The former Barcelona, Inter Milan and Real Madrid hitman is widely regarded as one of the finest goal scorers to ever play the game, having won the Ballon d’Or twice across his storied career. An integral part of two World Cup triumphs with his country, Crouch named Ronaldo as his dream strike partner in a Q&A in his latest Daily Mail column. He said: “That is so difficult! Dennis Bergkamp was special and it would have been incredible to play alongside him, but my overwhelming choice would be the original Ronaldo. “I’m not sure our styles would have matched each other, but 90 minutes with him would have made my life. I met him once, actually. I was on holiday in Ibiza and I saw him on the beach. “He was busy getting through bottles of beer and had an ashtray balanced on his stomach. Every time he finished his drink, the supermodel who was with him brought him another. “The chance to have a picture with him was too good to turn down, so I went over. I hoped he was going to say: ‘Oh, you’re Crouch!’ but he didn’t have a clue who I was. The picture was taken and off I went with him oblivious to the fact I was footballer.” Former Premier League star, Peter Crouch, has recalled the hilarious moment he met legendary Brazilian striker Ronaldo on a beach in Ibiza. Crouch also revealed which defender gave him the most trouble throughout his career and surprisingly chose ex- Liverpool hardman Martin Skrtel. “You might be surprised about this, but Martin Skrtel was an absolute nightmare”, Crouch added. “I was at Liverpool when he joined us in January 2008. Off the pitch, he was a really quiet lad, good-natured, but he was totally different in a match. “I played against him once for England against Slovakia at Wembley in March 2009. He had this habit of putting his studs into your thigh to gain elevation when he was jumping for the ball. “The first time, you can shake it off, the second time is annoying — the third time, it drives you mad. ‘F***ing hell, Martin!’ I shouted at him when enough was enough. “‘Oh, Crouchie! Sorry, I didn’t see you!’ The problem was I couldn’t complain to the referee because they follow the flight of the ball. Read Also:Revealed!…..11-man gang that follow Neymar get £10k-per-month “Martin knew what he was doing putting his feet into my legs, as the referee wouldn’t see the foul. My thighs were cut to pieces when I came off. A lovely lad, but an absolute nuisance!” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted Content6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe World’s Most Desirable Fruit – Pink PineappleCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top read more
Kolkata: Bengal Warriors started their home leg with a bang, defeating Tamil Thalaivas 27-24 in a Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) Season 6 match here on Friday. Incidentally, this was the 500th match in the history of PKL.Jang Kun Lee was the star performer for Bengal Warriors and top scored with 12 points.Ran Singh marshaled the defence for the Warriors and scored 4 tackle points. Sukesh Hegde top scored for the Thalaivas with nine points and was ably supported by Ajay Thakur.Also Read | Ambati Rayudu not fazed by lack of preparation for Australia ODI seriesIn the absence of Manjeet Chhillar, Bengal Warriors’ defence couldn’t contain Bengal raiders and scored just six tackle points.While Bengal Warriors remain in contention for place in the playoffs, Tamil Thalaivas were knocked out earlier. For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. read more
© IRFU Following Kilfeacle’s big win in the All Ireland Junior Cup semi final last weekend – they go out this week in the semi final of the Munster competition.They face Clonmel in Kilfeacle at 2pm.
Said driver Jean-Eric Vergne during the race: “Please ask Daniel Abt to put his Zoom next time he’s driving, because like (fellow driver) Stoffel (Vandoorne) said I’m pretty sure he wasn’t in.”Fortunately, at least one competitor was able to recognize the humor in all of this.”It’s just a game guys,” said Antonio Felix da Costa. “We all know Daniel as a fun guy and a joker.” Perhaps predictably, we have reached the point in this temporary era of virtual racing when drivers are turning to “outside help,” as Daniel Abt called it, to perform better in esports races. And Formula E and Audi are not happy about it.Abt, who races for Audi in the Formula E series that remains on hiatus amid the coronavirus pandemic, was disqualified from Saturday’s virtual race for having pro gamer Lorenz Hoerzing race for him, according to Reuters. Abt, 27, also was ordered to donate 10,000 Euros (almost $11,000) to charity. “I did not take it as seriously as I should have,” Abt said. “I am especially sorry about this because I know how much work has gone into this project on the part of the Formula E organization. I am aware that my offense has a bitter aftertaste but it was never meant with any bad intention.”MORE: Need more racing? Here’s the updated NASCAR schedule for 2020Audi on Tuesday issued a statement saying it had suspended Abt over the matter.”Daniel Abt did not drive his car in qualifying and the race at the fifth event of the Race at Home Challenge on May 23 himself, but let a professional sim-racer do so,” the statement read, via ESPN. “He directly apologised for this on the following day and accepted the disqualification. Integrity, transparency and consistent compliance with applicable rules are top priorities for Audi — this applies to all activities the brand is involved in without exception. For this reason, Audi Sport has decided to suspend Daniel Abt with immediate effect.”Sunday’s virtual race was the fifth in what Formula E is calling the Race at Home Challenge, a virtual series FE is using to bridge the gap to the resumption of live racing during the pandemic. It’s not unlike the virtual series NASCAR implemented before it returned to live racing a little more than a week ago.According to Reuters, other drivers became suspicious during Saturday’s virtual race when Abt was performing better than usual. The report also notes that “the face of the driver purporting to be Abt was hidden by some equipment while his Twitch stream stopped working.” read more