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Argentine fans have mocked Kylian Mbappe and other French players in a viral video.

The Argentines, singing what appears to be a racist song against the players of the French national team, said almost all the players in Didier Deschamps’ squad are Africans.

 

The supporters were shown live from Qatar by Argentine sports channel TyC Sports.

 

Spanish newspaper, Mundo Deportivo reports that the broadcast had to be interrupted when the journalist heard the lyrics as he was speaking with the South American fans.

 

Argentina supporters seem not to have forgiven Kylian Mbappe for scoring twice and providing an assist against them in 2018 when France beat Argentina 4-3 in the World Cup.

 

The Argentina fans sang: “Spread the word, they play in France but are all from Angola. How beautiful, they are going to run.

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“They like transvestites like that wh*re Mbappé. His mother is Nigerian, his father is Cameroonian, but on the document, he has French nationality.”

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The Old Trafford club has announced ‘a process to explore strategic alternatives’

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Manchester United have announced that the Glazer family are seeking “strategic alternatives to enhance the club’s growth”, effectively putting the club up for sale.

 

A statement released by the Old Trafford club on Tuesday evening said that all avenues were being considered including “new investment into the club, a sale, or other transactions involving the company”.

 

The Raine Group, who handled the £2.5bn acquisition of Chelsea earlier this year, are acting as the club’s financial advisors during the process, while Rothschild and Co. will act for the Glazer family.

“The strength of Manchester United rests on the passion and loyalty of our global community of 1.1 billion fans and followers,” said co-chairmen Joel and Avram Glazer in a statement on Tuesday evening.

 

“As we seek to continue building on the club’s history of success, the board has authorized a thorough evaluation of strategic alternatives. We will evaluate all options to ensure that we best serve our fans and that Manchester United maximizes the significant growth opportunities available to the club today and in the future.

 

“Throughout this process we will remain fully focused on serving the best interests of our fans, shareholders, and various stakeholders.”

The Glazers’ ownership of United has proved highly controversial since their £790m leveraged takeover in 2005, which saddled the 13-time Premier League champions with debt. United’s net debt currently stands at £514m.

 

United’s indebtedness, interest payments and the payment of dividends to the Glazers have led fans to protest against their ownership since 2005 amid declining performances on the pitch.

 

The news that the family are now considering a sale comes barely two weeks after Fenway Sports Group, owners of Liverpool, are also open to new investment. Both clubs were drivers behind the failed European Super League project.

 

A club statement read: “Manchester United plc, one of the most successful and historic sports clubs in the world, announces today that the company’s board of directors is commencing a process to explore strategic alternatives for the club.

 

“The process is designed to enhance the club’s future growth, with the ultimate goal of positioning the club to capitalize on opportunities both on the pitch and commercially.

As part of this process, the board will consider all strategic alternatives, including new investment into the club, a sale, or other transactions involving the company.

 

“This will include an assessment of several initiatives to strengthen the club, including stadium and infrastructure redevelopment, and expansion of the club’s commercial operations on a global scale, each in the context of enhancing the long-term success of the club’s men’s, women’s and academy teams, and bringing benefits to fans and other stakeholders.”

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The football world comprises of the best athletes the world has ever seen. Some players transformed themselves into huge business brands and marked their spot in the entrepreneurship space. The most influential footballers are the ones who performed remarkably for the club and country and went on to become extremely successful in their personal lives.

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Football players worldwide aspire to become the biggest name in the sport. So they work daily to mark their place among the most elite footballers by performing remarkably on the pitch or pulling glorious fates off the pitch.

Who are the most influential soccer players of all time? According to publications on the internet, many former and current football players are considered extraordinary. This post will focus on the 20 most outstanding among them.

20. George Weah

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George Weah has inspired not only fellow African athletes but also an imposter purporting to be his cousin to play for Southampton. Weah was one of a group of forwards who rewrote the rule book in the 1990s.

19. Kelly Smith

Kelly Smith’s father suggested she try another sport after she was kicked from a boy’s team as a child because she was too skilled. Smith continued to play football, but she had to take the long route to gain her earned attention.

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England’s finest female player had to move for the greener pastures of US soccer to have a chance. Girls followed in her footsteps and Bend It Like Beckham was based on her life. She returned to her homeland, won the Quadruple with Arsenal, and established her legacy. She is one of the most influential footballers of all time.

18. Ronaldinho

The first image of Ronaldinho that England supporters recall is him tearing away in joy after lobbing David Seaman from 40 yards. They may have found it difficult to believe initially, but they would grow to appreciate this mischievous chap.

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Ronaldinho brought showmanship back into football. He was the last great performer of the twenty-first century, dazzling with his powers; scoring all 23 goals in a youth game once and practicing his incredible abilities in his backyard as a child with his dog – he is the most extroverted enigma you could ever find.

