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Latest Updates On Neymar’s Injury Ahead Of Champions league Game Against Madrid

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Paris Saint- Germain on Wednesday announced that star player, Neymar will undergo surgery in Brazil this week after he suffered a fractured metatarsal and a sprained ankle.

Recall that the Brazilian was stretchered off in tears after suffering an ankle injury in a Ligue 1 clashwith Marseille on Sunday after he tangled with midfielder Bouna Sarr in the 76th minute and landed awkwardly on his ankle.

“After tests, and with the player’s agreement, it has been decided that surgery is the best option,” PSG said in a statement.

“Neymar Jr will be operated on in Brazil at the end of the week.”

The surgery will be performed by the Brazil national team doctor. This means the 26-year-old will miss next week’s UEFA Champions League match against Real Madrid.

PSG trail Real 3-1 ahead of the last 16 second-leg game on Tuesday in Paris.

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Russia 2018: Ahmed Musa gets nomination for Goal of the Tournament

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Super Eagles Star, Ahmed Musa, who was arguably Nigeria’s best player at the just concluded Russia 2018 World Cup has been shortlisted for the Goal of the Tournament Award by FIFA.
A total of 169 goals were scored at the 2018 World Cup; but only 18 from that pool were shortlisted for the top award.
Musa’s second goal against Iceland in the group stage of the Mundial, alongside 17 others, has been selected. The list includes Cristiano Ronaldo’s third goal against Spain and Lionel Messi’s goal against Nigeria.
The voting for the Best Goal in Russia 2018 will be open until July 23 on FIFA’s official website.
Leading the line are the two goals scored by Russia midfielder Denis Cheryshev and one from his teammate striker Artem Dzyuba
The other contenders to win the Goal of the Tournament title are below:
Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal (third goal v Spain);
Nacho, Spain (v Portugal);
Philippe Coutinho, Brazil (v Switzerland);
Dries Mertens, Belgium (v Panama);
Juan Quintero, Colombia (v Japan);
Luka Modric, Croatia (v Argentina);
Ahmed Musa, Nigeria (second goal v Iceland);
Lionel Messi, Argentina (v Nigeria);
Toni Kroos, Germany (v Sweden);
Jesse Lingard, England (v Panama);
Ricardo Quaresma, Portugal (v Iran);
Adnan Januzaj, Belgium (v England);
Angel Di Maria, Argentina (v France);
Benjamin Pavard, France (v Argentina);
Nacer Chadli, Belgium (v Japan).

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2018 World Cup Award Winners [Full List]

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The 2018 World Cup is now officially concluded after France beat Croatia 4-2 in the final encounter played on Sunday at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia.

Below are lists of players who won different individual awards at the tournament.

Golden Ball (Best player of the tournament) – Luka Modric (Croatia)

Silver Ball (Second best player of the tournament) – Eden Hazard (Belgium)

Bronze Ball (Third best player of the tournament) – Antoine Griezmann (France)

Golden Glove (Best goalkeeper) – Thibaut Courtois (Belgium)

Other award winners included England’s Harry Kane (Golden Boot with 6 goals), Kylian Mbappé (Best Young Player), and the Spanish national team (Fair Play Award).

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Transfer news: Mikel joins Real Sociedad

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Real Sociedad have completed the signing of midfielder, Mikel Merino from Premier League club, Newcastle United on a 5-year contract.

The Spaniard joined Newcastle on a permanent deal from Borussia Dortmund in October last year, after a loan spell, but started just 14 matches in the Premier League.

Merino left Osasuna in 2016 but made only two starts for Dortmund in the Bundesliga before moving to England last summer.

“I’m very happy and feel joy. I love this club, it is very close to Osasuna. I have been a fan since I was little,” Merino, who has signed a deal until 2023, told Sociedad’s official website.

“I am delighted to be here and I can’t wait to work with the ball.”

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