Messi, Ronaldo and Neymar are the richest athletes

For the first time, three footballers headed the list of the highest paid athletes, according to Forbes

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Every year, Forbes magazine ranks the richest athletes, which takes into account professional earnings, prize awards and advertising contracts. In 2019, the palm went to Lionel Messi, who earned 127 million in one year. Ronaldo followed with 109 million revenues and Neymar with 105 million.

For many years Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have been among the three richest athletes according to Forbes

The captain of the national team of Argentina and Barcelona has the highest salary among football players. The Catalan club pays Messi 42 million dollars a year, in total with image and prize payments he receives 92 million. In addition, Messi has contracts with Adidas, MasterCard and PepsiCo. In the past, Messi had a trial with the Spanish tax service, after which Barcelona had pledged to pay off the player’s debts and pay his taxes. Such a gesture from the club has significantly saved the cost of a football player.

Lionel Messi is the face of PepsiCo soft drinks

Cristiano Ronaldo has repeatedly headed the list of the highest paid athletes. In recent years, he began to give first place to his sworn rival Lionel Messi. The main income is advertising contracts and business activities. Cristiano Ronaldo has his own line of clothing and underwear, hotels in New York, Madrid, Lisbon and on the native island of Madeira. Recently opened cosmetology clinic in Spain. He gave this clinic to his bride, Georgina Rodriguez. Brand CR7 brings a separate income. In addition, Ronaldo has a lifetime contract with Nike, the amount of the transaction amounted to more than $ 1 billion.

Cristiano Ronaldo has a line of clothing and underwear under the logo CR7

After moving from Barcelona to PSG, Neymar’s annual income increased significantly. His salary in the Paris club is 38 million dollars. In total, with prize and image payments, it reaches 75 million. The Instagram player has 120 million subscribers, and one advertising post in it costs almost 500 thousand dollars.

Neymar, like Ronaldo, represents the sports brand Nike

For the first time, only footballers entered the top 3 richest sportsmen according to Forbes. Last year, boxer Floyd Mayweather, who earned the lion’s share of his fees after winning a victory over Conor McGregor, won first place. Tennis player Serena Williams with $ 29.5 million in revenue was the only woman who entered the Forbes list. She earned on advertising contracts five times more than on a tennis court.

The only representative of the female half of the sport was tennis player Serena Williams

The rating from Forbes includes representatives of basketball, football, tennis, boxing and Formula 1 racing.

“The beating of babies” in Saransk

Russian national football team defeated San Marino 9:0

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It might seem that the World Cup still continues to many Saransk residents. There are songs and dances on the city streets, fans in national team shirts, and a real sold-out on the stadium. Mordovia Arena has not seen so many visitors since the end of the world championship – almost 43 thousand spectators in the stands. Residents raised such a stir because of the arrival of the national team, they witnessed a historic victory: Russia won San Marino with a record score of 9:0.

Fans launched a large-scale performance at the match Russia – San Marino

The previous record was 23 years old when Russia beat San Marino with a score of 7:0. It is noteworthy that before the Saransk meeting, these teams met only twice. Russia won both times, Stanislav Cherchesov defended the gate.

The previous record was in 1996, then Russia won San Marino with a score of 7:0

San Marino is considered one of the weakest teams in the world. Mentor Cherchesov reassured journalists that there are no weak and strong opponents for the team. “For all the games we need to prepare equally well,” – the words of the coach, according to Sportbox.ru.

Russian national team before the match against San Marino in the qualification for Euro 2020

Russia took the lead in the match from the first minutes, but the score was opened only in the 25th minute. Chevoli scored an own goal, five minutes later, team captain Artem Dzyuba doubled the lead from the penalty spot. In the time remaining before the break, Kudryashov and Miranchuk also scored goals.

The team captain pushes the ball into the goalkeeper’s net, who beat most of the shots of Dzyuba

After the break, the teams played for half an hour without goals. But after the 73rd minute, a real hail of scored goals began. Dzyuba and Smolov scored five goals twenty minutes before the final whistle. Russia won the match with its best result, and 23 players inscribed themselves in history.

