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15 Jun

Gerardo Martino’s side will look to kick off what they hope will be another fruitful Gold Cup when they face Raul Mederos’ team at the Rose Bowl

Mexico will look to make it a winning start in pursuit of returning the Gold Cup to their home when they face Cuba in their opening fixture of the 2019 tournament in California.

Gerardo Martino’s side fell short at the semi-finals two years ago after winning in 2015 and will hope to claim glory once again when they kick off their campaign at the Rose Bowl.

Raul Mederos’ team meanwhile did not qualify in 2017 but were quarter-finalists on both of their last appearances in their best-ever Gold Cup finish.

The odds will be firmly stacked against them in Pasadena – yet with only one loss in their last five, they may fancy their chances of springing a surprise.

TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch

In the United States (US), the game can be watched on Univision and live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial).

New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser.

In the United Kingdom (UK), the game will be broadcast on FreeSports TV UK, though it will only be available for streaming through CONCACAF’s official website.

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Squads & Team News

Position Mexico squad
Goalkeepers Ochoa, Orozco, Gonzalez
Defenders Moreno, Reyes, Gallardo, Araujo, Salcedo, Alvarez, L. Rodriguez, C. Montes, Sanchez, Navarro
Midfielders Guardado, J. Dos Santos, L. Montes, Pineda, Gutierrez, Alvarado, C. Rodriguez
Forwards Jimenez, Pizarro, Vega

Mexico have been hit by a spate of injuries ahead of their campaign, with Hirving Lozano and Miguel Layun just two of the big names missing in action.

Even so, they still have enough depth and quality in the squad, lead by talismanic captain Andres Guardado, to get the job done.

Potential Mexico starting XI: Ochoa, Rodriguez, C. Montes, Moreno, Sanchez, Guardado, L. Montes, Dos Santos, Jimenez, Pineda, Antuna

Position Cuba squad
Goalkeepers Pozo, Johnston, Sanchez
Defenders Espino, Lopez, Martinez, Morejon, Piedra, Riza
Midfielders Abreu, Alvarez, Baquero, Caballero, Hernandez, Kindelan, Morris, Perez, Portal, Rodriguez, Saez, Santa Cruz
Forwards Paradela, Reyes

Raul Mederos’ side is a relatively inexperienced one – their midfield’s total number of caps is less than a hundred, 56 below Guardado – and features very few recognisable names.

Defender Yasmany Lopez is the most-capped player in their squad, at 29 appearances but despite this, they are on something of a roll, with a defeat to Haiti their only recent blemish on record.

Potential Cuba starting XI:  Sanchez, Rizo, Lopez, Morejon, Piedra, Baquero, Hernandez, Santa Cruz, Portal, Abreu, Reyes.

Betting & Match Odds

Mexico are heavy favourites to win this match with bet365 and are priced at 1/33. Cuba can be backed for the reverse, at 33/1, while a draw is available at 14/1.

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Match Preview

Tata Martino Mexico 2019

With four wins from four to keep his perfect start intact, the pressure is only slightly off Tata Martino.

The Argentine has gone undefeated since he left Atlanta United, where he won the MLS Cup, to take the reins of the Mexico national team.

However, with their Gold Cup campaign kicking off against Cuba this weekend, he has been struck by a number of injury woes that have reduced his options ahead of what is arguably a must-win tournament for the nation.

The outright leading country in terms of tournament victories, their failure to register consecutive titles in 2017 following a shock semi-final defeat to Jamaica was a shock to the system for a side typically, rampantly dominant in this competition across recent years, alongside the USMNT.

Martino cannot call upon former stalwarts of this competition like Hirving Lozano and Miguel Layun however after they were injured ahead of their first game at the Rose Bowl, the site of their humiliating late loss two years ago.

But he is able to include young, fresher blood in their absence, with up-and-coming talents like Jorge Sanchez and Roberto Alvarado surely set to give him a boost.

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In addition, he still has captain Andres Guardado, the Golden Ball winner in their triumphant 2015 campaign and a man whose 155 caps brings a sheer wealth of experience to the fore.

It’s an issue that opponents Cuba have to contend with, thanks to a lack of chances for international football compared to many other countries in the mix at the Gold Cup.

Raul Mederos, who enters the tournament for the first time after his nation missed out in 2017, know that their chances of success are slim – but he will hope that the experience proves fruitful for his side, particularly with their Nations League games against Canada and the USMNT looming later in the year.

