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Ronaldo has famously ‘ugly’ bust replaced in Portugal

The controversial bronze statue of Cristiano Ronaldo has been replaced, Portuguese media reported on Monday morning. Ronaldo, famously known for his good looks – was left red faced after the unveiling of a statue at in Madeira 16 months ago, which was seen by thousands at the city’s airport. The Real Madrid forward, who was born in the capital Funchal saw his sculpt designed by local artist Emanuel Santos, but it has now been removed. The original was swapped on Friday at the request of the Real Madrid superstar’s entourage,…

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Cristiano Ronaldo accepts two-year prison sentence and £16.5m fine over tax fraud

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has accepted a two-year prison sentence and £16.5m fine over tax fraud. Following the Champions League final last month against Liverpool, Ronaldo has been at the forefront of Spanish media, having not fully confirmed his future at Madrid yet and been involved in off-field tax fraud case. Ronaldo, who first denied any wrong doing in accusations that he had defrauded the Spanish treasury between 2011 and 2014 – has now pleaded guilty and been given his terms. Lawyers and agents representing the former Manchester United…

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World Cup 2018: Group B Team Profile – Portugal

Profile Nickname: A Seleção das Quinas (Selection of the Quinas) Group: B Best World Cup: Third, 1966 Last World Cup: Group stage, 18th Odds to win: 25/1 (Bet365) How did they reach the World Cup? Portugal were drawn into Group B, coincidentally, during the UEFA qualification stage for the World Cup. With the likes of Hungary, Faroe Islands, Latvia and Andorra in the same pool, it looked like a piece of cake for the European champions. Yet, their main rival for the sole automatic qualification was Switzerland, and it was…

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Cristiano Ronaldo leaving Real Madrid this summer confirmed?

Cristiano Ronaldo will call time on his Real Madrid career this summer, according to Portuguese outfit Record. Ronaldo, who is now 33, joined Madrid in 2009 and has a current contract at the Santiago Bernabeu until 2021. He became the first player to win five Champions League titles last month after Madrid beat Liverpool, but celebrations quickly turned to future talk with the former Manchester United man saying he will address just that in the coming weeks. Reports linking him back to Old Trafford have been rife in recent times, whilst…

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Decisive week for Ronaldo as tax evasion case comes to a close

Cristiano Ronaldo faces a decisive week as he has been told to pay the full sum in his tax evasion case or face criminal charges. Diario AS are amongst those Spanish media outlets to report the news on Ronaldo, who has been at the forefront of the newspapers after discussing his future following the Champions League final win over Liverpool at the weekend. The Portuguese international has been asked to pay the outstanding balance of €14.7m, plus charges on top which equate to a total of €28m. According to El Mundo and…

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Paris Saint Germain to make ‘major’ play for Ronaldo this summer

Cristiano Ronaldo will be subject to a bid from Paris Saint Germain this summer after fears continue to grow at Real Madrid over his future. Madrid beat English side Liverpool in Kiev last Saturday evening to win their third successive title and Ronaldo’s fifth individual honour. The Portuguese international failed to score in the final but finished as the competitions leading scorer on 15 goals. Following the win over Jurgen Klopp’ side – the former Manchester United man addressed his future. “In the next few days I’ll give an answer…

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Cristiano Ronaldo not included in Real Madrid’s kit launch, but why?

Cristiano Ronaldo missed Real Madrid’s 2018/2019 kit launch due to contract terms with Nike. The Portuguese international was not included in Madrid’s promotional material for their new jersey which will debut next season, causing a stir on social media. However, the former Manchester United man had a valid reason for being out of the picture – being told by boot supplier Nike, that he was not contractually able to be included in the promotion, which is through kit supplier Adidas. Madrid beat English side Liverpool in Kiev on Saturday evening…

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La Liga End of Season Awards: XI of the Year

In LaLigaNews’ latest end of season awards series, we outline our Team of the Season to play under Manager of the Season Quique Setien. First up is the formation. 2017/18 has been an incredible season tactically, with 4-4-2 making an unexpected return at the expense of attacking tridents. It’s caused Zinedine Zidane a selection headache but there can be no doubting that it is the in fashion formation in Spain, being the preferred tactic of all sides in the top four. Goalkeeper : Jan Oblak (Atletico Madrid) The winner of…

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Ronaldo’s Champions League celebrations turn to future talk

Cristiano Ronaldo will give Real Madrid a decision on his future when he joins up with the Portuguese national side next week. Madrid beat English side Liverpool in Kiev on Saturday evening to win their third successive title and Ronaldo’s fifth individual honour. The Portuguese international failed to score in the final but finished as the competitions leading scorer on 15 goals. Following the win over Jurgen Klopp’ side – the former Manchester United man addressed his future. “In the next few days I’ll give an answer to the fans,”…

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Champions League Final outcome not dependent on Ronaldo or Salah: a preview

On Saturday night in Kiev, Liverpool and Real Madrid will go head to head in the Champions League Final. Madrid, will be looking to claim their 13th European crown while Liverpool will be after their 6th, which would elevate them to third in the all time winners chart just behind AC Milan on seven. Last season, Real Madrid became the first team since the formulation of the Champions League to retain it the following year. Needless to say, they will also be the first team to win it three years…

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