Neymar – Ronaldinho’s artistic style may never be matched

Neymar says Ronaldinho’s artistic style may never be matched after the Barcelona and Brazil icon’s retirement from football was confirmed. Ronaldinho was a member of Brazil’s World Cup-winning squad in 2002, and won the Champions League and two LaLiga medals with Barcelona before helping AC Milan to a Serie A…

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City confirmed defender Otamendi has signed new deal

Manchester City have confirmed defender Nicolas Otamendi has signed a new deal, which will run until 2022. Otamendi’s initial deal was due to expire in 2020, with his new terms tying him to City for an additional two campaigns. The 29-year-old scored the winner as City defeated arch-rivals Manchester United…

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Rodriguez still views Zinedine Zidane as an idol

James Rodriguez still views Zinedine Zidane as an idol despite falling out of favour with the Real Madrid boss prior to his switch to Bayern Munich. The 26-year-old was consequently sent on a two-year loan to Bayern Munich, who possess an option to buy, last July. James harbours no ill-feeling…

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Pato desperate to impress Brazil coach Tite

Alexandre Pato is desperate for the opportunity to impress Brazil coach Tite as he seeks to feature at the World Cup finals. The 28-year-old striker has not appeared for his country since October 2013. Pato, though, netted 15 goals in 24 appearances to help Tianjin Quanjian finish third in the…

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Materazzi: Huge sum for Coutinho is a function of the transfer window

Marco Materazzi feels the huge sum Barcelona paid to sign his former Inter team-mate Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool is a simple function of the transfer market. Barca parted with a fee that could reportedly rise to £142million to secure the services of the Brazil international. Speaking to Omnisport about Coutinho,…

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Iheanacho becomes first player to be awarded a goal by VAR

Leicester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho became the first player in English football to have a goal awarded by the video assistant referee (VAR) system on Tuesday. The much-debated technology, which has been tested at FIFA events and used in Serie A and the Bundesliga this season, made its English debut…

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