying their trade at Stamford Bridge. Real Madrid announced the arrival of Julen Lopetegui as their new manager last week. Before his unveiling at Los Blancos, their hunt for a new manager was wide ranging, with the likes 29