If Spain win the World Cup for a second time each player stands to earn a staggering €720,000 euros as a bonus. Meanwhile Germany will be paying their players around half that figure if they manage to lift the World Cup on 13th July. The question arises as to whether it’s good for the nation’s image, given the country’s precarious economic situation to be throwing this sort of cash at footballers. More on this story
Barca midfielder Cesc Fabregas has said that he feels more and more important within the Spain team setup Fabregas feels proud to be part of Del Bosque’s team and wants to continue in the same vein.
Cesc was speaking ahead of the clash between Spain and Chile tonight in Geneva.Continue reading
There is a real risk that Barcelona’s Leo Messi might not be 100 percent fit for the World Cup which is staged in Brazil next year. According to former Argentine national team fitness coach Fernando Signorini, Messi needs some desperate rest if the player isn’t to suffer from burnout ahead of the 2014 World Cup. More on Fernando Signorini’s statements
Last night’s game against Spain and Uruguay ended in a 3-1 win for La Roja and served as a prelude for the upcoming Confederations Cup where both teams will be present. Spain used a total of 9 players from FC Barcelona to do away with a tough tackling Uruguay who left their studs on more than one Spanish player. Goals came from Barca’s Pedro and Cesc Fabregás.
According to ex Brazil national coach Mario Jorge Lobo Zagallo in an interview published today in Brazil daily Correio Braziliense, Messi is the best in the world but don’t compare him to the great Pele. Zagallo also said that Messi has yet to be a World Cup winner with Argentina,something that Pele won three times.