Apr 102017
 

Football, absolutely the most popular game in the world  with more than 4 billion fans in the world.With such a big fan bases you can bet that there are millions in the game for the most famous players.

Here is a list of the top 10 richest football players in the world

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Jan 132017
 

Only Chelsea and Tottenham have won more league games at home this season than Burnley so Southampton face a tall order at Turf Moor, especially as Claude Puel’s side are still struggling in front of goal. Former Burnley player Jay Rodriguez will be hoping to put that right to end a miserable run of three consecutive league defeats. Graham Searles

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Jan 132017
 

Tottenham vs West Brom: Team News, Predicted Line ups, Betting Tips – originally posted on Sportslens.com

Tottenham vs West Brom Prediction, Betting Tips, Preview & Live Stream Info ahead of this weekend’s Premier League fixture. 

Tottenham vs West Brom
English Premier League 2016/17
14th January, 12:30 pm BST
White Hart Lane, London
Live Stream: Watch Spurs vs West Brom live on Sky Sports 1

TOTTENHAM TEAM NEWS & PREVIEW

Tottenham host West Brom on Saturday, with the north London club looking to make it six wins in a row in the Premier League.

Spurs are on a great run at the moment, and are firmly into the title race. They are third in the league with 42 points, seven behind Chelsea, and will be looking to reduce the gap between them.

The improvement in results has coincided with the return to form of Dele Alli. The England midfielder has scored six goals in his last three games, including a brace against the leaders Chelsea in Spurs’s last Premier League game.

Mauricio Pochettino is likely to make changes in the side that won 2-0 against Aston Villa in the FA Cup last Sunday, with the likes of Jan Vertonghen, Danny Rose, Kyle Walker and Harry Kane being expected to start.

Erik Lamela is still recovering from a hip problem. He is unlikely to play against the Baggies.

Predicted Tottenham Starting Lineup (3-4-2-1): Lloris, Dier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Walker, Wanyama, Dembele, Rose, Alli, Eriksen, Kane

WEST BROM TEAM NEWS & PREVIEW

West Brom have recovered well after their back to back defeats against Manchester United and Arsenal with two straight wins in the Premier League.

The Baggies have lost four away games already, and need to improve that record. However, they have a good record against Spurs, having lost just once in their last seven meetings.

Saido Berahino has returned to fitness but it remains to be seen whether he features in the starting XI as he is way short of match fitness. Jonny Evans will miss out on this game for the Baggies. Chris Brunt will be assessed closer to kick off.

Predicted West Brom Starting Lineup (4-2-3-1): Foster, Galloway, Olsson, McAuley, Dawson, Yacob, Fletcher, Phillips, Morrison, Chadli, Rondon

TOTTENHAM VS WEST BROM KEY STATS

2 – West Brom have won their last two Premier League games

3 – Tottenham have drawn their three matches against West Brom in all competitions

5 – Tottenham have won their last five home matches in the Premier League

TOTTENHAM VS WEST BROM BETTING TIPS

Spurs are on a great run at the moment, and they are favourites to win the game. It should be a tight game, but bet on them to win on Saturday.

Alli has scored seven goals in his last four Premier League games. The England midfielder is on 7/2 with Ladbrokes to score the first goal of the match.

TOTTENHAM VS WEST BROM PREDICTION

West Brom are a well organised side, and they will be looking to frustrate the home side with defensive tactics. Tottenham boast of the second best home record in the division, and a home victory is the most likely outcome.

Prediction: Tottenham 1-0 West Brom

From Sportslens.com – Football News | Football Blog

Jun 092016
 

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Real Madrid star man Cristiano Ronaldo dazzles in new Nike advert ahead of the 2016 Euros. The captain of Portugal football team has been known for been incredible in his ads for the sports company but this one is just too good to overlook.

At the beginning of the video, Ronaldo appears to beat an England player before dashing down the wing with the ball. Just before the ball goes out of play, he crosses it into the penalty area before stumbling right into the spectators. The clash with one of the spectators see him swap personalities with a young boy. In the next scene of the ad, Ronaldo wakes up in the boy’s place and the boy in his place. After a difficult time accepting their new status, they both go on to prove themselves on the pitch. Little by little, the real Ronaldo in the boy’s body begins to prove himself. Then he is given the opportunity to meet the his body on the pitch in the person of Ronaldo.

