One of the greatest players to ever grace the earth passed away on Monday.
Alfredo Di Stefano is no longer with his.
The Argentine-born superstar passed away at the age of 88 after his stunning playing career with Real Madrid made him one of the most recognizable names on the planet. His talent as a player, then as a charismatic honorary president, made him the face of Real.
His death is a huge loss to the soccer community across the planet.
To revel in Di Stefano’s brilliance, watch the stunning documentary above that showcases his life as a soccer star. Some of the greatest players to ever play the game all reserve special praise for the man who made Real Madrid into one of the giants of the global game.
Portugal’s Eusebio, who passed away earlier this year: “Di Stefano… my hero. For me, he was the most complete footballer in history. That’s my opinion.”
England’s all-time leading scorer Bobby Charlton: “Pele is the most naturally gifted. Maradona could claim to be the best player in the world has ever seen. But whenever I’m asked, I say that if I had to be anybody playing in another career, it would be Alfredo Di Stefano.”
The tributes continue to pour in for Di Stefano, as the man himself makes plenty of appearances throughout the near 30 minute documentary. As a man, he inspired millions with his personality off the pitch too. He was a true winner.
I urge you to sit back and drink in the aura of greatness that surrounds the man who played for Argentina, Spain and Colombia. He scored in five-straight European Cup finals in five-straight victories for Real Madrid. He was truly a legend.
He is one of the greatest players the world has ever seen, the video above is a fitting tribute to his life.
MILAN (AP) Sassuolo’s victory over Pescara has been reversed to a 3-0 loss.
Sassuolo won Sunday’s Serie A match 2-1 but the league now says it fielded an ineligible player.
The league says the paperwork for the signing of Antonino Ragusa, who played the final 25 minutes, had not been filed by noon the day before the match – as its rules demand.
Sassuolo says it followed the rules and will appeal.
The club was one of four teams to win both its opening matches, along with Genoa, Juventus and Sampdoria.
Jack Wilshere won’t be with Arsenal following Wednesday’s transfer deadline, however, where the Gunners midfielder lands is yet to be seen.
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According to Daily Mail, as many as 22 clubs are in the mix to acquire Wilshere on loan, including various Premier League sides.
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While Daily Mail suggests that Crystal Palace is among the leaders to bring in the 24-year-old center midfielder this season, Bournemouth and Watford are also said to be in the mix to sign the playmaker.
Manager Arsene Wenger reportedly won’t allow the Englishman to go to any of the top four sides in England and also hopes that Wilshere lands outside of the UK .
Wilshere is also being chased by foreign clubs including Serie A sides Juventus and Roma.
The Gunners have been active as the deadline heads down its final hours, with Lucas Perez of Deportivo La Coruna and Valencia defender Shkodran Mustafi both joining the club on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, young defender Calum Chambers has joined Middlesbrough on loan and Serge Gnarby is reportedly close to joining Werder Bremen after drawing significant interest from Bundesliga sides.
CHICAGO (AP) The U.S. women’s national team will host Switzerland for two matches this October in Minneapolis and Utah.
The matches for the defending World Cup champions are set for Oct. 19 at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah, and at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on Oct. 23.
The U.S. team has played Switzerland just twice before, with the Americans winning both matches.
The United States is also facing Thailand on Sept. 15 in Columbus, Ohio, before playing the Netherlands in Atlanta on Sept. 18.
The team will be without goalkeeper Hope Solo, who was suspended from the team for six months following comments she made at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. The United States was ousted by Sweden in the quarterfinals for the team’s earliest-ever exit at the Olympics.
Just incase you were unaware, there’s another Pogba. And he too could be playing in the Premier League very soon.
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While it was Paul Pogba that stole the spotlight when he returned to Manchester United for a world-record transfer fee, Florentin — his 26-year-old brother — is drawing interest from England’s top flight.
According to the Sun, David Moyes and Sunderland are launching an $8.5 million bid for the St Etienne defender as a potential replacement for Lamine Kone. The Black Cats still anticipate that Kone will exit the Stadium of Light this season after handing in a transfer request earlier this month.
Pogba has played with the Ligue 1 club since 2012 after joining from lower-division club Sedan. Additionally, the centerback has made 13 appearances for Guinea at the international level.