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Ronaldo: Lionel Messi or Cristiano might come and play in the USA

first_imgFormer Barcelona and Real Madrid player Ronaldo says he “would pay from my own pocket to sign Lionel Messi”. Upd. at 20:59 Sport EN “In a few years we can accomplish it. Nothing is impossible. The United States is the second country in the world, behind China, where football is growing. 04/04/2015 The former striker was speaking in a promotional act for the North American Soccer League, and said he could see Messi playing in America at some point. Asked if Ronaldo himself could play, the 38-year-old said: “I could play some games, more likely if we get to the play-offs.center_img CEST The co-owner of Fort Lauderdale Strikers, in the US second division, spoke about big sports stars coming to the states.  “Many famous players want to come to live in the south in Florida for the quality of life, who wouldn’t want to live here?” “In the Strikers we don’t have borders. This club will be great. Why not Messi? Why not Cristiano Ronaldo? “Still, I have to get fit so as not to go out there and embarrass the coach.”last_img read more

Adama Traore set for huge Aston Villa pay rise

first_imgFormer Barcelona winger Adama Traore could soon be enjoying life at Aston Villa more than he already is. Sport EN Aston Villa are currently without a manager after they sacked Tim Sherwood. They are in talks with Remi Garde over the role. 28/10/2015 Upd. at 06:47 center_img According to the Telegraph, the star is earning €55,000 a week already at the club and after a few more appearances that will rise to €105,000 a week. CET The 19-year-old was signed in the summer, while Barcelona retain a buy-back fee. Traore has played six times, while Telegraph sources claim that when he make it 10 appearances he will get the salary hike.last_img read more

Real Madrid 4-0 Eibar: Ronaldo scores 30th league goal in easy win

first_img Right-back Danilo was then introduced to the back drop of whistles from the Bernabeu crowd – the Brazilian has been singled out for the 2-0 loss in Germany in the week.  09/04/2016 CEST Sport EN Zinedine Zidane made eight changes for the visit of the Basque minnows, with Pepe, Casemiro and Cristiano Ronaldo the only three players maintaining their places in the side.  Borja Baston almost pulled one back, but he was denied by the cross bar from close range.  The second half passed without any more goals, although Ronaldo twice came close, only to be thwarted by Asier Riesgo on both occasions.  Upd. at 18:24 center_img It didn’t take long for Madrid’s heavily rotated side to take the lead, though, with James Rodriguez, one of the players introduced to the team, scoring after just five minutes.  And it was four before half-time when Jese Rodriguez got on the score sheet.  The win moves Zidane’s side to within four points of leaders Barcelona, although Luis Enrique’s side play at Real Sociedad later on Saturday. Real Madrid put their midweek defeat to Wolfsburg behind them with a 4-0 win against Eibar on Saturday.  Two quick fire goals in the 18th and 19th minutes then killed the game off, with Lucas Vazquez scoring Madrid’s second, before Ronaldo added his 30th of the league campaign.  Madrid’s season now boils down to Tuesday night, when they welcome Wolfsburg to the Spanish capital hopeful of producing a comeback that will help them reach the semi-final of the Champions League.last_img read more

Real Madrid and Man Utd head the queue for Sevilla’s Monchi

first_img In the Premier League there is also plenty of interest in the man responsible for the signings of players such as Dani Alves, Ivan Rakitic and Carlos Bacca. Manchester United, who have recently appointed Jose Mourinho as manager, are linked. They were keen on Andrea Berti, who is second in command to Caminero at Atletico, but they may now have changed their focus.  However, in quotes to Cadena COPE, where he confirmed his exit from Sevilla, Monchi himself denied receiving any offers for the moment. CEST After it was revealed that Monchi is set to leave Sevilla, the speculation surrounding his future has began. Sport EN Upd. at 14:07 Half of Europe would love to have the services of Sevilla’s sporting director, who caught the club off guard with his decision to leave on Monday, 16 years after he re-joined in a non-playing capacity.  31/05/2016 One of the clubs who have been interested in him for a long time is Real Madrid. Florentino Perez doesn’t have a sporting director and on several occasions he’s tried to tempt Monchi to the Spanish capital, always receiving a negative response. last_img read more

