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Cristiano Ronaldo overtook Lionel Messi as the highest-paid football player in the world

Cristiano Ronaldo overtook Lionel Messi as the highest-paid football player in the world, according to Forbes. Following his move back to Manchester United, the Portuguese superstar is forecast to earn $125 million before taxes this season, with $70 million coming from his salary and bonuses alone. Messi, meanwhile, is set to earn $110 million in […]

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Jimmy Greaves: Tottenham Hotspur’s highest ever goal scorer dies aged 81

English professional footballer Jimmy Greaves died aged 81 on Sunday. The former striker suffered a stroke in 2015 which left him wheelchair-bound and with severely impaired speech. Greaves, Tottenham’s all-time leading scorer also starred for Chelsea during his iconic career. “We are extremely saddened to learn of the passing of the great Jimmy Greaves, not […]

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Brazilian football great Pele ‘stable’ but re-enters ICU, hospital says

Brazil soccer legend Pele is in a “stable” condition after “respiratory instability” early on Friday led to him being admitted to an intensive care unit, Sao Paulo’s Albert Einstein hospital said in a statement. The 80-year-old had surgery to remove a tumour from his colon earlier this month and was released from intensive care on […]

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Afghanistan women’s youth soccer team have fled to Pakistan

Afghanistan women’s junior national soccer team crossed the border into Pakistan. The girls had spent the past month in hiding amid fears of a crackdown on women’s rights by the Taliban. Members of the women’s side flew out of Kabul last month but the youth team were reportedly left stranded as they lacked passports and other […]

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Cristiano Ronaldo scores twice on his return to Manchester United

Cristiano Ronaldo scored two goals during his first game back at Manchester United on Saturday against Newcastle United in the Premier League. The Portuguese superstar rejoined the club from Juventus this summer. He scored 118 goals in 292 games during his previous six-year stint with Manchester United before leaving for Real Madrid in 2009 for […]

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Brazil v Argentina’s World Cup qualifier abandoned after health officials raid game, accuse visiting side of breaching Covid-19 quarantine

Brazil and Argentina’s World Cup qualifier was abandoned just minutes after kick-off on Sunday after Brazilian health officials objected to the participation of three Argentine players they believe broke quarantine rules. The visitors walked off the pitch at the Corinthians Arena after the officials came out to stop the game. The dramatic intervention came hours […]

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World football body opens disciplinary proceedings after racist abuse aimed at England players

FIFA launches disciplinary proceedings after racist abuse was aimed at England players during Thursday’s 4-0 win over Hungary in a World Cup qualifier in Budapest. English players Raheem Sterling and Jude Bellingham were both targeted. They were also pelted with objects in the second half and a flare was thrown on the pitch by the […]

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England players targeted by racist abuse by Hungary fans in World Cup qualifier

The English football team visiting Hungary were racially abused and attacked by fans at Puskas Arena. England condemned as “completely unacceptable” the racist abuse directed towards their players during Thursday’s 4-0 win over Hungary in a World Cup qualifier in Budapest. Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling and Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham were both targeted. […]

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Cristiano Ronaldo breaks the world record for most goals scored in men’s international football

Cristiano Ronaldo broke the world record for goals scored in men’s international football as he hit his 110th and 111th goals for Portugal in their dramatic 2-1 World Cup qualifying win over the Republic of Ireland. The 36-year-old scored two late headers after he had a penalty saved by Gavin Bazunu. Ali Daei, who scored […]

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Nice, Marseille game abandoned after player hit by bottle and crowds invade pitch

French footballer Dimitri Payet was hit by a bottle causing the game between Nice and Marseille to be abandoned. Marseille’s Payet was struck in the back by a bottle thrown from the home supporters as he went to take a corner. Payet launched the bottle back to the crowd, leading to fans pouring on to […]

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Gerd Muller: Bayer Munich and West Germany legend dies aged 75

German football legend Gerd Muller has died at the age of 75. One of the best strikers in history, Muller scored 68 goals in 62 appearances for West Germany, including the winning goal in the 1974 World Cup final against the Netherlands. He also scored 547 goals in 594 competitive games during 15 years at […]

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Lionel Messi’s tear-filled napkin from Barcelona farewell press conference put on sale for $1 million

An Argentine footballer broke down in tears during a press conference on 8 August to say goodbye to his childhood club Barcelona. A napkin that was allegedly used by Lionel Messi during his farewell press conference in Barcelona last week has been put for sale for $1 million on the MercadoLibre platform. An anonymous vendor […]