WWE star Rusev lays the SmackDown into Real Madrid

WWE's Rusev maybe riding high on SmackDown as one of the blue brand’s most popular superstars, but he’s far from happy about his Real Madrid team this season. The Bulgarian, a life-long fan of the Spanish giants, is like everyone else bemused to what has happened to Madrid this season. Zinedine Zidane’s team sit seventeen …

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WWE star Rusev lays the SmackDown into Real Madrid

WWE's Rusev maybe riding high on SmackDown as one of the blue brand’s most popular superstars, but he’s far from happy about his Real Madrid team this season. The Bulgarian, a life-long fan of the Spanish giants, is like everyone else bemused to what has happened to Madrid this season. Zinedine Zidane’s team sit seventeen …

World Cup fans and officials are warned to be on alert for Russian ‘honeytrap’ spies targeting them for blackmail and ID fraud

Football fans heading to this summer's World Cup need to watch out for Russian spies, an Estonian intelligence chief has said. Mikk Marran, who is director general of the country's foreign intelligence service, warned fans that strangers who spoke to them in bars and pubs could turn out to be Russian agents targeting them for …

2018 FIFA World Cup™ tickets: impressive figures mark the closing of the current sales window

4,905,169 tickets had been requested by fans from all over the world before the random selection draw sales period concluded at 12:00 Moscow time today. Since 5 December 2017, supporters have had a great opportunity to apply for tickets exclusively at FIFA.com/tickets, and anticipation for the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ in Russia this summer has …

World Cup pitches at risk of locust attacks, says official

FIFA World Cup pitches are at risk from attacks by swarms of locusts, an agricultural official in Russia has warned. Pyotr Chekmarev, head of the agriculture ministry's crop farming department, is concerned there could be "a global scandal" if the insects strike during the finals. "One way or another, we have learnt how to deal …

Arsenal increase bid for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ‘with 48 hours to seal deal’

Borussia Dortmund are said to have dug their heels in Arsenal have upped the ante in their bid for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after increasing their offer to a potential club record of £50million while setting the clock ticking with a 48-hour deal deadline - The Times reports. Borussia Dortmund are said to have dug their heels …

Juventus chief reveals how Paulo Dybala could join Alexis Sanchez at Man Utd

MANCHESTER UNITED target Paulo Dybala could be allowed to leave Juventus. The Argentinian has been linked with a move to the Premier League in recent months after proving his worth at the top of Serie A. Dybala has been touted as a potential signing for Barcelona and Manchester City, where he could link up with …

Ronaldinho: the born entertainer who brought joy to football

Brazilian World Cup winner and former Barcelona forward Ronaldinho has retired from football at the age of 37. Here Joel Sked pays homage to one of the game’s great entertainers… Football is largely about endurance, about suffering. Because otherwise, what’s the point? But every so often a player comes along radiating joy. A player who …

Arsenal make offer for Barcelona midfielder as long-term Mesut Ozil replacement

ARSENAL have made an offer for Barcelona midfielder Rafinha, according to reports in Spain. Rafinha has struggled to make an impact at Barcelona after falling out of favour with previous managers and struggling with injuries. The 24-year-old is yet to make a single appearance for the Catalan side this season due to an ongoing knee …