Brazil boss Tite emphatically denies link to Real Madrid job

David Cooper 10/06/2018
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Brazil boss Tite has categorically denied any rumours linking him to the vacant Real Madrid hotseat.

Los Blancos are on the hunt for Zinedine Zidane’s successor after he stepped down as Whites boss following an historic run of three consecutive Champions League trophies.

However, former Internacional, Al Wahda and Corinthians coach Tite will not be that man.

Watch his reaction to a question about whether he had entered any talks to become Bernabeu boss.

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Mohamed Salah and rest of Egypt squad depart for World Cup in Russia

Sport360 staff 10/06/2018
All aboard! Mo Salah with team-mates on the Egypt Air flight.

Egypt set-off for the World Cup in Russia on Sunday.

Once again, Mohamed Salah was the centre of attention as Pharaoh stars posted pictures on social media ahead of their flight.

On Saturday evening, Egypt trained in Cairo in front of their own fans though Salah did not take part in the session. Check our our gallery, here.

Airport photo credits via the following players on Instagram: @elmohamady, @ahmedhegazy6, @ramadansobhi51 and @ammrwardda.

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Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo leads way at World Cup 2018 for Champions League minutes

Tom White 10/06/2018
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Cristiano Ronaldo heads into this summer’s World Cup having led all players in involvement in the most recent Champions League.

The Portugal forward played every minute of Real Madrid’s run to a 13th European Cup, matching Loris Karius for a season-high total of 1,170 minutes in the competition.

The pair’s campaigns ended in contrasting fashion in Moscow, with Ronaldo collecting a record fifth Champions League medal before returning to Russia for the World Cup while the Liverpool keeper has a summer at home to dwell on his pair of errors against Real.

Manuel Neuer, Marc-Andre ter Stegen and Kevin Trapp got Germany’s goalkeeping places ahead of Karius, leaving Ronaldo out in front alone among World Cup players.

Brazil goalkeeper Alisson and Serbia full-back Aleksandar Kolarov were 90 minutes behind after helping Roma to the semi-finals, while Dejan Lovren and Roberto Firmino broke the 1,000-minute barrier in Liverpool’s run to the final.

The rest of the top 10 consists of Ronaldo’s Real colleagues Keylor Navas, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo, Luka Modric and Toni Kroos – with Casemiro and Raphael Varane 12th and 13th in the standings.

Bayern Munich and Poland striker Robert Lewandowski was the man to break up the sequence, missing out on the top 10 by just one minute.

Jordan Henderson, 19th overall with 867 minutes, and Liverpool team-mate Trent Alexander-Arnold (21st, 819 minutes) lead the way in the England squad ahead of Tottenham contingent Kyle Walker (630), Eric Dier (613) and Harry Kane (591).

Kane scored seven goals along the way, one of five England players to strike more than once – Raheem Sterling managed four but it is his Manchester City team-mate John Stones’ three which catch the eye.

Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford matched Stones’ total while Dele Alli scored twice for Spurs. Ronaldo led all scorers with 15, five clear of the field.

Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah accounted for all of Egypt’s tally of 920 Champions League minutes, with compatriot Omar Gaber an unused substitute for Basel against Manchester City before moving to Los Angeles FC.

That was the highest mark for a “one-man team” – South Korea got 425 minutes from Spurs’ Son Heung-min, Japan’s Shinji Kagawa played 399 for Borussia Dortmund, Chelsea wing-back Victor Moses singlehandedly took Nigeria to 336 minutes and Peru’s Renato Tapia played 327 for Feyenoord.

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