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Tuesday Kickoff: Ronaldo, Liga MX, Hodgson and more

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Cristiano Ronaldo is the latest superstar to face tax issues, while a women's league may soon be coming to Mexico.

The president of the union at Spain's tax authority says he expects Cristiano Ronaldo to face tax charges similar to those faced by Lionel Messi in recent months. (REPORT)

The 18 clubs that make up Liga MX have agreed to start an under-23 women's league.

Is Real Madrid’s Ronaldo Deteriorating?

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Okay, so there is little doubt about the fact that Ronaldo is aging. At 31 years old he is definitely on the wrong side of 30, let just end it at that. But is he really losing his powers? Many pundits, Barcelona ones specifically, have been predicting his sharp decline since anyone cares to remember.

Friday Kickoff: Ronaldo, Neymar, Mkhitaryan and more

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Cristiano Ronaldo's manager has given him some major backing, while a Manchester United star is determined to keep fighting.

Zinedine Zidane says Cristiano Ronaldo "clearly" deserves the Ballon d'or. (REPORT)

Henrikh Mkhitaryan says he will fight for his place with Manchester United despite limited playing time.

Barca trio reunited, Ronaldo returns for Real

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Madrid (AFP) Barcelona's fearsome front three of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar could join forces for the first time in four months against Alaves, while Cristiano Ronaldo will make his Real Madrdid return on Saturday.

Neymar has missed Barca's 100 percent start to the season due to his efforts in leading Brazil to Olympic gold on home soil, but returned to Spain for the first time since May after more international duty in World Cup qualifying this week and is expected to start at the Camp Nou.

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Mourinho, Ronaldo deny tax evasion claims

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London (AFP) Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho and Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo on Saturday denied hiding millions of euros in offshore accounts in a effort to avoid the tax man.

An international consortium of media organisations claimed that a huge data leak involving 18 million documents showed Portuguese skipper Ronaldo hid 150 million euros from image rights in a British Virgin Islands tax havens.

Mourinho, Ronaldo deny tax evasion claims

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London (AFP) Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho and Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo on Saturday denied hiding millions of euros in offshore accounts in a effort to avoid the tax man.

An international consortium of media organisations claimed that a huge data leak involving 18 million documents showed Portuguese skipper Ronaldo hid 150 million euros from image rights in a British Virgin Islands tax havens.

Ronaldo, Messi, Griezmann vie for FIFA best player award

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Paris (AFP) Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann will battle it out for the world player of the year title, FIFA said Friday.

Real Madrid star Ronaldo is favourite for the crown after winning the Champions League and also Euro 2016 with Portugal, even though he exited the final win over France with an early injury.

Ronaldo, Messi, Griezmann vie for FIFA best player award

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Paris (AFP) Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann will battle it out for the world player of the year title, FIFA said Friday.

Real Madrid star Ronaldo is favourite for the crown after winning the Champions League and also Euro 2016 with Portugal, even though he exited the final win over France with an early injury.

Ronaldo, Mourinho hit back on tax claims

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Paris (AFP) Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo and Manchester United coach Jose Mourinhohit back at claims over their tax arrangements on Friday with their agent declaring they had fully complied with British and Spanish fiscal requirements.

They have respected "fully their obligations regarding Spanish and British authorities," read a statement for Gestifute, run by their agent Jorge Mendes.

Ronaldo, Mourinho hit back on tax claims

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Paris (AFP) Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo and Manchester United coach Jose Mourinhohit back at claims over their tax arrangements on Friday with their agent declaring they had fully complied with British and Spanish fiscal requirements.

They have respected "fully their obligations regarding Spanish and British authorities," read a statement for Gestifute, run by their agent Jorge Mendes.

Football: Ronaldo double extends Real lead, Sevilla up to second

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Madrid (AFP) Cristiano Ronaldo struck twice as Real Madrid were thankful to a late missed penalty from Duje Cop to open up a seven-point lead over Barcelona with a 2-1 win over Sporting Gijon on Saturday.

Madrid looked set for an easy afternoon as Ronaldo opened the scoring from the penalty spot before he headed home a second inside 20 minutes.

