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Sterling can succeed Messi as world’s best player – Xavi

Barcelona great Xavi believes Raheem Sterling is on course to emerge as the world's best player when Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo leave centre stage.

Van Dijk is not the best player in the world, Messi...

Virgil van Dijk is “not the best player in the world”, says fellow Dutchman Rafael van der Vaart, with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo...

Ronaldo and I aren’t friends but I’d be happy to accept...

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi admits to not being a close friend of Cristiano Ronaldo but says he would happily accept a dinner invitation from the Juventus forward.

Cristiano Ronaldo scoring 4 goals proves he’s the world’s best player...

Portugal head coach Fernando Santos believes Cristiano Ronaldo's four-goal display provides “clear proof” that he is the best player in the world. 

Barcelona president, Josep Maria Bartomeu says Lionel Messi is free ‘to leave’ at end...

Barcelona president, Josep Maria Bartomeu has said the Spanish giants are not worried about Lionel Messi’s future, despite the Argentinian star being...

Pique unfazed by exit clause, says Messi has earned the right...

Lionel Messi has “earned the right” to break his Barcelona contract if he so wishes, says Gerard Pique, but nobody at Camp Nou is overly concerned about such a decision being taken.

Messi ‘made me better player’ – Ronaldo admits

Cristiano Ronaldo admitted on Wednesday his long-time rivalry with Lionel Messi has made him “a better player” and that he enjoys a “healthy” rivalry with the Argentine great.

It could be as soon as next year – Ronaldo drops...

Cristiano Ronaldo is uncertain when he will stop playing, but the Juventus star said it could be as soon as next year.

PSG, French football ready for Neymar exit

The saga of Neymar’s seemingly inevitable departure from Paris Saint-Germain is proving a long, drawn-out affair bringing the curtain down on what will ultimately feel like a fleeting and failed experiment.

Lionel Messi handed three-month ban and £41k for claiming Copa America...

Lionel Messi has been given three-month suspension and £41,000 fine following his controversial comments about Copa America tournament.

PSG completes signing of Sarabia in deal worth over €20m

Paris Saint-Germain have completed the signing of Pablo Sarabia from Sevilla in a deal worth over €20 million (£18m/$23m).

See Barack Obama’s advice to ‘wonderful’ Messi

Former United States president Barrack Obama has said Argentina have failed to win the World Cup in recent times, despite having the superlative Lionel Messi in their ranks, because they do not play as a team.

I’m grateful I’m not in Spain and facing Messi every season’...

Virgil van Dijk is “grateful” he does not have to face Lionel Messi every season, with the Barcelona superstar having put on another Champions League masterclass against Liverpool.

‘Hazard isn’t Messi, he’ll never get 40 goals!’ – Craig Burley

Eden Hazard is “not Lionel Messi” and Chelsea are expecting too much from a man who will never hit the heights of a Barcelona icon, claims Craig Burley.

Messi to be examined by doctors after bloody Smalling clash –...

Barcelona head coach Ernesto Valverde said Lionel Messi will be examined by doctors after sustaining a "significant bruise" to his nose in Wednesday's Champions League victory over Manchester United.

Luka Modric scoops another Award

Croatia and Real Madrid playmaker Luka Modric has been named 2018 Balkan Athlete of the year on Thursday, becoming only the second soccer player...

‘Messi only has one skill!’ – Pele says he and Maradona...

Lionel Messi "only has one skill", according to Brazil legend Pele, with fellow Argentine Diego Maradona "much better" than the Barcelona talisman.

First woman to win Ballon d’Or, Ada Hegerberg, snubs World Cup

Ada Hegerberg’s star status on the world stage was confirmed as she won the inaugural women’s Ballon d’Or on Monday, and yet back home...

Ronaldo gets back to business for Juventus against SPAL

Cristiano Ronaldo gets back to business for Italian champions Juventus against SPAL on Saturday after missing Portugal’s qualification for the Nations League semi-finals amid reports he has been snubbed...

Roberto Carlos reveals player to win Ballon d’Or award, names three...

Brazil legend, Roberto Carlos has named Real Madrid midfielder, Luka Modric as the favourite player to win this year’s Ballon d’Or award.