Argentina and Barcelona superstar striker Leon Messi have said that it is really embarrassing for Liverpool forward Saadio Mane to finish fourth on the Ballon de Ors voting list. Earlier this week, Messi won the Ballon d'Or award for the best player in the world for a record sixth time. Mane was ranked fourth after Messi, Virgil Van Dijk and Cristiano Ronaldo. Messi said, 'It is shameful that Mane came in fourth place. I understand that many great players had participated in the title race this year, but I think Mane is the best player of the year because I like him.
English Premier League (EPL) club Everton sacked their manager Marco Silva. Duncan Ferguson has been given the charge of the team in his place. Everton suffered an embarrassing defeat at the hands of Liverpool in their last EPL match. In view of this, the club administration freed Silva. Now the club has started looking for a new manager for the remaining matches of the season and former Manchester United coach David Moes has been named among the potential coaches. If Moyes becomes a manager, then team Kahil can also be his assistant.
The jersey the Brazilian football legend Pelé wore during his last international match was sold at an auction in Italy for US $ 33,000 (about Rs 24 lakh). Pele, a three-time World Cup winner, wore this jersey against Yugoslavia during a friendly match played at the Rio de Janeiro Camaracana Stadium in July 1971. This was Pele's last match for Brazil. Pelé is 79 years old and is counted among the greatest footballers of all time. US basketball player Michael Jordan also tried his hand at baseball. The bat he used during this time sold for US $ 471 (about 34 thousand rupees).