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  • Rodriguez Real Madrid's third most expensive signing 5 days ago

    Madrid: Colombian international James Rodriguez has agreed to a six-year-contract which will see him earn around six million euros a year and keep him at Real Madrid until 2020. The Spanish giants on Tuesday confirmed Rodriguez's signing from French outfit AS Monaco for a fee believed to be in the region...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo's mother says she tried to abort him July 19, 2014

    London: Cristiano Ronaldo's mother Dolores Aveiro has revealed in her autobiography that she had tried to abort the Portuguese football star when she was pregnant. In the book, Mae Coragem, released in Portugal on Friday, Aveiro claims that she drank warm beer and ran "until she dropped" after the doctors had...
  • Messi, Ronaldo top online searches during World Cup July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: He may not have been able to deliver the World Cup to Argentina but Lionel Messi topped the google search results for forwards during the just-concluded event in Brazil along with Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo. "Portuguese star Christiano Ronaldo and Argentina's Lionel Messi may have not performed to the...
  • World Cup 2014: Brazilian Ronaldo still the best, says Klose July 11, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: In the same week he usurped Ronaldo as the FIFA World Cup's top scorer, Germany striker Miroslav Klose said the Brazilian legend remains football's most complete player. Klose, who equalled Ronaldo's 15-goal tally against Ghana in the group stage, netted his record-breaking 16th goal in Germany's 7-1 defeat...
  • Is this the end of Brazil's unquestioned supremacy in world football? July 9, 2014

    Brazil faced the most humiliating defeat in Belo Horizonte when Germany thrashed them 7-1 in the World Cup semifinal. ...
  • World Cup 2014: Klose scores against Brazil to set World Cup record July 9, 2014

    Belo Horizonte: Miroslav Klose has broken the World Cup scoring record after netting a goal for Germany against Brazil in Tuesday's semifinal in Belo Horizonte. Klose put Germany ahead 2-0 in the 23rd minute for his 16th career World Cup goal in his fourth tournament. It broke the mark of 15...
  • World Cup 2014: Challenge on Neymar was intentional, says Ronaldo July 5, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: Brazil great Ronaldo believes there was intention and violence in the challenge on Neymar that left the star forward with a fractured vertebra and ruled him out of the World Cup. Neymar was carried off the field in severe pain late in Brazil's 2-1 quarter-final win over Colombia...
  • World Cup 2014: Footballers and their trend-setting styles July 2, 2014

    Be it England star David Beckham who inked his body to celebrate each of his professional and personal achievements or the current heart-throb and Portuguese and Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo who cares a lot about the way he looks - footballers are as much icons off the field as...
  • World Cup 2014: When it's about WAGs, the stars go weak on their knees June 29, 2014

    Footballers are stars themselves but their WAGs (wives and girlfriends) are not too far behind when it comes to the celebrity quotient. Their style of celebrating goals may be as different as a chalk is to cheese, but when it comes to choosing their better halves, these players seem to...
  • The Beautiful Game: Portugal were not best prepared for the World Cup June 27, 2014

    Ronaldo's first goal of the World Cup earned Portugal a 2-1 win over Ghana but couldn't prevent his team being eliminated from the tournament. ...
  • World Cup 2014: Suarez bite blight on a wonderful tournament, says Ronaldo June 27, 2014

    Rio De Janeiro: Brazil great Ronaldo believes Luis Suarez biting an opponent was terrible for football at a World Cup of "wonderful surprises". Speaking after the Uruguay forward's nine-match, four-month ban was announced on Thursday, Ronaldo said football must be used to benefit the world. "People have to be held responsible and...
  • The Beautiful Game: Germany and USA reach the last 16 June 27, 2014

    Germany beat USA 1-0 to top group G with seven points, Thomas Muller makes it nine world cup goals in nine World Cup games. ...
  • World Cup 2014: Ronaldo earns Portugal 2-1 win against Ghana, both out June 26, 2014

    Brasilia: Cristiano Ronaldo's first goal of the World Cup earned Portugal a 2-1 win over Ghana but couldn't prevent his team being eliminated from the tournament along with the Africans on Thursday. Portugal finished level on four points with second-place United States in Group G but with an inferior goal difference....
  • The Beautiful Game: Portugal look to defy odds June 26, 2014

    Ronaldo and Portugal's hopes hang on a slim thread as they take on Ghana in their final Group game, facing a possible exit from the World Cup. ...
  • As it happened: Portugal vs Ghana, USA vs Germany June 26, 2014

