In what seemed to be a generational transition, Portugal quashed Switzerland 6-1 to reach the quarterfinals at the Qatar 2022 football World Cup.
Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo will not face any charges over an alleged rape in Las Vegas a decade ago after US prosecutors said they did not have enough evidence to proceed. A district attorney in the state of Nevada said it would not prosecute the Portuguese soccer player because it cannot be proven beyond a reasonable doubt that a sexual assault occurred.
Football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has paid a fine of almost €19 million for tax fraud in Spain on Tuesday but will avoid a 23-month prison sentence as part of the deal.
Bolivian President Evo Morales Thursday downplayed criticism against him being allowed to seek yet another reelection despite a constitutional ban and the nay victory at the February 21, 2016 referendum with which he tried to circumvent it by saying it would be as if stars Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo could not play for their national football teams.
Uruguay has passed this Saturday to the quarterfinals of the 2018 World Cup in Russia after beating Portugal 2-1.
The Video Assistant Referee (VAR) used in the Russia World Cup has been praised by many, but also strongly criticized by some. One of those who does not see the benefit of VAR is Iran’s coach, Carlos Queiroz. The Portuguese-born manager says the new system has not only created confusion but also, according to him, taken the game away from the fans.
Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly agreed to accept a €18.8m fine and a suspended jail term to settle tax evasion charges. The Real Madrid and Portugal footballer, 33, was accused last year of defrauding tax authorities of €14.8m, charges he denies.
United States boxer Floyd Mayweather has regained his title in the Forbes rankings of the world's top 100 earning athletes. He earned US$ 275m for his boxing match in August against UFC star Conor McGregor, who is number four on the US business magazine's list.
Lionel Messi reclaimed the FIFA Ballon d'Or award for the world player of the year on Monday, after watching his great rival Cristiano Ronaldo walk off with the prize for the previous two years. The Argentine Barcelona forward finished ahead of Ronaldo and Brazil forward Neymar as he scooped the award for a record fifth time overall, having previously won it four years in a row from 2009 to 2012.
FIFA secretary general Jerome Valke this week began his latest inspection of Brazil 2014 World Cup preparations amid ongoing concerns over delays in stadiums and infrastructure projects.