Modric Ends Ronaldo, Messi Dominance, Wins FIFA World Footballer Award

Luka Modric ended Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi’s decade-long domination of football’s individual awards by being crowned FIFA’s Best Player of the Year on Monday, AFP reports. The Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder starred for both club and country as Real  won a third straight Champions League, and he inspired Croatia to reach the World Cup final for the first time. He beat Ronaldo and Liverpool’s Egypt’s  Mohamed Salah to the prize. Modric’s success means Ronaldo remains tied with Messi having won FIFA’s award in different guises five times each. At 33,…

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Ronaldo Wins UEFA’s Goal Of The Season Award

Juventus player, Cristiano Ronaldo, has been announced as the winner of the 2017/18 UEFA Goal of the Season award. Ironically, it was Ronaldo’s overhead kick for Real Madrid against his current club, Juventus, that got him his latest award. The announcement was made by the UEFA Champions League on its website. The football league said that “Ronaldo’s strike, which was applauded on the night by his opposing – and it turned out future – fans, topped the poll with nearly 200,000 of the total 346,915 votes. He succeeds his new Juve…

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Barcelona Eyes Pogba

Barcelona president Josep  Bartomeu has left the door open on a potential move for Manchester United’s Paul Pogba, after saying the club could still do business before the Spanish transfer window closes, Sky sports reports. Despite being handed the captain’s armband for the opening 2-1 win against Leicester City, Pogba’s comments after the game hinted at tensions at Old Trafford. Asked about Pogba after Barcelona’s 2-1 Super Cup win against Sevilla, Bartomeu said: “I won’t speak of any names, we have respect for all clubs and there are 20 days…

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Super Eagles Optimistic Of Victory Against Iceland

By Akinwale Kasali With elimination starring at the faces of the Super Eagles team after their abysmal display against the Croatia national team, the Gernot Rohr are still optimistic that they could still scale through out of Group D. The players know that they have no choice than to go all out against the Icelandic team to have any hope of advancing to the next phase of the competition. Rohr has disclosed that the team will go all out for victory against the European team. There was joy in the…

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Ronaldo Thanks Juventus Fan After Superlative Goal

Cristiano Ronaldo has thanked Juventus fans for their generous applause for his overhead bicycle kick which helped Real Madrid gain a three-goal advantage over the Italians in the Champions League. “For me it was an unbelievable moment,” said Ronaldo, who scored two goals in the two-time holders’ 3-0 Champions League quarter-final, first-leg win in Turin. Ronaldo’s first was within three minutes while the second, on 64 minutes, was worthy of a video game to give Real a 2-0 lead before Paulo Dybala was sent off and Marcelo added a third…

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Ronaldo Says PSG Tie Will Define Real Madrid’s Season

Cristiano Ronaldo has admitted that Real Madrid’s season is now effectively all about their looming Champions League tie against Paris Saint-Germain as the Spanish giants trail off the pace in La Liga. “The tie…is one that could define the whole season,” the Portuguese forward told Real’s website after picking up a prize for best player in the world last season from the website Goal.com. “We’re going to come up against a great team with excellent players, whom we respect a lot. “But we’ve already shown that we have a very…

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