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15 Jun

Posta Rangers have another 90 minutes to defend their Kenyan Premier League status when they host Nairobi Stima in Machakos for the second leg

Posta Rangers will carry a 2-1 advantage to the second leg of the Kenyan Premier League-National Super League (KPL-NSL) playoffs after emerging victorious at the Karuturi Grounds against Nairobi Stima.

Jockins Atudo powered Posta Rangers in front in the fifth minute and they held onto the lead until Nairobi Stima levelled the score inside first half relegation time courtesy of Dennis Oalo’s strike.

Both goals were scored from free-kicks in an end-to-end first half showdown.

Oalo finished the National Super League 2018/19 campaign as the league’s top scorer and was a thorn for the Posta Rangers defenders throughout. He scored 24 goals for the Evans Mafuta-led side.

Francis Nambute restored Posta Rangers’ lead in the 55th minute following goalmouth melee after the Nairobi Stima backline failed to clear their area, even after they were saved by the woodwork, which allowed Nambute to capitalise on the ensuing confusion.

Posta Rangers found themselves in the KPL/NSL playoffs after finishing 16th on the KPL with 39 points.

On the other hand, Nairobi Stima ended the season in third with the same points (80) as second-placed Kisumu All-Stars, but a four-goal difference meant they were to face Posta Rangers for the last chance to see if they can get a promotion to the KPL

The second leg will be played on June 19 at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos.

Nairobi Stima XI: Jacob Osano, Brian Odhiambo, Levian Ochieng, Shela Mandela, Joseph Shikokoti, Alex Luganji, Hillary Ojwang, Briab Musa, Patrick Asiku, Raphael Asudi, Dennis Olao.

Subs: Mohamed Kasule, Shadrack Onyango, Joseph Njoroge, Benjamin Chaka, Erick Kinuthia, Paul Kisige, Daglas Mokaya.

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Posta Rangers XI: Gradus Ochieng, Simon Mbugua, Collins Omondi, Charles Odete, Jockins Atudo, Gerson Likono, Peter Ng’ang’a, Marcellus Ingotsi, Francis Nmabute, Felix Oluoch.

Subs: Eliud Emase, Ezekiel Nyati, Jerry Santo, Elvis Osok, Joseph Ng’ang’a, Jared Obwoge, Ken Mutembei.


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15 Jun

The Brazilian boss discussed the atmosphere in Sao Paulo, where his overcame a lacklustre start to beat Bolivia on Friday

Brazil head coach Tite said he understands why fans booed following the Selecao’s lacklustre start to their Copa America campaign.

Philippe Coutinho’s second-half brace and Everton’s late stunner guided Brazil to a 3-0 win over Bolivia, but not before the tournament hosts were booed by their own supporters on Friday.

A poor first half in Sao Paulo was met by jeers at half-time, with the subdued atmosphere highlighting the Copa curtain-raiser at Estadio do Morumbi.

Brazil responded with two goals in the space of eight minutes via Coutinho to start the second half, and substitute Everton sealed the Group A victory in the 84th minute.

Asked about the boos post-match, Tite – whose team were playing without injured superstar Neymar – told reporters: “We felt it! Young lads feel it. The coach feels it.

“Having been at big clubs, when you sometimes don’t produce, then don’t expect the fans to understand. They will boo.

“When you pass the ball along the back, from full back to central defender to goalkeeper, the first thing you hear is BOOOOOOO!

“We need to understand. If we get forward and create chances then they will applaud.”

Brazil – World Cup quarter-finalists in 2018 – celebrated their 100th Copa victory as the South American giants target a ninth tournament trophy.

Tite’s Brazil will travel to Bahia for Tuesday’s clash against Venezuela and captain Dani Alves is relishing the chance to play in his home state.

“This is normal in Sao Paulo, there are lot of fans of clubs so it’s always complicated playing here, but we showed personality,” Alves said as he discussed Friday’s atmosphere.

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“There was even a moment when Tite shouted and you could hear it out on the pitch.

“It’s different in Bahia. People miss the Brazil team, and the energy that we bring. For sure, things will be more animated than here.”

Brazil return to the pitch Tuesday to take on Venezuela in their second group match before closing out the first round against Peru on Saturday, June 22.  

