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Ronaldo becomes Europe’s top scorer with strike against Morocco

MOSCOW: Cristiano Ronaldo became Europe’s all-time leading international scorer with 85 goals when he headed in Portugal’s opening strike in their World Cup Group B match against Morocco on Wednesday. Ronaldo scored a hat-trick in Portugal’s dramatic 3-3 draw against Spain on Friday to match Hungarian great Ferenc Puskas as Europe’s record top scorer with 84 goals. The 33-year-old Real Madrid forward scored in the fourth minute against Morocco to give Portugal the early lead and is now only behind Ali Daei of Iran, on…

Ronaldo accepts two years in prison, 18.8 million euro fine in tax case

MADRID: Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has reached a deal with the Spanish tax authorities to serve two years in prison and pay a 18.8 million euro ($21.8 million) fine in a tax evasion case, newspaper El Mundo reported on Friday. Ronaldo is unlikely to serve any time in jail under the deal because Spanish law states that a sentence of under two years for a first offence can be served on probation. The 33-year-old Portuguese footballer, who is accused of evading 14.7 million euros in taxes, has denied all the…

Ronaldo primed for likely last shot at World Cup glory

SOCHI, RUSSIA: Cristiano Ronaldo will launch his latest and probably last attempt to crown his career with a World Cup winners medal when European champions Portugal face neighbors Spain in their opening World Cup game here on Friday. The 33-year-old will lock horns with six of his Real Madrid team-mates as the Spaniards attempt to shrug off the shock sacking of coach Julen Lopetegui following the announcement that he will take over at the Bernabeu next month. It is worth wondering what Ronaldo might have known of…