They clash on the pitch and their personalities switches back. This is just one of those fantastic ads from Nike that is a must see for all football fans. The ad also features Everton’s John Stones, Barkley, Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney and about 13 other football stars. Fellow Portuguese Nuno Gomes was also featured in the ad.

Click on the link below to watch the full ad.

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Jun 082016
 

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Jose Mourinho made his first signing as Manchester United’s coach by bringing in Ivorian defender Eric Bailly from Spanish side Villareal. The central defender joined the Red Devils from the Spanish side on a four-years contract  which could be extended further for two more years.

Bailly who has appeared 15 times for his country Ivory Coast joined the Yellow Submarines just 18 months back. he has been pipped by the Portuguese coach as the next Sergio Ramos and that is probably why United went for him since they could not get the Real Madrid captain. Although Ramos is the more experienced one of the pair but what Bailly lacks in experience he makes up for in strength and toughness.

“Eric is a young central defender with great natural talent. He has progressed well to date and has the potential to become one of the best around,” former Chelsea manager who took over from Louis van Gaal in May, said.

The young Ivorian has played 47 times for Villareal since joining from Espanyol back in 2015. He was part of Villareal’s defence line that conceded only 35 goals in 38 La Liga matches last season. The signing of Eric Bailly is a good one for Manchester United as they look to build up a good team and challenge for the Premier League title next season. The player believes that working with the current United coach would help him develop in the right way, at the right club. He would most likely mount the central defence position along side Chris Smalling in the coming season.

Jun 072016
 

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Leicester City’s top striker Jamie Vardy who sparked the interest of a lot of top English clubs after leading the club to the Premier League title last season has been on Arsenal’s radar for a while now. Speculations have been flying around as to whether the English man would remain put with his current club or if the Gunners would be able to lure him away.

The talk about where he would be is hotting up while the striker is away at the Euro’s in France performing his national duty. Arsenal were hoping to tie up the deal for the England striker before the flew to France after triggering his £20million release clause in his contract. On the other hand, England coach Roy Hodgson doesn’t want any of his players distracted by transfer business while they are in France so the fact that the squad has jetted off is a setback for the gunners. The coach has even asked the player to forget about his potential Arsenal move and focus on being the best he can for the Three Lions.

Leicester City as a club doesn’t want the English man to leave as they have offered him an improved contract in a bid to keep him at the club. Vardy’s teammates have also made an emotional plea with him to stop him from leaving the foxes this summer. Jamie Vardy had earlier promised to give the Gunners boss, Arsene Wenger a reply by Monday but he ended up not contacting the french man and this has left Arsenal in the dark about their position. Arsene Wenger believes that the English man would have accepted Arsenal’s offer after they met his buy out clause that is,if indeed he was keen on joining the Gunners.

so whether the English man would remain at Leicester City or not is what we would have to wait to find out.

Jun 032016
 

Manchester United have stepped up their pursuit of former player Paul Pogba, offering a British transfer record fee of £60m to Juventus. This is according to the Sun newspaper at least, with the tabloid claiming United’s new manager Jose Mourinho has sanctioned the bid in the hope fellow suitors Barcelona may be caught cold so early in the transfer window.

The Spanish champions are also known admirers of the French international midfielder who left Old Trafford under something of a cloud in 2012, having become frustrated with a lack of first-team opportunities. It remains to be seen whether Italian champions Juventus hold out for a rival bid from Barcelona or another interested party, but should they accept United’s advances, then the Premier League club’s position will be in a position of real strength.

Having won four successive Serie A titles with 23-year-old Pogba in their ranks, the general consensus is that Juventus are reticent, yet realistic, about their man seeking a fresh challenge this summer.

Although he may have felt unloved under Sir Alex Ferguson in his brief stay at Old Trafford as a teenager, rumours suggest the midfield maestro is not hung up about past indiscretions, especially with a new era launching at Old Trafford under Mourinho.

Manchester United supporters will desperately be hoping bygones are just that, as the youngster who forced his way out of the club four years ago has gone on to become a midfield maestro.