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15 Jun

Goal pours over a case of confidence finding, new strike partnership, trouble in midfield and two other things from the PJ City-Perak MSL encounter.

Just lke it was in the reverse fixture in Ipoh back in early March, Perak emerged victorious through a solitary goal to earn all three points at the expense of PJ City FC. Tried as they might, K. Devan’s side just could not find the finishing required to get at least a point from the encounter on Friday which boosted Perak’s league position up to sixth.

Ronaldo Henrique Silva got the winning goal in the 14th minute but PJ City definitely had their chances to come back into the game. Here are the 5 observations Goal made in the course of the 1-0 win for Perak on away turf.

Ronaldo Henrique Silva, PJ City FC v Perak, Malaysia Super League, 14 Jun 2019

Careca and Ronaldo building up a good partnership

Just like what Perak had with Wander Luiz and Gilmar Filho last season and for a short period this season, a similar partnership is being replicated with their replacements in Ronaldo Henrique Silva and Raianderson da Costa Morais (Careca). A partnership which relies on the combination of different strengths in two players, so far it is one which has been working well for The Bos Gaurus.

Ronaldo as the name strongly suggest is the striker who plays very close to the opponent’s centre back, looking to spin in behind and make the runs for the final pass. While Careca has a deft left foot and is tasked with the creativity in the final third. It was Careca’s pass in the 19th minute that created the opening for Ronaldo to score Perak’s goal in the first half.

Shaky Hafizul searching for his confidence

The custodian has had a torrid season in 2019 where he has been suspect on a fair few goals which Perak has conceded throughout the season. Injured prior to the international break, Hafizul’s place was taken by Kahirul Amri Salehuddin but resumption of domestic fixture saw Mehmed Durakovic quickly handing back the spot to Hafizul.

But the 26-year-old had a start to forget in the match, twice scuffing his clearance wide for throw ins to PJ City. It was obvious that Hafizul was bereft of confidence, something which Durakovic also picked up on when he gave his keeper a raptuos round of clapping as a form as encouragement at his first clearance that went past the halfway line.

Hafizul admitted to Goal after the match that he was not in the best of conditions yet having just returned from an injury but will be taking plenty of heart from the clean sheet as he seeks to go back to his level best that saw him being a Malaysia regular.

Shahrel Fikri, PJ City FC v Perak, Malaysia Super League, 14 Jun 2019Shahrel Fikri, PJ City FC v Perak, Malaysia Super League, 14 Jun 2019

Form for country keeps Shahrel on bench for club

It was only a few days ago that Shahrel Fikri received plenty of accolades after he scored the perfect international hattrick against Timor Leste for Malaysia. But despite scoring four goals in two matches, he was still unable to convince Durakovic to give him a chance in the starting line-up.

Over the years that he has managed and coached in the Super League, Durakovic is not known as a coach who would chop and change his line-ups from match to match. He has a tendency to stick to a tried and tested formula even at the expense of players in rich vein of form, Shahrel in this particular case.

Every coach uses and sees different values in a player and it is well within Durakovic’s prerogative to decide when and where to use Shahrel. But if the former Nakhon Ratchasima FC player continue to progress, he will be soon be forcing Durakovic’s hands into giving him more starts.

Brendan Gan, PJ City FC v Perak, Malaysia Super League, 14 Jun 2019Brendan Gan, PJ City FC v Perak, Malaysia Super League, 14 Jun 2019

Missing the fulcrum in the heart of the midfield

This was a problem which afflicted both teams as Durakovic and Devan both felt the absence of key names in their respective central midfield. Sergio Paulo Nascimento (Serginho) was missing for PJ City while Perak was without the suspended Leandro dos Santos. In their stead were Satish Krishnan and Kenny Pallraj but neither proved to be the perfect foil for their midfield partners.

Barathkumar Ramaloo and Bae Beom-geun were finding it hard to cope without the physical presence of Serginho and overcompensated defensively, which put paid to PJ City’s hopes of getting more men in attacking positions. While Kenny tried, he did not have the same calming influence in the centre of the pitch as his more illustrious team mate could provide.

Washingston Brandao, PJ City FC v Perak, Malaysia Super League, 14 Jun 2019Washingston Brandao, PJ City FC v Perak, Malaysia Super League, 14 Jun 2019

Misfiring fowards costly in relegation battle

It was a match with very few chances for either side and the final result means that PJ City will be left beating themselves as to how they could have let the chances to score slip. The home side was dominant in the second half, even after S. Subramaniam’s dismissal but just could not breach Perak’s defence.

