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Marcelo Hits Out At “Envious” Media As He Defends Lopetegui

In response to a campaign to get Real Madrid manager Lopetegui sacked, Marcelo has said the media are full of “envy” and blamed them for the club’s poor form. Lopetegui’s future in Madrid has come under fire following a five-match winless streak, though last night’s 2-1 Champions League victory over Viktoria Plzen offered some respite for the La Liga giants. Real …

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Brazil And Belgium Name Starting Lineups For World Cup Quarter-Final

TOPSHOT - Brazil's forward Neymar eyes the ball during the Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 football match between Brazil and Mexico at the Samara Arena in Samara on July 2, 2018. (Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - NO MOBILE PUSH ALERTS/DOWNLOADS (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

Brazil and Belgium face off in Friday’s second World Cup quarter-final for the right to face France in the last four of the competition. Tite’s favourites are looking to reach the semi-finals of the tournament for the second time in succession, while the Red Devils are looking to go one further than their quarter-final exit in 2014. To Brazil first, …

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FIFA Release 24-Man Shortlist For Best Player Of 2017

Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (R) celebrates with Real Madrid's Croatian midfielder Luka Modric (L) and Real Madrid's defender Sergio Ramos after scoring during the UEFA Champions League semifinal first leg football match Real Madrid CF vs Club Atletico de Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, on May 2, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / GERARD JULIEN (Photo credit should read GERARD JULIEN/AFP/Getty Images)

It’s that time of year again when Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo battle against each other under the pretence of it being anything other than a two-horse race for the end of season awards. With France Football and FIFA ending their partnership last year there are now two awards to be won – the former’s traditional Ballon d’Or and the …

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Real Madrid V Man United: A UEFA Super Cup Combined XI

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Champions League holders Real Madrid take on Europa League winners in the UEFA Super Cup in Skopje on Tuesday night. The traditional European curtain-raiser has been given an added dose of intrigue as Jose Mourinho faces his old club in a competitive fixture for the first time since leaving the Bernabeu in 2013, while Zinedine Zidane is still basking in …

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Real Madrid Dominate UEFA’s Champions League Squad Of The Season

(L-R) Daniel Carvajal of Real Madrid, Marcelo of Real Madrid, Sergio Ramos of Real Madrid, Toni Kroos of Real Madrid, goalkeeper Keylor Navas of Real Madrid, goalkeeper Ruben Yanez of Real Madrid, Alvaro Morata of Real Madrid, Marco Asensio of Real Madrid with Champions League trophy, Coupe des clubs Champions Europeensduring the UEFA Champions League final match between Juventus FC and Real Madrid on June 3, 2017 at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales(Photo by VI Images via Getty Images)

Real Madrid’s retention of the Champions League has been reflected in Zinedine Zidane’s side having a heavy presence in UEFA’s official squad of the season. The Spanish champions saw off the threat of Juventus on Saturday night, winning 4-1 in Cardiff’s Principality Stadium to become the first side to retain the trophy in the Champions League era. Two of the …

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Marcelo: Under-Appreciated In A Team Of Greatness?

MADRID, SPAIN - MAY 23: Marcelo of Real Madrid celebrates after scoring his team's 7th goal during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and Getafe CF at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on May 23, 2015 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

Who is the left back on the planet? If you were to go by the popular video game FIFA 17 it would tell you that David Alaba of Bayern Munich holds the honour and many people would put Barcelona’s Jordi Alba right at the top of the list. Yet, during the week Marcelo was voted into the FIFPro World XI …

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Barcelona And Real Madrid Dominate FIFPro World XI For 2016

BARCELONA, SPAIN - APRIL 02: Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid CF attempts to shoot under pressure from Javier Mascherano and Gerard Pique of FC Barcelona during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid CF at Camp Nou on April 2, 2016 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)

Real Madrid and Barcelona have exercised high levels of dominance in FIFPro’s World Eleven for 2016. In a team voted on by fellow footballers, the two Spanish sides have come out on top in a big way as they comprise nine of the eleven players in the side, with former Barca right-back Dani Alves (now of Juventus) also being included. …

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Brazil Vs. Argentina: A Combined Eleven Ahead Of Thursday’s Showdown

BEIJING, CHINA - OCTOBER 11: Neymar of Brazil (2nd Left) competes the ball with Lionel Messi of Argentina (Right) during Super Clasico de las Americas between Argentina and Brazil at Beijing National Stadium on October 11, 2014 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Feng Li/Getty Images)

One of the hottest rivalries in football takes centre stage on Thursday night as Brazil host Argentina at the Mineirão in Belo Horizonte. Tite’s side sit on top of the CONMEBOL World Cup qualification as the new manager’s appointment has seen a dramatic upturn in the side’s performances and results. Argentina, however, have not been as positive. Their over-reliance on star …

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Cristiano Ronaldo’s Poor Form Is Tearing The Real Madrid Dressing Room Apart [Report]

SEVILLE, SPAIN - OCTOBER 15: Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid CF reacts during the match between Real Betis Balompie and Real Madrid CF as part of La Liga at Benito Villamrin stadium October 15, 2016 in Seville, Spain. (Photo by Aitor Alcalde/Getty Images)

Real Madrid’s dressing room is becoming increasingly fractious, as their star man is failing to perform. Spanish television show El Chiringuito (as reported by the Mirror) have claimed that the dissent surrounding Ronaldo’s form is growing ever louder, with Pip Estrada claiming that certain players, though not yet criticising Ronaldo to his face, have taken to grumbling behind his back: …

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