Messi voted for me in the Ballon d’Or, and I don’t know why his...

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski expressed his surprise at the fact that Lionel Messi didn't vote for him for the Best FIFA Men's Player Award.

The current plan is to look to appoint a permanent successor to Justin: Hockley

Amid a 25-minute media conference in which Cricket Australia Chief Executive Officer Nick Hockley sought to clarify the circumstances leading to Justin Langer's sudden resignation as men's team coach, one word echoed louder than all others.

Cristiano Ronaldo – a spectacular man, a phenomenon. I have to follow in his...

Endrick Felipe Moreira has just won the Copinha trophy with Palmeiras for the first time in the club's history and has already attracted interest from several European clubs, including Real Madrid, at the age of 15.

I have to be my own leader: Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli has said that he doesn't need to be captain of the team to be a leader for India, suggesting that he could contribute more as the side's batting mainstay.

The main focus is to first achieve: Erling Haaland

When you think of great players in the game right now, Erling Haaland is very much in that conversation. Having exploded onto the scene with FC Salzburg, when he made history as the first player to score in five consecutive Champions League games, the 21-year-old Norwegian striker has continued to smash records and defy our expectations at Borussia Dortmund, scoring 56 goals in 57 games (all competitions).

If I had to choose a title to win in 2022, I’d say the...

Rodrygo Goes has expressed his desire to win the 2022 World Cup in Qatar after being called up again by Tite for Brazil's qualifiers against Ecuador and Paraguay this week.

The door of the national team is always open to everyone and if there...

Mario Balotelli has been given a chance to stake a claim to be in the Italian national team in the next international break.

Virat Kohli is a beast: Ravi Shastri

Former India coach Ravi Shastri has spoken about the greatness of two of Indian cricket's biggest stars – Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma – and how they are different from each other. Kohli, the former India captain and Rohit, currently in charge of the ODI and T20I teams, are the two most popular batting superstars in the team, but while it may be tough to pick one over the other on the basis of their batting prowess, the two individuals are a stark contrast to each other off the field.
Rahul Dravid and Virat Kohli

Give Rohit Sharma at least a year as Captain and Coach more power: Sanjay...

As Indian cricket goes through a period of transition and one of its toughest phases, commentator and former batsman Sanjay Manjrekar shares his thoughts in a wide-ranging interview with Shivani Gupta of CNN-News18 on the Virat Kohli controversy, possible options for captaincy, roles of the previous coach Ravi Shastri and his successor Rahul Dravid, and what lies ahead for the team.

Our character and Dean and Temba and [Mark] Boucher’s characters of staying in the...

From despair in Centurion to determination at the Wanderers and a dream come true at Newlands, South Africa have reinvigorated themselves as a Test team after beating India 2-1. Rassie van der Dussen was at the heart of the action and featured prominently in both successful chases.

I see a Barcelona [side] under construction and a [Real] Madrid [side] in a...

Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez feels Real Madrid are the most in-form team in Spain ahead of their Supercopa de Espana semi-final meeting on Wednesday.

I’ve not watched many Barcelona games lately, I have other things to do and...

Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos has stated that he doesn't often watch Supercopa de Espana semi-final opponents Barcelona. Los Blancos take on their eternal rivals on Wednesday, with the victor set to play the winner between Atletico Madrid and...
Romelu Lukaku

Obviously, it’s up to me now to restore your trust: Romelu Lukaku

Romelu Lukaku says it is up to him to "restore trust" after making a public apology to Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel, his teammates and the club’s supporters over his recent interview.

It brings noise that we don’t need and it’s not helpful: Thomas Tuchel

Romelu Lukaku has spoken publicly of his desire to return to former team Inter just a few months after departing the reigning Serie A champions to join Chelsea last summer.

I will give everything I have to win the Champions League, the league and...

Since moving to PSG from rival club Monaco in 2017, Mbappe has been the Ligue 1 top scorer for three years running, having also won the same number of league championships and two players of the year awards. As a teenager, he was voted as the best young player at the 2018 World Cup, scoring four goals, including one in the final as France lifted the trophy for the second time. This year alone, he's scored more than 50 goals and has over 20 assists. He topped off 2021 by being crowned the best men's player at the Dubai Globe Soccer Awards on Tuesday.

I think Juventus lost their team DNA while he [Cristiano Ronaldo] was there: Gianluigi...

Gianluigi Buffon has become the latest big-name within Italian football to speak poorly of Cristiano Ronaldo's impact on Juventus after his 2018 arrival from Real Madrid.

As long as you can see people for what they are and give them...

To be honest, by playing limited-overs format, true greatness cannot be achieved – the likes of Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Singh reached the pinnacle of glory when to hit the right button in white clothes and somewhere in the corners of his heart, Ashwin wished for the same and his dedication and hard work have made him one of the best spinners in the Test history of Indian cricket.   

I was better at 19: Michael Owen

Twenty years ago, Michael Owen received the Ballon d'Or after beating Raul Gonzalez and Oliver Kahn in the voting to officially become the world's best player.

It’s important to be successful in the short term, but you also have to...

Rangnick is a tactician and his appointment at Manchester United could be a huge boost for the players who are short in confidence. Still, nothing is finalized, but to lift the club from the rut, Rangnick would be the ideal man.

Carletto is perfect for Real Madrid: Fabio Cannavaro

Fifteen years on and with the conversation around this year's Ballon d'Or starting to heat up, the former Juventus and Real Madrid defender has sat to speak exclusively with MARCA about this year's award, Los Blancos, and a lot more as well.


Real Madrid are the champions of Champions League

It felt like one of those old flicks they show on Saturday afternoons in which the gang successfully gets together for one final, big heist. Except, even without Mbappe, you suspect this won't be their last -- not when there's a guy like Ancelotti, one of the few men who can pull off the cardigan-cigar-shades combination and lead a team in transition to a league and cup double. Not with young guns - Vinicius, Valverde, Eduardo Camavinga, Rodrygo - already with the "big one" under their belt. Not with Courtois, in the prime of his career, staking a claim as the world's No. 1 between the posts and getting a few things off his chest. ("We showed again who is the King of Europe.")

14 for Real Madrid