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Cristiano Ronaldo Edging Closer To €100m Juventus Move

MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JUNE 20: Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal looks on during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group B match between Portugal and Morocco at Luzhniki Stadium on June 20, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images)

The prospect of Cristiano Ronaldo swapping Real Madrid for Juventus appears to be growing larger by the day. What had begun as a rumour on Italian transfer gossip pages has snowballed in recent days to the point where it now looks likely that the Portuguese international will be joining Juve in a €100m deal before the summer is out. As …

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Ronaldo Remains Tight-Lipped On International Future

Cristiano Ronaldo saw his World Cup dreams slip away once again on Saturday but gave no hint as to whether he plans to continue playing for Portugal. The reigning European champions were undone by two Edinson Cavani goals for Uruguay in their last-16 tie in Sochi, despite Pepe bringing them level at one point early in the second half. It …

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World Cup 2018: Our Best XI From The Group Stage

TOPSHOT - England's forward Harry Kane celebrates after scoring his team's fifth goal during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group G football match between England and Panama at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod on June 24, 2018. (Photo by Martin BERNETTI / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - NO MOBILE PUSH ALERTS/DOWNLOADS (Photo credit should read MARTIN BERNETTI/AFP/Getty Images)

By now, a number of players have come to the fore and earmarked themselves as potential starts of the 2018 World Cup. 16 teams have fallen by the wayside after an eventful group stage, which counted defending champions Germany among the fallen. Elsewhere, shocks were in precious short supply as most of the biggest hitters dragged themselves kicking and screaming (and …

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World Cup 2018: Power Ranking The Remaining 16 Teams

SAINT PETERSBURG, RUSSIA - JUNE 26: Lionel Messi of Argentina celebrates after scoring his team's opening goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group D match between Nigeria and Argentina at Saint Petersburg Stadium on June 26, 2018 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

With the World Cup group stage coming to a close, the hopes of 16 teams have come to a juddering halt. Among them, the biggest surprise is that defending champions Germany are on the plane home, their fate sealed by a 2-0 defeat to South Korea on Wednesday. Elsewhere, the likes of Poland and Morocco turned out to be major …

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Watch: Quaresma Scores An Absolute Beauty To Put Portugal 1-0 Up

Ricardo Quaresma scored a patented goal with the outside of his foot to give his Portugal side the lead against Iran in today’s 7pm World Cup matchup. The evergreen Ricardo Quaresma picked up the fantastic opener to today’s group stage clash between Portugal and Iran. The Besiktas winger scored his tenth international goal just before the break to put Portugal …

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Ronaldo V Messi: Why One Is Soaring While The Other Is Sinking

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It may have taken a while, but the most pointless, facile (and often petulant) debate in football has now reached the world’s biggest international competition. It’s Ronaldo v Messi: World Cup Edition. Lionel Messi is taking an inordinate amount of flak for Argentina’s dismal World Cup thus far, but in many ways, the narrative was set before he’d even kicked …

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Spain’s Gerard Pique Hits Out At ‘Dive Prone’ Cristiano Ronaldo

Portugal's forward Cristiano Ronaldo (R) vies with Spain's defender Gerard Pique during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group B football match between Portugal and Spain at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi on June 15, 2018. (Photo by Jonathan NACKSTRAND / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - NO MOBILE PUSH ALERTS/DOWNLOADS (Photo credit should read JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Spain defender Gerard Pique seemingly wasn’t as enamoured with Cristiano Ronaldo as everybody else on Friday night. The Real Madrid forward was on fire in Sochi and scored a brilliant hat-trick as Portugal rescued a 3-3 draw against the Spanish to ensure that they began their World Cup campaign on a semi-decent footing. Not only was Ronaldo central to all …

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Three Things We Learned From Day Two Of The World Cup

SOCHI, RUSSIA JUNE 15, 2018: Portugal's goalkeeper Rui Patricio (L) and Cristiano Ronaldo singing the Portuguese national anthem ahead of their 2018 FIFA World Cup Group B football match against Spain at Fisht Stadium. The game ended in a draw 3:3. Sergei Fadeichev/TASS (Photo by Sergei FadeichevTASS via Getty Images)

The blockbuster clash of the day at the World Cup didn’t disappoint as Cristiano Ronaldo’s hat-trick denied Spain the perfect response to a turbulent week following the sacking of Julen Lopetegui in a thrilling 3-3 draw in Sochi. Both sides will remain confident of progressing to the knockout stages as Iran shocked Morocco 1-0 in Saint Petersburg to move to …

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Portugal 3-3 Spain: Five Major Talking Points From A World Cup Classic

Portugal's forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring his hat-trick during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group B football match between Portugal and Spain at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi on June 15, 2018. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - NO MOBILE PUSH ALERTS/DOWNLOADS (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Spain and Portugal played out one of the greatest World Cup contests in recent tournaments in an all-European clash in Sochi on Friday night. Cristiano Ronaldo, as if it was necessary at this point, elevated his status that bit more with a superb hat-trick Having fallen behind twice, Fernando Hierro’s men showed tremendous fortitude to come back and win the …

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Cristiano Ronaldo Creates International History With Goal V Spain

Portugal's forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates a goal after shooting a penalty kick during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group B football match between Portugal and Spain at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi on June 15, 2018. (Photo by Nelson Almeida / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - NO MOBILE PUSH ALERTS/DOWNLOADS (Photo credit should read NELSON ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)

As if it wasn’t the case already, Cristiano Ronaldo enhanced his status as a great of international football on Friday night. The Real Madrid forward was in action with the Portugal national team in an Iberian derby against Spain as they began their 2018 World Cup campaign in Sochi. The match wasn’t even five minutes old when Portugal were given …

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Four Big Questions Ahead Of Spain’s Showdown With Portugal

Spain's coach Fernando Hierro (L) and defender Sergio Ramos attend a press conference at the Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi on June 14, 2018, on the eve of the Russia 2018 World Cup Group B football match between Portugal and Spain. (Photo by Odd ANDERSEN / AFP) (Photo credit should read ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)

European heavyweights Spain and Portugal get their 2018 World Cup campaigns underway when they meet in Group B on Friday night. Preparation for both sides has been less than ideal, with Spain facing an abrupt change of manager this week, while Portugal’s star forward Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly accepted a suspended prison sentence just hours before the match and several …

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Cristiano Ronaldo Reportedly Accepts Suspended Prison Sentence & €18.8m Fine

Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly accepted a two-year suspended sentence as well as a hefty €18.8 million fine after being accused of defrauding authorities. Following the news that Cristiano Ronaldo had been accused of defrauding tax authorities of a sum in the region of €14.8 million, questions have loomed over his innocence just hours out from Portugal’s crucial World Cup opener against …

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World Cup 2018: All 32 Teams Previewed Group-By-Group

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The World Cup comes roaring into life on Thursday afternoon, as four years of hard work all boils down to a month-long tournament for the 32 teams involved. Defending champions Germany are among the favourites to retain their trophy, but look set to be pushed all the way by the likes of Brazil and France. Spain will also be there …

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