• Chapecoense plane crash: Survivor ‘may play football again’

    Chapecoense plane crash: Survivor ‘may play football again’

    A Brazilian football player who survived a plane crash in Colombia on Monday is recovering and may be able to resume his career, his father says.

    Helio Hermito Zampier Neto, a 31-year-old defender for Chapecoense, was in a stable condition, doctors said, after surgery on a lung, a knee, a wrist and his head.

    Neto’s father, Helam, said on Facebook that news of his recovery was giving the family “renewed hope and faith’’.

    “My son is getting better and better. He has just […]

  • Chapecoense vice-president Ivan Tozzo: It’s a great tragedy

    Chapecoense vice-president Ivan Tozzo: It’s a great tragedy

    The vice-president of the Brazilian club Chapecoense whose plane crashed in Colombia on Tuesday lamented that the tragedy had struck at the cruellest moment.

    The plane carrying the Brazilian top-flight football team crashed in the mountains near Medellin, Colombia after “electrical failures” with just five survivors from the 81 people on board.

    “The pain is terrible. Just as we had made it, I will not say to the top, but to have national prominence, a tragedy like this happens. It is very […]

  • Touching!! See The FOUR Most Embarrassing Records In Football, Number three Is Terrible

    Touching!! See The FOUR Most Embarrassing Records In Football, Number three Is Terrible

    The game of football is the most watched and celebrated sports in the world as fans with different backgrounds and languages will come together to speak in one voice to support the teams after their heart either to win a competition or winning a tough duel.But sometimes, there are some disappointing results that fans would not want to remember in the game of football, and Naijaloaded brings you four embarrassing records in football.

    1.Arsenal 2-1 League Cup defeat to Birmingham City

    Many […]

  • Fidel Castro – the man who saved Diego Maradona’s life

    Fidel Castro – the man who saved Diego Maradona’s life

    The Argentine legend owes a huge debt of gratitude to the revolutionary, whose relationship with the Napoli great means he is still around today.

    On Friday November 25, Fidel Castro, the leader of the Cuba Revolution, passed away. His death was reported in a televised message by his brother Raul.

    “The commander in chief of the Cuban revolution died at 22:29 hours this evening [03:29 UK time, Saturday],” he said before adding his brother’s immortal words: “Hasta la Victoria siempre!” – “always […]

  • Totti considering delaying retirement

    Totti considering delaying retirement

    The 40-year-old’s contract expires at the end of the current campaign, but he has suggested he could continue playing, insisting he is in good physical and mental shape.

    Roma icon Francesco Totti has hinted he may prolong his playing career beyond this season.

    Totti has spent most of his life with the club, having joined the youth system in 1989 and has been in the first-team since 1992. The attacker has gone on to become a legend for club and country, winning […]

  • Steven Gerrard retires from professional football

    Steven Gerrard retires from professional football

    The 36-year-old calls time on a 19-year career which featured 710 appearances for Liverpool, 114 for England and eight major trophies, including a Champions League win.

    Steven Gerrard has confirmed his retirement from professional football.

    The 36-year-old calls time on a 19-year playing career, having made his debut for Liverpool on November 29, 1998, and opted against extending his contract with the MLS side earlier this month.

    Gerrard played 710 times for the Reds and won eight major trophies, including the Champions League […]

  • Southgate completes formal England job interview

    Southgate completes formal England job interview

    Gareth Southgate has completed his formal interview to become England’s next manager and could be appointed by the end of the month.

    Southgate, who has been in charge of the national side for the past four matches on an interim basis, met with a five-man panel to outline his vision of the future at St George’s Park on Monday and Press Association Sport understands no other candidates have been invited for interview at this stage.

    Assessing Southgate’s pitch was a Football Association […]

  • Jurgen Klinsmann sacked from US national team

    Jurgen Klinsmann sacked from US national team

    After five years in charge of the side, the German-born coach has been let go following back-to-back losses to open the final round of World Cup qualifying.

    Jurgen Klinsmann has been sacked as United States coach on Tuesday following two straight losses in the final round of World Cup qualifying.

    Klinsmann, who has coached the men’s national team since replacing Bob Bradley in 2011, had been under contract through the 2018 World Cup.

    Players who could be affected by coaching change

    The former Bayern […]

  • Messi paid Argentina’s security staff during dispute with AFA – reports

    Messi paid Argentina’s security staff during dispute with AFA – reports

    Lionel Messi paid Argentina’s security staff out of his own pocket during a dispute with the nation’s football federation, according to reports.

    The Argentina Football Association has been in turmoil for over two years following the death of longtime chief Julio Grondona, and FIFA took control in June after president Luis Segura was charged with fraud.

    Former coach Gerardo Martino reportedly was not paid for six months before the Copa America this summer, while Olympic team coach Julio Olarticoechea said in August […]

  • Patrick Vieira criticises modern players for wanting to look pretty

    Patrick Vieira criticises modern players for wanting to look pretty

    Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira is unhappy with modern players attempting to look good rather than get stuck in.

    The former France international was known for his tough-tackling during an incredibly successful career, and thinks that current stars could take some tips.

    Vieira’s old club Arsenal are one side to have been particularly harshly criticised for failing to be mentally tough enough, and could do worse than to take a leaf out of their ex-captain’s book.

    He certainly wouldn’t be happy with their predilection […]

  • Gareth Southgate to be interviewed by FA for vacant England job

    Gareth Southgate to be interviewed by FA for vacant England job

    Gareth Southgate is set to be interviewed for the England manager’s job on Monday, according to multiple reports.

    Southgate has been in interim charge since Sam Allardyce left the role in late September, with a four-match unbeaten spell ending after the 2-2 draw against Spain at Wembley on Tuesday night.

    English Football Association chief executive Martin Glenn revealed on Thursday that Southgate had made it clear he wants the job on a permanent basis and they are set to hold further talks […]