Chances did fall to Devan’s team especially after the introduction of Safee Sali who seems to work well being the link man between midfield and attack. Pedro Henrique and Washingston Brandao were guilty of missing gilt-edged chances and they will need to improve in the coming weeks or PJ City could be staring at a quick return to the Premier League.


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14 Jun

The Uruguay striker has spoken of his depression after a defeat that caused some of the worst days of his career

Barcelona forward Luis Suarez has confessed that the days after his club’s shock defeat to Liverpool in the Champions League semi-final were among the worst of his career.

Suarez, who moved to Catalonia from Anfield in 2014, opened the scoring for his current employers in a 3-0 first-leg victory at Camp Nou.

In the return leg Liverpool overcame that deficit with a 4-0 victory that shocked the Primera Division champions.

Liverpool went on to lift the trophy that Suarez and his team-mates had identified as their primary aim for the season.

More than a month has passed since that May 7 defeat but the Uruguay international can still remember the sting.

“The days after back in Barcelona were the worst moments of my life and career, along with the 2014 World Cup, I wanted to disappear from the world,” he told Fox Sports.

“I didn’t want to take my children to school, everyone could see I was in a bad way. I had days I didn’t want to do anything, they were very difficult moments.”

Suarez admitted the defeat was unexpected but confessed he and his team had failed to show the right attitude once they’d fallen behind on the night.

“I didn’t see [us losing] because we are Barcelona and we thought we’d have two or three chances to score, but we became nervous, we gave stupid passes away, we didn’t show the right attitude.

“When the first goal came we didn’t know how to react, we knew we had really messed up.

“After the game in the dressing room no-one could say anything, there was sadness, bitterness and disappointment because we knew we’d given an awful image.”

Suarez didn’t appear again for Barcelona after that defeat, receiving an arthroscopic knee surgery. He missed the Copa del Rey defeat to Valencia as a result.

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He will be fit for his country’s Copa America tilt which begins on Sunday against Ecuador.

After his return for a friendly with Panama, the 32-year-old said it felt good to be back on the pitch.

“I am happy to play again and feel physically good again,” he said after Uruguay’s 3-0 victory.

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14 Jun

Following the departures of Leonardo and Gennaro Gattuso, Ivan Gazidis has begun his overhaul at San Siro

Paolo Maldini has been named AC Milan’s new technical director, while Zvonimir Boban has been appointed to the newly created role of chief football officer.

Milan icon Maldini replaces Leonardo in the post, with the Brazilian reported to be returning to a similar post at former club Paris Saint-Germain.

Boban, who played for the club between 1991 and 2001, has left FIFA – where he was the body’s deputy secretary general – to return to Milan.

Maldini previously worked as Milan’s sporting strategy and development director but Ivan Gazidis, the club’s chief executive, feels he is the right man to succeed Leonardo.

“Paolo embodies that quality and those values that are the building blocks of our club,” he told Milan’s official website. “I am happy to have him at the helm of our sporting area.

“With him, we will be able to build a modern club, formed by professionals of the highest quality. It will be a journey we will pursue together to achieve a challenging and compelling project, one which will require great energy and dedication.

“I am confident Paolo will be able to project his experience, his vision and his leadership. Paolo is an integral part of AC Milan and knows the way to success. He will be an important point of reference for everyone.”

Boban and Maldini will work closely together, with the former team-mates reuniting on the Rossoneri’s backroom staff.

“I am very happy to return to my beloved Milan and I will give my contribution to bring it back where it deserves to be,” Boban said in a Milan statement.

“Milan must be a leading and winning club, because this is the only nature of its history and it’s the nature of our fans and their passion. I will give all of myself for this cause and for the Rossoneri colours.

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“When Paolo called me to check on my availability, I jumped into my car and went to his home in Milan in the middle of the night.

“After talking with Ivan and the club, everything was clear. And here I am, in my city, in my club I love and in a land that has given me so much. I hope I can repay the trust placed in me.”

Milan are still seeking a successor to Gennaro Gattuso as head coach, but they are reportedly close to appointing Marco Giampaolo from Sampdoria.

