6
Jul

Iker Casillas, Sara Carbonero to become parents for first time

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Congratulations are in store for one of soccer’s true power couples.

According to Spanish newspaper El Mundo, Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas and Sara Carbonero revealed that they are set to become parents for the first time.

The pair were reportedly tight-lipped about their plans, but recently revealed the news to their closest family and friends earlier this week. Carbonero, a Spanish journalist, is believed to be 13 weeks pregnant.

The news comes after a tumultuous season for Casillas on the pitch, following his strained relationship with former Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho after suffering a hand injury in January and subsequently falling down the pecking order at Madrid.

Despite his uncertain role at Real Madrid, and Spain’s crushing 3-0 Confederations Cup final loss to Brazil last month, the 32-year-old keeper expressed his excitement before departing to a secret vacation destination with Carbonero.

“We’re very happy,” the couple told El Mundo. “I’m going to have a baby from La Mancha,” the Spanish captain added referring to Carbonero’s city of origin.

The couple confirmed their relationship back in 2010, right before Spain’s World Cup run in South Africa. Of course, who can ever forget their iconic smooch after Spain’s World Cup final victory over the Netherlands in thrilling extra time:

3
Jul

For those Barcelona fans that are wondering what they will get from Neymar in the forthcoming season here’s a sneak preview. The former Santos forward stole the show with Brazil at the Confederations Cup, scoring four goals from five games, and continued his form with a stunning goal in a friendly against Lionel Messi’s friends. Watch and admire.

1
Jul

Shakira sighting at Confed Cup thanks to Pique red card

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Stating the obvious, absolutely nothing went right for Spain in their 3-0 loss to hosts Brazil in the Confederation Cup final. Spain not only gave up three unanswered, but also missed a penalty kick and received a red card.

The silver lining? Shakira got some face time as her significant other Gerard Pique was walking off the pitch for his rough foul on Neymar. Clearly, the pop star, who shares a child with the Barcelona star, wasn’t very happy.

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Here’s what former England international Gary Lineker had to say about it:

30
Jun

Brazilian Protests Make an Appearance During Closing Ceremony

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While protests are heating up outside the stadium, that doesn’t mean everything inside the stadium is going exactly according to FIFA’s plan.

During the Confederations Cup’s closing ceremonies, dancers in the show unexpectedly unfurled banners with messages protesting the actions of the Brazilian government.

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The organizer’s aren’t going to be happy about that.