Neymar scores incredible acrobatic last minute winner as PSG beat Strasbourg 1 – 0 (video)
Neymar proved why he is being pursued by top European clubs after scoring a late winner in PSG’s 1-0 win over Strasbourg in front of hostile home supporters.
The Brazilian whose transfer to Barcelona or Real Madrid failed in the summer, made his first appearance of the season for the Parisians.
And he was greeted with lots of whistles and chants also targeted at his father as several insulting banners were also displayed around Parc des Princes.
But the 27-year-old did not seem to be affected with the reception as he perfectly timed his over-head kick from a well delivered Abdou Diallo’s cross into the net.
Neymar missed the opening four games in Ligue 1 this season because of his speculated move to Spain. However, an agreement was unable to be reached for the former Barcelona star and he decided to stay for another season with the French champions.
Neymar’s name was booed around the stadium before the game started and large messages were also directed at the attacker by fans in their thousands.
BREAKING NEWS! Lionel Messi Beat Ronaldo & van Dijk To Win FIFA Best Player AwardBarcelona’s Lionel Messi won the best men’s player at the Best Fifa Football Awards in Milan as Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo and Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk missed out on the top prize.It is the sixth time Messi has been voted the best player in the world.Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp won the men’s coach of the year.Klopp was nominated for the award along with two other Premier League bosses – Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola and Tottenham’s Mauricio Pochettino.
#DOHA2019: Jamaica’s Fraser Pryce becomes world’s fastest womanJamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce ran a 10.71 seconds to win the world 100 metres title at the 2019 World Championships in Doha on Sunday, September 29th instantly earning herself title of the fastest woman in the world.Fraser-Pryce, who was away in the 2017 edition of the tournament to have her son, stunned with a 10.80 to become the world’s fastest ever in the heats.She went on to race an amazing 10.87 in the semi-finals before a 10.71 in the final to seal a fourth world title (2009, 2013, 2015 and 2019).U.K’s Dina Asher Smith came behind in 10.83 to seal a new British record and her first world senior medal.Cote d’Ivoire’s Marie-Josee Ta Lou settled for bronze in 10.90 after clinching silver in the previous edition in 2017, London.IAAF celebrated Fraser-Pryce by likening her with a unicorn, a mythical animal typically represented as a horse with a single straight horn projecting from its forehead.
Ahmed Musa celebrates his 27th birthday Today (photo)Nigerian football, Ahmed Musa celebrates his 27th birthday on Monday, October 14.The top Nigerian forward also shared a new photo of himself to mark his special day.According to record, Ahmed Musa was born on the 14th of October 1992 in Jos, Plateau state and he plays a forward and left winger for the Nigerian national team and for Saudi Arabian team Al-Nassr.Ahmed Musa is the first Nigerian player to score more than once in a Fifa world cup match.Happy Birthday Ahmed Musa.
Isreal Adesanya prostrates & presents his UFC Middleweight belt to his parents (video)Israel Adesanya has emerged the new undisputed UFC Middleweight Champion. Adesanya knocked out his opponent, Robert Whittaker at the championship fight which held in Melbourne, Australia in the early hours of today October 6th.The 30-year-old New Zealand-based, Nigerian-born boxer knocked out Whittaker with a right hook-left hook combination at 3:33 of the second round in the main event of UFC 243.Adesanya has won all seven of his fights in the UFC and is considered one of the hottest up-and-coming MMA athletes in the world because of his charisma and ability to promote fights.Video Below:Here is the moment Israel Adesanya prostrated before his parents and presented his middleweight belt to them after becoming the undisputed middleweight champion of the UFC.Photos Below:
FIFA confirms the three final contenders for the 2019 Best Men’s Player awardFIFA has confirmed the three final contenders for the 2019 Best Men’s Player awardThe Football’s governing body had initially released a 15-man shortlist, but Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus), Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool), and Lionel Messi ( FC Barcelona) are the final contenders for the award.Van Dijk is the favourite to win the award after he was named the Uefa Men’s Player of the Year last week ahead of Messi and Ronaldo.The three final nominees for ‘The Best Goalkeeper award are Alisson Becker (Liverpool), Ederson (Manchester City) and Marc-Andre ter Stegen (FC Barcelona).While, the finalists for the Coach of the Year award are Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool), Pep Guardiola (Manchester City) and Mauricio Pochettino (Tottenham Hotspur).The winner will be announced on September 23 in a ceremony in Milan.