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14 Jun

The Nigeria international ended his 12-year stay with the Blues after the Bull secured his signature permanently

Ola Aina has sent a heartfelt message to Chelsea after completing his move to Serie A side Torino.

The 22-year-old wing-back was signed permanently for a fee of €10 million by the Bull after impressing while on loan during the 2018-19 season.

Aina made 30 league appearances for Walter Mazzarri’s men and helped his side keep 12 clean sheets, scoring once as the Turin-based club finished the season in seventh spot with 63 points.

The Nigeria international joined Chelsea’s academy at the age of 10 and won the FA Youth Cup and Uefa Youth League with the side.

The defender made his senior debut for the Blues in August 2016 under Antonio Conte but was limited to three Premier League appearances.

In an effort to enjoy more playing time and garner experiences, Aina departed the Stamford Bridge Stadium in 2017 to join English Championship side Hull City on loan, where he flourished before teaming up with the Bull temporarily at the start of last summer.

After ending his Stamford Bridge’s stay, the defender has taken to social media to appreciate the support of the club as well as his former coaches during his time with the side.

“The start of a new chapter. Words cannot express how I feel, joining the club as a 10-year-old it was the best thing that happened to me, combined with playing football for the team which I support, it was just amazing,” Aina posted on Instagram.

“Now I’m 22, I look back on all the great times I’ve had from training, going on tours every year and spending time with some amazing players I looked up to most of my life.

“I’ve also had the pleasure of playing and training with some great players in the first team, but most importantly the players that I can call bros from the academy over the years. My best highlights will always be the memories of growing up and becoming a man whilst also improving my craft with these players.

“I want to say a big thank you to all the coaches, medical staff and more, that I’ve had throughout my years at Chelsea. I am very grateful for constantly helping me out and taking an interest in me.

“I would like to thank my first coach Joe Edwards for everything he’s helped me with over the years also; Micky Beale, Ciril (got me using my left foot), Adi Vivash (our father figure) Andy Myers, Jody Morris Dermot Drummy and Antonio Conte (for all my appearances for Chelsea)

“Lastly, a big thank you to Eddie Newton and the loan staff. 12 years have gone so quick and I’m forever grateful to Chelsea FC – (my boyhood club) this place will forever be in my heart.

“Until next time I wish this club all the success in the future, love you guys at Chelsea.”



The start of a new chapter. Words can not express how I feel. Joining the club as a ten year old Ola was the best thing that happened to me combined with playing football for the team which I support was just amazing. Now I’m 22, I look back on all the great times I’ve had from: training,going on tours every year and spending time with some amazing players I looked up too most of my life. I’ve also had the pleasure of playing and training with some great players in the 1st team, but most importantly the players that I can call bros from the academy over the years. My best highlights will always be the memories of growing up and becoming a man whilst also improving my craft with these players. I want to say a big thank you to all the coaches / medical staff and more, that I’ve had through out my years at Chelsea. I am very grateful for constantly helping me out and taking an interest in me. I would like to thank my first coach Joe Edwards for everything he’s helped me with over the years also; Micky Beale, ciril (got me using my left foot), Adi vivash (our farther figure) Andy Myers, Jody Morris Dermot Drummy and Antonio Conte (for all my appearances for Chelsea) Lastly, a big thank you to Eddie Newton and the loan staff 👊🏾 12 years have gone so quick and I’m forever grateful to Chelsea FC – (my boyhood club) this place will forever be in my heart. Until next time I wish this club all the success in the future, love you guys @chelseafc 💙 – Mr.Lulu • • • 🎶keep it moving – @anzmilliano • • @workbymischief

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Aina was included in Nigeria’s final 23-man squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, slated to kick off on June 21.

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The Super Eagles will be challenging for their fourth title in the tournament and will have to manoeuvre their way past Group B rivals Burundi, Guinea and Madagascar to the knockout stage.



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13 Jun

The Argentinian legend will step away from the Mexican club after less than a year in charge

Diego Maradona has stepped away from Dorados, ending his stint with the Mexican second division team after less than one year in charge.

Maradona has decided to step away from his post to focus on his health, as the Argentinian legend is set to undergo operations on his shoulder and knee in the near future.

The former forward took charge of Dorados in September 2018, and twice got the team into the title game. Each time, Dorados fell short to Atletico San Luis, which earned promotion to Liga MX as a result of the victories.

