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Arsenal and Manchester United join forces that want controversial UEFA rule scraped

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Arsenal and Manchester United join forces that want controversial UEFA rule scraped

The likes of Jose Mourinho Unai Emery and Arsene Wenger have urge UEFA to review it rule on the use of the away-goals in European competitions.

This was discussed at the UEFA Elite Club Coaches Forum in Nyon which include former Arsenal manager Wenger, present coach of the club Emery and Manchester United manager Mourinho.

Also star managers such as Juventus’ Massimiliano Allegri, Atletico Madrid’s Diego Simeone, Carlo Ancelotti of Napol, Real Madrid’s Julen Lopetegui, Paris St-Germain’s Thomas Tuche and Newcastle United’s Rafa Benitez were also part of the meeting.

As an alternative for staging a replay on a neutral ground or to tossing a coin, the rule was first introduced in 1965 in the former European Cup Winners’ Cup competition.

That time, playing away in Europe was considered to be difficult because of traveling issues and unfavorable conditions teams faced.

However, UEFA deputy general secretary Giorgio Marchetti noted that the idea will be reviewed by the confederation.

Speaking after the meeting in Switzerland, Marchetti said the coaches was of the opinion that scoring goals away is not as difficult as it was in the past.

They want the rule to be reviewed and that’s what we will do, said Marchetti.

In Champions League last season, the away goals rule prevailed over the Barcelona vs Roma and Shakhtar Donetsk vs Roma games. After the ties ended level on aggregate, the Serie A club advanced to the next stage of the competition.

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The managers also demand the transfer window to close at the same time across top leagues in Europe.

The coaches wanted the transfer window be closed before the start of the season to replicate the example of England and Italy.

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Ballon d’Or 2018: Hernandez names one player ahead of Ronaldo, Messi

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Ballon d’Or 2018: Hernandez names one player ahead of Ronaldo, Messi

Atletico Madrid playmaker, Lucas Hernandez has named one player that should be awarded the 2018 Ballon d’Or ahead of former Real Madrid player, Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona star, Lionel Messi.

Ronaldo and Messi have won the award five times seperarely and have also been named among this years nomination list.

The pair had won the award at Barcelona and Real Madrid but Cristiano Ronaldo won his first Ballon d’or award with Manchester United under Sir Alex Ferguson.

Ronaldo equal Lionel Messi five time award last year after winning the Uefa champions league with Real Madrid.

Meanwhile, Hernandez has however tipped fellow teammate, Antoine Griezmann to win this year’s award ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

France international, Antoine Griezmann deserves the Ballon d’Or. He is worth the world best, Hernandez told France Football.

He has been very consistent in all of the major tournament he has participated in this year. Griezman has won almost everything and contributed everywhere for both his country and club.

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The world cup winner has been up at the top for two or three years, he is very consistent.

Antoine Griezmann recently won the 2018 FIFA world cup in Russia with France and also won the Uefa Super cup with Athletico Madrid so he deserves the Ballon d’or award, Hernandez claim.

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FIFA The best Men’s player of the year nominees announced

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FIFA The best Men’s player of the year nominees announced

Cristiano Ronaldo, Luka Modric and Mohamed Salah have emerged as the final three for the FIFA Male Player of the Year award.

Ronaldo and Modric helped Real Madrid reach glory in the Champions League before his move to Juventus, with Salah scoring an impressive 44 goals in all competitions for Liverpool.

That means there’s no place in the last three for Barcelona playmaker Lionel Messi, despite his feats to help the Catalan giants win the league title last season.

Modric won the UEFA award for best player of the year last season, prompting backlash from Ronaldo’s agent, Jorge Mendes, for snubbing the highest goal scorer in the Champions League.

Ronaldo’s move to Turin came after he eliminated Juventus from Europe with an excellent overhead strike, which also saw him nominated for the FIFA Puskas award for the best goal of the season.

Croatian midfielder Modric wins his place in the final three nominations for his exploits with Croatia as they reached the World Cup final for the first time ever.

The 32-year-old won the Golden Ball for the best player in Russia 2018 ahead of Antoine Griezmann, Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe, who starred in the French winning team.

Mohamed Salah shone for Liverpool when they reached the final of the Champions League, although a shoulder injury from a foul committed by Real Madrid Sergio Ramos prevented him from having a great outing in the World Cup with Egypt.

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Ramos made headlines last week when he tapped Salah’s shoulder after accepting the UEFA award for best defender in the 2017-18 season.

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Delima Ronaldo reacts to 2018/19 Champions League draws, reveals favourites to win tournament

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Delima Ronaldo reacts to 2018/19 Champions League draws, reveals favourites to win tournament

Former Real Madrid and Brazil striker, Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima, has reacted to the 2018/19 UEFA’s Champions League draws that was announced on Thursday evening.

The 2018/2019 Uefa Champions League draw was held in Switzerland, Nyon on Thursday.

The Real Madrid legend said he believes that the Los Blancos are still the favorites to lift the cup this season after losing their top star, Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus last month.

Also, Delima said Juventus are also a really strong side to win the competition, but he picked Real Madrid ahead of the Serie A champions.

Juventus will go far this season after signing Ronaldo from Madrid, but the Los Blancos are the title favourites.

Landing Cristiano Ronaldo in Turin doesn’t guarantee Juventus the champions league, but the Portuguese player will take them far, Delima added.

Nobody can predict the exact team to win the league, its Unthinkable, but I think the Spanish side have more strength to go for the title.

I wish the player all the best in Turin, I love Italy.

The former Manchester United player will definitely have a great adventure with Juventus.

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The Uefa champions league reigning champions were strong even before Ronaldo came and will still be strong after his departure.

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Ronaldo wins UEFA goal of season award

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Ronaldo wins UEFA goal of season award

Cristiano Ronaldo’s excellent overhead kick in the quarter-final of the UEFA Champions League between his former club Real Madrid and his current club Juventus has been voted as Goal of the Season by UEFA.com.

Ronaldo’s strike, which he scored and was applauded by Juventus fans who are now his fans too, had about 200,000 of the tot 346,915 votes to top the poll.

Ronaldo’s current Juventus team mate Mario Mandzukic who he is succeeding won the award last year for his goal UEFA Champions League final against Real Madrid, while Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi took the award twice in 2014/15 and 2015/16.

Following the announcement of the award, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner took to Instagram to show his appreciation to his fans and those who voted for him.

The Portugal captain said he will never forget that moment, especially the reaction of the fans in the stadium in Turin.

Dimitri Payet’s goal for Marseille in their 5-2 win over RB Leipzig in UEFA Europa League was voted second best goal, while third place went to Eva Navarro’s goal for Spain in their defeat of Germany in Women’s U17 Euro final in Lithuania in May.

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UEFA’s technical observers had selected 11 nominees for the award, with one for each of the main UEFA competitions in the last one year. Eligibility for consideration are goals scored in UEFA club or international fixtures.

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