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Cristiano Ronaldo said Rivalry with Lionel Messi motivates both players


Cristiano Ronaldo  and Lionel Messi’s rivalry is already regarded by many as the greatest in the history of soccer.

The Real Madrid forward and the Barcelona striker have now won seven Ballon d’Ors in a row. The award is the global accolade that is voted for by soccer professionals to decide who the best player in the world is.

Messi and Ronaldo not only compete with their teams for Spanish and European trophies, but also individually for the world’s top honours and scoring records.

The duo have won each of the past seven Ballon d’Or awards, with Ronaldo earning his third last week. They have also finished as runners-up to each other in six of those years.

This season they also went back and forth as they moved up the Champions League all-time goals chart, with Messi eventually surpassing Raul’s record of 71 a month before Ronaldo did as well.

And Ronaldo said in an interview with France Football to be published this week that their rivalry helps drive each superstar to succeed.

“ I’m sure that the competition between us is a motivating factor for him too. ” Ronaldo said, according to AS. “ It’s good for me, for him and for other players who are keen to grow. ”

“ Messi has four Ballon d’Or awards, I have three. This is all good for the world of football. ”

Cristiano Ronaldo, who was born in Madeira, also admitted in the same interview that despite the fact he is seen as the best soccer player in the world, he is constantly looking to improve his game.


Cristiano Ronaldo confirms split with model Irina Shayk

soccer-ronaldo-shaykPortugal and Real Madrid soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo confirmed Tuesday he has broken up with his longtime girlfriend, Russian model Irina Shayk.

After several weeks of tittle-tattle stoked by Shayk’s no-show at the 2014 Ballon d’Or ceremony last week, Ronaldo issued a statement on Tuesday morning to confirm that the couple has split after five years together.

“ After dating for five years, my relationship with Irina Shayk has come to an end. ” Ronaldo said via a written statement to the Associated Press. “ We believed it would be best for both of us to take this step now. ”

“ I wish Irina the greatest happiness. ” Ronaldo said.

He gave no further details in the brief statement.

The Real Madrid star added that he was making the statement to bring the speculation about their relationship and his private life to an end.

So all things must pass —— to which end Toe Poke presents an “ in memoriam ”  tribute to happier times. All those tennis matches and FIFA galas are now but dust in the wind.

Johan Cruyff thinks Cristiano Ronaldo didn’t deserve Ballon d’Or

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Holland legend, Johan Cruyff has stated that Cristiano Ronaldo winning the Ballon d’Or is ‘absurd’, citing his poor performances for Portugal at the World Cup as the reason. Portugal were knocked out of the group stages on goal difference.

Cruyff won the title three times – 1971, 1973 and 1974 feels that the trophy should have gone to someone, who excelled at the World Cup and not just individually. He added that Toni Kroos should have gotten the award.

Real Madrid star Ronaldo took the award for the 2014 World Player of the Yearat the ceremony in Zurich earlier this month, finishing comfortably ahead of Lionel Messi and Manuel Neuer.

Ronaldo won the Copa del Rey and Champions League last season but had a disappointing World Cup with Portugal, and Cruyff questioned the result, which was decided by the votes of international coaches and captains as well as selected journalists.

” At the highest level of football, individual and collective talent needs to be combined. ” he wrote in his column for the Dutch newspaper in quotes translated by AS. ” So for the second year running, it’s ridiculous that the award has been given to a player that has not played in any exceptional manner and only won a few titles. “

Former Ajax, Barcelona and Netherlands star Cruyff suggested Germany midfielder Toni Kroos — who was also not among the three finalists for the 2013 award — would have been a more deserving recipient in both years.

Kroos, who now plays alongside Ronaldo at the Bernabeu, played a key role in Germany’s World Cup success, and had helped Bayern Munich to success in the Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal and Champions League a year earlier.

” Two years ago Bayern won all the titles they could have and the award was given to Ronaldo instead of Toni Kroos or any other member of that Bayern Munich side. ” Cruyff said.

” In 2014, Kroos was instrumental in Germany winning the World Cup in Brazil, and despite that he wasn’t even among the three finalists. At the same time Cristiano Ronaldo was just a spectator at the tournament in Brazil. “

” It’s quite clear that this is a FIFA award that I can’t take seriously. “

Cristiano Ronaldo has got a new girfriend who was Spanish beauty Lucia Villalon


Cristiano Ronaldo is being linked with a stunning sports reporter after his split from supermodel Irina Shayk.