Celta Vigo squeeze through but Athletic and Villarreal suffer in Europa League

first_img Iago Aspas scored a late penalty to level the scores on aggregate before Gustavo Cabral nodded home in extra-time to send them through 2-1 on aggregate. 24/02/2017 Elsewhere Athletic Bilbao were stunned 2-0 by Apoel Nicosia who progressed 4-3 on aggregate, with Athletic boss Valverde saying after the game:  “This is football. Anyone can call it what they want, a failure or whatever. We always set the bar high for ourselves.  “We were favourites and we have lost. What we have to do now is stick together, bear the brunt and on Sunday go out to win the game we have [vs Granada].” Sport EN Villarreal went into the second leg of their last 32 against Roma 4-0 down and emerged with some pride intact thanks to a 1-0 victory, with Rafael Santos Borre notching in the 15th minute. Upd. at 00:28 CET Celta Vigo beat Shaktar Donetsk 2-0 after extra-time to stop it being a dreadful night for La Liga teams in Europe in the Europa League.last_img read more

Zlatan Ibrahimovic says he’s back to win the Premier League

first_img Upd. at 12:41 AFP Zlatan Ibrahimovic is targeting Premier League glory with Manchester United as he plots his return from a serious knee injury to “finish what I started”. The 36-year-old former Sweden captain has been out of action since suffering cruciate ligament damage in a Europa League clash with Anderlecht in April. “The target is the Premier League. That is my target to finish. So everything that I started from the first season, we will finish it in the second one.” Ibrahimovic y Henry compartieron una temporada en el Barça | JOAN MONFORT IN SPORT.ES 27/10/2017 “I said I will come back to finish what I started,” Ibrahimovic, who signed a new one-year deal with United over the summer and is expected to be available before the end of the year, told Sky Sports News. “Everything I build up from the first season, because obviously we won the three trophies… the ending for me was not the ending I wanted, or nobody wanted, especially after how the season went.center_img The injury had put Ibrahimovic’s future in doubt, given he only had an initial one-year deal, but he says it spurred him on. Ibrahimovic: “He vuelto para ganar la Premier” “In that moment when it happened it was easier for me to say that I will come back because then I had a challenge,” he said. “When that goes, it triggers me because it gives me energy, it gives me challenges, it gives me objective.” CEST Ibrahimovic made a big impact at United last season, scoring 28 goals in 46 appearances as the club won the Community Shield, League Cup and Europa League. “I will not walk out limping. I will walk out the way I want to walk out – even if I have to walk on water, I will do that also!” “And the challenge was that I never had a major injury, and all these people talking that ‘it’s over’ or ‘he’s too old’ — all these doubts I had in my whole career.last_img read more

Messi: “We haven’t lost hope”

first_img “We haven’t lost hope because we drew, we’ll continue on with the same desire to win. I think we deserved to win. We tried to find spaces in Iceland’s defence but he couldn’t find them,” Messi told reporters in the mixed zone following the match with Iceland. Upd. on 17/06/2018 at 17:30 CEST 16/06/2018 Lionel Messi assured everyone after the draw with Iceland (1-1) that his team deserved to win and they still had the same desire to win the World Cup. Messi: “Me duele haber errado el penalti” EFE IN SPORT.ESlast_img read more

Villas-Boas: “How can you sell Cristiano for 100 millon euros?”

