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‘This isn’t real’ – Man United fans left baffled by Fred’s moment of magic vs Uruguay

 The Manchester United faithful have taken to social media on Friday, to provide their reactions to a moment of class on the part of midfielder Fred whilst on international duty this week. Raphinha shining Fred was back in action in the early hours of Friday, as Brazil played out their final fixture of the international break.After dropping their first points of an otherwise flawless World Cup qualifying campaign versus Colombia last time out, the Selecao welcomed Uruguay to Manaus, eyeing a swi...
Tags: Sport, Colombia, Soccer, Manchester United, Leeds United, Brazil, Pele, Uruguay, Man United, Shakhtar Donetsk, Neymar, Don, Fred, Ballon, Tite, Gunnar Solskjaer


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer issues Manchester United update with four players sidelined against Leicester

Manchester United take on struggling Leicester City Manchester United are looking to bounce back from a disappointing draw against Everton before the international break as they travel to the King Power Stadium to take on Leicester City on Saturday afternoon.Brendan Rodgers’ side have struggled to get going this season, and currently sit limply in thirteenth place, having lost three and drawn a further two of their opening seven Premier League fixtures. By contrast, Manchester United sit in four...
Tags: France, Spain, Sport, Soccer, Premier League, Manchester United, Everton, Cristiano Ronaldo, Brazil, Harry, Brendan Rodgers, Uruguay, Leicester, Leicester City, United, Edinson Cavani


Cristiano Ronaldo’s former teammate snubs Manchester United man in Ballon D’or claims

Ballon D’or Shortlist revealed Last week, the top 30 candidates for the Ballon D’or were revealed, with Cristiano Ronaldo’s 2020-21 campaign proving enough to get him added to the list. The 2021 Ballon d’Or nominees are here 🏆 Who should win? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/DNB5zXTRBC — ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) October 8, 2021 During his last campaign, the Portuguese forward netted 29 times in Serie A for the Turin side, but could not help them challenge for the title, with the Old Lady only stumbling to a 4th plac...
Tags: Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Chelsea, Premier League, Manchester United, Old Trafford, Real Madrid, Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Pat Nevin, Espn, Messi, Romelu Lukaku, Fiorentina


Only 4 Premier League clubs accept Police invitation to prevent online racism in shock decision

Premier League’s commitment to tackle racism With the ever-increasing social media presence of the Premier League, sadly more abuse has also cropped up especially after a player has a poor performance.In only April of this year, the Premier League clubs took part in a four day social media boycott in an attempt to raise awareness for abuse on social media.Kick it Out’s chairman Sanjay Bhandari explained why on BBC Sport, saying:“Social media is now sadly a regular vessel for toxic abuse.“By remo...
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Premier League, Manchester United, Aston Villa, Italy, Cristiano Ronaldo, PFA, Sky News, Ballon, BBC Sport, National Police Chiefs Council, Dean Smith, Professional Footballers Association, Mark Roberts


Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo names his 2021 Ballon d’Or candidate

2021 Ballon d’Or nominations The Ballon d’Or award would take a break in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but it is once again back this year.The top 30 nominations for 2021 would be released last week and it is not too surprisingly, a list heavily featuring Premier League stars.Manchester City would win the 2020/21 Premier league and then made it to the 2021 Champions League final.This would see Kevin De Bruyne, Ruben Dias, Phil Foden, Raheem Sterling and Riyad Mahrez named amongst the 30.The...
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Premier League, Manchester United, Liverpool, Southampton, Manchester City, Italy, Real Madrid, Leeds United, Cristiano Ronaldo, Romelu Lukaku, Karim Benzema, Riyad Mahrez, Jorginho


Former Chelsea winger Pat Nevin backs Chelsea boy for Ballon D’or

Chelsea’s stellar year Chelsea endured something of a mixed season last time out. Sacking club legend Frank Lampard in January with the club marooned in ninth place in the Premier League and in a terrible rut of form.In came German boss Thomas Tuchel, and the atmosphere around the club changed, as the former PSG man led Chelsea to Champions League success over Manchester City in Portugal. ❌ Sacked by PSG months after losing #UCLFinal 🔵 Replaces Chelsea legend Frank Lampard 💪 Beats Klopp, Mourinh...
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Premier League, Manchester City, Portugal, Pat Nevin, Frank Lampard, Brentford, David Silva, Romelu Lukaku, Ucl, Psg, Kevin De Bruyne, Jorginho, Ballon


