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    By supporting LGBT couples deprived of adoption on Facebook, the doorman of the Magyar selection and Red Bull Leipzig, usually discreet, defies the regime of football fan Viktor Orbán. Portrait. Lenlightened football fans know Péter Gulácsi as the starting goalkeeper of the Hungarian national team and goalkeeper for Red Bull Leipzig in the Bundesliga. Tuesday, February 23, they discovered a militant facet of the Magyar rampart, author of a noticed Facebook post defending the rainbow families stigmatized for a long time by the Orbán government. In eleven years of Fidesz in power, this is the first time that a major athlete has openly taken a stand against the policies of the executive.
    Alvaro Morata has been diagnosed with a strange virus, called ‘Cytomegalovirus’, which causes a decrease in immune defenses that leads to tiredness, dizziness and stomachaches. The symptoms are similar to those of Covid-19 without being it, and the Juventus forward has lost prominence and focus on the Italian team. The important thing for him now is to recover and be able to be one hundred percent again to perform on the pitch again. Personally, he is not lacking in support. His wife is always by his side Alice Campello and her children. It was precisely the Italian influencer who gave more details about her health a few hours ago through her Instagram stories. “Ale (his son) was the first to be unwell, then he passed it on to Álvaro and we discovered that it was a virus. He is recovering and is eager to play. It is a virus that...
    AN unnamed 16-year-old Premier League footballer has been slapped with a nine-month ban for possession of a growth hormone. The starlet - who was 15 at the time at the offence last year - was found to be in possession of a pen-type dispenser containing somatropin. 1A teenager registered at a Premier League footballer has been banned for possession of a growth hormoneCredit: Reuters The substance - that is used to treat growth failure - is banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency and is prohibited at all times. A four-year ban was on the table for the teenager with the FA seeking a long punishment after the player was also charged with using somatropin. However in the ban that was issued last month, an independent regulatory commission failed to prove that claim. The player - whose name and club cannot be revealed due to his age - was subsequently handed...
    Casemiro saw Real Madrid-Levante repeated twice. Normally, he reviews the games once, but that defeat (1-2) at Di Stéfano had a peculiarity that added interest: he played almost 90 minutes as a center-back alongside Varane. So he double-checked his performance on the field. The referee expelled Militão in the 8th minute and Bettoni, in front that day due to Zidane’s coronavirus, ordered 20-year-old Victor Chust to prepare, the only center-back on the bench. However, Zizou, by phone from his home, ordered him to stop. “My reaction was to put in a center-back, but with a cool head we decided it was better to delay Casemiro, and double pivot with Kroos and Modric,” Bettoni explained later. He maintains his obsession to study the game: he twice reviewed the game he played as a central defender against Levante The Brazilian midfielder, who turned 29 this Tuesday, is Zidane’s man for everything....
    The image of Real Madrid before him Atalanta has been somewhat touched, at least hot, after not be able to pass until minute 85 to a team that saw a footballer get expelled in the 17th game. The action will bring tail. Freuler hunted Mendy, by far the best of the white team, when he was going to face the area of Gollini. The Frenchman went to the ground, despite the fact that the Swiss midfielder’s contact did not seem very strong, and the referee did not even think about it: He reached into his pocket and showed him the red card. The footballer could not believe it, much less the bench, who considered the referee’s decision very unfair Tobias Stieler. The referee understood that Mendy was the last player before the goalkeeper, despite the fact that another defender came through the center of the area, and that therefore it...
    EFE videos Casemiro turns 29 as a great Madridista benchmark Sports writing, Feb 23 (EFE) .- Brazilian midfielder Carlos Henrique Casemiro, recognized with the EFE 2020 Trophy as the most outstanding Ibero-American footballer in the Spanish League, turns 29 years old as a benchmark for Real Madrid, a key player as a midfielder and second highest scorer this season in which his history at the club continues to grow. On the eve of a key duel in the Champions League, on an early morning day to be congratulated by his family, trip to Real Madrid City, meeting with the president and congratulations from Florentino Pérez, plus flight to Bergamo and training at the scene of the duel against Atalanta, Casemiro had his birthday. Born on December 23, 1992 in Sao José dos Campos (Sao Paulo), the Brazilian midfielder is completing his seventh season at Real Madrid, a club he joined...
    A GUATEMALAN third-division footballer has left social media stunned after he faked being hit by an object after slapping HIMSELF with it. In an Oscar-worthy performance, Batanecos' Rosbin Ramos quickly picked up the object from the pitch, before casually tapping it across his face. 5Rosbin Ramos walked over to this object after it had been thrown by a fan onto the pitch 5The Batanecos player then picked up the missile with the referee having his back turned to him 5Ramos then hit himself across the face with the object as an opposition player looked on He theatrically dropped to the deck as he waved around the missile in the air to attract attention as he looked to dupe the referee into dishing out a punishment. One of Deportivo San Lorenzo's players nonchalantly strolled over to Ramos, picked up the object, and threw it back over the fence into the stand....
    MAURO Icardi’s WAG and agent Wanda Nara has appeared to confirm she cheated on her footballer ex Maxi Lopez with the Paris Saint-Germain star. The mum-of-five confessed to cheating on a partner of hers in the past in a live chat on Instagram at the start of the year. 1Mauro Icardi poses with WandaCredit: Refer to Caption View this post on Instagram A post shared by Wanda nara (@wanda_icardi) But the pretty Argentinian steered clear of revealing who the victim of her infidelity was or naming the person she was unfaithful with. The 34-year-old, who boasted last week she was the best in bed after showing off her body in just her knickers and bra, sparked more frenzied speculation former teammates Lopez and Icardi were the men concerned. Wanda appeared to let the cat out of the bag with a gaffe which was spotted by eagle-eyed fans. She marked the...
    RONALDINHO’S mum’s funeral has taken place without the Brazilian legend present. The former Barcelona and AC Milan star was too grief-stricken to attend the wake and Sunday's burial of Miguelina Eloi Assis dos Santos. 3Ronaldinho was heartbroken after the death of his mum MiguelinaCredit: Icon Sport - Getty His older brother Roberto and sister Deisi were present to pay their last respects to their 71-year-old mum, who died on Saturday following complications in her long battle against coronavirus. A spokesman for the Jardim da Paz Cemetery in Porto Alegre said the 40-year-old former footballer was too “upset” to accompany them. Ronaldinho, who revealed in December his beloved mum was fighting for her life after falling ill with coronavirus, has yet to comment on Miguelina’s death. But like other members of his family he changed his social media profile pictures to black in a clear sign of the emotional turmoil...
    (CNN)Yan Dhanda has been a leading light in helping Swansea City return to the Premier League, but he is also driven by the fact he's one of only a handful of British Asian footballers playing professionally in the United Kingdom.Dhanda, whose father was born in England to Indian parents, says he's excited by the idea of breaking barriers and being a role model.But being a role model isn't easy.Following Swansea's FA Cup defeat to Manchester City on February 10, Dhanda was subjected to racist abuse on Instagram. He later said Facebook, which owns Instagram, had added "more fuel for hate" by not banning the account from its platform, instead only restricting the user from sending private messaged "for a set period of time.""That's why receiving the abuse hurt me so much, because I'm so proud of where I come from, and so for individuals to try and abuse me because...
    Nottingham Forest footballer Lyle Taylor has said he will no longer be “taking a knee” for the Black Lives Matter movement before matches, branding it a “Marxist group” that pushes “racial unrest”. “I took the decision because I felt that enough was enough… not enough people have looked into the organisation that has brought this all to the fore,” said the sportsman in an interview on the LBC radio station. “I said before that I agree with the message that black lives do matter and something needs to be done about that to actually teach the message that the racial inequality and the societal injustice needs to stop,” explained. “But by the same token we are hanging our hat on a Marxist group who are… looking to defund the police, they’re looking to use societal unrest and racial unrest to push their own political agenda and that’s not what black...
    New York : The footballer of the moment could have many sponsors, but only few have passed his filter. Photo: Alberto Estévez / EFE The young french Kylian Mbappé continues to trade higher and since that showed its great potential after the 2018 World Cup has showered sponsorship offers, but only few have been the lucky ones who have managed to make a contract with him, because it is very selective about the brands that are linked to its image. According to his lawyer, Delphine Verheyden, Kylian Mbappé has chosen a middle line between those athletes who only associate with one brand for their entire lives and those who multiply sponsorships throughout their career. And it is not for lack of offers. After France’s victory in the 2018 World Cup, some 200 sponsorship proposals arrived at their offices, but all ran into a demanding selection...
    DAVID Beckham has posted a sweet snap alongside his nine-year-old daughter Harper as they enjoy some quality time together. The 45-year-old snuggled up to his youngest child telling his followers there is "nothing better than cuddle time" as he relaxed at home. 3David and Harper cuddled up as they enjoyed time together at homeCredit: INSTAGRAM/DAVID BECKHAM Former England footballer David looked comfortable as Harper gently rested on his chest in the sweet embrace. The Inter Miami club co-owner wrapped his arms around her while keeping it casual in a white vest top and beanie, flashing his watch. David's tattoo sleeves were clearly on show, while the inked tribute to his daughter on his chest was hidden under his chin. It comes just days after the footballer posted a sweet photo of himself and wife Victoria, 46, in an embrace on Valentine's Day. 3The former...