first_imgAndre Villas-Boas has questioned the logic behind Real Madrid selling Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus. The Portuguese coach also hinted he might return to the dugout in Serie A after putting football on the backburner to concentrate on motorsport. Villas-Boas: “¿Cómo vendes a Ronaldo por 100 millones?” IN SPORT.ES “It totally surprised me. How do you sell Cristiano for 100 million? It doesn’t make sense from any point of view: not in a sporting or economic sense.” Sport 16/11/2018 RELATED STORIEScenter_img The coach, who is currently on a break from football to focus on motorsport, hasn’t ruled out a return to management in the future. “I’m not in a hurry and will wait to see what’s going to happen during the season. For me, choosing well also means understanding why a club wants me.” CET “Italy obviously interests me. From a tactical point of view it is one of the most difficult championships. In the future, who knows?” The former Chelsea and Tottenham coach is leaving every option open for when he returns to football. War over Dani Olmo as Bayern and Real Madrid join chase with Barca Upd. at 16:30 last_img read more

Rivaldo: Argentina were justified in complaining about Copa VAR

first_img IN SPORT.ES 05/07/2019 EFE “As I’ve mentioned before, I don’t agree with VAR technology and I believe the repeated pauses in play are ruining games,” he said in his column on Betfair.  Upd. at 17:15 Rivaldo has agreed with Messi and said that he is not a fan of technology in football.   Rivaldo: “Argentina tiene motivos para quejarse” “VAR is also making a mess of European competitions, as we saw in this season’s Champions League, where the tool has been used more. The problem with VAR is that the decision will always depend on who is watching the images in the VAR room.center_img Former Barcelona player and Betfair ambassador Rivaldo admits that Argentina had reasons to complain after they were knocked out of the Copa America by hosts Brazil in the semifinal.  CEST Lionel Messi complained after the game that the officials had favoured Brazil. He questioned why two possible penalties — on Nicolas Otamendi and Sergio Aguero — were not reviewed by VAR.  “It probably wouldn’t have changed the outcome of the match, because Brazil are a better team than Argentina now, but that’s not the point. “In the Copa America semifinal between Brazil and Argentina on Wednesday, there were two potential penalties for the visitors, but VAR didn’t help and Argentina were justified in complaining. “The only real beneficiaries of VAR are the referee and his assistants who have much less responsibility on their shoulders. All the weight of the game now falls to VAR assistants.”last_img read more

Title race is on : Chelsea rattle Manchester City in epic encounter

first_imgAdvertisement 137mxNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vss8lWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E8gbo( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) ragqsWould you ever consider trying this?😱49y6dhCan your students do this? 🌚b6p5iRoller skating! Powered by Firework Pundits were quick to call the title race over and you couldn’t blame them given the form Manchester City have been for over a year now. Liverpool and Chelsea were close behind until Chelsea’s unbeaten run came to an end after a defeat to Spurs and another to Wolves. Liverpool haven’t slipped up yet and instead have capitalized on in-form City’s shellshocking defeat to a under-construction Chelsea side and have taken first place with 42 points , while City are at 41. Close behind are Spurs at 36 and London neighbours Chelsea at 34.Advertisement Saturday saw a Premier League managerial masterclass in the form of Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea. A smash and grab goal by N’Golo Kante gave the Blues the lead right at the stroke of halftime. Chelsea gained confidence and momentum and improved after the break, securing the win with 12 minutes left when David Luiz’s glancing header following a corner bounced in off the far post.Advertisement Aguerio’s clinical nature and De Bruyne’s creativity was missed heavily as the London side held excellent defensive shape for the better part of the 90 minutes. In form Sane had a poor game and was taken off by the 52nd minute while Sterling forgot his shooting boots at home. Although City weren’t too bad , they really needed someone who could finish the plenty chances they had.Chelsea boss Sarri said later : “I am very happy with the win because it is not very easy to win against Manchester City or Pep Guardiola. I am happy with the mentality of the team in this match.Advertisement “It is difficult for us to find motivation but when we have it, we are a very strong team. Today we played with a very good level of application, determination and the right level of aggression.“My players have to continue like this. We started well in the second half and in the end we deserved to win.”All in all , the title race is on. Advertisementlast_img read more