Real Madrid strike late to progress on Ronaldo’s homecoming

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Lisbon (AFP) Cristiano Ronaldo was lauded like a king of his return to where his career began at Sporting Lisbon, but Real Madrid showed no mercy in booking their place in the knockout stages for a 20th consecutive season with a 2-1 win on Wednesday.

However, victory came at a cost for the European champions as Gareth Bale limped off just before the hour mark with an ankle injury just 11 days before Real travel to face Barcelona in El Clasico.

Homecoming king Ronaldo eyes European century

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Lisbon (AFP) Fresh from vanquishing Atletico Madrid with his 39th Real Madrid hat-trick, Cristiano Ronaldo will be guaranteed a hero's welcome when he returns to where his career began at Sporting Lisbon on Tuesday.

Ronaldo has another landmark in his sights as he is just two goals short of 100 in European competitions and history suggests he won't go easy on the side that handed him his breakthrough.

Homecoming king Ronaldo eyes European century

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Lisbon (AFP) Fresh from vanquishing Atletico Madrid with his 39th Real Madrid hat-trick, Cristiano Ronaldo will be guaranteed a hero's welcome when he returns to where his career began at Sporting Lisbon on Tuesday.

Ronaldo has another landmark in his sights as he is just two goals short of 100 in European competitions and history suggests he won't go easy on the side that handed him his breakthrough.

Ronaldo ‘confident’ of Ballon d’Or after wiping smile off French faces

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Paris (AFP) Cristiano Ronaldo says he feels confident of winning a fourth Ballon d'Or title after a stellar year in which Portugal wiped the smiles off French faces at Euro 2016.

The 31-year-old Real Madrid striker said in an interview published in Tuesday's edition of France Football that 'Les Bleus' "thought they were going to easily win" and "smiled a lot" before the final in Stade de France last July.

Ronaldo ‘confident’ of Ballon d’Or after wiping smile off French faces

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Paris (AFP) Cristiano Ronaldo says he feels confident of winning a fourth Ballon d'Or title after a stellar year in which Portugal wiped the smiles off French faces at Euro 2016.

The 31-year-old Real Madrid striker said in an interview published in Tuesday's edition of France Football that 'Les Bleus' "thought they were going to easily win" and "smiled a lot" before the final in Stade de France last July.

Ronaldo Hat-Trick Sends Real Four Points Clear At Top

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Cristiano Ronaldo heard there was a fiesta going on at the Vicente Calderon so he gatecrashed it.

And for his party trick he pulled out the 39th hat-trick of his career to blow out the speakers and leave the hosts wishing they never bothered.

Atletico were determined to celebrate the last Madrid league derby at their stadium with a victory before they head to their new ground next season, but instead left licking their wounds and wondering what hit them.

Ronaldo extends Real Madrid deal to 2021

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Madrid (AFP) Cristiano Ronaldo looks set to retire at Real Madrid after agreeing a bumper new five-year contract to be signed on Monday that ties him to the Spanish giants until 2021.

"The official event for the renewal of Cristiano Ronaldo's contract will take place tomorrow, Monday 7 November at 1:30pm in the presidential box at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium," Madrid said in a statement on Sunday.

Ronaldo extends Real Madrid contract to 2021

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Madrid (AFP) Three-time World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo will sign a bumper new five-year contract with Spanish giants Real Madrid on Monday, the club confirmed on Sunday.

"The official event for the renewal of Cristiano Ronaldo's contract will take place tomorrow, Monday 7 November at 1:30pm in the presidential box at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium," Madrid said in a statement.

Ronaldo extends Real Madrid contract to 2021

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Madrid (AFP) Three-time World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo will sign a bumper new five-year contract with Spanish giants Real Madrid on Monday, the club confirmed on Sunday.

"The official event for the renewal of Cristiano Ronaldo's contract will take place tomorrow, Monday 7 November at 1:30pm in the presidential box at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium," Madrid said in a statement.

Ronaldo meets Polish boy he helped raise from coma

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Warsaw (AFP) Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo was reunited with a 15-year-old Polish fan, who was awakened from a coma by listening to commentaries of the Portuguese's goals.

