Lionel Messi Is Welcomed With a "Guard Of Honour" By PSG Teammates Upon His Arrival To Training After World Cup

Lionel Messi Is Welcomed With a "Guard Of Honour" By PSG Teammates Upon His Arrival To Training After World Cup

World Cup 2022 winner Argentine Star Lionel Messi received a guard of honor from his PSG club teammates as he returned to the capital.

The 35-year-old player was instrumental in Argentina's trophy-winning campaign in Qatar this winter, scoring 7 goals, including a brace versus France in the final match.

He also became the only player in the football history to win "World Cup Player of the Tournament" twice.

Argentina's financial regulatory authority is apparently pondering immortalising Messi by placing his image on a 1000-peso note, such is his power on the greatest stage.
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PSG, Messi's club, has given him a 10-day rest following his performances with the national team in Qatar.

He resumed to the club's training camps on Wednesday morning in preparation for Friday's Coupe de France match against Chateauroux, in which he is anticipated to play.

According to L'Equipe, the most of Les Parisiens players and staff accorded the seven-time Ballon d'Or winner a "Guard of Honour" on his first day return. However, French striker Kylian Mbappe was not present on that day.

The majority of the Paris Saint-Germain team is thought to have been granted a day off following their humiliating 3-1 loss to Lens on Sunday.

Following a guard of honour, Messi was presented with a gold-plated award by a PSG official to commemorate his World Cup victory, and the Argentine proceeded to celebrate with the trophy.

According to reports, the former Barcelona player wishes to bring the World Cup trophy to the Parc des Princes and has even requested the Ligue 1 winners to deliver it prior to their next home match.

However, Paris Saint-Germain are hesitant to accept his request for fear of fan outrage.
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PSG manager Christophe Galtier feels the star would be embraced warmly by supporters upon his return.

He will undoubtedly be enthusiastically received at home "Galtier remarked. Regarding the stadium greeting, I have no doubt that he will be enthusiastically greeted at Parc des Princes.

[He earned the most beautiful trophy by performing admirably in this World Cup. Overall else, now that he has accomplished this phenomenal success, we must remember everything he has done for the club from the beginning of the season.]

What are your thoughts on Lionel Messi's training "Guard Of Honour"?

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"It's Already Written That Lionel Messi Will Win The World Cup This Year"

"It's Already Written That Lionel Messi Will Win The World Cup This Year"

Zlatan Ibrahimovic claimed Lionel Messi will win the FIFA World Cup 2022 in his final match as a player this year.

Argentina has back in Qatar, reaching the semi-finals despite having lost their first Group C match to Saudi Arabia.

Lionel Scaloni's team has overcome Mexico, Poland, Australia, and the Netherlands on their way to a last-four match with Croatia on Tuesday evening.

Messi has been instrumental for 'La Albiceleste' over the previous 3 weeks, scoring 4 goals and assisting on 2 more in 5 games.

On Friday's game against the Netherlands, setting up Nahuel Molina in the initial half and scored a penalty in the second.

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The PSG player then scored his penalty in the shootout, which Argentina won after a 2-2 tie in extra time.

Ibrahimovic has seen sufficient to know that a first World Cup victory is written for the seven-time Ballon d'Or winner.

According to Goal, the AC Milan star, who is presently sidelined with a significant knee injury, said: "I believe the winner has already been determined, and you guess who I mean. It's been written that Messi will win the title."

In 2009, Ibrahimovic spent an entire season with Barcelona along with Messi. Next a spat with manager Pep Guardiola, he moved AC Milan on loan the next year prior making the move permanent in 2K11.

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A World Cup victory would be the pinnacle of success for Messi, who won his first international title last summer.

Messi was instrumental in Argentina's Copa America victory, which he has described as [the most beautiful moment of his career.]

The 35-year-old viewed images of himself celebrating with the Copa America as fans sang his name for a Netflix documentary.

After watching video of supporters singing his name, the winger laughed, wiped his eyes, and admitted: [Wow. This was the most wonderful event that occurred to me in my sporting career.]

If Argentina defeats Croatia, the final will be played on Sunday between France and Morocco.

Argentina's previous World Cup victory was in 1986, led by Diego Maradona.

