Even though, as holder of the Ballon d'Or, the Barcelona forward is technically the best.
A Russian protest group is challenging its country's right to host the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
The world No. 2 says the scale of the alleged match-fixing offenses has surprised him.
The club can sign players but can't register them, meaning they won't play until the ban is lifted.
Arsene Wenger, the Arsenal manager, is reportedly close to signing two Nigerian teenagers
Lionel Messi's name and number were painted on Cristiano Ronaldo's statue in his home town of Funchal.
They are Ivory Coast teammates, but Gervinho does not consider Yaya Toure among the world's three best players.
Russia's president also defended Syrian President Bashar Assad.
The man bidding to be the next head of world football says Blatter's "good work" shouldn't be overlooked.
The Barcelona attacker beat his rival from Real Madrid and his club teammate to win for the fifth time.
The second half of the year in sports was a magnificent and unpredictable time to be alive.
The UEFA president says his suspension is a "kick in the teeth" but promises to fight on.
Russia is hosting the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
"I will fight this to the end," he said.
The football governance careers of both men are almost certainly over, following the momentous decision.
Charged with extorting teammate Mathieu Valbuena, Karim Benzema is suspended indefinitely.
Where does it leave your club in Europe?
Two vice presidents of soccer's international governing body were among those named in corruption probe.
Arrests are believed to be linked to ongoing investigation into racketeering, money laundering and fraud
Two Neville brothers are both now at the La Liga side, with Phil staying in charge for next match
Many places are still up in the air as the competition enters its final round of group matches
Hong Kong fans held up signs reading "Hong Kong is not part of China" during the World Cup qualifier
The UEFA president is alleged to have received a $2 million payment from Sepp Blatter in 2011
The suspended FIFA president says he was close to death following a collapse in November