Friday, September 21, 2018

Tag "Zinedine Zidane"

    Messi snubbed as Salah battles Ronaldo, Modric for FIFA best player award

Messi snubbed as Salah battles Ronaldo, Modric for FIFA best player award

Egypt's Mohamed Salah is among the final three nominees for the 2018 FIFA best men's player award.Lionel Messi failed to make the final three-man list despite being part of the initial 10 nominees.Salah, the third African player to be shortlisted, is nominated alongside Luka Modric and Cristiano Ronaldo.The Egyptian helped Liverpool to the UEFA Champions League final in his maiden season.He [...]

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    Zidane steps down as coach of Real Madrid

Zidane steps down as coach of Real Madrid

Zinedine Zidane has resigned as Real Madrid gaffer, days after becoming the first coach to win the Champions League in three consecutive seasons.Appearing at a press conference on Thursday, Zidane said: "I have taken the decision to not continue going into the next season."For me and for everybody, I think the moment to change has arrived. It was not an [...]

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    Liverpool vs R’Madrid: Hunger to do ‘big things’ meets advantage of experience

Liverpool vs R’Madrid: Hunger to do ‘big things’ meets advantage of experience

In a few hours, Liverpool and Real Madrid will lock horns to decide the best team in Europe for the 2017/18 season.A bunch of moving parts -- the standout players, formation, tactical wit of the coaches -- will be at play when the run around begins in Kiev.Jurgen Klopp has lost his last five finals while Zidane has won two [...]

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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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    Ronaldo scores 600th career goal as Madrid win UCL back-to-back

Ronaldo scores 600th career goal as Madrid win UCL back-to-back

Real Madrid has made history as the first team to win back-to-back UEFA Champions League titles on Saturday, while Cristiano Ronaldo recorded his 600th career goal for club and country. Real Madrid defeated Juventus 4-1 at the 2016/17 Champions League final at the Millennium stadium in Cardiff, Wales.The Zinedine Zidane's men has become the first team to retain their status as [...]

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    Musa’s Leicester to face Atletico in Champions League quarter-final

Musa’s Leicester to face Atletico in Champions League quarter-final

Leicester City, club of Nigerian forward Ahmed Musa, will face Atletico Madrid in the quarter-finals of the 2016/17 Champions League.Craig Shakespeare's men are the last remaining English Premier League side in the competition.The Foxes had played Atletico twice before in Europe.Atlético won both ties, in the 1962 Cup Winners’ Cup and 1998 UEFA Cup.The first-leg ties of the quarter-finals will [...]

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    Ronaldo hat trick wins Club World Cup for Real Madrid

Ronaldo hat trick wins Club World Cup for Real Madrid

Real Madrid won the Club World Cup Sunday afternoon by defeating Kashima Antlers 4-2 courtesy of a Cristiano Ronaldo hat trick.Ronaldo, who was recently named the best among his peers, delivered the trophy to his club at the Yokohama international stadium.In a match that was fast, frantic and frenetic, a committed Kashima Antlers side gave Real Madrid a scare by forcing [...]

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    Mourinho will replace Zidane if he fails, says Calderon

Mourinho will replace Zidane if he fails, says Calderon

Zinedine Zidane's spell as coach of Real Madrid may come to a quick end should the Frenchman fail and Jose Mourinho brought in for the second time, Ramon Calderon, former Madrid president, has said.Mourinho was fired from the Bernabeu in 2013 following disharmony with some of 'big' players and fans of the club.The 43-year-old, who was a part of the [...]

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    Madrid fire Benitez, hire Zidane

Madrid fire Benitez, hire Zidane

Real Madrid have sacked their manager, Rafa Benitez, seven months after he signed a three-year deal.Benitez was sacked following a meeting of the management board of the club on Monday, and he was replaced with club legend Zinedine Zidane who will be assisted by Santiago Solari.Madrid president, Fiorentino Perez, confirmed his sacking at a press conference that is still going on.“Hello and [...]

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    COUNTDOWN 1: Neymar the protagonist, Brazil the favourites

COUNTDOWN 1: Neymar the protagonist, Brazil the favourites

Every World Cup throws up a hero for Brazilians on the world stage. From the likes of Pele to Ronaldo de Lima, there is always that player who fans look unto for the magical and decisive moments and this summer won’t be any different with the recent emergence of Neymar da Silva Santos as the new face of Brazilian soccer.Simply [...]

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    COUNTDOWN 17: Benzema and Ribery eye top spot for Les Blues

COUNTDOWN 17: Benzema and Ribery eye top spot for Les Blues

Two stars who would be looking to lead France back to the top of the pile are Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema and Bayern Munich’s Franck Ribery.Both players have put their sex scandals behind them to enjoy a hugely successful season with their respective club sides. While Ribery has been integral to Bayern’s continued success with four titles this season, Benzema [...]

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