Game Details
7:45 PM GMT
Game Details
7:45 PM GMT
Game Details
7:45 PM GMT
Game Details
7:45 PM GMT
Game Details

Blog - The Toe Poke

Keeper's acting attempt

The Toe Poke
 By Chris Wright

Barcelona's Xavi employs impressive memory skills to ace goals quiz

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.

For a guy...

 By Chris Wright

Dries Mertens launches Twitter search for Guinean boy wearing his shirt

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.

 By Chris Wright

Alexis Sanchez plays piano along to John Legend song

It seems like only yesterday that Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez was serenading us all into Christmas with a piano rendition of Richard Marx's 1985 ballad "Right Here Waiting For You," and now the Chilean maestro is back with his follow-up smash hit.

Playing at home, Alexis has demonstrated his progress by uploading a short snippet to Instagram showing him playing along to John Legend.

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Lionel Messi and Argentina attend Wizards game ahead of friendlies

Argentine football star Lionel Messi and his teammates were spotted today at the Pacers vs Wizards NBA game.

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.

 By Chris Wright

Dion Dublin gets new gig as daytime television presenter

Jack-of-all-trades and former footballer Dion Dublin is taking his real estate expertise to television.
Jack-of-all-trades and former footballer Dion Dublin is taking his real estate expertise to television.

"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.


 By Chris Wright

Zambian team pay price for elaborate goal celebration

The Highly Questionable crew react to a bizarre goal celebration that happened in a soccer match in South Africa.

Labouring under the illusion that they'd just scored a late winner during a recent game against Mozambican opponents Clube Ferroviario, Zambian side K-Stars went all out in their celebrations.

Not content with having a jig and a somersault just outside the Ferroviario penalty box, the K-Stars players decided to prolong the festivities by sprinting right across the whole pitch in order to applaud a group of school kids in the crowd who had been invited along as the club's special guests.