In the second half, the strikers Dzyuba and Smolov distinguished themselves

The head coach of San Marino admitted defeat and considered that it was impossible to fight with the Russian team. “When will we play as equals with Russia? These times will come when there will be no place for us in this world,” Franco Varella joked at the post-match press conference. Mentor noticed the players of the Russian national team, who stopped celebrating the last goals in deference to the opponent.

San Marino national team coach at the post-match press conference shares his impressions

After a successful performance at the World Championships, the fans stopped criticizing the national team for unsuccessful performances, even the failure at the National League did not upset them. In one year, Stanislav Cherchesov turned the most closed team into a friendly and open for fans and the press. Mentor uncoupled the national team from the “Luzhniki” and home qualifying matches for Euro 2020 are held in all cities of the past World Cup.

Cherchesov and the team after a successful performance at the World Cup at the meeting with fans

A change of generations, which painfully affects many teams, brought success to Russia. A year ago, there were no young and decent players in the national team, but now promising players do not have enough seats in the first team. Cherchesov constantly justifies himself for the lack of a player in the start.

This year the national team was filled up with many young and promising players: Chalov, Akhmetov, Barinov, and Suleymanov and Ignatiev almost got their chance

The interest of Russians in football has raised the statistics of visiting matches: the Russian team plays at home with full house, even if the opponent is San Marino. Artem Dzyuba became a universal favorite, and his gesture became a meme.

He foresaw his death

Football player "Cardiff City" Emiliano Sala wrote a farewell message from the aircraft

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The shocking news of the death of Emiliano Sal — Argentine footballer, Cardiff City striker — spread on January 22, when a private plane heading from Nantes to Cardiff disappeared from radars in the English Channel. It is noted that before the disappearance, the pilots requested an emergency landing. According to The Sun, experts in the field of aviation called the possible cause of the crash of an aircraft icing wings. Near the alleged crash site were found the wreckage of the aircraft.

Two days before the incident, Emiliano Sala signed a three-year contract with the Cardiff City team of Wales. He became the most expensive transfer in the history of the club and cost the leadership of 20 million euros. After the signing of the new agreement, the Argentine striker returned to France, where he played since 2010, to say goodbye to former teammates and friends before moving to Wales.

Before the flight, Sala sent several emotional messages to the group chat with his friends. “I am aboard a plane that looks as if it is falling apart now, I’m going to Cardiff. If in one and a half hours there will be no news from me, I don’t know if they will send someone to look for me, because they will not find it, but … you already know. Father! I am very scared,” the Clarin newspaper quotes the words of a striker. 

 

Сало с одноклубниками
Форвард приехал во Францию попрощаться со своими друзьями и одноклубниками

Famous football players, including Messi, Mbappa, Gundogan and others, together with the family of the missing person, are making their efforts to continue the search for a football player. But the chances are negligible. “I don’t think they are still alive,” the GFFN quoted the air search officer. 

Фанаты скорбят по футболисту
Футбольные фанаты возлагают цветы в память о своем кумире

On January 29, a match in the memory of Emiliano Sala between Cardiff City and London Arsenal took place as part of the 24th round. Before the meeting, the team captains laid flowers on the field. At the request of the football player’s family, the players of the Welsh team will not be mourning symbols: faith in the good does not leave the family to the last.

Magic kick for those who need it

Find excuses not to go to fitness? We destroy doubts and increase motivation!

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«I’m not a sports person», «I’m uncomfortable to do in front of other people», «a subscription to a fitness club is too expensive», – these and other excuses can be heard from those who can not bring themselves to get up from the couch.

The child in the gym. He is still small, but mentally already adjusts to the bar. Then it will!

