Cristiano Goes Friendly with China

Portugal coach Carlos Queiroz on Friday named the following 17-man squad for the friendly against China at the Cidade de Coimbra stadium on March. 3.

Forwards Cristiano Ronaldo and Hugo Almeida plus midfielder Pedro Mendes return to the squad after missing Portugal’s last match due to injuries, while Porto winger Silvestre Varela has been called up for the first time.

Queiroz said he may call up more players to the squad after this weekend.

Squad:

Goalkeepers: Eduardo (Braga), Hilario (Chelsea).

Defenders: Bruno Alves (Porto), Paulo Ferreira (Chelsea), Ricardo Carvalho (Chelsea), Rolando (Porto), Miguel (Valencia).

Midfielders: Duda (Malaga), Pedro Mendes (Sporting), Raul Meireles (Porto), Tiago (Atletico Madrid).

Forwards: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid), Liedson (Sporting), Nani (Manchester United), Simao Sabrosa (Atletico Madrid), Silvestre Varela (Porto), Hugo Almeida (Werder Bremen).

After todays match against Tenerife, all Madrid players will get 3 days off, and the first training will be on 2nd March.

For Cristiano Ronaldo who’s been called-up by his Portugal team, it seems that he won’t be joining the team on a training session next Tuesday cause of his national duty for attending China friendly match against Portugal.

Cristiano Portugal Team
Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal

Derbyanabella,Footballfantalk.com

CD Tenerife vs Real Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo To Pursue Amazing Form

Ronaldo vs TenerifeCristiano Ronaldo enjoyed a successful week after leading Real Madrid to an astonishing 6-2 victory over Villarreal at the Santiago Bernabeu in La Liga.

The Portugal captain was in London for a new sponsorship deal with Nike and for the launch of the Mercurial Vapor Superfly II.

But now, the focus will turn back on La Liga as Real Madrid travel away to CD Tenerife with the mission of making the double over their opponents and keeping the pressure at the top of La Liga standings.

Tenerife currently occupy the 19th place in the league; they are willing to fight for survival so they’ll surely try their best to pose a challenge to Real.

Los Blancos meanwhile are on a great run in La Liga; being only two points behind the leaders Barcelona, the chase for the title is still very on.

In general, both Tenerife and Real Madrid will have a lot to play for on Saturday at the Heliodoro Rodriguez Lopez stadium.

In the first part of the season, the Spanish giants topped CD Tenerife 3-0 in Madrid with Karim Benzema scoring a brace and Kaka netting the final goal.

For Cristiano Ronaldo, this match saw his record of scoring consecutively in each La Liga match come to an end.

What will happen this time?

Cristiano Ronaldo: ‘Kaka, Rooney, And Drogba’ Are The World’s Best.

Ronaldo and MessiThe list of the world’s top three footballers doesn’t include Barcelona’s Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo… according to Cristiano Ronaldo himself!

The three places have been filled with Kaka, Wayne Rooney, and Didier Drogba.

On Friday, Cristiano Ronaldo was interviewed by Il Corriere dello Sport, an Italian sport magazine. Speaking about the best performers in the world of football currently, the Real Madrid star declared:

”Kaka, Rooney, and Drogba are the best players in the world.”

Cristiano Ronaldo’s former Manchester United team mate Wayne Rooney, and Chelsea’s Didier Drogba certainly made the star winger’s list following their impressive goal scoring form this season.

Wayne Rooney hit goal number 27 in all competition during the week whereas Drogba counts 19 goals in the English Premier League only.

Meanwhile, the inclusion of Cristiano Ronaldo’s Real Madrid pal Kaka and the exclusion of La Liga’s second best scorer Lionel Messi will surely spark up huge debates around CR9’s top three list.

Angela Asante, Footballfantalk.com

Nike Offer 24 M Sponsorship Deal To Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo

Ronaldo for NikeCristiano Ronaldo is at Real Madrid, a club sponsored by Nike’s fierce rivals Adidas.

The Portuguese superstar has long been under contract with Nike since his time at Manchester United.

Ronaldo is now the company’s number 1 model.

Now after featuring at the launch of the Mercurial Vapor Superfly II boot, Nike have decided to end up fears that Cristiano Ronaldo might have to sign for Germany company Adidas as a Real Madrid player.

In a world-record sponsorship deal with Nike, Spanish paper Marca reports that Cristiano Ronaldo would be earning €6 million a year until 2014.

This Nike deal will see Cristiano Ronaldo, who already earns €13 million tax free a year at Real Madrid, cement his place as the world’s best paid footballer.

Angela Asante, Footballfantalk.com

Cristiano Ronaldo Featured At Nike’s Mercurial Vapor Superfly II Launch (Photos)

Ronaldo Nike Boots
From Notcot.com
London was mesmerized by the launch of Nike’s Mercurial Vapor Superfly II launch on Wednesday night.

As an advertiser for Nike products and featuring in this huge event, Cristiano Ronaldo was also at the centre of the media’s attraction…

Some of you might not have a clue of what Nike’s Mercurial Vapor Superfly II is. Here is a quick explanation:

Nike Mercurial Vapor Superfly II: What is it?

Mercurial Vapor Superfly II is actually Nike’s new lightweight boots for football players. It has uniquely been designed to enhance acceleration and it possesses a re-engineered upper.

This is to help footballers have faster feet and a better ball control. The vibrant ultra-violet color of the Mercurial Superfly Vapor II is also supposed to boost visibility on the pitch.

Nike Mercurial Vapor Superfly II: Why was it created?

According to Nike Sports Research Lab statistics, an average of 14 slipping events per match occurred in the world championship finals.

To avoid this instance, Nike worked with top football players and ambassadors like Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo, Barcelona’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and AC Milan’s Alexandre Pato.

