An easy appeal is undoubtedly one of the many perks of being a pro athlete, and their love for flashing lights, front page coverage and adulation of fans makes the political terrain ever more pleasing to many.
Federer, 35, has been in fine form this year following up his record-extending 18th Grand Slam win at the Australian Open with victory in the California desert, and will be going for his third Miami title following wins in 2005 and 2006.
Porto striker Andre Silva opened the scoring after 30 minutes, converting a pass from Raphael Guerreiro for his fifth goal in six games for Portugal, before ballon d’Or holder Ronaldo took over the show with a brace that takes his international tally up to 70.
However, the grade A friendly has been called off after seven players in the Burkinabe contingent failed to secure entry visas into the United Kingdom.
In one of the most remarkable nights of European football, Luis Enrique’s men scored three goals in seven minutes to pull off the Champions League heist – forcing Cantona into more bizarre sex rant.
Manchester City starlet Kelechi Iheanacho levelled from the spot eight minutes from time to ensure the Eagles remain unbeaten under Rohr after Moussa Sow had given the Teranga Lions the lead.
Daniele De Rossi scored a first-half penalty to put his side ahead before a late second from Ciro Immobile secured the three points for the four-time World Champions whose goalkeeper Buffon made a European record 168th cap.
Messi sent club mate Claudio Bravo the wrong way from the spot in the 16th minute after Angel Di Maria had been bundled down in the area.
And Leboeuf believes that while the 25-year-old midfielder is already good enough to be an integral part of the team for Chelsea or France, he’s still lacking in certain areas.
Messi, 29, may go down as the most inspirational player the game has ever seen, but it appears the exact reach of his influence is just a staggering as his mesmeric talents on the pitch.
Okeowo, former Golden Eaglets goalkeeper, is reportedly having a great season at Peckham Town where he’s been for many years.
The Super Eagles go up against Senegal at the Hive, London, later today before facing Burkina Faso three days later, and Adepoju, ‘the headmaster', believes this is a crucial phase for the manager to fine-tune his side and integrate the new players.
Wenger, who has come under immense pressure this season, remained coy over his future, saying he would remain committed and "completely focused" for as long as he stayed.
Podolski captained the world champions to their first win over old rivals England on home soil since 1987, and it was only fitting that he netted the winning goal- his 49th for Germany – on his final appearance.
This follows the ghastly motor accident Monday night along the Giron-Masa on the Koko-Yauri road, when a Toyota Canter vehicle in trying to avoid a pothole hits a motorcyclists who died on the spot
Though he’s unlikely to be carting home accolades for his performance on the silver screen, the 25-year-old Brazilian, widely considered a future ballon d’Or winner, has drawn comparisons with thespians.
While many are of the opinion that the heavily-built Joshua, 28, may be too strong for dethroned heavyweight champ Klitschko, his older brother Vitali has an unsurprisingly contrary opinion, stating that brains will prevail over brawn.
Chelsea’s Victor Moses will not be joining the squad as he’s been ruled out with injury, while the likes of FC IfeanyiUbah goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa and Chippa United’s Daniel Akpeyi have been delayed over issuance of visa.
Congratulating the NFF chief him on his victory, the upper chamber of the National Assembly urged him to be a good ambassador of Nigeria at CAF.