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Lionel Messi claims recordPARIS: Lionel Messi won the sixth Ballon d'Or award for men on Monday, beating the top four candidates in Liverpool to win the prestigious individual football award.The Argentine, who won the league title with Barcelona but finished third in the Copa America with his country, added to his 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2015 trophies.He beat Virgil van Dijk, runner-up, and third place Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal, who won the award five times."Ten years ago I received the first Ballon d'Or under the guidance of my three brothers," Messi told the audience. "Today I'm receiving my sixth, guided by my wife and children."Sadio Mane of Senegal, who along with Van Dijk and his fellow candidates Alisson Becker of Brazil and Mohamed Salah of Egypt helped Liverpool win the Champions League, finished fourth in the international journalists' survey.Van Dijk said: “It was amazing.” There are a couple of players like Messi. I am proud of what I have achieved with Liverpool and the Netherlands. It will be difficult (to win the prize) when these players are close. "Messi, who was again rewarded with excellent professional reward, and Ronaldo, among them, won 10 consecutive Ballon d'Or awards until Croatia's Luka Modric prevailed in 2018.An incredible yearMegan Rapinoe won the women's Ballon d'Or after leading the United States to the fourth World Cup title in France this year, where she retained the title.The 34-year-old midfielder, the main player in the June-July tournament, succeeded Norway's Ada Hegerberg who did not take part in the World Cup.Rapinoe was not present at the concert at the Theater du Chatelet, where the show "An American in Paris" was presented."I'm so sad that I can't reach tonight. It's a great congratulation to the other candidates. I can't believe I won in this field, it was a wonderful year," Rapino said in a recorded message."I would like to thank my colleagues in the team and the United States Federation."Dutchman Matthijs de Light, the main player in the exciting Ajax Amsterdam semi-finals in the Champions League and now at Juventus, won the Copa Cup for the best male player at U-21.Alisson, one of Liverpool's four players in the top seven in the men's Ballon d'Or, won the new Yashin Cup for the best male goalkeeper of the year.However, there was no trophy for the best female player or goalkeeper U-21.Read More: FIFA Announces China As Expanded Club World Cup 2021 Host
Lionel Messi's first-half goal was to score against the 34th team, surpassing the mark he shared with Cristiano Ronaldo and Raul.HighlightsBarcelona reached round 16 as a winner in Group FMessi scored and set up goals for Suarez and GriezmannBarcelona top the standings with 11 points in five games Lionel Messi scored in his 700th match for Barcelona and set up goals for Luis Suarez and Antoine Griezmann as the Catalans beat Borussia Dortmund 3-1 on Wednesday to secure a place in the Champions League knockout stages as a winner of the group F.Messi organized Barcelona's lead in the entire Camp Nou in the 29th minute before Uruguay restored courtesy to Argentina to set another Champions League record on his landmark night four minutes later.Messi's left foot strike he scored against the 34th different team in the Champions League, beating the mark he shared with Cristiano Ronaldo and Raul."Messi is moving very well between the lines and when he receives the ball he is almost unstoppable," said Dortmund coach Lucien Favre, whose side scored late through substitute Jadon Sancho."Sometimes, all you can do is try to fool him because he is very explosive. He's also deadly every time he makes a final ball."Substitute Griezmann finished with a pass from Messi separating his defense to extend Barcelona's advantage in the 67th minute, a goal desperately needed for Frenchman's confidence after not scoring in the previous six games of the club.Griezmann was left out of the starting line-up but reached in the middle of the first half when Ousmane Dembele, was forced to sign off due to a muscle problem.Dortmund England's striker also started the game on the bench, but he had an impact when he appeared after the first half, firing a painful blow to the Germans in the 77th minute after throwing a loose ball inside the area.The 19-year-old has forced Barcelona goalkeeper Mark Andre Ter Stegen to turn a powerful shot on to the crossbar in a strong finish from the German side, whose coach Favre is under pressure because of poor national results.But he did not spoil what was a therapeutic victory for Barcelona, which has been harshly criticized for its recent weak performance against Leganes, Levante and Slavia Prague, despite the fact that they are the best in the La Liga and the Champions League group.Ernesto Valverde tops the standings with 11 points in five games, Inter Milan are second on seven, Dortmund is third same on seven and Slavia bottom with two.
