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Manager Fernando Santos Benched Cristiano Ronaldo

Manager Fernando Santos Benched Cristiano Ronaldo For This Reason

Portugal won its Round of 16 match against Switzerland by a comfortable 6-1 margin and marched into the quarter-finals with flying colors. But all wasn’t well with the winning team. Portuguese manager Fernando Santos sent Cristiano Ronaldo to the bench for the FIFA World Cup Round of 16 game.

HIGHLIGHTS

• Cristiano Ronaldo was sent to the bench by his manager Fernando Santos
• Earlier the managers of Juventus and Manchester United had made the similar decision

What Went Wrong Between Portuguese Captain And Manager?

It would have been tough for Fernando Santos to make the big call of dropping Cristiano Ronaldo to the bench in an important knockout match but the decision made no impact on the team’s performance. And it wasn’t the first time that Ronaldo was sent to the bench.

What Football Pundits Have To Say About Ronaldo’s Dropping?

Manager Fernando Santos Benched Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo was earlier dropped by Juventus and Manchester United managers. The latest incident was with Manchester United manager Erik Ten Hag. It was said that Erik Ten Hag tried to make a move on Ronaldo. The manager tried to establish his authority over Ronaldo.

Neville, who has played alongside Ronaldo for a brief period at Manchester United, said on ITV that was Jeventus manager wrong. Was Manchester United’s manager wrong? Was Portugal’s manager wrong? He blamed Ronaldo’s indifferent attitude towards Santos for the incident.

But the former Manchester United player also tried to defend Ronaldo by saying that Ronaldo’s long-term legacy was set. He called Ronaldo one of the great all-time players. He further said that in the short term, Ronaldo had got to do a lot better. He said that the three managers did the same thing with Ronaldo and all couldn’t be wrong.

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FIFA Shares Stunning Facts About Stadium 974

FIFA Shares Stunning Facts About Stadium 974

Stadium 974 in Doha has been in news well before the FIFA World Cup shared 360-degree footage of Stadium 974 on its Twitter page. Qatar built seven stadiums in the run-up to the sporting event and Stadium 974 is one of them.

HIGHLIGHTS

• Stadium 974 is made completely with recycled shipping containers
• It is the first-ever re-purpose built stadium in the history of the FIFA World Cup
• It will be fully dismantled and re-purposed post-World Cup

What Did FIFA Want To Show With 360-Degree Footage Of Stadium 974?

FIFA Shares Stunning Facts About Stadium 974

It is for the first time that FIFA World Cup has been held in the Middle East. And the desert country is ready for the sports extravaganza. Qatar built seven stadiums including Stadium 974 but used only recycled containers in building this facility. Also, it is named 974 which is the international dialing code of the desert nation. Also, all containers shipped from Gulf use 974 as a code.

Located in Ras Abu Aboud in the portside area of Doha, Stadium 974 is the only non-air-conditioned stadium in the desert country. And it is exciting to know why it isn’t made air-conditioned. The cool breezes coming from the Arabian Gulf keep it cool.

Stadium 974 has a sitting capacity of 44,089 audiences. The website tells that it will be used for seven matches with the last match played on December 5. Brazil v/s South Korea was the last World Cup match in this stadium after which this superstructure will be reused.

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Angel Di Maria Said Only Lionel Messi Could Do This

Argentina’s 2-0 win over Mexico hadn’t been an easy affair for Lionel Scaloni’s boys as they had been struggling till the second half when Lionel Messi snatched an opportunity to take a 1-0 lead over El Tri. While it was a loose shot, Messi knew how to turn it into a goal.

HIGHLIGHTS

• Argentina beat Mexico 2-0 in a hard-won game
• Argentina has to win the next game with Poland to qualify for World Cup

Let’s see the goal from Angel Di Maria’s eyes….

Di Maria opened up about the first goal as he was the key player who passed the ball to the desired place and time for Messi to send the ball past the net.

Angel Di Maria’s

Di Maria praised his captain by saying “I threw him a turd, but he always finds solutions to everything.” He further said that Messi found an opportunity in Mexico’s defensive plan and him to pass Messi the ball in a certain situation and Messi knew how to make a goal from that spot.

Messi reached outside the penalty box and waited for the pass. Di Maria passed the ball at the right time and Messi turned it into a goal getting a 1-0 lead over Mexico. Later, Enzo Fernandes the second goal from the left corner of the penalty box and sealed the win for Argentina.