If you can not decide on a trip to a fitness club, here is a short list of activities that can expand your understanding of the sport and find the perfect exercise:

  • Zumba is an energetic dance that does not require serious preparation and a well-developed plastics. This type of training is available in many modern fitness clubs. You do not have to learn the movements – you just come, look at the coach and repeat the movements under the incendiary music. You will be provided a good mood and a reset of extra pounds.
  • Postural exercises are aimed at improving posture. It takes place in a quiet mode. This is a real salvation for the back of office workers.
  • Classes «Fitball» will help to remember his childhood and plenty to play with a big ball. Few people can imagine how many useful exercises you can perform with it.
  • Air yoga or gymnastics will test the strength of those who have never made tricks in the air. It is not as difficult and scary as it seems at first glance. This type of activity is an effective way to understand how many opportunities are hidden in your body.
  • Yoga and Pilates is a solution for those who do not like intense loads, but want to stay in shape. In cozy studios such classes are often held under relaxing music and with dim lights.
  • Boxing and different types of martial arts have long gone beyond the sports sections. Many modern models and popular personalities prefer monotonous running to boxing. For example, a well-known blogger Maria Novosad often talks about her love to this sport.

In addition to these classes, you can visit the pool, do it yourself or with a personal trainer in the gym, go to a group training, improve strength or stretching, and even try yourself in ballet. Large cities provide endless opportunities for the choice of sports activities, one has only to listen to your body and realize what you need.

From the point of view of chemistry and biology it is simple to talk about physical activities. The brain during training produces endorphins and BDNF protein, which cause a feeling of euphoria and create a feeling of «reboot». Sport is one of the few ways to shake the body. Regular classes increase the number of red blood cells and the level of hemoglobin in the blood, strengthen the joints, improve metabolism and help the cardiovascular system, reducing the risk of stroke.

Fitness is useful at any age. Groups for the elderly are now organized everywhere, including free ones

Why haven’t you started training yet? After a short survey, we identified three of the most common excuses that are actually myths:

1. «I don’t have enough time. Come at 8 PM after work, eat, and nothing more to do. I’ll watch a little TV or surf the Internet and go to bed. Where to get time and energy for sports?»

The feeling of chronic fatigue occurs due to hypodynamia. While sitting all day in the office, you really begin to perceive the fitness club as another unpleasant duty. But the evening sports activity will not «finish» you, but on the contrary, will help to relieve the accumulated stress. In just an hour of active training, you can get rid of tension in the back, get a «cocktail of happiness» in the form of neurotropic hormones and prepare the body for sleep. Paradoxically, the sport does not weaken the nervous system, but calms it and helps to sleep more calmly. The most difficult thing is to force yourself to leave the house, then you will see the effect.

2. «Fitness club is expensive»

On average, one trip to a chiropractor for the treatment of back pain will cost you 3000 rubles. A year of unlimited training in a standard fitness club costs from 13,000 rubles, which will be a little more than 1,000 rubles per month. Running in the Park or at the school stadium costs 0 rubles, exactly the same as the lesson on video tutorials at home.

3. «I’m not comfortable training when everyone is looking at me».

Tenacity and desire to work over the body cause have surrounding respect, not condemnation. In fitness clubs, people do not make fun of each other, but work on themselves and help others if possible. It is difficult to imagine a more benevolent and tolerant atmosphere to your physical disadvantages (if you think they are).

Evil game coach

Главный тренер сборной Англии уличен в коррупции

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The head coach of English national team on football Sam Allardyce was involved in corruption. It is reported the website of the TV channel “Match TV” citing the daily newspaper The Daily Telegraph, journalists who had conducted his own investigation and caught the coach in misconduct.

Several journalists from The Telegraph had a meeting with Allardice, posing as businessmen. They offered him a better deal to get the impressive profits from the transfer of players for football clubs in England. After two official meetings Allardyce agreed and asked for participation in the amount of 400 thousand pounds.

 coach England Sam Allardyce
coach England Sam Allardyce

Also, the coach said “clients” on how to circumvent the rules of Association of football of England (FA), which state that third parties can’t own the rights to the players through the transfer. While Allardyce criticized former head coach of the British Roy Hodgson called the senseless decision to demolish the stadium “Wembley” in London.

Later it became known that the Football Association of England has launched an investigation into the case Allardyce.