Footballers who turned their lives upside down: here's what they do today

In the world of soccer, there are many players who have achieved fame and success, but not all of them have maintained their position in the soccer world after their careers ended. Some have decided to turn their lives upside down by seeking new challenges and embarking on new careers outside the playing field. In this photogallery, we will explore some of these soccer players and find out what job they chose to do today. Browse through the photogallery to find out which players we are talking about and what they are currently doing.

Andreescu leaves court in wheelchair, Sabalenka surges in Miami

MIAMI: Former U.S. Open champion Bianca Andreescu left the court in a wheelchair at the Miami Open on Monday after sustaining a lower left leg injury that forced her to retire from her last 16 meeting with Ekaterina Alexandrova.

Top 11 players expiring in June, stellar names

Filed the winter soccer market session, there are several players whose contracts expire in 2023 and whose future is still uncertain. There are those who have already found a team and will leave their current club on a zero-parameter basis such as Milan Skriniar, who is about to move from Inter to PSG from 1 July, but also those who have not yet renewed their contract but are without an agreement with other clubs. From Benzema and Messi, who seem close to renewal anyway, to Tielemans and Thuram: all the possible bargains in the upcoming market.

Suarez may face NASCAR penalty for COTA post-race incident

Daniel Suarez faces possible NASCAR penalties for his retaliation against Alex Bowman on pit road following Sunday’s Cup race at Circuit of the Americas.

Spokane replaces Hawaii as the host of World Junior Championships

KUALA LUMPUR: The Badminton World Federation (BWF) today announced that the city of Spokane in Washington, the United States, will host the World Junior Championships on Sept 24 to Oct 8.

Japan coach demands 'control' after Colombia defeat

OSAKA: Japan coach Hajime Moriyasu said he wanted to “build a team that can control games” after his side threw away an early lead to lose 2-1 to Colombia in a friendly on Tuesday.

Indonesia FA plans Fifa talks amid protests over Israel at U20 World Cup

The country does not have formal diplomatic ties with Israel and protesters have recently held marches in Jakarta, demanding Israel not be allowed to participate.

McLaren lands senior Aston F1 aerodynamicist amid aggressive recruitment push

McLaren has landed senior Aston Martin aerodynamicist Mariano Alperin as part of an aggressive recruitment drive to boost the performance of its Formula 1 team.

Marquez won’t escape Oliveira MotoGP penalty despite Argentina absence

Marc Marquez will not escape serving his penalty for his Miguel Oliveira crash in the MotoGP Portuguese Grand Prix despite being ruled out of the Argentina round.

Milestone Messi shines in Argentine goal fest

Argentina's leading scorer reached a century of international goals when he opened the scoring after 20 minutes, Giovani Lo Celso setting him up in the centre of the box to slot home a low shot.

Ake double helps Dutch overcome 10-man Gibraltar in laboured 3-0 win

ROTTERDAM: Netherlands defender Nathan Ake scored twice and Memphis Depay also got on the scoresheet as the hosts laboured to a 3-0 home win over 10-man Gibraltar in a Euro 2024 qualifier on Monday.

Bundesliga: the 10 youngest soccer players to have played this season

The German league is known worldwide for the top players it hosts. However, there are also plenty of young talents.

A surprising hypothesis pops up for Gasperini

The Piedmontese coach, who could end his time at Atalanta at the end of the season, is reportedly in the sights of Atletico Madrid.

Juventus and Di Maria forward together: rumors from Argentina

Fideo would be very close to a deal with the Bianconeri

These sports records will prbobably never be broken


Consistency with Formula E calendar will "create a tradition" - Sette Camara

NIO 333 Formula E driver Sergio Sette Camara believes the championship needs more consistency with its calendar in the future, rather than continually seeking to add new venues.

Aaron-Wooi Yik need to get back winning mentality

KUALA LUMPUR: Reigning world men’s doubles champions Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik do not want to make excuses for their poor form in recent tournaments.

With Mbappé quiet, Pavard earns France 1-0 win at Ireland

DUBLIN: With Kylian Mbappé kept quiet, France relied on another brilliant finish from recalled defender Benjamin Pavard and two sensational late saves by Mike Maignan to win at Ireland 1-0 in European Championship qualifying on Monday.

