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FRACTURED FOOT! Neymar arrives Rio for surgery as doctors say his recovery may take up to three months

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Brazilian superstar Neymar arrived in Rio de Janeiro early Thursday ahead of an operation on his fractured foot that rules him out of Paris Saint-Germain’s do-or-die clash with Real Madrid.

Doctors say his surgery recovery to take up to three months.

Brazilian superstar Neymar arrived in Rio de Janeiro early Thursday ahead of an operation on his fractured foot that rules him out of Paris Saint-Germain’s do-or-die clash with Real Madrid.

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Neymar, 26, arrived on an Air France flight from Paris and immediately took a private jet to an undisclosed destination, Brazilian team spokesman Vinicius Rodrigues said. Surgery was “99 percent” sure to take place Saturday, he said.

Neymar, 26, arrived on an Air France flight from Paris and immediately took a private jet to an undisclosed destination, Brazilian team spokesman Vinicius Rodrigues said. Surgery was “99 percent” sure to take place Saturday, he said.

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Zidane reacts to news Lionel Messi could leave Barcelona

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Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has responded to growing transfer rumours that Barcelona legend, Lionel Messi, could leave the club after this season.

Messi has been at Barcelona since he was 12 and has won every laurel in club football while at the club side, but disagreements with head coach Quique Setien and recent disappointment in the champions league has made the striker question his loyalty to the club according to reports.

Rivals, Real Madrid beat Getafe on Thursday night to climb four points ahead of Barcelona with five matches remaining in La Liga. And with the Champions League filled with strong opponents, Barcelona could end the season without any major trophy.

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Asked on his thoughts if he will like Messi to leave or stay amid the rumours, Zidane said;

“I don’t know what will happen but we hope not because he is in this league and we want the best in this league,” Zidane said post-match.

Sergio Ramos was the hero for Madrid against Getafe, scoring the only goal from the penalty spot in the 79th minute at the Alfredo di Stefano Stadium.

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Zidane hailed captain Ramos, who took his La Liga tally to nine goals in 2019-20 following his 450th league appearance for Madrid.

“Our captain is our leader on the field, but also outside,” Zidane said of the Spain skipper, who took his career total to 100 goals.

“He is an unrepeatable player. He is unique and we know what he transmits to everyone else. I’m happy for him for his goal because when it comes to shooting a penalty, he has a lot of confidence.

“It’s almost in the 80th minute and Dani Carvajal’s effort in goal is from the whole team. We know that with patience and tranquility we can score goals. This is what happened.

“The last 20 minutes with freshness we claimed a very important result. We have to congratulate all the players because what we are doing is not easy.”

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Serena Williams and daughter, Olympia look adorable in matching tennis outfit (Video)

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Tennis champion, Serena Williams shared some of the most adorable photos and video with her daughter Olympia, and her twinning on a tennis court in matching sportswear.

Williams is practising for the US Open, which she is expected to take part in, and like many tennis players has been getting back into some routine.

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Serena shared the court with her adorable 2-year-old posed like a professional tennis player as she held her bat and played alongside her mum.

Sharing the pictures and video on her social media page, she wrote;

Olympia came ready!

 

Watch the video below;

 

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EPL: Crystal Palace distance self from Black Lives Matter movement

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London club, Crystal Palace, have become the first Premier League club to distance themselves from the Black Lives Matter (BLM) UK movement amid controversy being generated by the UK arm of the movement.

Recently, there has been a growing backlash against the aims of the movement ever since the movement gained more popularity following the death of George Floyd.

This week BLM was accused of “spreading hate” after pledging support for Palestine amid Israel’s plans to annex the West Bank.

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The BLM banner has been on display at Selhurst Park during Premier League games and while Crystal Palace insisted they back the “ethos” of the cause, they have issued a statement urging people to adopt the anti-discrimination message and not the wider demands of the movement.

Even the BBC has reportedly told presenters not to wear the badge after the campaign was accused of “hijacking” George Floyd’s death for its own selfish political reasons.

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In a statement today, Palace said:

“As people will have seen from our first home game, we have placed banners over our seated areas at Selhurst Park that read: BLACK LIVES MATTER.

“We stand proudly alongside members of the BAME community, our players and employees, and behind the ideals and ethos of ‘black lives matter.’

“However, we would like to make clear that we do not endorse any pressure group or body that carries the same term in its name, and we strongly believe that organisations should not use this important force for change and positivity to push their own political agendas.

“We want to be part of a world that is fair, inclusive and open to all.

As an organisation, we recognise that we need to do more, and we will do more to contribute towards this goal.”

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