Analysis: Cristiano Ronaldo vs Messi: Goals and Statistics

When it comes down to the question of the world's best footballer, two names are always top of everyone's list and they are Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. These charts compare how the Real Madrid and Barcelona strikers compare and...

AFCON 2017 Final: Cameroon seek revenge against Egypt

Two of Africa’s most successful teams, the Pharaohs of Egypt and Indomitable Lions of Cameroon will once again battle it out for who takes over the crown from Cote d’Ivoire as king of the continent on Sunday in the...

Big Boxing fights to look out for in 2017

After a quiet end to the year in boxing terms, it’s warming to see that plenty of exciting fights have already been scheduled for the early stages of 2017. For those who love watching boxing on television, the next 12...

Oyongo: Strong mentality key to our AFCON 2017 success

Cameroon had the worst possible run-up to the CAF Africa Cup of Nations with several big-name players withdrawing from the squad to concentrate on club football. In their absence, the 23 players in Gabon quickly bonded as a unit,...

Can Cristiano Ronaldo play beyond the age of 40?

Cristiano Ronaldo says he wants to play on beyond the age of 40 but what would he look like then? No, we're not talking age-recognition technology but his evolution as a player. Adam Bate examines the numbers to reveal...

AFCON 2017: Group-by-group guide to the Africa Cup of Nations

The players, teams and managers to look out for as Ivory Coast defend their title in Gabon in the tournament that kicks off on Saturday GROUP A Gabon Euphoric support helped drive Gabon to the quarter-finals the last time they hosted the...

Ballon d’Or: Will Messi, Ronaldo dominance end soon?

  On Monday December 13, Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo was once again named the top footballer in the world when he clinched the 2016 Ballon d'Or award. It was the fourth time in Ronaldo's career that he has won the award,...

2018 World Cup qualifier: Super Eagles target 9th victory over Algeria

Nigeria will be seeking a ninth victory over Algeria when both countries clash again on Saturday in a 2018 World Cup qualifier. There have been 17 clashes between both teams (all at competitive level), with Nigeria winning eight times, drawing...
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Sergio Ramos the best big-game player in the world

It is something that cannot be taught. Some players struggle in big games, while others thrive, but there are a few who always appear when it matters most. And none more so than Sergio Ramos. Madrid match into the quarter-finals The Spain...

Is Messi the best free-kick taker of all time ?

There is often much debate about football's greatest ever free-kick taker, but Barcelona's Lionel Messi reinforced his own credentials last night with a stunning effort against Colombia. The strike marked the latest in a succession of set-piece goals for...