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Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo comments clarified by Diego Simeone

Atletico Madrid head coach Diego Simeone says, given the choice, he would pick Lionel Messi over Cristiano Ronaldo.
Carlos Tevez urges Lionel Messi to rest and think about his future with the Argentina national team because he's one of the nation's biggest idols.
Juventus boss Massimo Allegri had some peculiar quotes regarding Cristiano Ronaldo. The FC guys break down what he means.
Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic discusses Ronaldo signing with the bianconeri and wants his fans to know that they shouldn't always believe what they read in regards to transfer gossip.

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has attempted to clarify his comments about Lionel Messi that were made in a leaked conversation during the World Cup by insisting the forward would be his choice to have in a team of "great footballers" and not Cristiano Ronaldo.

Simeone admitted it was his remarks that emerged last month, analysing Argentina's downfall and Messi's contribution at the World Cup.

The conversation, one in which Simeone had with his Atletico assistant, German Burgos, following Argentina's...

 By Reuters

Wolves sign Joao Moutinho from Monaco to two-year deal

Wolverhampton Wanderers have signed experienced Portugal midfielder Joao Moutinho from AS Monaco on a two-year deal, the Premier League club said on Tuesday.

It has been reported that Wolves paid £5 million ($6.57m) for the 31-year-old, who became the third new arrival at Molineux in the close season.

Moutinho, the third most-capped player in his country's history with 113 international appearances, joins a number of Portuguese players already at Wolves, including Diogo Jota, Ruben Neves,...

FIFA Best Men's Player award shortlist: Mbappe, Modric up against Ronaldo, Messi; no Neymar

The FC crew take a gander at the short list released for FIFA's Best Men's Player award and debate whether Neymar should've been among the nominees.
ESPN FC's Alexis Nunes speaks to Paolo Maldini about Cristiano Ronaldo's move to Juventus and Italy's hopes for the future.
Neymar believes Cristiano Ronaldo's move from Real Madrid to Juventus will change the face of Italian football.

World Cup stars Kylian Mbappe and Luka Modric are among the contenders to end Cristiano Ronaldo's hold on FIFA's The Best Men's Player award after the shortlist was announced on Tuesday, but Neymar was not among the nominees.

Ronaldo, who has won this honour in both years of its existence, is once again nominated, but faces arguably his toughest challenge yet, following so many impressive performances in Russia.

The award, created in 2016 following FIFA's split with the Ballon d'Or, will this year...

Portugal defender Jose Fonte agrees to 2-year deal with Lille

Portugal defender Jose Fonte is set to continue his much-traveled career in the north of France after agreeing to a two-year deal with Lille.

The 34-year-old Fonte started all four games at the World Cup in Russia as Portugal was eliminated by Uruguay in the round of 16.

Two years ago, he was a member of the squad that won the European Championship in France.

Lille said in a statement Fonte will sign "in the coming days" following medical tests.

The former Crystal Palace, Southampton, and West...

 By Ben Gladwell

Cristiano Ronaldo: Decision to leave Real Madrid for Juventus 'not been difficult'

With his official presentation complete, the FC guys discuss how far Cristiano Ronaldo can take Juventus domestically and in European competition.
Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo admitted he joined the Italian club as he wanted to challenge himself again and insists he win just as many trophies in Italy.
After he is unveiled as a Juventus player following his move from Real Madrid, ESPN takes a look at how Cristiano Ronaldo's move to Turin unfolded.

Cristiano Ronaldo said it was not a difficult decision to leave Real Madrid to join Juventus during his official presentation in Turin on Monday, saying "grazie mille" to the Italian club at the end of an eventful day.

After landing in the Piedmont capital on Sunday evening, the 33-year-old Portuguese forward arrived at the Allianz Stadium on Monday morning for an obligatory medical, after which he met some of his new teammates at Juve's nearby Continassa training centre.

Large groups of fans spent...