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.
Chelsea announced on Thursday that centre-back John Terry has signed a new one-year contract extension that will keep him with the club till the end of next season. The decision was met with delight by the club, the player and Blues supporters.
Mindful of the bitterness associated with the departure last year of all time record goal-scorer Frank Lampard, fans of the London club will be as relieved as they are happy that Terry, the man they refer to as "Captain, Leader, Legend" is to remain at Chelsea.
The European Championships' expansion to a 24-team tournament has a multitude of effects -- one is that it effectively gives the major countries a free pass. Therefore, managers have more license to experiment and evolve their side with significantly less risk of failure.
Here are five fine talents still attempting to break into their country's first-choice XI -- what chance do they have of overhauling more established names?
1. Marco Verratti, Italy
By this stage, we expected Verratti to be Italy's...