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Sweden’s 2-0 friendly win over Estonia on Thursday saw Zlatan Ibrahimovic notch both of the match’s goals to surpass Sven Rydell as Sweden’s all-time leading scorer. And, of course, because it’s Ibrahimovic, and everything he does is done in jaw-dropping style, his record 50th goal for Sweden was scored in classic Zlatan fashion. Upon receiving a well-placed pass from Sebastian Larsson inside the six-yard box, Ibrahimovic – as he’s been known to do – positioned himself perfectly and popped the ball into the back of the net with a cheeky back-heel that Estonian ‘keeper Sergei Pareiko could do More >
Gotze took Andre Schurrle’s pass on his chest 7 minutes before end of the second extra time and scored for 1:0 win against Argentina in the final of World Cup 2014. More >
In the first matches of 1/4 finals on the World Cup 2014 Brazil will face with Colombia, while in the big European derby will meet France and Germany. More >
Uruguay and Liverpool forward Luis Suarez will miss the national team’s next nine matches and is banned from football-related activities for the next four months as punishment from FIFA for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini during the final match of the World Cup group stage for both sides.
DISCIPLINARY: Uruguay’s Luis Suarez suspended for 9 matches & banned for 4 months from any football-related activity.
— FIFA Media (@fifamedia) June 26, 2014
Full statement on Luis Suarez suspension: … ‘Such behaviour cannot be tolerated on any football pitch, and in particular not at a FIFA More >
Friendly match between Nigeria and Scotland which have been played last night in London is at the centre of an international investigation into suspected match-fixing.
“Nigerians don’t fix matches – We win them.” NOOOOOT! Photo: zimbio.com
The National Crime Agency, which investigates serious and organised crime, is said to have asked FIFA to issue an alert over attempts to fix the Craven Cottage clash. No Scotland players are understood to be involved and a Scottish FA spokesman said “We are liaising with the relevant authorities and will prepare for the match as normal.” SFA More >
After picked up an injury in the last match in Primera Division, Diego Costa will miss the Champions League final. More >
Sevilla FC kept their cool in the penalty shoot-out and SL Benfica appeared to lose theirs as the Andalusian outfit inscribed their name on the UEFA Europa League trophy for a record-equalling third time. More >