Friday December 6, 2013
The draw for the 2014 World Cup threw up nightmare groups for some teams, and fairly straight forward looking ones for others.
Hosts Brazil should have little trouble negotiating their way past Mexico and Croatia, who both had to qualify via the play-offs after an underwhelming qualifying campaign. Cameroon are the other team in Group A.
Saturday November 30, 2013
A rare occurrence at the Cardiff City Stadium on Saturday. Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud, one-on-one with Cardiff goalkeeper David Marshall, stops in the belief he is offside.
The flag stays down to everyone's surprise, Giroud attempts to retrieve the situation, but his belated shot is blocked and the chance is gone.
Thursday November 28, 2013
Germany legend Franz Beckenbauer feels that Franck Ribery is deserving of the FIFA Ballon d'Or award for the world's best player in 2013.
But 'Der Kaiser' thinks that Real Madrid ace Cristiano Ronaldo will walk off with the goodies, come the ceremony on January 13.
Sunday November 24, 2013
Bayern Munich delivered a potentially crushing blow to Borussia Dortmund's hopes of winning the Bundesliga by beating their title rivals 3-0 at the Westfalenstadion.
To add insult to injury it was old boy Mario Gotze who began the rout, as he reacted to the jeers by coming off the bench to open the scoring.