Saudi authorities stablished a lifetime suspension for Fahad Al Mirdasi, referee who was going to be at the World Cup in Russia. In fact, he starred a couple of matches in the last FIFA Confederations Cup en 2017. The reason: Al Mirdasi is accused of corruption, by contacting a club official for offering a payment in exchange of facilitating a club's victory. Al Mirdasi, right now, is under custody.
Daesh threatened Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi by publishing an edited image in which the two super-stars appeared with a knife stuck in their neck after being beheaded. This threat raises concerns about security issues towards FIFA World Cup in Russia. Daesh has already threatened the Cup and Russia itself several times, because Vladimit Putin's regime is decided to wipe out islamic extremism. World Cup, starting next month in Moscu, will be heavily guarded by russian security forces.
In a rare interview with Argentinian TV, Lionel Messi praised Real Madrid for its capacity of winning no matter what. He also talked for the first time about Barcelona's Champions League elimination against Roma.
Yerry Mina starred a hillarious play during Barcelona's match facing South African side Mamelodi Sundowns last wednesday. The colombian defender tried to control a ball but he was not successful. Then, the ball escaped out of the pitch and Mina collided with an assistant referee. The play became viral in social media, mocking Mina's technique and misfortune.
Atlético Madrid crowned themselves as Europa League's Champions por the third time after beating Olympique Marseille 3-0 in Lyon. Antoine Griezmann was the main star by scoring the first two goals. Gabi closed the one-sided game with a final goal, near the stopagge time. Atleti coach Diego Simeone was not able to be at pitch level due to a sanction.