Messi nourishes dream of matching Maradona’s tall Argentina legacy

Lionel Messi’s dream of matching late great Diego Maradona’s Argentina legacy lives on. The seven-time Ballon d’Or-winning forward pulled level with Maradona on eight World Cup goals and a record 21 appearances... Read more »

I wouldn’t take chewing gum from Ronaldo, jokes Portugal’s Ramos

Portugal players idolise Cristiano Ronaldo, with many saying it is a “dream” to play with him, but young forward Goncalo Ramos joked on Saturday that he wouldn’t accept a piece of chewing... Read more »

World Cup history for Ronaldo, Neymar injury scare after Brazil win

Cristiano Ronaldo claimed a piece of World Cup history on Thursday as Brazil were rocked by an injury scare to captain Neymar after a hardfought 2-0 victory over Serbia. Ronaldo became the... Read more »

Man United can no longer count on Ronaldo, but Portugal can

Manchester United can no longer count on Cristiano Ronaldo, after they parted ways by mutual consent this week, but the veteran striker showed that Portugal still can. The 37-year-old striker won and... Read more »

Ronaldo Man United partnership a dream, but nothing lasts

Portugal midfielder Bruno Fernandes says it was a dream to play with Cristiano Ronaldo at Manchester United, but “nothing lasts forever”. The striker parted ways with the Premier League club by mutual... Read more »

Ronaldo banned for two matches and fined £50,000 over Everton fan clash

Cristiano Ronaldo has been banned for two matches and fined £50,000 ($60,000, 58,000 euros) for hitting a mobile phone out of a teenage fan’s hand at Everton, the Football Association said Wednesday.... Read more »

Saudis bask in shock win over Argentina

Disbelieving Saudis formed impromptu dance circles and waved the sword-emblazoned national flag from the windows of speeding cars in Riyadh on Tuesday after their team’s sensational win over Lionel Messi’s Argentina. As... Read more »

Ronaldo to leave Manchester United with ‘immediate effect’

Cristiano Ronaldo’s controversial second spell at Manchester United is to end with “immediate effect”, the Premier League giants announced Tuesday. The Portugal forward appeared to be on his way out of Old... Read more »

Five possible destinations for Cristiano Ronaldo after Manchester United exit

Cristiano Ronaldo has been released by Manchester United following his controversial TV interview. Here, the PA news agency looks at five possible destinations for the free agent. Chelsea New Chelsea owner Todd... Read more »

Stars aligned for ‘complete crazy’ Saudi Arabia win over Argentina

Saudi Arabia head coach Herve Renard said the stars aligned in a “completely crazy” comeback win against Argentina that goes down as one of the biggest World Cup upsets ever. Few expected... Read more »