    AC MILAN star Ante Rebic has not forgotten his roots after a hugely generous move. Croatian ace Rebic has donated £8,000 to help autistic children in Slavonski Brod. 2Ante Rebic is a hero back in Croatia after his generosity off the pitchCredit: Rex Features View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ante Rebić (@anterebic) Rebic is no stranger to making generous offers after previously helping out back in Croatia. The 27-year-old winger is from Donji Vinjani and in 2018 paid off the debts of 500 villagers. Rebic did not want media attention for this but the footballer has again made another hugely popular donation back in his homeland. The Croatia star has given £8,000 for the building of a new facility for the rehabilitation and upbringing of children in Slavonski Brod. The Golden Sequin Centre works with around 220 children with disabilities and autism. ...
    New York : Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang published a few days ago in his Instagram stories some images in which he suggests that got a new tattoo, which might seem normal, but now he will be questioned about it by his club and it could have consequences. Arsenal will ask their player for explanations about the publication, since they need to know if the video is recent, since the footballer does not wear a mask. In case it is recent, The forward would have broken the health protocol against COVID-19, since in the United Kingdom, according to the current regulations, tattoo parlors must remain closed. For this reason, The English club agreed that it will discuss the matter personally and in private with the Gabonese footballer. Aubameyang, targeted for a tattoo ????https: //t.co/81XmKvB4p9 – Diario Olé (@DiarioOle) February 16, 2021 It should be remembered that this would not be the first...
    A fake footballer has told the story of how he convinced a Champions League club to offer him a £15,000 per week contract. Frenchman Gregoire Akcelrod sent out a fake CV and created a website filled with made-up match reports in a bid to fall some of Europe's biggest clubs. 2Akcelrod played for PSG's fifth tier amateur side but pretended he was a professional player for their senior team Akcelrod also utilised the fact that he played for Paris Saint-Germain's amateur side - a level of football he describes as the 'worst in France' - to fool other teams. And after receiving trial offers from Norwich, Bournemouth, and Swindon, he eventually attracted the attention of Champions League side CSKA Sofia. With the Bulgarian club believing he was a PSG reserve team player, a deal looked set to go through before it was scuppered in the final stages when some discrepancies...
    In the wake of being fined for living it up maskless in a London house party, the indignant and unrepentant estranged wife of Manchester United soccer star Riyad Mahrez has launched an OnlyFans account to capitalize on her moment of infamy by hawking racy pictures of herself. This from a woman detractors have slammed as just another “Covidioit,” but who insists that she was only fined for “being too hot.” A Kim Kardashian doppelganger, the mother of Riyad Mahrez’s two children, and now an OnlyFans model, the 28-year-old Rita Johal was caught violating COVID lockdown rules and summarily fined along with at least 10 other people in a London apartment on Friday night, the Daily Mail reports. Cell phone video caught the dramatic scene as London cops busted the maskless partiers, including Riyad Mahrez’s ex-wife–turned OnlyFans model, who was slapped with a $280 fine. [A]s the officers continue to...
    The Barcelona receive in the Camp Nou to the PSG in the match corresponding to the first leg of the round of 16 of the Champions League. Ronald Koeman It does not propose big changes in the face of this very important clash and the eleven type with which the Barça club has been playing in recent weeks is expected. In goal, as usual, there are no doubts. Ter Stegen He is responsible for defending the culé goal against the danger of Kylian Mbappé and company. In front of the German goalkeeper there will be a line of four defenders in which Jordi Alba will be on the left side, while on the right it may appear Mingueza or Sergiño Dest. In the axis of the rear, next to Clement Lenglet, Umtiti or Mingueza, in the event that the former Ajax acts as a right-handed side. In the core there...
    A FASHION firm run by millionaire footballer Jesse Lingard is among star-backed enterprises to claim taxpayers’ cash for furloughed staff. JLingz sells £100 backpacks and £30 tops but has losses of around £250,000. 6Fashion firm JLingz run by millionaire footballer Jesse Lingard has been claiming taxpayers’ cash for furloughed staff 6Footie ace Lingard has an estimated £20million fortune and a £2.8million home in CheshireCredit: Rex Features It employs three people — including the England midfielder, who earns more than £100,000 a week from his football. Lingard, 28, has an estimated £20million fortune and a £2.8million home in Cheshire. A source said: “It is focused online and doesn’t really have shop staff so it’s hard to see why they’ve claimed. “The furlough scheme was meant to help small businesses, not those launched by multi-millionaires.” A source close to the player, who is on loan at West Ham from Manchester United, said...
    New York : The aluminum goals were valued at $ 7,271. Photo: GLYN KIRK / . This week a unusual arrangement between two teams from the Croatian second division: the transfer of a player in exchange for three aluminum goals. As reported by Telesport, the 21-year-old midfielder René Saric had asked leave the Cibalia club for free to be part of the Rudes de ZagrebIt was just that his contract had not yet expired, so leaving him that way was not an option for the owners of his letter. “That couldn’t happen like that. After tough negotiations, we finally found a mutually acceptable solution“, Explained to the media the sports director of Cibalia, Kresimir Tomic. And since Rudes didn’t want to pay cash no rescission clause, offered to pay for the transfer with 3 aluminum goals valued at 6,000 euros, equivalent to $ 7,271 dollars....
    Editorial: Gaming / Facebook / Twitter / YouTube / Instagram / News / Discord / Forums His best years as a footballer may be behind him, however, Javier “Chicharito” Hernández, a Mexican footballer, is increasingly pointing towards his streamer facet and it seems that this time he is serious as he published a vacancy in this regard. CH14, from footballer to streamer Although the famous Chicharito remains active as a footballer for the LA Galaxy of the MLS in the United States, he is no stranger to trends and recognizes the commercial potential of streaming platforms and video games. Hence, last year he started a project as a Twitch streamer with his own channel, which has shown increasing participation. https://t.co/6JCxscbPu4 pic.twitter.com/i37oHcYAN9 – Chicharito Hernandez (@ CH14_) September 3, 2020 Well, within the framework of this possibility and its great potential, Chcicharito published a vacancy in search of a video editor,...
    Getty Barcelona scout German Vaya Ballabriga, known as ‘Mani’, has confirmed the club’s interest in Sevilla star Bryan Gil who he has described as “Spain’s best footballer.” Mani spoke to Cadena SER’s ‘Què T’hi Jugues’ program about the 19-year-old and says discussions have already taken place with Barcelona sporting director Ramon Planes about the possibility of landing Gil, as reported by Marca. Right now he is Spain’s best footballer and I compare him with Neymar. He can do certain things and has great versatility, as he can play at full-back in the middle or on the left wing. It’s impressive. I have spoken with Roman Planes about him and he has Bryan Gil in mind. If he is signed now then his release clause is 35m euros, but if he signs a new deal with Sevilla then he’ll have a release clause worth 150m euros. Gil is currently...
    New York : The International Federation of Soccer History and Statistics (IFFHS) released the Top 3 of the best players of the decade in Concacaf, decreeing the Costa Rican Keylor Navas As the outright winner of this recognition. The goalkeeper beat the Mexican in this area Javier “Chicharito” Hernández, who occupies the second place, and Clint Dempsey, who is located in the third position. Keylor Navas he continues to play at a high level for Paris Saint-Germain, after a successful stint at Real Madrid and Levante. In the past decade it has won three Champions League, three European Super Cups, four Club World Cups, one Spanish League and one Spanish Super Cup, as well as four titles in France. IFFHS have released their top 3 CONCACAF players for the 2010’s: 1. Keylor Navas2. Chicharito3. Clint Dempsey#USMNT #ElTriEng pic.twitter.com/karRnjb0XB – Owen Diana (@forkicksblog) February 5, 2021 For his part,...
    (CNN)Iran is mourning the death of two former national team football players who died from Covid-19 within a week of each other in Tehran.Mehrdad Minavand, 45, and Ali Ansarian, 43, played professionally in Iran's Pro League for Persepolis Football Club and were cherished by fans across the country. The former teammates are believed to have contracted the coronavirus when they co-hosted an online television special on the derby match between Persepolis FC and Esteghlal FC, according to Iran's state news agency, IRNA."As you may have heard in the news in recent days, Mehrdad Minavand has fallen ill with coronavirus," a spokesperson explained in a video posted to the former footballer's official Instagram page on January 21."He is in critical condition and his doctor tells us that its [sic] because he came to the hospital too late," the spokesperson said.Read MoreHealth officials at Laleh Hospital in Tehran announced the footballer's death...
