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Ronaldo becomes football's first $1 billion footballer - Forbes

Ronaldo becomes football’s first $1 billion footballer – Forbes

Sid Lowe says Real Madrid were clearly the best team in Europe in their second of three straight UCL titles. The Exploding Heads delve deep into how footballers continue to keep themselves busy at home. Juve’s Cristiano Ronaldo makes use of a basketball hoop to sharpen his soccer skills at training. Julien Laurens shares his …

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Italian Cup: Juventus-Milan, Napoli-Inter to resume June 12-13

Italian Cup: Juventus-Milan, Napoli-Inter to resume June 12-13

ESPN FC presents the Battle of the Leagues, a FIFA 20 tournament to determine the best league in the world. Gab Marcotti thinks Edinson Cavani should stay at PSG and not accept a three-year deal at Inter Milan. Gab Marcotti is unsure that PSG will be open to Massimiliano Allegri. Julien Laurens reacts to the …

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Serie A is back: Everything you need to know, from Juve vs. Lazio title race to Ronaldo’s lockdown workouts

ESPN Can Timo Werner be tempted to join Chelsea over Liverpool? Alexandre Simoes/Borussia Dortmund via Getty Images Claudio Reyna went to Germany at 21 and went on to become a USMNT legend. Now his son Gio, 17, is doing the same. Mike Egerton/PA Images via Getty Images From Jordan Henderson’s barber to lifelong season-ticket holders, …

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Milan, Inter unhappy over Coppa Italia dates with Serie A to restart – sources

Julien Laurens reacts to the Italian sports minister giving Serie A the go-ahead to resume June 20. AC Milan are unhappy about the dates for the return of the Coppa Italia and sources have told ESPN city rivals Inter share their views. It was announced on Thursday that Serie A would return on June 20 …

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Italy’s Chiellini admires Luis Suarez for World Cup 2014 bite: ‘Malice is part of football’

Gab Marcotti praises Giorgio Chiellini for admitting he made a mistake criticising Mario Balotelli. Gab Marcotti expresses his surprise at the comments Giorgio Chiellini directed at former Italy teammate Mario Balotelli. Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini admires Uruguay forward Luis Suarez for biting him during a heated match at the 2014 World Cup, he said in …

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How one text message changed a ‘billion dollar’ footballer for the worse … and the better

Once tipped as football’s first potential billion-dollar player, Vincent Pericard’s life took an unexpected turn. One well-intentioned text message changed Vincent Pericard’s life, inadvertently triggering a sequence of events that led to a series of self-destructive actions and thoughts. In the space of four years, the footballer went from training with Zinedine Zidane and playing …

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Why Michael Jordan’s leadership style doesn’t work for Messi and Ronaldo

ESPN Ogden responds to Danny Rose’s ‘lab rats’ comments Alexandre Simoes/Borussia Dortmund via Getty Images Claudio Reyna went to Germany at 21 and went on to become a USMNT legend. Now his son Gio, 17, is doing the same. Mike Egerton/PA Images via Getty Images From Jordan Henderson’s barber to lifelong season-ticket holders, supporters are …

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Italy federation wants Serie A season done by Aug. 20

Italy federation wants Serie A season done by Aug. 20

Gab Marcotti explains why we should see a return to action in Serie A by the middle of June. Cristiano Ronaldo is back in training with Juventus after a 10-week absence due to the pandemic. Gab Marcotti lays out the protocols Serie A will have to consider to resume the season. Italy’s football federation (FIGC) …

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Cristiano Ronaldo, Messi not as good as Brazilian Ronaldo - Roberto Carlos

Cristiano Ronaldo, Messi not as good as Brazilian Ronaldo – Roberto Carlos

La Liga experts Sid Lowe and Ale Moreno test their Messi & Ronaldo IQ in the latest FC quiz. Shaka Hislop and Ian Darke must choose their preference given a selection of hypothetical duos. Barcelona resume team training drills with the signature rondo taking centre stage at their latest practice. Barcelona’s full squad takes to …

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Cristiano Ronaldo returns to Juventus training pitch

No days off for Cristiano Ronaldo, as he keeps his skills sharp by running drills with his son. Cristiano Ronaldo made his long-awaited return to the Juventus training pitch on Tuesday as the Serie A leaders continued their preparations for the resumption of the season. Ronaldo was seen arriving  at Juve’s Continassa complex in his …

