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Thomas Lemar tips Griezmann for Ballon d’Or success

Thomas Lemar tips Griezmann for Ballon d’Or success

For Atletico Madrid’s new signing Thomas Lemar, his France national team colleague Antoine Griezmann should win the next Ballon d’Or. The Caribbean-born player said to Spanish newspaper Marca he hopes Griezmann can win. “In any case, this is what I’m expecting, and what I desire with all my heart,” he told the media outlet. For Lemar, his decision to go to Atletico Madrid was a personal choice, but he knows Griezmann had something to do with it. “It’s clear that the talks with Antoine and with Lucas Hernandez were decisive. They talked to me about the club, telling me that …

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Premier League may need to bring in foreign referees

Premier League may need to bring in foreign referees

The Premier League may need to look abroad for football officials according to former referees’ chief Keith Hackett. Hackett made this known in the wake of the departure of Bobby Madley and questioned Riley’s role. Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) is responsible for overseeing all Premier League matches, with Riley operating as its managing director. The body announced the departure of Madley on Thursday evening, despite the 32-year-old recently being promoted to the list of FIFA officials. Hackett said: “It’s on him (Riley). And I’ve got to ask why did (Mark) Clattenburg leave? Why did (Howard) Webb leave? Why did Mark …

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Spain and Portugal survive late scare to scrape through

Spain and Portugal survive late scare to scrape through

Iberian neighbors Spain and Portugal survived a late scare in their respective games to qualify for the round of 16. The Spaniards set up a last 16 tie with Russia after a hard-fought 2-2 draw against Morocco thereby topping the group in the process. While Fernando Santos tutored, side lost their position at the top after sharing the spoils in a 1-1 draw with Iran in what culminated in a nerve wrecking ending to the tie. Both teams were fans favorites to progress beyond the group stages but it didn’t pan out to be a smooth ride with the footballing …

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Maradona: I’d have more Ballon d’Ors than Ronaldo & Messi both

Maradona: I’d have more Ballon d’Ors than Ronaldo & Messi both

Diego Maradona told that in his time football was much harder and he’d have more Ballon d’Ors than Ronaldo and Messi. Besides he mentioned, Messi lacked with charisma while Ronaldo telling everybody he is the best player in the world. “Ronaldo is the best? Tell him to stop speaking nonsense. For me the best today are Alfredo Di Stéfano, Cruyff and Messi of course. However, it can’t be Ronaldo. But I like him and his definition very much. Also, I like that when a team in need with him, Ronaldo always delivers”. Argentina legend added few words about Messi as …

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Ronaldo has won 5th Ballon d’Or and equalized Messi’ record

Ronaldo has won 5th Ballon d’Or and equalized Messi’ record

Real Madrid superstar has won the Ballon d’Or award for the fifth time in the second year in a row. Now Ronaldo is equal with Messi, who received his fifth award in 2015. Ronaldo won Ballon d’Or in 2008, 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017. “This is something I look forward every year”, told Cristiano in the interview. “I want to thank my Real Madrid teammates and every people who helped me all this time to reach this level”. 32-year-star helped a lot to his squad last season. Real Madrid obtained Champion League title and also has won La Liga for …

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