Gianni Infantino awarded the inaugural edition of the 24-team Club World Cup to China after a meeting in Shanghai at the FIFA Council.FIFA president Gianni Infantino said on Thursday that FIFA had awarded the inaugural edition of the 24-team World Cup to China in what he called a "historic decision". The move underscores China's growing influence on football and could be a pioneer for the eventual World Cup hosts. Infantino made the remarks after meeting in Shanghai for the FIFA Board, the decision-making unit of the World Football Board. This means that many of the biggest football clubs, a variety of stars, will descend to China in two years. Infantino stressed that China is the only country discussed"It's a historic decision for football," he said. "It will be a competition that all people, all children and all who love football expect."The FIFA President said in June that the new Club World Cup could generate commercial revenues of up to $ 50 billion, although he did not say how many issues he would cover. A source told AFP the figure was "unbelievable".The current Club World Cup has seven teams, including Champions League holders. Qatar will host the competition this year and 2020.The two countries will use the tournaments as logistic tests for stadiums and infrastructure ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup , FIFA's leading international competition.Infantino said FIFA would also double the funds allocated to women's football to $ 1 billion over the next four years."The Council decided to allocate 500 million in addition to the 500 million already included in the budget."The plan to renew 24 teams from the Club World Cup from June to July 2021 was approved at a FIFA Council meeting in Miami in March despite opposition from the UEFA and the strong European League Association.Infantino said on Thursday the tournament would include eight teams from Europe.The tournament is held every four years and replaces the Confederations Cup, an international competition that served as a test for the hosts of the World Cup.The next World Cup?China, the world's second-largest economy, became increasingly influential in football under President Xi Jinping, a well-known fan of the game.Xi and his communist government have made sport a national priority and his stated goal is to host the country of 1.4 billion people.Commitment to the 2030 World Cup has been discussed for a long time.Mark Dreyer, an industry expert in Beijing, said the country has a proven track record in organizing major sporting events and believes the World Cup is the ultimate goal.But Dreyer, founder of China Sports Insider, added: "I am concerned from the perspective of China if other competitive offers (by 2030) will use this (Club World Cup) against China and say they already have some who have rewarded FIFA for their financial support. , So give someone else a World Cup. "When asked about questions about China's human rights record as a result of the FIFA Club World Cup decision, Infantino went ahead.He was also asked whether the players coming to China should watch themselves, after the NBA. A Chinese reaction was influenced by comments from a Houston Rockets executive who expressed support for Hong Kong protesters who resist Chinese control."Everyone can say what they want," he said."As far as we are concerned, we are trying to use football as an incentive for positive, not negative."Read More: Graeme Smith elected MCC Honorary Life Member
Barcelona will become the first sports team to generate revenue exceeding one billion Euros, as they expect an income of 1.047 billion Euros for the 2019/20 campaign.BARCELONA - Barcelona will become the first sporting club to earn more than a billion Euros ($ 1.10 billion) in revenue this season, the club stated on Tuesday.The clubs statement on Thursday said they had achieved record sales of 990 million Euros last season and expecting an increase of 1,047 million Euros for the 2019/20 campaign."This figure represents a new record in the sporting world and means exceeding internal expectations as the strategic plan approved by the board expects profits to reach 1 billion Euros in 2021," he added.The club, owned by their fans, predicted a relatively modest profit after tax of 11 million Euros this season and said it owed 217.2 million Euros.The Catalan club invested 255 million Euros for the players in the closing season, most of which was spent prising Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid for 120 million Euros and recruiting Frenkie de Jong from Ajax Amsterdam for 75 million Euros.Barcelona chief executive Oscar Grau said they also tried to sign Dutch defender Matisse de Ligt, who joined Juventus, adding that they wanted to sign Neymar back from Paris St Germain, but they did not want to compromise the club's financial stability."We worked hard to get Neymar and we did everything possible," he told reporters. "We made two offers, one including players and the other without them, but we felt Paris St Germain didnt want to sell him.""We won't lose control when it comes to players. We want the best team, but we also want to be sustainable."Bara's accounts also revealed that they expected to spend 1.007 million Euros this season, an increase of 34 million Euros, but said they would cut their salary bill by 18 million compared to last season, a 3% reduction. (1 dollar = 0.9052 Euros)Read More: China Open: Saina Nehwal knocked out after 1st round defeat
