Argentina vs Paraguay

Lionel Messi ‘Should Not’ Focus On Scoring Goals And Other Things We Learned From Argentina-Paraguay Game

Lionel Messi produced a scintillating individual performance as Argentina destroyed Paraguay 6-1 to reach the final of the Copa America on Tuesday. We tell you why exactly should the FC Barcelona star not focus on scoring goals, but, on being the creator-in-chief for Argentina along with two other things we learned from the game.   Argentina thrashed Paraguay to reach the final of the Copa America, hoping to end 22 years without a major international trophy. The team, that scraped through most of their games without really creating an impression, seems to be peaking at the right time as they prepare to face the host. We decided to pick out the top three things learned from the scintillating performance by the world cup finalists. 1 – Lionel Messi Needs To Focus On Creating And Not Scoring Goals  For Argentina   The FC Barcelona man tormented Paraguay mercilessly as the favorites produced their best display so far of the Copa America and advanced to a showdown with Chile in Saturday’s […] Read more »

Everton FC vs Manchester United

David De Gea Move To Real Madrid Stalls As Player Set To Report For Training At Manchester United

A Manchester United source has confirmed to Starsports that David De Gea will be expected to report for pre-season training at the club next Monday. David de Gea is widely expected to swap Old Trafford for the Bernabeu this summer after the goalkeeper refused a reported £200,000-per-week offer to stay at Manchester United. It was also reported earlier by reliable papers like the Times, that Manchester United were all but resigned to losing their goalkeeper and believe that only a u-turn equivalent to what Wayne Rooney did to sign a contract in 2010 will prevent the Spain goalkeeper from joining Real Madrid. However, the deal seems to have no hit a roadblock, with Manchester United refusing to let the player go for the reported 30 million Euro that has been offered by Real, as they look to sign Sergio Ramos. Louis van Gaal’s side will begin preparations for the new season at their Carrington training base next week, and Manchester United […] Read more »

REAL MADRID VS. MALAGA

Sergio Ramos Prefers Real Madrid Over Manchester United: Mother

Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos does not want to leave the club to join Premier League giants Manchester United, according to his mother Paqui Garcia. Manchester United had launched a £42.5 million bid for Sergio Ramos according to reports, which is their second attempt to land the Spanish defender who is reportedly unsettled at Real. How ever, the Real Madrid defender’s mother, Paqui Garcia, said that her son does not want to leave the club when interviewed by Antena 3 in Spain, saying: “Of course, Real Madrid before all else.” When asked about Ramos’ possible move to Manchester United, she added: “No, I don’t think so. He wants Spain.” The Spaniard has been pursued by Manchester United for quite some time now, with Real Madrid already having turned down a £32 million bid for the Seville born defender. Real Madrid have reportedly demanded £65m for Sergio Ramos from Manchester United, a sum that would break the British transfer record, which was set when United paid Real £59.7m for […] Read more »

FC Barcelona press conference

FC Barcelona: Josep Maria Bartomeu Plans Total Domination By 2021

Josep Maria Bartomeu says he wants to see FC Barcelona become the most dominant force in world football and a symbol for the sport around the globe. Josep Maria Bartomeu, who succeeded Sandro Rosell as the club’s president and is one of the favorites alongside Joan Laporta to become the president of the club on July 18 election, says his vision is to see FC Barcelona become the Apple, NASA and Facebook of world football. “By 2021, we want Barca to be to football what Apple is to computers, NASA for space exploration or Facebook for social media,” he said at a campaign speech. “The Barca of the 21st century is based on the social model, sporting, athletics and the new facilities we want to build in the Espai Barca project.” “We have a management model to strengthen our leadership in the world, to continue leading it in 2021 and to be a unique brand in the world. The aim is that […] Read more »

