Footballers portraits carved from Brazil nuts

An artist has gone nuts at the prospect of the looking FIFA World Cup and has carved the faces of five English football legends out of a handful of Brazil nuts – but can you tell who they are? Using just a scalpel, magnifying glass and a 99p bag of Brazil Nuts, Quentin Devine spent…

Argentina qualify for 2014 Brazil World Cup in a seven-goal thriller

Argentina has booked its place in the 2014 FIFA Football World Cup in a seven-goal thriller that saw Lionel Messi score twice in a 5-2 destruction of Paraguay. Needing a win to confirm their place in next year’s tournament, Argentina enjoyed a perfect start with Messi converted a penalty and put his side 1-0 up…

Barcelona footballer Messi accused of tax fraud

Argentine football superstar, Lionel Messi, who currently plays for Barcelona, faces Spanish tax fraud charges alongside his father, to the sum of €4 million euros (£3.4 million). Officials say that the 25-year-old Argentine forward and his father, Jorge Horacio, are suspected of filing fraudulent tax returns for 2007-2009. His salary from playing at Barcelona is…