Word of his prowess grew on the web, where football fantasies are fed
The Confederations Cup has been overshadowed by demonstrations
Brazil legend takes swipe at young striker
From Pele's triumph in 1970 to Socrates' despair in 1982, no other nation comes close to matching Brazil's unbridled passion
Newspapers in Ukraine have criticised referee Viktor Kassai and England striker Wayne Rooney after the co-hosts were eliminated from Euro 2012.
Fulham striker Pavel Pogrebnyak insists he is only concerned about the present and not what will happen at the end of the season.
Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola hailed the unique talents of Lionel Messi after the Argentina forward's five goals against Bayer Leverkusen last night eased the holders into the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
Sepp Blatter's unopposed re-election as Fifa president last year should be the subject of an internal investigation into whether he unfairly exploited his position, according to a Council of Europe assembly committee.
Birmingham have confirmed the Football League have placed them under a transfer embargo after they failed to submit their club accounts on time.
Portsmouth administrator Trevor Birch has today revealed the club may not be able to complete the npower Championship season.
No 8 forced to return to club rather than rest with country while Narraway chooses move to France
England Under-21 4 Belgium Under-21 0
Once foreign players have become reasonably fluent in English, it is always interesting to note which idiomatic phrases they pick up. Jose "Pepe" Reina must have been listening to former Liverpool stalwart Mark Lawrenson, for he is fond of the pundit's "happy days".
Some of them have egos so big they can't cope. That is when managers get the boot
English football is a step closer to reintroducing artificial pitches after the Football League announced plans to seek opinion on their possible return. The public consultation will run until the end of April and canvass the views of clubs, fans and officials.
Portsmouth have been issued with a winding-up petition by HM Revenue and Customs.