    Catch all the updates from both the Group G matches as Portugal take on Ghana whereas USA face Germany. (Scroll down for the Live Blog) Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal face a sobering early World Cup exit on Thursday even if their world footballer of the year produces pyrotechnics in their final group...
  • World Cup 2014: What to watch on Day 15 June 26, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: It's the last day of the group stage at the World Cup, and seven teams are still vying for the last three spots in the Round of 16. While most teams are either on their way home or preparing for the knockout stage, there's still everything to play...
  • World Cup 2014: No pressure when you are living a dream, says Neymar June 25, 2014

    Teresopolis: Neymar feels he has nothing to worry about at the World Cup. He is playing in the biggest tournament of his life the same way he played in tournaments in Brazil when he was a teenager. And it's a simple secrete that keeps him at ease no matter the stage:...
  • World Cup 2014: Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal face early exit June 26, 2014

    Brasilia: Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal face a sobering early World Cup exit on Thursday even if their world footballer of the year produces pyrotechnics in their final group game against Ghana. The Real Madrid player came to the World Cup bracketed alongside Argentina's Lionel Messi and Brazil's Neymar as one of a...
  • World Cup 2014: Football players and their uncanny ways to 'woo' lady luck July 16, 2014

    It takes a lot of hard work, talent and perseverance for a sportsperson to succeed on the field and sometimes superstition becomes part of their sporting life and footballers are no different. From football legend Pele to Spain's very own 'saint' Iker Casillas, a host of players do certain things that...
  • World Cup 2014: Cristiano Ronaldo fails to inspire Portugal yet again June 24, 2014

    The world cup is a touchstone of greatness. You are not truly a football hero till you have had that moment, where you have decided the future of your team. That's what makes footballer true heroes. Cristiano Ronaldo, in that sense, is an enigma. The guy scores 30+ goals for...
  • World Cup 2014: Cristiano Ronaldo delivers cold dose of reality June 23, 2014

    Manaus: Portugal are not good enough to win the World Cup their world footballer of the year Cristiano Ronaldo admitted after Sunday's thrilling 2-2 draw with the United States. Full coverage: World Cup 2014 The 29-year-old Real Madrid superstar - whose fitness has been a hot source of debate - kept...
  • World Cup 2014: Ronaldo fitness no concern, says coach Paulo Bento June 23, 2014

    Manaus: Portugal coach Paulo Bento denies Cristiano Ronaldo is still hampered by a knee injury despite his subdued performance in Sunday's 2-2 draw with the US. The Real Madrid forward struggled for much of the match but provided the assist for Silvestre Varela's stoppage-time equaliser with a sumptuous cross, reports Xinhua. "Clinically...
  • World Cup 2014: Late goal keeps Portugal alive June 23, 2014

    Varela helped the Portuguese snatch a point and stay in the hunt for a place in the last 16 with an equaliser in the final minute of stoppage time. ...
  • As it happened: USA vs Portugal, World Cup 2014 June 23, 2014

    (Scroll down to join the Live blog) The Portugual team lost 4-0 to Germany in their opening Group G match, with Ronaldo playing despite the injury. And they will be desperate for some inspiration from their star skipper to stay afloat in the tournament. The United States, however, are going in the...
  • The Beautiful Game: Portugal take on USA in a crucial Group G match June 22, 2014

    After losing their first match, Portugal find themselves in a do-or-die situation with Cristiano Ronaldo doubtful to start. ...
  • World Cup 2014: Brazil great Ronaldo hails Klose for equalling his scoring record June 22, 2014

    Former Brazil striker Ronaldo congratulated Miroslav Klose after the German equalled his record of 15 World Cup goals on Saturday. Klose, 36, came on in the second half against Ghana and scored the equaliser in a thrilling 2-2 draw. "Welcome to the club," Ronaldo tweeted. "I can only imagine your happiness!!! What...
  • World Cup 2014: Germany's Miroslav Klose ties Ronaldo's goal record June 22, 2014

    Fortazela: Veteran German striker Miroslav Klose has the World Cup goal record after scoring as a substitute against Ghana on Saturday. The 36-year-old Klose made it 2-2 for Germany in the 71st minute for his 15th career World Cup goal, equaling the mark set by former Brazil striker Ronaldo. Klose scored just...
  • World Cup 2014: Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal take on US in Group G June 22, 2014

    Manaus: With Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal still have a chance to reach the second round at the World Cup. Without him, the advantage might just switch to the United States. Ronaldo has been carrying an injury to his left knee, and the world player of the year was seen using an ice...
  • World Cup 2014: Ronaldo wears knee brace in Portugal team practice June 20, 2014

    Brazil: Cristiano Ronaldo again wore a brace on his troublesome left knee Friday, triggering a new wave of questions over his health as his Portugal team held it final World Cup training session before departing for a crucial game against the United States. The reigning world player of the year took...