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Tuesday July 16 2019
De Ligt charmed by new Old Lady

Considering the wealth of offers on the table from the world’s biggest clubs, Elio Salerno explains why Matthijs de Ligt chose Juventus.

Matthijs de Ligt has become a household name over the last 12 months, despite the fact he’ll only turn 20 next month. Since his debut for Ajax in 2016, de Ligt’s rapid rise to the top of European football has been well documented.

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Monday July 8 2019
UEFA denies Argentina report

UEFA has denied a shock claim from Fox Sports that it had invited Argentina to the Nations League.

The Argentine branch of the broadcaster reported the Albiceleste had been offered a place at the Nations League if they opted out of the Copa America following a tempestuous campaign in Brazil.

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Monday July 8 2019
Argentina invited to Nations League?

Fox Sports has made the shock claim that Argentina have been invited to the next Nations League.

Argentina finished third at Copa America, but their run was marred by Lionel Messi accusing CONMEBOL of engineering a Brazil victory through favourable officiating.

With that in mind, Fox Sports Argentina is now reporting the Albiceleste have an invitation to play in the Nations League.

However, they can only participate in the tournament if they opt out of the next Copa America in 2023.

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Sunday June 9 2019
De Ligt: 'Ronaldo asked me to join Juve'

Matthijs de Ligt reveals Cristiano Ronaldo “asked me to come to Juventus” after the Nations League Final. "I was a little shocked."

Portugal beat the Netherlands 1-0 to win the first ever edition of the tournament, with a goal from Goncalo Guedes.

At the final whistle, Ronaldo and De Ligt were seen laughing, so the Ajax defender was asked what they’d been talking about.

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Sunday June 9 2019
Nations League: Portugal take the trophy

Portugal have won the first ever Nations League trophy after beating the Netherlands in the Final with a Goncalo Guedes strike.

England took the bronze medal in this inaugural edition of the Nations League, needing sudden death penalties to get the better of Switzerland.

Jasper Cillessen needed saves on Bruno Fernandes and a Cristiano Ronaldo glancing header, as Portugal dominated the first half with 12 shots on goal compared to none for the Dutch side.

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Saturday June 8 2019
Ronaldo: 'Work ethic is key'

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick for Portugal in the Nations League and the Juventus star reveals how he keeps in shape at age 34.

“It's my country and wearing this shirt is a great honour. Obviously, being part of this competition is even more special, and scoring goals in it is the cherry on top of the cake,” he told UEFA.com.

His hat-trick against Switzerland set up tomorrow’s Nations League Final against the Netherlands and after a long hard season, CR7 is still in extraordinary form.

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Wednesday June 5 2019
Portugal thank Ronaldo hat-trick

Cristiano Ronaldo made his Portugal comeback in style with a hat-trick, as they beat Switzerland 3-1 in the Nations League semi-final.

The Juventus striker had taken time off from international duty to help his first season in Turin and Serie A.

He returned refreshed and seemingly better than ever, because he was absolutely decisive to reach a place in the inaugural Nations League Final, which will be against England or the Netherlands.

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Wednesday June 5 2019
Ronaldo ends free kick drought

Cristiano Ronaldo failed to score a single free kick for Juventus in Serie A, the Champions League or Coppa Italia, but converted his first for Portugal.

The Ballon d’Or winner returned to international duty for the Nations League semi-final against Switzerland this evening.

After an entire season of firing his set plays into the wall, something that happened over 20 times, he blasted into the far corner with his very first attempt in the Nations League.

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Thursday May 23 2019
Ronaldo called for Nations League

Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo has been included in Portugal’s squad for the Nations League Finals.

Ronaldo is joined in the squad by Juve teammate Joao Cancelo and Napoli left-back Mario Rui.

The No 7 has not yet played in the Nations League due to going on a post-World Cup break.

The Selecao face Switzerland in a semi-final on June 6, before taking on the winner of Netherlands and England four days later.

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Wednesday May 8 2019
Ronaldo to play Nations League semi

Portugal have confirmed that Cristiano Ronaldo will be called up for their Nations League semi-final with Switzerland next month.

Ronaldo has not yet played in the Nations League due to going on a post-World Cup break, but CT Fernando Santos wants the Juventus talisman to fire Portugal into their second European Final in three years.

“Yes, CR7 will certainly be in the squad that I will name on May 23,” Santos told Sport TV.

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