Gabon men National football team captain, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has vowed to put the team's poor time at the Africa Cup on Nations right in the World Cup Qualifiers in August. Putting the three miserable draws (which saw them crash out at the group stage of the tournament they were hosting) behind them and concentrating on beating the Ivory Coast in their next clash.

At the AFCON the Panthers conceded a last-minute goal to only draw 1-1 with minnows Guinea-Bissau in the opener, and could only follow it up with a 1-1 draw against Burkina Faso, before a 0-0 draw with Cameroon saw them exit as th third-placed team.

Jose Mourinho Surprised at FIFA Ballon D’Or Award Snub for Ibrahimovic

Manchester United manager José Mourinho felt that striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic should have won at least one FIFA Ballon d’Or award in his career.

Ibrahimovic remains as one of the most prolific players to have never won the award. Apart from being prolific on a personal level, Ibrahimovic has also won numerous major honours with the club. He is one of the few players in the world to have one major titles with several top clubs. In fact, very few players have been able to claim successes with the likes of Barcelona, Inter Milan, Juventus, AC Milan, Paris St Germain, and lately, Manchester United.

Dani Alves Says Media Twisted the Words of Cristiano Ronaldo at Ballon d’Or awards

Former Barcelona defender Dani Alves says that the media have twisted the words of Cristiano Ronaldo and have made him look like a staunch enemy to the Brazilian – especially at the FIFA Ballon d’Or award ceremony.

Ronaldo managed to win a fourth Ballon d’Or title by beating Lionel Messi to the crown. He is just one behind the Argentine superstar. However, there has been a lot of talk that Ronaldo has been receiving unfair treatment when he is on poor form, like Lionel Messi, who does not get the same amount of stick


Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has said that he would not rush recovering Welsh football star Gareth Bale.

The player is yet to full recover from a long-term ankle injury but it looks like the team needs his help even as they manage to extend the lead in the La Liga.

Could Griezmann or Pogba Ever Win the Ballon d’Or?

Since 2008, there have been only two winners of the Ballon d’Or. Cristiano Ronaldo has won the prestigious award four times and Lionel Messi has clinched it on five occasions in the past nine years. With the Real Madrid ace and the Barcelona forward going strong at the moment, it is hard to see anyone breaking the duopoly anytime soon.

However, Ronaldo and Messi cannot go on forever and there will come a time when they would have to hang up their boots. The Portugal international turns 32 in February, while the Argentina international will be 30 by the time the 2017-18 season starts. Someone else will have to win the Ballon d’Or in the coming years. Could it be Antoine Griezmann or Paul Pogba?

Cristiano Ronaldo Proud to Win the Fourth Ballon D’Or Award

Cristiano Ronaldo has managed to win his fourth Ballon d’Or award as expected.

After being crowned as the Champions League winner with Real Madrid and going on to lift the Euro 2016 with Portugal, Ronaldo was an overwhelming favourite for the title ahead of Lionel Messi. It was not a disappointing campaign for Messi by any standards, but he was able to win only the league title. As a result, he has fallen behind for the 2016 award. However, he manages to retain the lead over Ronaldo in the overall standings after having won a record five Ballon d’Or titles.


Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has backed Cristiano Ronaldo for the Ballon d’Or awards this year.

The Portuguese player is in pole position to pick up the award after an impressive year for club and country. Real Madrid won yet another UEFA Champions League, making the second in three years after they had lifted their tenth in 2014. Ronaldo captained Portugal to their first major title in decades as they lifted the Euro 2016 in France this summer. Ronaldo’s contributions were immense, sparking the debate that the award was sure to name him the best in the game.

FIFA Ballon d’Or Award Makes a Player Selfish, says Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger has made a bold statement that the FIFA Ballon d’Or award makes players become more individualistic in their approach.

The award, which was formed as a unification of the Ballon d’Or award and the FIFA world Player of the Year title, is given out to the best player at the end of each calendar year. Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have dominated this award since its inception. No other player has managed to win the title with Kaka being the last player to be crowned as the world’s best apart from this duo.


The Impact Montreal striker, Didier Drogba believes that Real Madrid star, Cristiano Ronaldo is worthy of winning the FIFA Ballon d’Or following his achievements with Real Madrid and Portugal.

The Portugal Internationalcame as the first runner-up behind long-time rival and Barcelona star, Lionel Messi in the competition for the BallonD'or award in 2015, but the Ivory Coast international insists Cristiano Ronaldo has done more than enough this time around to reclaim the prize which he deserves.

Marcelo Defends Ronaldo in the Argument with Xavi

Former Barcelona star Xavi and Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo were recently in a war of words.

Xavi suggested that Lionel Messi was far superior to any other player on the planet and that included Ronaldo. The statement did not go down well with Ronaldo, even though the player has seen numerous such comparisons over the years. Messi is currently in the world record holder when it comes to the FIFA Ballon d'Orawards. However, the Argentine has managed to win fifth in his career Ronaldo is not far away with three already.