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June 17, 2018 4:41 PM Kolarov scores from free kick, Serbia beats Costa Rica 1-0

SAMARA, Russia (AP) - With a curling free kick that decided the outcome of the match, Aleksandar Kolarov immediately drew some comparisons to Cristiano Ronaldo. The Serbia captain's left-footed strike proved to be the difference in a 1-0 victory over Costa Rica on Sunday at the World Cup. It came two days after Ronaldo scored a similar goal to give Portugal

June 15, 2018 10:40 AM Putin welcomes world to an 'open, hospitable and friendly' Russia as his World Cup gets underway

Vladmir Putin welcomed the world to 'an open, hospitable and friendly' Russia before his country's victory over Saudi Arabia tonight. Russia's triumph marked the biggest win in any World Cup opening game. The hosts defeated Saudi Arabia 5-0 — beating the 4-0 scoreline between Brazil and Mexico in 1950. 'Football is truly loved here and it is called love at first

May 26, 2018 10:40 PM Salah's World Cup in doubt as Egyptians turn on Ramos

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Mohamed Salah came to Kiev with dreams of Champions League and World Cup glory. He left with his arm in a sling, his Liverpool team defeated and his World Cup in jeopardy. The Egyptian was hurt when he tangled with Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos and had to go off in the 30th minute. Veteran defender Ramos grabbed Salah chasing 1

May 12, 2018 9:41 PM Real Madrid v Celta Vigo

Gareth Bale staked a claim for a Champions League final place with a first-half brace in Real Madrid’s 6-0 rout of Celta Vigo. Bale made it seven goals in his last nine Real games – the second against Celta was a stunning individual effort – to boost his hopes of starting for the European champions against Liverpool in Kiev on May 26. Isco, Achraf Hakimi 6

May 3, 2018 6:39 PM Liverpool's heroes return home after reaching Champions League final with 7-6 aggregate win over Roma

Liverpool's players have returned home after a thrilling night in Rome that saw them reach the Champions League final after winning 7-6 on aggregate. The team landed back in England on Thursday afternoon following another great European occasion for the club, despite losing on the night. Jurgen Klopp has taken his side on an extraordinary run in Europe 26

April 29, 2018 6:19 AM Liverpool to offer Salah double yer money deal

Liverpool are keen to keep Egypt forward Mohamed Salah, 25, at the club. They’re ready to offer him a new deal worth £185,000 a week. That’s double his current wage on a contract that has four years to run. It’s not enough. Not when you realises what Salah could earn elsewhere given his sensational form. Of course, the gamble for Liverpool and other 28

March 28, 2018 10:18 AM What is Cristiano Ronaldo’s net worth?

One of the most recognizable and successful professional athletes on the planet, Cristiano Ronaldo also boasts a net worth that goes hand-in-hand with his career success. Widely seen as one of the best soccer players of all time, Ronaldo has broken records on both an individual and team level. Even today, he shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. But just who is Cristiano 13

March 27, 2018 9:58 PM The 31 sponsorship deals that made Cristiano Ronaldo the world’s highest paid athlete... the Real Madrid star's endorsements range from Nike to KFC

Cristiano Ronaldo is arguably the most marketable sportsman on the planet with brands lining up to work with the Real Madrid star. In total the five-time Ballon d'Or winner has held 31 sponsorship deals, all contributing to him being the highest paid athlete on the planet. No matter the industry, brands are falling over themselves to be associated with Ronaldo 21

March 27, 2018 8:06 PM Male football fan invades pitch and tries to kiss Cristiano Ronaldo

A male football fan tried to kiss Cristiano Ronaldo during an international match last night. The match at Geneva’s Stade de Genève was interrupted by repeated pitch invasions – with one fan making it over to Ronaldo and trying to get a kiss. The player looked understandably taken aback during the incident, in which the man – dressed in jeans in a coat – held his hand and attempted 96

March 26, 2018 10:36 PM Cristiano Ronaldo kissed by excited pitch invader during Portugal's 3-0 defeat by Holland as fans try to get pictures with the Real Madrid star

Cristiano Ronaldo was given a kiss by a pitch invader during Portugal's 3-0 defeat by Holland on Monday night. Portugal were already three goals down when Joao Cancelo received a second yellow card and was sent off during the friendly. As the game was about to restart following Cancelo's dismissal, a number of fans raced onto the pitch at Stade de Geneve 20