Netizens are trying to get soccer ace Lionel Messi to honor a four year-old boy, who was killed by a missile fired by Hamas. The child idolized the Barcelona star. Earlier Messi had spoken out about the plight of Palestinian children.
Footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic has donated $50,000 to help the Swedish learning difficulties team compete at the INAS World Football Championships in Brazil. The team had only wanted a signed shirt, but in the end got far more than they had hoped for.
A leftist lawmaker is preparing a bill to impose new legal restrictions on athletes who receive Russian citizenship in order to represent Russian clubs and national teams. If it is approved all soccer players might be forced to learn Russian.
European football’s governing body UEFA has sided with Ukrainian club Shakhtar Donetsk in their dispute with six South American players who refused to travel back to Donetsk, citing safety reasons, following a training camp in Switzerland.
Julian Assange ‘cross trained’ with former Manchester United footballer Eric Cantona sweating on Assange’s treadmill. The whistleblower’s rendezvous left journalists guessing what the deal is behind the two as the video of them training emerged online.
A Russian prankster stunned social media across the globe on Sunday night as he ran on to the pitch as Germany was playing Argentina in the World Cup final in Rio de Janeiro. His popularity soared, with his YouTube page soaring to over 6 million hits.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff symbolically handed over the World Cup to her Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Sunday, as Russia is set to host the 2018 tournament. The two were joined by FIFA president Sepp Blatter.
Germany has claimed a fourth World Cup crown in a 1-0 win against Argentina after extra time in the final in Rio de Janeiro. Substitute Mario Goetze was the hero, as he scored the only goal with seven minutes to go.