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Cristiano Ronaldo obsession with Lionel Messi led to Juventus switch – Ryan Giggs

Cristiano Ronaldo’s move to Juventus was due to his “obsession” with Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, according to ex-Manchester United winger Ryan Giggs. Ronaldo made the switch to Turin on Tuesday for a transfer fee of €100 million as Bianconeri manager Massimiliano Allegri looks to launch a challenge on the Champions League next season, a trophy they have not …

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Brazil legend Ronaldo ‘expected more’ from Neymar at World Cup

Legendary Brazil striker Ronaldo said he expected more from Neymar at this summer’s World Cup and wondered if the Paris Saint-Germain star was held back by injury. Brazil fell 2-1 to Belgium in the quarterfinal stage with Neymar, who came into the tournament still recovering from March 3 surgery on his foot, unable to make …

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Carlos Vela: Mexico will give Juan Carlos Osorio full support if he stays on

Manager Juan Carlos Osorio’s future with the Mexico remains clouded in mystery a little more than a week following Mexico’s elimination from the 2018 World Cup. It is unclear whether either Osorio or the Mexican federation wants to renew the Colombian’s contract for four more years, but national team standout Carlos Vela says the manager …

France aren’t broken, so Deschamps won’t change for World Cup final
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France aren’t broken, so Deschamps won’t change for World Cup final

ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA — It’s one of the oldest footballing maxims out there, and it exists in different idioms and cultures. Giovanni Trapattoni used to say that a good coach could make a team 5 percent better, but a bad one — or, to be a bit more civil, a coach who makes wrong decisions …

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Belgium’s golden generation miss best chance to win World Cup

It’s the curse of the Golden Generation. They don’t always win the big ones, do they? Portugal’s Golden Generation – the one of Luis Figo et al, for whom the term was coined – fell at the very last hurdle in Euro 2004; England’s, the team of Rooney, Lampard and Gerrard, couldn’t make it out …

England’s Jordan Pickford unaffected by Thibaut Courtois criticism
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England’s Jordan Pickford unaffected by Thibaut Courtois criticism

England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford has insisted that he is unaffected by criticism from Belgium No. 1 Thibaut Courtois, claiming that his time in non-league football during six loan spells earlier in his career made him immune to off-the-field distractions. Pickford, who had not made a competitive appearance for England prior to the World Cup, goes …

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Belgium must play with ‘no fear at all’ in World Cup semifinal vs. France – Roberto Martinez

Belgium manager Roberto Martinez says it’s fundamental his side play without fear against neigbours France in their World Cup semifinal clash on Tuesday. Martinez’s Red Devils swept aside tournament favourites Brazil in the quarterfinals on Friday, setting up a mouth-watering matchup with Les Bleus in St. Petersburg this week. Belgium ran at the five-time world champions with …

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England vs. Sweden top five matches: Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s overhead kick and more

England head into the World Cup quarterfinals knowing that one more win will equal their best performance since winning the whole thing in 1966. Sweden stand between Gareth Southgate’s men and the semifinals, and while on paper it looks like a relatively easy draw, history suggests otherwise. Of the 24 games played between the sides, England have …

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England’s gamesmanship vs. Colombia ‘about being clever’ – Kieran Trippier

Kieran Trippier has defended England’s gamesmanship in their contentious win over Colombia in the round of 16 on Tuesday. Gareth Southgate’s side, who went through on penalties, were criticised outside of England for what many perceived to be Three Lions players going down too easily and over-embellishing in the face of aggressive opposition. Colombia manager …