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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.

Bale, Modric, Kroos in; Ronaldo out of Real Madrid roster for MLS All-Star Game

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Cristiano Ronaldo will not be involved in this summer's MLS All-Star Game, but several of Real Madrid's heavy-hitters will be making the trip.

Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema, Luka Modric and Toni Kroos headline the Spanish giant's roster for their trip to the U.S. Real is set to play matches in the International Champions Cup before taking on the MLS All-Stars on August 2 in Chicago.

Real Madrid’s Ramos ‘calm’ over Ronaldo exit rumours

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Madrid (AFP) – Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos says he is “very calm” about rumours linking Cristiano Ronaldo with a move away from the Spanish capital.

“In that sense I am very calm,” Ramos told Spanish newspaper Marca on Sunday when queried about the Portuguese superstar’s future.

Real Madrid’s Ramos ‘calm’ over Ronaldo exit rumours

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Madrid (AFP) – Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos says he is “very calm” about rumours linking Cristiano Ronaldo with a move away from the Spanish capital.

“In that sense I am very calm,” Ramos told Spanish newspaper Marca on Sunday when queried about the Portuguese superstar’s future.

What problems? Ronaldo on target in Portugal football win

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Moscow (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo brushed aside his off-field problems by scoring the winner as Portugal edged out hosts Russia 1-0 at the Confederations Cup on Wednesday, before Oribe Peralta gave Mexico a come-from-behind 2-1 win over New Zealand.

Ronaldo’s eighth-minute header in Moscow gave Portugal their first win in the tournament and victory over New Zealand on Saturday would secure a semi-final spot.

What problems? Ronaldo on target in Portugal football win

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Moscow (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo brushed aside his off-field problems by scoring the winner as Portugal edged out hosts Russia 1-0 at the Confederations Cup on Wednesday, before Oribe Peralta gave Mexico a come-from-behind 2-1 win over New Zealand.

Ronaldo’s eighth-minute header in Moscow gave Portugal their first win in the tournament and victory over New Zealand on Saturday would secure a semi-final spot.

Ronaldo delights in handing Portugal victory over hosts Russia

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Moscow (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo said Portugal were worthy winners after scoring his first goal of the Confederations Cup to steer his country to a 1-0 victory over hosts Russia on Wednesday.

The Real Madrid star brushed off the tax storm clouding his club future by heading in the only goal in Moscow after just eight minutes to send the Euro 2016 champions above Russia at the top of Group A.

Ronaldo delights in handing Portugal victory over hosts Russia

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Moscow (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo said Portugal were worthy winners after scoring his first goal of the Confederations Cup to steer his country to a 1-0 victory over hosts Russia on Wednesday.

The Real Madrid star brushed off the tax storm clouding his club future by heading in the only goal in Moscow after just eight minutes to send the Euro 2016 champions above Russia at the top of Group A.

Ronaldo can handle tax scandal pressure: Pepe

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Moscow (AFP) – Pepe says his Portugal and Real Madrid team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo can handle the pressure of the tax-evasion scandal clouding his club future, ahead of Wednesday’s Confederations Cup clash against hosts Russia.

Having opened their Confed Cup campaign with a 2-0 win over New Zealand, Russia face a step up against Euro 2016 winners Portugal and their troubled captain.

Jose Mourinho accused of tax fraud, Ronaldo before judge

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Madrid (AFP) – Jose Mourinho was on Tuesday accused by Spanish authorities of failing to pay 3.3 million euro ($3.7 million) in taxes at Real Madrid as star player Cristiano Ronaldo was summoned to appear before a judge next month.

The 54-year-old Mourinho, who coached Real Madrid from 2010 to 2013, was accused of “two offences against the public treasury,” the prosecutor’s office said in a statement.

Tuesday Kickoff: Man City pursues Sanchez; Ronaldo, Mourinho tax issues and more

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Two of the world's giants continue to push for big-name signings while tax issues continue for several of the game's biggest stars.

