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Ronaldo will remain Real player ‘2-3 more years’, says Zidane

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo will be remain a Real Madrid player for “the next 2-3 years”, coach Zinedine Zidane said Saturday, ending talk the Bernabeu superstar might depart for Manchester United.

On the eve of Real’s pre-season friendly against United at Santa Clara, California, Zidane spoke in Los Angeles about the 32-year-old Portuguese forward who is currently on vacation.

Ronaldo will remain Real player ‘2-3 more years’, says Zidane

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo will be remain a Real Madrid player for “the next 2-3 years”, coach Zinedine Zidane said Saturday, ending talk the Bernabeu superstar might depart for Manchester United.

On the eve of Real’s pre-season friendly against United at Santa Clara, California, Zidane spoke in Los Angeles about the 32-year-old Portuguese forward who is currently on vacation.

New Real Madrid recruit Hernandez looking to learn from ‘world’s best’

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Madrid (AFP) – Real Madrid’s new French left-back Theo Hernandez said Monday he joined the Spanish champions from cross-city rivals Atletico Madrid because he wants to learn from the “world’s best players”.

“I am very happy to be here, the best club in the world, and I have come here to learn from the best players in the world,” the 19-year-old said at his official presentation at Real’s Santiago Bernabeu stadium.

Ronaldo won’t quit Real Madrid, says Florentino Perez

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Madrid (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo will be staying at Spanish giants Real Madrid and no offer has been received to tempt him away, club president Florentino Perez insisted Tuesday.

Unhappy Ronaldo has been linked to Manchester United and other top clubs after reportedly threatening to leave Real and quit Spain after running into problems with tax authorities.

Barcelona to lodge complaint over ‘scum’ comment

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Barcelona (AFP) – Barcelona said on Thursday they will make a complaint to Spanish sporting authorities over comments by Malaga’s Qatari owner Abdullah Al-Thani on Twitter describing the Catalans as “scum”.

“FC Barcelona expresses its rejection and indignation at the content of the tweet published by the president of Malaga, Abdullah Al-Thani, which is counter to the principles of fair-play, ethics and legality,” said the Spanish champions in a statement.

Vazquez willing to work for Real chance

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Madrid (AFP) Real Madrid winger Lucas Vazquez insists hard work can unlock more first team opportunities at the Santiago Bernabeu after extending his contract with the European champions to 2021.

Vazquez has featured in 12 of Madrid's 14 games this season, but has started just three as the Spanish international has developed a reputation as a game changer off the bench under Zinedine Zidane.

Vazquez willing to work for Real chance

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Madrid (AFP) Real Madrid winger Lucas Vazquez insists hard work can unlock more first team opportunities at the Santiago Bernabeu after extending his contract with the European champions to 2021.

Vazquez has featured in 12 of Madrid's 14 games this season, but has started just three as the Spanish international has developed a reputation as a game changer off the bench under Zinedine Zidane.

Video: Watch Gareth Bale’s Real Madrid unveiling live

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Around 50,000 Real Madrid fans are gathered at the Bernabeu to see Gareth Bale being presented. Watch it live in the video above. The 24-year-old has signed his contract and is now officially a Real player. .@GarethBale11 firmando su contrato con el Real Madrid... #WelcomeBale pic.twitter.com/X5TNu0hNYs Real Madrid C.

Spurs Turn Down World Record Bid For Bale

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According to reports in England and Spain, Tottenham Hotspur have turned down a world record £82m cash bid from Real Madrid for Gareth Bale. Reportedly, Spurs chairman Daniel Levy wants £100m for the winger.

The Mirror quotes a Real Madrid source as saying:

"Bale is the only high-profile player we are pursuing.

Bayern Munich Beats Real Madrid On Penalties In Champions League Sem-Final

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Bayern Munich will meet Chelsea in the Champions League Final after beating Real Madrid 3-1 on penalties.

Bastian Schweinsteiger scored the decisive spot-kick after Manuel Neuer had made two stunning saves to deny Cristiano Ronaldo and Kaka.

David Alaba and Mario Gomez had sent Iker Casillas the wrong way to put Bayern in control of the shootout, but Real were handed a lifeline as the Spanish captain saved from Toni Kroos and Philipp Lahm.

DTotD: APOEL’s Paulo Jorge gets teeth knocked out by teammate’s back

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(Warning: Video shows a man pulling teeth out of his head.)

Real Madrid beat APOEL Nicosia 5-2 in the second leg of their Champions League quarterfinal to advance by a comfortable 8-2 margin. Though the Man of the Match award surely went to a Real player, the most hardcore footballer of the day honor goes to APOEL defender Paulo Jorge.

Who Is Better: Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi?

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While Barcelona's historic run in the last few years and Lionel Messi's mesmerizing form have gotten most of the coverage in the media, one player appears ever closer to helping Real Madrid dethrone the Catalans as La Liga champions. This star player is none other than Cristiano Ronaldo who has flourished and has been on an absolute tear since moving to Los Blancos after a successful spell with Manchester United.

Video: Real Madrid keeper Iker Casillas shows off his card trick

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P-Iker card. Any card Move over Dynamo. Football has a new magician and his name is Iker Casillas. The Real Madrid keeper has been showing off his card tricks. Unusually for a Real player, the card trick doesn't involve him picking up a red card and magically being suspended for a dead rubber match!