Lewandowski backed for Ballon d’Or ahead of Leverkusen clash

Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich coach Julian Nagelsmann backed Polish poacher Robert Lewandowski to win this year’s Ballon d’Or as the Bundesliga leaders prepare for a top-of-the-table clash with Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday.  “Robert deserves... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Berlin, Sport, Soccer, Bayer Leverkusen, Robert Lewandowski, Robert, Afp, Ballon, Lewandowski, Leverkusen, Julian Nagelsmann, AFP Bayern Munich


Cristiano Ronaldo sends message to Man United fans after bagging latest award

 Cristiano Ronaldo has, on Thursday, sent a message of thanks to the Manchester United faithful, after bagging the club’s Player of the Month award. CR7 is back The headline news at Old Trafford this past summer of course came in the form of Ronaldo’s remarkable return.On the back of a 12-year spell away from the club, United, upon hearing of the Portuguese’s eagerness to depart Italian giants Juventus, showcased little hesitance in swooping to bring their prodigal son back to England.Ronaldo’s ...
Tags: England, Sport, Soccer, Manchester United, Old Trafford, Alex Ferguson, Ronaldo, Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus, United, Red Devils, Villarreal, Paul Pogba, Ballon, Ronaldo Manchester United


Sir Alex Ferguson names the player he feels ‘deserves’ the Ballon d’Or

 Former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has weighed in on the debate surrounding the upcoming Ballon d’Or. Messi joined by Pedri & more The latest round of nominees for the Ballon d’Or were of course announced late last week.After the awarding of the prize – widely regarded as the most prestigious individual accolade in world football – was cancelled last time out due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the first ‘Golden Ball’ for almost two years will be served up late next month.The usual big-h...
Tags: France, Qatar, Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Chelsea, Manchester United, Alex Ferguson, Portugal, Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Cristiano, Messi, Christian Eriksen, Copa América


The player Chelsea’s Thomas Tuchel ‘would give his all to work with’ revealed

A recent report from Spain has suggested that Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is keen to work with Southampton midfielder, James Ward-Prowse. Tuchel likes Ward-Prowse James Ward-Prowse is a product of Southampton’s academy and has, so far, spent his entire career on their books.In that time the 26-year-old has become an integral member of the Saints’ squad, with his ability from dead balls a particular bright point.The midfielder has scored 35 and assisted 42 in all competitions for the Saints and is...
Tags: England, Spain, Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Southampton, Newcastle, Crystal Palace, Stamford Bridge, Saints, Norwich, Ballon, Thomas Tuchel, James Ward Prowse, Golo Kante, Ward Prowse


World Cup berth completes ‘almost perfect’ year for Denmark

Copenhagen (AFP) – With their qualification for the 2022 World Cup, Denmark not only showed their remarkable resilience in the wake of Christian Eriksen’s near-fatal cardiac arrest but served warning of their ambitions in Qatar. A 1-0 win over Austria at a sold-out Parken Stadium on Tuesday clinched Denmark’s place at next year’s finals, a day after Germany became the first country to qualify. “The almost perfect year for the national team has had an almost perfect end,” wrote Danish daily Poli...
Tags: England, Instagram, Scotland, Germany, Qatar, Sport, Austria, Soccer, Wembley, Denmark, Faroe Islands, Copenhagen, Christian Eriksen, Afp, Bild, Ballon


Man City to hold talks over Haaland in January, Juventus eye Bernardo Silva

Two updates concerning potential transfer activity at Manchester City have emerged recently. Man City to hold talks over Haaland The first of these concerns Borussia Dortmund and Norway striker, Erling Haaland.Haaland is one of the hottest prospects in world football at present, still just 21, the hitman is likely to dominate the game for at least the next decade.Haaland has scored 68 and assisted 19 in 67 outings for BVB and, when his release clause comes into play next summer, there is sure to...
Tags: City, Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City, Manchester, Tottenham, The Times, Pep Guardiola, Lionel Messi, Juventus, Norway, Harry Kane, Borussia Dortmund, Messi


