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Cristiano Ronaldo Wanted to Leave Manchester United

Written by Andrew Scofield   
Sunday, 14 June 2009 21:37
Cristiano Ronaldo - Manchester United

The coach of Manchester United, Alex Ferguson, said the protracted Cristiano Ronaldo intends to leave the team was the main reason for his transfer to Real Madrid, which took an unprecedented price.

Both teams are preparing to finalize the change by 80 million pounds (131 million dollars) before the end of June, one year after the United ostensibly had foiled an offer for the whole Spanish Portuguese flyer.

He wanted to go, as simple as that, said Ferguson, quoted by the British weekly Sunday Mail was going to go sometime. We did well to keep the entire time.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Player of the Year by FIFA, in 2003 signed a contract for 12 million pounds (19.6 billion dollars) with Sporting Lisbon when he was a promise of 18 years.

If completed the signing with Real Madrid, the Portuguese player will be the second major engagement of Florentino Perez as the new president of the team merengue, after the purchase of Brazilian star Kaka to Milan for 92 million dollars.

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Valencia and Real Madrid Agree to the Signing of Villa for $ 56 Millions

Written by Andrew Scofield   
Sunday, 14 June 2009 11:05
David Villa to real Madrid

Real Madrid and Valencia reached an agreement Friday afternoon on the Spanish international striker David Villa, who will go to the computer club valenciano 'white' by some 40 million euros ($ 56 million), published this Saturday, the sports daily Marca .

The newspaper, quoting sources in the Real Madrid and Valencia, said that both clubs are in a hurry to officially announce the recruitment for the conclusion of which have yet to resolve some details.

However, the counselor in charge of the area of Valencia, Fernando Gomez, said in the afternoon on Saturday that "what was published today (Saturday) is false. The negotiation is open and takes personally our president, Manuel Lorente" .

Villa, the top scorer of Euro 2008, Spain won, would be the third signing for the spectacular 2009-2010 campaign chair of the Real Madrid Florentino Perez after recruitment of the Brazilian Kaka and Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo.

With the signings of three players, Real Madrid would have been spent so far nearly 200 million euros, Villa 40, 93 by the Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo and the Brazilian Kaká 65, as Marca.

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Javier Mascherano from the Liverpool, "is priceless," says Rafael Benítez

Written by Matt Stevens   
Wednesday, 10 June 2009 22:38
Javier Mascherano

The Spanish Rafael Benitez, the Liverpool coach, team of the English Premier League, said Wednesday on the website of the entity that the British player Argentine Javier Mascherano, whose interest in signing the Barcelona, "is priceless."

"Mascherano is priceless," said Benitez. "The Barcelona could not reach its value to Liverpool. We do not want to sell and Javier is happy here," he added.

"I've talked to Javier two or three times this summer, the last time last week and is very happy," continued technical Spanish. Mascherano he "gave the private number of his agent, Walter Tamer, and the conversation was very positive and always tried to soccer," said the coach.

The British press recently quoted Tamer saying that the team captain of Argentina's football team, regarded by many as the best defense in the world, be proud that the Barcelona current European Champion, is interested in him and called his hiring Barça of "achievable".

However, the coach of English club has made it clear that Liverpool will not sell a player who considers as a key element in his system of play.

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Blatter Believes Confederations Cup "crucial" to the Success of World Cup

Written by Andrew Scofield   
Wednesday, 10 June 2009 22:01
Joseph Blatter

The president of the International Football Federation (FIFA), Joseph Blatter, said Wednesday that the Confederations Cup which starts on Sunday in South Africa is "crucial" to the success of the 2010 World organized by the South African country.

"The time of beginning, not only in terms of organization but also in order to be sure that they (South Africa) can and will fulfill their promises," said Blatter in an interview published on the website of FIFA .

"That is why the Confederations Cup, a year before the big event is crucial," Blatter said, referring to South Africa World 2010.

Convinced that the Confederations Cup will be a very nice competition, "Blatter believes that" South Africa stands ready and committed "to the World 2010 a success.

For the president of FIFA, the new president of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, is a strong man "who was" like football "and" understand what the World Cup can bring to his country and the continent as a whole. "

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