Old-fashioned No. 9's are back in fashion in Italy

Soccer Jan 9, 2020

Old-fashioned No. 9's are back in fashion in Italy

Forget the false nine. Traditional No. 9's are back in vogue in Serie A. From Romelu Lukaku to Ciro Immobile and Andrea Belotti — and even the new-look Cristiano Ronaldo — old-fashioned center forwards are grabbing the spotlight as the Italian League approaches its midway ...

Ronaldo describes ban as 'persecution'

Soccer Aug 17, 2017

Ronaldo describes ban as 'persecution'

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo has bitterly criticized his five-game suspension for pushing a referee who had sent him off, describing the ban as "persecution." Ronaldo wrote on his Instagram account on Wednesday that "it is impossible to remain silent in this situation, 5 games!! It ...

Soccer Dec 30, 2016

Agent: Ronaldo rejects move to China

World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo has turned down the chance to leave Real Madrid for an unnamed Chinese club for a transfer fee of €300 million ($315.24 million), his agent said on Thursday. Speaking to Sky Italia at the Globe Soccer Awards in ...

Soccer Jul 19, 2016

Ronaldo vows to 'come back stronger' after knee injury

Cristiano Ronaldo has vowed to come back stronger for the coming season after suffering a knee injury in Portugal's triumphant Euro 2016 final earlier this month. The Real Madrid forward, who is on this year's Best Player in Europe shortlist, was carried off the pitch ...

Soccer / World Cup Nov 15, 2014

Faeroes stun Greece; Ranieri prepares to be fired

Greece continued its disastrous run in European Championship qualifying on Friday with a humiliating 1-0 defeat to the Faeroe Islands, while Northern Ireland surrendered its lead in Group F to Romania after a 2-0 defeat in Bucharest. The result in Piraeus is almost certain to ...