'I've been reliving it for 20 months' - why Ballon d'Or winner Hegerberg shed tears on return

After returning from a 20-month injury, former Ballon d'Or winner Ada Hegerberg tells BBC Sport she "feels like a kid again".
Tags: News, Bbc, Ballon, Hegerberg, Ada Hegerberg


Ada Hegerberg: 'I feel like a kid again' after injury comeback

After returning from a 20-month injury, former Ballon d'Or winner Ada Hegerberg tells BBC Sport she "feels like a kid again".
Tags: Football, Bbc, Ballon, Ada Hegerberg


Chelsea’s Mason Mount on prospect of winning the Ballon d’Or

Chelsea stars feature heavily in Ballon d’Or nominations The top 30 list for the 2020 Ballon d’Or has been revealed during the last week.Unsurprisingly, Chelsea, who won the 2021 Champions League, are heavily featured on the list.The Blues have five players on the list, including Romelu Lukaku who also won the Serie A with Inter Milan this year.Elsewhere, Cezar Azpilicueta, N’Golo Kante, Jorginho and Mason Mount all made the list.Said quartet played a key role in Chelsea’s Champions League succe...
Tags: Germany, Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Italy, Inter Milan, Romelu Lukaku, Mourinho, Jorginho, Ballon, Mount, Antonio Rudiger, Eddie Newton, Mason Mount, Kai Havertz, Salah De Bruyne


Liverpool star the latest to speak out about Edouard Mendy’s Ballon D’or Snub

Sadio Mane joins Koulibaly in expressing outrage for compatriot Earlier today, news broke of Kalidou Koulibaly’s outrage that Edouard Mendy was not nominated for the Ballon D’or. The 2021 Ballon d’Or nominees are here 🏆 Who should win? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/DNB5zXTRBC — ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) October 8, 2021 Speaking after Senegal’s clash with Namibia, the Napoli defender, and fellow Senegalese player, said:“We have to do double the work to be well evaluated. It is a shame that Edouard is not one of the...
Tags: Senegal, Sport, Soccer, Liverpool, Fifa, Portugal, Espn, Namibia, Napoli, Sadio Mane, Ballon, Mendy, Kalidou Koulibaly, Koulibaly, Diogo Jota, Edouard Mendy


Manchester United dealt blow as Real Madrid enter the race for new France star

Tchouameni the latest France star France emerged on the right side of a 2-1 scoreline to clinch the Nations League trophy against an impressive Spain side that ultimately fell just short. Despite falling behind to a Mikel Oyarzabal strike early in the second half, Les Blues rallied and goals from Karim Benzema and Kylian Mbappe proved enough to see off the competition and lift the trophy come full-time. 🇫🇷 France become the first team to win the World Cup, the EURO and the Nations League! 👏👏👏#Na...
Tags: France, Spain, Sport, Euro, Soccer, Chelsea, Manchester United, Fifa, Real Madrid, Juventus, Monaco, United, Paul Pogba, Karim Benzema, Casemiro, Ballon


Real Madrid enter the race for Man United-linked Tchouameni

Tchouameni the latest France star France emerged on the right side of a 2-1 scoreline to clinch the Nations League trophy against an impressive Spain side that ultimately fell just short. Despite falling behind to a Mikel Oyarzabal strike early in the second half, Les Blues rallied and goals from Karim Benzema and Kylian Mbappe proved enough to see off the competition and lift the trophy come full-time. 🇫🇷 France become the first team to win the World Cup, the EURO and the Nations League! 👏👏👏#Na...
Tags: France, Spain, Sport, Euro, Soccer, Chelsea, Manchester United, Fifa, Real Madrid, Juventus, Monaco, United, Paul Pogba, Karim Benzema, Casemiro, Ballon


“We have to work twice as hard”- Kalibou Koulibaly slams FIFA over Edouard Mendy’s major Ballon D’or Nominee snub