Sports ministry to meet stakeholders to strengthen national sports, says Yeoh

KUALA LUMPUR - Youth and Sports Minister Hannah Yeoh said the ministry is currently in the process of meeting all sports organisers in the country to gauge issues faced by them and to look at ways to boost national sports. "I am still in the process of meeting with many national sports associations and to hear the issues they face. "I want to learn...

The trust issue created by MotoGP’s stewards that must be fixed

OPINION: The opening round of the 2023 MotoGP season was a dramatic start to the series’ new era. With that came numerous controversies, chief among which was the discontent riders expressed at MotoGP’s stewarding. A recurring issue, it seems trust levels are now at a worrying all-time low

Giacomo Agostini on Marc Marquez: "It can happen, but he doesn't have to do it again."

The former champion had his say on what happened in Portimao.

Stella: F1 rookie Piastri making "really strong progress" at McLaren

McLaren Formula 1 team principal Andrea Stella says Oscar Piastri is making "really strong progress" as the Australian’s rookie season unfolds.

Mitsuki can serve up a tennis medal in Phnom Penh, says coach

KUALA LUMPUR: National coach Zulkhairi Khir believes rising star Mitsuki Leong is capable of winning a medal at the Phnom Penh Sea Games on May 5-17.

The best scorers in England's history: the rankings

Football is one of the most popular sports in the world, and England has been one of the most influential nations in the history of the game. With many talented players having represented the country, the list of England's top goalscorers is full of legendary names that have left their mark on football history. But Rooney is not the only big name on the list: players such as Bobby Charlton, Gary Lineker and Michael Owen have contributed their talents to writing the history of English football. But what were their most memorable goals? And what are the stories behind their exploits? In this article we explore the ranking of England's best goalscorers, and the stories behind their achievements.Leading the special ranking are Harry Kane and Wayne Rooney.

Soccer-Czechs trudge to 0-0 draw against Moldova in Euro qualifier

The Czech Republic laboured to a 0-0 draw against Moldova on Monday as their Euro 2024 qualifying campaign hit a bump just three days after they beat Poland in their opening Group E match.

The 10 Manchester City footballers with the highest salary

The English club has so many champions in its roster. Inevitably, the club has to pay very high salaries.

Maybank Championship becomes richest LPGA Tour event in Asia

KUALA LUMPUR: The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Tour, the world’s most prestigious women’s golf circuit, will make a welcome return to Malaysia from Oct 26-29 at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club (KLGCC) here after a lapse of five years with Malayan Banking Bhd (Maybank) as the new title sponsor.

The best Japanese soccer players in history: the answer of artificial intelligence

Sportal asked artificial intelligence which are the 10 best Japanese soccer players in history. Here is the list in random order

RNF urges MotoGP stewards for harsher penalties after “reckless” Marquez crash

The RNF Aprilia MotoGP team is urging the FIM stewards to impose harsher sanctions on what it calls “reckless” incidents like that involving Marc Marquez and Miguel Oliveira.

Steiner: Hulkenberg’s F1 experience already paying off for Haas

Haas Formula 1 boss Guenther Steiner says that returnee Nico Hulkenberg’s experience is already paying dividends for the US-owned team.

Maybank, LPGA organise women's golf tournament to close gender disparity among athletes

KUALA LUMPUR - After a three-year absence, Maybank announces its return with the Maybank Championship 2023 with the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Tour. This tournament, held from Oct 26 to 29 at the Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club (KLGCC) aims to inspire the next generation of golfers within women and promote sports. Youth and Sport ...

Hundreds of fencers protest against letting Russians compete

BERLIN: More than 300 fencers, including nine medallists from the last Olympics in Tokyo, signed an open letter published today urging the sport's governing body and the International Olympic Committee (ICO) not to allow Russian fencers to compete while the war in Ukraine continues.

Fitri back in national hockey team

KUALA LUMPUR: Fitri Saari has earned a national team call-up after a three-year lapse following his impressive showing for Terengganu Hockey Team at the recent Malaysia Hockey League (MHL).

