World of Sport
The eagle eyes at high-flying Chelsea have launched a bargain bid for Atletico's Antoine Griezmann - while Rafa Benitez heads for summit talks in Naples.By Eurosport | World of Sport – Tue, Apr 28, 2015 17:18 BST
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Martin Odegaard's career at Real Madrid may be starting to take a turn for the better after it was revealed that he has earned his first call-up to the Real Madrid first-team squad.
The 16-year-old Norwegian starlet joined the La Liga giants in January and has been playing for the club's Castilla side under the tutelage of manager Zinedine Zidane.
Despite public criticism and focus from Spanish media outlet AS, the former Stromsgodset youngster seems to have done enough to impress Real coaches including Carlo Ancelotti who including him in the squad to face Almeria on Wednesday night.
But itRead More »from Cristiano Ronaldo embarrasses Martin Odegaard with fake pass in Real Madrid training session
The pitch dimensions of German side Gröna are absolutely crazy.By Eurosport | World of Sport – Tue, Apr 28, 2015 15:20 BST
A football pitch dubbed 'the leaning field of Gröna' has sparked mass debate on social media as to whether it is playable or not.
The Bernburger district of Gröna in Germany is a small, idyllic location on the river Saale and home to one of the strangest pitches in Europe.
Its 550-strong village went viral on social media after the above satellite image was posted.
Since Tuesday night the images of Gröna's pitch have spread like wildfire - all because they've possessed one of the most slanted football pitches in the world.
With the lower edge of the field being 10 feet longer than the top,Read More »from Is this the most weirdly shaped football pitch in existence?
Saskia passed the test with flying colours and 'saved' her relationship in the process.By Eurosport | World of Sport – Tue, Apr 28, 2015 13:48 BST
A football fan has made his girlfriend take an exam about Arsenal in a bid to 'save' their relationship.
The unnamed man posed questions on last season's FA Cup final, Alexis Sanchez, Eden Hazard and even asked her name the Gunners' current starting XI.
@Saskiaisabxlla tweeted a copy of the exam which has been marked and graded, with her boyfriend reassuring her about their future by writing: "Well done, Saskia. As a result, I will not be dumping you."
Saskia's knowledge of the ArsenalRead More »from Man makes girlfriend take Arsenal exam to avoid getting dumped
Trainer Freddie Roach reveals the boxer's shocking past as he prepares to take on Floyd MayweatherBy Eurosport | World of Sport – Tue, Apr 28, 2015 13:35 BST
As the ‘fight of the century’ between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather draws nearer, trainer Freddie Roach has revealed a shocking truth about the Filipino’s childhood.
Pacquiao’s tough upbringing saw the Filipino star living on the streets before he turned pro at the age of just 14 in an attempt to escape from poverty.
Pacquiao’s trainer Roach described the lengths the 36-year-old used to go to just to survive in the shantytown he lived in.
"He lived on the street, where he bought doughnuts at a doughnut store and then sold each one for a nickel more to survive.
"He slept in a cardboardRead More »from Manny Pacquiao 'ran away from home aged 12 because his dad ate his dog'
Lopetegui took offence to Jesus' comments about his name in a recent press conference.By Eurosport | World of Sport – Tue, Apr 28, 2015 11:25 BST
"It's not normal, it was the adrenaline", said Benfica manager Jorge Jesus after his side's 0-0 draw with arch rivals Porto.
Jesus was referring to a touchline argument in which he had to be pulled apart from his managerial counterpart Julen Lopetegui.
The reason for their squabble? According to Portuguese news outlet Abola, the Porto coach was furious at his opposite number reportedly getting his name wrong in a recent press conference.
They report Lopetegui as saying, "Do not you know my name? If you get my name wrong again, I'll give you a 'puñetazo' [thump]"
It's not the first time JesusRead More »from Porto boss Julen Lopetegui clashed with Benfica's Jorge Jesus because 'he didn't know his name'
Wouandji, 21, scored the winning goal in France's 1-0 win over Germany.By Eurosport | World of Sport – Tue, Apr 28, 2015 10:30 BST
A goal scored by French paralympic star Yvan Wouandji has gone viral — and when you watch it you'll understand exactly why.
Wouandji, who represented France at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, netted a stunning solo effort made even more impressive by the fact that he's a 21-year-old defender.
The youngster picked up the ball inside his own half before beating three German players and striking a pin-point effort into the back of the net.
In blind football outfield players have to wear masks while the goalkeeper can be sighted, but it didn't stop the pacey Wouandji from finishing andRead More »from Blind footballer Yvan Wouandji scores amazing solo effort for France against Germany
Introducing the world’s dirtiest sport…By Eurosport | World of Sport – Mon, Apr 27, 2015 16:07 BST
If you’ve ever harboured ambitions of becoming a professional footballer, chances are you’ve played on some pretty abysmal surfaces over the years.
But we highly doubt you’ve played on a muddier pitch than the one seen in this game, appropriately dubbed swamp football, which was captured in glorious HD by a set of GoPro cameras.
It’s pretty much like normal 5/6-a-side, with the exception that it takes place on a field caked in deep mud and is played by two teams of barmy individuals.
There’s even a World Cup (taking place in Turkey this year).
All in all, it looks thoroughly good fun.
Read More »from Swamp football’s true filth revealed by GoPro footage
The Liverpool winger has made modifications to his luxury home to swerve being harassed in publicBy Eurosport | World of Sport – Mon, Apr 27, 2015 14:58 BST
Raheem Sterling is so fed up of having cameras poked in his face that he’s taken drastic action.
The Liverpool winger has installed a salon and five-a-side pitch in his mansion in a bid to limit his encounters with the public.
"In the evenings I prefer to stay home," he told The Sunday Times magazine.
"If I go out I’m always asked for selfies, so I’ve spent money making my house a fun place. I’ve got an indoor pool, a half-basketball court, a games room and my own barber’s area.
"My girlfriend usually cooks dinner and it will be something like barbecue ribs or chicken wings. Friends comeRead More »from Raheem Sterling’s extreme method of avoiding selfies