By his own admission, Lionel Messi has been living the dream ever since he crossed the Atlantic as a 13-year-old to join Barcelona. He is footballs ultimate box office star. For the past four years, he has swept the board at FIFAs Oscars making the Ballon dOr his own since 2009. But there is one thing missing for the best player on the planet: the World Cup. Next year, the 25-year-old has his heart set on lifting the games greatest prize on South American soil. Watch the video, as Messi charts his meteoric rise to global superstardom.
Jose Mourinho will get the all-clear to manage Chelsea on his return to the Premier League after fears his red card in the Copa del Rey would be leave him in the stands for comeback were dismissed. But the suspension would only have counted for future matches in Spains domestic cup competition.
UEFA will announce on Friday that the winners of the Europa League will be given a place in the following seasons Champions League.
Sergio Garcias return to the golf course was overshadowed by one of the games top chiefs re-opening the race row with Tiger Woods.
Rio Ferdinand has signed a one-year contract extension with Man United. The final touches have been put to the deal that will extend his time at Old Trafford into a 12th season.
The Premier League season may have drawn to a close, but one tables top spot was still up for grabs... until now.
As the second Grand Slam of the year approaches, the worlds top tennis players are making their final preparations - as well as revealing the all-important outfits they will be wearing in one of the worlds most fashionable cities. The French Open gets underway on Sunday in Paris.
Carl Froch has apologised for threatening to kill Mikkel Kessler in their IBF super-middleweight fight in London on Saturday night - but will still face an investigation.
This time last year Florent Malouda was still celebrating Chelseas Champions League triumph after coming on as a substitute against Bayern Munich.
Roberto Martinezs future as Wigan manager still hangs in the balance after a final decision on whether he will stay at the club was delayed until early next week.
PSG have yet to make any contact with Manchester United or Wayne Rooneys representatives amid speculation he is a £40m target for the French champions this summer.
They have already struck up a friendship with Rio Ferdinand, but One Direction appear to have new fans in Real Madrid after the boy band were invited to their very own a training session. It was not an opportunity they were about to pass up as they took time out from their European tour in the Spanish capital.
Frankie Dettori still hopes to be able to ride at next weeks Investec Derby meeting after making some progress towards having his licence reinstated.
Real Madrid have jumped ahead of Manchester City in the race to sign Isco from Malaga after holding high levels talks in the Spanish capital.
Petr Cech is good with his hands - hes proved that in the Premier League during the past nine years. Nevertheless you might be surprised to discover that he can play the drums. Perhaps hes not quite as proficient as Matt Cameron - the drummer of rock band Soundgarden that he watched on Tuesday night - but practice makes perfect.
City winger Scott Sinclair has had to have a rib removed as doctors found it was pushing on a vein, causing the blood-clot that has kept him out since May 3.
Former Liverpool defender Markus Babbel is set to be named as the new manager of Millwall. MailOnline understands the German is the choice to replace Kenny Jackett.
Former England bad boy Delon Armitage has re-ignited his Twitter row with Brian Moore after posting a picture of the former England hooker goading Welsh opposition.
Thomas Vermaelen fears his World Cup dream will be left in tatters if he stays at Arsenal next season. The Gunners skipper spent the final two months of the season on the bench.
Bayern Munichs lavish planning for after the Champions League final at Wembley on Saturday suggests they dont envisage being beaten by rivals Borussia Dortmund.
As remedies go to overcome the hangover of missing out on Champions League qualification, the Tottenham players could have done worse than a post-season friendly in the Bahamas. Just days after being pipped by bitter rivals Arsenal for fourth spot, Tottenhams long campaign that began at Stevenage will end against Jamaica.
Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos believes Tottenhams Gareth Bale would be a great fit for Real Madrid, as Spurs face a fight to keep their star at White Hart Lane.
Mark Lawrenson has slammed the Premier League divers, admitting he wishes he could shame the jessies on Match of the Day.
One spectator got a little too close to the action during practice for this weekends Monaco Grand Prix.
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