Manchester City is reportedly pushing to sign Alexis Sanchez, who remains the club's top target. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, meanwhile, is not currently being pursued by the club.

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.

Real Madrid boss Florentino Perez tackles Ronaldo problem

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Madrid (AFP) – Florentino Perez’s first task after being reelected unopposed as Real Madrid president on Monday will be to appease superstar Cristiano Ronaldo amid speculation the four-time world player of the year wants to leave.

“As no other candidature was put forward to the board … it is proclaimed that Mr Florentino Perez Rodriguez is president of Real Madrid,” the Spanish and European champions said in a statement.

Real Madrid boss Perez tackles Ronaldo problem

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Madrid (AFP) – Florentino Pérez’s first task after being reelected unopposed as Real Madrid president on Monday will be to appease superstar Cristiano Ronaldo amid speculation the four-time world player of the year wants to leave.

“As no other candidature was put forward to the board … it is proclaimed that Mr Florentino Pérez Rodríguez is president of Real Madrid,” the Spanish and European champions said in a statement.

Real Madrid boss Perez tackles Ronaldo problem

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Madrid (AFP) – Florentino Pérez’s first task after being reelected unopposed as Real Madrid president on Monday will be to appease superstar Cristiano Ronaldo amid speculation the four-time world player of the year wants to leave.

“As no other candidature was put forward to the board … it is proclaimed that Mr Florentino Pérez Rodríguez is president of Real Madrid,” the Spanish and European champions said in a statement.

Ronaldo’s Real rage genuine or a cunning ploy?

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Madrid (AFP) – Enraged by Spanish tax authorities and a perceived lack of support from Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo is threatening to leave the European champions, but is it genuine or part of a greater ploy?

Ronaldo’s departure from Real, reportedly a given according to a Portuguese newspaper, triggered an avalanche of speculation over the potential destination of the world’s highest-paid athlete.

Ronaldo’s Real rage genuine or a cunning ploy?

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Madrid (AFP) – Enraged by Spanish tax authorities and a perceived lack of support from Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo is threatening to leave the European champions, but is it genuine or part of a greater ploy?

Ronaldo’s departure from Real, reportedly a given according to a Portuguese newspaper, triggered an avalanche of speculation over the potential destination of the world’s highest-paid athlete.

Ronaldo’s Portugal held by Mexico at Confed Cup

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Kazan (Russia) (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo brushed off speculation about his Real Madrid future although Portugal conceded a late equaliser in a 2-2 draw with Mexico at the Confederations Cup on Sunday.

Ronaldo teed up Ricardo Quaresma to fire Portugal ahead in the first half in Kazan, but the goal was cancelled out before the break by Mexico striker Javier Hernandez’s bullet header.

Ronaldo’s Portugal held by Mexico at Confed Cup

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Kazan (Russia) (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo brushed off speculation about his Real Madrid future although Portugal conceded a late equaliser in a 2-2 draw with Mexico at the Confederations Cup on Sunday.

Ronaldo teed up Ricardo Quaresma to fire Portugal ahead in the first half in Kazan, but the goal was cancelled out before the break by Mexico striker Javier Hernandez’s bullet header.

Zidane pleads with Ronaldo after ‘I quit’ bombshell

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Madrid (AFP) – Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane broke off his holiday to call Cristiano Ronaldo in a bid to persuade his unsettled star not to quit the club, Spanish sports daily Marca claimed on Sunday.

Ronaldo, on Confederations Cup duty in Russia with Portugal, is reportedly furious over a tax probe into the off shore accounts dealing with his image rights, and has reportedly vowed to leave Spain.

Zidane pleads with Ronaldo after ‘I quit’ bombshell

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Madrid (AFP) – Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane broke off his holiday to call Cristiano Ronaldo in a bid to persuade his unsettled star not to quit the club, Spanish sports daily Marca claimed on Sunday.

