Franck Ribery is the darling of Ballon d'Or voters in 2013, but there is one player that may have as much stake to claim in the race for the Best Player of the Year award. While Ribery dominated opponents along the left flank, Arjen Robben is the commander of the opposite wing and together they form arguably the most lethal wing duo in the entire soccer world. Admittedly, Ribery's stats are better than Robben's but the Dutchman has a few reasons why he should not be overlooked in the rankings.
Philomena works on a number of levels, whether it is as an exploration of faith or as a film about two characters coming to terms with one another. Dench is as radiant as ever in the title role while Coogan is masterful as her foil.
Is Luis Suarez headed to Real Madrid for 40 million pounds?
Where will Robert Lewandowski move to during the transfer window?
Is Spain capable of defending its World Cup crown and performing a historic feat of four straight international trophies?
We have the 32 teams. And now the conversation can officially turn to the 2014 World Cup. One of the best activities to do in preparation for a big tournament is to look at which teams are the top contenders. While we will eventually get there, this article will attempt another experiment. Instead of looking at the top contenders, Latinos Post will examine which teams are unlikely to go far in the tournament. Here are the five sides that will not have much to celebrate next summer.
Is Cristiano Ronaldo playing the best soccer of his career? Lionel Messi has recently expressed his doubts but Ronaldo has none whatsoever.
Lionel Messi has stated that he plans to remain with Barcelona "forever."
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are not friends. Far from it. While no one can call them enemies, the two superstars are known for having no relationship. There is speculation that Ronaldo may even have some animosity toward his Argentinean rival.
Uruguay qualified for the World Cup after a 0-0 draw at home against Jordan.
Cristiano Ronaldo is robbing headlines, but there is no doubt that one of the biggest questions dominating soccer fans' minds regards the return of his great rival. Messi has recently made mention of his return and when he aims to play again.
Could Franck Ribery miss out on the Ballon d'Or?
Cristiano Ronaldo has been the winner and potential victim of circumstance. While his own tremendous play has all but secured the Ballon d'Or for him, the circumstances in which he may win it could potentially hinder the victory.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has always been known for two things: his goalscoring genius and his petulant arrogance.
Andrea Pirlo is a contender for the Ballon d'Or but faces an uphill climb in winning the award in 2013.