Electronic Arts - commonly referred to as EA - has revealed the cover star of Federation Internationale de Football Association 19, and once again it's the Portuguese and Real Madrid phenom, Cristiano Ronaldo. Meanwhile, there's never any shortage of faithful Messi followers who believe the Barcelona player should be the cover of every game ever.
Real Madrid is ready to offer its striker Cristiano Ronaldo new financial terms for his contract; however, they seem not to have met the footballer's demands, according to a Spanish daily sports newspaper.
The appearance of the Cristiano Ronaldo factor has given hope to the Neymar operation however.
Regardless of who the future Los Blancos coach will be, it appears that both player and club want the move to happen.
After recent days brought reports of meetings between Ronaldo's agent Jorge Mendes and senior Madrid figures not bringing any progress, the media in his home country of Portugal claimed his decision to leave remains "irreversible".
De Gea is no stranger to reports linking him with a move to Real Madrid after he came close to signing for the Spanish side back in the summer of 2015, before the deal fell through due to paperwork issues.
The injury, which some feared may keep him out of the World Cup healed in time for him to fire past Croatia in a friendly at Anfield last weekend. Real Madrid doors are always open for Neymar.
Firmino did not appreciate Ramos' mocking tone and Marcelo weighed in, telling reporters: "I've known Sergio Ramos for 12 years and it's bad to win three straight Champion Leagues and see people talking that it was so because the goalkeeper was hit, or someone was sent off, or a penalty wasn't given".
In football, cash is king, and while the World Cup is a welcome break for most of us from the ludicrous transfer fees and ever rising price of replica shirts, there's still an very bad lot of money involved.