17. Pele

Edson Arantes do Nascimento was a footballer like no other. He was only 5’8 but could outjump everyone and manipulate the ball with any part of his body. He scored for fun: the only way to stop him in 1966 was to hack him down.

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Pele broke into football at 16 and was the only adolescent to score in a World Cup final in the previous 50 years. He popularized the bicycle kick, the rainbow flick, and the moniker ‘The Beautiful Game,’ and the no.10 position has any prestige because of him.

16. Manuel Neuer

Many first saw the contemporary sweeper keeper in a 2014 World Cup match against Algeria. With Per Mertesacker in the high line, Germany’s defence lacked the recovery speed needed to deal with on-rushing attackers. So instead, Manuel Neuer arrived to greet them.

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But Neuer was more than just a cleaner. Pep Guardiola, a former deep-lying playmaker in his playing days, almost abolished the DLP role from his Bayern Munich team, such as the ball-playing ability of his goalkeeper and any two centre-backs at his disposal.

15. Andres Iniesta

Andres Iniesta is curiously diminutive, yet he succeeds above all others in a game focused on brawn and brutal force. It demonstrates his technical ability, football intuition, and vision, and he has forever altered the playing ground for aspiring top-tier central midfielders.

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Everyone wants to be Don Andres in 2013; he has triggered the evolution of a new emphasis on hybrid centre midfield/No. 10s, and his fast feet will never be forgotten.

14. Gianfranco Zola

The Premier League is where mercurial talent flourishes and technically superior players are appreciated; the inflow of foreign talent has resulted in a more skilful spectacle, and it all began with the first few foreign arrivals.

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Gianfranco Zola was one of them, and if not the very first, he is unquestionably one of the most remarkable. Some Chelsea Football Club fans confess today that they were lured to the Blues because of Zola’s skill on the ball, and he set the tone for other clubs to search abroad for unusual talent.

13. Diego Maradona

Diego Maradona is one of those players that you can love and despise at the same time. He demonstrated his great, unequalled brilliance and the sinister side that made him such a controversial figure in subsequent years in five minutes against England while playing for Argentina in 1978.

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The mazy dribble from inside his half to around the keeper to score was one of the best goals this sport has ever seen; the one with his hands four minutes earlier was one of the most criminal. Nevertheless, he is one of the most influential football players of all time.

12. George Best

George Best is undoubtedly one of the greatest players in the beautiful game’s history. His smooth abilities guided Manchester United to a slew of trophies, and he is still the best technician to have represented Northern Ireland on the international stage.

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11. Eusebio

Eusebio is nearly solely responsible for bringing Portuguese football back into prominence. Numerous mercurial talents have emerged from the Iberian region recently, but none of them may have thrived if the great man had not laid the groundwork earlier.

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In the 1960s, he led a tremendously successful Benfica team that won two European Cups and finished runners-up three times in the same decade. He is one of the most influential figures in football history.

10. Philipp Lahm

He is said to be the mother of innovation, but in the case of Pep Guardiola, breakthroughs have often come from having all of the essential parts and just assembling them in a way that has never been done before.

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Guardiola saw that his most intellectual player at Bayern Munich was a full-back who could play on either wing. So Bayern kept their offence wide by allowing Philipp Lahm and David Alaba to drift inward in possession while shifting natural ball-winners to the middle of the park.

9. Thierry Henry

Henry possessed the bulk and power of number nine, but he never lost the desire to drift left and cut inside. Modern strikers were primarily box dwellers – but because of the self-belief of a man who believed he could drift to aid his team wherever they needed him (he assisted an incredible 20 goals in the 2002/03 season), strikers soon became more mobile.

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8. Johan Cruyff

Johan Cruyff was a fantastic footballer who pioneered the “Cruyff turn.” His quick feet, insane dribbling ability, and tremendous finishing skills have allowed him to assume the mantle of one of the best players in the game’s history.

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7. Antonin Panenka

In the 1976 European Championship final, Antonin Panenka stepped out to take the winning penalty and did the unthinkable: he struck the ball softly. He watched it loop smoothly into the net.

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The Czechoslovakia international had accomplished something no one else had done on the international stage, and that “type” of penalty has since been termed the “Panenka penalty.” Lionel Messi, Andrea Pirlo, and Zinedine Zidane have all used the tactic since.

6. David Beckham

David Beckham’s fortune, reported by Goal.com is worth over $450 million and stems from more than just sport. For the past 15 years, he has been an international superstar and leveraged his celebrity and good looks to break into the market and promote himself as a business and brand.

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He has perfume and apparel brands, operates charities, and purchased an MLS team. After retiring from the game, he has established a model for what to accomplish and has bridged the gap between the United States and soccer. He is one of the most famous footballers worldwide.

