Category: Sport

Real Madrid: ”Double My Pay or I Quit” – Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo has asked Real Madrid to cough out £36m as his yearly salary, to bring him at par with his Barcelona rival, Lionel Messi or he will leave the club. At present Ronaldo earns £18.6m a year, but reports from multiple sources said the Portuguese star wants a pay rise of  close to  £17million, which […]

Drogba opens first school in Ivory Coast

Ivorian footballer Didier Drogba has given back to his country by opening a school that will help no fewer than 350 children in the rural cocoa growing community of Pokou-Kouamekro to gain quality education. The school is the brainchild of the Didier Drogba Foundation. Speaking at the launch, Drogba said the foundation began working on […]

Barcelona Lose to Espanyol in Copa Del Rey

Espanyol struck in the dying moments to consign Barcelona to their first defeat since August last year. Earlier, Lionel Messi had missed a penalty. The 1-0 loss by the Spanish giants occurred in the first leg of the Copa del Rey quarter-finals on Wednesday. Oscar Melendo slotted home a neat finish with two minutes remaining of […]

Manchester United beats Barcelona & Real Madrid

Manchester United grossed the biggest revenue of any European club in the 2016 financial year after a 32 percent increase propelled them above Real Madrid and FC Barcelona, UEFA say. In an annual report published on Tuesday, UEFA in the European Club Football Landscape report said revenues among Europe’s 700-odd top-flight clubs totalled 18.5 billion […]

Ronaldinho Bows Out!

(Reuters/NAN) Former Brazil and FC Barcelona midfielder Ronaldinho, who won the World Cup, Champions League, Copa Libertadores and World Player of the Year award, is retiring from the game. His brother and agent Assis made the announcement on Tuesday. Ronaldinho, who will be 38 in March, has not played a competitive match since 2015 bt […]

Bribery: Khelaifi PSG boss faces Swiss probe

The head of Paris Saint-Germain football club Nasser Al-Khelaifi and  former FIFA executive Jerome Valcke are under Swiss probe  over the sale of media rights for upcoming World Cups. The Swiss attorney general’s office (OAG) said the probe opened in March and centres on allegations including bribery, fraud, criminal mismanagement and forgery of a document. […]

Barca off to Madrid amid Catalan crisis

One of the biggest game of the La Liga season so far is shrouded in political tension as Barcelona visit Atletico Madrid on Saturday in their first trip to the Spanish capital since a Catalan independence referendum marred by violence. Barca played their last match behind closed doors as the October 1 referendum, deemed illegal […]

3.5m ticket requests for FIFA World Cup

FIFA said  3.5million requests have been made for tickets for its flagship World Cup tournament in Russia next year, as it dropped the curtains on the first sales period. The football governing body said  ticket requests have been high since 14 September, with most of the applications coming  from Russia. International demand accounts for more […]

Nadal, Federer resumes battle in Shanghai

(Reuters/NAN) Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer resumed their battle for the year-end number one ranking, with imperious victories to reach the third round of the Shanghai Masters on Wednesday. Top seed Nadal extended his winning streak to 13 matches with a 6-2 6-1 defeat of America’s Jared Donaldson in the Qi Zhong Stadium. Shortly after […]

“Football owed Messi the World Cup” – Sampaoli

Jorge Sampaoli said Lionel Messi did not owe the World Cup to Argentina, football owed it to the five-time Ballon d’Or winner after he led the South American giants to Russia 2018. The Albiceleste coach was full of praise for the Barcelona superstar after he fired his country to next year’s tournament in Russia. Messi […]
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