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Portugal stepping out of Ronaldo’s long shadow at World Cup

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — To Bruno Fernandes, World Cup teammate Cristiano Ronaldo is the most famous athlete in sports. Joao Felix has described Ronaldo as “irreplaceable.”. Gonçalo Ramos, Portugal’s new 21-year-old star, has never known his national team without Ronaldo involved in it. A future without...
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Portugal deny reports that Cristiano Ronaldo threatened to leave World Cup

The Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) has denied reports that Cristiano Ronaldo threatened to walk out on Portugal’s World Cup campaign. The 37-year-old was on the bench for his country’s last-16 win against Switzerland by Fernando Santos, having reacted poorly to being substituted in the final group game against South Korea.
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Man United transfer target to cost €120m, he dreams of playing in the Premier League

Atletico Madrid forward Joao Felix will reportedly be on the move in 2023, with the Portugal international’s asking price set to be around €120million, with his agent exploring options for him. This is according to Fabrizio Romano in the Daily Briefing, his exclusive CaughtOffside column on Substack, with...

Football rumours: Liverpool make big step in pursuit of Morocco’s Sofyan Amrabat

What the papers sayThe Sun reports Liverpool have taken the lead in the pursuit of Fiorentina midfielder Sofyan Amrabat. The paper, via Foot Mercato, says Tottenham were previously linked with the 26-year-old, but the Reds are now frontrunners for his signature, having met with the Morocco international prior to the World Cup.Atletico Madrid are reportedly open to fielding offers for Joao Felix. The Daily Mail – citing Spanish broadcaster TVE – says the forward is eager to part ways with the club, with Atletico bosses looking to offload him as soon as January.Manchester United forward Alejandro Garnacho is set for...
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Manchester United report: Cody Gakpo opens door to Old Trafford switch

Manchester United target Cody Gakpo has admitted he would consider a move to Old Trafford. The PSV attacker has starred for the Netherlands at World Cup 2022, scoring three goals in his four appearances in Qatar. We check over 250 million products every day for the best prices. Thank you...

Cristiano Ronaldo did not threaten to leave World Cup – Portuguese Federation

The Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) has quashed reports Cristiano Ronaldo threatened to walk out on Portugal’s World Cup campaign.The 37-year-old was left on the bench for his country’s 6-1 last-16 win over Switzerland by boss Fernando Santos, having reacted poorly to being substituted in the final group game against South Korea.He came on as a second-half substitute, but it was the first time since Euro 2008 that the former Manchester United, Real Madrid and Juventus forward was left out of a starting line-up at a major tournament since Euro 2008 and he held summit talks with Santos on Wednesday. ...
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Man Utd create extra January spending money with Ronaldo release

Manchester United have created extra funds for the January market after the release of Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldo was cut loose by United last month after a critical interview with Piers Morgan. The Manchester Evening News says releasing Ronaldo without any pay-off has handed United an extra £18m in spending money...
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The Van Gaal effect: Why dancing Netherlands' manager's philosophy is perfectly suited to the World Cup stage

The Oranje’s impressive run in Qatar has proven there is still plenty of life in the old dog, but can the veteran boss take them all the way?. ''In Louis we trust'' - the Netherlands’ simple response to NBA legend Charles Barkley’s claims that the United States would ''open a can of whoop-*ss'' on them in the last 16 of the World Cup spoke volumes over the mood of optimism in the Dutch camp.