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World Cup 2022

Ronaldo’s furious reaction to ‘lies’ after Messi’s Ballon d’Or win

Ronaldo’s furious reaction to ‘lies’ after Messi’s Ballon d’Or win

Premier League, La Liga, Trending, World Cup 2022
Cristiano Ronaldo raged at a Ballon d'Or organiser and even accused them of lying after Lionel Messi won the coveted award in 2021. Ronaldo, who remains on five Ballon d'Or awards, is expected to fall even further behind his eternal rival on October 30 when Messi claims his eighth title. Just this week a report claimed the Inter Miami superstar would win the award for 2023 after his outstanding World Cup triumph with Argentina. The last time that Messi picked up the iconic golden ball was two years ago, beating Robert Lewandowski in a controversial decision. That night, Ronaldo embarked on a social media rant after organiser Pascal Ferre claimed the Portuguese's "only" career ambition was to finish on more Ballons d'Or than Messi. Ferre, editor-in-chief of the magazine France ...
Eden Hazard makes surprise Leandro Trossard claim amid Ronaldo comparison

Eden Hazard makes surprise Leandro Trossard claim amid Ronaldo comparison

Premier League, La Liga, UEFA, World Cup 2022
Eden Hazard concedes even he questioned why he started for Belgium at the World Cup in Qatar ahead of Arsenal’s Leandro Trossard. Hazard announced his retirement from international football after Belgium’s disappointing campaign at the World Cup. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Despite his lack of playing time for Real Madrid, Hazard started Belgium’s first two group matches at the World Cup as his team scraped a 1-0 win over Canada before losing to Morocco. He was dropped for Belgium’s last game in Group F – a goalless draw against Croatia which sealed their elimination – while Trossard was given his first start of the tournament. Trossard has been in superb form for Brighton before Belgium’s World Cup campaign, scoring seven goals before the Pre...
Emiliano Martinez reveals what he told Mbappe after World Cup win before mocking him

Emiliano Martinez reveals what he told Mbappe after World Cup win before mocking him

World Cup 2022, Premier League
Argentina shot-stopper Emi Martinez has revealed that he told Kylian Mbappe to be “proud” despite being on the end of a World Cup defeat. The Aston Villa keeper was key to his nation winning the World Cup in Qatar after saving penalties from Kingsley Coman and Tchouameni after a 3-3 draw after extra time. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); And that was after Mbappe scored a hat-trick and Martinez appeared to be stoking the fires of a rivalry with the aforementioned Frenchman. Neville reveals what Casemiro ordered Bruno Fernandes to do in West Ham win Thiago Silva blasts ‘joke’ FIFA Best awards over Man City star’s ranking Gary Neville claims Casemiro was ‘not a smart or shrewd signing’ for Man Utd He called for a minute’s silence for the forw...
Messi exposes brutal truth to Ronaldo with verdict on breaking record

Messi exposes brutal truth to Ronaldo with verdict on breaking record

Ligue 1, World Cup 2022
Lionel Messi has said that his record-breaking Instagram post shows that the footballing world were united behind him last winter. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The Paris Saint-Germain star finally ended years of World Cup heartbreak to lift the biggest prize with Argentina in Qatar. In what was likely to be his last chance at glory, Messi won Player of the Tournament to drag the nation to another world crown. Many neutrals were desperate for him to finally lead Argentina to the trophy, helping to underline his credentials as the greatest player of all time. And after their dramatic penalty-shootout win over France, there was an outpouring of emotion from across the globe. That was evident when a post he put up in the wake of their triumph bec...
Penalty rules changed after Emiliano Martinez “s***housery” in World Cup final vs France

Penalty rules changed after Emiliano Martinez “s***housery” in World Cup final vs France

World Cup 2022
Goalkeepers are now set to be banned from distracting penalty takers after Emi Martinez's antics in the World Cup final at Qatar proved the final straw for football's lawmakers. The International Football Association Board are set to introduce new rules in order to ban keepers from acting in a way that puts opponents off from the spot.      (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); As reported by The Sun, IFAB will ratify the new rules at their annual general meeting in March before they are introduced into the laws of football. Martinez was the hero of their shootout victory against France in Qatar last month, having put off Les Bleus players by kicking the ball away and delaying their attempts from being taken. He wad booked by referee Szymon Marciniak after F...
Lionel Messi’s angry Van Gaal celebration explained after ill-judged comment

