Messi’s background was a humble one. Born in June 1987 in Rosario, his father was a factory worker and his mother a cleaner.His talent with a football was evident almost as soon as he was able to lace his own boots. Local clubs were monitoring him from an early age.However, concerns were held over his
Much was expected of Salah in Kiev last month after his record-breaking season at Anfield but he lasted just 30 minutes before leaving the field in tears. The Egyptian superstar was dragged to the floor by defender Ramos and suffered a shoulder injury that has put his World Cup hopes in jeopardy. On Monday, Ramos
The Socceroos look to be taking on board Bert’s teachings but still face a daunting group in Russia. Australia, England and Peru were the winners in our World Cup Power Rankings after the latest round of warm-up matches, with the big showdown in Russia rapidly approaching.
Sane was a key member of a City side who won the Premier League title with a record 100 points and was named the PFA Young Player of the Year. But Joachim Low left out the 22-year-old when he named his final 23-man squad for Russia 2018 on Monday morning. There were places for Sane’s
France displayed the full range of their aggressive firepower as they sustained their arrangements for the World Cup in persuasive fashion with a 3-1 win over Italy in a friendly on Friday. Roberto Mancini’s second game in charge of Italy, who did not qualify for the World Cup, offered a clad confront with Mario Balotelli
Former coach Lars Lagerback ruined Iceland’s pre-World Cup party in Reykjavik by routing his Norway side to a 3-2 victory cheers to late goals from Joshua King and Alexander Soerloth in a friendly on Saturday. Set to become the tiniest nation ever to contend at the World Cup when they make their debut in Russia,
FIFA, for the first time at one of its tournaments, will provide real-time positional data and video footage to the team’s analysts positioned on the media tribune as well as a stable connection down to the coaching team next to the pitch that can use this information for immediate action. The animation explains this interaction
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After the 2018 World Cup draw we now know that Russia will bring up the curtain in Moscow when they face Saudi Arabia on Thursday June 14. Portugal vs Spain is one of the most enticing of the early ties, which takes place in Sochi on the second day of the tournament while two of the big favourites, Brazil and
FIFA is set to offer all the teams at the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ a technical setup for medical analysts and team medical staff. Teams can position a medical analyst on the media tribune where FIFA provides a laptop to review match footage frame by frame to analyse collisions and injuries. The medical team also