    THE life of an A-list footballer is one that's filled with luxury. The likes of David Beckham, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have earned fortunes from the game - splashing the cash on some stunning homes. 24 David Beckham has a plush pad with wife Victoria Beckham in central LondonCredit: Getty Images - Getty But which footballer has the most expensive house and how much is it worth? Join SunSport for the definitive countdown as we give you the most expensive footballers' homes. 7. John Terry, £5m In 2014, JT  sold his pad in Surrey to Omani royals for an incredible £16m - making a tidy £10million profit. But what John bought next was equally as impressive, and literally next door to where he previously resided. He splashed £4.35m on Colin Montgomerie's former home after initially renting it. The property has seven bedrooms, six bathrooms, four receptions rooms and a...
    BRAZILIAN winger Emerson Carioca made a right willy of himself by stripping naked and waving his genitals at the opposition as he celebrated a vital goal in December. And the 25-year-old has been handed an eight-game ban after his actions sparked a 22-man on-field brawl. Emerson Carioca has been banned for eight games after stripping naked to celebrate a goal 3He waved his genitals at the opposition which sparked a mass brawl Carioca was playing for Sampaio Correa - who he recently left - when he scored a dramatic 95th minute winner against Marica to send his side into the Rio de Janeiro state league second division play-off final. But he left fans focussing on the wrong type of balls when he stripped totally naked and waved his meat and two veg at the despondent Marica players. He first removed his shirt before dropping his shorts and pants to taunt...
    DIEGO MARADONA can be heard slurring his words and admitting 'I’m bruised' in a saddening last video of the Argentina icon taken days before he died. The former Napoli and Barcelona star, his head still bandaged after his brain operation, appeared to struggle to find his words at times as he sent a message to his doctor from the rented home where he died. 4Argentine TV footage revealed one of Diego Maradona's final moments In the clip, he said: "I’m bruised but okay. "You know I don’t like intimacies but when I’m with good people I come out of my shell." Showing he still had a sense of humour despite his obvious discomfort, he signed off by joking his message was meant for a retired Argentinian footballer whose name is almost identical to that of his controversial medic, Leopoldo Luque. Speaking as he tucked into a bowl of soup alongside...
    ABBEY Clancy nibbled her husband Peter Crouch's lip in a sexy photo to celebrate his birthday. The model captioned the steamy snap: "Happy 40th birthday baby I love you." 4Abbey Clancy bit her husband Peter Crouch's lipCredit: Instagram She shared a black and white snap of the couple in the middle of an intimate embrace. The couple's celebrity friends all rushed to send their birthday wishes to the footballer. Holly Willoughby wrote: "Happy 40th Pete." Rochelle Humes said: "Love this. Happpyyyyyy Birthday Pete." 4Abbey married Peter in 2011Credit: PA:Press Association Abbey met footballer Peter at a friend’s party in 2006 and the pair started dating. Since marrying in 2011, they now have four children– Sophia Ruby, Liberty Rose, Johnny, and Jack. The Sun revealed last week Abbey, 35, and Peter, 39, are sinking millions into high-end properties. 4They have four children togetherCredit: instagram.com/abbeyclancyofficial They own flats in a former printworks in London’s...
    HOLLYOAKS' Jennifer Metcalfe has been pictured with boyfriend Chris Eagles for the first time - a month after it was revealed they were secretly dating. Footballer Chris was behind the wheel of his sleek black Audi as Jennifer rode in the passenger seat. 5Jennifer Metcalfe and Chris Eagles have been pictured together for the first timeCredit: Splash News Their outing comes weeks after Jennifer returned from a winter getaway in Dubai where she hung out with pal Chelsee Healey. Former Man Utd ace Chris was previously with Danielle Mitchinson, 30, for eight years and they have two children together. But she walked out of their £3million Cheshire mansion in October — and Chris, 35, was spotted spending evenings with the soap star after they started seeing each other a month later. 5Chris Eagles split from fiancee Danielle Mitchinson during lockdown 5The ex-Manchester United winger has been secretly dating Hollyoaks star...
    A YOUNG Mexican footballer has had his leg amputated after being electrocuted. Rodrigo Alain Cuevas was a forward for Ciervos Chalco FC in the Liga Premier, the third tier of football in Mexico. 3Rodrigo Alain Cuevas was electrocuted and lost his legCredit: @alain.cuevas.7/Newsflash 3Cuevas was a forward for Ciervos Chalco FC in the Liga PremierCredit: @alain.cuevas.7/Newsflash The 23-year-old wrote on Facebook: "I suffered an electric shock, it entered my head and came out through my left foot. "I want to thank all the people who are supporting me financially… I always thought that I was alone in this world apart from my family… I am eternally grateful." Rodrigo went on to say that none of the hospitals would take him in at first because they were 'full of Covid-19 patients,' but his mum managed to get him to a hospital eventually. He said: "They told us they had to amputate...
    A PAEDO ex-Arsenal footballer who had sex with a 14-year-old girl and shared indecent images of a child on Snapchat has today been caged. Tyrell Robinson, 23, admitted making an indecent image of a child and distributing an indecent image of a youngster. 3Former footballer Tyrell Robinson has been sacked from delivering Amazon parcels after being exposed as a convicted paedophileCredit: Getty Images - Getty 3Robinson admitted sex with a girl, 14, and sharing indecent images of a childCredit: PA:Press Association The winger, who started his career with Arsenal, also pleaded guilty to engaging in sexual activity with a child, in June last year. The count relates to Robinson having sex with a 14-year-old girl in Bradford in 2018. He has now been jailed for three-and-a-half years at Bradford Crown Court today. His co-defendant, Korie Berman, was also sentenced after he admitted five charges of engaging in penetrative sexual activity...
    A MURDERER mowed down a promising young footballer and left his two pals with life-changing injuries in a horror crash on Brighton Pier.  Suel Miguel Monteiro Delgado, 20, died in hospital after being hit by the borrowed BMW on December 1, 2019. 3Suel Miguel Monteiro Delgado, 20, died following a horror crash on Brighton PierCredit: Sussex Police 3Iftekhar Khondaker, 34, and Irfan Khondaker, 27, drove off at speed after the crash leaving Suel and his friends 'strewn across the road', their trial heardCredit: Eddie Mitchell Iftekhar Khondaker, 34, was today found guilty of murder and two counts of attempted murder at Hove Crown Court. His brother Irfan Khondaker, 27, was found guilty of assisting an offender. The pair, from Mitcham, south London, were in the car in the early hours of December 1, 2019 when it sent the three men flying into the air, their trial heard. The...
    ARGENTINE footballer Brian Medina was rushed to hospital after a revolting tackle left him with a gaping hole in his leg. The defender, 27, was playing in the Primera C quarter-final against Real Pilar on Saturday. 2Brian Medina was rushed to hospital to have his leg stitched up after a horror tackle left him with his insides pouring out of a gaping holeCredit: Twitter GRAPHIC WARNING: Scroll down to the see the full extent of the horror injury. With the score poised at 0-0, Medina was on the end of a two-footed, studs-up lunge from Lucas Rios. Medina carried on playing before collapsing to the turf only after realising his sock was soaked with blood. The Ituzaingo centre-back immediately confronted the referee, who was 'two metres away' from the horror incident. Yet the match official failed to show Rios a card of any colour and waved play. Medina was raced...
    Who would have thought it a few months ago Ousmane Dembélé has begun to bring out with Barcelona part of what was paid for him more than three years ago, when he exploded in the Borussia Dortmund and the club decided to pay a millionaire for him to stop the competitors. The bet of the club was strong. At first, they paid off at once 105 millions of euros that included a good number of variables with a boy who had recently turned 20. To date, that transfer has already cost 130 million and, if it meets some other variable, that peak may increase … It is now, in one of the worst sporting moments of the Barcelona in recent times, when Dembélé It is showing that potential that was hidden between injuries and improper conduct of professionalism (lateness, food …). It is true that certain physical problems have prevented...
    MANCHESTER UNITED title winner Alex Buttner has swapped the MLS for the Med - by joining Cyprus club Apollon Limassol. The Dutch defender helped the Red Devils to their most recent Premier League crown in 2013. 1Ex-Man Utd ace Alexander Buttner has joined Apollon LimassolCredit: Getty He made 28 appearances in two years, scoring twice, before leaving for Dynamo Moscow in 2014. Buttner, 31, has since played for Anderlecht, Vitesse Arnhem and New England Revolution. But the Major League Soccer outfit released the left-back on Wednesday. He has now agreed a 16-month deal with Cypriot league leaders Apollon. The Limassol club said: "Apollon Football Company Ltd announces the agreement in principle with Dutch footballer Alexander Buttner until May 2022. "The agreement will be ratified with the descent of the footballer in Cyprus after having successfully completed the necessary medical examinations." FREE BETS: GET OVER £2,000 IN SIGN UP OFFERS HERE...
    BEFORE Conor McGregor was a UFC champ, the Irishman was a wannabe footballer plying his trade in the amateur leagues. 'Notorious', who fights Dustin Poirier at UFC 257 on Saturday, regularly played Sunday League football for Slieveamon United and Yellowstone Celtic in the United Churches League and Leinster Football League respectively. 5Conor McGregor (back row, fourth from the left) used to play Sunday League football before UFC fameCredit: . And McGregor, 32, certainly talked a good game claiming he was a "goal machine" on Twitter in 2013. His former coach also backed up his belief that he was a beast in front of goal. “He played for me with a club called Slievenamon United when we played in the UCFL. "He was a striker and was our top scorer every year," his ex-coach Robbie Beakhurst told the Junior Soccer Portal. "I took over Yellowstone Celtic and took him with me...
