Following belligerent takeover of PFF headquarters in Lahore, FIFA dismissed Pakistan's football team over third-party interference, on April 7. The hostile takeover, led by few protesters ousted the FIFA appointed Haroon Malik by allegedly replacing him with Syed Ashfaq Hussain Shah. However, such offences violates the FIFA Statutes and guidelines. Earlier, the country was suspended for six months.
Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo was seen throwing his Captain's armband in frustration after he was denied the winning goal in the FIFA qualifier against Serbia on March 28. The match ended up being a 2-2 draw, as referee Danny Makkeli denied the goal despite the ball crossed the goal line. About his armband protest, Ronaldo wrote on Instagram, "Being captain of Portugal team is one of the greatest...pride and privilege".
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Brazilian footballer Robinho has been sentenced to nine-year imprisonment after the Milan's Court of Appeal has upheld the sentence for his alleged involvement in a 2013 rape case. The Brazilian (37) was sentenced in December 2020 as he allegedly "belittled" and "brutally humiliated" a 23-year-old (now 30) Albanian who was raped in Italy. After the court's verdict, Robinho now has 45 days to appeal against the sentence in Italy's Supreme… read-more
As per reports, Tokyo Olympics chief Yoshiro Mori has wished to resign from his post after his sexist remarks sparked controversy across the world. Speaking on women executives' participation in meetings, Yoshiro had stated, "If their speaking time isn't restricted....they have difficulty finishing, which is annoying." However, Yoshiro had apologized for his remarks later. Meanwhile, the Olympic committee is considering former football player… read-more
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Football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo became the highest goal-scorer in football history as he surpassed Austrian-Czech Josef Bican's 759 goals record on January 20. Ronaldo, in his 1040th appearance, netted the record 760th career goal in the finale of Supercoppa Italiana against Napoli FC. Ronaldo has scored 450 goals for Real Madrid; 118 for Manchester United; 102 for Portugal; 85 for Juventus; and 5 for Sporting CP.
Football superstar and Barcelona captain Lionel Messi received first his red card in his club career of 753 games, in match against Athletic Club on January 17. Sustaining a 2-3 defeat in the finals of Spanish Super Club, Messi was showed the red card for hitting Asier Villalibre. Messi's fate for his actions now will be decided after Spanish FA's review as a possible four-match ban lingers on him.
British footballer and former Manchester United star Wayne Rooney on January 15 announced his retirement from professional career. Rooney will now "fully focus" on managing Derby County Football Club where he was appointed as coach in November 2020. Reportedly, the 35-year-old footballer has signed a two-and-half-year deal with Derby. Rooney, with over 700 professional appearances for England and Manchester United, also charts as their all-… read-more
Football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has become the joint-highest scorer of all-time after netting the third goal in Juventus' 3-1 win over Sassuolo on January 10. The 34-year-old Portuguese has now a total of 759 goals and is sharing his spot with Josef Bican, the Austrian-Czech striker. Ronaldo has conquered this feat in 1,037 matches. He had broken the football legend Pele's 757-goal record last week.
Ace footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has become the most followed celebrity on Instagram by reaching 250 million followers mark on the platform. Interestingly, the 35-year-old has followers more than the combined followers of the 20 Premier League clubs. Pop singer Ariana Grande and actor Dwayne Johnson have secured second and third spots with 214 million and 209 million followers respectively. The only account to have more followers than Ronaldo… read-more
Brazilian footballer Neymar Jr. has been demanded an explanation by Rio De Janeiro's state prosecutors for allegedly hosting a five-day party in his condominium at Brazil's Mangaratiba. However, Neymar's media officer Day Crespo has denied allegations saying, "he is with his friends and family". He added that the footballer is in South Brazil's Balneario Camboriu. Reportedly, a newspaper O Globo claimed that a party was organised by… read-more
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