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer set to become permanent manager of Man Utd

first_imgAdvertisement cuNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsadWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ejaq( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) dmWould you ever consider trying this?😱6cyidCan your students do this? 🌚fs3jlRoller skating! Powered by Firework Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is set for a permanent position as the manager of Manchester United. It is just a matter of a few days as to when the club will confirm it officially.Advertisement After Jose Mourinho was sacked, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was brought in from Norwegian club Molde last December. The Norwegian manager boasts a wonderful track record of 14 wins in 18 games(2 draws and 2 losses).Advertisement As per Mirror Football, Solskjaer is the ‘only contender’ for the managerial post. The rumour is that United officials have greenlit the proposition.In order to appoint Solskjaer, United will be bound to pay Molde a compensation package of 10million euros approx to terminate his contract. It would still be lesser, however, than they have to dish out if they want to buy out Mauricio Pochettino’s contract at Tottenham. The Argentinian manager is set to stay at the club and has reportedly started planning for next season’s transfers as well.Advertisement Watch: Romelu Lukaku’s huge house tour!On the other hand, after miraculously winning against PSG in the second-leg of the Champions League and advancing to the quarter-finals, the Manchester United board is convinced that Solskjaer is their man. But apart from their performance in the CL, Ole has to make sure that the club secures a top-4 finish in the PL.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer suffered his second loss and 1st Premier League loss at the hands of Arsenal last Sunday. They will face the Wolves in the FA Cup quarter-finals on Saturday and then host them in the Premier League on March 30.Also Read:Indian Football: Bengaluru FC to face FC Goa in ISL finals; Minerva Punjab and Mohun Bagan withdraw from Super Cup, and much more! Advertisementlast_img read more

Terrible news from Argentina : Emiliano Sala’s father Horacio dies suddenly

first_imgAdvertisement w09NBA Finals | Brooklyn VsjyisWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E75pyg( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 19nzsWould you ever consider trying this?😱3o5Can your students do this? 🌚2zdRoller skating! Powered by Firework News has come from Argentina that late footballer Emiliano Sala’s father has died of a heart attack , three months after his son’s passing.Advertisement “2019 doesn’t let up in shocking us with news in this town,” Julio Muller, a local politician said.Advertisement “At 5 o’clock in the morning, the lady, his wife, rang me and she was very upset.“The doctors were there but when I arrived at their home, he had already died.Advertisement Daniel Ribero, the president of local football club San Martín de Progreso was astounded at the incident as he had been in touch with Horacio quite recently as he says :“I was with him just this week,” Ribero said.“I came across him in the street and we spent half an hour talking about the soya harvest, his truck… I noted that he seemed better, he wanted to talk.”Emiliano Sala, Horacio’s son, died tragically in January when a plane he was flying on with pilot David Ibbotson crashed in the English Channel en route from Nantes to Cardiff. Advertisementlast_img read more

El Shaarawy linked with Shanghai Shenhua

first_imgImage Courtesy: romapress.netAdvertisement diifNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs5juiiWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E6( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 1895fWould you ever consider trying this?😱cvrrCan your students do this? 🌚itRoller skating! Powered by Firework AS Roma starman Stephan El Shaarawy is on his way to Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua as the clubs have agreed transfer terms.Advertisement Image Courtesy: romapress.netThe 26-year old was heavily linked with the Shanghai club previously, and is moving out of the Serie A club with only a year left on his contract, with a reported fee of €18 million according to a permanent move from AC Milan in January 2016, El Shaarawy spent three and a half seasons with Roma, netting the ball 26 times in his 93 appearances for the Giallorossi.Advertisement Although personal terms are undisclosed, it is speculated that the Italian international will earn a gainful 15-16 million euros per year.Shenhua F.C. confirmed the transfer on Monday through a statement on their official website.Advertisement “Shanghai Greenland Shenhua Football Club and Italy’s Rome Football Club have reached a transfer agreement.”“Stephan El Shaarawy, who has dual Italian and Egyptian nationality, is expected to arrive in Shanghai on July 8th, Beijing time.”“After completing the relevant procedures, he officially joined Shanghai Greenland Shenhua.” the statement read.Although the CSL side is struggling in the CSL, currently positioned 14th after winning just three matches from their opening 16 games, landing the 23-time Italy international should be fruitful for them. Advertisementlast_img read more