    CRISTIANO RONALDO is the ninth most decorated footballer in history behind the likes of Lionel Messi and Dani Alves. The Portuguese ace landed the 33rd trophy of his career as Juventus beat Napoli to win the Italian Super Cup on Wednesday. 2Cristiano Ronaldo is three trophies behind rival Lionel Messi Ronaldo, 35, bagged his 760th career goal when he opened the scoring in the second half. The former Manchester United star cradled the trophy in his arms after the match ended 2-0. But he has a long way to go until he is dubbed the most decorated footballer in history. Barcelona icon Dani Alves holds that title after winning 42 trophies during his career. Andres Iniesta and former Brazilian defender Maxwell are level in second with 37. Messi, who has spent his entire career at Barcelona, is three clear of Ronaldo. Ryan Giggs, Kenny Dalglish, Gerard Pique,...
    A year ago, hundreds of followers, thousands perhaps, would have invaded the airport to receive Mesüt Özil. But the circumstances are what they are, and the euphoria that the signing of the German midfielder of Turkish origin by Fenerbahçe has aroused is expressed virtually for the moment. According to Flightradar24, more than a million fans followed the route of the plane that took him from London to Istanbul online, and social networks in Turkey have been filled with blue and yellow hearts, the colors of his new team. In addition, since the rumors of the possible transfer were made public until the Arsenal midfielder arrived in Turkey, Fenerbahçe’s shares on the stock market have appreciated by almost 50%. The private jet of Ali Koç (who chairs the club and belongs to one of the most influential business families in Turkey) landed Sunday night to Monday at Istanbul’s Atatürk airport,...
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    In addition to being a footballer, Gerard Piqué He is a businessman who in recent times has been having remarkable success. His new Davis Cup proves it and now the Barcelona center-back, who continues to recover from his knee injury, is interested in acquiring the audiovisual rights of the Italian league abroad. Little joke. As reported by Palco23, Gerard Piqué, through your company Kosmos Global Holding, would have shown interest in taking over the rights to Series A that are now on ‘offer’. The Italian league began in recent weeks a process of sale of audiovisual rights for the seasons 2021-2022, 2022-2023 and 2023-2024, both nationally and abroad. A total of three football courses that could represent a large economic amount for the company in charge of exploiting them. And that’s where a Gerard Piqué that will have great competitors to exploit football in Italy. One of them would be...
    He Barcelona has practically everything arranged with Eric Garcia so that he becomes part of the culé family again. The Management Board, with Ramon Plans At the controls of the technical secretariat, he is currently working to leave a lot of work done for the future president of Barça, be it Joan Laporta, Víctor Font or Toni Freixa. It will be the task of one of these to ratify or not the operation with the footballer from Martorell, whom they must validate once they take control of the operation. According to Sport, since the beginning of this month of January there is a total contractual agreement with Eric. The tuning with the player for his return to Barcelona has been a trigger for the negotiations to walk on a beneficial path for the Catalans. His signing was already attempted last September but the Manchester City did not accept any of...
    New York : Faced with the accusations that arose against Diego dreyfus during the last months of 2020 on the rumors of being the culprit for the rupture of Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez and Sarah Kohan, the footballer’s life coach has already shown his position in this regard on his Instagram account. It was through a direct that he made on his network when one of the Internet users sent him a message stating: “Because of you the ‘Chicharito’ is separated”, which triggered more users to continue with the attacks that Dreyfus ended up answering . “(…) Net? (…) I don’t even know. Just imagine! (…) ”, He answered during the live show, to end the speculation. Although when opening the debate, opinions were very divided, since some supported him and others criticized the attitude in their answers, causing Diego to conclude the issue. Every day what is said...
    ON THE streets of Birmingham, a giant of the game walks among us. At 6ft 9in, Solihull Moors striker Kyle Hudlin is the tallest outfield pro player in Britain. 2 Kyle Hudlin on signing for Solihull Moors, with agent DJ Campbell (left) and agency rep Tom Brady (right) 2 And although the 20-year-old may have finally stopped growing, there’s no limit to how high his dreams are. He said: “I am enjoying life at Solihull right now, but that doesn’t mean I don’t have aspirations in England and in the Champions League. “I don’t want to run before I can walk and I understand how high the jump is to that level, but I want to make that jump. “If all goes well I will be playing in the EFL soon, possibly even with Solihull next season.” After banging in 25 goals in 22 games for Sunday league side Boldmere...
    DECLAN THOMPSON has never forgotten how other kids cruelly laughed at him for being in a wheelchair. That memory and sheer bloody-mindedness drove him to become a professional footballer. 4Declan Thompson made his debut for Sheffield Wednesday at Exeter Credit: GETTY 4Young Declan shortly before he was diagnosed with Perthes diseaseCredit: LEE THOMPSON Omg can’t believe how proud I am @Decthompson09 I love you son can’t stop crying ❤️❤️❤️❤️⚽️ pic.twitter.com/nc2Se19HV8— Lee Thompson (@LeeThom25796166) January 9, 2021 And on Saturday he climbed off the bench to make a fairytale debut for his beloved Sheffield Wednesday in their FA Cup win at Exeter. Thompson, 18, spent a year-and-a-half in a wheelchair from the age of five after being diagnosed with Perthes disease – a rare childhood condition that affects the hips. And his parents Lee and Gemma were told he may never walk again, let alone play football. But, after undergoing a...
    New York : James Rodriguez. Photo: NICK POTTS / . / . Recently the model Shannon from Lima He turned 32 and received a lot of love from his loved ones, including the footballer James Rodriguez, with whom he maintains a relationship of just over two years and who celebrated his birthday. From very early on, the model began to publish photos on Instagram stories that her close friends and followers shared in celebration of her life with congratulatory messages, and she boasted the romantic present she received from James who entertained her for this important date. Although he did not mention the footballer in his stories, the beautiful gift that made up arrangements of flowers, balloons and a teddy bear, highlighted the bouquet of roses accompanied by a message that said: “I love you. Happy birthday, ”with which it is stated that he was...
    New York : Outside the sports context, the renowned Brazilian footballer Neymar Jr He is giving something to talk about, because he is starring in a new controversy after he posted on Instagram some images in which he appears doing acts that could doubt his tastes towards women. Neymar is clear about what has been said about him and the type of coexistence he has with his friends, so much so that in the ‘controversial’ post, and regardless of the ‘what will they say’, he titled: “Brother, without much blah blah blah… the photos speak for themselves, I love you ”. The person with whom Neymar is dating in the photographs is also the footballer Gabriel Medina who has maintained a very close relationship since childhood, but according to Javier Ceriani Both have relationships with models strategically to cover their true sexuality, as he assured in his digital entertainment...
    New York : Christopher Maboulou, a footballer who came to play in the French first division with the Sporting Club de Bastia and that last year he wore the shirt of a regional team, died with only 30 years because of a heart attack when he was playing a game with some friends. Bastia announced on his Twitter account “Tragic death” of Maboulou and presented “Your sincere condolences” to his family, friends and relatives ”. ⚫️ Le Sporting Club de Bastia vient d’apprendre avec tristesse le décès tragique de son ancien joueur Christopher Maboulou… À sa famille, ses amis et ses proches, l’ensemble du club present ses plus sincères condolences. Ch’ellu riposi in pace ???? pic.twitter.com/BetCHg2IYg – SC Bastia (@SCBastia) January 10, 2021 His death occurred in the city of Montfermeil, on the outskirts of Paris, where he was born. He midfield player disputed 29 games in the...
    THE WORLD’S oldest professional footballer has signed a new contract with Yokohoma FC. Kazuyoshi Miura, dubbed ‘King Kazu’ in Japan, celebrates his 54th birthday on February 26 - a day before the new J-League campaign gets underway. 3The world’s oldest footballer Kazuyoshi Miura has signed a new contract to take him past his 54th birthdayCredit: Getty And he will mark that milestone by preparing for his 36th season as a player after penning a 12-month extension. Miura said: “Last season, I was feeling the joy of playing football at a time when the world was facing a tough situation because of the new coronavirus.” This will be his 17th year at the club having signed for them in 2005. The ex-Japan striker last scored against Thespakusatsu Gunma in 2017 in the second tier. That strike made him the oldest player to score in a Japanese professional league game at...
    LIONEL MESSI is now the world's 97th most valuable footballer. Incredibly, Cristiano Ronaldo finds himself 131th with two of the greatest players of all time both trailing Daniel James. 6 6Daniel James is worth more than both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, according to the latest CIES Football Observatory studyCredit: Getty Images - Getty That is according to the latest CIES Football Observatory, whose algorithm uses such factors as performance, age and contract length, as well as club and country represented to determine an individual's worth. Their findings placed Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford top of the pile at a whopping £150million, edging out Erling Haaland and Trent Alexander-Arnold. Bruno Fernandes, Kylian Mbappe and Jadon Sancho are also worth in excess of £130m. But it is the positioning of Messi and Ronaldo that raised plenty of eyebrows. Despite his undoubted talent, Messi is way down at 97th on the list....
