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Cristiano Ronaldo bust at Madeira Airport replaced by new version

Cristiano Ronaldo’s hat trick against Spain set several World Cup and international records for the Portuguese superstar. Ronaldo joins episode five of Project Russia to discuss Brazil’s World Cup hopes and his ambitions for Neymar. After two very different opening World Cup matches, the FC guys talk about Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo’s differing roles for their national teams. The bronze bust of Cristiano Ronaldo at Madeira Airport has been replaced with another one that presents a greater likeness to the Portugal captain. The sculpture of the Real Madrid forward gained worldwide notoriety, and received plenty of ridicule, when it was placed last year as the airport was renamed for Ronaldo shortly after the five-time Ballon d’Or winner captained Portugal to E...

Antoine Griezmann snub left Barcelona chief Bartomeu ‘pissed off’ – Gerard Pique

Antoine Griezmann has finally announced his decision to stay at Atletico Madrid, and the FC panel can’t quite believe how he went about it. With Antoine Griezmann yet to announce his decision on his future, the FC crew discuss whether staying at Atletico would show a lack of ambition. Barcelona’s Gerard Pique says club president Josep Maria Bartomeu was left “pissed off” by Antoine Griezmann’s decision to reject a move to the Camp Nou. Pique has also defended his involvement in the documentary which saw Griezmann confirm he was staying at Atletico Madrid on Thursday. Pique’s company Kosmos Studios produced the documentary — titled “The Decision” in a nod to Lebron James’ 2010 ESPN television special of the same name — which ...

Barcelona’s Gerard Pique defends involvement in Antoine Griezmann ‘Decision’

Antoine Griezmann has finally announced his decision to stay at Atletico Madrid, and the FC panel can’t quite believe how he went about it. With Antoine Griezmann yet to announce his decision on his future, the FC crew discuss whether staying at Atletico would show a lack of ambition. Gerard Pique defended his involvement in the documentary which saw Antoine Griezmann confirm he was staying at Atletico Madrid on Thursday, turning down an offer to move to Barcelona. Pique’s company Kosmos Studios produced the documentary — titled “The Decision” in a nod to Lebron James’ 2010 ESPN television special of the same name — which charted the past few months of Griezmann’s life as he decided what to do next season. The Barca defender has been criticis...

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo agrees to ¬18.8m tax payment, suspended sentence – reports

The FC panel respond to reports of Cristiano Ronaldo’s unhappiness at Real Madrid and discuss why this story doesn’t seem to go away. Ale Moreno sifts through the potential transfers like Cristiano Ronaldo to the Premier League, Jorginho to Man City, Xherdan Shaqiri to Liverpool and more. ESPN FC’s Alejandro Moreno explains why Cristiano Ronaldo’s repetitive threats to leave Real Madrid are losing value. Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has reached a deal with Spanish tax authorities to serve a two-year suspended sentence and pay an €18.8 million ($21.8m) fine in a tax evasion case, according to multiple reports on Friday. Ronaldo is unlikely to serve any time in jail under the deal because Spanish law states that a sentence of under two years for a first offen...

Real Madrid’s Perez: Spain firing Julen Lopetegui was an ‘absurd reaction’

An emotional Julen Lopetegui discusses the pain of his sacking as Spain manager and the pride he has in accepting the Real Madrid job. The FC crew answer your tweets on Spain’s chances at the World Cup after sacking their manager, Craig Burley and Steve Nicol’s golf game and more. The PTI guys draw similarities between Spain’s managerial change before the World Cup to the coaching change made before Michigan’s 1989 title run. Gab Marcotti and the FC crew discuss the Spanish FA’s decision to sack Julen Lopetegui and examine how it will affect their World Cup campaign. Real Madrid president Florentino Perez called the Spanish federation’s decision to fire Julen Lopetegui an “absurd reaction” as he introduced the club’s new coach on Thursd...

Brazil manager Tite slams Real Madrid link: ‘It’s a lie’

Marcelo is confident Neymar will play for Real Madrid one day, regardless of whether Cristiano Ronaldo remains at the club. Brazil boss Tite has slammed a report in Brazilian media linking him to the vacant Real Madrid job, calling the story a “lie” and saying on Saturday the story was unworthy of his respect. Tite has been a revelation since taking over the Selecao from previous boss Dunga back in June of 2016. The former Copa Libertadores and Club World Cup winner lifted a flagging Brazil from sixth in World Cup qualifying to finishing 10 points clear atop the CONMEBOL table, making them one of the hot favourites to lift a record sixth title in Russia. The former Corinthians coach is in Austria for Brazil’s final World Cup warmup on Sunday. And when asked about the repo...

Barcelona’s Gerard Pique confirms his and Shakira’s home raided by thieves

Spain spurned a host of chances and were made to pay, as a rare gaffe from David De Gea allowed Ricardo Rodriguez and Switzerland to nick a draw in Villarreal. Barcelona defender Gerard Pique opens up to The Players’ Tribune about how his time at Man United transformed his career. A new wave of stars will aim to help Spain return to World Cup glory after a forgettable tournament in 2014. Gab Marcotti and the FC crew debate whether Spain’s lack of a clinical No. 9 will prove detrimental to their hopes of winning another World Cup. Michel Salgado believes Spain have a good mixture of young and old players. Spain international Gerard Pique has confirmed that his home in Barcelona was raided by thieves this week while he and his partner, Colombian singer Shakira, were away. The rob...

Barcelona, Spain’s Gerard Pique home raided while away with Shakira

Spain spurned a host of chances and were made to pay, as a rare gaffe from David De Gea allowed Ricardo Rodriguez and Switzerland to nick a draw in Villarreal. Barcelona defender Gerard Pique opens up to The Players’ Tribune about how his time at Man United transformed his career. A new wave of stars will aim to help Spain return to World Cup glory after a forgettable tournament in 2014. Gab Marcotti and the FC crew debate whether Spain’s lack of a clinical No. 9 will prove detrimental to their hopes of winning another World Cup. Michel Salgado believes Spain have a good mixture of young and old players. Spain international Gerard Pique has confirmed that his home in Barcelona was raided by thieves this week while he and his partner, Colombian singer Shakira, were away. The rob...

Girona hire Eusebio Sacristan as new head coach

Eusebio Sacristan Girona have hired former Barcelona and Spain midfielder Eusebio Sacristan as their new head coach. The Catalan club, who finished 10th in La Liga last season, said the 54-year-old has signed a two-year contract and would be presented on Friday. He replaces Pablo Machin, who left the club last month to take the top job at Sevilla. Eusebio had managed Real Sociedad since 2015 but was sacked in March with the team in mid-table.

Moreno: Ronaldo’s exit threats are becoming a nuisance

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European clubs provide 74 percent of World Cup players

The FC crew answer your tweets about World Cup pressure, who will win the golden boot and what a day in the life of Stevie Nicol really looks like. European clubs are providing 74 percent of the 736 players who are going to the World Cup. Research by the European Club Association showed that 544 players from the 32 different 23-man squads are registered with clubs in UEFA member countries. With 132 based in England — including Brazil’s Fred who will join Manchester United and Switzerland captain Stephan Lichtsteiner who signed for Arsenal. Manchester City has the biggest contingent with 16 players selected to play in Russia; Real Madrid has 15 and Barcelona has 14. All 23 England players are based at home, though none of Sweden’s squad plays for clubs there. Belgium and I...

Should Griezmann stay at Atletico or move to Barca?

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