644 goals and a Messi’s untouchable record!

Records are there to be broken but this one is untouchable. Messi beat Pele’s record of 643 goals for one club when he scored Barcelona’s third goal, and the 644th of his Barca career, in the 3-0 win against Valladolid on Tuesday. “To beat Messi’s 644 goal record, someone will have to score an average of 43 goals a season for 15 years….for one club,” Lineker, now a BBC presenter, tweeted alongside an incredulous icon. “This is a record that no one thought would ever be beaten. It will never…

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Diego Maradona autopsy: No alcohol, narcotic drugs in body at time of death

Maradona died at the age of 60 on Nov 25 2020, two weeks after being released from a hospital in Buenos Aires following brain surgery. Leopoldo Luque, the doctor who performed the brain operation on Maradona last month, also claimed that the former Napoli and Barcelona star was a difficult patient and had kicked the doctor out of his house several times in the weeks before his death. Earlier this month, a preliminary autopsy determined that Maradona died in his sleep of acute pulmonary edema, a build-up of fluid in the lungs, because of congestive heart…

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Cristiano Ronaldo Wins Prestigious Golden Foot 2020 Award

Cristiano Ronaldo has won the prestigious Golden Foot 2020 award on Sunday night in Monaco for his outstanding performance over the previous season. He netted the ball on 44 occasions in 44 games and helped Juventus top Group G in the ongoing UEFA Champions League. The Golden Foot award is an international football award, given to players who stand out for their athletic achievements and for their personality. The award is only given to active players of at least 28 years of age, and can only be won once. Ronaldo…

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eSports becomes medal event at 2022 Asian Games

eSports has been named as a full medal event for the 2022 Asian Games, in a major step towards the mainstream for a sport that has long harboured Olympic ambitions. eSports and breakdancing were both included on the programme for the Games in Hangzhou, China, at the Olympic Council of Asia’s general assembly in Muscat this week. “I hope that electronic sports will add value to the Asian Games —and I am sure it will in the future, during the Asian Games 2022 and even beyond that,” the OCA’s Asian…

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The Best FIFA Men's Player 2020

Lewandowski beats Messi and Ronaldo to Fifa Best Player Award   Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski was named The Best Fifa Men’s Player 2020 yesterday, beating off competition from last year’s winner Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Lewandowski, who won the German league and cup double as well as the Champions League with Bayern, finished as top scorer in all three competitions and won the award for the first time. The 32-year-old also led Poland to Euro 2020 qualification and was named the 2019-20 UEFA Men’s Player of the Year…

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FAM: Centralised training for Harimau Malaya in January

The national football squad is expected to undergo centralised training from January 15 to January 26 in preparation for the last three Group G second round 2022 World Cup/2023 Asia Cup qualifiers that will resume in March next year. Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) secretary-general Stuart Ramalingam said national coach Tan Cheng Hoe is expected to list 30 players for the training session, which will be held at Wisma FAM, Kelana Jaya, as he searches for the perfect combination of experienced players and new talent. He also said that the…

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Dream Football Team: 11 winners were chosen

France Football have named the 11 winners who make up the prestigious Ballon d’Or Dream Team, Xavi, Messi, Ronaldo chosen, but no Ramos, Zidane or Casillas. With no Ballon d’Or award this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the organizers felt it was a fitting moment to choose a team made up of the Best XI in history. Ten nominations were picked for each position, with the final team chosen by a judging panel made up of 140 football journalists from around the world Ballon d’Or Dream Team Goalkeeper: Lev Yashin.…

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King At The Top: Malaysian Athlete Breaks World Record For Tower Running

During the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s a rare occasion to see or hear news of our local athletes competing or breaking world records in tournaments. But what seems impossible was eventually made possible – and one local athlete’s quest to be the best even ended on a sweet note. According to Bernama, tower running athlete Soh Wai Ching broke the Guinness World Record for the greatest vertical height stair climbing in one hour. It’s safe to say he’s emerged on top to claim his crown after completing his run at the Four Seasons…

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Former Liverpool manager Gerard Houllier dies at 73

PARIS, Dec 14 — Former France manager Gerard Houllier, who rebuilt Liverpool from Premier League underachievers into a cup treble winning side in 2001, has died aged 73, his former club said today. Houllier, who also coached Paris St Germain, Olympique Lyonnais and Aston Villa, died after having a heart operation in Paris. “We are mourning the passing of our treble-winning manager, Gerard Houllier,” Liverpool said on Twitter. “The thoughts of everyone at Liverpool Football Club are with Gerard’s family and many friends. Rest in peace, Gerard Houllier 1947-2020.”

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Paolo Rossi: 1982 World Cup hero Italy dies of 'incurable disease' at age 64

Rossi became a household name after scoring six goals in the 1982 World Cup and leading Azzurri to third place. Italian footballer Paolo Rossi has died at the age of 64, his family said. Rossi became a household name after scoring six goals at the 1982 World Cup in Spain – leading the Azzurri to third place. He is the top scorer of the tournament and also won the award for best player. Image:Rossi helped Italy win 3-1 in the 1982 World Cup final Pic: Tony Duffy/ALLSPORT A At club…

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