Ever the loveable scamp, Cristiano Ronaldo kept himself busy at Portugal's training camp on Thursday by taking a few hours out to prank international teammate Ricardo Quaresma by covering his car in tin foil.
The back and forth began when Ronaldo tweeted a message to the Porto winger:
With reports circulating that he may be on his way to Qatar at the end of the season, Xavi seems to have spent the day looking back over the many years he has spent as a one-club man among the Barcelona ranks.
Indeed, with nostalgia in the air, the Catalan side's YouTube channel have press-ganged the legendary 35-year-old midfielder into playing a little game of "What Happens Next?" by challenging him to remember five goals chosen at random from those he has netted over the years.
Napoli forward Dries Mertens has embarked on a Twitter search in the hope of tracking down a schoolboy from a village in southeastern Guinea after noticing the little chap was wearing one of his replica shirts in a National Geographic photograph.
As shared by professional photographer Pete Muller, the photo shows a class of young children being taught French by their teacher at the school in the small village of Meliandou.
Lionel Messi and the Argentina national team are in Washington, D.C., ahead of a weekend friendly versus El Salvador at RFK Stadium. So what's one of the world's best players and his teammates to do with an off night in the U.S. capital? Head out to an NBA game of course. Messi sparked a mini-Twitter frenzy on Wednesday night as he was spotted in the stands, and behind the scenes, of the Washington Wizards' home loss to the Indiana Pacers.
#Legend The one and only Lionel Messi our special guest...
"Moving into the media" is a tried and true post-retirement career path for a (lamentably) high number of footballers these days, with ex-professionals queueing up out of the door and around the block to offer their punditry services hither and thither.
However, it would appear that Dion Dublin is not only keenly pursuing a career in post-match analysis, but also, as of Wednesday morning, the former footballer has wandered into the slightly off-tangent world of daytime television too.