With just 13 points from 14 games, they’re putting on the worst ever display for a defending Premier League champion. More worryingly, at their current rate of 0.92 points per game, they will finish the season with 35 points. That’s a tally that would have resulted in a drop to the Championship in the
Over the years, we have seen some pretty brazen penalty kicks in the beautiful game. There’s the risky Panenkas converted at major tournaments by Andrea Pirlo and Zinedine Zidane. There’s the pass penalty that was perfected by Ajax and Barcelona—and ruined by Arsenal.
On Saturday, Barcelona will face their Liga nemesis Real Madrid for the 231st competitive occasion—and the stakes have rarely been higher. The Blaugrana currently sit six points behind Los Blancos in the Primera Division standings. If they fail to secure any points at the Camp Nou this weekend, Madrid
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is having quite a season so far. In addition to leading the Bundesliga scoring charts with 13 goals, the Borussia Dortmund star earned the most recent Player of the Month award, having netted the winner in the recent grudge match with Bayern Munich. It may sound foolish to
In 2012, before Sir Alex Ferguson embarked upon his final season in charge at Manchester United, Jose Mourinho was among the favourite candidates to take the main job at Old Trafford. Club director Sir Bobby Charlton, however, made it clear that he was not the right man for the job. In spite of this
There are few greater pleasures in life than a Thanksgiving Turkey—unless, of course, you are a Premier League star who is being labelled one in FC Yahoo’s seasonal list.
Barcelona failed to beat nine-man Malaga at home over the weekend, and even resorted to playing Gerard Pique as a striker in the closing stages of the game. Clearly, some changes need to be made by the Blaugrana.
One of life’s great mysteries was solved in Denmark on Sunday, as it has been discovered that it is possible for a goalkeeper to catch his own goal kick.
Rory McIlroy got grilled in a recent interview, and the person who asked him all the tough questions was the only person who could: a 9-year-old boy. The European Tour has a regular series called “BIG Little Interviews” with a boy who goes by the name of Billy. “It was a phase, Billy,” McIlroy said
In the Premier League era, few teams have battled as fiercely as Manchester United and Arsenal. With titles and trophies frequently on the line, their bouts have often been ill-tempered and packed with incidents. With the pair preparing to meet at Old Trafford on Saturday, there is a new angle to the
North Korea currently sits in 126th place in the FIFA rankings, sandwiched between Armenia and Ethiopia. The North Koreans have no major titles to their name and have only qualified for the World Cup once in the last 50 years – when they were the worst-performing team at the 2010 tournament. Despite
David Beckham hasn’t kicked a ball professionally in over three-and-a-half years, but he still manages to earn more than some of the biggest superstars in Europe. According to records obtained by The Sun newspaper, the former Manchester United star’s company Footwork Productions – of which he is the
Frank Lampard officially announced his departure from NYCFC on Monday, while his west coast counterpart Steven Gerrard has dropped some heavy hints about the conclusion of his tenure with the LA Galaxy. Both players came to MLS on the back of hugely successful Premier League careers, carrying with them
CONCACAF’s biggest foes will square on Friday evening, with the USA hosting their southerly neighbors Mexico at Columbus Crew Stadium. The Yanks and El Tri have met a total of 66 times, dating back to a 1934 World Cup qualifier that saw the US qualify for the big event at their rivals’ expense. However
It’s been a pretty good year for Cristiano Ronaldo: he scored the winning penalty in a Champions League final, he led his nation to unlikely glory in the European Championships, and, as he awaits yet another Ballon d’Or award, he has signed a contract extension with Real Madrid. The new deal will keep
Liverpool find themselves as serious title contenders this season, albeit contenders who could stand to be a little more disciplined defensively. Their greatest asset might be their midfield, which offers such mercurial talents as Philippe, Roberto Firmino, Emre Can and Adam Lallana.
Premier League legend Alan Shearer has caused a stir by claiming the Premier League only boasts one world-class player: Sergio Aguero of Manchester City. While some have agreed with Shearer, plenty more potentially world-class names have been thrown into the hat on social media. Of course, the nuance
Passions often run high on the soccer field in South America—but Argentine forward Sebastian Pol might have taken things a little too far. In the wake of Audax Italiano’s 4-1 defeat at Universidad Catolica in the Chilean Primera Division on Sunday, Pol appeared to enter into a verbal confrontation with
In a matter of days, Donald Trump could become one of the most powerful people on the planet. Twenty-five years ago, he found himself drawing Norwich and Middlesbrough out of a green felt bag in the League Cup quarterfinal draw. While in the Big Apple, the crew needed to take care of the matter of
A survey of more than 4,000 people, conducted by BBC Radio 5 Live, has found that 82% of soccer fans in England, Scotland and Wales would have no problem with having a gay player on their team. A lack of acceptance of gay players has made headlines in the NFL in recent years, and it remains a taboo