Real Madrid

GIF It: Sergio Ramos nearly forgets to swap pennants with Patrice Evra (Real Madrid 1-1 Manchester United)

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Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos became so attached to his pennant before tonight's clash with Manchester United that he nearly forgot he wasn't supposed to keep it. Having shaken hands with the ref's entourage and United skipper Patrice Evra, the Spain international took up his position to pose for a photo.

Cristiano Ronaldo has his own bodyguards and suite at the Portugal team hotel

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Portugal is one of many European nations currently facing economic crisis, but the Portuguese Football Federation has somehow been granted a hefty budget of €33,000 ($42,000) per day to keep the squad accommodated in the same hotel that France are using (and where Franck Ribery probably sleeps in his special alone-time sauna machine).

Noticias : The Iker Casillas Street In Mostoles & Berlusconi Gets Ronaldo To Testify On Behalf Of Him

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Real Madrid goalkeeper, Iker Casillas will actually have a street in his home town, Mostoles (a suburb of Madrid) named after him! The city's Mayor Esteban Parro, proposed the idea and he is now waiting for the City Council to approve the change of name of the "Avenida de los Deportes" to the "Iker Casillas Avenue.

Offbeat Weds : Cristiano Ronaldo’s Wedding, Mario Balotelli’s Ridiculous Level of Vanity & More

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Every Wednesday, we discuss the quirky outside stories in the world of football. This week, read about Ronaldo's wedding, Mario Balotelli's insane level of vanity and IkerBonero!

Drop what you're doing right now because your best friend and hair confidante, Cristiano Ronaldo, is set to marry his mujer, Russian supermodel Irina Shayk!


POTD : Mario Balotelli’s Entourage – Plus Joe Hart, Andy Carroll Party It Up

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Mario Balotelli and his "entourage" (or rather, friends feeding off his access!) were spotted at the Pangea nightclub in Manchester over the weekend, following City's 2-2 draw with Liverpool. If you're still trying to figure out what the striker wore, you're not alone. This time, however, he tried to keep a low-profile by entering the back door of the club.

Maradona goes into the stands to defend his wife after Al Wasl match

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An angry Maradona called a group of Al Shabab fans "cowards" after he jumped into the stands to defend his partner, Veronica Ojeda (Maradona calls her his wife, but it's unclear if that's official), from verbal abuse after Al Wasl's 2-0 loss on Thursday.

From Gulf News:

Ciel, a Brazilian striker, who set up and then scored in the 2-0 win was the subject of much fury by Argentinean supporters from Diego Maradona's entourage, which included Maradona's partner Veronica and Al Wasl player Juan Mercier's other half.

World Cup

David Silva: Del Bosque Does Not Really Need Me

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Manchester City's Spanish forward David Silva slammed Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque for his biased team selection and claimed that the only reason he never featured regularly for his national team was because he was not a Barcelona or Real Madrid player.

City are indeed having a good season so far and many people are starting to take their title ambitions very seriously.

WNT stars Abby Wambach, Hope Solo & Alex Morgan et al enjoying the moment

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By now, we all know how the Women's World Cup played out. Despite theheartbreaking outcome, the USWNT hasn't had much time to feel down about their loss to Japan on penalty kicks.

It's been 12 years since the US was in a Women's World Cup final and this American team showed such class, pride and respect that they captured the hearts of a nation.

Alex Morgan & Hope Solo: Maxed Out

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Image via Michael Loccisano/Getty Images North America.

Since we're still on a high from the phenomenal Women's World Cup final, we've got two more tidbits on the USWNT to share with our lovely readership:

- Alex Morgan and Hope Solo attended the premiere of season eight of Entourage in NYC last night and looked gorgeous while doing so.

On Replacing Bob Bradley, Rongen, and the Whole Entourage

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What are the expectations? That is key.

I think people are getting it confused. Hiring a manager who actually has a clue will not get us the World Cup final, and perhaps not the quarters this cycle either.

That is not the discussion we should be having. That is not the appropriate metric to use.

Family Time

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Just more than 24 hours out from the USA's first game at the World Cup, friends and family have started to arrive. After today's morning training, the team had some down time and some relatives were able to visit the hotel to see their favorite players.

Jack McBean's dad has made the trip to Torreon.

Paris Hilton scores (dope) at World Cup

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She shoots, she scores!

