KAZAN, Russia -- You want to look ahead to the first Confederations Cup semifinal, to the champions of Europe taking on the champions of South America (or, more accurately, given last year's Copa Centenario, the champions of "the Americas"). You reckon you're going to do it through the prism of each team's biggest attacking star.
And then you run into a problem.
Because when Cristiano Ronaldo is on one side of a parallel, unless the guy on the other is named Lionel Messi, there is no symmetry,...
SOCHI, Russia -- Arturo Vidal did not call Cristiano Ronaldo a "smart ass," with a translation error leading to incorrect headlines this week, Chile's press secretary says.
Vidal spoke to reporters in Moscow on Sunday after Chile's 1-1 draw against Australia in the Confederations Cup, which set up a semifinal clash against Ronaldo's Portugal.
Bayern Munich midfielder Vidal said that "There is no 'cuco' in Portugal," while answering a question about Ronaldo.
The remark in Chilean Spanish means "bogeyman"...