Former Brazil star Roberto Carlos has said he still practises free kicks every day -- but admitted he is not as good at them as ex-Real Madrid teammate David Beckham.
Carlos, now 42, is player-coach at Delhi Dynamos in the Indian Super League (ISL), and he has lost none of his enthusiasm for taking the sort of free kicks for which he has long been famous.
He told Sport360.com: "I practise my free kicks every day. Of course, at the age of 42 the quality is not what it was, but I'm still determined...
Florentino Perez has called on Real Madrid fans to stop whistling players after admitting that Iker Casillas' exit from Real Madrid left a "bad impression."
Casillas spent 25 years at the club and made 725 official appearances for Los Blancos before departing for Porto in July with two years left on his contract.
The 34-year-old goalkeeper announced his departure from Madrid in a news conference without any representatives from the club, though he was later given a suitable farewell alongside all...
France coach Didier Deschamps has praised star striker Karim Benzema, saying his team are better when the Real Madrid man is playing.
Benzema, who was linked with a move to Arsenal over the summer, is set to start up front alongside Lyon striker Nabil Fekir in Friday's friendly against Portugal.
"The presence of Karim is very important," Deschamps told a news conference. "He's a top-level player who has international experience.
"He's not going to resolve everything by himself, but Karim is Karim...
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is uncertain whether David De Gea will ever sign from Manchester United.
All summer, De Gea, 24, was linked with a transfer to Real and the saga looked set for a conclusion on Monday when the two clubs agreed a fee in the region of €35 million.
However, the switch fell through after completed paperwork failed to arrive at the Spanish league office before the transfer deadline.