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BREAKING: Cristiano Ronaldo Has Received A 'Formal Proposal' Worth £173 Million A Season

BREAKING: Cristiano Ronaldo Has Received A 'Formal Proposal' Worth £173 Million A Season

Cristiano Ronaldo has got a 'formal proposal' from Al Nassr worth a stunning £173 million per season.

As per transfer analyst Fabrizio Romano, the Saudi Arabian squad has submitted an attractive deal to entice the 37-year-old to the Middle East.

The formal proposal is thought to be close to £173 million till June 2025, making it a world record deal in football.

Al Nassr contacted Ronaldo during the summer transfer window, however the famous forward chose to remain in Europe.

According to the report, sponsorship agreements constitute a significant portion of the proposal. Ronaldo's attorneys will investigate whether or not the image rights may be agreed upon.

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Ronaldo, who is now on international assignment with Portugal, has not yet decided on his future club since he is preoccupied with the World Cup.

He has yet to negotiate, sign, or accept any proposal, leaving his future uncertain amid increasing transfer rumours.

Yasser Al-Misehal, president of the Saudi Arabia Football Association, seeks to recruit the former Juventus and Real Madrid player to Saudi Arabia.

[We'd like to have a player like Cristiano Ronaldo participate in the Saudi league,] he said The Athletic.
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[It would generate a lot of good response and be tremendous news for everyone. All are aware of Cristiano Ronaldo's accomplishments and records, but he is also regarded as a role model.]

Al-Misehal further added:  I know,  it would be a very pricey agreement, but our clubs' income have been increasing in recent years." We've already seen some famous players from the Premier League move to the Saudi league."

Ronaldo's deal with Manchester United was terminated after a controversial interview with Piers Morgan last month.

Newcastle United, who are sponsored by Saudi Arabia, are also said to be interested in signing him.

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Cristiano Ronaldo's press conference following Portugal's victory lasted only 2 minutes and 12 seconds

Cristiano Ronaldo's press conference following Portugal's victory lasted only 2 minutes and 12 seconds

Cristiano Ronaldo had an unusually short media conference following Portugal's 3-2 victory against Ghana on Thursday.

After establishing the scoring with a powerful penalty in the 2nd half, the 37-year-old created history by being the first men's player to score in 5 different World Cups.

Andre Ayew levelled things up for Ghana before Rafael Leao and Joao Felix finished off exquisite passes from Bruno Fernandes.

Osman Bukari scored late for Ghana and upset Ronaldo by doing the 'SIUU' celebration that the former Real Madrid star used when he scored his 8th World Cup goal.

FIFA awarded Cristiano Ronaldo Man of the Match, and he was hustled away for comment media engagements.

However, the five-time Ballon d'Or winner, who was fired by Manchester United, was there for only 2 minutes and 12 seconds.

Cristiano Ronaldo just took 2 questions before becoming ecstatic. [This is a time that makes me extremely proud,] was his sole memorable line. That chapter (United) has come to an end. I've come to win. The rest is irrelevant.]
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Portuguese players had been tired of being asked about Cristiano and his explosive interview with Piers Morgan during recent press conferences.

As a result, the captain and all-time leading scorer held a surprise media conference in which he urged media to refrain from asking the same questions of his teammates.

Ronaldo, who is not a free agent, has been linked with a number of clubs, including David Beckham's MLS club Inter Miami, who have cooled their interest after Newcastle United and Chelsea distanced themselves.

According to Marca, the Portugal captain might be on his way to Saudi Arabia, where Al-Nassr is ready to offer him an outrageous £210 million deal for 2 seasons.

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Cristiano Ronaldo Was Furious When A Ghana Player Performed His 'SIUU' Celebration After Scoring

Cristiano Ronaldo Was Furious When A Ghana Player Performed His 'SIUU' Celebration After Scoring

Cristiano Ronaldo was enraged following seeing Ghana's Osman Bukari copy his 'SIUU' reaction after scoring.

After scoring a penalty in the 65th minute of Portugal's World Cup opening, Ronaldo became the 1st player to score in 5 distinct World Cups.

He fell down under a defender's challenge and ramped up with an impressive spot-kick before turning to his famous celebration, which had the fans joining in with the cry.

When Cristiano Ronaldo was substituted in the game, he watched as Bukari of Red Star Belgrade went home to cut the gap.

Rather than grabbing the ball and passing back to the halfway line, he chose to perform his own 'SIUU.'

