Brazil’s Supreme Court has ordered the rearrest of goalkeeper Bruno Fernandes, who was convicted of conspiring in the gruesome murder of his ex-girlfriend Eliza Samudio. Fernandes, 32, played professionally for Flamengo and Atlético Mineiro in Brazil before he was arrested in 2010 for his part in the murder of Samudio, who wanted him to pay child support for their son. Fernandes confessed to conspiring with friends who strangled Samudio; prosecutors said her body was then cut up and fed to dogs. Fernandes was sentenced to 22 years’ imprisonment in 2013 but a judge’s ruling in February 2017 allowed him early release on parole after serving fewer than seven years of the sentence. Boa Esporte, a
Manchester United have a concrete interest in Antoine Griezmann, according to the Guardian. We all know this, and we all know that much depends on the success of qualifying for the Champions League before players make their minds up. United need to beat City for this to become anything close to likely. Welcome, Jan Oblak! Manchester United face a battle to keep David de Gea at the club amid interest from Real Madrid. There's no point dragging this on any longer. Send him to Real and get enough money for a competent replacement, and then there's no point him causing yet more disquiet over a summer. He's excellent, but the faff is interminable. And in the Mirror, it might have even gone further
Doha, Qatar (CNN)He's the player who has always been one step ahead of the opposition. A product of the feted La Masia youth system, Xavi Hernández went on to embody the footballing ideals of Spain and Barcelona for almost two decades, prompting Pep Guardiola to call him "the best Catalan player in history" and Andres Iniesta to "run out of eulogies" in trying to describe his former teammate. Not content with winning eight La Liga titles, four Champions Leagues, two European Championships and his country's first ever World Cup, the 37-year-old Xavi is now plotting his next move. "I'm not just in Qatar to play football," Xavi tells CNN, having called time on his Barcelona career in 2015 to begin a new chapter at Al-Sadd SC.