Goodbye Nagelsmann, Tuchel arrives, here are the coaches of Bayern Munich and their points average in recent years

Resounding change on the bench for Bayern Monaco who decided to exonerate Julian Nagelsmann. The relationship between the former Leipzig coach and the Bavarian club had long been frayed. Taking his place Thomas Tuchel, exonerated at the beginning of September 2022 by Chelsea: a two-and-a-half-year contract is ready for him. As in 2021, the former Chelsea will try to win the Champions League as a substitute after being exonerated at another club. But let's find out who the coaches of Bayern Monaco were in the past seasons and what their points average was.

See Daniel Ricciardo Drive Red Bull F1 Car In The Australian Outback

From offroading in the Outback to a lap at Mount Panorama, Daniel's big adventure takes us on a tour of Australia.

Jun Hao 'on thin ice' after Spain Masters defeat

KUALA LUMPUR: National men's singles shuttler Leong Jun Hao is definitely walking on thin ice after failing to clear yet another qualifying round this season.

Honda Monkey Does Best Kawasaki Eddie Lawson Replica Impression

The KZ1000R-inspired mini is prepped for kart track domination.

Nigeria avenge shock Guinea-Bissau loss, Algeria qualify

JOHANNESBURG: Nigeria avenged a humiliating Africa Cup of Nations qualifying loss to Guinea-Bissau three days ago by winning the rematch on Monday, while Algeria edged Niger to book a finals place.

Starting numbers for the 2023 Isle of Man TT Superbike races revealed

The top 20 seeded riders in the Superbike and Superstock classes have had their starting number revealed for the 2023 Isle of Man TT.

Tze Yong not yet among the best

KUALA LUMPUR: National men’s singles shuttler Ng Tze Yong is not yet a complete player, according to Academy Badminton Malaysia (ABM) singles coach Hendrawan.

KTM MotoGP bike ‘less physical’ than Ducati was, says Miller

Jack Miller says the “nimble” KTM MotoGP bike is a less physical machine than the Ducati he rode for five years.

Bezzecchi not expecting consistent repeats of Portugal MotoGP podium in 2023

Valentino Rossi protege Marco Bezzecchi says "I don't expect" to repeat his Portuguese Grand Prix podium at every MotoGP round in 2023 because he has to "improve in many areas".

Rafael Nadal, comeback still a question mark

"I don't know who brought this information out, however, if it was certain I would have confirmed it myself."

Poland's Swiderski secures 1-0 win over Albania in Euro qualifier

WARSAW: Poland striker Karol Swiderski’s goal before the break secured a 1-0 win over Albania to earn their first Group E points of the Euro 2024 qualifiers on Monday.

IOC backs return of Russian athletes as individuals, no timeline for Paris Olympics

LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Olympic chiefs on Tuesday recommended the return to competition of Russian and Belarusian athletes as individual neutrals, but refused to give a timeline on their potential participation at next year's Paris Olympics. IOC president Thomas Bach said the body's Executive Board had recommended to international federations and i...

Porsche puts F1 entry on hold as McLaren idea also leads nowhere

Porsche's plans to move into Formula 1 have been formally put on ice, with the German manufacturer now focusing its racing activities on sportscars and Formula E.

IOC rules on participation 'unacceptable', says Russian Olympic head

He opposes any notion of Russian and Belarusian athletes competing as neutrals with no use of flags or anthems allowed.

#Showbiz: Adrian Teh comes up with biopic of paralympic badminton hero Cheah Liek Hou

SHAH ALAM: Adrian Teh, the man behind action-packed blockbusters such as Paskal, Wira and The Assistant, is back with a blast, depicting a national sports icon for the first time.

Aaron Kwok adds extra date after two sell-out shows

KUALA LUMPUR, March 29 — Hong Kong superstar Aaron Kwok has added another date for his Amazing Kode World Tour 2023 in M...

Consistency pays off for DS Penske at Sao Paulo E-Prix

After Jean-Eric Vergne's victory in Hyderabad and second place in Cape Town, Stoffel Vandoorne took his first pole position with DS Penske. With both cars in the points at the finish, the Franco-American team remains in the battle with Porsche, Jaguar and Envision Racing.