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Gareth Bale Wants Back In At Real Madrid After Spurs Loan Is Over

CARDIFF - Gareth Bale intends to return to Real Madrid for the final 12 months of his contract next season, he said on Tuesday.

Bale has been at Tottenham Hotspur on loan this season, initially struggling with fitness but playing regularly in recent weeks, but said ahead of the start of World Cup qualification with Wales this week that he plans to head back to Spain next season.

“The main reason I came to Spurs this season was that I wanted to play football, first and foremost, but going into the Euros I wanted to be match fit too.”

Netherlands National Team Discussed Boycotting The 2022 World Cup

AMSTERDAM - The Netherlands team hope that this week’s start of the World Cup qualifiers in Europe will highlight the plight of migrant workers in Qatar and help to improve their working conditions.

"A lot of attention is now focused on whether we should go there if we qualify," coach Frank de Boer told a news conference on the eve of his team’s opening Group G match against Turkey in Istanbul, amid growing controversy at home over Qatar’s hosting of the 2022 finals. 

El Viejo Continente Le Abre El Telón Al Fútbol De Cara Al Mundial De Catar 2022

Cuando hablamos de Europa, no solo hablamos del éxito de la UE (Unión Europea), de salchichas, de cervezas, de chocolates suizos, de quesos neerlandeses, de baguettes francesas, de “Waffles” belgas, de pizzas italianas, o del té inglés.

Dejemos el Derecho Internacional Económico y de la Integración a los juristas, y los manjares y platos típicos a los gastrónomos.  Hablemos de fútbol, de las mejores ligas, torneos, y de campeonatos mundiales. Solo 8 selecciones han ganado campeonatos mundiales; 5 de estas son europeas, y 3 sudamericanas.

Abidal: Griezmann Signing Prevented Neymar's Barcelona Return

On Monday, Eric Abidal gave his first interview since leaving the Barcelona board. The former France international said that the signing of Antoine Griezmann was decided by former club president Josep Maria Bartomeu, a decision that prevented the return of Neymar in mid-2019.

Women’s Super League Reaches Landmark Broadcast Deal With BBC And Sky Sports

The BBC and Sky Sports said they have agreed a three-year, multi-million pounds deal to broadcast Women's Super League matches from the 2021-22 season.

The BBC will broadcast 22 live games, with a minimum of 18 shown on BBC One or BBC Two. Sky Sports will show up to 44 matches, with a minimum of 35 shown on Sky Sports Football, Premier League and Main Event channels.

The remaining matches not selected for broadcast will be shown live on the FA Player. The agreement with both broadcasters would run until the summer of 2024, BBC said.

Ibrahimović Breaks Down When Asked About Family’s Reaction To Sweden Recall

STOCKHOLM - AC Milan's Zlatan Ibrahimović shed a few tears of pride as he returned to Sweden's national team after a four-year absence for their World Cup qualifiers and recounted how his son did not want him to leave home to join up with Janne Andersson's squad.

The 39-year-old, who quit international football after Euro 2016, choked up when he was asked what his boys, Maximilian, 14, and 12-year-old Vincent, thought of his decision to answer his country's call again and return to the world stage.

The18 Decides Which Premier League Teams Deserve To Be Relegated

Watching March Madness over the weekend has made me realize that the world of sports is incredibly cruel. Talent is often not enough to defeat an opponent, and sometimes outplaying the other team isn't even good enough to earn a victory. 

In the Premier League, the teams on the receiving end of this bad luck are usually found in the lower reaches of the league table. Generally speaking, the relegation zone contains three of the worst teams in the league, but that doesn't necessarily mean that they are the three clubs that deserve to be relegated. 

Champions League Predictions: Is An All-English Final Inevitable?

There are three Premier League teams still competing in the Champions League at the quarterfinal stage: Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool. Looking at the matchups, at least two of those three clubs are clear favorites to advance to the semifinals. Liverpool has the most difficult tie against the historical kings of the competition, Real Madrid.

El Atlético Vuelve A Sonreír: Suárez Marca Su Gol 500 Y Oblak Tapa Su Primer Penal En 3 Años

Siempre es bueno tener un arquero que sea un muro y un “9” que haga goles hasta cuando duerme. El Atlético de Madrid goza la fortuna de tener ambos y quedó de manifiesto en la victoria 1-0 sobre el Alavés, la cual puede ser fundamental en el camino al título de LaLiga. Con la gran actuación de Jan Oblak y Luis Suárez, ambos consiguiendo tremendos hitos personales, los colchoneros además lavaron las heridas tras su inapelable eliminación de la Champions League, a manos del Chelsea inglés. 

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