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FIFA 19 player ratings leaked

FIFA 19 player ratings leaked

The first set of player ratings for the upcoming FIFA 19 video game has been leaked The popular football video game will be released on 28 September 2018 for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Now the first set of leaked ratings from some of Europe’s elite teams have been revealed. Below is a list of the most notable changes. Atletico Madrid & Tottenham Hotspur Diego Godin – 90 (+2 88 in FIFA 18) Antoine Griezmann – 89 (+1 from 88) Harry Kane – 88 (+2 from 86) Bayern Munich & Manchester City …

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Willian delighted with new Chelsea midfield recruits

Willian delighted with new Chelsea midfield recruits

Willian has revealed his admiration for new midfield duo Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic and how they have adapted to life at Chelsea. Italian midfielder Jorginho who worked under new boss Sarri in Napoli became the manager’s first recruit after his appointment was finally confirmed last month. On the other hand, Kovacic arrived at Stamford Bridge earlier this month as on a season-long loan deal with Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois going the opposite way on a permanent transfer. Both Jorginho and Kovacic have since made their debuts for Chelsea in the Premier League and have played a key role in their winning start to the new season. And Willian …

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Ronaldo hopes Cristiano Jr will follow in his footsteps

Ronaldo hopes Cristiano Jr will follow in his footsteps

Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed that he would like to see his son one day fill his boots and become a great footballer. The Portuguese skipper has often uploaded photos of his first-born child on social media either on the football pitch or in the gym. Cristiano Jr, 8, showcased his skills at Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabeu in a game last season at half-time and now a future has even been mapped out by his father, who completed a €112m to Juventus last month. “He is very competitive, he’s like me when I was young,” Ronaldo, 33, said in an interview with DAZN, via Sporting. “He doesn’t like …

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Kaka: Time for a new Ballon d’Or winner

Kaka: Time for a new Ballon d’Or winner

Former Ballon d’Or winner Kaka believes that it’s time for someone else other than Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi to win the award The former AC Milan and Real Madrid midfielder was the last player to have won the Ballon d’Or prize before the Ronaldo and Messi duopoly began in 2008. Both players have now won football most prestigious individual accolade five times each and Kaka has now rather boldly suggested that it’s time for a new player to break the dominance. Speaking to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Brazilian ace has even recommended two top candidates that could put …

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Ronaldo aims for Champions League glory with Juventus

Ronaldo aims for Champions League glory with Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo is aiming for Champions League glory with Italian Champions Juventus. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner has won Europe’s biggest club prize once with Manchester United and four times in the past five years at Real Madrid. Ronaldo will join Dutch legend and current Cameroon boss Clarence Seedorf as only the second player to have lifted the trophy with three different clubs if he wins the title with Juve. You have to go back 22 years ago to recall the last time Juventus defeated Ajax to win the Champions League. Since then, they had lost five times in the final with the most recent one …

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Diego Simeone satisfied despite stalemate at Valencia

Diego Simeone satisfied despite stalemate at Valencia

Diego Simeone was satisfied with the performance of his Atletico Madrid players in a 1-1 chaotic draw with Valencia in their league opener. Atletico beat city rivals Real Madrid 4-2 after extra in Tallinn last week but could not make a winning start to their La Liga campaign at Mestalla. Angel Correa gave the visitors a first-half lead on Monday, but Valencia grew into the game and netted an equalizer through Rodrigo Moreno early in the second period. Valencia looked the more likely to find a winner in the closing stages, but Simeone saw plenty to be proud of in his side’s performance. …

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Salah, Ronaldo and Modric in UEFA’s top three

Salah, Ronaldo and Modric in UEFA’s top three

Mohamed Salah, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Luka Modric are on the three-man shortlist for the 2017-18 UEFA Men’s Player of the Year award. Salah got the nod for his contribution to Liverpool’s Champions League campaign where they finished as runners-up in the competition The former Roma winger was in scintillating form last season as scored an incredible 44 goals for the Reds. Ronaldo was nominated after winning a record fifth Champions League title – his third in straight succession for Real Madrid – and finishing top scorer in the competition for a sixth season running. And finally, Modric had a brilliant season …

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Hazard keen on Chelsea stay despite Madrid link

Hazard keen on Chelsea stay despite Madrid link

Chelsea star man Eden Hazard has played down rumours linking him to Real Madrid amidst claims the European Champions could still launch a bid. The Belgian midfielder has been strongly linked with a move to the Bernabeu this summer, ever since the exit of Cristiano Ronaldo. Los Blancos have been attempting to fill the void, but it’s proven difficult to find a suitable replacement for some reason or another. Real Madrid were not entirely discouraged by Chelsea’s €200 million plus price-tag of Eden Hazard, yet the winger has himself confirmed that he will not be leaving Stamford Bridge. Speaking to RMC Sport after …