The Real Madrid star is rumoured to be dating Spanish journalist Lucia Villalon.

Ronaldo posed for a picture with the TV beauty after winning his third Ballon d’Or award last week.

Several Spanish newspapers including heavyweight ABC echoed the rumours later on. 

There was Twitter silence from both Cristiano and the 26-year-old reporter for Real Madrid’s official club channel Real Madrid TV, this afternoon. 

A Real Madrid TV spokesman said: ” We speak about sport and not romances on this channel. “

Irina’s agent confirmed at the weekend her relationship with Ronaldo was over.

It was reported last week Ronaldo, 29, had dumped his model girlfriend over Christmas after she refused to attend a 60th birthday party he was organising in his native Madeira for his beloved mum Dolores.

The footballer is said to have spent New Years Eve alone with his son Ronaldo Jr after the couple’s trip to Dubai ended with a massive argument.

But Shayk’s agent insisted after confirming the break-up: ” She has been very close to his family throughout their relationship. “

” Any negative rumours about Irina’s and Ronaldo’s family are completely false and have not been a factor in the cause of the split. “

” Irina has no comments at the moment. “

Real Madrid goalie Iker Casillas set a precedent at the Spanish club for dating attractive TV reporters by honing in on stunning brunette Sara Carboneras. 

The pair, who have been dating since 2009, now have a one-year-old son called Martin.

During the 2010 FIFA World Cup it was claimed Carbonero, who works for Spanish TV channel Telecinco, caused an unexpected victory for Switzerland during its match against Spain by distracting Casillas.

The claims were later rubbished and the couple’s famously sealed Spain’s subsequent World Cup win by kissing at the end of a live interview.

Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos’s girlfriend Pilar Rubio is also a well-known TV presenter in Spain.

Cristiano fans who attacked Irina after it was revealed last week she and the footballer were history, gave Lucia their blessing today. 

One said on Twitter: ” Hopefully Cristiano’s new girlfriend is Lucia Villalon. “

” They make a perfect couple. “

” Better than with Irina. ”

If Ronaldo is dating the TV presenter, he will be following in the footsteps of teammates Iker Casillas and Sergio Ramos.

The TV girl, who wasn’t in work today after attending Real Madrid’s away win against Getafe yesterday, couldn’t be reached for comment.

Sun Ke creates the Gate of the victory for China

China’s Sun Ke scored a brace to help them to a 2-1 victory over DPR Korea in their Asian Cup match up at a sold out Canberra.



China wasted no time opening the scoring, with a Sun scoring just one minute into play, after getting on the end of a badly defended long ball and slamming it past Myong-Guk.

The DPR Korea side managed to put together some decent spells of possession towards the end of the first half, but were unable to make anything of it.

Three minutes before the end of regulation time in the first half, Ke added a second goal as he get on the end of a pinpoint cross and made no mistakes finding the back of the net.

DPR Korea got on the scoresheet in the 56th minute thanks to an unfortunate Gao Lin own goal; taking the score to 2-1.

North Korea went desperately close to snatching a draw as Pak headed over the bar from close range and substitute So Hyonuk’s shot rattled the crossbar, but they were ultimately condemned to a first pointless Asian Cup campaign.

China continued to dominate and they head into the quarter-finals one of the strongest teams in the tournament. DPR Korea may be heading home, but they game a brave showing in spite of the fact that they were universally unfancied heading into the tournament.

China will face Australia in their quarter-final in Brisbane.

FIFA 15 ULTIMATE TEAM TOTY has some useful update

Welcome back to the final part of the FIFA 15 Team of the Year reveal and EA Sports have no doubt saved the best for last.
It’s been a frantic week for Ultimate Team with the market crash and of course the amount of packs that have been bought this week alone. Today this total will only increase and I wouldn’t be surprised if it near enough doubled with the final players being released.

This year, the FIFA 15 Ultimate Team of the Year will offer the very best defender and goalkeeper rating since the game has been released. German goalie, Manuel Neuer, has been rated at a 96. Neuer, for those who know him is, is an unstoppable force when it comes to prevent those well-timed shots from other players. According to Full FIFA, not even Messi or Ronaldo have been able to break through his defense on the field. That’s rather impressive.FIFA15

As for the other defenders available now within FIFA 15 Ultimate Team, former German captain, Phillip Lahm, is the highest rated defender available within FIFA with a rating of 95. Lahm is joined by Sergio Ramos and Thiago Silva, the two players have ratings of 94 and 93, respectively. Next, David Luiz, with a rating of 89, is joining the Team of the Year releases. Players have been criticizing that Luiz was the odd man, as there were plenty of other options available for the developer to choose from in this release.

