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Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has sensationally claimed that he no longer keeps track of his bank balance because he is more concerned about winning trophies. The Portuguese international managed to win the Champions League title for the second time in his career after Real Madrid managed a 4-1 win over Atletico. He has already lifted the Champions League title with Manchester United in his career, but after several disappointments in the finals, this is his first major title this year.
Ronaldo is reportedly the second-highest paid player in the world at a weekly salary of just under £ 300,000. The star has admitted that he did have a difficult upbringing because his parents did not have a lot of money. Now, though, he is happy that he has enough money for the rest of his life. The 29-year-old has also stated that he wants to be considered as one of best players in the world when he retires from football. He says that the likes of Diego Maradona and Pele are remembered even now for their achievements on the field.
Ronaldo has also dismissed fears that he may retire in the next few years by saying that he wants to go on playing until the age of 40. “I don’t know how much money I have. It’s not the money that moves me. It’s true that at first it did, when I had nothing. Then I wanted to have money for me and my family because I was raised with nothing, we were very poor. I had no toys or presents at Christmas. I love football. It’s my life. Without football, I don’t know what to do. I have seven or eight years left. Maybe more. If my legs allow me to play until 40, I want to play,” said Ronaldo.
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Former Chelsea and Barcelona midfielder Deco says that Brazil can win the World Cup 2014 under the guidance of manager Luiz Felipe Scolari. The former Portugal coach was appointed as the manager of Brazil. He is the last manager to have led Brazil to a World Cup title and it came back in 2002. Brazil have already managed to lift the Confederations Cup under the supervision of Scolari. Deco, who is widely known to be a favourite under Scolari, says that Brazil will be the favourites to win the trophy.
The midfielder, who has now retired from the game, says that Brazil can overcome the overwhelming pressure put on them by the home supporters to lift this title. Brazil come into the tournament as the hosts, which may be favourable in some areas. However, many thinks that the nation will wilt under the pressure from the fans since the team is largely composed of young players like Neymar and Oscar. There are also several players will have been included in the squad with very less international appearances between them.
Deco played for Portugal but he was born in Brazil. He reached the final of the Euro 2004. Now, he has thanked Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo for helping his adopted country to qualify for the competition.
“Although the attack is not exceptional, Brazil have a very strong defence and good midfield. They have home advantage and they are favourites because of that. Of course the pressure on them is high. They have the precedent of 1950 when they lost to Uruguay but that is a long time ago, a different moment. Portugal has a chance but they have a tough group, with Germany, Ghana and USA. In the second leg against Sweden Ronaldo had a fantastic game and they need to be able to support him,” said the midfielder.
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Brendan Rodgers is on the brink of making history with Liverpool as the Northern Ireland coach is a few victories away from securing a league title which they haven’t been able of lifting in over 20 years. Luis Suarez and Steven Gerrard continue being the main driving forces of the squad.
The season of Luis Suarez has been outstanding to say the very least as the Uruguayan forward is at the top of the goal-scoring charts of the Premier League and this is even more impressive considering that he was absent during the initial 4 matches of the League. Continue reading ‘LIVERPOOL ON THE BRINKrgb’
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Brisbane roar topped the league- a table chart with 10 points after a 2-1 win over Adelaide United on Sunday at Suncorp Stadium. Brisbane roar might cover up the premier’s plate next weekend.
With just five rounds remaining of the regular season, the premiership and a berth in next years AFC championship will become authorized if Roar defeats Sydney FC on Friday night at Allianz Stadium and both Melbourne victory and Western Sydney wanderers misplace their particular games to Perth glory and Adelaide’s.
The Brisbane roar taking full advantage of second placed Sydney wanderers on Saturday night with Besart Berisha, the star striker, held Brisbane’s 14th win of the spell by scoring two goals. Jeronimo scored a goal for the reds with a cracking shot but it was too late as the Roar was ahead of them. The Reds being the contest leaders dropped to 14 points. The possibility could have been better but the Roars were denied showing the replay in which it was clear that a goal has been scored in the first half.
In the 44th minute the German star crackled past Reds goalkeeper, Galevokic before cannoning into the crossbar. The replay showed it was really a goal with the ball having recoiled over the line before the ball actually turning back into the field. The disappointment didn’t anger them for too long as in the second half Brisbane scored another goal within seven minutes.
The midfielder MC Cay and Berisha with the victory bound Albenina attacker scoring his 10th goal with a fantastic strike that hit the inside part of net on its way. A hamstring problem that has forced defender Jade to sit in the upcoming match against the sky blues is the main apprehension for Brisbane.