In recent weeks, Maradona’s future with the club had come into doubt, with his contract set to expire in June, but the manager had stated that he was open to staying with the club.

Maradona claimed his stay depended on whether or not owner Jorge Alberto Hank was able to give him money to spend and the freedom clear out some of the players he no longer wants in the squad.

However, Maradona will now step away for other reasons as he looks to return to full health.

“Together we surprised the world. We show that football is passion and heart,” the club said in a tweet.

“Thanks for everything, Boss! Recover and see you soon!”

Prior to taking over at Dorados, Maradona had managed four different clubs: Mandiyu de Corrientes, Racing Club, Al Wasl and Fujairah FC. He had also taken on a role as assistant manager with Deportivo Riestra from 2013-17 while also serving as Dynamo Brest’s chairman in 2018.

His most famous managerial role, though, came with Argentina, as he took charge of the national team from 2008-10. 

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During his tenure, Argentina reached the quarter-finals of the 2010 World Cup and he departed the job soon after.

The former Napoli forward recently stated that he believed he could be the man to return Manchester United to glory, while adding that he wasn’t a fan of Paul Pogba’s style of play.

Maradona, widely seen as one of the best to ever play the game and still revered as a god in Naples, was recently the subject of a documentary which will be released in cinemas on June 14.

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13 Jun

The former Brazil international also wished Luka Jovic well at the club and backed Marcelo to continue being the best left-back in the world

Roberto Carlos has praised Real Madrid’s decision to sign Eden Hazard, insisting he is a player of the “highest level” and that he’s arrived at the club to win everything on offer.

Zinedine Zidane’s side announced they had completed a €100 million (£88m/$112m) deal for the Chelsea winger on June 7, with the Belgian due to be formally presented as a Madrid player on Thursday evening.

Madrid suffered a disappointing campaign in 2018-19, sacking two managers in the former of Julen Lopetegui and Santiago Solari as they were dumped out of the Champions League at the last-16 stage and finished third place in La Liga.

Former Brazil international Carlos believes Los Blancos fans should not forget the club’s past successes, however, and thinks that Hazard will be desperate to help guide Zidane’s side to as many trophies as possible in 2019-20.

“Last season was not what we expected, but we must not forget what we did in the previous five before that,” he told Goal.

“Winning is always difficult, we have to think about La Liga first and then the Champions League. We have entered into a dynamic of always winning the Champions League and we forget the other competitions.

“Hazard is a player of the highest level who comes to win everything: the Champions League, La Liga and the Cup. For his part, [Luka] Jovic is a great player and he comes with great enthusiasm, I wish him good luck in Madrid.

“If I were the coach of Madrid I would not change much. The team has won a lot in recent years and when you win too much, it’s time to bring the group together and motivate them to win new competitions, nothing more than that.”

Carlos also discussed Marcelo’s future, with the 31-year-old having had a tough season last time out, missing parts of the season through injury and with former manager Solari having at times preferred to start Sergio Regullion ahead of him.

Zidane has moved to bolster his options in that area of the pitch with a €48m (£42.7m/$54m) for Lyon full-back Ferland Mendy.

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Carlos, however, is convinced that Marcelo remains the best left-back in the world and that he is well-placed to stay at the very top for at least the next seven years.

He added: “Marcelo has a completely different style from mine. I always played close to the line but Marcelo has a lot of quality with the ball and without the ball and he’s won one Champions League more than me.

“It’s a shame that he didn’t go to Brazil [for Copa America] because of injury and the accumulated fatigue of playing with Real Madrid. But in the last 10, and also in the next 10, or at least seven years, Marcelo will be the best left-back in the world.”

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13 Jun

The Amakhosi no.1 hasn’t made it into the Bafana Bafana squad for the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon)

South Africa’s famous goalkeeper has not recovered in time for the Afcon and will be watching the tournament from his television.

Nevertheless, we will be entertained by Itumeleng Khune on Twitter with his regular updates.

Recently, fans have been asking Khune about his age on Twitter. Then we saw him reacting with a funny photograph, making it clear that this is a question he won’t entertain.

Then Khune went on to shave his beard, posting two videos on social media. The first is with the beard, and then a video without it.

However, it’s not all fun for Khune, who we can see doing some serious weightlifting in the gym in another video.

You can enjoy his Tweets, thanks to his official account here.






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