5. Viv Anderson

The England shirt worn by Viv Anderson versus Czechoslovakia in 1978 is exhibited at Manchester’s People’s History Museum. This was the first time a black player had played for the Three Lions. As a result, he is considered one of the most influential players in football.

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4. Franz Beckenbauer

Boris Becker famously remarked of Der Kaiser, “Franz Beckenbauer symbolizes football and a winning mindset.” “He also brought the World Cup to his own country. We are very proud of him.”

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Beckenbauer is not simply the most influential character in German football history; he is also widely regarded as the best defender of all time, having won the Ballon d’Or twice. He represents the German game’s commitment and hard work, and in his role in Die Mannschaft’s defence, he pioneered the sweeper or libero role, intercepting play with ease and breaking forward to launch attacks. 

3. Jean-Marc Bosman

He altered the way football contracts are structured. The Belgian legal case in 1995 changed the way football transfers were handled. Although Bosman’s contract at current club Standard Liege had expired, any prospective suitors still had to pay a transfer fee to release him.

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Because no club met the asking price, Bosman could not go, had his wages lowered, and was kicked out of the first team. Later, the court found his favour, advocating for the free movement of employees across the continent. 2. Lionel Messi Lionel Messi could have achieved half of what he went on to do, and the story would still be pretty marvellous. He was a boy with a growth hormone deficiency who won six Ballon Dor’s. He is arguably the most influential footballer in the world. 

2. Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi could have achieved half of what he went on to do, and the story would still be pretty marvellous. He was a boy with a growth hormone deficiency who won six Ballon Dor’s. He is arguably the most influential footballer in the world.

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Messi has had an impact on every forward in the modern game. He serves as a model for the evolution of the false nine. His transition into situations where he could dictate was groundbreaking. Messi became a master of space in a system defined by it. There is no one better in an age defined by technicality.

1. Cristiano Ronaldo

They could not be more dissimilar when comparing Cristiano Ronaldo’s career to Lionel Messi’s. Their inspirations are also vastly different. He is not only the most influential footballer in the world in 2022 but also ever.

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Ronaldo has shown that hard work can get you into the same league as Messi. The way he has made consistency and big-game moments, his brand has inspired even senior players, and how he has transitioned from a winger to a frontman relying on movement has been emulated by players of all levels in recent years. The most influential footballers are the ones who created a career that is desired by many and, in that connection, made a huge fan base be on their backs always. Moreover, these players achieved a remarkable fate on and off the pitch.

 

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Manchester United do not want to give Cristiano Ronaldo a pay-off to leave and given the will of both player and club to part ways, it is hoped a resolution can be reached soon; it is now clear there is “close to zero chance” Ronaldo will play for the club again

 

Manchester United do not want to give Cristiano Ronaldo a pay-off to leave and given the will of both player and club to part ways, it is hoped a resolution can be reached soon; it is now clear there is “close to zero chance” Ronaldo will play for the club again

Cristiano Ronaldo criticised Manchester United and manager Erik ten Hag in an interview with Piers Morgan on TalkTV

Manchester United are exploring ways to terminate Cristiano Ronaldo’s contract at the club following his explosive interview with Piers Morgan.

 

Ronaldo’s interview on TalkTV – aired in two parts on Wednesday and Thursday – saw the 37-year-old criticise the club and manager Erik ten Hag, who the player says he has “no respect” for.

 

Ronaldo also claimed members of the United hierarchy are trying to force him out of Old Trafford and doubted him when he said he could not attend pre-season because his daughter was ill in hospital.

 

United said they would consider their response to Ronaldo’s comments “after the full facts have been established” and released a short statement on Friday announcing the club had “initiated appropriate steps”.

 

It is now clear there is “close to zero chance” Ronaldo will play for the club again.

 

While United have not put a time frame on the process but it is thought they want Ronaldo’s exit done “cleanly and quickly” and in as dignified a way as possible – not only to minimise distraction at Old Trafford, but also to show respect to Portugal during the World Cup.

United do not want to give Ronaldo a pay-off to leave and given the will of both player and club to part ways, it is hoped a resolution can be reached soon.

It is not an easy process given Ronaldo’s contract is one of the biggest in the history of sport.

Beatafrika Media via Sky Sports News learned this week United do not accept some of the criticisms Ronaldo made in the interview.

Ronaldo criticised the club for a lack of investment in the 13 years since he left Old Trafford. Sources have insisted United have invested in their facilities – notably the training ground, restaurant and swimming pool.

The Portugal forward was also critical of Ten Hag but sources insist Ronaldo was treated with respect by the club and the manager. In news conferences, Ten Hag always maintained Ronaldo had been given time off in pre-season to deal with family matters.

 

It has been confirmed to Beatafrika via Sky Sports News there was an offer from Saudi Arabia in the summer, which United would have accepted but Ronaldo did not want to make the move.

There were no other official offers for the player in the last transfer window.

 

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