Valencia former forward Mario Kempes defines as stupidity any comparison between Argentina national team striker Lionel Messi and albiceleste former player Diego Maradona. Kempes stressed the speech is about players who represent different football epochs.

Brazil national team striker Neymar is hoping for an improved performance against Costa Rica on Friday after an underwhelming World Cup Group E opener against Switzerland (1:1). The performance of Neymar in the match with the Swiss disappointed many fans of pentacampeons.

The ex-Real Madrid and Croatian national team player Robert Jarni has compared Argentina striker Lionel Messi with the former albiceleste player Diego Maradona. The comparison is not in favour of Barcelona player.


Belgian national team goalkeeper Tibaut Courtois would like to meet Spain national team at the World Cup only in finals. Courtois stressed the level of the tournament is rather high and many teams are able to spring an unpleasant surprise to the favorites.

Germany national team former defender and captain Philipp Lam is sure one shouldn’t dramatize the current situation. Joachim Low’s pupils lost their first game at the World Cup group stage against the Mexicans. During the clash the Germans had a big superiority but turned out to be unable to materialize it into goals having conceded a one from the rival.


The ex-Manchester United goalkeeper Mark Bosnich reckons the current Red Devils No.1 David de Gea has deserved critical words at the World Cup after a run of poor form.

Spain national team keeper had a blunder in the math against the Portuguese conceding a goal from Cristiano Ronaldo.

Real Madrid have managed to buy the 19-year-old goalkeeper Andriy Lunin from the Ukrainian club Zorya Luhansk.

According to Marca, Los Blancos payed for the player € 8,5 mil.

Atletico Madrid announced a new contract for Antoine Griezmann on Monday, days after he committed his future to the club.

Griezmann signed a contract extension for an additional season to tie him to Atletico until 2023.

West Ham United defender Patrice Evra recommends nobody to go for a dinner at the home of Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo. Sooner Evra played with the Portuguese player at Manchester United and knows firsthand about his inclinations and diets.

PSG striker Neymar would like to switch to another club. According so Spanish media, the Brazilian player asked the management of the French capital club to let him go. Neymar has told the president Nasser Al-Khelaifi he doesn’t feel happy and comfortable in Paris.