The English Premier League is one of the top football leagues in the world. It is also the most popular and difficult football league in the history of football. Undoubtedly the league has some of the richest football clubs in the world and thanks to the high amount of broadcast revenues and increasing English Premier League sponsorships, the clubs are earning quite a fortune of money. Higher the clubs finish in the League table, the more money they receive every year. So have a look at our article and get to know how much the clubs have earned in the previous season.English Clubs and 2018-2019 earningsEnglish Premier League has more than 4 billion audiences around the world, including England. So you can understand how prosperous the league is and that is the reason why all the teams participating in the league is able to maintain strong competition and efficiency in the league.Liverpool 152,425,146After having won the UEFA Champions League, Liverpool has been crowned the champions of Europe. So they have earned the lion's share among all the other clubs in the league. They finished 2nd in the league which gained them a lot of valuable broadcasting revenue as well. The club has had a really expensive transfer window last season but with all the earnings, they will have no worries to improve the team even more.Live games: 29League position: 2ndFacility fees: 33,461,785Merit payment: 36,451,842Manchester City 150,986,355One of the richest clubs in the EPL right now, Manchester City won the Barclays Premier League in the 2018-19 season which has allowed them to come up on the second position on the earnings is due to massive earnings. Their broadcast revenue is one of the highest in the league and has significantly allowed the management to get hold of good players.Live games: 26League position: 1stFacility fees: 30,104,476Merit payment: 38,370,360Chelsea 146,030,216Chelsea played phenomenally well in the 2018-19 season which placed them on the 3rd position in the league. Also the winner of the UEFA Europa League in the 2018-19 season, Chelsea has gathered a significant amount of revenue last season. Winning the UEFA Europa League has provided them with a huge amount of profit last year.Live games: 25League position: 3rdFacility fees: 28,985,373Merit payment: 34,533,324Tottenham Hotspur 145,230,801Tottenham had a dream run in the 2018-19 season which lead them to the UEFA Champions League final and they also finished fourth in the EPL. So with such excellent showing of football, the club got rewarded highly as well.Live games: 26League position: 4thFacility fees: 30,104,476Merit payment: 32,614,806Everton - 128,603,905Everton had a fairly nice season last year which has allowed them to earn over 125+ million. Considering that they have finished the league in 8th position with 15 wins, Everton did really well in the last season. They will be looking forward to bolstering their team for the next league title.Live games: 18League position: 8thFacility fees: 21,151,652Merit payment: 24,940,734Arsenal 142,193,180Runners up in the UEFA Europa League, only to be beaten by Chelsea, Arsenal had a fantastic season. They earned more than 140 million in revenue in a single season and also stood 5th in the league with significant growth.Live games: 25League position: 5thFacility fees: 28,985,373Merit payment: 30,396,288Manchester United 142,512,868Manchester United is a big name in the English Premier League and last season their performance was mediocre which lead the team to finish sixth in the league. However, they generated a significant amount of revenue that led them to replenish their treasury once again.Live games: 27League position: 6thFacility fees: 31,223,579Merit payment: 28,777,770So here are the respective revenue for the top teams in the English Premier League which you should know about. All these teams have shown exceptional football talent last year and provided friendly competition in the league last season. All of them will be ready to compete against each other once again and they will be ready to earn even more in the 2019-2020 season as well.Read More: All you need to know: UEFA Europa League final UEFA Europa
