Tag Archives: World Cup

Messi Already Deserves the Next Ballon d’Or – Rivaldo

Lionel Messi already deserves to lift a sixth Ballon d’Or regardless of whether he wins the Champions League with Barcelona or not, according to former Brazil striker Rivaldo.   Messi’s Blaugrana side remain in European competition after seeing off Manchester United and are currently on course to secure another La Liga title, while a Copa del Rey final against Valencia ...

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How World Cup Removed Doubts over African Referees – Diedhiou

The 2018 World Cup in Russia, Senegalese referee Malang Diedhiou declares, has banished   negative perceptions that clouded match officials from African continent. According to the 45-year-old referee, who last week announced his retirement from refereeing, the officiating at the World Cup by referees from the continent has demolished all doubts as referees from the continent “did not need the ...

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