Pele discharged from hospital after successful surgery

October 1, 2021 Blueprint 0

Brazil legend Pele has been released from hospital after undergoing surgery for a colon tumour. The 80-year-old had the operation at Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo on 4 September. Pele, the only player to win the World Cup three times, left the intensive care unit 10 days later, but was readmitted soon after as a “preventative measure”. His medical Read More

How Messi sparked another record-breaking feat on international duty

September 11, 2021 Agency Report 0

Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick to overtake Pele as the top international goalscorer in South American football history on Thursday as Argentina cruised to a 3-0 victory over Bolivia in their 2022 World Cup qualifier. Messi pounced for his 77th, 78th and 79th international goals to keep Argentina firmly on course for a place at next year’s finals in Qatar Read More

Breaking: PSG reject Real Madrid offer for Mbappe

August 25, 2021 AFP 0

Paris Saint-Germain turned down Real Madrid’s bid to price away Kylian Mbappe on Wednesday, with sporting director Leonardo saying the offer of around 160 million euros ($188 million) was “not enough” for a player they wanted “to keep”. “Our position has always been to keep Kylian, to renew his contract” which expires next June, said the Brazilian to some media Read More

Player of the Year: UEFA axes Ronaldo, Messi as N’Golo Kanté, De Bruyne, Jorginho make final shortlist

August 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

One of Kevin De Bruyne, Jorginho or N’Golo Kanté will be named UEFA Men’s Player of the Year for 2020/21 – the first all-midfield shortlist in the prize’s 11-year history. The winner will be named – along with the UEFA Women’s Player of the Year and UEFA Champions League positional award winners – during the 2021/22 UEFA Champions League draw Read More

Happening now: Paris stands still as PSG officially unveil Lionel Messi to fans

August 11, 2021 Editor 0

Lionel Messi is set to speak publicly as a Paris Saint-Germain player for the first time this morning, as he is officially unveiled by his new club.  In a transfer that has reverberated around world football, six-time Ballon D’Or winner Messi left Barcelona after a trophy-laden 21-year spell, signing a two-year contract with the French giants.  Messi, who will wear the No 30 shirt, which he wore Read More

Breaking: PSG, Messi agree 2-year deal worth £500, 000 per week

August 10, 2021 Dailymail 0

Paris Saint-Germain have reached agreement with Lionel Messi and his lawyers with the 34-year-old expected in the French capital this afternoon.  Sources at the French club confirmed Messi’s lawyers had been pouring over the contract proposal since Sunday but gave it their approval this morning and Messi will travel to Paris from his home in Barcelona.  A press conference is Read More

‘Heartbroken’ Messi announces ‘next destination club’ after Barcelona exit *Life and times of Argentine at Camp Nou

August 8, 2021 BBC 0

An emotional Lionel Messi said joining Paris St-Germain was “a possibility, but nothing is agreed” as he confirmed his exit from Barcelona. Messi is ending his 21-year association with Barca, who cannot afford to honour the new contract they agreed with him because of La Liga’s salary limit. The record six-time Ballon d’Or winner, 34, is now a free agent. “My family Read More

Breaking: Messi weeps in public days after Barcelona exit

August 8, 2021 Eurosport 0

Lionel Messi broke down in tears as he attempted to explain his dramatic exit from Barcelona at a press conference at the Camp Nou. Barcelona confirmed on Thursday the 34-year-old would not sign a new contract with the Spanish club amid financial concerns “and structural obstacles” which prevented Messi from renewing. “In recent days I’ve been thinking about what I Read More

Breaking: At last, Lionel Messi quits Barcelona

August 5, 2021 Editor 0

Legend Lionel Messi has finally quit his childhood club Barcelona. This was confirmed in a statement by the club on Thursday evening. Read the statement below  Official statement from Barcelona “Despite having reached an agreement between Barcelona and Leo Messi and with the clear intention of both parties to sign a new contract today, it will not be possible to Read More

El Clasico: Real Madrid overcome Barcelona, go top of La Liga

April 11, 2021 BBC 0

Real Madrid moved top of La Liga with victory over Barcelona in an El Clasico played in torrential rain at the Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium. Karim Benzema broke the deadlock with a sublime near-post flick – his ninth goal in his past seven La Liga games. Real doubled their lead before half-time through Toni Kroos’ deflected free-kick. Oscar Mingueza pulled Read More

