World of Sport
Josep Bartomeu is putting his Barca presidency, and double the current world transfer record of €100 million, on the line to sign Paul PogbaBy Eurosport | World of Sport – Sat, Mar 7, 2015 19:15 GMT
The $900 million Estadio Mane Garrincha is the world's second most-expensive stadium - but the grass has barely been touched since the World Cup.By Eurosport | World of Sport – Sat, Mar 7, 2015 18:21 GMT
Brazil's Estadio Nacional Mane Garrincha in the capital city of Brasilia was perhaps the most controversial venue used at the tournament last summer.
The redevelopment of the original 1974 ground increased its capacity to 72,788 - but its $900 million (£600m) final cost was three times the original estimate, making it second only to London's Wembley Stadium in the list of the world's most expensive stadiums.
The spiralling costs are allegedly down to fraud according to Associated Press reports. The Washington Post shared one example last summer:
An auditor’s report allotted $4,700 to cover
A baby has become an internet star despite still being three months short of his first birthday.By Eurosport | World of Sport – Sat, Mar 7, 2015 17:07 GMT
Jorge Tirado is a keen surfer. A very keen surfer. And he seems just as keen that his kids catch the bug too.
How else to explain his magnificently confident, but surely slightly risky, decision to take his little boy out on the waves with him?
The good news is that little Jorge Jr clearly loved every second of this thrill ride with his dad. And the even better news is that he filmed the whole thing on one of those dinky little Go Pro cameras, and shared it with the world...
Adriano has taken a break from football and returned to his home city of Rio de Janeiro.By Eurosport | World of Sport – Sat, Mar 7, 2015 16:37 GMT
Former Brazil striker Adriano has seen his career go on a downward spiral in recent years, even more so after his move to French side Le Havre broke down.
The 33-year-old is back in his hometown of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil where he's reportedly become reacquainted with the South American nightlife.
Adriano's last competitive game was for Brazilian side Atletico Paranaense in April last year but his contract was terminated after he missed two training sessions without giving an explanation.Read More »from Report: Adriano paid 18,000 euros for 18 prostitutes at a Copacabana brothel
Theo, aged seven, took part in his first training session at the Gunners' Hale End training facilities this week.By Eurosport | World of Sport – Sat, Mar 7, 2015 15:51 GMT
The son of Arsenal legend Robert Pires has taken part in his first training session at the club's academy.
Theo Pires could be about to follow in his father's footsteps after a photo of him was posted on the Frenchman's Twitter account saying: "Theo at the Youth Arsenal Academy! Good first training!!!"
Pires regularly attends Emirates Stadium to watch Arsene Wenger's side in action and posted a photo of Theo alongside Alexis Sanchez following the Gunners' 3-0 win overRead More »from Robert Pires' son takes part in first Arsenal academy training session
Bradford's FA Cup quarter-final against Reading on Saturday was one of the worst televised football matches in history. But it did have one highlight.By Eurosport | World of Sport – Sat, Mar 7, 2015 15:38 GMT
Bradford City were rightly aggrieved that their FA Cup giant-killing exploits this season - which have seen them beat both Chelsea and Sunderland - haven't been seen on live television, with both the BBC and BT Sport deciding that they'd rather show other games which seemed more likely to provide good stories.
The BBC stuck by that line once more, but Bradford did get their moment in the sun (literally) on Saturday as BT Sport broadcast their quarter-final match against Championship side Reading.
Sadly, it was terrible. The awful state of the pitch didn't help, of course, but nor did the factRead More »from 'Worst match ever' livened up by player stripping down to his underpants on touchline
An error-strewn match on a disgraceful pitch between Bradford and Reading meant the BBC had the last laugh, according to Twitter.World of Sport – Sat, Mar 7, 2015 14:36 GMT
You may remember there was a big of a rumpus over the fact that the BBC had chosen not to show Bradford City’s previous FA Cup victories this season.
The League One side beat Premier League Chelsea and the Sunderland in two consecutive rounds but neither of the tremendous feats were televised.
The BBC took much criticism for the editorial decision, not least from Bradford themselves, who taunted the corporation after their victory over Sunderland in the fifth round.Read More »from Overreaction Theatre: BBC proved right after BT Sport show 'worst match ever'
A Ukrainian model has inspired dozens of articles across the internet after apparently going through the pain of having Lionel Messi inked permanently onto her body.By Eurosport | World of Sport – Sat, Mar 7, 2015 14:33 GMT
The internet is a very odd place.
Take Nataliya Kozhenova, a Ukrainian model-slash-actress based in Mumbai who, on Saturday, became the world's most famous Lionel Messi fan.
The reason? A crazy-looking tattoo that she'd just had plastered across her chest. Articles gushed out about her dedication to little Leo, her wackiness in paying such an extravagant tribute, and the pain it must have caused her to have the Barcelona star inked permanently onto her skin. We at World of Sport weren't immune: after a brief chuckle, we tacked her on to our (rather magnificent) slideshow of crap sportingRead More »from Sorry folks: Ukrainian model's 'tattoo' not actually a tattoo, and was painted on last year
Steve Mandanda shows sharp reflexes to catch bottle of water thrown at him by fan during TV interview
Mandanda showed how alert he was during an interview with French TV.By Eurosport | World of Sport – Sat, Mar 7, 2015 12:48 GMT
Marseille goalkeeper Steve Mandanda showed off his goalkeeping qualities after his team's 6-1 victory over Toulouse on Friday night.
The 29-year-old was speaking to French TV following the win which took his side joint-second with Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1.
Eagle-eyed Mandanda spotted a water bottle flying towards the pair as he answered a question, but managed to show his sharp reflexes and intercept before it landed on its target.
He'll be keeping France no.1 shot stopper Hugo Lloris on his toes with catches like this!Read More »from Steve Mandanda shows sharp reflexes to catch bottle of water thrown at him by fan during TV interview
Rally star Ott Tanak has lucky escape as car sinks to bottom of lake - but amazingly both car and driver continue race
This footage is quite staggering, but the most amazing thing is that both driver and car were back on the road within hours.World of Sport – Sat, Mar 7, 2015 11:50 GMT
Estonian driver Ott Tanak had a lucky escape in the World Rally Championship when his car plunged into a lake.
Tanak's car rolled down a steep embankment and plunged into deep water on Friday's second leg of the Guanajuato-based rally, remaining sunk for 10 hours.
As the Mexican waters quickly engulfed his vehicle, Tanak, and co-driver Raigo Moelder, quickly took off their restraints and escaped just in time.
The car sunk completely without trace, but Moelder managed to retrieve his pace notes.
And amazingly, all was not lost. The car was recovered and was REBUILT in time to join the raceRead More »from Rally star Ott Tanak has lucky escape as car sinks to bottom of lake - but amazingly both car and driver continue race