Lionel Messi’s angry Van Gaal celebration explained after ill-judged comment

World Cup 2022
Lionel Messi's anger-fuelled goal celebration in front of Netherlands manager Louis van Gaal in their bad-tempered World Cup quarter-final game has now been explained by Juan Riquelme. Argentina's win against the Netherlands was a memorable one, which saw 15 yellow cards given by Spanish referee Antonio Mateu Lahoz, in a fiery clash that went to penalties after it finished 2-2 in normal time after Weghorst equalised in stoppage time. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Messi was spotted arguing with Van Gaal and his assistant Edgar Davids at full-time, he is believed to have turned to Weghorst during an interview & shouted: "What are you looking at fool? Get back there." Messi played a key role in Argentina's win. He set up Nahuel Molina's opener in ...
Sergio Aguero fires back at ‘disrespectful’ Ibrahimovic over Argentina World Cup comments

Sergio Aguero fires back at ‘disrespectful’ Ibrahimovic over Argentina World Cup comments

World Cup 2022
Manchester City legend Sergio Aguero has fired back at Zlatan Ibrahimovic after the Manchester United hero criticised Argentina’s World Cup celebrations. After the South American nation’s win at Qatar 2022, there was plenty of backlash towards the players for the way they celebrated beating France in the final. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Aston Villa shot-stopper Emiliano Martinez received the bulk of the criticism for his behaviour and taunting of Kylian Mbappe, with FIFA launching an investigation into the team as result. Ibrahimovic added his take on the matter, telling France Inter: ‘[Lionel] Messi is considered the best player in history, I was sure he was going to win. ‘What will happen is that Mbappe will still win another World Cup. I’...
Lionel Messi lifted FAKE World Cup trophy in record-breaking Instagram photo of all time

Lionel Messi lifted FAKE World Cup trophy in record-breaking Instagram photo of all time

World Cup 2022
Lionel Messi's record-breaking Instagram photo which saw the Paris Saint-Germain star get more than 74 million likes, reportedly featured a fake World Cup. Ronaldo split with super agent Jorge Mendes due to disagreement over Man Utd exit Chelsea offer three players plus £79m for Enzo Fernandez Newcastle reveal truth behind rumours of Ronaldo joining the club next season The Argentina star made history when a photo of him thrusting the trophy into the air, after the penalty shootout win over France, became the most liked picture on the photo-sharing app, surpassing 'The Egg'. atOptions = { 'key' : '677bec88d5359434973f045e310a9066', 'format' : 'iframe', 'height' : 250, 'width' : 300, 'params' : {} }; document.write(''); But two supporters have now...
Bernardo Silva reveals Portugal stars suspected Ronaldo would be dropped at 2022 World Cup

Bernardo Silva reveals Portugal stars suspected Ronaldo would be dropped at 2022 World Cup

Premier League, World Cup 2022
Bernardo Silva has revealed Cristiano Ronaldo’s benching at the 2022 World Cup came as little surprise to the Portugal squad. Ronaldo has shock Champions League clause with Newcastle in Al Nassr contract Casemiro names Man Utd player that shocked him after Real Madrid move In a decision that Silva says 'was not strange', Ronaldo was left out of a Portugal game that wasn't a dead rubber for the first time since Euro 2004 ahead of their last-16 tie against Switzerland in Qatar. atOptions = { 'key' : '677bec88d5359434973f045e310a9066', 'format' : 'iframe', 'height' : 250, 'width' : 300, 'params' : {} }; document.write(''); Ronaldo has been capped 194 times before the knockout clash, scoring 118 goals, yet his poor displays in Qatar led to him being subbed ...
Benzema’s agent hits out at Deschamps with ‘proof’ of Real Madrid striker’s fitness

Benzema’s agent hits out at Deschamps with ‘proof’ of Real Madrid striker’s fitness

La Liga, World Cup 2022
The agent of Real Madrid superstar Karim Benzema has added more fuel to the fire surrounding the striker's feud with the France national team by claiming he was okay to play for the majority of the World Cup. Man Utd star frustrated with Erik ten Hag & ‘evaluating’ his future The greatest player in my lifetime – Klopp picks between Lionel Messi & Ronaldo Chelsea stance on sacking Graham Potter after meeting with co-owner Benzema picked up an injury before the start of the tournament in Qatar and France ruled him out of the competition as a result, although Benzema was never removed from the squad. atOptions = { 'key' : '677bec88d5359434973f045e310a9066', 'format' : 'iframe', 'height' : 250, 'width' : 300, 'params' : {} }; document.write(''); ...
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