    A 25-year-old female footballer has joined the battle to be recognised as one of Diego Maradona's growing brood of children. Argentinian Eugenia Laprovittola is said to have launched a paternity suit to try to prove the former Naples and Barcelona star is her father. Reports in Argentina say she was adopted as a child and was only told who her 'real dad' was during a reunion with her birth mum a couple of months ago. Famous Argentinian journalist Luis Ventura, who has spoken to Eugenia, insists Maradona was made aware of her intention before he died from heart failure aged 60 on November 25. Argentinian Eugenia Laprovittola, pictured above, is said to have launched a paternity suit to try to prove the former Naples and Barcelona star is her father Reports in Argentina say she was adopted as a child and was only told who her 'real dad'...
    AN ex-footballer delivering packages for Amazon has been exposed as a convicted paedophile. Tyrell Robinson, 22, an ex-Bradford City footballer, was sacked after The Sun alerted bosses. 3Former footballer Tyrell Robinson has been sacked from delivering Amazon parcels after being exposed as a convicted paedophileCredit: Getty Images - Getty 3Robinson admitted sex with a girl, 14, and sharing indecent images of a childCredit: PA:Press Association Robinson, who started his career at Arsenal, admitted sex with a girl, 14, and sharing indecent images of a child in June. He has yet to be sentenced but faces jail. The ex-footie ace, of South Ockendon, Essex, was fired by Bradford FC after his arrest. He worked for Bryanston, a firm which delivers for Amazon. An inquiry has been launched into how background checks failed. A source said: “As a driver there’s a chance you will come into contact with children. "I think...
    A FORMER Bundesliga star is facing a stiff punishment... after flashing his manhood during a game. Ex-Borussia Monchengladbach and Augsburg striker Raul Bobadilla caused controversy while playing for Guarani in his homeland. 5A former Bundesliga star has accidentally exposed his penis during a goal celebration 5Raul Bobadilla caused controversy while playing for Guarani in Paraguay 5The striker is now facing stiff punishment for his antics The 33-year-old Paraguay international hit a dramatic late goal to give the Asuncion side a 3-2 aggregate cup win over Libertad last Wednesday. But the climax of his match-winner strike proved too much for the hotshot as he celebrated wildly by ripping off his shirt and GPS vest before lowering his shorts. The referee took no action at the time - but social media images later showed the Paraguay international had exposed part of his penis. He tried to laugh it off afterwards, saying: “I...
    CRISTIANO Ronaldo’s partner Georgina Rodridguez plays the trophy girlfriend after his Footballer of the Century win. The Spanish model, 26, dressed to frill in racy white underwear from Italian lingerie brand Yamamay. 5Georgina Rodriguez gleamed in racy white underwear from Italian lingerie brand YamamayCredit: YAMAMAY Georgina donned a Jessica Rabbit-style gown to show her support for the Portugese athlete, 35. He bagged the ultimate prize in football at the Dubai Globe Soccer Awards on Sunday. The couple have been dating since 2016 after Ronaldo visited the Gucci store where she worked. Fitness fanatic Georgina gave birth to their daughter Alana Martina - Ronaldo’s fourth child after son Cristiano Jr, 10, and surrogate-born twins Eva and Mateo, three - in November 2017. 5The model wore a Jessica Rabbit-style gown in Dubai Most read in CelebrityEVERYTHING BLUEEmma Roberts 'gives birth to baby boy named Rhodes' with Garrett HedlundSTAY TRUE?Khloe gifted with a...
    CRISTIANO RONALDO has insisted he will not 'pressure' eldest son Cristiano Jr into a footballing career. The youngster is part of Juventus' academy and has impressed in a number of youth tournaments. 3Cristiano Jr's penchant for a cheeky snack has left dad Ronaldo 'irritated'Credit: Instagram @Cristiano A career in the game is not expected of the youngster - despite his upbringing But, according to his dad, the 10-year-old is partial to a bottle of coke and packet of crisps. Speaking after being named Player of the Century at Dubai's Globe Soccer Awards, he confessed his 'irritation' at some of his son's habits. A Bola, via Football Italia, quote Ronaldo as saying: "We’ll see if my son will become a great footballer. "Sometimes he drinks coke and eats crisps and it irritates me,...
    Point Aquino Has great potential to join staff United States, One of the most important clubs in Mexico, after the 2021 La Liga MX Glasura competition. However, negotiations between the national midfielder’s rights owner, Quilas, and Lyon are still ongoing for serious economic reasons. This Saturday, the Mexican edition of the international channel ESPN provided details of the conversation between the leaders of Copa and the “Fierra” group. The two sides hope to reach a consensus and, finally, confirm the transfer of the footballer from the Peruvian team. “The American leaders and the leaders of the Lyon Club have not reached an agreement on Aquino’s pass in Puntarenas. “There is already an agreement between the footballer and the United States, but the board of directors of ‘Fierra’ hopes to get the financial amount from the 25-year-old again. . The Peruvian, who left Sporting Crystal, is set to make his fourth...
    Everything Miley Cyrus Has Revealed About Her Relationship With Liam Hemsworth Since Their Shocking Split Trump and Stimulus, Apple and Tesla, Pfizer - 5 Things You Must Know Wednesday A pro footballer says he came within days of losing a leg when a freak accident left an opponents teeth embedded in his knee © Getty/Joe Giddens Jabo Ibehre. Getty/Joe Giddens Former Cambridge striker Jabo Ibehre has revealed he was just days away from losing his leg after an opponent's teeth became lodged in his knee and it became infected.  The 37-year-old, who was forced to retire earlier this month, suffered the freak injury during a collision with an opponent during a game last October.  "The amount of goo and pus that came out, and then for the doctor to say 'there's some teeth in your knee'. I was like 'you're kidding me, right?'" he told the BBC. "I...
    THIS Christmas, footballers have been happily showing off their trees. Many stars and their Wags have taken to social media to reveal their glorious decorated efforts - baubles and all - as they and their families gear up to Christmas Day. 15Footballers and their Wags are happily showing off their Christmas trees on social mediaCredit: Instagram But can you guess which tree belongs to which football star? Join SunSport in our fun Christmas quiz - we'll tease you in with some clues, before the big reveal with all the answers at the bottom of the page. Good luck! 1. A TRUE BLUE He may now be retired, but that doesn't mean he's skimping on Christmas. For this true blue is still in the game, albeit at coaching level - and his side have been making Villans of themselves among the Premier League elite - securing some shock wins. Will he...
    A doctor who treated Diego Maradona for three decades has insisted that his death was a 'form of suicide' and that the footballing legend was 'tired of living'.  Dr Alfredo Cahe, who treated Maradona between 1977 and 2007, believes the Argentine sportsman may have stopped eating or taking his medication after entering a state of depression following brain surgery shortly before his death. 'This just does not seem like a simple heart attack to me,' he told an Argentine radio station on Sunday. Diego Maradona's doctor of 30 years has claimed the sporting legend's death was 'a form of suicide' brought on by a deep depression that began following brain surgery (file image) Dr Alfredo Cahe believes Maradona may have stopped eating or taking his medication following his discharge from hospital after surgery, sparking the cardiac arrest that killed him Dr Cahe also claimed that Maradona had attempted...
    George Clooney says Tom Cruise didnt overreact in his COVID-19 rant to Mission: Impossible staff 11 Tax Breaks for the Middle Class Thieves smashed into the car of a Premier League footballer to steal Christmas gifts he was going to give to children for charity © Getty/Mike Hewitt Reece James. Getty/Mike Hewitt Chelsea defender Reece James said thieves broke into his car and stole charity gifts while he was serving food to underprivileged children.  He returned to his car from the charity event Wednesday to find the window smashed and the gifts missing.  "During the event, someone felt the need to break in and steal gifts that I was due to go and donate later in the day. What goes around comes around," he said on Instagram. James is hoping to raise money for over half a million meals through charity The Felix Project, which helps redistribute unwanted food...
    Coronavirus updates: More young people died during pandemic than expected; FDA approves first at-home COVID test Prosecutor: Former cop held gun to mans head claiming he had 750K fake ballots Lewandowski hopes to break Messi, Ronaldo monopoly as worlds Best Robert Lewandowski is confident of being named FIFA's best male footballer on Thursday on the strength of his 55-goal haul to help Bayern Munich win the treble last season. © Miguel MEDINA Robert Lewandowski (C) hopes to be named best male player on Thursday by FIFA ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo (L) and Lionel Messi (R) The Poland striker, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are shortlisted in the men's category for FIFA's 'The Best' awards.  "We were the best, there's no doubt about that," Lewandowski said on Wednesday ahead of the online ceremony at FIFA headquarters in Zurich. After a season "when you've scored a lot of goals and won...