I know, I know, I'm taking undue pleasure in this.

But let's face it, when it comes to Hilton there's no such thing as bad publicity.

The Los Angeles socialite pleaded no contest in 2007 to alcohol-related reckless driving and was sentenced to 45 days in LA County jail, you'll recall (that's her booking mug shot, right).

FC Barcelona

That would not be an ecumenical Mata

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Morning from quite rainy indeed Dublin.

Some interesting developments regarding Juan Mata to kick us off. According to The Mirror his 'entourage' flew in to London yesterday to discuss a move (is his agent called Ari D'Oro?), while The Mail says we've agreed a fee with Valencia. If true it probably opens the door a little further to Cesc's departure, dependent as it always has been on Barcelona paying the money required.

Manchester United on tour may be bigger than U2

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A five match USA tour by Manchester United possibly requires a bigger entourage than a world concert tour by U2 or The Rolling Stones! Okay, that may be a little over the top - although it cannot be...

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Cesc Threatens to Go on Strike

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Fabregas is threatening to do an Anelka and go on strike if Arsenal do not agree to sell him to Barcelona. The words did not come from Cesc but from one of his entourage and reported in the Catalan press.

Despite Cesc's protestations that he is happy at Arsenal and any move will be up to Wenger to decide, clearly he is lying and if he refused to return to training then he will join the likes of Anelka in the list of hated ex-Arsenal players.

Daily Dose: October 25th, 2010.

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Milos Krasic is earning something of a reputation as the new Pavel Nedved, for good and for bad. This weekend didn't help.

  • Adrian Mutu not cut out to be Adrian Mutu. (Guardian)
  • Joan Laporta's voyeurism. (The Spoiler)
  • FIFA's entourage is suspicious. (A Football Report)
  • No more keeping it in the family.

English Premier League

QPR's Gianni Paladini and Warnock Speak: Paladini "I went through so much to save the club"

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- Throughout the day, updates, comments and perspectives re QPR and football in general are posted and discussed on the QPR Report Messageboard...Also Follow: QPR REPORT ON TWITTER

Telegraph Piece/John Ley

Queens Park Rangers celebrate after beating Watford but their fate has yet to be decided by FA

Little with Queens Park Rangers is straightforward.

NBC TV Show Community Features Man Utd vs Liverpool Storyline

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Not since Manchester United found its way on to an episode of Entourage in 2007 has a mainstream television sitcom in the United States had a Premier League match as it's storyline. That is until last night when NBC's show entitled Community, starring Chevy Chase and Joel McHale, had a sub plot focused on a match between Manchester United and Liverpool.

Bruno’s Despicable Act

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Brazilian keeper and Flamingo captain Bruno has been charged with the masterminded murder of a former lover yesterday and the twenty five year old victim was trying to prove that the married man was the father of her young son.

Prosecutor Gustavo Fantini filed charges against Bruno and eight accomplices yesterday and among the charged was Bruno's wife, Dayanne Souza, and another woman who police claim is also Bruno's mistress.

Major League Soccer

Goin' back to Cali?

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Whoa. I'm not even gonna lie - they snuck this one right past me. Had no clue, still surprised. Must... formulate... column...By the way, is it just me, or could Benny stand-in for Vince on Entourage?- Greg Seltzer

David Beckham Back in the EPL?

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The Guardian is reporting that Everton coach David Moyes is eager to sign David Beckham on a short term loan from Los Angeles Galaxy/MLS. This means the biggest MLS December soap opera has been renewed for another season.

The saga of David Beckham's time in and out of MLS since 2007 has been told many a time in many a post, so a quick summary here should suffice.

Breaking News: David Beckham Fires 14 Servants; Now Must Shake Excess Urine From Own Penis

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If you need another reminder that the economy is affecting everyone, look no further than the reports emerging today that David and Victoria Beckham had to fire 14 of their 50 staff members. The layoffs came after a thorough audit by their accountant into their expenses.

Some of the largest cutbacks occurred at their estate in England where the Beckhams let go of their  three human statues (they will reportedly be replaced with actual statues) and the immigrant family that the Beckhams' used as furniture.

