Football has introduced many features, which makes it more interesting and entertaining. The European competition features both male and female competition with many outstanding superstars, who might not only be considered as a male but female as well. During the European competitions, many female footballers have the opportunity of displaying a remarkable performance, which could hopefully amount to many promising results and awards.
It came as a minor surprise to be reminded that Nigeria have gone through the World Cup Qualifiers undefeated. Not so long ago, the statistic would have been seized upon as yet more proof of Gernot Rohr's acumen. There was a reminder that his merits are not to be overlooked just because critics don't fancy his style.
Throughout the history of the FIFA World Cup tournament, over 2000 goals have been registered by different stars. During every World Cup tournament, heroes are discovered, stars are born and legends retire. But the most celebrated set of people are the highest goalscorers. Here are the highest goalscorers in the history of the world cup tournament.
Gareth Frank Bale is a Welsh professional footballer who also plays for Real Madrid in Spain. Born in the UK, the Welsh international is 32 years old presently. He recently returned to Real Madrid after he was temporarily loaned to Tottenham Hotspur. He has been very prolific in his recent matches.
Barcelona will be looking to recover from their three-goal defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League when they continue their La Liga campaign at home to Granada on Monday night. Ronald Koeman's side has picked up seven points from their three league matches to sit seventh in the table, while Granada occupies 17th, having collected just two points from their opening four fixtures.
Former Super Eagles goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama, said that one thing he regretted in his career was that he didn't play against Ronaldo and that didn't allow him to be able to compare the two footballers. Well, some Nigerian footballers have done that. Messi and Ronaldo are the best players in the world currently, even though they are aging, they have been consistently playing at the top level.
Diego Armando Maradona was an Argentine coach and professional soccer player who last played as an attacking midfieder for Boca Juniors and the Argentina national team. Widely regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time, he was jointly awarded FIFA Player of the 20th Century award alongside Pele many years ago.
Every hero has an idol and a former Brazilian footballer is no exception to that as he has taken to his Instagram account to pen down an emotional message for his idol Zizinho, who according to the former player turned 100 yesterday. Below is a screenshot showing the emotional message of the legend to his idol;
FIFA recently invited the top Footballing Federations in the World to discuss the possibility of a biennial World Cup tournament. The idea has been on the table for a while now. There are final agreements to be made before it is made official. The reality of hosting a World Cup tournament may seem fantastic and thrilling at first, but closer investigation reveals the impending problems for everyone involved.
Winning trophies is the best part of football, and there are numerous types of awards in this game. The English Premier League, the most-watched league in the world, the World Cup, which is competed for by national teams from all over the world, the Champions League, and the Europa League, which are competed for by Europe's best performing clubs, are just a few of the most important trophies in football.
Andrés Escobar was shot after scoring an own goal in a World Cup match against the United States in 1994. In the 1994 World Cup which was played in the United States, Columbia was grouped in Group A along with Romania, Switzerland and USA. Columbia was the tournament’s favorite having beaten Argentina 5-0 to qualify for the World Cup.
We can say football is one of the best sport in the world because it has many fans and it never fails to thrill our minds. We have good moments in football like winning the Champions League, World Cup, or maybe defeating a tougher opponent but there are also bad moments we wished had never happened.
10. Miraildes Formiga (Brazil) The life of Brazilian female footballers is enough to earn a place in our main 10 biggest female football players ever. She made her World Cup debut in 1995 as a 17-year-old when Brazil beat Norway in the third-place play-off to acquire bronze.
It seems Spain national team are reverting back to their struggle days after their recent successes of back to back EURO and World Cup. Perhaps they have forgotten that they were historically underachievers. Spain have always had great players yet failed to deliver when it mattered most. But then they won the World Cup and Euro Championship, and the curse seemed to be broken for good.
UEFA has expressed "grave reservations" over FIFA's proposal for a biannual World Cup, claiming that those pushing the concept have excluded parties from conversations about the proposed schedule. FIFA has suggested a major shift to world football, with the World Cup being hosted every two years, and UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin has already stated that if the change is implemented, Europe may boycott the tournament.
Steve Thompson, a rugby World Cup winner who was diagnosed with dementia at the age of 42, will give his brain to doctors studying brain injuries. Thompson, is one of a handful of former rugby players who are suing the sport's governing authorities for negligence.
Football fans, following FIFA's reprisal action on Hungary, over the country's supporters racist behavior, have insisted that organization's punishment in respect to the misconduct during the World Cup qualifying game against England at the beginning of this month (on September 2), is not enough.The global international football governing body, FIFA, in its quest to curb racism and discourage its prevalence in the game of soccer, has slammed Hungary, a European country, with a financial fine and some fans restricted games, after the country's supporters racial abused some England players, in the qualifying games to the 2022 World Cup.
Hosts of the 2022 World Cup Qatar is attempting to make both Covid-19 vaccinations mandatory for all players competing in next year's tournament. The Qatari government has already stated that all fans attending the tournament in November will be required to be completely vaccinated, and that rule might now be extended to the players – as well as their coaching staffs.
Cristiano Ronaldo's return will impact the Manchester United brand and they have started reaping the dividends of bringing back star man Ronaldo from Juventus. Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba who has one year left on his current deal and has been the subject of serious transfer speculation in recent years is more likely to stay following Ronaldo's return.
After undergoing surgery to remove a tumor from his colon, Brazilian icon Pele is expected to be released from intensive care in the next day or two. The 80-year-old is being treated at Sao Paulo's Albert Einstein Hospital. In an Instagram post, Pele's daughter Kely Nascimento stated her father was "doing well" and "not in agony."