Edouard Mendy’s stellar season Edouard Mendy was viewed largely as a backup when he was signed from Lille 18 months ago in a 21 million pound move (as per transfermarkt). However, he quickly became the undisputed no.1 at Stamford Bridge, helping his side to a famous Champions League win with some crucial saves in both the semi-final and the final.He has continued in this vein again this season, and has again been crucial in Chelsea’s current good form, with the highest prevented goals in the Pre...
Tags: Germany, Senegal, Sport, PL, Soccer, Chelsea, Premier League, Fifa, Lionel Messi, Blues, Lille, Espn, Stamford Bridge, Ballon, Mendy, Antonio Rudiger


African soccer players sitting on the verge of greatness

African soccer players now frequently become household names in soccer fans’ lives. For example, Mo Salah and Riyadh Mahrez recently earned recognition on the 30-man Ballon d’Or shortlist. Sadio Mane is one of England’s most... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: England, Africa, Sport, Soccer, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Ballon, Silas, Victor Osimhen, Mo Salah, Riyadh Mahrez, African Soccer, Kalidou Koulibaly, Achraf Hakimi, Wilfred Ndidi, Andre Onana


Timo Werner hands Thomas Tuchel a boost as Chelsea stars, past and present, bag all 4 goals in Germany rout

 Germany booked their spot at next year’s World Cup on Monday night, courtesy of a Chelsea-themed drubbing of North Macedonia. Werner at the double Hansi Flick’s men were back in action a short time ago.In the nation’s final outing of the international break, Die Mannschaft made the trip to Skopje, for a World Cup qualifying showdown with North Macedonia.Germany headed into proceedings aiming to keep alive a stellar qualification campaign to date, which had seen them rattle off wins in six of th...
Tags: London, Germany, Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Southampton, Bayern Munich, Lionel Messi, Roman Abramovich, Thomas Muller, Stamford Bridge, Romelu Lukaku, Serge Gnabry, Timo Werner, Skopje, ESPN FC


Barcelona supporters highlight Benzema comparison after Memphis Depay breaks Dutch international record

 The head-turning production managed by Memphis Depay to date in 2021 has caused something of a stir amongst Barcelona’s fanbase on Monday night. Oranje cruising Depay is of course currently locked in action with his country.In their latest qualifying fixture for next year’s World Cup in Qatar, the Netherlands welcomed minnows Gibraltar to De Kuip stadium.Louis van Gaal’s men headed into proceedings aiming to keep alive a solid qualification record to this point, which had seen them rack up five...
Tags: Qatar, Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Liverpool, Netherlands, Louis Van Gaal, Real Madrid, Gibraltar, Memphis, Memphis Depay, Karim Benzema, Virgil Van Dijk, Feyenoord, Depay, Benzema


Chelsea’s Mason Mount speaks out on chances of beating Lionel Messi to Ballon d’Or glory

 Chelsea star Mason Mount has, on Monday, responded to his inclusion on the shortlist for the upcoming Ballon d’Or. Messi joined by Pedri & more The latest round of nominees for the Ballon d’Or were of course announced late last week.After the awarding of the prize – widely regarded as the most prestigious individual accolade in world football – was cancelled last time out due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the first ‘Golden Ball’ for almost two years will be served up late next month.The usual big-h...
Tags: England, France, Germany, Sport, Barcelona, Hungary, Soccer, Chelsea, Manchester City, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Blues, Roman Abramovich, Messi, Chelsea FC, Christian Eriksen


Mount just getting started after Ballon d’Or nomination

London (AFP) – England and Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount said on Monday it was special to see his name included on the 30-man shortlist for the Ballon d’Or. But the 22-year-old insisted he is just... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: England, London, Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Afp, Ballon, Mason Mount


Roman Abramovich ‘increasingly convinced’ Eden Hazard would be one of best in the world if he returned to Chelsea

