World-famous Brazilian footballers Cafu and Roberto Carlos will bring samba soccer to Holland next month after confirming they will play in the inaugural Laureus #KickOffForGood charity match between a Laureus All Stars side and a team of Real Madrid Legends.
Gerard Piqué, one of Spains greatest and most popular footballers, is today named as the newest Laureus Ambassador.
An exciting year of sport has set up a fascinating contest for the 2015 Laureus World Team of the Year Award, including a classic football battle the triumphant Germany FIFA World Cup Team v Real Madrid, winner of a record tenth European Cup/Champions League. Six Nominees for the prestigious Award will be announced on
March 24 – Sepp Blatter visits Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Kazakhstan… Jerome Valcke in Rio de Janeiro for World Cup meetings… Draw for 2015 Asian Cup Australia… Laureus World Sports Awards… UEFA ExCo and Congress in Kazakhstan. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson looks ahead.
Jan. 15 – The reputation of Rio de Janeiro as an event host in the sporting world took another blow on Wednesday.
Spain, the United States and Germany were the big winners at the 2011 Laureus World Sports Awards Ceremony in Abu Dhabi as each country collected two prestigious Laureus Awards. Spain’s world tennis No 1 Rafael Nadal was acclaimed Laureus World Sportsman of the Year after his remarkable 2010 winning three Grand Slam events – at
31/1/2011 South Africa World Cup CEO Danny Jordaan drops out of CAF race to concentrate on FIFA Ex-Co election campaign… Liverpool sell Fernando Torres to Chelsea for a reported 50 million pounds… CAF announces Africa Cup of Nations hosts… Angry Asian Cup fans offered refund… Romance of FA Cup lives on as non-league Crawley draw Man Utd. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
12/2/2010 Snowstorm in Washington D.C. stalls talks between Major League Soccer and MLS Players Union over a new collective bargaining agreement… International Football Association Board to discuss goal-line technology and sending-off offences… Barcelona’s Lionel Messi in line for Laureus award.