Friday, September 21, 2018

Tag "Neymar"

    Injured Neymar fractures foot, set to miss Real Madrid clash

Injured Neymar fractures foot, set to miss Real Madrid clash

Paris Saint-Germain's world record signing and talisman, Neymar Jr. is set to miss the upcoming Champions League return leg clash with Real Madrid due to a double injury blow.The Brazilian forward, bought in a record-shattering £200 million deal from Barcelona was stretchered off during Sunday's 3-0 Le Classique win over Olympique Marseille in which he provided two assists.The 26 year-old's [...]

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    Ronaldo wins fifth Ballon d’Or, equals Messi’s record

Ronaldo wins fifth Ballon d’Or, equals Messi’s record

Cristiano Ronaldo has won his fifth Ballon d’Or award on Thursday, drawing level with Barcelona star Lionel Messi.Ronaldo beat Messi and Neymar to second and third respectively. The striker received the award at a ceremony which took place at the Eiffel Tower in Paris.The Portuguese, who won the FIFA best footballer award in November, is the 62nd Ballon D'Or winner.Ronaldo [...]

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    Ronaldo wins 2017 FIFA men’s player of the year award

Ronaldo wins 2017 FIFA men’s player of the year award

Cristiano Ronaldo has been crowned the Best FIFA men's footballer for the second year running.The Portuguese forward won the award Monday night at the London Palladium.Zinedine Zidane, who coached Real Madrid to another Champions League success and the La Liga title, beat Chelsea's Antonio Conte and Juventus FC's Massimiliano Allegri to win the men's coach of the year award.Olivier Giroud's scorpion [...]

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    Mane, Aubameyang represent Africa on 2017 Ballon d’Or shortlist

Mane, Aubameyang represent Africa on 2017 Ballon d’Or shortlist

The nominees for the 2017 Ballon d'Or have been announced.Senegalese striker Sadio Mane, who plays for Liverpool FC, and Borrusia Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are the only Africans in the running.The usual suspects, Neymar, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Lionel Messi were included on the shortlist.The prestigious award, which was aligned with FIFA from 2010 to 2015, has been won by either Ronaldo or Messi [...]

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    I’m jealous of the current set of players, says Okocha

I’m jealous of the current set of players, says Okocha

Austin Okocha, former Super Eagles skipper, says he is jealous of the current set of players.Okocha, who was once African football's most expensive player, said this in an interview with CNN Sports.Fondly referred to as JJ, the skilful player said he felt glad being among the best during his active soccer days.Okocha, who retired from football in 2008.“I am jealous of [...]

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    Okocha: Why it is very difficult for an African player to become world’s best

Okocha: Why it is very difficult for an African player to become world’s best

Former Super Eagles captain Austin 'Jay Jay' Okocha has said it is "twice difficult" for an African to emerge as the best player in the world.The retired midfielder said this on Friday while being interviewed on CNN shortly after Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar were shortlisted for the 2017 FIFA Men Best Footballer award.Okocha, who twice came close to [...]

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    Finally, Neymar joins ‘ambitious’ PSG for world record £199m

Finally, Neymar joins ‘ambitious’ PSG for world record £199m

Paris Saint Germain have completed a world record £199 million signing of Brazilian superstar Neymar from Barcelona.The French champions were able to seal the deal after paying the humongous release clause, which was more than double the previous transfer world record.Neymar has been offered a basic salary of £26.8m (€30m) per year after tax, which is around £515,000 weekly."Since I [...]

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    Eto’o tells Neymar to ‘train, train and train’

Eto’o tells Neymar to ‘train, train and train’

Samuel Eto’o has tipped Neymar to become the world’s best player after Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.The 34-year-old disclosed this while speaking on ESPN Brazil.Neymar has been shortlisted for the 2015 FIFA footballer of the year alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.Eto’o asked the Barcelona star to "train, train and train" if he would finally make his mark as the best."Neymar has [...]

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    Messi, Neymar, Ronaldo make Ballon d’Or shortlist

Messi, Neymar, Ronaldo make Ballon d’Or shortlist

Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar will contest the 2015 FIFA Ballon d'Or competition after the shortlist was whittled down from 23 names to just three.Having led Barcelona to a famous treble last season, Messi is the favourite to win the award while Ronaldo is looking to defend his crown and draw level with the Argentine for overall wins.Should he [...]

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    Messi head butts Yanga-Mbiwa in ‘friendly’

Messi head butts Yanga-Mbiwa in ‘friendly’

Lionel Messi threw an aggressive head butt at Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa when the pair squared up after an altercation in Barcelona’s 3-0 win over Roma on Wednesday night.The Italian side were on the back foot from the start and duly went a goal down from a Neymar's opener in the 26th minute.French international Yanga-Mbiwa then lost his temper with Messi [...]

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    Bartomeu beats Laporta in re-election as Barcelona president

Bartomeu beats Laporta in re-election as Barcelona president

Josep Maria Bartomeu has been re-elected as Barcelona president for a second term, beating former president Joan Laporta in Saturday's election.Bartomeu received 54.63% of the votes cast by club members invariably capitalising on the team’s success last season to defeat three challengers despite being a suspect in a fraud case and operating during a FIFA ban on signing new players.The [...]

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    Messi leads Barca to Copa del Rey win

Messi leads Barca to Copa del Rey win

Two goals from Lionel Messi helped Barcelona to a 3-1 win over Athletic Bilbao in the Copa del Rey final.Barcelona produced a vintage first-half at the Camp Nou, taking the lead thanks to a priceless Lionel Messi goal.In the 20th minute, the Argentine weaved his way past four defenders and then beat goalkeeper Iago Herrerin at his near post for [...]

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    MLS-bound Gerrard proves God’s sense of humour

MLS-bound Gerrard proves God’s sense of humour

For a Manchester United fan, the memory of the retiring-from-the-Barclays Premier League-Steven Gerrard can be summarised in a popular idiom: what goes around comes around.Or better still: God has a wicked sense of humour!A great midfielder no doubt but when I think of Steven G (shhh…this is between us: I’m a Man U fan), I don’t remember the caps he [...]

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    Barcelona advance to Champions League final

Barcelona advance to Champions League final

Barcelona lost 3-2 to Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena, but qualified 5-3 on aggregate to reach the UEFA Champions League final.Barca will now meet either Juventus or Real Madrid in Berlin.The Germans could not overcome the 3-0 loss at Camp Nou last week but began the second leg in an explosive manner.With just seven minutes into the match ex-Roma [...]

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    Barcelona tear Bayern apart

Barcelona tear Bayern apart

Lionel Messi scored a late brace and Neymar struck in added time to leave Bayern Munich with an uphill task to make the UEFA Champions League final in Berlin after a 3-0 away defeat to Barcelona at the Camp Nou.And Pep Guardiola’s return to Spain did not go according to plan after a late collapse in the closing stages of [...]

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    Dunga picks Neymar as new Brazil captain

Dunga picks Neymar as new Brazil captain

Star forward Neymar will captain Brazil in their friendly against Colombia on Friday and new manager Dunga confirmed the shift would be permanent.Thiago Silva, who was captain under previous coach Luiz Felipe Scolari, is absent from the squad and will not feature in the round of friendlies the Selecao will be involved in.Neymar, at 22, will become one of Brazil's [...]

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