Live Real Madrid Blog: Gareth Bale named captain of Wales for the first time

Alex Broun 9/09/2018
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Hola Madridistas. Welcome to Sunday’s Real Madrid blog.

Alex Broun and the rest of the Sport360 team will be here throughout the day, bringing you the latest Los Blancos news, views and gossip.

As ever, get in touch with us throughout the day on Twitter and Facebook.

7.23pm: Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale named Wales captain for Nations League tie v Denmark

Gareth Bale was named captain of Wales for the first time in their UEFA Nations League tie against Denmark in Aarhus.

Real Madrid star Bale took over the armband from veteran defender Ashley Williams, who was rested after the 4-1 victory over the Republic of Ireland on Thursday.

James Chester deputised for Williams and Chris Gunter also returned to the defence to win his 89th cap, as forward David Brooks dropped out in a potential formation change.

To read more about Bale’s appointment CLICK HERE.

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2.23pm: Zinedine Zidane ready for Manchester United call

According to The Mirror Zinedine Zidane has already told friends he is expecting a call from Manchester United about replacing Jose Mourinho.

The former Real Madrid boss is reportedly high on the short list to take over from the Portuguese at Old Trafford if current results do not improve.

Mourinho has endured a battling few months at the Red Devils, with high profile spats with executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward over transfers and on-going drama with want-away Paul Pogba.

To read more CLICK HERE.

Three times Champions League winner Zizou

Three times Champions League winner Zizou

10.41am: Real Madrid star Sergio Ramos reveals death threats after Champions League final

Real Madrid and Spain captain Sergio Ramos has opened up about “death threats” that he and his family received after the Champions League final against Liverpool.

Ramos was reacting to jeers and boos he received throughout Spain’s 2-1 victory over England on Saturday at Wembley in UEFA’s Nations League.

“One tries to evade (the boos). In the end you feel it, but I stay out of everything. It doesn’t affect my game,” Ramos told reporters after the match.

To read Sergio’s full remarks CLICK HERE

Sergio Ramos says his conscience is clear

Sergio Ramos says his conscience is clear

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Real Madrid star Sergio Ramos reveals death threats after Champions League final

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Sergio Ramos says his conscience is clear

Divisive Real Madrid and Spain captain Sergio Ramos has opened up about “death threats” that he and his family received after the Champions League final against Liverpool.

Ramos was reacting to jeers and boos he received throughout Spain’s 2-1 victory over England on Saturday at Wembley in UEFA’s Nations League.

“One tries to evade (the boos). In the end you feel it, but I stay out of everything. It doesn’t affect my game,” Ramos told reporters after the match.

“I would have liked another reception because people only remember the action of the final, and nobody remembers the death threats that my family and my children received.

“It is a very sensitive issue that people maybe take as a joke… and whistle in a great stadium like this.

The tackle where Salah was injured

The tackle where Salah was injured

“My conscience is very clear. I already explained what happened, and I do not have to give more explanations.”

Ramos has said that he never wanted to hurt Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah in the awkward challenge that forced the Egyptian out of the UCL final and limited his participation in the World Cup in Russia.

“You never expect a reception that is not good,” continued Ramos, “because, as I said the other day, if these fans have something good, it is that they have always been with the great players.

“It has not been like that, but I am very calm, with my conscience very clear in that aspect.

“As I said before, I have never tried to hurt a colleague. There are people who may have misunderstood it, but these are football things. It will not change anything in my game or in me.”

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Live Real Madrid Blog: Uruguayan defender close to completing Real Madrid move

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Hola Madridistas. Welcome to Saturday’s Real Madrid blog.

Matt Jones and the rest of the Sport360 team will be here throughout the day, bringing you the latest Los Blancos news, views and gossip.

As ever, get in touch with us throughout the day on Twitter and Facebook.

10:14pm – Courtois responds to Chelsea fans’ jabs

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Chelsea fans have had an axe to grind with Thibaut Courtois after the goalkeeper left their club in the summer for Real Madrid, with the circumstances of the transfer acrimonious.

The Belgian has finally responded to some of the criticism. Read what he had to say here.

9:05pm – Uruguayan defender nears Madrid move

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Young Uruguayan right-back Jose Luis Rodriguez says he’s on the verge of completing a transfer to Real Madrid from hometown club Danubio.

Read what the defender has to say about the move here.

10:56am – Brazilian could be on his way to Real Madrid, but is it Neymar?

Fluminense's Pedro Guilherme (l) is interesting Real Madrid.

Fluminense’s Pedro Guilherme (l) is interesting Real Madrid.

Real Madrid have long been linked with Brazilian superstar Neymar, but it is another, unheralded man from the South American football heartland that Los Blancos are currently tracking – Fluminense striker Pedro Guilherme.

Read all about the latest Brazilian wonderkid here.

9:58am – Real Madrid eye move for Man City midfielder Brahim Diaz

Brahim Diaz (r) celebrates with Gabriel Jesus.

Brahim Diaz (r) celebrates with Gabriel Jesus.

Manchester City’s Brahim Diaz is attracting interest from Spanish giants Real Madrid it has been reported.

The 19-year-old winger moved to the Etihad from Malaga in 2016 but has so far only made 12 first-team appearances for Pep Guardiola’s side.

Click here to read the full story.

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