Alfredo Relaño takes a look at Messi's situation, having finally won the Copa Ámerica with Argentina. Will he stay at Barça as he chases the World Cup?
A few days ago I read an article in El País by German philosopher Wolfram Eilenberger called: ‘The Best Version of Europe’.
The downfall of France, who had been the favourites in the eyes of both the professional observer and the betting houses, has one culprit for French fans.
Alfredo Relaño argues that, with Real Madrid's signing of Carlo Ancelotti, Florentino Pérez is cleaning up after Zinedine Zidane's recent departure.
Both Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi defined the global game over the past decade or so with both players almost exclusively winning the Ballon d'Or award year after year.
Alfredo Relaño, Spain's representative on the France Football Ballon d'Or voting panel, runs the rule over the all-time Dream Team selected this year.
AS columnist Alredo Relaño says that Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski would have been the rightful winner of this year's cancelled Ballon d'Or.