World of Sport
Arsenal are expected to sign Jackson Martinez from FC Porto - but is Arsene Wenger getting thrifty? That and Edinson Cavani nears his Juventus switch.By Eurosport | World of Sport – Sat, May 23, 2015 13:38 BST
On this evidence, David De Gea should be on free-kick duty next season... if he stays at Manchester UnitedBy Eurosport | World of Sport – Fri, May 22, 2015 22:50 BST
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal might be trying a little harder to keep David De Gea at Old Trafford after the Spaniard proved his set-piece credentials.
Reports are rife that De Gea is set to leave United in the summer for Real Madrid, but looked at home in a new video alongside team-mates Angel Di Maria and Marcos Rojo in a free-kick challenge.
In a video from Bwin, the stopper curls home a sublime free-kick over a (stationary and pretend) wall before breaking into wild celebrations. Even Radamel Falcao appears out of nowhere to join in the happy huddle.
Di Maria also clipped aRead More »from VIDEO: David De Gea scores sublime free-kick in competition
A dog is a man’s best friend, right?
Norwich City fan Matt Grimmer might dispute that old adage after Freddie, his cockapoo, munched on three tickets for his club’s Championship play-off final with Middlesbrough.
The dog’s unfortunate actions left Grimmer fearing that he would be unable to attend Monday’s showpiece event, despite spending £159 on his tickets.
"The barcode which you use to go through the gates at Wembley was totally defaced," he said.
Barcelona players to make Xavi's final La Liga game by wearing special shirtBy Eurosport | World of Sport – Fri, May 22, 2015 13:30 BST
The Spanish midfielder confirmed on Thursday that he would join Qatari side Al Sadd after 17 years at the Nou Camp. Xavi, who won eight Spanish league titles and three Champions League trophies during his career with the Catalan outfit, signed a three-year-deal with the Arab club and will wear the famous striped shirt for the final time in La Liga this weekend.
But the shirt that he and his Barca team-mates will pull on is no ordinary Barca jersey.
No, in the match against Deportivo La Coruna the Barcelona players will wear special shirts with the words ‘6racies Xavi’ embroidered in betweenRead More »from Barcelona to wear special shirts in tribute to Xavi against Deportivo
We love a good Ronaldinho video here at World of Sport. And this IS a good Ronaldinho video, as he performs remarkable ball juggling despite not being able to see.By Eurosport | World of Sport – Fri, May 22, 2015 12:11 BST
Ronaldinho has had some career: winning league titles in Spain and Italy, continental club champions' titles with both Barcelona and Atletico Mineiro, and of course the World Cup with Brazil.
He's also produced some of the most memorable pieces of individual skill, and...
...oh, really. World of Sport just doesn't even know why it's still typing away merrily down here. We could write any old rubbish and nobody would notice. You're probably already marvelling at the video above, which the 35-year-old engineering graduate and budding astronaut recorded using a Betamax camcorder, with StevenRead More »from Ronaldinho fools the world into thinking he's good enough to do it all blindfolded - literally.
Real Madrid forward sends Liverpool captain video message ahead of LA Galaxy switch.By Eurosport | World of Sport – Fri, May 22, 2015 11:29 BST
Having played his final game at Anfield against Crystal Palace last weekend, as the midfielder brings an end to a marvellous 17-year career on Merseyside, Gerrard will pull on the famous shirt once more as Liverpool travel to Stoke in the final weekend of the 2015-15 Premier League season.
Tributes have poured in for the former England captain, who will join MLS franchise Los Angeles Galaxy this summer in a deal worth a whopping £9 million.
And Cristiano Ronaldo is the latest player to wish the 34-year-old well in his future in America. Ronaldo, who left Manchester United in 2009, said:Read More »from Watch: Cristiano Ronaldo sends touching tribute to Steven Gerrard
Nick Miller reviews the week in football, with some farcical goings on.World of Sport – Fri, May 22, 2015 11:27 BST
'Missing: Can you help find Liverpool FC's Champions League winner from Istanbul?' hollered the headline from the Liverpool Echo this week.
One's immediate thought is to wonder what terrible tragedy has befallen Djimi Traore? Which well has Vladimir Smicer fallen down? Is Milan Baros trapped under something heavy?
As it turns out, none of these things. For the 10th anniversary of Liverpool's 2005 Champions League win, the club are holding a reunion knees-up, and have been trying to track down all the members of the team. Steven Gerrard proved relatively easy to find,Read More »from Good Week, Bad Week: Painfully premature celebrations, crazy red cards and a carefully placed crane
Fans on social media have been going crazy debating the biggest tennis question of our era.By Eurosport | World of Sport – Fri, May 22, 2015 11:13 BST
The debate has raged for years now. Roger Federer or Rafa Nadal: who is better?
Who, at their peak, would win between the Swiss legend and the Spanish superstar?
And would Novak Djokovic at his best beat both of them?
And, er, how many more Majors would Andy Murray have won if they hadn't been around? Even if you discount the times he's lost to one of the other three in the semis or earlier, Murray has lost no fewer than six Grand Slam finals. If he'd won all of those, he'd be tied on the career list alongside Andre Agassi, Jimmy Connors and Ivan Lendl on eight.
But it's time to forget aboutRead More »from When They Were Cute: Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray
Betting companies are always pushing the boundaries to get their names out there on social media - but one went overboard in a stupendously offensive manner.By Eurosport | World of Sport – Fri, May 22, 2015 09:06 BST
Yes, you did read that tweet right.
As you can see from the fact that we've used a screenshot, this tweet by Aussie betting company Oddschcker AU shows that they have deleted the offending post about Manchester United striker James Wilson and girlfriend Frankie Barwell.
But not before it sparked a storm of protest across the world, with thousands of people sharing their disgust at the sort of "joke" that even Bernard Manning would have deemed too offensive in the middle of the 1970s.
Of course "joke" is the wrong word - this was simply a horrible, needless jibe - a comment so crass it makesRead More »from Betting firm sparks fury with sickening tweet about Manchester United star's girlfriend
Think kicking a ball was bad? Try throwing a stray dog, flashing your backside or smashing your head through a dugout!By Eurosport | World of Sport – Thu, May 21, 2015 21:20 BST
Think kicking a ball was bad? Try throwing a stray dog, flashing your backside or smashing your head through a dugout!