Fatherhood is a defining moment in every man's life, especially for first timers like Real Madrid and Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas. Unbeknown to some, he's a rather low-profile figure (a stark contrast to, for example, Sergio Ramos) and does not like to discuss his personal life.
It's time for Offbeat Wednesday, your weekly gossip special! This week, Olivier Giroud's scandal with a model hits French society, J-LO and Pitbull shoot the official World Cup music video, Maradona gets engaged and David de Gea's girlfriend billed as the next Beyonce.
Over the weekend, Arsenal's Olivier Giroud was caught in a mighty scandal after embarrassing photos of him were leaked to the British press.
In this week's Offbeat (Footie Gossip) column, Neymar and Bruna end their relationship,Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers reportedly leaves his wife for an ex-Liverpool employee and Maradona confirms he will be having a sixth child.
Dating one of the world's top football players poses its fair share of challenges, especially if it's a long-distance relationship.
In this week's Offbeat Wednesday Gossip special, Man United's Juan Mata goes house-hunting with a mysterious blonde, Peter Crouch's wife discusses the pain of his previous affair and Shakira and Pique plan to wed soon!
The ladies all can agree that Man United's prized Â£37 million star Juan Mata is quite a catch he loves to read and do yoga, has facial scruff, enjoys visiting museums on a Sunday and takes the Tube alone without being disturbed.
Welcome to Offbeat Wednesday, your weekly gossip special. This week, Irina Shayk is co-erced to say 'Visca Barca' (again) at a fashion event, Bebeto's son has been linked to Neymar's girlfriend, Coleen Rooney incurs the wrath of online 'trolls' and the Nando-Januzaj memes have begun!
If there's one thing Irina Shayk doesn't lack, it's a sense of humour.
*Thanks for your feedback! We'd like to apologize for the inconsistent postings of your Offbeat Column in recent weeks it's the World Cup year after all, so it's easy to fall behind a little let's all samba like the party's getting started!
One of Italy and world football's most admired and respected players, Andrea Pirlo, recently separated from his wife of twelve years, Deborah Roversi.
Welcome to your first Offbeat Gossip column of 2014. This week, it's a New Year's special as we round up the football parties from across the globe. Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Falcao all make an appearance here!
Barcelona ace Lionel Messi spent his New Year's basking in the summer glow of his hometown, Rosario, in Argentina.
In your offbeat gossip column this week, Real Madrid's Karim Benzema's "Baby Mama" mystery seizes the French media, the Man United WAGS and their blokes turn up the style at a UNICEF party and Serie A's very own marriage scandal.
If you are constantly being linked to scandal all over the French press like Karim Benzema, you'd be waving and taking it within your stride too.
It's time for your weekly gossip special! This week, Frank Lampard and John Terry go on a double date, Sergio Ramos serenades his girlfriend with a guitar 'live' on TV, Irina Shayk spills details of her relationship with Cristiano Ronaldo and David Beckham's thirst for super-stardom is revealed by Sir Alex Ferguson!
Welcome to Offbeat Wednesday, your weekly baller' gossip special! This week, former Great Britain Olympic coach Stuart Pearce leaves his wife for his assistant at the FA, The Leo Messi room in Poland is revealed, Mario Balotelli declares his love for Fanny (again!) and Neymar's son poses with his mother on Children's Day!
Welcome to Offbeat Wednesday your weekly dose of gossip! This week, the Man United WAGS turn up in full force at a Charity event, Ozil's new house in London is revealed and Sergio Ramos's matching girlfriend boots.
It's a bit of a slow week over in the world of the WAGS, but it certainly was not the case for Manchester United, who could afford to hold their annual Ladies Lunch.
In this week's Baller Gossip column, Gareth Bale goes house-hunting in Madrid, Mario Balotelli reconciles with FannyNeguesha and takes her shopping, Lilian Thuram is accused of domestic violence and Neymar professes his love for Bruna 'live' on Brazilian TV.
One day after he was sent off for a red card against Napoli, Mario Balotelli aptly took his fancy Ferrari for a ride on the streets of Milan and went shopping with his on and off girlfriend, Fanny Neguesha.
