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Cristiano Ronaldo could play for Portugal at 2016 Olympics - FPF

ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno and Paul Mariner share a laugh at Cristiano Ronaldo selling his image rights to the Valencia owner.
Cristiano Ronaldo has dismissed reports in Spain that he is disillusioned with life at Real Madrid.

Portugal could take Cristiano Ronaldo to the 2016 Olympic Games as an overage player, according to the president of the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF).

Olympic rules permit each team to nominate three players born before Jan. 1, 1993, in their squad for the football tournament in Rio de Janeiro, which will take place between Aug. 3-20 next year.

That would mean Real Madrid star Ronaldo, 30, would be able to represent the senior side at Euro 2016, which runs from June 10 to July 10, before joining...

Cristiano Ronaldo 10th, Messi 13th, on Forbes' list of highest paid celebrities

Cristiano Ronaldo is three places higher than rival Lionel Messi.

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo is in the top 10 of the highest paid celebrities in the world, according to the latest Forbes 100 list.

Ronaldo, 30, earned $52.6 million from his salary and winnings, while topping that up with $27m from endorsements such as Nike and his own underwear and shirt line "CR7," for a total of $79.5m.

The Portuguese sold his image rights to Singaporean tycoon Peter Lim, who owns Primera Division club Valencia, on Monday and was named football's biggest...

 By Ian Holyman

William Carvalho too expensive for Monaco, confirms Leonardo Jardim

William Carvalho has impressed for Portugal at the European Under-21 Championship.

Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim has ruled his side out of the chase for William Carvalho claiming the Arsenal target is too expensive for the Ligue 1 side.

Carvalho, 23, reportedly has a €45 million release clause in his contract with Sporting, a sum told Monaco, who finished third in Ligue 1 last season, will not be paying.

"William Carvalho is already well thought of. Monaco won't make an investment of that kind this season to strengthen the team," said Portuguese coach Jardim to...

 By PA Sport

Portugal coach Rui Jorge wary of Sweden strength in Euro U21 final

Portugal thrash Germany to advance to the U21 European Championship.
Sweden Under-21 striker John Guidetti and head coach Hakan Ericson look ahead to the European Under-21 Championship final against Portugal.

Portugal coach Rui Jorge is taking nothing for granted ahead of his side's European Under-21 Championship final with Sweden.

Portugal beat Germany 5-0 on Saturday to make the Prague showpiece and as such seem the favourites to take the title.

Jorge, though, does not see it that way, telling a news conference: "I think they think we are very strong as we have shown here, and they think of us what we think of them.

"To reach the final you need quality and therefore we are playing a strong team.''


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Ronaldinho could join Samuel Eto'o at Antalyaspor

Ronaldinho and Samuel Eto'o were part of an attack containing Lionel Messi at Barcelona.

Former Barcelona stars Ronaldinho and Samuel Eto'o could be set for a reunion at Turkish side Antalyaspor.

Antalyaspor announced last week that, while there were still issues to resolve, they had reached an agreement to sign Eto'o, 34, from Sampdoria

They now appear to have also reached an agreement to sign his former Barcelona teammate Ronaldinho, 35, after his contract with Mexican side Queretaro was terminated

Umit Akbulut, who is apparently representing Ronaldinho in Turkey, gave...

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West Ham co-owner David Sullivan sets Slaven Bilic top-eight goal

Former West Ham goalkeeper Shaka Hislop gives his reaction to the news that Slaven Bilic has been appointed manager at Upton Park.

West Ham United co-owner David Sullivan has set new Irons boss Slaven Bilic the target of a top-eight finish next season in the Premier League.

Bilic, who joined West Ham at the beginning of June, had also agreed to walk away from the club without a payout if they are relegated.

"Slaven knows what is expected of him," Sullivan said according to the The Sun. "He gets no bonus unless we finish top eight or above. He has accepted that."

"We also insisted he agrees to being sacked with no pay-off if...