As per the news, All India Football Federation is currently planning to establish Indian super league as the top league of the country. Due to this decision of all India Football Federation, I-League clubs are miffed. These clubs think that All India Football Federation is giving step-motherly treatment to them and they are planning to arrange a meeting on Monday where they are going to discuss the future action course on it.In this meeting, I-League clubs will decide their future actions on this matter. According to the owner of a top club, if AIFF will go further with this decision to make Indian super league as the top league of India, these clubs will challenge the decision into the court. At the present time, it is definitely one of the big Indian football news that is in trend.On Monday, these clubs are going to approach appeals committee of all India Football Federation for the discussion of fines imposed on them. After this Indian football news, all India Football Federation also called a meeting of Executive committee on 3rd July to find a proper way to get rid of this kind of trouble for the future of Indian football.AIFF signed an MRA (master rights of agreement) in 2010 with the commercial partners FSDL (Football Sports Development Limited) that is a subsidiary of IMG Reliance that stated that and you League should be made as to the top division of Indian football. Due to it, league football clubs can replace the comma discontinued or reconstituted on a temporary or permanent basis. According to Indian football news, I league champions Chennai City football club still not received the prize money of Rs 1 crore from All India Football Federation for the title triumph. Even after the time of 3 and a half months, it is the current situation and there is no any kind of update for it. They won the prize money three months ago but still they had not got it from AIFF. In the same way, Minerva Punjab as well as Gokulam Kerala football clubs also not received the prize money of Rs 15 lakh for this season. In this kind of situation, it is definitely one of the big Indian football news where I-League clubs will decide their future actions in this meeting on Monday.
The FIFA Women's World Cup will start from 7th June and the final match will take place on 7th July 2019. The host nation will be France and the fans can cover live match on the radio, BBC TV and BBC application and website. There is a total of 24 teams which will participate in the tournament, and there are nine different venues where the football world cup will take place. If you are interested to know all about the FIFA Women's World Cup 2019, then here is the complete information available for you. Major Dates of FIFA tournament The FIFA World Cup 2019 competition will run for a total thirty days between 7th June to 7th July 2019. The first match will take place between South Korea and France in Paris. On 9th June, Scotland is going to make the first appearance in the World Cup against England. On 11th June, US will fight against Thailand, which is ranked as 29th in the world at present. The semi-final & final matches are going to held in Lyon from 2nd July 2019. The venue of the FIFA Womens World Cup 2019 There is a total of nine venues where the event will take place, and the opening match will be in Parc Des Princes, which is the home of Paris St Germain. The semi-final and final matches will be held at Parc Olympique Lyonnais/Groupama Stadium. It can hold around 59k fans and is known as one of the largest venues. Here are the total nine venues of FIFA Women's World Cup 2019: Parc des Princes in ParisStade Oceane in Le HavreStade des Alpes in GrenobleRoazhon Park in RennesStade Auguste-Delaune in ReimsStade de la Mosson in MontpellierAllianz Riviera in NiceStade du Hainaut in ValenciennesParc Olympique Lyonnais in LyonSo, these are the nine venues where world cup matches will take place, and the fans can get their tickets to watch the on-field match otherwise they can watch the live streaming on BBC sports channel on their television. Which is one of the best players to look out in this World cup?The World Cup 2019 Opening Ceremony will take place on 7th June, and it will be grand as France hosts it. The strongest contenders of this tournament might be Lucy Bronze, Nikita Parris, and Saki Kumara. Ballon d'Or winner named Ada Hegerberg hasnt been in Norway team for this World Cup. Steph Houghton can play a great contender for the England team, and Fran Kirby and Toni Duggan from Barcelona will be attacking Houghton during the match. The US team has the talent of fantastic players like Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan. It might be possible that this can be the last tournament of Carli Lloyd from Manchester. She was the FIFA world player of the year as a midfielder and has also won the title of the Golden ball at World Cup 2015. The strongest contenders of FIFA Women's World Cup 2019 US champions are ranked among the best champions of the world, but France has never been able to get ahead of the semi-finals. France only managed to reach till last eight teams during European Championship. Germany can be a threat to the teams as they reached till the semi-finals during World Cup 2015 and they are ranked on the 2nd number in the world women's football teams. In the year 2011, Japan won the world cup trophy, and they were the runner up in the year 2015, and there are chances that the team would look ahead to win this tournament. There are changes that the Netherlands who is the champion of the European tournament can also challenge the other teams to win the title of FIFA World Cup 2019. Any team can be the winner, and that only depends upon the hard work of the teams before the tournament and during the tournament period.
