It is no exaggeration to say that James Rodriguez has had a year he is unlikely to forget. The man from Cucuta, Colombia, who is still only 23, achieved things that many top players can only dream of. First he dazzled at the FIFA World Cup in Brazil, where he finished top-scorer, then he secured a dream move to Real Madrid. The winner of FIFA Puskás Award for best goal of 2014 revealed that the accolade of playing every week with Cristiano Ronaldo and his longing for a homeland he left as a teen are among the topics the Merengue attacking midfielder discussed with FIFA.com. Excerpts:
Acting President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi has expressed deep grief of the Federation and the entire Nigerian football family at the death of former Super Eagles’ goalkeeper Wilfred Agbonavbare.
Tragedy has befallen the football community in Nigeria as a former Super Eagles goalkeeper, Wilfred Agbonavbare, lost the battle against cancer on Tuesday in Spain. The 48-year-old goal tender who was part of the squad that lifted the African Cup Of Nations in 1994 and helped qualify Nigeria for its first ever world cup in USA, died in the early hours of Tuesday.
Former Norway international Jan Aage Fjortoft feels it would be wrong to compare new Real Madrid signing Martin Odegaard to Barcelona star Lionel Messi and has warned that the 16-year-old should be given time to develop