Zinedine Zidane has encouraged Real Madrid fans to have patience and support Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema after their indifferent showings in a 2-1 LaLiga win over Malaga. After delivering an uncharacteristically poor performance against Celta Vigo in midweek, Ronaldo missed a number of chances on Saturday as Benzema was also jeered by his own supporters. While recognising his forwards' disappointing form, Zidane urged the Madrid fans to stand by the duo, while insisting the club's injury crisis is of greater concern at this stage.
He did it in style. Wayne Rooney scored his 250th goal for Manchester United on Saturday at Stoke City, as the United and England captain became the all-time leading goalscorer in Red Devils history. Rooney, 31, had equaled Sir Bobby Charlton’s record of 249 goals two weeks ago and his stunning free kick in stoppage time at Stoke City — the record-breaking goal sealed a 1-1 draw — means he is now out on his own as the leading all-time scorer for United. [ MORE: ] Reacting to the record, this is what Rooney had to say. “Yeah a hell of a lot. A great honor. I’m very proud,” Rooney said. “It is difficult at the minute to be over pleased because of the result, two points dropped. But in the grand
A British man has died working on World Cup stadium building site in Qatar, where construction conditions have come under sharp scrutiny since the country was awarded the 2022 soccer tournament. World Cup organizers did not name the 40-year-old man or provide any details of the incident, saying only that he "lost his life working" on Thursday at the Khalifa International Stadium , which will also host the world track championships in 2019. The project to renovate the stadium, which is described by organizers as "Qatar's most historic stadium," is being supervised by Belgium company Besix in partnership with local company Midmac Contracting. There was no immediate comment from Besix. "The relevant