Ronaldo and Beckham in LA +other football news
RONALDO AND BECKHAM TOGETHER IN LOS ANGELES?
Cristiano Ronaldo has raised the prospect of someday making a switch to Major League Soccer. "If I can help to be a better football here I can help, but I think they are great [and] they are in a good way," said the Real Madrid star—and football's most expensive signing—in an interview with the MLS website. "I hope to come here to play one day," added the Portuguese, who signed a six-year contract with Real in June 2009 after the Spanish champions paid Manchester United around US$130mil (RM390mil) for his services.
THE END OF AN ERA FOR ROBERTO CARLOS
Former Brazil and Real Madrid fullback Roberto Carlos, famous for his booming free kick, has officially ended his playing career to become the director of Russian football club Anzhi Makhachkala.
JUVENTUS BACK-END LEONARDO BONUCCI FACES 42-MONTH BAN
Juventus and Italy defender Leonardo Bonucci—seen above being challenged by Spain's Cesc Fabregas in their Euro 2012 final—could face a three-and-a-half year ban, and teammate Simone Pepe one year, following a request by the Italian Football Federation prosecutor in the country's match-fixing scandal.
ALEX FERGUSON SAYS HE'S NOT PROFITING FROM MU'S IPO
Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson said he wouldn't gain financially from the club's planned flotation on the New York Stock Exchange after being dragged into a row over the plan.
DINAMO ZAGREB FACES HEARING OVER RACIST FANS
Dinamo Zagreb faces a disciplinary hearing following a protest by Bulgarian champions Ludogorets over their controversial Champions League qualifier last week. Ludogorets, who won their maiden league title in May, said club officials were the victims of racial abuse and offensive chants, while cups of beer and other objects were thrown at them in the main stand of Maksimir stadium.
Published: 9th August 2012