16 selected players to go to Holland in DCLVB free trials

April 5, 2021 Lekan Olaseinde 0

A total of 16 talented players will be selected in the DCLVB Abuja free training and trials exercise and taking to Holland for a professional football career. Disclosing this to media in Abuja, Imongan Jeremiah the Country Representative disclosed that the exercise will commence on April 12th and ends on April 16th at the famous Papal Ground, Kubwa along Kaduna-Abuja Read More

Breaking: Aguero quits Manchester City, keeps mum on next destination

March 29, 2021 BBC 0

Record goalscorer Sergio Aguero will leave Manchester City at the end of the season, the club has announced. The 32-year-old striker’s contract expires at the end of the season and he has been told it will not be renewed. The Argentine, who signed from Atletico Madrid in 2011, has scored 257 goals in 384 appearances for the club. “With the Read More

Revealed! Messi flogs Ronaldo, Neymar, occupies highest paid player position

March 20, 2021 Editor 0

Lionel Messi earns more than double of Cristiano Ronaldo’s salary according to a recently released figures by L’Equipe and quoted by Sportbible. The Barcelona tops the list of highest paid players in Europe with a monthly pay of £7million which is double of what Ronaldo who is in second place earns. Messi’s salary breaks down to an incredible weekly wage of Read More

2021: Top football clubs with largest Fanbases in the world

March 9, 2021 Editor 0

When people think about the most popular, most followed sport in the world, there’s no doubt that football is the first to come to mind. International by nature, professional and amateur leagues can be found in dozens of countries, alongside enthusiastic fans that will follow their favorite players to the end of the globe. In Europe especially, a select few of the most celebrated Read More

Uncertainty as Man City nails Messi’s pursuit

February 19, 2021 Blueprint 0

Manchester City are distancing themselves from links with a move for Barcelona forward Lionel Messi. The Argentina forward is out of contract in the summer. The likelihood of another early Champions League exit for Barcelona has fuelled speculation he is could quit the Nou Camp. Uncertainty remains due to the ongoing presidential elections at Barca, with all candidates saying they Read More

2020: Lewandowski, Klopp are the best… Messi, Ronaldo go down low

December 18, 2020 Editor 0

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has been named the top men’s coach at the Best FIFA awards, with Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski claiming best men’s player. There was more success for Liverpool as four of Klopp’s players were named in the men’s team of the year alongside Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne. Manchester City and England defender Lucy Bronze Read More

Manchester City set to hook Messi in January

November 3, 2020 Blueprint 0

Manchester City will have the chance to offer Lionel Messi a pre-contract in January 2021, the Telegraph reports. City were linked with a move for Messi over the summer after the Argentine had told Barcelona that he wanted to leave the club. In the end, he was persuaded to stay though his Nou Camp contract expires at the end of Read More

Real Madrid, Barcelona suffer La Liga defeats ahead El-clasico

October 18, 2020 Supersport 0

Real Madrid and Barcelona will each head into the Clasico next weekend on the back of a defeat after La Liga’s two title favourites were punished for slack performances on Saturday. Zinedine Zidane made four substitutions at half-time but could not spark a lethargic Madrid into life as his team fell 1-0 at home to newly-promoted Cadiz. Then two hours Read More

Ronaldo, Messi gear up for ‘war’ as PSG face Manchester United in UEFA Champions League action… see full draw

October 1, 2020 BBC 0

Manchester United will face Paris St-Germain, RB Leipzig and Istanbul Basaksehir in the Champions League group stage this season. Premier League champions Liverpool will have to negotiate a group containing Ajax, Atalanta and Danish side Midtjylland. Chelsea will play Europa League winners Sevilla, Krasnodar and debutants Rennes. Manchester City are in Group D with Porto, Olympiakos and Marseille. Meanwhile, Cristiano Read More

Breaking: Suarez dumps Barcelona, completes Atletico switch

September 24, 2020 Goal 0

Barcelona have confirmed that Luis Suarez has joined Atletico Madrid after the two Spanish sides came to terms on a deal for the Uruguayan star. Atleti will pay Barca €6 million (£5.5m/$7m) to acquire the striker, who departs Camp Nou after six seasons with the club. Suarez had been heavily linked with Juventus in recent weeks as the Italian champions have been in the hunt for Read More

Manchester City insist on Messi capture

September 5, 2020 Eurosport 0

Manchester City expect to sign Lionel Messi next summer when his contract at Barcelona expires, according to Eurosport Spain, who say “Barca have won an extra ball but not the game”. Messi reluctantly agreed to stay at Camp Nou on Friday to avoid a legal dispute with the club. The 33-year-old claimed Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu had broken a promise to Read More