Caught Redhanded: Imam-ul-Haq embroiled in #MeToo after being exposed on Twitter

first_imgImage Courtesy: CrictrackerAdvertisement 8orpd7NBA Finals | Brooklyn VshwrWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ezgho1( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 7Would you ever consider trying this?😱72jqrsobCan your students do this? 🌚8mrzRoller skating! Powered by Firework Pakistan opener Imam-ul-Haq has now become a subject of multiple affairs as his chats with various women have been exposed on social media. The PCB are yet to comment on this sensitive matter.Advertisement A Twitter user exposed the left-hander and claimed that the girls in those chats requested him to bring Imam to light. His chats with four women have been leaked but it is believed that he had affairs with more women.In the chats, Imam is seen to be arguing as well as apologizing. The timing of this outbreak could not be worse than right now as the batsman had a prolific run in the recently concluded World Cup.Advertisement Have a look at the tweets and chats below:Advertisement Read AlsoLieutenant Colonel MS Dhoni deployed in Kashmir as part of Victor ForceByju’s all set to replace Oppo on the Indian Jersey Advertisementlast_img read more

All you need to know about the new rule changes in the Community Shield

first_imgAdvertisement n7NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs9iavgWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E4em4jg( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) teWould you ever consider trying this?😱kpiCan your students do this? 🌚hlRoller skating! Powered by Firework The FA Community Shield is the traditional curtain-raiser of every new season in English football and is always a substantial game of football for the two teams involved. This match sets the undertone of the form for the teams and the 2019 shield will be contested by Premier League winners Manchester City and second placed Liverpool.Advertisement Here are the rules and regulations governing this blockbuster of a game.Advertisement How many subs can be used in the Community Shield?Both managers can make up to six substitutions during the match at Wembley.Advertisement The match-day squad of 18 players – 11 starters plus seven substitutes – remains the same as normal for Premier League and Champions League.Is VAR in use?VAR is the new kid in the English Football classroom. Community Shield and the Premier League will feature it as well as the competitions which already had VAR like the FA Cup and the League cup.Other new regulations include the ball not having to go outside of the penalty box for goal-kicks, players who are subbed off leaving the field at the nearest point and no attacking player in the defensive wall.Will there be extra-time if the teams are level?If the sides are level after 90 minutes there will not be extra-time and it goes straight to penalties. Even though the ABBA pattern has been used in the past, the usual ABAB pattern will be in place. Advertisementlast_img read more

Real Valladolid cruise to a 0-2 win vs. Espanyol at Rcde Stadium

first_img 29/09/2019 As for substitutions, both coaches used full substitutions. For Espanyol Lei Wu, David López and Pablo Piatti came on for Didac Vila, Sergi Darder and Matías Vargas, while Valladolid brought on Enes Unal, Joaquín Fernández and Pedro Porro to replace Sandro Ramírez, Mohammed Salisu and Toni Villa. The first 45 minutes was in favour of Real Valladolid, with a goal from Míchel Herrero in the 26th minute, finalising the first half with a 0-1. CEST The referee booked Víctor Sánchez and Javi López and Fernando Calero saw the red card, for Espanyol.center_img Upd. at 14:13 Valladolid sways pass Espanyol 0-2 on Sunday at Rcde Stadium. The two teams arrived at this challenge after drawing their last game. Espanyol faced the encounter with a desire to add more points to their locker after a 1-1 draw against Celta while Real Valladolid had to settle for a draw in the last match played of the competition. As of today, Espanyol is 18th in the LaLiga table with 5 points from 7 matches, while Real Valladolid sits 10th with 9 points after 7 matches. Real Valladolid took the lead in the second half, thanks to a goal from Óscar Plano just before the end of the second half, and the game ended 0-2. Espanyol will be playing against Mallorca at away stadium, while Real Valladolid will face Atlético de Madrid at home stadium.last_img read more