Wednesday, August 27, 2014

ngel di Maria completes Manchester United transfer as Argentina star joins from Real Madrid for British record fee of £59.7m

  • ⬛️Angel di Maria has joined Manchester United from Real Madrid 
  • ⬜️Argentina winger is latest signing for new boss Louis van Gaal , joining on a five-year deal
  • ⬛️Transfer deal is a British record fee of £59.7million but is worth around £70m with add-ons
  • ⬜️Di Maria said: 'United is the only club that I would have left Real Madrid for' 
  • ⬛️Di Maria will earn £200,000-per-week in wages, United's second highest earner behind Wayne Rooney 
  • ⬜️Add-ons include a bonus for Real Madrid if Di Maria wins the Ballon d'Or 
  • Di Maria joins fellow new boys Marcos Rojo, Ander Herrera and Luke Shaw
  • United superstore ran out of letter 'R' as fans rush to buy Di Maria shirts 


AP Global Football 10 rankings:

1. Lionel Messi, 110 points.

2. Arjen Robben, 80.

3. Stevan Jovetic, 73.

4. Diego Costa, 58.

5. Erik Lamela, 45.

6. Cristiano Ronaldo, 40.

7. Stefan Kiessling, 39.

8. Nacer Chadli, 38.

9. Munir El Haddadi, 35.

10. Karim Bellarabi, 34.

Saturday, July 05, 2014

Neymar out of World Cup

The 22-year-old fractured a vertebra in his back when he was kneed in a challenge by Juan Zuniga.

Neymar was in tears when he carried off on a stretcher, before being taken to hospital in Fortaleza.

Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari said: "Neymar was going to be hunted. For three matches that has been happening."

Team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar told Brazil's SportTV: "Unfortunately, he's not going to be able to play. He is very, very sad."

"It's not serious in the sense that it doesn't need surgery, but he'll need to immobilise it to recover."

Thursday, March 06, 2014

"Messi does not need World Cup for greatness"-Maradona

“Messi doesn’t need to win the World Cup to be the best player in the world,” Maradona said,“It would be great for Argentina, the fans and for him, but winning a World Cup or not won’t take away any of his achievements up to now to be among the greatest.”

Maradona thinks the Brazil World Cup is the perfect stage for Messi to get his revenge.
“I approached him and told him he’d have many World Cups to get revenge.
“I said it with all my heart. While the rest were thinking about our return home he was there, head bowed, crying.”
As for this year’s tournament, Maradona went on: “There’s Spain, Germany and there’s Brazil with a tremendous defence.
“You think of Brazil’s defence and six or seven names come to mind, you think of their attack and there’s only Neymar.
“For Messi, it will be a test of character, to bring out all that crying he has in his heart. Brazil can be his great revenge.”