The England 2018 World Cup bid has been boosted by the backing of Paul the "psychic" octopus.
Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick as Barcelona turned around a 3-1 first-leg deficit to claim the Supercopa with an impressive win over an under-par Sevilla side at the Nou Camp on Saturday.
Five Inter Milan players have been included in the shortlist for the UEFA Club Footballer of the Year Award, though Barcelona's Lionel Messi is favourite to retain the prize he won last year.
Steven Gerrard believes Joe Cole is at least as skilful as Lionel Messi and has tipped his new Liverpool team-mate to pick up to the Player of the Season award.
Lionel Messi admits he was hit hard by Argentina's World Cup exit but insists he is now fully focused on success with Barcelona again.
Madrid zoo have reportedly contacted the Sea Life aquarium in Oberhausen regarding the transfer of Paul the psychic octopus, but have had their move rebuffed.
Spain's 1-0 defeat of the Netherlands in the World Cup final gave Paul the psychic octopus a 100% record for the tournament, and now the Italians are trying to claim "Paolo" as their own.
Arjen Robben has tipped Wesley Sneijder to join Manchester United - and claimed his Netherlands team-mate is better than Lionel Messi.
Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez said he is determined to prove Paul the octopus wrong by beating Germany in the third-place play-off on Saturday.
A flu outbreak threatens to keep some Germany players and coach Joachim Low from appearing at Saturday's World Cup third-place play-off.
Spain will defeat Netherlands in Sunday's World Cup final, according to the latest prediction from Paul the psychic octopus.
Lionel Messi says he is amazed Fabio Capello left Theo Walcott out of his England squad and believes he could have made the difference against Germany and Algeria.
Diego Maradona admits he is concerned for Lionel Messi's fitness ahead of Saturday's quarter-final with Germany, but Franz Beckenbauer says it is essential he is marked out of the game.
Germany star Mesut Ozil has revealed he would be open to a move to Manchester United or Chelsea.
Werder Bremen general manager Klaus Allofs believes Mesut Ozil has outshined even Lionel Messi at this summer's World Cup.
Argentina's Diego Milito has hit out at Wayne Rooney, claiming it is "laughable" to compare him to Lionel Messi.