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Spanish League set to storm America

Spanish League set to storm America

The Spanish League is set to play a regular-season La Liga match in the United States as part of a new 15-year deal to promote the league in North America. The league announced on Thursday that it had agreed on a joint venture with Relevent, a multinational media, sports, and entertainment group, the company behind the annual pre-season International Champions Cup. View this post on Instagram Spanish League set to storm America A post shared by Footballwood (@football.wood) on Aug 16, 2018 at 4:57am PDT La Liga said in a statement: “As part of the agreement, La Liga plans to bring a …

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Atletico Madrid reign supreme in Europe

Atletico Madrid reign supreme in Europe

Atletico Madrid beat European Champions Real Madrid 4-2 in a thrilling encounter in Tallin to win their third UEFA Super Cup trophy Diego Costa powered the Europa League winners to the lead after just 49 seconds of the game with a powerful strike from an acute angle. Los Blancos were back on level terms in the 27th minute of the game when a beautiful cross from Bale met Benzema’s header from close range. Madrid regained the lead in the 63rd minute when Sergio Ramos expertly converted from the spot after a handball from Juanfran. However, Simeone’s men had other ideas …

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Video highlights: Best of Luka Modric

Video highlights: Best of Luka Modric

Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric has become a household name in the game of football and his generation The Croatian captain is a gifted midfielder with his wide range of vision and incredible passing ability. The former Spurs playmaker has been the bedrock of Madrid’s success in the middle of the park alongside Toni Kroos. The duo played an immense role in Los Blancos three consecutive Champions League titles. But there is one aspect of his game that makes him a complete midfielder and that is the art of goalscoring. His contributions at the World Cup helped Croatia to their …

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Diego Godin confirms he turned down United move

Diego Godin confirms he turned down United move

Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin has revealed he turned down the chance to move to Manchester United during the summer transfer window but did so due to personal reasons Godin, 32, has established his name as one of the world’s renowned defenders since he started working with Diego Simeone in the Spanish capital. Atletico has built a powerful defense around his talents, a strength that helped the side to the 2013-14 La Liga title as well as two Champions League finals in the last five seasons. That talent, not to mention his cut-price €20 million (£18m/$23.2m) buyout clause, attracted the …

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UEFA goal of the season contenders announced

UEFA goal of the season contenders announced

UEFA has released a list of  12 candidates that have been nominated for the goal of the season with Cristiano Ronaldo and Christian Eriksen included in the list Cristiano Ronaldo’s beautiful overhead bicycle kick against his new club Juventus in last season’s Champions League quarter-final clash for Real Madrid is in the voting poll. While Eriksen’s goal for Denmark against the Republic of Ireland in the qualifying stages of the World Cup has also been included after the Tottenham playmaker timed his finish to perfection. Marseille’s Dimitri Payet has also got a nod on the list for his superb finish against RB …

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Ronaldo scores on Juventus debut

Ronaldo scores on Juventus debut

Eight minutes was all it took superstar Cristiano Ronaldo to open his Juventus account in a friendly game Cristiano Ronaldo started his Juventus career in a brilliant style as he netted in the opening eight minutes of his first game. The former Real Madrid star was finally introduced to Juventus fans in Sunday’s friendly against the club’s youth team after he came back from the extended leave he got after the 2018 World Cup. The moment @Cristiano scored his first ⚪⚫ goal! ⚽️??#VillarPerosa #CR7Juve pic.twitter.com/o0ilL4WxoA — JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) August 12, 2018 The match is a traditional curtain-raiser where potential first …

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Ronaldo: I dreamed of playing for Juventus

Ronaldo: I dreamed of playing for Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo has opened up on his admiration for Juventus, and further revealed it was his dream to play for the Italian Champions Ronaldo,33, completed the move to Juve earlier this summer for a fee worth over €100m plus bonuses. In a recent interview with the club’s TV, the Portuguese international gave his impression about the Serie A giants. “I feel great. Everything is good, the test was good, the people around the stadium, the fans, the people in the training ground are very nice to me. I’m glad, I’m happy.” “Great club, first of all, it is a great club. …

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Courtois keen on Hazard to join Madrid

Courtois keen on Hazard to join Madrid

Thibaut Courtois may incur the wrath of Chelsea fans with his latest outburst. The Belgian goalkeeper admitted he would like to see Eden Hazard in a Real Madrid jersey Courtois had made no secret of his desire to join Los Blancos because he wanted to be closer to his two children who both live in Spain. However, yesterday, as Courtois, who won two Premier League titles, the FA Cup and the League Cup in his three-year spell at Stamford Bridge, posed for pictures at the Bernabeu, he said: View this post on Instagram Courtois keen on Hazard to join Madrid A …

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