La Liga Transfer Round-Up

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The 2010-2011 La Liga season just ended, but a lot of teams are already lining up new players for next season. Here is a look at some of the major transfers of the summer so far:

Real Madrid
Following Mesut Ozil and Sami Khedira's arrivals last summer, Real Madrid have again foraged in the Bundesliga for talent, recruiting the Turkish midfield pair of Nuri Sahin and Hamit Altintop from Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich respectively.

Spain: La Liga Weekend Preview + Eduardo Alvarez's Quiniela

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Barca resume league action following the international break with a trip to Villarreal on Saturday. At the moment they have the comfort of a five-point gap back to second-placed Real Madrid.

Villarreal are locked on 54 points with third-placed Valencia as the two battle to be the best of the rest.

A Very Special El Clasico

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BARCELONA, Spain More than $1 billion worth of players, 12 European Champions League trophies and 51 domestic league titles between them. These are staggering figures for any football teams. But for Spanish super clubs Real Madrid and Barcelona, they are normal, even expected. When the two La Liga teams face off for the first [.

Videos

Copa Del Rey: Pepe is psychopath

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I don't think they come lower than Pepe. Even animals have a sense of fair play. This man if you can call him that should be banned from the sport for life. Leo Messi goes down after colliding with Callejon and while he's down, Pepe strolls casually over and deliberately plants his studs on Messi's hand.

Something Something Sporting Kansas City Something

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Unless you have made the pilgrimage out to LIVESTRONG Sporting Park you probably haven't seen Sporting Kansas City's WWE intro-meets-highlight reel pre-game video before. It's cool that the players get a hype video like this (needs more Graham Zusi though) but what about one for the ownership?

English Premier League

Five (late) observations from Odense

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Our recent performances have been more positive I think. We're still desperate for that elusive Premier League win but I'm feeling much happier than I was a few weeks back. Tomorrow's going to be a tough game to watch though. We'll all be on edge the longer we go without scoring and should we go behind, well I think it might get ugly.

Tony Pulis Hails Luis Suarez

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Stoke City boss Tony Pulis has expressed his satisfaction at stopping Liverpool from playing after his side beat the Reds 1-0 at the Britannia Stadium.
The win came courtesy of a contentious penalty after Jamie Carragher was deemed to have illegally brought down Jonathan Walters, incurring the wrath of Kenny Dalglish after the game, with the Scot displeased that his side had seen several appeals fall on deaf ears.

‘He looks a real, real player. A player that will grace the Premier League’ – Tony Pulis hails Luis Suarez after Stoke beat Liverpool

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‘He looks a real, real player. A player that will grace the Premier League' Tony Pulis hails Luis Suarez after Stoke beat Liverpool

The Welsh manager also delighted with victory over Reds but urges his side to improve technically whilst maintaining their spirit and commitment

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‘He looks a real, real player. A player that will grace the Premier League’ – Tony Pulis hails Luis Suarez after Stoke beat Liverpool

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‘He looks a real, real player. A player that will grace the Premier League' Tony Pulis hails Luis Suarez after Stoke beat Liverpool

The Welsh manager also delighted with victory over Reds but urges his side to improve technically whilst maintaining their spirit and commitment

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‘He looks a real, real player. A player that will grace the Premier League’ – Tony Pulis hails Luis Suarez after Stoke beat Liverpool

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‘He looks a real, real player. A player that will grace the Premier League' Tony Pulis hails Luis Suarez after Stoke beat Liverpool

The Welsh manager also delighted with victory over Reds but urges his side to improve technically whilst maintaining their spirit and commitment

View the full story here: Goal

A news article on 2011-09-10 18:02:00 from: Goal

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‘He looks a real, real player. A player that will grace the Premier League’ – Tony Pulis hails Luis Suarez after Stoke beat Liverpool

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‘He looks a real, real player. A player that will grace the Premier League' Tony Pulis hails Luis Suarez after Stoke beat Liverpool

The Welsh manager also delighted with victory over Reds but urges his side to improve technically whilst maintaining their spirit and commitment

View the full story here: Goal

A news article on 2011-09-10 18:02:00 from: Goal

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Ahead Of Our Game Against West Ham…

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Finally, after weeks of hoping it would happen, Anderson is finally set to start in the league for United. Anderson's career at United has been in a fairly depressing cycle, where he hits good form, then picks up a lengthy injury that keeps him out of most or all of the season, before returning, looking overweight and disinterested.

A Work In Progress, and Progress Is Slow

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Bright start, on top early, turning to complete domination as the first half progresses. Creating a steady stream of chances that cry out for a finish, a mere touch but the crosses find only fresh air. Playing well after the break but gradually tire as the other lot come into it more. Defensive calamities suddenly appear where before there was calm and serenity.

Football Manager Stole My Life: Exclusive interview with Iain Macintosh

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Arseinho's Note:Â Fellow hombres, homies and other scattered homo sapiens. Ever thought of playing one more game of Football Manager/Championship Manager- willing to give up food and bathing, being evicted by your girlfriend, and skipping the first five minutes of your career-defining exam in return?

Rapids can't close, end up with draw vs. Real España in CCL play

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By JOSE M. ROMERO

Chance after chance, run after run, the Colorado Rapids thwarted Real España of Honduras Tuesday night in San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

Smalling: Showing Fans I Can Be A Real Player Here

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Chris Smalling has acknowledged that we're fragile at the back with all our injuries, with Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic, Rafael, John O'Shea and Jonny Evans all currently injured. However, he hopes that he's played well enough in Rio's absence to ensure the fans have faith in him.

"We're down to the bare bones in the defensive department but whoever has stepped in has done a great job," said Smalling.