David Pawlaczycfell into a coma for three months after being hit by a car when riding his bike in 2013.

However, using an experimental technique to trigger memories in coma victims, Pawlaczyc was awakened by listening to commentaries of some of Ronaldo's most famous strikes for Madrid.

Ronaldo meets Polish boy he helped raise from coma

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Warsaw (AFP) Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo was reunited with a 15-year-old Polish fan, who was awakened from a coma by listening to commentaries of the Portuguese's goals.

David Pawlaczycfell into a coma for three months after being hit by a car when riding his bike in 2013.

However, using an experimental technique to trigger memories in coma victims, Pawlaczyc was awakened by listening to commentaries of some of Ronaldo's most famous strikes for Madrid.

Ronaldo hits hat-trick as Real hold off Barca, Atletico

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Madrid (AFP) Cristiano Ronaldo returned to goalscoring form with his first hat-trick of the season and also missed a penalty as Real Madrid extended their lead at the top of La Liga with a 4-1 win at Alaves on Saturday.

Barcelona move up to second, just two points adrift, despite a below-par display in edging past bottom placed Granada 1-0 thanks to Rafinha's winner.

Ronaldo hits hat-trick as Real hold off Barca, Atletico

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Madrid (AFP) Cristiano Ronaldo returned to goalscoring form with his first hat-trick of the season and also missed a penalty as Real Madrid extended their lead at the top of La Liga with a 4-1 win at Alaves on Saturday.

Barcelona move up to second, just two points adrift, despite a below-par display in edging past bottom placed Granada 1-0 thanks to Rafinha's winner.

Ronaldo, Bale on Ballon d’Or longlist

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Paris (AFP) Three-time world player of the year Cristiano Ronaldo will have to take on Real Madrid teammate Gareth Bale for the Ballon d'Or.

Both were on the 2016 longlist announced Monday which also featured Manchester City's Sergio Aguero, Borussia Dortmund's Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Juventus veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon.

Ronaldo, Bale on Ballon d’Or longlist

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Paris (AFP) Three-time world player of the year Cristiano Ronaldo will have to take on Real Madrid teammate Gareth Bale for the Ballon d'Or.

Both were on the 2016 longlist announced Monday which also featured Manchester City's Sergio Aguero, Borussia Dortmund's Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Juventus veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon.

Ronaldo, Bale on Ballon d’Or shortlist

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Paris (AFP) Three-time world player of the year Cristiano Ronaldo will have to take on Real Madrid teammate Gareth Bale for the Ballon d'Or.

Both were on the 2016 shortlist announced Monday which also featured Manchester City's Sergio Aguero, Borussia Dortmund's Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Juventus veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon.

Four-goal Ronaldo targets perfect run-in to Russia

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Aveiro (Portugal) (AFP) Cristiano Ronaldo marked his international return with four goals in a 6-0 mauling of hapless Andorra on Friday and then demanded eight more wins to guarantee Portugal a place in the 2018 World Cup.

The Real Madrid superstar took his Portugal career tally to 65 goals in 134 games but his team, the European champions, are only third in Group B, a point behind minnows Faroe Islands and three back from leaders Switzerland.

Four-goal Ronaldo targets perfect run-in to Russia

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Aveiro (Portugal) (AFP) Cristiano Ronaldo marked his international return with four goals in a 6-0 mauling of hapless Andorra on Friday and then demanded eight more wins to guarantee Portugal a place in the 2018 World Cup.

The Real Madrid superstar took his Portugal career tally to 65 goals in 134 games but his team, the European champions, are only third in Group B, a point behind minnows Faroe Islands and three back from leaders Switzerland.

Ronaldo has to live with being subbed – Zidane

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Madrid (AFP) Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane insisted Cristiano Ronaldo has to learn to live with being substituted after sulking off the field visibly frustrated in the European champions' 2-2 draw at Las Palmas.

Zidane replaced the three-time World Player of the Year with Madrid leading 2-1 18 minutes from time, but an unhappy Ronaldo watched from the bench as Sergio Araujo equalised to ensure Real dropped points for the second time in four days.