However, there shouldn’t be too much time to complain about the player choices, as these are completely limited. Anyone who wants to get their hands on any of these defenders or goalkeepers should do so now. FIFA 15 Ultimate Team continues to be one of the highest rated applications on mobile devices, so be sure to download your own if you are even a tiny bit interesting in the world of football.

Goal!Cristiano Ronaldo scored! Mario Balotelli channels Christiano Ronaldo celebration!

Posted on January 15, 2015 by Liverpool Echo

Mario Balotelli has got himself on the scoresheet… as Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Liverpool striker – playing as Real Madrid on FIFA – poked fun at the recently crowned Ballon d’or winner after he ripped out a “CHOOOO” or “SIIIII”, depending on what noise Ronaldo produced during Friday’s ceremony in Zurich.

Siiiiii! @desmondnze

Mario Balotelli has got himself on the scoresheet… as Cristiano Ronaldo.

Mario Balotelli playing Real Madrid on Pre-Evolution Soccer.He poked fun at  the recently crowned Ballon d’or winner after he ripped out a “CHOOOO” or “SIIIII”, depending on what noise Ronaldo produced during Friday’s ceremony in Zurich.Balotelli and his fellow footballer Desmond N’Ze were keeping themselves entertained on the XBOXwhen the Italian notched his goal,the controller on the mantelpiece proving he’s not fond of the PlayStation.Balotelli filmed the celebration, showing a sheepish N’Ze before turning the camera on his own face.He is very happy.
He posted the video to his Instagram account which amassed over 30,000 likes within half an hour.
But Liverpool fans hope he started celebrating goals with actually scores rather than the virtual kind.


Balotelli and his fellow footballer Desmond N’Ze were keeping themselves entertained on the XBOX

Do you want to fully enjoy the pleasure that FIFA2015 brings you? Click it!

FIFA 2015 Ultimate Team is finally available on the App Store and soccer fans all over the world have started collecting cards to create the strongest possible team. Becoming a true champion in the game is no easy feat, considering the huge amount of customization possibilities offered by the game. Not everything is truly easy to understand in FIFA 2015 Ultimate Team and this is what this guide is for: revealing and detailing some useful tips and strategies that will make the game even more fun than before.

FIFA 2015 Ultimate Team is a unique combination between a sports and card game, as all players, balls, kits can only be obtained through cards. These cards are found inside card packs, which can only be obtained by playing the game or purchasing them with real money. Luckily, the game doesn’t feature any form of stamina system, making it better than the previous one.

Creating your team

The fifa 2015 is the new game from EA and the newest entry into the long-storied footy or soccer franchise in which you will be able to play endlessly and you are able to customize and build a team using a nearly endless assortment of players.Playing this game is differents from playing football manager where you will be allowed to understand how to guide your team correctly,and how to make it the best team out of anything you can master.


Pick only strongest squad

After unlocking the initial flood of bonus card packs, you can then create a new squad, whereby it is too time-consuming to try to mess with your starting squad.

Here, you have to pick up a good formation, then start searching by position to play in the match. Moreover, you should fill up everything as best you can. At this point, you must match players to their positions for a position bonus, then match players by nationality for a chemistry bonus. Anyway, if you have a position which is unfilled by any of your players, just select the closest substitute statistically such as a CM instead of an LM. Then try to change your formation to fit what positions you have a surplus of top players in.

Transfer market

In this game, you will also be allowed to use the transfer market to get rid of any unwanted player, because with so many formation types, somebody out there will take them off of your hands. Later on, you can even buy the low-bid players if you think they are undervalued, then you can also auction them off for a higher price and make a profit form it. You can do this time and time again to trade your way to your ultimate team. In the option menu, you are able to change everything from the difficulty to the controls either classic or casual, plus the button layout, the camera angle and camera height based on what device you play the game on and whether it is a phone, tablet or phablet and even the half length

You can also change it for if you want to play a quick game within two minute halves or a longer game within ten minute halves. On the other side, you can complete the active objectives, one after the other in order to get this game more fun to play. In addition, every time you complete that objective, you will have a chance of earning loads of gold, card packs, and FIFA points as bonus rewards.