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LIVE Transfer Talk: Juventus to rival Man United for Wolves star Jimenez

ESPN Erling Haaland ‘absolutely’ a generational talent Mike Egerton/PA Images via Getty Images From Jordan Henderson’s barber to lifelong season-ticket holders, supporters are ready to party. But has coronavirus affected their joy? ESPN Illustration Look away now, Fernando Torres, Mario Balotelli and Bebe; Bill Barnwell is back to reveal the worst moves in Premier League …

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LIVE Transfer Talk: Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus to get new deal amid Juventus links

ESPN How Hansi Flick has ‘revitalised’ Bayern this season Mike Egerton/PA Images via Getty Images From Jordan Henderson’s barber to lifelong season-ticket holders, supporters are ready to party. But has coronavirus affected their joy? ESPN Illustration Look away now, Fernando Torres, Mario Balotelli and Bebe; Bill Barnwell is back to reveal the worst moves in …

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Transfer Talk: Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus to get new deal amid Juventus links

ESPN How Hansi Flick has ‘revitalised’ Bayern this season Mike Egerton/PA Images via Getty Images From Jordan Henderson’s barber to lifelong season-ticket holders, supporters are ready to party. But has coronavirus affected their joy? ESPN Illustration Look away now, Fernando Torres, Mario Balotelli and Bebe; Bill Barnwell is back to reveal the worst moves in …

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Man United or Pogba won't benefit from a transfer so should he stay?

Man United or Pogba won’t benefit from a transfer so should he stay?

Rewind the clock to the start of 2020 and it looked set to be a very big year for Paul Pogba. A move from Manchester United in the summer seemed increasingly likely, but only after he had played a central role in France‘s attempt to add the Euro 2020 title to the World Cup won …

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Better than Messi, Ronaldo, Neymar - Ex-Brazil star Edilson

Better than Messi, Ronaldo, Neymar – Ex-Brazil star Edilson

Shaka Hislop and Ian Darke must choose their preference given a selection of hypothetical duos. Former Brazil star Edilson has said that he was better than Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar at the peak of his playing career. Edilson helped the national team win the 2002 World Cup and also claimed four Brazilian league …

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Transfer Talk: Juventus and Inter to battle it out for Federico Chiesa

ESPN Ronaldo trains with his son during quarantine ESPN Illustration Look away now, Fernando Torres, Mario Balotelli and Bebe; Bill Barnwell is back to reveal the worst moves in Premier League history. ESPN The world has come to a standstill, so we compiled 10 shows and documentaries that will scratch your soccer itch while in …

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Transfer swap deals we'd like to see: Kane for Jovic and Bale; Pogba for Dybala; Sane for Alaba

Transfer swap deals we’d like to see: Kane for Jovic and Bale; Pogba for Dybala; Sane for Alaba

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to impact sport around the globe, the resulting financial crisis means there will be less money in the upcoming transfer window and clubs will have to get creative if they are looking to move players on, or bring in new arrivals. The transfer rumour mill is still turning but, as …

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Barcelona intensify negotiations with Juventus for Pjanic – sources

Julien Laurens examines La Liga’s approach to resuming league play with clubs returning to training. Gab Marcotti explains why he’s excited about the return of the Bundesliga, Serie A and La Liga. Sid Lowe says no fans in La Liga stadiums until 2021 would seriously impact the summer transfer window. Barcelona have intensified negotiations with …

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Balotelli is a negative person with no respect - Juventus defender Chiellini

Balotelli is a negative person with no respect – Juventus defender Chiellini

Gab Marcotti outlines how the Italian Serie A is attempting to see out the current season safely. Gab Marcotti hopes Federico Chiesa stays at Fiorentina to keep Serie A somewhat balanced and competitive. Julien Laurens and Gab Marcotti explain why they cannot see Paul Pogba joining Inter Milan. Julien Laurens and Ale Moreno pick whether …

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LIVE Transfer Talk: Juventus to offer Ramsey for Man United’s Pogba

espn Olley: Shorter matches would conflict with PL integrity ESPN Welcome to the next generation! Players from 15 countries and seven leagues are named by Tor-Kristian Karlsen, a former scout. ESPN The world has come to a standstill, so we compiled 10 shows and documentaries that will scratch your soccer itch while in isolation. ESPN …

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