    THE Flight Attendant's Kaley Cuoco kicked a shoe at her co-star's head 'with the precision of a footballer' on set. The former Big Bang Theory actress plays Cassie Bowden, an air hostess with an alcohol problem who wakes up in a Bangkok hotel room with a dead body next to her. 5Kaley Cuoco had the 'precision of a footballer' when she had to kick a shoe at her colleague on the set of The Flight Attendant Credit: Getty - Contributor Scottish actress Michelle Gomez stars alongside Kaley as Miranda, and in a new interview with Digital Spy, she revealed how the American had to kick a shoe at her head for one particular scene. She said: "That girl has got a foot, I’m telling you. Her precision in the way that she kicks that shoe at my head, was up there with a professional footballer. "Every time she kicked...
    WHEN Christophe Lemaire left France as an 'unwanted' jockey in 2014, it's fair to say he probably had no idea he would turn into a record-breaking money machine. Out of favour and with trainers 'losing interest' in him, Lemaire decided to chance it all on a trip to Japan. 5Lemaire has turned his life and career around since becoming a money-machine on the back of a horse in JapanCredit: Getty Images - Getty 5That is a £3,800 watch on the record-breaking jockey's wrist 5The French jockey lives the high life away from the racecourse Fast forward six years and the 'Iceman' - as he is known by Japanese fans - has won a jaw-dropping £30million in 2020. OFFER OF THE DAY Paddy Power: £20 Risk Free Bet - CLAIM HERE 18+ T&Cs apply Begambleaware.org T&Cs: New customers only. Place your FIRST bet on any sportsbook market and if it loses...
    BAYERN MUNICH are in talks with Frenkie de Jong's agent over a blockbuster move for the Barcelona midfielder, according to reports. De Jong joined Barca last January from Dutch champions Ajax, who received £67million for his services. 2Bayern Munich are reportedly still keen on signing Frenkie de JongCredit: getty The 23-year-old's time in Catalunya hasn't been as successful as many expected, with the Netherlands international scoring two goals and providing five assists in 57 appearances. But according to Mundo Deportivo, his lacklustre start to life in Spain hasn't dampened Bayern's long-standing interest in signing him. The Spanish newspaper claims the Bundesliga champions have informed De Jong's agent - Ali Durson - they're open to signing his client should Barcelona decide to cash in on him. As it stands, Bayern would have to shatter the world-record transfer fee to sign De Jong - who has a whopping £362m release clause. However,...
    Signing a first contract with a club in the football league system should be a cause for any player to celebrate but Sammy Walker is afraid to – for fear of the repercussions. The 30-year-old has signed for a club in the Women’s National League South, the third tier of English women’s football, but does not want to name the team until she makes her debut. This is because Walker is transgender, and despite FA rules being very clear in allowing her to play women’s football, she fears protests and abuse, having already suffered threats online. “The girls I play with have been super accepting of me, that I play at that level because I deserve to and I don’t have any kind of advantage,” she tells Goal in an exclusive interview. “I don’t want to bring negative attention; it isn’t about me. We’re a team that work together to try...
    MADELENE WRIGHT has been let go by Charlton Women after she was reportedly seen inhaling from a balloon at a party and swigging champagne while at the wheel of her Range Rover. The controversial videos recently uploaded to Snapchat were first viewed by the Daily Star. 2Madelene Wright has been let go by Charlton Women after controversial clips were posted on SnapchatCredit: Instagram / @madelene_wright 2The ex-Millwall ace was reportedly seen 'swigging champagne' at the wheel of her Range RoverCredit: Instagram / @madelene_wright It is understood that in the clips the 22-year-old can be seen at a party with friends, where a number of people were inhaling from balloons. A second video allegedly shows the Ex-Millwall ace drinking champagne while driving her luxury Range Rover. After the clips were shared on social media, Charlton Athletic confirmed that Wright’s registration had been cancelled and that she will no longer play for...
    A PLAYER launched a flying kung-fu kick at a referee as tensions boiled over in the Uzbekistan Pro League. Neftchi Fergana and Turon Yaypan were battling it out in a winner-takes-all promotion clash on the final day of the league season. 3A defeated player launched a flying a kung-fu kick at the official 3The ref was sent sprawling Turon, who went into the match in second-place, managed to leapfrog their rivals with a 1-0 victory snatched with an 81st minute goal. At the final whistle, all hell broke loose, with furious Neftchi players provoking disgraceful scenes - leading to the referee running for dear life. Fans invaded the pitch and ran in an angry mob towards the helpless official. And one player, named in local press as Shavkat Nasibullayev, took things way further. The 36-year-old defender launched a flying kung-fu kick at the referee, sending him sprawling. But things didn't...
    TWO hundred cops will guard the cemetery where Diego Maradona is buried to deter grave robbers. Argentine officials fear fanatical fans will plunder his plot in a bid to collect ghoulish mementoes of the World Cup superstar. 7Hundreds of cops will guard the cemetery where football legend Diego Maradona is buried 7Maradona had a heart attack following an op on a brain blood clotCredit: Rex Features 7Argentine officials fear fanatical fans will break into the cemeteryCredit: AFP The Ministry of Security said the strict measures would be in force for at least a week to “prevent any incident” at the Bella Vista cemetery on the outskirts of the capital Buenos Aires. Maradona, whose Hand of God goal knocked England out of the 1986 World Cup, died last week aged 60. He had a heart attack following an op on a brain blood clot. Last week, thousands lined up to see...
    FORMER footie star Jermaine Pennant has been banned from driving for 56 days — his fourth disqualification. The ex-Liverpool and Arsenal player, 37, must also pay a £525 fine after exceeding a 70mph motorway limit. 3Jermaine Pennant has been banned from driving for 56 daysCredit: PA 3He was handed his latest ban after exceeding a 70mph motorway limitCredit: Ray Bradbury - The Sun His latest ban came last week after he failed to appear at Cannock magistrates’ court, Staffs. An insider said: “Being banned from driving on four occasions is quite something. "He’s lucky to not land a longer disqualification. Most read in FootballPicturedJAW DROPPINGPaige Spiranac calls Greg Norman 'hammerhead shark' after viral photo of bulgeGREG'S SAUSAGE ROLLGolfer Greg Norman, 65, sends Instagram wild with huge bulge in shortsPRIZE FIGHTERSTyson vs Jones fight purse: How much are each of legendary boxers making?Live BlogKNOCK OUTDubois & Joyce put unbeaten records...
    A teenager who claims he is Diego Maradona's lovechild has demanded the football great's body be drug up for DNA tests to prove his case.  Santiago Lara, 19, instructed his lawyer to make the appeal less than 24 hours after the Naples and Barcelona star was buried. Jose Nunez lodged a written request with a family court in Santiago's home city of La Plata, an hour's drive south of Buenos Aires, demanding Maradona's autopsy, DNA results and the exhumation of his body so it can be transferred to a court morgue. The development emerged overnight after Mr Nunez went on Argentinian TV to air his demand. It follows a lengthy battle by Santiago, which began in 2014 when he was just 13, to find out the identity of his real father.  Santiago Lara (pictured right), 19, instructed his lawyer to make the appeal less than 24 hours after...
    Salt Bae has permanently reserved Diego Maradona's favourite table at his iconic Dubai restaurant to honour the late footballer. Internet sensation Salt Bae, whose real name is Nusret Gökçe, shared a video of the table which featured a framed picture of the sporting great and a sign reading 'reserved'. Mr Gökçe also shared footage of Maradona dining at the table, and sprinkling salt over his food in the same iconic way that shot the Turkish butcher to fame online. Maradona died of a heart attack aged 60 on Wednesday and tributes to the 1986 World Cup winner have since been pouring in from all over the globe. In a caption shared along with the video, Mr Gökçe wrote: 'This was your favorite table Maradona. Table is reserved forever for you. RIP Legend.' Salt Bae has permanently reserved Diego Maradona's favourite table at his iconic Dubai restaurant to honour the late footballer. Internet sensation...
    Mirror, mirror, on the dressing-room wall, who is the greatest of them all? Diego Armando RIP, or Edson Arantes do Nascimento? Football has been blessed with a panoply of brilliance down the ages but when it comes to the all-time supremacy there are only two true contenders: Maradona and Pele. When it comes to the all-time supremacy there are only two true contenders: Diego Maradona (right) and Pele (left) RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Napoli light up their San Paolo Stadium to honour Diego... Funeral worker is FIRED after taking a selfie with... 'He was the greatest player who touched this planet': Glenn... Mino Raiola HANGS UP on Simon Jordan as pair clash over... Share this article Share Yet so deep is the genius pool below the dazzling surface of the gods that even identifying the top 10...
    Football legend Diego Maradona died yesterday, aged 60, after suffering a heart attack at his Buenos Aires home.  The hard-living Argentina star, who'd suffered years of ill health, had successful surgery for a blood clot in the brain just two weeks ago.  Here, David Jones pays tribute to a very troubled genius...   Somewhere amid the countless souvenir photographs that globetrotting reporters accumulate, there is a dog-eared shot of me shaking the most infamous hand sport has known. That this unforgettable and surprisingly warm exchange took place not in a football stadium, but a tawdry rehab centre in the backwaters of Cuba, says much about Diego Maradona's tragic demise. It was the year 2000, and the pudgy little genius who had cheated England out of a place in the 1986 World Cup semi-finals by slyly raising his left hand to deflect the ball into the net was still only 39 years...
