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Real have a very good squad; they can go toe to toe with any...

After a tough season in 2020-21, Real Madrid would start fresh today against Deportivo Alaves and kick off the new La Liga season with the intent to win the title and dream big. Under the new manager, Carlo Ancelotti, the Los Blancos would start without their leader Sergio Ramos and start a new era. Ancelotti had been a revolution back in the 2013-14 season and then left the following season where Barcelona triumphed. His return after six years holds a lot of expectations and Ancelotti knows, the going would not be easier.

I am excited about this new stage for my career: Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi has finally signed his eagerly anticipated Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) contract to complete the move that confirms the end of a career-long association with Barcelona and sends PSG into a new era.

After 21 years, here I’m leaving: Lionel Messi

Now, the time has come to leave the club after spending twenty-one years. Lionel Messi confirmed that in the press conference today.

Our institution is above everything else: Joan Laporta

The world has turned upside down as soon as the news broke out that Lionel Messi would leave Barcelona. Last year, the same school of thought persisted and it was a huge drama staged by fans and media regarding the exit of Messi. At the end of the day, Messi stayed in Barca, and this year, it has been officially confirmed, Messi is leaving Barca, AGAIN! Well, only time can tell what would happen in the end!

Dani Alves was an idol of mine: Emerson

Brazil have never been shy of producing attacking flying full-backs with the ability to secure the defence as well. Emerson is the new edition to the long list of Brazilian full-backs. After spending a successful season with Real Betis, the time has come for him to join the Barca brigade and carry the legacy of Dani Alves.

There was one moment I looked at [Eriksen] and he was gone: Martin Braithwaite

It was one of the most shocking moments in the history of football when, all of a sudden, Christian Eriksen of Denmark and Inter, collapsed in the middle of the group match against Finland. He suffered a cardiac arrest and at one point, it seemed that the Danish star would not survive. But, thankfully, the medical was competent enough to stabilize Eriksen.  

We are here to do ours, not to observe what is happening on the...

The Brazilian Olympic team started their Tokyo 2020 campaign on a winning note but the job is not done yet. Still, there is a long way to go and someone like Douglas Luiz knows very well about it.

There was a lot of confidence, though not overconfidence, and total commitment: Nery Pumpido

Nery Pumpido is more known as that goalkeeper whose injury against USSR at Naples in Italia 90 paved the way for Sergio Goycochea – who took the tournament by storm, but very few, especially, the new generation of Argentina fanboys don’t even know how Pumpido contributed during that thirteenth World Cup in Mexico – the World Cup of Diego Maradona.

It was about the effort of the club: Diego Simeone

After a 7-year wait, Diego Simeone won the La Liga title again and the race for the title went down the wire and on the last day, the title was decided. Simeone is a relieved man but there is...

The World Cup will be between Italy, Spain and maybe another side: Roberto Mancini

Roberto Mancini is the hero of Italy right now and his success has been an inspiration for others to emulate. From the darkest periods, he has brought Italy back to light and now, yet again, they are right at the top of European Football, but Mancini is a dreamer and wishes to reach higher and earn the accolades of the coach of a World Champion team.

There is a lot of quality in the youngsters and a great commitment from...

The new season is knocking at the door and the new manager of Real Madrid – Carlo Ancelotti is organizing his house with the intention to essay a better season. It is time to move on and rebuild – Ancelotti knows this very well and he also knows, how success matters in Real Madrid.

To become a good team, you need to establish the perfect balance between attack...

Roberto Mancini is the toast of Italy right now and the way he has revolutionized Italian football from the World Cup flops to one of the most spectacular sides at present is an example for all to emulate. People like his hairstyle, his brilliant sense of dressing and his cool and composed manner.

It’s great to be coming back now: Gareth Southgate

The tactics of English coach Gareth Southgate had been criticized, but right now, it seems, his moves during the critical junctures of the knockout stages proved clinical.

I haven’t read the farewell letter, whoever wrote it was not Zidane: Florentino Perez

The 2020-21 season was a tough one for Real Madrid and at the end of the season, Zinedine Zidane and Real Madrid left the club – in between their departure, the European Super League saga jolted the Football World, where Florentino Perez, the charismatic President of Real Madrid, was at the centre of all the harsh criticism. Thankfully, the concept of Super League met a sad end and Perez is concentrating on rebuilding the best club of the century.

I feel as motivated or even more motivated than I was in 2004: Cristiano...

The defending champions Portugal are placed in a group along with France, Hungary and Germany; still, the best player in the world is motivated and confident that he and his team would be able to get through.

I’m still not 100 percent so we’ll see what we’ll do: Eden Hazard

Since Eden Hazard left Chelsea, all have been not well with his fitness status – in the white shirt has been absolutely dismal and even for the national team, his fitness issues are becoming a headache for all.

There might be more on this one now as the time may be running...

Time is running out for the golden generation of Belgium, says Jordan Lukaku

I am very proud to have represented the badge, that I will always be...

That I am very proud to have represented the badge, that I will always be a Madridista, that I will watch games at the Bernabeu again one day and that I gave everything in every game. I hope people remember me fondly.

Today our priority is to win the European Championship: Karim Benzema

Carlo Ancelotti is also back on the Real Madrid bench, and Benzema revealed that the Italian has been welcomed by all the players in the Los Blancos squad.

Manchester United progressed well, believes Rio Ferdinand

Rio Ferdinand believes Manchester United got what they wanted this season having climbed above Liverpool in the table but urged his former side to "recruit well" this summer.

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