FIFA has published its roadmap for the choice of host cities for the 2026 World Cup, to be held in Canada, Mexico and the United States. The hope is that they can be announced in the last quarter of the year.
Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman said on Tuesday that he did not think his players were distracted by the club's financial problems and called for "focus" when they visit Rayo Vallecano in the cup.
Thiago Almada is wanted by top European clubs and reports in Argentina say that Barcelona and Atletico Madrid are interested in the footballer who plays for Argentinian club Velez Sarsfield.
Adebayo Akinfenwa confesses that the state of his body is already strained, but that he sees himself playing at least until he is 40. "My inspiration is the fear of not being able to feed my children," says the Wycombe striker, who, behind his rugged exterior, gave a speech about the reality of humble football.
Playmaker James's form could be pivotal if Everton are to secure a place in the Champions League the competition the club's manager Carlo Ancelotti values above all others.
Back in 2001-2002, Xavi Hernández was aged 21 years when he scored an impressive goal from the midfield against Rayo Vallecano.