The Spanish giants Real Madrid continued their incredible run of form as they recorded a 2 - 1 win over Barcelona in a crunch encounter between both clubs. The Spanish based club Real Madrid were far from their usual best but they managed to get all the maximum three points in today’s league encounter.
Photo credit: marca Real Madrid is one of the biggest clubs in the world, and they have been able to achieve this feat through great management and success. They have the greatest pulling power and many talented players want a move to the Estadio Santiago Berbabeu. Real Madrid will be departing with some current squad players at the end of the season and these players will be replaced to keep the team together.
The story of how Luka Modric went from a 5 year-old boy who used to shepherd goats to having his grandfather killed by rebels to living as a refugee before becoming one of the best players in the world is one of the most inspiring stories you could ever come across.
Another round of the ongoing 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers was played last night. In group H, Croatia and Slovakia faced each other in their 8th group fixture. The game ended 2-2 leaving Croatia with 17 points and Slovakia with 10 points. Ivan scored first for Slovakia in the 20th minute.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are undoubtedly two of the best footballers in the world. They have dominated the world of football and have competed for some of the most prestigious individual awards in football. Aside from both players' individual brilliance, which has helped them achieve so much success in football, The different set of players they have played with has also contributed to their success in football.
The Balon D'or list has been released. Regulars such as Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Luka Modric and Neymar are on the list while we have newcomers such as Mason Mount, Ruben Dias, Phil Foden and a host of others. The Balon D'or list comprises the best players in the last football season who have helped their teams or in one way or the other, stood out.
Photo Credit: Getty Images Since 2008, when Cristiano Ronaldo won his first Ballon d'Or, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have been in the mix. Until Luka Modric broke their duopoly in 2019, the duo remained at the top of everyone's lists. Since then, additional players have entered the debate about who is the top player on the planet.
Mason Mount is one of the most promising youngsters in football. He's a talented young player and the reason behind Chelsea success in 2020/2021 season. During the era of Frank Lampard as Chelsea Boss, Mason Mount was one of the most used players in the Blues squad and the arrival of Thomas Tuchel didn't deny Mason Mount his playing time.
Yesterday's European World cup qualifying matches were full of lot of suspense. Memphis Depay was the star in Group G after he hit a brace against Gibraltar. Those two goals took him to 35 international goals for the Netherlands national team. In Group J, Germany defeated North Macedonia by 4 goals to nothing.
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has picked one of his Blues' players to win the Ballon d'Or in 2021. Of course, the most recent round of Ballon d'Or nominees was released. The first 'Golden Ball' in almost two years will be served late next month, following the cancellation of the awarding of the title – widely regarded as the most prestigious individual honour in international football – because to the Covid-19 outbreak last time out.
Over the years, we have heard and seen stories of different football star players who rose from a poor backgrounds. Players like N'golo Kante who picked this during the FIFA world cup and Cristiano Ronaldo whose parents were poor and unable to afford three square meals a day.
The FIFA World Cup is around the corner and different teams including France, England and Italy are competing for the title. Belgium is currently ranked first in the latest FIFA ranking and are also among the competitors for the World Cup. Even though Belgium has failed to win a major title for the past few seasons, the national team have one of the best squad in international competitions.
Last week, France Football released the official 30 men shortlist for the 2021 Ballon D'or including names like Harry Kane, Luka Modric, Mason Mount etc... One name that was missing from the list which shouldn't have in my opinion, is Barcelona's striker Memphis Depay who had an exceptional year, but was snubbed from the list, which till now is surprising to many, considering the likes of Mahrez, Simon Kjaer made the shortlist.
Real Madrid head coach Carlo Ancelotti was delighted with his side's performance against Shakhtar Donetsk in Kiev, especially the three players in the middle of the park, with the Italian saying he could only shoot them his hat. Luka Modric, Toni Kroos and Casemiro led the game in the middle of the park and gave Los Blancos the platform to dominate and go wild.
The 2021 Ballon d’Or award will be given out in November after it was scrapped for the previous season, due to the coronavirus pandemic. But after a year off, the award is now set to make its return as the nominees were revealed on 8th October.
After the 30-man shortlist was disclosed not long ago, the battle for the 2021 Ballon d'Or has started. The countdown will come to a conclusion on 29th November in Paris, France, when the award ceremony will take place. After years of dominance by Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, except from a blip in 2018 when Luka Modric won the award, there are other candidates this year who are deserving of the title.
Many debates have been centered on whether Jorginho possesses the lovable traits that will help him win the Ballon D'Or Award this year, like Luka Modric did in 2018. Why the Chelsea midfielder have upper edge in winning this year Ballon D'or than Modric has in 2018 will be discussed in this article:
The 30-man shortlist for the 2021 Ballon d’Or trophy has been revealed, with some very familiar names all making the list. Messi, Ronaldo, Neymar, Kevin De Bruyne, Robert Lewandowski, Mohamed Salah, N’Golo Kante and Luka Modric making the list.
Barcelona, despite their fall in performance in recent times, remains the club at the top with the most Ballon D'or won as they have won it 12 times, thanks to players like Lionel Messi winning it six times, Ronaldinho (2005), Rivaldo (1999), Hristo Stoichkov (1994), Johan Cruyff (1973, 1974) and Luis Suarez (1960).
The Ballon d'Or is an annual award presented to the best player of the year. The award is presented by French football. The winner of the Ballon d'Or is the player who has the highest number of votes. The Ballon d'Or has been awarded to players annually since 1956.