The challenge for future FIFA presidency continue to look interesting as after a surprising interest from former footballer, David Ginola, another name emerged into the scene when Luis Figo also announcing his interest.
Real Madrid are looking to maintain their lead at the top of Spanish la Liga standing as they challenge newly promoted side Cordoba this weekend.
Although Los Blancos are huge favorite on paper, Madrid's boss, Carlo Ancelotti refused to underestimate his team's opponent, especially since Cordoba are playing at home.
Luis Suarez's start with Barcelona haven't been that convincing so far, especially regarding the number of goals he contributed for the Catalan side.
Arriving to Camp Nou as one of the most prolific striker in top European league, Suarez obviously hasn't been showing that sharpness up till now, but that situation doesn't really concern Barca's boss, Luis Enrique.
Real Madrid introduced their latest signing, 16-year-old talent, Martin Odegaard, who was scouted by many top clubs in Europe before being snatched by Los Blancos this January.
Stating his reason to chose Madrid, Odegaard said that Carlo Ancelotti's side offer him the best opportunity in developing more as a footballer.
Atletico Madrid secured a place in the next stage of Copa Del Rey after eliminating Real Madrid and their come back hero, Fernando Torres was key for that success.
The former Chelsea man scored two goals on Atletico's 2-2 draw against Madrid at Santiago Bernebau and that positive display was praised by Los Rojiblancos' head coach, Diego Simeone.
Being strongly linked with a potential move away from Barcelona due to rumors about his strained relationship with Lionel Messi along with inconsistent performance, Luis Enrique is not keen moving away, at least for this season.
Real Madrid star, Cristiano Ronaldo received his third Ballon d'Or award on Monday and the attacker was not shy on admitting that he deserved to win it again this time.
Speaking to the press, Ronaldo admitted that other two candidates, Lionel Messi along with Manuel Neuer, both are great player and deserving of an award, but the Portuguese believe he simply edge them in terms of performance for 2014 period.
Portuguese and Real Madrid super star, Cristiano Ronaldo, earned himself another Ballon d'Or award as he beat the competition from Lionel Messi along with Manuel Neuer.
Although there were some voices who are keen on seeing a different winner, most of important people in the footballing world actually agreed with the result, including Arjen Robben, who praises his colleague.
Being haunted by recent controversies off the pitch, Barcelona are gearing up for an important clash against Atletico Madrid this Sunday.
Rumors about strong tension between Lionel Messi and his head coach, Luis Enrique must be left behind, at least for this weekend as things could be more difficult for El Barca.
An interesting match is set to occur this Sunday at Camp Nou when Barcelona facing up against Atletico Madrid as both teams are tied on points in current Spanish La Liga standings.
Although the Catalan side are being hit with several controversial issues at the moment, Atletico boss, Diego Simeone, still believes that Barca are a strong side which will be difficult to handle.
Barcelona's ambition in chasing Real Madrid at the top of La Liga standings will be facing a difficult test this weekend as Luis Enrique's men are battling against Atletico Madrid.
Acknowledging the quality of their opponent, Enrique warned his players that they will be facing a very tough test as Diego Simeone's men are a very strong opposition.
Fernando Torres' return to his boyhood club, Atletico Madrid is basically complete as he passed the required medical check up already and set for a formal presentation at Vicente Calderon on January 4th.
Japan national team are preparing themselves for upcoming Asian Cup, but their preparation is suffering a slight interruption with news about the involvement of their head coach, Javier Aguirre in match-fixing scandal.
Rumors regarding potential swap deal involving AC Milan and Atletico Madrid that have been spreading vastly in recent days have turned out to be more than just random news as the Rossoneri themselves confirmed it.