Ronaldo, Messi, Modric get Ballon d’Or nomination

Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo was among the first 10 nominees for the men’s Ballon d’Or trophy announced on Monday, awarded by France Football magazine to the best player in the world.   Ronaldo The Portuguese has won the award for the past two years and five times in total, a record he shares with Argentine Lionel Messi who is expected to be included on the 30 man shortlist named throughout the day.   Ronaldo’s nomination comes after the 33 year old last week denied rape allegations levelled against him by…

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Ronaldo to sue German newspaper over rape publication

enLawyers for the Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo said on Friday that they would sue a German magazine that published what they called “blatantly illegal” accusations by an American woman who says she was raped by Ronaldo in 2009. One of Ronaldo’s lawyers, Christian Schertz, said in a statement that the report in the magazine, Der Spiegel, was “an inadmissible reporting of suspicions in the area of privacy” and that he would seek legal redress for his client from the magazine. The statement was provided by Ronaldo’s agent, the firm…

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Ronaldo set to feast on Frosinone

Reigning FIFA Player of the Year, Cristiano Ronaldo, has been in the news after an eventful week. From opening his Serie A account with two goals which helped Juventus maintain their pole position in the top flight in Italy, to his dismissal against Valencia in what turned out to a disappointing return to Spain where he bagged four out of his five world best’s titles. His sending off at the Mestalla – his first red card in the Champions League of which he is the all-time highest goal scorer –…

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Joshua lauds Ronaldo, Messi

Boxer Anthony Joshua has spoken out on the talent of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. Joshua is a heavyweight world champion at the top of his game and will look to defend his WBO, WBA and IBF titles at Wembley against Alexander Povetkin on September 22. While the Brit is riding high in boxing, Ronaldo and Messi are the two best footballers on the planet. The pair have dominated the Ballon d’Or for the past decade, each winning five titles. Ronaldo has also lifted the Champions League for each of…

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FIFA’s Player of the Year award: Ronaldo, Modric, Salah vie for honours

…as Messi misses out of FIFA’s final cut   Cristiano Ronaldo, Luka Modric and Mohamed Salah are the finalists for Best FIFA Men’s Player award for 2018. Barcelona and Argentina forward Lionel Messi, a five-time Ballon d’Or winner, missed out on a place in the top three. There was also no place for any member of France’s World Cup winning squad. Lyon’s Champions League winning duo Ada Hegerberg of Norway and Germay’s Dzsenifer Marozsan are the finalists for Best FIFA Women’s Player, alongside Brazil forward Marta. Portugal winger Ronaldo, the…

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Ronaldo, Salah, Modric nominated for FIFA best player award

Cristiano Ronaldo will go head to head with former Real Madrid teammate Luka Modric and Egypt’s Mohamed Salah as he seeks a sixth FIFA men’s world player of the year award. But Lionel Messi — who has dominated the award along with Ronaldo over the past decade — has been omitted from the shortlist after featuring in the top three for 11 straight years. Ronaldo, who like Messi is a five-time winner of the award, lifted a fourth Champions League title in five years before joining Italian champions Juventus in…

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Will Ronaldo unleash fury after UEFA award snub?

As the Italian Serie A gets into its third round of matches this weekend, the question on the lips of many would be how long it will take Cristiano Ronaldo to get his first league goal in Italy? The Portuguese came to the league with high expectations having proved to be a scoring sensation at his last club, Real Madrid, with whom he won a record hattrick of UEFA Champions League. His goalscoring record cannot be overlooked and that is why Juventus are getting a bigger odds of not only…

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Ronaldo’s Juventus Debut To Be Streamed Live On Facebook

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Cristiano Ronaldo’s debut for Juventus is among a series of games from Serie A and Spain’s La Liga to be broadcast for free on Facebook in the UK and Ireland this season. UK rights holders Eleven Sports announced on Monday it had reached an agreement with the social media giant that will see at least one live match from both leagues broadcast every week on the network’s own Facebook page. The deal is just the latest step towards the online sector securing lucrative live football contracts after Amazon secured the…

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Ronaldo, Messi top 2018 FIFA Football Awards nominees

Newly signed Juventus striker, Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona’s striker, Lionel Messi, top the list of shortlisted candidates for the Best FIFA Men’s Player of the year award, which will be presented at a ceremony in London on September 24. The announcement comes fresh following a spectacular 2018 FIFA World Cup™, where football’s finest showcased their immense passion and unrivalled skill across Russia in the race to be crowned The Best. Apart from Ronaldo, who currently holds the title, England’s Harry Kane also features on the 10-man shortlist. Russia 2018 Most…

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Ronaldo targets Champions League glory at Juventus

Juventus’s record signing Cristiano Ronaldo has said his move from Real Madrid was a “well thought out decision” as the Portugal forward aims to help his new club win their first Champions League title in more than two decades. Ronaldo, who joined the Italian champions last week on a four-year contract for 100 million euros (88.53 million pounds), added that he did not want to stay in his comfort zone after winning three straight European Cups with Real. The 33-year-old left Los Blancos as their all-time top scorer with 451…

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