Welcome to Offbeat Wednesday your weekly gossip special! This week, read about Sergio Ramos' gaffe, Leonardo's wedding in Milan, Puyol's special announcement, Gerard Pique and Shakira's cycling trip, The Rooneys' extended summer holiday in Portugal and Ronaldo's Flamenco night.
We'll start with this recent photo uploaded by Real Madrid and Spanish National Team defender, Sergio Ramos, enjoying sushi with his girlfriend, Pilar Rubio.
It's Offbeat Wednesday, your weekly gossip special! This week, the Gareth Bale 'WAG'mania takes over Madrid, Milan Pique celebrates Barcelona's Spanish Supercopa win, Pilar Rubio poses in an editorial... and Roman Abramovich enjoys another Italian holiday.
Now that the dust may be finally settling over Gareth Bale's record-breaking move to the glitzy lights of the Santiago Bernabeu, the pink pages of Madrid's top publications have already started analysing the fashion sense of Bale's partner, Emma Rhys Jones.
Welcome to Offbeat Wednesday, you Weekly dish of 'Baller Gossip! This week, Atletico Madrid announce a sexy 'Suit & Tie' Sponsor, Man United's WAGS bring the glamour to the Chelsea game, Kun Aguero's new baby rumours, Bruna and Neymar's long-distance pining and David Beckham's date with the adorable Harper Seven.
Welcome to Offbeat Wednesday, your weekly gossip special. This week, Wayne Rooney and Falcao excel as model fathers (gold stars!), Steven Gerrard gushes over his wife Alex, The Tottis enjoy an extended summer holiday (jealous!) and Shakira parades the adorable Milan Pique in the French countryside.
This week, Rafael van der Vaart moves in with his ex-wife's former best friend (for obvious reasons), Messi is caught red handed with a Vegas stripper (!), Iker Casillas and Sara's baby gender is confirmed and Neymar is swarmed by a group of girls at the Barcelona airport.
Love him or hate him, boys, there's no denying that you'd love to spend a day in his shoes.
Time for your Meds, amici! In your dose of football gossip this week, Mario Balotelli parades a flashy new car in Milan as his ex-girlfriend, Rafaella Fico sues his biological parents. On holiday, Gerard Pique and Shakira enjoy Hawaii, Sara Carbonero and Iker Casillas escape to Seychelles and Bruna Marquezine (Neymar) celebrates Greek style!
It's time for your weekly dose of Futbol Gossip! This week, read all about Xavi Hernandez's lavish wedding (plus all the photos!), laugh out loud as Luis Suarez joins a bank and Emile Heskey conducts a special 'WAG' training session for a charity match!
He may be one of the most disliked men in football, but at least Luis Suarez hasn't forgotten his sense of humour!
Welcome to Offbeat Wednesday, your weekly Gossip special! This week, read about Xavi's upcoming nuptials, Juventus coach Antonio Conte's wedding, Xabi Alonso's Family Day Out, Mario Balotelli's engagement and Samir Nasri's holiday. Go on, then!
As tacked to James Collins' locker at Chadwell Heath this morning by none other than West Ham's resident secretary of banter, Andy Carroll here's the gristly defender's stunning poster for his "Miss Wales 2014â€³ entry...
We've no idea if potential Miss Wales entrants are actually sourced or voted for on Instagram like this, but what we do know is that phwoar Collins don't half scrub up well.
As Manchester United and Chelsea so consummately proved at Old Trafford last night, goalless draws can be infuriatingly frustrating for those forced to sit through the tedium, and we can only imagine the 0-0 snoregasm betweenBrondby and Randers in the Danish Superliga on Sunday evening was even less entertaining.
Welcome to Offbeat Wednesday, your gossip special. This week, The WAGS will be in full force at the World Cup in Brazil, Milan's Mario Balotelli reunites withFanny Neguesha, Buffon joins Pirlo to move out of family home and Messi celebrates Antonella's birthday!
Lionel Messi's partner, Antonella Roccuzzo, celebrated her 26th birthday yesterday.
Barcelona's Cesc Fabregas posted this photo with his stepchildren, Joseph and Maria, in their Barcelona home recently with the caption : "With two incredible people I adore @mariataktouk @josephtaktouk4."