    MARCA cover of Thursday, November 25. Died Diego Armando Maradonaand, how could it be otherwise, the cover of MARCA is for your memory. The premature goodbye of the genius He has shocked the world and from this newspaper we want to pay tribute and remind him with a phrase that defines his myth, his character, his immortality. “If I die, I want to be born again and I want to be a footballer. And I want to be Diego Armando Maradona again. I am a player who has made people happy and that is enough for me and I have plenty of it.” The phrase, spoken by The Diego, sums up his feeling, his way of being and his determination. Fluff there was only one and we lost it this Wednesday. As a tribute, the newspaper bears the number 10 on every page. Maradona’s...
    By Simon Evans MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - Diego Maradona's famous second goal against England in the 1986 World Cup began with the tightest of turns by the Argentine and the deftest of touches to begin his incredible, unstoppable, dribble goalwards. It was the kind of technique and improvisation learnt in the tight spaces of street and playground football, delivered by a player who, used to avoiding the rough attention of close-marking in games without referees, knew only that he could trust himself and his skills. It is also a moment of individual brilliance and spontaneity that many fear is now coached out of young players who, instead of learning their craft in rough games in back alleys, are subjected to passing drills and "tactical shape" sessions on pristine pitches. "Academies are crammed with coaches, it's too organised, regimented, all bibs and cones and two-touch football. Let them dribble," former England...
    MANCHESTER UNITED boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to have found the key to getting 11 stars working together on the pitch. Donny van de Beek must have been thinking ‘I’m a redundant footballer . . . get me out here’ since arriving at Old Trafford in the summer. ⚽ Read our Man United live blog for the latest news from Old Trafford 2Donny van de Beek delivered a superb performance for Manchester United after being given his chanceCredit: Getty Images - Getty But he was king of the castle in United’s 4-1 Champions League win over Istanbul Basaksehir and offered a vision of a bright future for the team. In what was only his fifth start, the deep-lying Dutchman offered the link between front and back that the Red Devils have been missing. What it also crucially did was give Bruno Fernandes more freedom to do damage further forward. No longer did he have...
    DIEGO MARADONA’S last words before he died were: “I don’t feel well.” The football legend passed away on Wednesday from a heart attack. 3Diego Maradona's words before his death are said to be 'I don't feel well'Credit: AFP or licensors It can now be revealed Maradona ate breakfast before telling nephew Johnny Esposito he didn’t feel well and was going to lie down again. A nurse who was looking after Maradona following his release from hospital after his brain scan op phoned for an ambulance and several responded. But it was already too late and the retired footballer was already dead by the time help arrived. The last hours of the former Napoli and Barcelona star’s shockingly short life were played out in Argentine media as an autopsy expected to show he had died from a massive heart attack. ⚠️ Read our Diego Maradona death live blog for the latest...
    TikTok : In the full round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League, in one of the last matches played, the name of a young footballer burst into force: Alphonso Davies. The Canadian player, Ghanaian by birth, was one of the sensations in Bayern’s resounding victory against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge (0-3). However, this young footballer also causes a sensation for other virtues on social networks. The real protagonist of the last hours Alphonso Davies, protagonist of the last hours after his great performance at Stamford Bridge, He is also passionate about TikTok, a social network where he already accumulates around 265,000 followers and more than three and a half million likes thanks to his videos. In them, the Bayern player can be seen taking advantage of his free time recording scenes at home. In some of these videos we can see the new...
    Diego Maradona, the legendary Argentine footballer, left for the heavenly abode today. The footballer passed away at the age of 60 after suffering from a cardiac attack. Diego was considered a master of his art and was an idol for many. He was broadly regarded as one of the greatest players ever and his pinnacle of honour came when he captained the Argentina national football team to glory at the 1986 World Cup finals in Mexico. Diego Maradona Dies of Heart Attack, Argentina Football Legend Passes Away Aged 60. His greatness was captured in the form of a documentary by Asif Kapadia. Titled Diego Maradona, the film takes us on a journey revolving around the life of the legendary footballer and his rags to riches story. Asif Kapadia has managed to entwine several dichotomies that highlights one of the most celebrated and controversial soccer players in the world and tried to convey who he is an icon...
    TikTok : The Sevilla footballer, Sergio Reguilón, has shown again in recent hours that he is a lover of social networks. This time, The player on loan from Real Madrid has decided to do it accompanied by his girlfriend, the influencer Marta Díaz with whom he wanted to upload a TikTok video. A bath in the middle of winter In recent days it seems that the cold has settled back in the Peninsula after a few days of truce, and that is why Sergio Reguilón has wanted to play a joke on his partner. The challenge seemed to consist of the footballer holding Marta Díaz by the arm while she leaned over the pool … although the result was not as expected. “Nothing feels better than a good fail in the middle of winter”, wrote Marta Díaz in their social networks sharing the video...
    CHELSEA have scooped an eye-watering FIVE nominations across three categories for women in the Fifa Best Footballer Awards. Football bigwigs decided to go ahead with the annual awards ceremony, which are to be held virtually next month, as coronavirus continues to wreak havoc across the globe. 3 Chelsea are flying the flag for England among the nominations with Pernille Harder, Sam Kerr and Ji So-Yun all up for the best women's player award. Blues stopper Ann-Katrin Berger is up for best goalkeeper while boss Emma Hayes is in the running for the top coach. The West Londoners lifted the Women's Super League title last season as well as the League Cup and Continental Cup. ⚽ Read our Chelsea live blog for the very latest news from the Bridge Harder signed for the Blues for a record fee in the summer and is already living up to her...
    FC Barcelona No incorporation of the last two years marks the differences Ronald Koeman. EFE The Barcelona accumulates two seasons without signings that make a difference. The making of the Barça squad, in transition, has not allowed the team to maintain the line of excellence demanded by the culs fans. The youngest perform, but the club did not expect to carry the weight of the project on them. In addition, the delicate economic situation created by the coronavirus has not helped either. The Frenchman is probably the clearest example of a striking signing that has not performed at the expected level. It cost 120 million, after a controversial transfer, and has not been the reference in attack that the Barcelona. They have not helped the changes of position of the Frenchman in the field. In any case, Griezmann makes no difference. The Dutchman was seen,...
    ENGLAND footie star James Tarkowski has delighted a ten-year-old leukaemia sufferer and his pal by handing them the latest PlayStation 5 consoles worth £450 each. The Burnley defender, 28, delivered the gifts to Hughie Higginson and Freddie Xavi, nine. 3Burnley defender James Tarkowski delighted a ten-year-old leukaemia sufferer and his pal with new PS5 consolesCredit: Getty - Pool Freddie is running 62 miles in 50 days to raise cash for the ­hospital where his pal is being treated. Freddie, of Whalley, Lancs, said: “I was shocked. "I thought he was just coming to say ‘Hi’ and then he went to his car and returned with a PS5 for both of us. “It is doesn’t seem real. He wished me good luck, to keep going and said what I was doing was really good.” 'UNREAL' Tarkowski wrote on the PS5 box: “To Freddie, What an amazing friend you are!” ...
    International Football The Croat, a new player for Birmingham City Halilovic, during his beginnings at Dinamo Zagreb Alen Halilovic, former soccer player Barcelona and AC Milan, is a new player of the Birmingham from Aitor karanka in the Championship. The Spaniard set his eyes on the 24-year-old midfielder, who was without a team – after leaving the discipline of the AC Milan– Since the beginning of October and he considers that his signing will provide a quality bonus to his squad, which is not going through its best moments, occupying the seventeenth place in the table. Well let Big Al confirm this one! pic.twitter.com/GiapHpJjsw ? Birmingham City FC (@BCFC) November 23, 2020 The croatian passed the medical examination and is already posing with the elastic of the English club. Ace, Halilovic He wears the elastic of a professional club again after being left...
    (CNN)Former South African football international Anele Ngcongca died in a car accident on Monday, according to the country's IPSS Medical Rescue service.In a statement on its website, IPSS Medical Rescue said it responded to a single vehicle roll-over on the N2 highway near Mtunzini."On arrival of IPSS advanced life support paramedics, they found an adult male lying approximately 30m from the wrecked vehicle. The man showed no signs of life and was declared dead by paramedics," said the statement.According to the IPSS, a female driver was trapped in the wreckage having sustained "critical injuries" but was freed and is now in hospital.Ngcongca, 33, had been transferred from Mamelodi Sundowns to AmaZulu on loan, and both Premier Soccer League sides, the top tier of South African football, paid tribute to the defender following the accident.Read More"AmaZulu FC and Mamelodi Sundowns FC extend their deepest condolences to the Ngcongca family, former clubs,...