Following Portugal's 3-2 lead, the cameras instantly switched to Ronaldo, who was obviously upset.

Ghana made Portugal problems and were equal in the 73rd minute when West Ham striker Andre Ayew and ex Swansea poked home.

However, Fernando Santos' team responded quickly with goals from Rafael Leao and Joao Felix. Both scores were assisted by Man United's Bruno Fernandes, who was on invention at Stadium 974.

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Ronaldo made his first appearance since Manchester United terminated his agreement after his controversial interview with Piers Morgan, which landed him in hot water with his employers.

Cristiano Ronaldo was overcome with emotion as he sang out the national anthem following leading his squad onto the pitch.

The 37-year-old has now recorded 8 World Cup goals in 5 tournaments, his debut coming from the penalty spot against Iran in the 2006 in Germany.

He still has yet to score in a knockout round match, with all of his goals coming in the group round.

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Japan Defeat Germany 2-1 In The First Game Of Group E

Japan Defeat Germany 2-1 In The First Game Of Group E

Japan defeated Germany 2-1 in their World Cup opening on Wednesday.

2nd half goals from Takuma Asano and Ritsu Doan led Japan to a commanding victory in the Group E opening.

Doan scored from close range in the 75th minute, after Asano produced a magical moment to place his side ahead. He defended Nico Schlotterbeck before netting from a tight angle after controlling a long pass.

Asano and Doan both play their trade in Germany's Bundesliga, with Asano at Bochum and Doan at Freiburg.

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Ilkay Gundogan, a Manchester City star had given his team the ahead in the 33rd minute after converting a penalty into score.

It happens just a day after Saudi Arabia stunned Argentina's Lionel Messi.

They defeated a World Cup favorite 2-1 and, like Japan, came from behind to clinch their Group C match.

Germany, who fell out of the World Cup 2018 in the group phase, has an uphill task to qualify for the knockout rounds after suffering a stunning setback in their first encounter.

"I felt we played well over long spells," Thomas Muller remarked after the game, "but in football, you have to turn supremacy into goals."

However, when you look at how we conceded goals, you can conclude it wasn't an undeserved loss.

He continued: We have to deal with this right now. It is never simple to accept defeat. But we must stay objective; the setback is simple to understand in football terms, but harder to accept emotionally. You will not win anything if you are not competent at football.

Germany returns to play on Sunday against Spain before facing Costa Rica the following Thursday.

Meanwhile, Japan will start their Qatar tour against Costa Rica on Sunday.

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Bruno Fernandes Said NOT to Reply in English When Questioned About Cristiano Ronaldo

Bruno Fernandes Said NOT to Reply in English When Questioned About Cristiano Ronaldo

Bruno Fernandes had an unpleasant exchange with an English journalist after being asked about Cristiano Ronaldo's departure from Manchester United.

Ronaldo has agreed to quit Manchester United by mutual consent, effective immediately, following his contentious interview with Piers Morgan last week.

Fernandes, his previous club and international teammate, answered media questions ahead of Portugal's World Cup opener against Ghana on Thursday.

And, of course, he was questioned about the exit of 37-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo from Manchester United, but he was advised to respond in Portuguese instead of English.

An English journalist asked Fernandes about the consequences of losing a great player in Cristiano Ronaldo at Manchester United, and he requested an answer in English.

The Portugal media officer shook his head and told, he will not respond in English.

The Manchester United player then responded in Portuguese, with the online translation applicationservice switched off.

However, his comments on Ronaldo leaving Manchester United finally made their way online.
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[It's been an opportunity to play for both club and country with him,] he added. It was a dream of mine, but nothing is eternal.
Everyone is concentrated on the World Cup here. Everyone understands what it needs to represent their country.

Ronaldo has previously been linked with a number of teams, with Newcastle United reportedly interested in acquiring the legendary forward.

Following his exit from Old Trafford, he is looking for a "new challenge.

Following discussions with Manchester United, we have mutually decided to terminate our contract," he stated in a tweet released on Wednesday.

[I adore Manchester United and its supporters, and that won't change.]

It appears that the moment has come to seek a new challenge.

[I wish Manchester United the best of luck.]

Ronaldo will try to disregard his club distractions in order to lead Portugal to World Cup victory.

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