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Borussia Dortmund has been affected by the sheer financial power that certain clubs have as the German team has lost some of their main stars in the past with one of their most recent being Robert Lewandowski who joined Bayern Munich on January 3 of the current year.
Losing star players in the team is believed to be one of the reasons on why Borussia Dortmund is going through such a difficult season as they are located in the bottom spots of the Bundesliga, and this is the club that managed to claim the 2nd position only one season ago, it’s been a huge change.
The German side could be seeing one of their other major stars leaving the team soon enough as rumors are getting intensified concerning the future of Marco Reus who is being linked with a move to Real Madrid. Read more
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Real Madrid star Gareth Bale has once again showered with praise on superstar Cristiano Ronaldo by saying that the presence of the Portuguese makes him a better player. Bale is widely seen as the successor for Ronaldo at the Santiago Bernebeu. He has had a good start to his life at Madrid after managing to win the Copa del Rey and Champions League in his first season. Due to the immense scoring record of Ronaldo, the Portuguese has often been in the limelight. Bale has not been scoring as regularly as Ronaldo, but it is still a huge jump from his Tottenham days.
The Welsh international says that playing alongside some of the best players in the world like Ronaldo helps him improve his game as well. Bale has spoken in recent times about managing to become the best player in the world and winning the FIFA Ballon d’Or award. The 24-year-old has been included in the shortlist for this year’s award after helping Madrid win the Champions League. However, he is likely to not make it to the final three man shortlist. Ronaldo is the favourite to win the award this year and it would be the third of his career.
One of the main advantages of Ronaldo is the ability to use two feet. Bale says that he is looking to improve his weaker right foot.”Learning off the best player in the world is just incredible.Ronaldo has been amazing since I’ve been there and I learn something new every day. He’s helping me become a better player, which is my constant goal. I’m trying to get up to his level.In fact, I’ve even been trying to improve my right foot. Without Real Madrid, I would have loved to still be there playing for Spurs,” said Bale.
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With due respect to the current political turbulence between Russia and Ukraine, FIFA boss has declared to keep the two national football teams separate at 2018 World Cup finale- in case Ukraine qualifies & there is no improvement in the relation between the two Balkan nations.
“You could be certain about it”, stated the FIFA President while inquired whether the teams would be placed apart in tune with the latest hostile political climate where Kiev is accusing the Russian capital of supporting Russian separatists along east Ukraine.
Blatter was recently on a trip to the Russian capital to unveil the 2018 World Cup logo and inspect the preparations in Putin’s territory for the mega event. Amidst huge criticisms against Putin from many quarters for hosting the World Cup in a war infested scenario, the FIFA boss extended full support for the Russian head’s decision, asserting that political situations shouldn’t affect sports. There were calls to shift the upcoming World Cup to some other venue given Russia’s declining relation with Ukraine.
“A boycott can’t achieve anything & doesn’t get any positive effect”, emphasized Blatter. “FIFA is in full support of World Cup 2018 in Russia. When we got letters advising shift of the World Cup venue, we said that it’s football. We have full faith in Russia & their government.”
“Mass media must back up here”, continued the FIFA chief.”We had similar experiences in the past during the Sochi Olympic Games. However, during & after the Sochi event, there wasn’t any bad word spread regarding the Games. Being the biggest nation of the world, Russia is always under the influence of world press. Football would not only unite the country but would also prove to the entire world that the sports stand stronger in comparison to any sort of protest movement.”
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