Today’s top stories:
After 13 years and a total of 648 appearances, Frank Lampard and Chelsea have announced that he will be leaving Chelsea. He has been rumored to be one of New York City FC’s mystery signings and we will let you know any news that comes from Super Frank.

Ciro Immobile has completed his move to Dortmund. His smiling face could be seen alongside Jurgen Klopp in a tweet yesterday. Will be a real boost to the club looking to replace Robert Lewandowski

The Telegraph has reported that 54 UEFA officials will stage a sit down protest of Sepp Blatter as the 16 year FIFA president refuses to step down in the wake of the World Cup voting corruption scandal. Could send a strong message to the global football community that this behavior will not be tolerated.

In an exclusive report with the Daily Mail, Gary Hooper has demanded a transfer away from Norwich City in the wake of the club’s relegation. Possible destinations include Aston Villa and QPR.

The BBC’s Ben Smith tweeted that Adam Lallana has asked for a transfer out of Southampton. No formal transfer request has been made. Comes after Southampton’s hands off statement for their young talents.

League Two side Dagenham and Redbridge announced over Twitter that they have ruled themselves out of the running for Cesc Fabregas.

Wolves have signed Peterborough captain Tommy Rowe on a free transfer.

In Lionel Messi’s new book Messi: The Patriot, he reveals that he was asked to represent Spain at the international level. Messi had no interest in doing so.  

Taylor Twellman is reporting that the Portland Timbers have made an offer for former Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott.

Detroit City FC has announced they will be dedicating their June 6 match against the Erie Admirals to 
LGBTQ awareness and will play in special uniforms for the occasion. They will be partnering with the national group “You Can Play” to kick off Motor City Pride Week, and are the first American sports team to do this.

Sport Recife launched an advertising campaign to promote organ donation, named “Immortal Fans” . As a result, organ donation waiting lists have been reduced to 0 in Brazil’s 5th largest city. Number of heart transplants quadrupled, in the first year of the program.

World Cup News:
Colombian striker Radamel Falcao will not be playing for his country in Brazil. He has been struggling to regain fitness after suffering a serious knee injury in January and has come extremely close to making the squad. I think it’s a smart decision with the future of his career in mind.

Also not included in the Colombia final roster was Amaranto Perea, whose World Cup dreams are likely over. At the age of 35 after a successful career for Atletico Madrid, Cruz Azul, and Independiente Medellin, this was likely his last chance to appear in the World Cup.

There is a rumor courtesy of the Daily Mail going around that Franck Ribery will miss the World Cup for France. He is still struggling to return to fitness after a back injury. He has been included in France’s final squad for the tournament. At the moment he is in, but I will let you know if that changes.

Argentina revealed their final World Cup roster. Ever Banega and Carlos Tevez were not included in the squad, but Benfica defender Enzo Perez did make the cut.

Australia announced their final 23 man squad and not included was striker Josh Kennedy, who scored the goal that got the Socceroos to the World Cup. Kennedy was looking to play in his 3rd World Cup, but a nagging back injury kept him out. Also not included was Tom Rogic, who will miss the tournament with a groin injury. Luke Wilkshire is the final big name left out of the Australian squad.

Germany announced their final squad which included only one striker, the legendary Miroslav Klose, who seeks the World Cup record for goals scored in the tournament. Volland, Mustafi, and Schmelzer were cut from the 26 man squad by Joachim Low.

In a bit of shocking news from C’ote D’Ivoire, Seydou Doumbia has retired from international football after not making Les Elephants final roster. Basel striker Giovanni Sio was selected over the CSKA Moscow striker who scored 20 goals last season.

In a correction from yesterday, Segundo Castillo will be playing in the World Cup for Ecuador after having his knee bent backwards in a tackle against Luis Montez. Castillo took an opportunity to tweet Montez, wishing him a speedy recovery.

St. Etienne keeper Stephane Ruffier was named as France’s replacement for injured keeper Steve Mandanda.

Notable scores from yesterday:
Only international friendly:

Costa Rica fell 3-1 to Japan despite Bryan Ruiz opening the scoring. Yasuhito Endo, Shinji Kagawa and Yoichiro Kakitani rallied back with 3 goals for Japan.

League of Ireland results from yesterday:
St. Patricks demolished Drogheda United 6-0. Conan Byrne with a hat trick while Chris Forrester added two more. Christy Fagan also managed to get on the score sheet.

Dundalk cruised past University College Dublin 5-2. Patrick Hoban had a brace in that one for Dundalk.

This gives us an opportunity to catch up with some results from over the weekend:

An Alan Keane own goal spelled doom for Sligo who fell 1-0 to Shamrock Rovers on Sunday night.

On Friday night, Bray and University College Dublin played to a scoreless draw.

Limerick defeated Drogheda 4-1. Limerick goals from Danny Galbraithe, Tam McManus, Shane Duggan, and Shane Tracy. Declan O’Brien scoring for Drogheda.

Marc O’Sullivan’s goal earned Cork a 1-0 win over Athalone Town.

In our Final League of Ireland fixture, Daryl Horgan and Richard Towell scored to give Dundalk a 2-0 win over Bohemians.

In action from the weekend from Brazil’s Campeonato Serie A:
Coritiba defeated Goias by a score of 3-0. Dener, Keirrison, and Alexsandro de Sousa scored in that one.

Sao Paulo managed to get a 2-1 win over Atletico Mineiro. Luis Fabiano opened scoring before Josue equalized in the 79th. Dorlan Pabon had the last laugh with his 90th minute winner.

Neto Baiano scored just after halftime which was enough to give Sport Recife a 1-0 victory over Vitoria.

On Sunday Chapecoense earned a 2-1 win over Bahia thanks to second half goals from Abuda and Alemao. Demerson earned a consolation goal for Bahia.

Three first half goals from Ricardo Goulart, Everton Ribeiro, and Borges gave Cruziero all they needed to run out 3-0 winners against Flamengo.

Gremio and Palmeiras played to a goal less draw.

Santos defeated Criciuma 2-0 thanks to goals from Diego Cardozo and Gabriel Almeida.

Fluminense and Internacional drew 1-1 on Sunday night. Jean and Jorge Henrique de Souza scoring for their respective clubs.

Douglas Coutinho’s hat trick lifted Atletico Paranaense to a 3-1 victory over Figueirense. Everaldo Stum scoring the consolation marker for The Fig Tree who currently sit in 20th place in the table.

In our final match from over the weekend, Corinthians and Botafogo played to a 1-1 draw. Jadson opened scoring in the 25h minute, before Edilson Guimaraes leveled in the 87th minute for Botafogo.

Coming up tonight:
Upcoming friendly matches today:

United Arab Emirates will meet Georgia

Czech Republic face off against Austria

Switzerland takes on Peru

Brazil meet Panama in a match which could see Big Phil Scolari make changes to the Brazil squad.

Greece and Nigeria will play later tonight and in our final match,

Mexico takes on Bosnia-Herzgovina