Pope Francis has reportedly invited FenerbahÃ§e captain Emre BelÃ¶zoÄlu for a charity match in Rome on Sept. 1, Turkish media reported Aug. 15.
Pope Francis personally spoke with BelÃ¶zoÄlu over the phone and the 33-year-old midfielder immediately accepted the offer, according to daily HabertÃ¼rk.
Three Turkish little brothers, who carry their fatherâs admiration for the all-time football star Diego Armando Maradona in their first names, were circumcised in the northwestern province of BalÄ±kesir Aug. 6.
Father Tekin ÅentÃ¼rk and mother Sevcan ÅentÃ¼rk told Anatolia Agency they were happy to hold the circumcision ceremony at their house.
Portugal snatched a dramatic equaliser deep into injury time to force a 2-2 draw with the United States and keep their World Cup hopes flickering on June 22.
Varela headed in a cross from Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo in the fifth and final minute of stoppage time at the Amazonia Arena in Manaus to grab a vital point.
Bulgaria's football legend Hristo Stoichkov has found himself a new exciting summer job – recruiting beauties for the World Cup in Brazil.
Stoichkov, who currently works as a pundit for Mexican "Televisa", is in Miami as part of a beauty contest jury. The top girls will be sent to the World Cup with the television crew to cover events.