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Join me in Serie A, Ronaldo challenges Messi

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Cristiano Ronaldo has urged long-time rival Lionel Messi to be more like him and push his limits by challenging himself in another league than Spain. “I’d like him to come to Italy one day. I hope he accepts the challenge like me, but if he’s happy there then I respect …

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Modric rewarded for ‘wonderful year’, – Coach Solari

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Croatia midfielder Luka Modric was a deserved winner of the Ballon d’Or award after a “wonderful year” for both club and country, Real Madrid coach Santiago Solari said on Wednesday. The 33-year-old Modric won a third straight Champions League title with Real and was the driving force in a Croatia …

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Ballon d’Or vote: Messi’s fifth place absurd – Barca coach

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Lionel Messi’s fifth-place finish in this year’s Ballon d’Or vote was absurd, his FC Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said of the Spanish champions’ Argentina forward on Tuesday. Real Madrid’s Croatia midfielder Luka Modric took the prize Monday in Paris after winning the UEFA Champions League and being named the tournament’s …

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Luka Modric wins 2018 Ballon d’Or

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Luka Modric has beaten off competition from the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Antoine Griezmann and Lionel Messi to be named the winner of 2018’s Ballon d’Or. The Real Madrid midfielder played a pivotal role for his club as they stormed to a third consecutive Champions League title, as well as …

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Modric accepts prison sentence

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Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric has reportedly admitted two counts of tax fraud and accepted an eight-month suspended prison sentence. Modric is accused of defrauding the Spanish authorities of up to €870,728 (£783,635) in image rights in 2013 and 2014, allegedly using a limited company named after his son and …

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Ronaldo will score against Sassuolo – Coach

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Cristiano Ronaldo is sure to break his scoring duck Sunday against Sassuolo, Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri insisted as he backed the Portuguese star to win the FIFA world player of the year award. Ronaldo skipped Portugal’s Nations League win over Italy to focus on his new club after failing to …

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Madrid report Inter to FIFA over Modric ‘illegal’ pursuit

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Real Madrid have reported Inter Milan to FIFA over an alleged illegal approach for midfielder Luka Modric. The 32-year-old Croat, who captained his country to the World Cup final and was named player of the tournament, has been linked with a move to Serie A. Real president Florentino Perez said …

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