    Youssoufa Moukoko made his Borussia Dortmund on Saturday. Getty/DeFodi Images Youssoufa Moukoko has been described as the "biggest talent" in world soccer after becoming the youngest player in Bundesliga history on Saturday. Moukoko, who only turned 16 on Friday, replaced Erling Braut Haaland as an 85th minute substitute in Borussia Dortmund's win over Hertha Berlin. "He's 16 years and one day old, that's amazing," Haaland said. "He has a big career ahead of him. We're lucky to have him." Moukoko has scored 141 times in 88 youth team matches for Dortmund and already has a huge $12 million sponsorship deal with Nike.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. "The biggest talent in the world right now." That's how Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland described 16-year-old teammate Youssoufa Moukoko on Saturday after he became the youngest player in Bundesliga history. Moukoko, who only turned 16 on Friday, replaced...
    NORWEGIAN star Christian Gauseth took out his fury on an interview backdrop, following a 3-1 loss. The 36-year-old skippers Mjondalen in the Eliteserien. 3Gauseth ranted at the perceived injusticeCredit: Eurosport 3The backdrop bore the brunt of Gauseth's furyCredit: Eurosport But earlier this month, it all got too much for the veteran midfielder after a match against reigning champions Molde. Mjondalen had been leading their more illustrious opponents, striking first through Fredrik Brustad. They were then convinced they should have had a penalty, when the ball appeared to strike Vegard Forren's arm. But no spot-kick was forthcoming, and they went on to blow their lead, conceding three times in the last 15 minutes to lose. And Gauseth was not happy about it. Facing the cameras after the game, he ranted: "It's so clear and obvious. "It's just one f***ing man that doesn't see it. "It's unbelievable... it's time and time again...
    IN these cases, it's not what happens behind closed doors, stays behind close doors. These gorgeous Wags have all embarrassed their footballing beau's by revealing their intimate bedroom secrets. 13Abbey Clancy is one of many Wags who have embarrassed their partners by revealing their bedroom secretsCredit: Getty - Contributor From sexy nicknames to sex bans, we've heard it all. Let SunSport remind you of when Wags have said too much about their sex lives. WANDA NARA Wanda isn't afraid of telling the world about what goes on in her boudoir. Earlier this year, the Argentinian beauty said she gives oral sex every night after a fan tried to taunt her about a rumoured x-rated sex tape. But, when it comes to Icardi, she revealed she won't try to lure him into the bedroom when his team have lost a game. She was asked her thoughts on ex- boss Antonio Conte's claims...
    JOHN HARTSON revealed the tragic death of his older sister Hayley. The former Arsenal, Celtic and Wales striker took to social media to announce the sad news. 3John Hartson took to Twitter to announce the tragic death of his older sister HayleyCredit: Wales News Service He wrote in an emotional post: "It is with great sadness today we put our Beloved Hayley to rest. "Hayley passed away on the 21/10/2020. "We are totally devastated.. she will be sorely missed. "There are no words. RIP Big sister." Former Irish footballer Andy Reid was among those to send his condolences on Twitter. He said: "Deepest condolences mate, thoughts with you and your family today." Ex-British boxer Scott Cardle and former Liverpool midfielder David Thompson also shared their best wishes with the Hartson family. Hayley was one of four children to parents Cyril and Diana Hartson, with brothers James, professional footballer...
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    The serious injury of Ansu Fati, who will be out for four months, does not stop negotiations for its renewal, who continue to move in the right direction to reach an agreement. The meetings with his agent, Jorge Mendes, began with Bartomeu, continue with the Manager and must be endorsed by the new president of the Barcelona, which will come out of the elections of next January 24. Barcelona understands that the continuity of Ansu Fati is absolutely strategic in the future club and that is why the talks to extend his contract, which ends in June 2022, were launched with the previous Board chaired by Josep María Bartomeu. The contacts, always under the umbrella of discretion and without leaks by either party, have continued in recent weeks according to the newspaper Marca in its digital edition. The deal is brewing, although it is not yet...
    TRENT ALEXANDER-ARNOLD has built his perfect footballer... without Cristiano Ronaldo. The Liverpool star was asked to pick a footballer for eight different traits. 18Trent Alexander-Arnold has built his perfect footballerCredit: AFP or licensors 18Cristiano Ronaldo's attributes were not requiredCredit: AFP OR LICENSORS And while Lionel Messi twice made the cut, there was no place for his old foe Ronaldo. The star full-back, 22, gave his answers to Goal, and they were understandably Reds heavy. Let's take a look at who did make the cut. RIGHT FOOT - KEVIN DE BRUYNE 18Liverpool have often witnessed De Bruyne's talents close up, despite his recent missed penaltyCredit: Getty Images - Getty 18De Bruyne notched 20 PL assists last seasonCredit: Getty Images - Getty A direct rival of Liverpool's for the best part of three years now, the Belgian has often been a thorn in the Reds' side. Kevin De Bruyne has now won...
    In an interview with Le Parisien, Adil Rami evokes the “ultra-easy girls” who revolve around football players. Adil rami, it is “the story of a guy who started from nothing and who touched the stars”, as he tells in his biography, Autopsy (Hugo Sport editions). The central defender, who started in CFA, in Fréjus, where he was also employed by the town hall as a gardener, has indeed become champion of France with Losc (2011), winner of the Europa League with Seville (2016) and obviously world champion with Blues (2018). “I could have seriously messed up” The 34-year-old player, who now plays in Boavista, evokes “the traps of this environment” in his book, in particular that of prostitution. “Without my entourage, I could have seriously messed around. On vacation, I met so many super easy chicks with people around them with drugs in their pockets. If...
    NICOLAI GEERTSEN has elevated himself into a Puskas Award contender after his stunning goal in the Danish Cup.  The defender, 29, found himself up for a corner as Lyngby faced SBI on Wednesday night. 2Geertsen showed incredible athleticism to rifle home from the ground 2The 29-year-old defender plays in the Danish SuperligaCredit: Getty Images - Getty Geertsen met the initial cross with a stunning, clean, overhead kick from around the penalty spot. The amazing effort cannoned off the crossbar. But Geertsen wasn't content to have just come close. Showing amazing reactions while still on the ground, he threw himself at the rebound, meeting it with another plum volley. And this time it found nothing but net, rifling past the helpless goalkeeper. The strike helped Lyngby on their way to an emphatic 9-0 win. And the Danish Superliga side are campaigning for their man to win the Puskas Award. They tweeted:...
    SD | EFE Updated: 11/09/2020 08: 28h Save Cameroonian footballer Samuel Eto’o is well after having suffered a car accident near Nkongsamba, a city in western Cameroon, local journalists confirmed. «He was the victim of a violent car accident a few hours ago, when he was returning (from the region) of the West, where he has participated in various celebrations“Cameroonian sports journalist Martin Camus explained today on his Facebook account. Camus has spoken on a couple of occasions with the footballer who is well and is being tested by doctors to check that there is no damage. But nevertheless, the car in which the 39-year-old Cameroonian legend was traveling has been completely destroyed from the front. Eto’o, most titled player in the history of the African continent, was elected African footballer of the year in 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2010, and...
    FC Barcelona The club, the Treasury concludes, miscalculated the taxes it must pay and paid it in excess The last judicial claim of Barcelona to Neymar, to which he has had access’The world‘, is 10.2 million euros. The figure is the result of the calculations made by the finance technicians, which conclude that the Barça entity did not make the appropriate withholdings when paying the Brazilian’s taxes, within the framework of the inspection carried out on Barcelona and which covered until 2015. The Tax Agency maintains that Neymar benefited from a ‘unfair enrichment‘since the club paid a higher gross amount than the corresponding amount based on the net contract negotiated with the footballer, who entered that surplus. In this way it has been transferred to Barcelona, ​​which has proceeded to claim the player through the corresponding claim for ‘overpayment’. The Tax Agency has notified...
    GARY Speed's sons have spoken for the first time in nine years about the haunting moment the tragic footballer was found hanged, despite his "perfect life." Tommy and Ed Speed, now 22 and 23, were left with questions following the tragedy - and have opened up about what it was like losing the man who held their family together. 7Tommy (right) and Ed (left) have opened up about the death of their dad Gary SpeedCredit: Rex Features 7Footballer and manager Gary Speed took his own life in 2011 Credit: PA:Press Association Despite having the "perfect life," the brothers still speculate about what was going on that led to the footballer to take his own life. Speaking to BBC host Dan Walker, Ed, the footballer's eldest son, said: "I was woken up by Mum screaming for me. "I ran downstairs and she was struggling to breathe and talk. "She was...
    A REALITY TV star has lifted the lid on her fling with a Portuguese footballer revealing brutal details on his 'micropenis.' Mari Cielo Pajares, daughter of legendary Spanish actor Andres Parajes, raised eyebrows by starring as a contestant on game show 'La Cara Fuerte 2.'. 4Mari Cielo Pajares detailed her fling with a Portuguese footballerCredit: Instagram 4The Spaniard is a reality TV starCredit: Instagram It raised questions about her past, particularly as an adult film actress and her book 'Memoirs of a Whore.' In a passage, the 44-year-old details her brief romance with a mystery player and why she didn't hang about for very long. Reported by Mundo Deportivo, it read: "When it was almost dawn, the Portuguese player decided it was time for us to go to bed. "When he finally took off his boxers… This was, hands down, the smallest micropenis I had ever seen . "If...
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