Di Maria further opened up that they had spoken before. After Argentina found it difficult to score a goal against Mexico, they strategized to get a goal. Maria said that Mexicans were deep and narrow inside the area and the space in front of them was open to snatch an opportunity. Maria said that he waited for the opportunity and delivered the ball at the … Read the rest

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 Winner Will Get USD 1.6 Million

Ahead of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 starting on Sunday in Australia, ICC shared a pic of “Captain’s Day” with all captains in one frame on its official Twitter handle. The picture was taken when the skippers talked to the media about their respective teams and preparations.

HIGHLIGHTS

• Captain’s Day pic showing all 16 captains of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 squad goes viral
• The total price of the tournament is USD 5.6 million
• The final match of the tournament will be played on 13 November in Melbourne

What Is The Captain’s Day Picture?

The picture shows all 16 captains sharing the dais ahead of the tournament. The captains are allowed to speak to the media before the campaign begins. They discuss the structures of their respective teams and tell how their preparations are going for the tournament.

What Is The Schedule Of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022?

Schedule Of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022

The campaign will start on Sunday with Sri Lanka taking on Namibia in the qualifiers. The Super 12 stage will begin on 22 October with Australia squaring off New Zealand. The arch-rivals India and Pakistan will show their might at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on 23 October.

Namibia, the Netherlands, Sri Lanka, the United Arab Emirates, Ireland, Scotland, the West Indies, and Zimbabwe will play in the first round starting on 16 October.

Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, and South Africa will start their tournament at the Super 12 stage.

What Is The Total Price Value Of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022?

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Chelsea Created History By Sending Both Its Teams In The Champions League Final

Chelsea reached the Champions League final by beating Real Madrid with 2-0 goals at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday. It was their first after 2012 and a historic moment for Chelsea as both of their teams – men’s and women’s – have reached the Champions League final. Chelsea women’s team beat Bayern Munich in their semifinal match on Sunday.

Who were the goal scorers?

Timo Werner and Mason Mount scored the goals for Chelsea and pushed their team to the final where they will face Manchester City. But there is much time to practice for that crucial match.

Werner could score his goal earlier when he was in possession of the ball in the 18th minute. He tapped the ball from Ben Chilwell’s cross but was offside at that time. But Mount made no mistake when he shot the second goal in 85th minute.

Chelsea’s goalkeeper Edouard Mendy also played a role in keeping Real Madrid away from victory. He pulled off a superb save from Karim Benzema when he took a shot at the box. Moments later Mendy again saved a goal from Benzema.

What excuse did Zinedine Zidane give for the defeat?

Los Blancos boss Zinedine Zidane defended his team. He had provided Eden Hazard an opportunity in his team. Hazard returned back to the team but failed to make an impact on the match. Zidane said that Hazard should keep playing to improve his game. Zidane admitted that his tactic didn’t work in the semifinal match.

How Thomas Tuchel shared his happiness?

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Predictions For IPL 2021 Match 13 Delhi Capitals VS Mumbai Indians

Delhi Capitals (DC) will meet Mumbai Indians (MI) in match 13 of IPL 2021 in Chennai today. And it is the first time that the bitter rivals are facing each other in the ongoing IPL season. Both were the IPL finalists in the last season. MI won their fifth IPL title by defeating DC in the IPL 2020 final.

What is the current position of MI and DC in IPL 2021?

Rohit Sharma led MI team have won two matches in a row after losing the season opener to Royal Challengers Bangalore in Mumbai. But they are still ahead of their rival as they have experience of playing at Chepauk Stadium, Chennai.

Pant-led DC seems eager to settle scores with the defending champions MI. Also, DC has gained much confidence by defeating Punjab Kings (PBKS) by 6-wickets on Sunday evening. But they have yet to start their Chennai leg and it is where they lose their edge to MI. Delhi Capitals really need to work hard on their strategy. Also, MI defeated DC in all four matches in last season.

What was the record of DC at Chepauk?

The records show that DC has been a loser in the last six games they played at Chepauk. And they lost all the matches to Dhoni-led CSK camp. The last match they won in Chennai was in 2010.

Since chasing runs at Chepauk has been a tough thing to do, the team that bats first will have an upper hand. So, the toss will decide who will get an advantage.

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Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will play with Rajasthan Royals (RR)

Runs Will Rain Today In Wankhede

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will play with Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the Match 12 of the IPL 2021 at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, today. Both the teams are brimming with confidence as they have won one match each and they want to continue their journey.

About Wankhede Stadium

Delhi Capitals (DC) chased a huge target of 195 runs on this pitch and they won the match comfortably. Shikhar Dhawan of DC was the man of the match. He scored 92 runs on 49 balls. Both CSK and RR know that a daunting score is needed to win the match on Wankhede and for this reason, they will have to rely on their batsmen.

