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Mario Balotelli returns to the Italian national team after a four-year absence. (Image; Twitter/433)

Balotelli Called up to Italian Squad for Second Time in Eight Years

Mario Balotelli’s goals in Turkey for Adana Demirspor have earned him a return to the Italian national team after a three-year absence. It’s Balotelli’s second Azzurri call in almost eight years. The 31-year-old is part of Roberto Mancini’s plans for Italy’s training camp this January. The Euro 2020 champions are […]

The Best 2021: Robert Lewanowski won FIFA's player of the year award for the second time in a row. (Image: lewy_official)

Robert Lewandowski Crowned the Best at FIFA’s Award Night

Bayern’s superstar missed out on the Ballon d’Or at the end of last year, but won The Best award, an individual trophy created by FIFA. Lewandowski (33) was the winner in 2020 as well. Alexia Putellas won the women’s award, as the Barcelona midfielder secured a glamorous double after also […]

Lionel Messi posing with the Ballon d'Or trophy in December, when he won a record-breaking seventh trophy. (Image: telanganatoday.com)

Ballon d’Or 2022 Odds: Messi is Third-Favorite, Major Surprise at the Top

Lionel Messi won a record-breaking seventh Ballon d’Or trophy last December, beating Robert Lewandowski in the vote organized by the prestigious French magazine France Football. Messi, who scored at a non-stop rate for Barcelona during the first part of 2021 and also won the Copa America with Argentina in July, […]

Christian Eriksen and Inter Milan agreed to terminate their contract at the end of 2021. (Image: Twitter/chriseriksen8)

Eriksen Dreams of Playing in World Cup Following Heart Problems

Christian Eriksen collapsed during Denmark’s game against Finland at Euro 2020 in June and received life-saving treatment on the pitch. He was then taken to a nearby hospital where doctors performed various tests and decided to implant him with a cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) — a pacemaker that is able to […]

Pele is receiving treatment for his colon condition at the Albert Einstein hospital in Sao Paulo. (Image: Twitter/varskysports)

Pele Hospitalized for Colon Cancer Treatment

Brazilian legend Pele underwent surgery to have a colon tumor removed in September, spending almost a month in the hospital. Now, the 81-year-old returned to the Albert Einstein hospital to continue his treatment. He is expected to be discharged over the next few days, the medical institution revealed. In a […]

Ballon d'Or 2021: Lionel Messi celebrates after winning his seventh trophy, a world record. (Image: Twitter/francefootball)
Ballon d'Or 2021

Ballon d’Or 2021 Live: Messi Wins Record-Breaking Seventh Trophy, as Lewandowski Comes Second

Lionel Messi won the Ballon d’Or trophy for a record-breaking seventh time in a ceremony held at Theatre du Chatelet in Paris. Robert Lewandowski finished second, while Jorginho completed the podium. A panel of 180 international journalists representing different countries and territories chose the winner of the men’s Ballon d’Or. […]

The Best Award recognizes the most important individual achievements in both mens' and womens' football. (Image: kickoff.com)

FIFA Reveal Nominations for The Best Awards 2021

FIFA have released their nominations for The Best Awards 2021. The world football governing body will reward players, goalkeepers and coaches in both men’s and women’s football for their achievements over the past 12 months during an online gala on 17 January 2022. Due to the pandemic context, the 2020 […]

Italy was unable to win in Belfast to seam automatic qualification at the World Cup in Qatar next year. (Image: Twitter/azzurri)

England Puts 10 Past San Marino, Italy Enters World Cup Playoffs

The Euro 2020 finalists enjoyed different moods on Monday evening. England smashed San Marino 10-0 in their final game of the qualifying campaign, while Italy had to watch Switzerland celebrate direct qualification to the Qatar 2022 World Cup. The Euro 2020 champions couldn’t get more than a draw against Northern […]

Paul Pogba retained his international status with France despite his fluctuant form at club level for Man. United. (Image: Twitter/equipedefrance)

Pogba Faces Two-Month Absence with Thigh Injury

Paul Pogba could be out until February after suffering a right thigh injury while on international duty. Pogba was pulled from France’s training session on Monday in visible pain after a shot he made with his right foot. National team doctor Franck Le Gall assessed him right away. It’s now […]

Tens of thousands gathered outside the Wembley in London before the England vs Italy game in July. (Image: onlinegambling.com)

England Banned for One Game Following Incidents at Euro 2020 Final

England has been hit with a stadium ban after the incidents at the Euro 2020 final hosted at the iconic Wembley in London on July 11. England lost the final against Italy on penalties, with problems reported inside and outside the grounds before, during, and after the event. The punishment […]