Cristiano Ronaldo carrying one Nike Mercurial Vapor Superfly II boot during its launch by Nike in London, on February 24, 2010.
From Zimbio.com Pictures

The project was all about creating boots that will allow toe-off acceleration and the minimization of slippage.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s Nike Mercurial Vapor Superfly II comments

Football’s most expensive player Cristiano Ronaldo gave his own comments about the boots.

“For me, it’s all about first-step acceleration,” the Real Madrid star proclaimed before pursuing:

“But twisting and turning around a defender is also important. The Mercurial Vapor Superfly II helps me to do both; so I can beat my opponent and create scoring opportunities.”

Will there be much more goals to come from Cristiano Ronaldo with Nike’s Mercurial Vapor Superfly II? Surely yes!

Photos from Cristiano Ronaldo at the Nike Mercurial Vapor Superfly II Launch
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Angela Asante, Footballfantalk.com

Praise for Cristiano Ronaldo !!

Coaches of some of the most important national teams share their views on the Portuguese player, due to Cristiano’s perfect performance on Real Madrid last match against Villarreal.

His performance has garnered praise from the coaches, and here’s the following remarks published by Marca :

Vicente del Bosque, Spain coach
”Ronaldo is playing at an incredibly high level. Portugal will have chances to win the World Cup with him on the team.”

Fabio Capello, England coach
”Everything can change in just one moment with him on the pitch”

Antic, Serbia coach
”He is an excellent player under pressure.”

Dunga, Brazil coach
”He is one of few players who really make a difference.”

Marcello Lippi, Italy coach
”He stands out in the most important games.”

Joachim Low, Germany coach
”Cristiano is the best. Every single one of his actions is tremendous.”

Raymond Domenech, France coach
”Just seeing what he is capable of defines the Portugese player. He has great potential.”

Ronaldo incredible skills has amazed many people, and even a former Real Madrid coach, Bernd Schuster said that the only reason he watches Real Madrid matches is to watch Ronaldo.

 ”There was a time I used to love watching Real Madrid for Zidane. Now I only watch them because Ronaldo is playing. Without him Madrid would be a sleeping pill. If he were not in the squad, the other players would not make any difference in the match.”

Derbyanabella,Footballfantalk.com

Cristiano Ronaldo Hits Number 8 In Football Fan Talk Top 10 Videos

Ronaldo CR9
From Reuters Images
Cristiano Ronaldo is football’s most expensive player as well as football’s highest paid player.

Now he is also Football Fan Talk’s most popular figure with as much as 8 Cristiano Ronaldo related videos listed in succession in the top 10 videos.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s performance vs Barcelona video highlights is at the peak of the chart above other videos such as CR9’s Castrol Analysis clip.

Video highlights of Football Fan Talk’s second most adored player, Fabregas, complete the list.

Here is a view of the chart:

1) Cristiano Ronaldo vs Barcelona (29-Nov 2009)

2) Cristiano Ronaldo Laser Light vs Barcelona (29-Nov 2009)

3) Cristiano Ronaldo Castrol Analysis (13-Feb 2010)

4) Cristiano Ronaldo Clip With Sister’s Song (30-Nov 2009)

5) Cristiano Ronaldo – Real Madrid – in Albania (19 Jan 2010)

6) Cristiano Ronaldo Amazing Dribbling Skills – The Best (28-Dec 2009)

7) Cristiano Ronaldo With Usain Bolt (31-Aug 2009)

8] Cristiano Ronaldo Passing Real Madrid Medical (06-July 2009)

9) Post match interview with Cesc Fabregas after Arsenal-Liverpool match

10) Cesc Fabregas Fashion for Relief Haiti Video (18-feb 2010)

Enjoy each video of Cristiano Ronaldo in Football Fan Talk’s video gallery. Don’t forget to watch Cesc Fabregas’ video highlights as well. Let’s not create jealousy between these two stars! LOL


Angela Asante, Footballfantalk.com

Cristiano Ronaldo Challenges Lyon: Real Madrid Will Rock You!

Ronaldo CR9
From Reuters Images
Champions League football will not return to Madrid until March 10th but Cristiano ‘Apollon 11 x4’ Ronaldo has already launched a serious attack on Lyon ahead of the return leg.

The French side defeated the Spanish giants 1-0 at the Stade Gerland a week ago.

However, the Portuguese forward is adamant that Real Madrid will overturn their deficit at the Santiago Bernabeu – where they thrashed Villarreal 6-2 last weekend.

“This is the team that is waiting for you [Lyon]. This is the team that will do all it takes to beat you.”

It’s now left with what will actually happen on March 10th.

Will Lyon regret to have defeated Real Madrid by only a single goal to nil at the Stade Gerland in the last sixteen stage of the UEFA Champions League?


Angela Asante, Footballfantalk.com

Real Football Player Cristiano Ronaldo Statue Up In Madrid!

Ronaldo Statue
From Google Images
Cristiano Ronaldo is not yet a retired a player, he hasn’t yet brought trophies to Real Madrid, but a 10-metre high statue has already been made in his honor!

What a surprise!

The silver-tanned statue representing Cristiano Ronaldo in a bold and imposing mood was garnished with red and green confetti which symbolize the colors of the Portuguese flag.

Actually, this monument was created for a commercial at the Plaza de Ramales – which took the name of ”Praca de Ronaldo” throughout the whole of Monday.

Rumors suggest that this statue might be up for grabs after the advert is made.

Does anyone out there possess some huge sum of money to buy Cristiano Ronaldo’s 10-metre statue?

Well, the Real Madrid star who is also the most expensive and highest paid footballer on the planet might end up with this masterpiece in his own garden!

Angela Asante, Footballfantalk.com