Chelsea striker Fernando Torres has revealed the pain he caused Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard when the Spaniard announced he was leaving Anfield for Stamford Bridge three years ago. The striker signed for Chelsea in a £50million deal in the January transfer window of 2011 on the same day Liverpool signed Andy Carroll from Newcastle for £35million.
By David Kent Match-fixers have already targeted a number of matches at next month’s World Cup, according to FIFA’s head of security. Reports that fixers targeted Nigeria’s friendly with Scotland at Craven Cottage surfaced this week, and Ralf Mutschke claims the World Cup has been targeted as well.
Welcome to the Guardian’s choice of the World Cup’s top 100 footballers. Led by Lothar Matthäus and Zico, our international panel of 40 experts compiled a countdown of the finest players to grace the globe’s greatest sporting event.