Celtic star Leigh Griffiths took the Old Firm bait and promptly swallowed the fisherman. If you missed it, Rangers chairman Dave King said Celtic should’ve been even further ahead of their rivals given the setbacks handed to Rangers, who finally climbed back to the Scottish Premiership this season. Celtic went unbeaten, drawing just four of 38 matches and finished 39 points ahead of Rangers on the table. If Celtic won all 38, they could’ve finished 47 points clear of Rangers. So, we guess the gulf could be bigger. Here’s what Griffiths had to say: “What was the gulf? 30-odd points. How does he expect that to be bigger? They were touting at the start of last season that they were going to win
Portugal coach Fernando Santos could deny himself the pleasure of seeing Cristiano Ronaldo play against New Zealand on Saturday. After promising to rotate his starting lineup for a third Confederations Cup game in seven days, Santos would not confirm if that means rest for his 32-year-old star. "Everybody wants to watch Cristiano Ronaldo, even I want to watch Cristiano Ronaldo," the coach said Friday, smiling when asked how Russia's enthusiasm for the current world's best player compared to other countries. "I don't know if I'm going to play with Cristiano or without Cristiano," Santos said through a translator. "Obviously, rotation will take place, that I can tell you." Portugal has the luxury
The Spain international won the 2010 FIFA World Cup and two European Championships in 56 appearances for his country. Arbeloa signed a one-year contract at West Ham after being released from Madrid last August but made just four appearances for the London side. "It's time to say goodbye," Arbeloa told Marca.