The fans of soccer are waiting for the Women's World Cup 2019 for a long time. The FIFA Womens World Cup 2019 is a grand festival and will begin in Paris as the host is France team. The first match will be between South Korea and France. If someone is excited to watch the match, then one needs to know about the schedule of the matches. Teams participating in the FIFA World Cup There are a total of 24 teams who are participating in the FIFA World Cup 2019. The list of qualifying teams is given here:Australia China PRCameroon Japan South AfricaSouth KoreaNigeriaThailand Canada Chile New Zealand Argentina Jamaica United States Brazil Sweden Spain Italy France England Netherlands Germany Norway Scotland So, these are the teams which are going to participate in FIFA World Cup 2019. Fixtures of FIFA World Cup 2019 Group a Fixtures 7th June France Vs South Korea in Parc Des Princes, Paris 8th June- Nigeria Vs Norway in Stade Auguste Delaune in Reims 12th June- South Korea Vs Nigeria in Stade Des Alpes Grenoble 12th June- Norway Vs France in Allianz Riviera in Nice17th June France Vs Nigeria in Roazhon Park, Rennes 17th June- Norway Vs South Korea in Stade Auguste- Delaune in Reims Group B Fixtures 8th June Spain Vs South Africa in Stade Oceane in Le Havre8th June Germany Vs China PR in Roazhon Park12th June Germany Vs Spain in Stade du Hainaut13th June China Vs South Africa in Parc Des Princes17th June South Africa Vs Germany in Stade La Mosson17th June Spain Vs China in Stade OceaneGroup C Fixtures 9th June Italy Vs Australia in Stade du Hainaut 9th June Jamaica Vs Brazil in Stade Des Alpes13th June Brazil Vs Australia in Stade de La Mosson 14th June Italy Vs Jamaica in Stade Auguste Delaune in Reims18th June Jamaica Vs Australia in Stade des Alpes in Grenoble 18th June Brazil Vs Italy in Stade du Hainaut in Valenciennes Group D Fixtures 9th June Scotland Vs England in Allianz Riviera, Nice10th June Japan Vs Argentina in Parc Des Princes, Paris 14th June Scotland Vs Japan in Roazhon Park, Rennes14th June Argentina Vs England in Stade Oceane in Le Havre19th June - England Vs Japan in Allianz Riviera, Nice 19th June Argentina Vs Scotland in Stade du Hainaut in Valenciennes Group E Fixtures 10th June Cameroon Vs Canada in Stade de la Mosson in Montpellier 11th June Netherlands Vs New Zealand in Stade Oceane in Le Havre 15th June Cameroon Vs Netherlands in Stade du Hainaut in Valenciennes15th June New Zealand Vs Canada in Stade des Alpes, Grenoble20th June Canada Vs Netherlands in Stade Auguste-Delaune, Reims20th June New Zealand Vs Cameroon in Stade de La Mosson, Montpellier Group F Fixtures 11th June Sweden Vs Chile in Roazhon Park, Rennes11th June Thailand Vs USWNT in Stade Auguste Delaune in Reims16th June Chile Vs USWNT in Parc des Princes, Paris 16th June Thailand Vs Sweden in Allianz Riviera, Nice 20th June USWNT Vs Sweden in Stade Oceane in Le Havre20th June Chile Vs Thailand in Roazhon Park, Rennes So, these are the fixtures of FIFA Womens World Cup 2019. You can watch the matches on your television or you can also watch live streaming on a computers browser and mobile phone. You can book your tickets or you can watch the matches behind the screen with full enthusiasm. Details of finals of Womens World Cup 2019 The final of the FIFA Womens World Cup 2019 is going to held at Park Olympique Lyonnais which is famous as Groupama Stadium, located in Lyon on 7th July in the year 2019. This stadium has the capacity to hold more than 59k fans. This stadium was built in the year 2013 freshly to replace the Lyons former home. It will be one of the nine venues of the World Cup matches. This stadium is going to be the venue of Summer Olympics 2024 also.
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