The Rest

Lionel Messi finds a gun pointing at his head

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Argentina received such a warm welcome as they arrived in Saudi Arabia to play a friendly that they were given an armed escort through the airport to keep the crowds at bay. But Lionel Messi soon discovered that his armed guard posed a far greater threat to his well-being than even the most fervent supporter [.

USWNT & France dive into the deep end of the Olympic pool

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When the US women square up against France tomorrow (noon EST), they will be facing one of the tournament's toughest opponents. Les Bleues lost the 2011 World Cup semifinal to the Americans and players didn't hold back in expressing their anger at the result. Louisa Necib put it plainly enough to L'Equipe: "The worst is that we were better than them.

Scott Tenorman must die

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Such is the trepidation that third place is being regarded with by ourselves, Spurs, Newcastle and Chelsea, one wonders if hasn't been contaminated with some kind of lurgy. Perhaps it has been seen accompanying Joey Barton and his entourage at a fast food outlet at 3am? Or maybe it's been subject to a takeover bid from the Venkys?

Africa Cup of Nations final preview – Zambia are winners regardless of result

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Africa Cup of Nations final preview Zambia are winners regardless of result is a post from: Just Football

With the final today, here is my latest Africa Cup of Nations 2012 column for FourFourTwo.com on Zambia and their remarkable journey to the final:

Together they walked slowly to the coastline, singing in unison.

Ba plans to stay and little foundation to release clause rumours but…

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In an interview with "Talk Sport" radio, their French correspondent, Philippe Auclaair, who claims to know Demba Ba and his entourage well, tried to clarify comments made by Newcastle United hitman Demba Ba in a recent interview with French sports radio RNC. In the interview he said he thought that the player would stay at [.

Bachdim Faces Three Month Ban

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Irfan Bachdim burst on the Indonesian football scene some 12 months back but unfortunately it wasn't only his football people were talking about. His supposed boyish good looks, done nothing for me, had teenage girls swooning in ways Budi Sudarsono and Jendri Pitoy could only dream about. Bachdim, and his model girlfriend, moved from the sports pages to the front pages as the celebrity world discovered him and, momentarily at least, made the national team cooler than a polar bear in Raybans.

Shakira incinta di Piqué? La cantante annulla un concerto e il gossip impazza

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Il concerto è stato annullato, ufficialmente, per "motivi tecnici". Parliamo di quello che, in Almeria aspettava Shakira (nome d'arte di Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll) e i componenti del suo entourage. Ma, dietro la motivazione "tecnica" potrebbe esserci, invece, uno "stato interessante". Infatti, si vocifera che la causa reale dell'annullamento sia la dolce attesa di un [.

Dania Ramirez

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Today's Daily Dose Dania Ramirez

I know most of you will recognize this beautiful Domincan woman immediately due to her recent role on the hit HBO show Entourage. Yes, Dania Ramirez is the hot Latina that catches the eye of Turtle.

Juventus: Eppur si muove

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Juventus: Eppur si muove Di Gianluca Di MariaForse potrebbe cominciare a muoversi qualcosa in uscita nel turbolento mercato della Juventus.Sergio Fortunato, procuratore di Mauro Camoranesi, nella giornata di oggi ha comunicato l'esistenza di un contatto ufficiale tra il suo assistito e gli inglesi del Birmingham.

Liverpool FC Now Up Against Time And Tide After Washout In Austria

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Austria is a country that's produced famous actors, revered composers and distinguished sportsmen but never a pioneering meteorologist – now we know why.
Occasionally when you travel to small towns with small grounds, you see things that do not add up and that was again the case in the picturesque Austrian outpost of Altach on Saturday, where Roy Hodgson was supposed to launch his Liverpool career.

Massimo Moratti Claims Move For Liverpool Midfielder Javier Mascherano Depends On Rafael Benitez's Needs

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Inter chief Massimo Moratti has said the club's interest in Liverpool midfielder Javier Mascherano will become bounteous if coach Rafael Benitez gives him the nod to open negotiations.
Noise coming from Mascherano's entourage has suggested that the player is willing to swap Anfield for the San Siro.

Cristiano Ronaldo in NY

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New father Cristiano Ronaldo was spotted in Greenwich Village lunching with his girlfriend Irina Shayk and another beauty at Da Silvano restaurant. Let's face it Ronaldo love the United States. Every time he has an extended amount of time to hang out away from the pitch he ends up in Los Angeles, Miami, or New York City.