Ronaldo, on Confederations Cup duty in Russia with Portugal, is reportedly furious over a tax probe into the off shore accounts dealing with his image rights, and has reportedly vowed to leave Spain.

Troubled Ronaldo eyes more silverware at Confederations Cup

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Kazan (Russia) (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo will put speculation over his club future firmly to one side as he leads European champions Portugal into their Confederations Cup opener against Mexico in Kazan on Sunday.

The 32-year-old Real Madrid superstar’s build-up to the tournament in Russia has been overshadowed after he was this week accused by prosecutors in Spain of defrauding the authorities of 14.

Troubled Ronaldo eyes more silverware at Confederations Cup

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Kazan (Russia) (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo will put speculation over his club future firmly to one side as he leads European champions Portugal into their Confederations Cup opener against Mexico in Kazan on Sunday.

The 32-year-old Real Madrid superstar’s build-up to the tournament in Russia has been overshadowed after he was this week accused by prosecutors in Spain of defrauding the authorities of 14.

Ronaldo thinking only of Confederations Cup, says Silva

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Kazan (Russia) (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo, battling accusations of tax evasion and speculation over his club future, is concentrating only on the Confederations Cup, his Portugal teammate Andre Silva said Friday.

“He takes this tournament very seriously and is focussed. He is motivated, just like me,” said the 21-year-old Silva at a news conference in Kazan ahead of Portugal’s opening Confederations Cup match against Mexico on Sunday.

Ronaldo thinking only of Confederations Cup, says Silva

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Kazan (Russia) (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo, battling accusations of tax evasion and speculation over his club future, is concentrating only on the Confederations Cup, his Portugal teammate Andre Silva said Friday.

“He takes this tournament very seriously and is focussed. He is motivated, just like me,” said the 21-year-old Silva at a news conference in Kazan ahead of Portugal’s opening Confederations Cup match against Mexico on Sunday.

Corazon Classic: Roberto Carlos Wears Body Camera During Real Madrid Legends Game, Captures Some Great First-Person Footage (Video)

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Sunday afternoon saw Real Madrid's old boys take on a team of Roma legends in the now-annual Corazon Classic charity match at the Bernabeu stadium.

Thankfully, if you were unable to attend, Roberto Carlos went to the liberty of spending the entire day with a camera attached to his chest, filming the entire thing for posterity's sake.

Ronaldo accused of evading millions in taxes

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Madrid (AFP) – Spanish prosecutors on Tuesday accused Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo of evading 14.7 million euros in tax through offshore companies, the latest footballer to fall foul of fiscal authorities.

The 32-year-old - the world’s highest paid athlete according to Forbes magazine - follows in the steps of FC Barcelona forward and Argentina star Lionel Messi, who was found guilty of the same offence last year although the sums involved were allegedly smaller.

Ronaldo accused of evading millions in taxes

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Madrid (AFP) – Spanish prosecutors on Tuesday accused Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo of evading 14.7 million euros in tax through offshore companies, the latest footballer to fall foul of fiscal authorities.

The 32-year-old - the world’s highest paid athlete according to Forbes magazine - follows in the steps of FC Barcelona forward and Argentina star Lionel Messi, who was found guilty of the same offence last year although the sums involved were allegedly smaller.

Ronaldo stays atop Forbes list of richest athletes

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New York (AFP) – Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo remained atop Forbes magazine’s list of 100 highest-paid athletes, with Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James moving up to second on a list heavy on NBA players.

The 32-year-old Portugal forward is estimated to have earned a total of $93 million between his football salary of $58 million and $35 million in endorsement income.

Adoring Madrid fans demand Ballon d’Or for hero Ronaldo

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Madrid (AFP) – Thousands of delirious Real Madrid fans called for Cristiano Ronaldo to win a fifth Ballon d’Or on Sunday as the Spanish giants paraded the Champions League trophy for a record 12th time.

