Marco Russ Was Diagnosed With A Tumor The Day Before A Match. He Still Went Out And Captained His Team.

Frankfurt captain Marco Russ has had a difficult week. On Wednesday, a routine doping test found an elevated level of the growth hormone HCG in his system, and the doctors found a tumor to be the root cause of the problem.

Is Marco Fabian's European Adventure Over?

There was a lot of excitement when Marco Fabian made his move to Eintracht Frankfurt last summer. It was hoped that he could follow in the footsteps of his childhood friend and fellow Chivas youth graduate Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez, who has been setting the Bundesliga on fire this season for Bayer Leverkusen. 

Martin Demichelis Has A Gambling Problem

Manchester City defender Martin Demichelis has been fined £22,058 for betting on football matches. The veteran centerback placed 29 bets on matches between January 22 and February 15, 2016. 

The Bundesliga Knows How To Pack The House, But How Does It Keep Fans Coming Back?

Earlier this year, the Bundesliga announced that the league had recorded its second-highest Bundesliga attendance ever. A total of 6,478,680 fans attended 153 matches over the first half of the season with an average of 42,344 per game. By contrast, the Premier League averaged 36,452 over the entirety of the season. 

Wayne Rooney Puts In Masterclass Performance As He Inches Ever Closer To Becoming A Legend

Wayne Rooney put in a Man of the Match performance as Manchester United brushed aside Bournemouth 3-1 at Old Trafford. Rooney opened up the scoring in the 43rd minute after some lovely team play between Anthony Martial and Juan Mata on the edge of the box.

The goal was Rooney's 100th in the Premier League at Old Trafford, and the OptaJoe Twitter account was quick to highlight the relevance of that. 

Video Assistant Referees Are So Close...Yet So Far Away

The implementation of Video Assistant Referees has divided a good portion of the football-watching public.

There are many who think that video technology is a necessity given the high-stakes nature of the game these days and that simply leaving potential game-changing calls to the referee and his assistants allows for too many mistakes and controversial decisions. 

How Has Tecatito Fared In The Portuguese Primeira Liga This Season?

Mexico fans have kept a close eye on Jesus "Tecatito" Corona for some time now, as he is one of the most exciting young players to break out of Mexico in recent years. Tecatito is now approaching the end of his inaugural season in Portugal with Porto, and so we here at The18 decided to take a look at how he has done so far. 

Rivaldo Warns Tourists Away From Rio Olympics: You're Putting Your Life At Risk Here

Brazilian World Cup winner Rivaldo has warned tourists to stay away from Rio De Janeiro for the upcoming Rio Olympics that are set to take place this summer. 

The Brazilian legend cited the increase of violence and political turmoil as reasons to stay away from Brazil. 

Jamie Vardy Voted Player Of The Year By The Football Writers' Association

Jamie Vardy has been announced as the Football Writers' Association Footballer of the Year for 2015-16. The award is voted upon by approximately 400 journalists who make up the FWA.

Vardy has had a quite a year. He has been the face of Leicester's fairy tale run, scoring 22 goals in 36 appearances, and he broke Ruud Van Nistelrooy's record by scoring in 11 consecutive Premier League games earlier this season.

Brazil Release Copa America Squad. No Neymar, Thiago Silva, David Luiz Or Marcelo.

Dunga's preliminary Brazil squad for the Copa America Centenario this summer was released last week, and there are some surprising omissions from it.