Eto’o’s retirement is a message to the authorities

Cameroon legend Roger Milla believes Samuel EtoÔÇÖo is using his retirement from international duty to send a message to the countryÔÇÖs "rotten'' authorities. EtoÔÇÖo, 32, made a return to international action in 2012 after resolving a series of disputes with Cameroonian football federation (Fecafoot), but he is reported to have told

South American WC qualifying wrap

Colombia kept the pressure on pace-setting Argentina, while Uruguay's Luis Suarez hit a brace in Conmebol World Cup qualifying action. Colombia moved level with Argentina at the summit with a 1-0 victory over ten-man Ecuador on Friday. James Rodriguez's 31st minute strike undid the visitors, who had Gabriel Achilier sent off in

Yobo congratulates Super Eagles

Super Eagles skipper Joseph Yobo has congratulated the team for doing the job against Malawi in his absence. Yobo, who clocked 33 on Saturday, called the Eagles camp immediately after the 2-0 victory over the Flames of Malawi to congratulate his teammates for the outstanding display against Malawi. He said

The Making of a 1-0 Win

... the first 3 game weeks in the English Premier League have led to 12 such results this season. That is twelve 1-0 results out of 30 matches... The refereeÔÇÖs whistle brings an end to the mayhem on the pitch. One set of fans, in the stadium and worldwide heaves a

Eagles call up Enyimba skipper Udoji

Enyimba skipper Chinedu Udoji is set to earn a Super Eagles call-up after some sparkling displays for his title-chasing club this season. ÔÇ£Udoji has been pencilled down by the Eagles coaches after some great outings in the heart of the Enyimba defence this season. No-nonsense central defender Udoji is seen by

Changes for Bayern Under Guardiola

Pep Guardiola has made a few changes to last year's European champions, and the reception has not been entirely positive. When it was announced that Pep Guardiola, one of the world's most high-profile and successful managers, would be in charge of Bayern Munich for the 2013/14 season, there was an unsurprisingly

Szczesny: dropping me was the right choice

Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has admitted he deserved to be dropped by manager Arsene Wenger at the back end of last season. And the 23-year-old claimed the shock of his omission has inspired him to change the way he goes about his work in a bid to reclaim his confidence. Szczesny has

Andy Carroll suffers fresh injury setback

West Ham United striker Andy Carroll sustained a foot injury upon his return to training on Monday. Carroll, who missed 18 of West HamÔÇÖs 42 games last season, has not featured for the club this season as a result of a heel problem. It had been hoped that he would soon be

Barcelona defender considers his future

Martin Montoya's agent has indicated the right-back could leave Barcelona after entering the final 12 months of his contract at the Camp Nou. Montoya, 22, opted to remain at Barca during the summer transfer window, despite reported interest from the likes of Liverpool and Inter Milan But, with the defender's path to

Sepp Blatter: Get used to winter World Cups

Sepp Blatter, the Fifa president, has risked escalating the world football governing bodyÔÇÖs row with the Premier League over the 2022 World Cup after raising the spectre of future tournaments being held in the winter. Blatter claimed staging the event only in the European summer discriminated against countries with unfavourable climates

Villa not interested in eclipsing Falcao’s record

Atletico Madrid front man, David Villa has shrugged off reports claiming he's trying to break Falcao's goal scoring record. The 31-year old who was signed from Barcelona for a fee of Ôé¼2.1m insists that he's only interested in helping the Madrid based team compete against top clubs in the world.

Zidane sceptical about Bale’s ┬ú86million fee

Madrid Cult hero, Zenedine Zidane is still bemused that Real Madrid could cough out a record fee of ┬ú86million to sign Tottenham golden boy, Gareth Bale as he feels no player in the world is worth that amount of money. The former French captain who is now Carlo AncelottiÔÇÖs assistant coach