Cristiano Ronaldo said he will remain at Real Madrid for the final two years on his current contract, Lionel Messi is set to undergo a minor kidney operation on Tuesday and more.
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The USMNT maintained its hold on the No. 32 spot in the FIFA rankings, standing pat despite last week’s friendly win against Iceland.
Mexican midfielder Andres Guardado will be sidelined for “some weeks” with a hamstring injury, while UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino has been endorsed by four nations.
Kevin De Bruyne suffered a right-knee injury that may keep him out for weeks, Celta Vigo surprisingly eliminated Atlético Madrid in the Copa del Rey quarterfinals and more.
Goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon revealed he will retire from soccer following the 2018 World Cup, La Liga’s transfer deadline was extended until Monday and more.
Barcelona defender Javier Mascherano was sentenced to a year in prison, but is expected to not serve time behind bars, while Daniel Sturridge has been ruled out for 10 more days.
Chelsea is prepared to meet with Ezequiel Lavezzi’s agent on Wednesday, while Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez will miss Barcelona’s Copa del Rey quarterfinals match.