World Cup

North Macedonia upset Italy and eliminated them from the World Cup playoffs. Trajkovski scored the only goal of the match in stoppage time. (Image: Twitter/euro2024)

Italy Knocked Out of World Cup Race by North Macedonia

Less than eight months after celebrating their European Championship triumph following a thrilling final against England, Italy slipped on home soil in front of North Macedonia and lost every chance of playing at the World Cup in Qatar. Italy’s defeat in Palermo is one of the biggest shocks of the […]

Russian clubs and national teams were banned from competing internationally after Putin's invasion of Ukraine. (Image: Facebook/rfsruofficial)
Russia Ukraine War

UEFA Ban on Russian Teams Upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport

Russian football teams were banned from playing in UEFA and FIFA competitions following Ukraine’s invasion by Vladimir Putin’s troops. Russian football authorities appealed the decision in Lausanne, but an urgent ruling from the Court of Arbitration for Sport has upheld the sanctions. This decision doesn’t apply to Russia’s chances of […]

After his win in November 2021, Lionel Messi presented the Ballon d'Or trophy to Paris Saint Germain's supporters at Parc des Princes. (Image: Youtube)
Ballon d'Or

Major Changes at Ballon d’Or, Here’s How it Will Be Awarded from Now On

Through a letter, France Football, the award’s patron, announced four important changes for the future of the Ballon d’Or. Starting 2022, the award will be given for merits achieved during a season, and not a full calendar year. “For more clarity, it has appeared more relevant to now assess players […]

Shaqiri signed for Lyon in the summer after previously spending time with Liverpool, Inter or Bayern. (Image: Twitter/xs_11official)

Chicago Fire Close to Sign Switzerland and Lyon Star Shaqiri

Just minor details are left to settle before Chicago Fire will be able to announce Xherdan Shaqiri’s transfer. The 30-year-old Swiss international is not part of the Lyon squad traveling to Monaco for a French Ligue 1 clash on Saturday. Shaqiri moved to Lyon last summer after three years with […]

The USMNT and Honduras players had to fight off extremely low temperatures during their clash in St. Paul, Minnesota. (Image: Twitter/theathleticsccr)

USMNT – Honduras 3-0. Crucial Qualifier Played at -16°C

The US Men’s National Team took on Honduras in a vital World Cup qualifier. The match kicked off in spite of the -16°C temperature in St. Paul, Minnesota. USMNT won the game 3-0 to consolidate their position in the qualifying race. Excellent use of visual aids — Timothy Burke […]

Kylian Mbappe will end his five-year stay at Paris Saint-Germain in the summer, when he'll join Real Madrid. (Image:

$56 Million Man: Mbappe Agrees to New Contract with Real Madrid

Kylian Mbappe will play for Real Madrid once his current deal with Paris Saint-Germain runs out this summer. German newspaper Bild reports that Mbappe will earn a staggering yearly wage of $56 million before tax at the Bernabeu. He will become the best-paid player in the world. The 23-year-old’s move […]

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:

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. […]