Xenophobia: Zambia Football Association cancels international friendly game with South Africa, give reason (video)Zambia Football Association (ZFA) has cancelled the international friendly game against Bafana Bafana of South Africa at Heroes Stadium on Saturday.The cancellation came on the heels of the recent xenophobic attack going on in the country.The national team feared that the game could lead to further diplomatic attacks if the game is allowed to be played.Football, which is seen as a uniting factor that not only links but strengthens and mend relationships, will not be able to do what it is known for globally.Andrew Kamanga, president of FAZ confirmed the cancellation on Robert Marawa’s Sport Worldworld.Marawa Sport Worldwide@MarawaSportShowThe president of @FAZFootball Andrew Kamanga has confirmed here on #MSW with @robertmarawa that they have decided to cancel their friendly match that was scheduled for Saturday against @BafanaBafana due to xenophobic attacks taking place currently in South Africa.“The game is off, and we communicated that to SAFA and they understood. We have been talking to try and monitor the situation,” Kamanga said on the show.Video Below:
Super Eagles rated Second Youngest National Team in the worldThe Super Eagles have been rated second youngest national team in the World according to statistics revealed by Transfermarket.The Eagles average age is placed at 24.1, a statistics only bettered by Mexico, whose team averages 23.5..The Eagles have Maduka Okoye, Samuel Chukwueze, Francis Uzoho, and Victor Osimhen, who are all 20 years of age among other players who are in their early 20s. England occupies the third spot with an average age of 25.0. Other countries that completed the top 10 are USA (25.2), Wales (25.3), Tunisia (25.5), Germany (25.6), Brazil (25.7), Argentina (26.0) and Italy (26.1).
WELL DESERVED!! Liverpool Star Alisson Wins Best FIFA Men’s Goalkeeper 2019Liverpool big signing goalkeeper Alisson Becker has won The Best FIFA Men’s Goalkeeper 2019 award.Alisson won the Champions League and UEFA Super Cup with Liverpool last season and lifted the Copa America with Brazil in the summer.On the individual level, he bagged all three awards for goalkeepers – Champions League Goalkeeper of the Season, Premier League Golden Glove and Copa America Best Goalkeeper.In another news, The FIFA Best Awards was held on Monday night at the Teatro Alla Scala in Milan.Lionel Messi, Megan Rapinoe and Jurgen Klopp are some of the winners that emerged on the night.Messi arch-rival Cristiano Ronaldo and Virgil van Dijk, to the men’s prize.Rapinoe, who won the world this year, won the women’s award.The Best FIFA Awards was launched in 2016, after France Football broke the Ballon d’Or away from world football’s governing body following corruption allegations.Here is a full list of FIFA Best AwardsBest Men’s player: Lionel Messi (Barcelona/Argentina)Best Women’s player: Megan Rapinoe (Reign FC/USA)Best Men’s Coach: Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool)Best Women’s coach: Jill Ellis (USA)Best Women’s goalkeeper: Sari van Veenendaal (Atletico Madrid/Netherlands)Best Men’s Best Goalkeeper: Alisson Becker (Liverpool/Brazil),Puskas Award: Daniel Zsori (Debrecen v Ferencvaros)Best Fan: Silvia GreccoBest Fair Play: Marcelo Bielsa and Leeds United FCBest FIFPro Men’s XI: Alisson Becker, Matthijs de Ligt, Sergio Ramos, Virgil Van Dijk, Marcelo, Luka Modric, Eden Hazard, Frenkie de Jong, Kylian Mbappe, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel MessiBest FIFPro Women’s XI: Sari van Veenendaal, Lucy Bronze, Wendy Renard, Nilla Fisher, Kelley O’Hara, Amandine Henry, Julie Ertz, Marta, Rose Lavalle, Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan
Cristiano Ronaldo makes more money on Instagram than playing for Juventus – New ReportFresh reports and data have confirmed that Cristiano Ronaldo apparently earns more from Instagram than he does from playing soccer for Juventus.The 34-year-old pockets an annual $47.8 million from paid Instagram posts, according to a study by social media firm Hopper HQ on Buzz Bingo. In contrast, his salary at Juventus is reportedly $34 million, according to Goal.com.Ronaldo’s reported income from Instagram makes him the platform’s highest earner, ahead of Lionel Messi and Kylie Jenner.Receiving a reported average of $975,000 per advertised post, Ronaldo’s Instagram earnings far eclipse the world’s biggest celebrities, including Kylie Jenner, Selena Gomez, and Emily Ratajkowski.He also beats footballing rival Lionel Messi, who is said to have earned less than half of Ronaldo’s total with $23.3 million.Amongst the brands Ronaldo has represented on Instagram are Clear Haircare, Nike Football, and Six Pad Europe.“Ronaldo is the most followed human on Instagram (with 186 million followers) so companies are paying almost $1 million for posts to access his insane reach.Due to his status as a celebrity and football star, his earnings from Instagram break away from typical influencer partnerships, as many of his promotional posts will be part of wider sponsorship deals, such as Nike.You only need to go on his Instagram to see how many paid partnerships he does outside of the sports market” Hopper HQ marketing executive Nicola Cronin told Business Insider.