Ronaldo

Santos hopes Ronaldo will remain

Santos said his side had studied their opponents but that it was impossible to legislate for Uruguay's first goal, which featured a superb interaction between Luis Suarez and his strike...

April 16, 2017
April 16, 2017

Ronaldo refutes rape allegations

Cristiano Ronaldo's representatives have strenuously denied claims made in a report by German magazine Der Spiegel that the Real Madrid star paid a woman to cover up an allegation of rape.

March 13, 2017
March 13, 2017

Zidane defends under-fire goalkeeper Navas

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane hailed goalkeeper Keylor Navas's contribution as the European champions leapfrogged Barcelona into top spot in La Liga despite the latest a series of blunders...

March 3, 2017
March 3, 2017

WC fans will need special identity cards for matches

Fans at next year's World Cup and this year's Confederations Cup in Russia will need special identity cards before they can watch matches, soccer's governing body said Thursday.

March 1, 2017
March 1, 2017

‘Real top because of performances, not referees’

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane launched a passionate defence of his team on Tuesday amid accusations the La Liga leaders have benefited from favourable refereeing decisions this season following...

February 28, 2017
February 28, 2017

'Subs changed the game'

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane hailed the impact of Isco and Alvaro Morata off the bench as the European champions came from 2-0 down at Villarreal on Sunday to win 3-2.

February 27, 2017
February 27, 2017

Real stage dramatic come-from-behind win

Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo hauled Real Madrid back from 2-0 down to win 3-2 at Villarreal on Sunday and regain top spot in La Liga from Barcelona.

February 24, 2017
February 24, 2017

Ronaldo, Manchester United top Chinese internet tables

Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo is comfortably the most influential soccer player online in China, while Manchester United are the most dominant club, according to a report.

February 24, 2017
February 24, 2017

Valencia stun Real

Real Madrid suffered a surprise 2-1 defeat at struggling Valencia on Wednesday as they missed the opportunity to extend their lead at the top of La Liga after losing for only the second time in the...

February 21, 2017
February 21, 2017

Ronaldo's Indonesian protege hit by injury

An Indonesian tsunami survivor and Cristiano Ronaldo protege has been forced to take a break from his football career over a knee injury, he told AFP on Tuesday.

February 16, 2017
February 16, 2017

Zidane warns against complacency after Napoli stroll

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane warned that it was still all to play for in their Champions League last-16 clash against Napoli after the holders strolled to a 3-1 win in the first leg on Wednesday.