Vincent Kompany Criticises UEFA Over Moscow Stadium Ban

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has risked punishment from UEFA after he criticised the decision to not let any Manchester City fans travel to Moscow. City played CSKA Moscow on Tuesday night behind closed doors after the Russian club were punished for the racist behaviour of their fans earlier in the competition. ​​​​The match ended 2-2 […]

11 Astronomically Expensive Cars That You Know a Footballer Will Want to Buy

Footballers make a lot of money and they love to show everyone just how much, because the more money they have to blow on crap, the more important they must be. William Gallas splashed the cash on a chrome Mercedes Mclaren and El Hadji Diouf’s gold-plated Cadillac Escalade was cute. Jermaine Pennant’s €252k chrome Aston Martin […]

The 10 Greatest Goalkeepers in World Cup History

(FINNBAY-FTBpro) – London, 2 July 2014. As Mexico were defeated in the final sixteen of the World Cup by two late Duth goals, we said goodbye to a goalkeeper receiving rave reviews from all over the globe. Guillermo Ochoa has been one of the stand-out performers of the World Cup so far and despite a […]

Netherland’s Boss Louis van Gaal Blasts FIFA Over Brazil’s Fixture List

(FINNBAY-FTBpro) – London, 24 June 2014. Holland boss Louis van Gaal has slammed football’s governing body, FIFA, claiming that the fixture list favours possible last 16 opponents Brazil. Van Gaal targeted his attacks on a “lack of fair play” over the timings of group games for the host nation. The Holland boss has been notably […]

Michael Schumacher is Responsive to Wife’s Voice

(FINNBAY-ANSA) – Berlin, 18 June 2014. Michael Schumacher has lost 20 kilograms since his ski accident in late December, the German daily Bild’s website said Tuesday after reports a day earlier that the Formula One great had emerged from his drug-induced coma. The former Ferrari driver and seven-time champion, who even at his leanest peak […]

England’s Rooney Claims He Doesn’t Take His Place in the Side for Granted

(FINNBAY-FTBpro) – London, 16 June 2014. Wayne Rooney has defended his contribution during England’s 2-1 defeat against Italy and reacted angrily to claims that he takes his place in Roy Hodgson’s starting XI for granted. Rooney, who is yet to score at a World Cup finals, has come under fire in recent weeks, having found […]

Michael Schumacher is Out of Coma, Leaving Hospital

(FINNBAY-ANSA) – Paris, 16 June 2014. Formula One great Michael Schumacher is out of his coma and is getting ready to leave the hospital in Grenoble, France, his family’s spokesperson said in a statement Monday, according to AFP. Some unconfirmed media reports said he was lucid and talking to his family. The former Ferrari driver […]

ISU Awards Finland to Host 2017 Figure Skating World Championships

(FINNBAY) – Helsinki, 15 June 2014. The International Skating Union has awarded Finland the 2017 Figure Skating World Championships. The decision was made on Saturday. The 2017 figure-skating championships will be held from 29 March to 2 April 2017 in Helsinki. This will be an important test for Finland to show its organisation skills to the international […]

Israeli Fans Bought the Most World Cup Tickets

(FINNBAY-ANSAmed) – Tel Aviv, 12 June 2014. Israel is World Cup-crazy: in relation to total country and population size, its citizens have bought the most tickets for this year’s tournament. Undaunted by distance, expensive flights and hotels, news of social unrest and what local media have called ”questionable security” in Brazil, 11,222 Israelis have bought […]

Why Group C is the One to Watch in World Cup 2014

(FINNBAY-FTBpro) – London, 12 June 2014. Now just hours away, World Cup fever is well and truly here. All the focus in the first few days will unsurprisingly be on Brazil, England and the re-enactment of 2010’s final between Spain and the Netherlands before Monday when there’s Germany versus Portugal to look forward to. In between those highlighted games there are still plenty of exciting match ups […]

Michael Schumacher May Never Come Out of Coma, Says Doctor

(FINNBAY-ANSA) – Rome, 3 June 2014. Motor racing great Michael Schumacher may never come out of a coma, former Formula One doctor Gary Hartstein said Tuesday. Also Read: Expert Warns Michael Schumacher Fans to “Prepare for the Worst” “I’m quite afraid (and virtually certain) we will never have any good news about Michael,” he said on […]

Manu Hero Scholes: England Must Play Like Liverpool to Succeed at the World Cup

(FINNBAY-FTBpro) – London, 1 June 2014. Manchester United hero Paul Scholes says England must adopt an attacking approach similar to Liverpool in order to stand any chance of winning the World Cup this summer. The 39-year-old, who won 66 caps between 1997 and 2004 for the Three Lions, has insisted that Roy Hodgson should select at […]

Maradona Presents Hefty Tax Documents of About €39 Million

(FINNBAY-ANSA) – Naples, 27 May 2014. Former Argentine soccer star Diego Maradona on Monday presented a hefty tax file to Italian authorities, which have slapped him with an outstanding tax bill of about 39 million euros. Maradona, who has denied owing such a bill and has claimed he has been persecuted by tax authorities, greeted […]

Russia Wins Ice Hockey World Championship 2014 After Beating Finland

(FINNBAY) – Minsk, 25 May 2014. The Russian men’s ice hockey team won this year’s ice hockey world championship as the only unbeaten team in the tournament by crushing Finland 5-2 in Minsk, Belarus. Accordingly, Russia earned the gold medal and Finland left with the silver. Sweden, which won the tournament last year, earned the bronze medal after […]

Finland Beats Czech 3-0, Faces the Ultimate Rival Russia at Ice Hockey Final

(FINNBAY) – Minsk, 24 May 2014. Finland finally made it to the Ice Hockey World Championships 2014 finals after beating Czech Republic 3-0. Next up is a gold medal showdown with Finland’s long-lasting rival Russia on Sunday. The Czechs will face Sweden for bronze in Sunday’s early game at Minsk Arena. Overall, Finland put up a defensive […]