Pogba is set for an instrumental role at his home Euros with France, where Les Bleus are contenders to lift the trophy.

Jun 022016
 

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Real Madrid superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo has surprised his fans by how he chose to ‘spend’ his Champions League bonus of nearly £500,000.

According to reports from Spain, the Portuguese footballer NEVER touched the money. Instead, he asked agent Jorge Mendes to give the huge haul to ‘the needy’.

Spanish journalist, Pipi Estrada revealed that, before last week’s final, the Real Madrid superstar “had spoken with (agent) Jorge Mendes and asked him to take charge of distributing the money to the needy”.

Three-time world player of the year Ronaldo sparked doubts over his fitness with a muted display in the showpiece against Atletico Madrid in Milan, although he fired the penalty shootout winner.

But any short-term criticism he receives might be overshadowed by the long-term good his donation of 600,000 Euros (£463,000) will do.

The Sun UK reports that “Last year Ronaldo, 31, was third on the Forbes rich list of sporting competitors, reportedly earning £34million from pay and bonuses PLUS £17m from endorsements.

“That total of £51m pipped the £47.5m reputedly accrued by Barcelona’s Lionel Messi.

“But even their combined earnings were eclipsed by two boxing legends, Filipino legend Manny Pacquiao picking up £103m and American Floyd Mayweather £193m.”

Ronaldo has however insisted that none of that matters to him. He won three Premier League titles and the Champions League with United, before taking the Spanish crown and twice more Europe’s top domestic competition with Real.

Jun 012016
 

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European Champions Spain, scored six past Korea Republic in their last friendly before their kick off in this year’s competition. Spain made light of the match with the goal tally while Korea Republic were only able to pull one back late in the second half of the game.

Manchester City midfielder, David Silva opened the scoring for the Spaniards in the 30th minute of the game with a stunning free kick. just two minutes after, another Premier League midfielder, Cesc Fabregas doubled Spain’s lead. Celta Vigo star Nolito is beginning to cement his position in the team by showing his prowess in front of goal. He scored the third and fifth goal of the match. Juventus striker Alvaro Morata also got a double, his last coming in the 89th minute to round off the match.

Spain’s national team coach, Vincente Del Bosque made just four changes to the team that beat Bosnia 3-1 by including legendary goalkeeper Iker Casillas, Andres Iniesta, Gerard Pique and Alvaro Morata. surely Alvaro Morata showed the coach what he could do in front of goal. at half time, spain also made four changes and this was to give some playing time to Jordi Alba, Thiago Alcantara, Sergio Busquets and Pedro.

Spain would be hoping to have this kind of performance in their opening game against Czech Republic in the Euro’s unlike what happened during the last World Cup in Brazil against Netherlands.

 

May 282016
 

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Real Madrid are the winners of the UEFA Champions League competition for a record 11th time. The Spanish club has now won it two times in three years by beating the same opponents but this time they had to wait till the penalty shoot out before the game was decided.

The encounter started quite thrilling as expected with both sides going hard at each other. The referee of the day, Mark Clattenburg had to calm the players down in the opening ten minutes of the game due to the high tension of the game. Real came close in the first quarter of the game when Gareth Bale’s cross was met by Caseimero in the area but Oblak was fast to keep it out of the goal. In the 15th minute from the same spot kick Madrid took the lead when Toni Kroos cross into the area was deflected by Bale before Sergio Ramos kicked it past the Atletico goal keeper.

The first half ended with Real Madrid in front but just 5 minutes into the second half, Atletico Madrid had a golden opportunity to draw level when they were awarded a penalty but their star man Antionne Griezman saw his shot bounced back after hitting the top of the goal post.

It wasn’t going to end like that, Atletico Madrid finally drew level through Yannick in the 79th minute and the game went into extra time. During the extra time, none for the Spanish teams could spring up any surprises and the game was later decided by a penalty shoot out. Both teams scored their first three spot kicks but Atletico’s fourth which was taken by Juanfran was saved. Cristiano Ronaldo who was Real Madrid’s final spot taker scored the fifth and that buried what was a thrilling encounter between the two sides.

Zinedine Zidane who won the competition as a player for Real Madrid has now won it with the Spanish club as a coach too. What a night it is for the Frenchman.