Brazil football legend Pele dies aged 82

Brazilian football legend Pele, arguably the greatest player ever, has died at the age of 82. Born Edson Arantes do Nascimento, he is credited with scoring a world record 1,281 goals in 1,363 appearances during a 21-year career, including 77 goals in 92 matches for his country. The only player …

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Black Stars inch up FIFA ranking after World Cup

The Black Stars have climbed-up three places to 58th on the latest Men’s FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking following their participation in the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. The Stars were ranked 61st – the lowest of the 32 teams that participated in the Mundial ahead of the tournament hosted by Qatar. …

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Qatar 2022: Argentina are FIFA World Cup Champions

Lionel Messi finally achieved his World Cup dream as Argentina won their third crown on penalties in one of the greatest finals in the tournament’s history. Argentina won the shootout 4-2 after a spectacular game which developed into the much-anticipated confrontation between the 35-year-old maestro Messi and his France opposite …

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Behind Argentina’s World Cup magic, an army of witches

Magalí Martínez knew something was off: The seemingly invincible star Lionel Messi was scuffling on the soccer pitch. To her, it looked like he was afflicted with a supernatural curse that has roots in different cultures across history, the “evil eye.” So Martínez, a self-proclaimed witch and part-time babysitter, got …

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Qatar 2022: Portugal deny captain Ronaldo threatened to leave camp

The Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) has denied that Cristiano Ronaldo threatened to leave the World Cup. Portuguese publication Record claims the forward, 37, made the threat after being told he would not start their last-16 game against Switzerland. In the previous game against South Korea, the Portugal captain reacted angrily …

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