The two children are from model Daniella Semaan's first marriage to her Lebanese husband, millionaire businessman Elie Taktout.
The world was rocked rocked, we tell you this morning when The Sun ran with a spectacularly bland 'kiss and tell' farticle (typo, but it stays) about "Man United's Â£30,000-a-week wonder boy" Adnan Januzaj escorting Melissa (above) to Nando's on a date, spending an apparently derisory Â£18 and making her pay for the parking.
We had no idea they were a couple but congratulations are due to Sky Sports News presenter Charlotte Jackson and Wales manager Chris Coleman today after the pair announced their engagement on Twitter after apparently dating for over a year...
Been made a very happy girl & taken off the shelf!
Argentina's answer to "Hello" magazine, Pronto, are running with the following cover; showing a photo of what appears to be Lionel Messi canoodling with what appears to be the ample bosom of what appears to be Topanga from "Boy Meets World" at a Las Vegas strip club shortly after the "Messi and Friends" charity match in Chicago.
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is currently in charge at Belgian second tier club Royal Antwerp, and it seems the former Chelsea and Leeds striker's first order of business was to introduce some cutting-edge new shooting drills to sharpen up his players' finishing with the help of two scantily-clad ladies, who each donated their backsides to the cause.
Along with most other people of a French persuasion, Dorian Tillier, weather girl forLe Grand Journal de Canal+, reckoned Les Bleus had zero chance of qualifying for the 2014 World Cup as they went into Tuesday night's play-off second leg against Ukraine trailing by two goals to nil following a dismal showing in the first leg.
We've cooked up a lot of tenuous excuses to post half-naked ladies here on Pies before, but this just might be the flimsiest ever.
Here's a Brazilian pianist by the name of Suzy Pianista playing the Corinthians club anthem,Hino do Corinthians (Corinthians Hymn), in a state of almost full undress, with nowt but a tiny black thong and the glow of her iPad for company.
It wasn't just Arsenal fans who beamed smiles of delight after securing the signing of Mesut Ozil. No, men the land over were equally happy to welcome a certain Mandy Capristo as well! Who is Mandy Capristo? Well, she is only the girlfriend, or to put it more accurately, the WAG of Mesut Ozil. Capristo, [.
Jack Wilshere has been shooting the shite with ESPN of late and, among other things, the conversation with the Arsenal midfielder gradually got around to Gonzalo Higuain and the Real Madrid striker's proposed move to The Emirates over the summer.
Photos of Gonzola Higuain's actress wife are destined for the walls of Arsenal's dressing room if the Real Madrid striker completes his move to the club. That's according to Gunners midfielder Jack Wilshere, who seemed impressed when, during a recent interview, he was shown a picture of Soledad FandiÃ±o modelling underwear.
Danish side Brondby racked up their first win of the 2013/14 Superliga campaign at the eighth time of asking on Sunday evening with a 2-1 victory over OB and it all proved too much for one female fan, who was suddenly struck by the compulsion to rid herself of her clothes at the final whistle right as the TV cameras panned past her.
The68-year-old owner of Swiss club FC Luzern, Bernard Alpstaeg, has come up with an ingenious ploy to pull the crowds in at theSwissporarena: hire "sexy dancers" to perform before each and every home game.
Brilliant! How could it possibly fail? Who cares if it alienates vast swathes of your supporters!
While Chris was off somewhere in deepest England having fun at football clubs, David Sally spent the afternoon braving the inquisitive minds of Deadspin readers. Brendan Rodgers, Greg Louganis, Luis Suarez, coaching, Porto, WAGs, and yes, the future of soccer analytics, all came up.
Rather than a customary bottle of champagne, Dutch side NEC Nijmegen are hoping to coax better performances out of their players by rewardingeach week's "Man of the Match" with a car wash. Not just any car wash, mind a bikini car wash.
The delectable Rachel Riley received her 1,000th Countdown cap recently and to mark the occassion Ryan Giggs toddled along to the studio to surprise the Channel 4 show's resident maths vixen and known Manchester United fan (well, she's from Essex so what did you expect?