Read Also: West Ham target Barcelona forward Martin BraithwaiteHe even revealed a curious anecdote with him on a journey. “Once we were travelling, I was sat next to him and I said to him that in Argentina we hated him a bit because of his figure, because of how he walks,” Dybala said.“He laughed and told me he was used to being criticised for those things, but that he how he is,” the Argentine added while laughing.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Paulo Dybala has spoken at length to Argentinian television, shedding light on important issues such as the reduction in players’ salaries at Juventus and his relationship with Cristiano Ronaldo.Advertisement He explained that everything started with Chiellini. “Chiellini, who is the captain, spoke to the president and then with us. He called me and told me that the club was asking us for help because they don’t have any earnings today,” Dybala began.“An agreement was reached and he signed the statement together with the president. Obviously we spoke about him in the group chat of the whole team and there were differing opinions. There are even players who were one or two matches off activating certain clauses and we don’t know what is going to happen,” he continued.“It’s difficult for everyone to agree and even more so in such a delicate topic so therefore those which have been here longer spoke, we shared ideas from other groups who are in a similar situation and we reached the conclusion that this was the best thing to do,” he added.But that was not the only thing he talked about. He also talked about his relationship with Cristiano Ronaldo, the star player of the team. “On a personal note, he pleasantly surprised me,” he stated.When he arrived at Juventus, there was lots of expectation because in the Champions League, we had been eliminated by Real Madrid and there were several arguments during the match, even with him,” revealed.“As a person he’s an excellent guy, very friendly on and off the field, he is always willing to speak and listen as well, something which surprised me because sometimes, when they are such important players, they are not like that,” he said on the Portuguese star. Loading… Dybala, in a chat with the Argentine journalist Juan Pablo Varsky while he recovers from corona, explained, amongst other things, how the Juventus pay cuts came about. Promoted Content11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopIs Cristiano Ronaldo Converting His Hotels To Hospitals?The Highest Paid Football Players In The World7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits EarthThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our FutureWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever Made8 Scenes That Prove TV Has Gone Too Far
Manchester United last night cruised past Chelsea into the FA Cup quarter-finals to plunge Blues boss Maurizio Sarri’s reign even deeper into crisis as he felt the full fury of the club’s frustrated fans.United’s reward for beating Chelsea in Monday’s final fifth-round tie is an FA Cup quarter-final trip to Wolves.United delivered the perfect response to their first defeat under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer – against Paris St-Germain in the Champions League – to set up a last-eight tie against Wolves. Ander Herrera converted Paul Pogba’s perfect cross to give United a 31st-minute lead, and Pogba doubled the advantage right on half-time when he dived to head Marcus Rashford’s delivery past Kepa Arrizabalaga, who should have done better.As Chelsea slumped tamely to another damaging defeat, their fans turned on Sarri. They jeered his substitutions, mocked his ‘Sarri-ball’ philosophy, demanded the return of Frank Lampard as manager, and joined United’s fans in chants of “You’re getting sacked in the morning”.Solskjaer had no such problems as he took the loud acclaim of United’s supporters after adding another impressive victory to his collection, despite the absence of the injured Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial.In the other fixtures drawn last night, Premier League champions Manchester City are away to Championship side Swansea City, with another second-tier side Millwall at home to Brighton. Watford host Crystal Palace in the other last-eight tie.The quarter-final games will be played from 15-18 March, with winning clubs receiving £720,000 in prize money.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
In a swift response to the suspension of the NFF President and entire Executive board by the Minister of Sports and Chairman National Sports Commission, Dr. Tamuno Danagogo yesterday 3rd July, world football governing body, FIFA through the office of the Secretary General has notified the Head of the Nigeria Football Federation of the implication and eventual consequences of the suspension.In an official letter signed by FIFA’s Secretary General Jérôme Valcke to the NFF President, Mr Aminu Maigari and CAF via e-mail, FIFA described as ‘undue interference’ the Federal High Court injunction and subsequent suspension of the leadership of the NFF while it also counselled an immediate reversal.The Letter reads:We have learnt from various sources, and notably Nigeria newspapers, that different actions were taken with regard to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) which are very worrisome.We understand that the NFF has been served with court processes and that consequently an order restraining the President of the NFF, his Executive Committee members and the NFF Congress from running the affairs of Nigerian Football has been granted by a high Court of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.We also take note of your detention carried out by representattives of the Department of State Security Service and that the latter is looking for other members of the NFF. We notice as well that the Minister of Sport has appointed an assistant director to take charge of the NFF. Finally, it is alleged that the members of the NFF have been convened to attend an Extraordinary Congress on 5 July 2014 in Abuja. In this regard, we would like to remind you that all FIFA member associations have to manage their affairs independently and without influence of any third parties as clearly stipulated in articles 13, par 1 and 17, par. 1 of the FIFA Statutes. Therefore, the above mentioned actions are preventing the NFF from managing its affairs independently and are considered by FIFA as undue inteference in the NFF affairs.We inform you as well that FIFA will not recognize any person or organ not elected in compliance with the NFF Statutes ( article 17, par 2 and 3 of the FIFA Statutes) and therefore we will not consider the appointment made by the Minister of Sports. Additionally, we will not recognize any decision taken by the above mentioned Extraordinary Congress which will be considered null and void. An elective Congress has been duly convened by the NFF for 26 August 2014 and the only decisions and persons elected then will be considered legitimate.Under these circumstances, we recommend you relay this position to the relevant authorities and brief them about the potential adverse consequences on Nigerian football. Moreover we ask that you respectfully inform the relevant authorities that if the aforementioned NFF officials are not fully reinstated by Tuesday 8 July 2014, we will have no choice but to refer the case to the appropriate FIFA organs for sanctions, including the suspension of the NFF.We would like to underline the dire effects a suspension could have on Nigerian football. It would for instance mean that no team from Nigeria of any sort (including clubs) could have any international sporting contact (art. 14 par. 3 of the FIFA Statutes). But it would also mean that neither the NFF nor any of its members or officials could benefit from any development programme, course or training from FIFA or CAF any longer.We thank you in advance to keep us informed of any progress.