Ronaldo scored twice in Real’s 4-1 thrashing of Juventus in Cardiff on Saturday as Madrid became the first side to retain the Champions League.

Ronaldo heroics spark Madrid street party

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Madrid (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo was once again hailed as Real Madrid’s hero as fans crammed into the club’s Santiago Bernabeu stadium and streets across the Spanish capital to wildly celebrate a record 12th European Cup win on Saturday.

Whilst Ronaldo’s double sentenced Juventus to a comprehensive 4-1 defeat at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium, nearly 2,000 kilometres away over 70,000 supporters congregated to watch the match of eight giant screens erected on the Bernabeu turf.

Ronaldo heroics spark Madrid street party

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Madrid (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo was once again hailed as Real Madrid’s hero as fans crammed into the club’s Santiago Bernabeu stadium and streets across the Spanish capital to wildly celebrate a record 12th European Cup win on Saturday.

Whilst Ronaldo’s double sentenced Juventus to a comprehensive 4-1 defeat at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium, nearly 2,000 kilometres away over 70,000 supporters congregated to watch the match of eight giant screens erected on the Bernabeu turf.

PICTURE: Fergie awards Ronaldo MOTM award

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Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice in Real Madrid's 4-1 win over Juventus in the Champions League final this evening.

Sir Alex Ferguson was at the Millennium Stadium to present Ronaldo with the Man of the Match award.

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Daddy’s home – Ronaldo exits Confed Cup to meet newborn twins

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Kazan (Russia) (AFP) – Portugal’s superstar captain Cristiano Ronaldo revealed Thursday he will not play in the Confederations Cup third-place match this weekend so he can finally meet his newborn twins.

Hours after Wednesday’s 3-0 semi-final defeat to Chile in a penalty shoot-out in Kazan, Ronaldo said he had been given permission to miss Sunday’s play-off in Moscow, against either Germany or Mexico, to meet his new arrivals.

Daddy’s home – Ronaldo exits Confed Cup to meet newborn twins

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Kazan (Russia) (AFP) – Portugal’s superstar captain Cristiano Ronaldo revealed Thursday he will not play in the Confederations Cup third-place match this weekend so he can finally meet his newborn twins.

Hours after Wednesday’s 3-0 semi-final defeat to Chile in a penalty shoot-out in Kazan, Ronaldo said he had been given permission to miss Sunday’s play-off in Moscow, against either Germany or Mexico, to meet his new arrivals.

Ronaldo delight as Portugal reach Confed football semis

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Saint Petersburg (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo expressed his delight at firing Portugal into the Confederations Cup semi-finals after netting his 75th international goal in Saturday’s 4-0 thrashing of New Zealand.

“I’m very happy to be in the semi-finals. We’re confident and want to win,” said Ronaldo, who picked up his third straight man-of-the-match award in Russia.

Ronaldo delight as Portugal reach Confed football semis

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Saint Petersburg (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo expressed his delight at firing Portugal into the Confederations Cup semi-finals after netting his 75th international goal in Saturday’s 4-0 thrashing of New Zealand.

“I’m very happy to be in the semi-finals. We’re confident and want to win,” said Ronaldo, who picked up his third straight man-of-the-match award in Russia.

No other club offer for Ronaldo: Real boss

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Madrid (AFP) – There has been no interest from any club in Real Madrid’s star player Cristiano Ronaldo, who has threatened to leave Spain after running into problems with tax authorities, according to club president Florentino Perez.

“No one has sent us an offer for either Cristiano or anyone else,” Perez told Onda Cero radio station.

The Rest

Monday Kickoff: Aubameyang, Mbappe, Ronaldo and more

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Some big name strikers continue to draw headlines as transfer season continues.

Borussia Dortmund will give Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang just a few more days to decide his future as links to Chelsea and AC Milan continue. (REPORT)

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he expects Kylian Mbappe to remain at Monaco.