Ronaldo has to live with being subbed – Zidane

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Madrid (AFP) Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane insisted Cristiano Ronaldo has to learn to live with being substituted after sulking off the field visibly frustrated in the European champions' 2-2 draw at Las Palmas.

Zidane replaced the three-time World Player of the Year with Madrid leading 2-1 18 minutes from time, but an unhappy Ronaldo watched from the bench as Sergio Araujo equalised to ensure Real dropped points for the second time in four days.

Ronaldo, Bale miss Madrid trip to Espanyol

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Madrid (AFP) Real Madrid will have to cope without Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale in the quest for a club-record 16th straight La Liga win after coach Zinedine Zidane said both will miss Sunday's trip to Espanyol.

Bale was forced off early by a hip knock as Real came from behind in dramatic fashion to beat Sporting Lisbon 2-1 on Wednesday in the Champions League.

Sporting salvation a warning for Real – Ronaldo

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Madrid (AFP) Cristiano Ronaldo warned Real Madrid will be punished if they don't improve on their performance in an edgy 2-1 win over Sporting Lisbon to start their Champions League defence.

Alvaro Morata headed home the winner four minutes into stoppage time at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday after an 89th minute Ronaldo free-kick had cancelled out Bruno Cesar's opener for Sporting.

Sporting salvation a warning for Real – Ronaldo

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Madrid (AFP) Cristiano Ronaldo warned Real Madrid will be punished if they don't improve on their performance in an edgy 2-1 win over Sporting Lisbon to start their Champions League defence.

Alvaro Morata headed home the winner four minutes into stoppage time at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday after an 89th minute Ronaldo free-kick had cancelled out Bruno Cesar's opener for Sporting.

Ronaldo, Morata rescue Real from Sporting upset

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Madrid (AFP) Cristiano Ronaldo and Alvaro Morata struck in the closing minutes to seal a stunning Real Madrid comeback to beat Sporting Lisbon 2-1 to start their Champions League defence on Wednesday.

Madrid looked to be heading for their first home defeat in the competition for five years after Bruno Cesar's low effort three minutes into the second-half handed Sporting a thorughly merited lead.

Ronaldo nets five minutes into Real return

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Madrid (AFP) Cristiano Ronaldo took just five minutes to score on his return from a three-month injury layoff as Real Madrid continued their 100 percent start to the season with a 5-2 rout of Osasuna on Saturday.

Antoine Griezmann kick-started Atletico Madrid's La Liga campaign with two goals and an assist as a 4-0 hammering of Celta Vigo gave them a much-needed first win of the season.

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Bedoya, Blake, Burke get international call ups, Rosenberry wins Fair play award, Ivory Coast Unity Cup champs, more

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Union and BSFC international call ups. Rosenberry wins Fair Play Awards. Strong weekend for Union Academy. Ivory Coast wins inaugural Unity Cup. US WC qualifiers roster announced. More.

Sporting reunion starts Ronaldo’s rush to 100

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Madrid (AFP) Cristiano Ronaldo says facing Sporting Lisbon is a privilege, but in his quest to reach 100 Champions League goals he won't go easy on the club that formed him.

Ronaldo is just seven goals shy of a Champions League century having top-scored in the competition for the past four seasons as Madrid begin their defence of the Champions League at home to Sporting on Wednesday.

Thursday Kickoff: Ronaldinho, Ronaldo, Neymar and more

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One of the game's biggest stars is set to retire, while several elite players look to make their first league starts over the weekend.

Ronaldinho says he will soon retire from professional soccer to begin new projects involving both the sport and music. (REPORT)

Cristiano Ronaldo says he will return to action Saturday against Osasuna after recovering from a leg injury suffered during the Euro 2016 final.

Can’t Beat A Little R&R: Leeds United Can Now Boast Having Both Ronaldo And Romario On Their Books

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One little snippet of transfer deadline news that you might have overlooked is that Leeds United managed to end the day with both Ronaldo and Romario on their books.

Alas, before you go getting excited, we're not talking about the legendary Brazilian pair you see above you, for they now share a combined age of 89.