Here’re the top three batsmen to look for in today’s match

1 Sanju Samson

He is the skipper of Rajasthan Royals and this 26-year-old cricketer loves batting to his heart. In the recent match against PBKS, he played a superb inning of 119 off just 63 balls but he couldn’t win the match.

2 Jos Buttler

Jos Buttler once said that Wankhede stadium was one of his favorite places to bat in the world. Also, the pace and bounce of the Wankhede pitch perfectly suit the batting style of the English batsman. And today, he is likely to come for an opening for Rajasthan Royals.

3 Moeen Ali

CSK skipper MS Dhoni and coach Stephen Fleming are relying on this all-rounder bought at the price of INR 7 crore. Since their main batsmen Suresh Raina is back for this season, they have high hopes from Moeen Ali who has scored 82 runs and taken one wicket so far.

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Southampton Makes Way For Leicester City To Reach FA Cup Final On May 15

Leicester City defeated Southampton with a narrow margin of 1 goal but it booked a slot in the FA Cup final where The Foxes will play with Chelsea. The final match will be played on May 15 at Wembley. Chelsea has already reached the FA Cup final by defeating Manchester City with 1-0 in the other semi-final on Saturday.

Who scored the only goal for Leicester City?

Kelechi Iheanacho was the only goal scorer of the match, but only in the second half of the match. The Foxes have never won FA Cup but this time they have better chances to win the cup. They played well in the semi-final and won the match.

Jamie Vardy made a superb attempt at the goal but failed to make the mark as his shot was far wide of the goal post. He was caught behind the Saints defense when he took the shot that looked hurried. But he was instrumental in making the only goal of the match.

How Kelechi Iheanacho scored the goal?

It was a bit of luck and assistant by Jamie Vardy that Kelechi Iheanacho was able to turn the opportunity into a goal. With this goal, he became the highest goal-scoring African player in the FA Cup. It was his 14th goal in the competition and his closest competitor Chelsea’s Didier Drogba has only 12 goals.

Final match under the shadow of pandemic

The final match will be played with a limited number of audiences at Wembley. But the entire world will see the match on their television screens.

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Harry Kane Is The Winner Of The Everton VS Tottenham Draw Match

It was a thrilling draw between Everton and Tottenham Hotspur at Goodison Park on Friday night when both the teams have to satisfy with equal points. But it was an interesting match though.

Two players scored four goals of the match

The thrilling point in the match came in the 25th minute when Harry Kane threw the ball into the goal leaving Everton keeper Jordan Pickford surprised about his move. But it was a short-lived job as Gylfi Sigurðsson equaled the score in the 31st minute. It was a penalty for the foul play by Sergio Reguilon on James Rodriguez. The first half ended with a 1-1 score.

Both the teams exhibited their eagerness to get a lead and it was Everton who first took the lead in the 62nd minute. Gylfi Sigurðsson again displayed amazing football in taking his team up 2-1 in the game. Now the pressure started building on Tottenham.

Harry Kane took the shot to the goal to equal the score and make a personal record. He scored his 20th and 21st goals of the season in the Premier League. Also, it was the fifth time that he passed 20 goals in a season. With these goals, he became the frontrunner in the race for the Premier League Golden Boot followed by Mohamed Salah with 19 goals.

What is the outcome of the match?

Everton stands at eighth place with 49 points and Tottenham Hotspur is at seventh place with 50 points. Harry Kane was also injured in the game.

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IPL 2021: Chris Morris Knocked Delhi Capitals While Batting For Rajasthan Royals

Chris Morris is the most expensive player this season and now he is the most sought-after batsman of the season. He proved his worth while batting for Rajasthan Royals (RR). He scored 36 off just 18 balls with the first match for RR while batting against Delhi Capitals (DC) at the Wankhede Stadium.

Who is Chris Morris?

He is a South-African all-rounder bought by Rajasthan Royals for a record price of Rs. 16.25 crore. And he proved his worth by winning the match for RR. He batted so well in the last over that everyone started talking about his batting style on Twitter. He smashed two sixes and two fours in the last over and win the match for RR with two balls to spare. But he was denied a chance in the last match that RR lost to Punjab Kings.

What happened to Chris Morris in the last match?

In the last match, Rajasthan Royals needed 5 runs in just two balls to defeat Punjab Kings. Chris Morris was playing with skipper Sanju Samson when the skipper denied him a single and sent him back. But RR lost the match.

Who said what about Chris Morris?

Virendra Sehwag tweeted that that knock would win Morris both money and respect. The former Indian opener also shared a split image of Morris from the previous match to show the difference in attitude, approach, and style. Soon the cricket fans started sending memes for Chris Morris.

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