Inter vs Juventus

FC Barcelona Agree £64m Pogba Deal: Report

FC Barcelona have beaten off competition from Manchester City, Real Madrid, and Chelsea FC to agree a £64m deal for Juventus star Paul Pogba according to reports in Gazzetta Dello Sports. The future of Paul Pogba has been the subject of intense speculation over the past few weeks, and if reports in Italy are to be believed, the French midfielder has been snapped up by FC Barcelona. Catalan newspaper Sport had earlier claimed that Juventus had the following three offers on the table for the former Manchester United youngster: €80m + €10m in add-ons from FC Barcelona to purchase in July 2016, €50m + Brazilian midfielder Oscar from Chelsea FC to purchase this summer, and a cash-only €100m offer from Manchester City to purchase the France international this summer. The report claims that FC Barcelona’s transfer ban this summer might actually work to their advantage; not only does Pogba reportedly favour a move to Spain, the ban also allows Juventus and Massimiliano Allegri […] Read more »

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FC Barcelona: Joan Laporta Says He Holds The Keys To Paul Pogba Signing

FC Barcelona presidential candidate Joan Laporta believes his positive relationship with Mino Raiola, the agent of Paul Pogba, will give the Catalan giants a better chance of securing the Juventus star ahead of Chelsea FC, Real Madrid, and Manchester City. The future of Paul Pogba has been the subject of intense speculation over the past few weeks, and there are no signs of the rumours abating any time soon, with the French midfielder continuing to be linked with some of Europe’s top clubs. Catalan newspaper Sport had earlier claimed that Juventus had the following three offers on the table for the former Manchester United youngster: €80m + €10m in add-ons from FC Barcelona to purchase in July 2016, €50m + Brazilian midfielder Oscar from Chelsea FC to purchase this summer, and a cash-only €100m offer from Manchester City to purchase the France international this summer. FC Barcelona presidential candidate Joan Laporta has claimed that him and Eric Abidal, the contender for the position of Sporting […] Read more »

epa02768002 Real Madrid's former player Croat Davor Suker applauds before a charity match between veteran players from Real Madrid and Bayern Munich at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, central Spain, 05 June 2011.  EPA/VICTOR LERENA

Real Madrid Legend Embroiled In Match Fixing Accusation

Croatia’s Football Federation (HNS) head Davor Suker strongly denied Tuesday reports linking him to one of Europe’s biggest match-fixing scandals. “I was never in my life involved in any activity aimed at setting up or influencing the result of a football match,” Suker, also a member of UEFA’s executive committee, said in a statement. “Both HNS and myself are firmly committed to fight that horrible disease of match fixing.” Suker’s denial followed German media reports implicating him with Ante Sapina, a German of Croatian origin and the key figure in the 2009 scandal that rocked European football. According to German broadcaster ARB, German prosecutors from Bochum had evidence — consisting of text messages and intercepted phone conversations — that Suker was in contact with Sapina on several occasions in 2009. Sapina allegedly advised Suker on how to bet at least once in the Champions League and twice in the European League. In 2011, Sapina was sentenced to five-and-a-half years by […] Read more »

Argentina vs Paraguay

Lionel Messi Destroys Paraguay With 3 Assists To Take Argentina In Copa America Final

Lionel Messi produced a scintillating individual performance as Argentina destroyed Paraguay 6-1 to reach the final of the Copa America here Tuesday. The FC Barcelona superstar tormented Paraguay mercilessly as the favorites produced their best display of the tournament and advanced to a showdown with Chile in Saturday’s final. Although Messi failed to end his run of more than 900 minutes without an international goal from open play, he turned creator as Argentina tore Paraguay apart. Goals from Angel Di Maria (2), Marcos Rojo, Javier Pastore, Sergio Aguero and Gonzalo Higuain completed an emphatic rout for the South American giants. A satisfied Messi was delighted Argentina’s potent collection of attacking talent finally appears to have clicked with Saturday’s final looming. “We’ve been playing well — we knew once we scored one goal, many more would come, and that’s what happened,” said Messi as he collected his man-of-the-match award. “We got an early goal and then found more space, and then […] Read more »