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Ronaldo Posts Message Of Support For Injured ‘Warrior’ Zlatan Ibrahimovic

PARIS, FRANCE - FEBRUARY 24: Ronaldo of Brazil kicks off the match and receives a PSG jersey from Zlatan Ibrahimovic before the French Ligue 1 match between Paris Saint Germain FC and Olympique de Marseille at the Parc des Princes stadium on February 24, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by John Berry/Getty Images)

Brazilian legend Ronaldo has offered words of support to injured Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The 35-year-old is set for a long spell on the sidelines as he recovers from ligament damage sustained in Man United’s Europa League clash with Anderlecht last week, putting his future at Old Trafford into serious doubt with just a couple of months remaining on his …

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Samuel Eto’o Weighs In On War Of Words Between Xavi And Ronaldo

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - JANUARY 11: Samuel Eto'o walks on stage during the FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala 2015 at the Kongresshaus on January 11, 2016 in Zurich, Switzerland. (Photo by Philipp Schmidli/Getty Images)

Former Barcelona striker Samuel Eto’o has weighed in on the war of words between Real Madrid superstar and four-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona legend Xavi. The two footballing giants have gone toe-to-toe over the last week after Xavi told Cadena SER (via Marca) that while “Ronaldo is a player of his time, the problem is that there is another who …

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Brazil Legend Ronaldo Names Star-Studded ‘All-Time’ XI

Football, 2002 FIFA World Cup Finals, Kobe, Japan, 17th June 2002, Brazil 2 v Belgium 0, Ronaldo celebrates after scoring Brazil's 2nd goal (Photo by Bob Thomas/Getty Images)

Having played for some of the biggest sides in the world, Brazilian legend Ronaldo would have played with (and against) some of the biggest superstars the game has ever seen. The 39-year-old played for the likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid, AC Milan and Inter across an 18-year career, as well as winning the World Cup twice with Brazil. When asked …

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The Race For The Ballon D’Or: Messi And Ronaldo No Longer Assured Of Elite Status

Picture the scene. January 2017. Zurich, Switzerland. A grand, austere hotel room. James Nesbitt is up on stage cajoling an enraptured audience. Stephanie Roche has scored another wonder goal and her legs are being ogled at by esteemed celebrities. Sepp Blatter is outside, banging on the door trying to get in. And Cristiano Ronaldo/Lionel Messi is stepping up on stage …

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Opinion: Regular Rule Changes Could Reinvigorate Football As We Know It

Most sports, having held a tournament as boring as the 2016 European Championships, would be having serious discussions and debate about rule changes. Football, however, isn’t most sports. Basketball was struggling for an audience in 1950s America due to ultra-defensive play. Sound familiar? The response was to introduce the 24 second shot clock, forcing teams to shoot the ball or …

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Watch: Ten Of The Most Memorable Moments From Euro 2016

PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 10: Dimitri Payet of France celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the UEFA Euro 2016 Group A match between France and Romania at Stade de France on June 10, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

It may not have been the most memorable of tournaments but Euro 2016 still provided us with some unbelievable moments. Here we look back at the stories that captured the imagination of the football world during June and July. _____ 10) Dimitri Payet’s late strike versus Romania The scoreboard reads 1-1 in the Stade de France, this is not how the …

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Tactics Over Talent: Ronaldo’s Greatest Victory

On Sunday night, a Portugal side often derided as a one-man show toppled a heavily fancied French team boasting several of the most talented attacking players in the world to lift the European Cup. Euro 2016 has copper fastened the theory that superior talent has become a distant second to organisation and mental resilience in the modern game. France could …

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Euro 2016: Our Team of the Tournament XI

Portugal may have pulled off an unexpected win in Paris on Sunday night but three of their players make our Euro 2016 Team of the Tournament XI. France, Italy, Wales and Germany are also represented, as well as an honourable mention for Iceland and their management team. Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris (France) It’s hard to look past the French skipper for …

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Portuguese Wonderkid Snubbed United For Bayern, According To Nani

KIEV, UKRAINE - OCTOBER 20: Jose Mourinho of Chelsea looks on prior to kick off during the UEFA Champions League Group G match between FC Dynamo Kyiv and Chelsea at the Olympic Stadium on October 20, 2015 in Kiev, Ukraine. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images) Manchester United

Manchester United may have completed the signing of Zlatan Ibrahimović and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, but Portuguese starlet Renato Sanches wasn’t as forthcoming when approached by the Premier League side. According to his international teammate Nani, Sanches snubbed United to join Bayern Munich this past May for an initial fee of £27.5 million. “Renato would have been a great signing for Man United. …

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Real Madrid: Fascinating Stats Point To Ronaldo’s Decline And Bale’s Upward Trajectory

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 25: James Rodriguez, Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale of Real Madrid run during a Real Madrid training session on the eve of their UEFA Champions League semi final first leg match against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on April 25, 2016 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dave Thompson/Getty Images)

Bernie Uche from Under The Cosh Blog takes a look at the contrasting performances of Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale over the last few seasons, predicting that Real Madrid are shifting to a more Bale-centric side. Three years ago Bale joined Real Madrid from Tottenham Hotspur for a world record £85.1 million. Real Madrid fans were upset because his signing came at …

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