A recent report from Spain has suggested that Chelsea, namely Roman Abramovich, is looking at the possibility of bringing Eden Hazard back to Stamford Bridge. Hazard’s fall from grace Eden Hazard would spend seven prosperous years plying his trade in the Premier League with Chelsea.During that period the Belgian cemented himself as one of the Premier League’s most feared attackers.He would also help Chelsea secure two Premier League titles, an FA Cup, a League Cup and two Europa Leagues. Hazard ...
Tags: London, Germany, Spain, Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Premier League, Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo, Belgium, Roman Abramovich, Gareth Bale, Eden Hazard, Stamford Bridge, Ballon, Los Blancos


Lionel Messi is being proven right about Chelsea’s Mason Mount & Man City star

Lionel Messi made comments regarding both Chelsea’s Mason Mount and Manchester City’s Phil Foden and is now seemingly being proven right. Messi’s comments on Foden & Mount The Argentine is of course one of, if not the greatest player to ever grace a football pitch.As a result, any praise from Messi is obviously a huge feather in any player’s cap.And, back in March of 2020, Messi would make positive comments on both Chelsea’s Mason Mount and Manchester City’s Phil Foden.On Mount, Messi stated:“Ha...
Tags: Europe, England, Germany, Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Manchester City, Lionel Messi, Messi, Man City, Chelsea Fc News, Ballon, Mount, Saul, CIES Football Observatory, Foden


Lionel Messi sets new international record, just days after Cristiano Ronaldo does the same

Messi makes international history Argentine and now PSG superstar Lionel Messi has once again made history during his national team’s clash with Uruguay. Lionel Scaloni’s side ultimately ran out 3-0 winners, thanks to goals fro Rodrigo de Paul and Lautaro Martinez, but it was the little magician Messi that opened the scoring for his side.With his first half goal, the former Barcelona legend has now hit 80 goals for the Albiceste. This makes him the first South American player to reach 80 goals i...
Tags: Qatar, Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Manchester United, Portugal, Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Brazil, Argentina, Pele, Uruguay, Messi, Afa, Psg


Insight provided into Cristiano Ronaldo’s ‘Siuu’ celebration

 Poland manager Paulo Sousa has this weekend provided his take on the iconic celebration coined by Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldo on target CR7 was of course back in action on Saturday night.Ahead of their only competitive outing of the international break, at home to Luxembourg next Tuesday, Portugal brushed off the rust in a friendly meeting with Qatar – next year’s World Cup hosts.Fernando Santos’ men actually only faced off against the Asian outfit a little over a month ag...
Tags: Greece, Qatar, Sport, Soccer, Manchester United, Portugal, Champions League, Ronaldo, Cristiano Ronaldo, Poland, Luxembourg, Man United, Paulo Sousa, Villarreal, Jose Fonte, Ballon


Watch Chelsea’s Armando Broja prove his remarkable talents once again with stunning winner vs Hungary

 On-loan Chelsea striker Armando Broja continued to catch the eye this evening, courtesy of a wonderful solo goal during Albania’s meeting with Hungary. Who is Broja? Broja, 20, has been on the books in in West London for a full 12 years now.The 6ft 3in talent had previously spent time lining out for capital rivals Tottenham, but eventually opted to take his talents to Chelsea in 2009.And the Blues’ decision to snap Broja up has since proven an inspired one.The Slough native has gone on to estab...
Tags: Qatar, Sport, Hungary, Soccer, Chelsea, Premier League, Manchester City, Italy, Tottenham, Poland, Belgium, Albania, Frank Lampard, Stamford Bridge, Romelu Lukaku, Group


Cristiano Ronaldo sets another international benchmark with goal vs Qatar

 Portugal and Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo etched his name ever-further into the history books of international football on Saturday. Qatar downed CR7 and co. were back in action a short time ago.Ahead of their only competitive outing of the international break, at home to Luxembourg next Tuesday, Portugal tonight brushed off the rust in a friendly meeting with Qatar – next year’s World Cup hosts.Fernando Santos’ men actually only faced off against the Asian outfit a little over a mo...
Tags: Scotland, Qatar, Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Manchester United, Portugal, Cristiano Ronaldo, Luxembourg, Juventus, Jose Fonte, Ballon, Fernando Santos, Andre Silva, Estadio Algarve, Diogo Dalot