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Ronaldinho is bitter in World Cup Loss & Snubs Zidane

in Brazil/FIFA World Cup/Germany/Players

Can you just imagine the media frenzy that exploded right after Zidane’s headbutt followed by the world talking about the incident for both football and non-football fans alike? His headbutt move is found everywhere from televisions, posters, screensavers, pop-ups even in non-football forums where users use a gif photo showing his headbutt move as their icons.

Not for Ronaldinho who admits he has never seen that moment nor any other news after they lost to France.

He is bitter about their loss and hid himself far away from the world back by retreating to his roots at the southern Brazilian town of Porto Alegre.

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Profile: Zinedine Zidane

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Ruud Van NistelrooyHow we like him?
[rate 5.0]

What is he famous for?

He is the greatest midfielder in the last decade and considered as one of the greatest players that played the game. The record holder of a $66 million dollar transfer from Juventus to Real Madrid, he volleyed a legendary shot in the European Cup in 2002 that helped them win against Bayer Leverkusen.

FIFA World Cup 2006 was known for his headbutt.

Personality & likeness

He is a shy person who is a strong example of an efficient silent worker and leader. He doesn’t need to talk much to carry his team to victory, his actions speak louder than words.

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Profile: Ruud Van Nistelrooy

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Ruud Van NistelrooyHow we like him?:
[rate 3.5]

What is he famous for?

He is a deadly forward who displays great athleticism, agility and makes scoring goals a routine. He’s feud with Christian Ronaldo at Manchester United is highly publicized that forced him from leaving the team three hours before Manchester United’s last game against Charlton Athletic after being left out of the lineup.

Personality & likeness

Hit man Ruud is bold and ego driven as high as his 6′ 2” frame. He thinks he is bigger than all his teammates, team and country and has sparked controversy against his dissatisfaction on playing time on Manchester United.

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Zidane: No Regrets

in FIFA/FIFA World Cup/France/Germany/Players

Zinedine ZidaneI reacted badly and I would like to apologise for it, I would like to apologise because a lot of children were watching the match. I do apologise but I don’t regret my behaviour because regretting it would mean he was right to say what he said.

The world finally heard Zidane’s side after he appeared on French television saying that Materrazi said insulting things to his mother who is in the hospital and sister — once, twice, thrice.

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World Deserves Zidane’s Headbutt

in FIFA World Cup/France/Germany/Players

Zinedine Zidane

Classic Zidane. Albeit he’s calm and shy persona lie a true warrior who descended from Algeria ruled by France for 132 years, born in French soil and grew in a tough environment outside Marseilles. Because of Zidane, Algeria learned to blind themselves from France’s doing, forgave and loved their country all because of the maestro.

The world cup is the greatest sporting event in the world, but a one man’s journey towards restoring love on a country whose rulers were hated for all memory is bigger than the extra time of a finals game.

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Golden Zidane!

in FIFA World Cup/France/Germany/Players

Zinedine ZidaneI am so happy for Zidane on winning the Golden Ball Award. France would never reach the finals without Zidane who powered his country right after the group stage. He seldom showed any semblance prior to the group of 16 which does not matter, because legends and the greatest players play and get paid for the biggest games of the tournament. Come to think of it, Zidane being the captain allowed his teammates to build confidence prior to the group stage without dominating and being the center of attention. He used his teammates’ growth and confidence to support him in beating their opponent’s en-route to the finals.

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Lu-lu-lu-kass Winsss

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Lukas PodolskiI went for Lukas Podolksi to win the Best Young Player award with the way he electrified the crowd at Germany. True enough, the Best Young Player award is not based on popularity for which he will be a runaway winner given the games are played in his hometown; rather players who have impacted the course and performance of their team throughout the tournament.

If you do not know how old Lukas is, you would have guessed wrong adding more years to his current age. His maturity is way beyond his age which can be seen on how he reacts on tackles, drawing fouls, positioning himself on the field; on the other hand you will have a feeling he is a kid with all his energy running back and forth without showing fatigue or slowness of age.

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Vote for the Best Young Player

in FIFA World Cup/Germany/Players

Gillete Best Young Player

The race for the prestigous Gillete Best Young Player award is heating up with the list trimmed down to six players. The award aims to recognize the impact of young footballers in their first FIFA World Cup who rises above their young peers throughout the duration of the tournament.

Past winners include notables like Brazilian legend PELÉ, German icon Franz BECKENBAUER, greatest striker of Peru Teofilo CUBILLAS and England wunderkid Michael OWEN to name a few.

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Drama on Beckham and Rooney

in England/FIFA World Cup/Germany/Matches & Results/Players

David Beckham Wayne RooneyI feel hurt and sorry for both David Beckham and Wayne Rooney who could only watch from the sidelines as their team lost against Portugal. David was in tears when he went off the field on the 52nd minute of the quarterfinal against Portugal after he got injured on his right ankle when defender Nuno Valente stepped on him.

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Ronaldo Is unAxed!

in Brazil/FIFA World Cup/Germany/Players

RonaldoThe other day I surrendered all my belief in my super hero expecting him to be axed from the lineup. He proved me wrong and he may look into my eyes and laugh as loud as he can while insulting me for all I care. Deep inside I am relieved and happy for what he did and where he is right now — Ronaldo is all smiles and looks rejuvenated after he scored two goals, trying Gerd Muller’s record of 14 goals in FIFA World Cup Finals enroute to a Brazil win against Japan that moves them past the group stage.

That is a great achievement for the superstar who for the past weeks was the laughing stock of the media from newspapers, magazines, blogs, website news and even in street conversations across the world.

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