LNTUP 10 Hot Topics of The Day By The Day 8th December 2017.
1.Fifth one for CR7.
Cristiano Ronaldo won his fifth Ballon D’Or on Thursday, equalling arch-rival Lionel Messi’s record for clinching the prestigious title the most number of times. Ronaldo’s goals helped Real Madrid to the Spanish League title and a second consecutive UEFA Champions League win. He also was instrumental in Portugal’s successful 2018 World Cup qualification campaign. Ronaldo scored 15 goals, the second highest in the European qualifiers and fourth highest overall.
Another dream come true. Unbelievable feeling. Thanks to my family, friends, teammates, coaches and everyone that stood by my side throughout the years.👌🏽🔝 pic.twitter.com/A9jyYswePD
— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) December 7, 2017
2. Suspension for Carvajal.
UEFA announced on Thursday that Real Madrid defender Dani Carvajal will miss the holder’s Champions League last-16 first leg tie after issuing a two game ban for appearing to deliberately pick up a booking.
— Mirror Football (@MirrorFootball) December 7, 2017
3. Uefa Europa 2017/18.
Former champions League winner Marseille, Copenhagen, Athletic Bilbao and AEK Athens were among the eight teams to qualify for the knockout stage of Europa League on the final night of group matches on Thursday. Marseille advanced from Group I after a 0-0 home draw to group winner Salzburg.
⚽️ #UELdraw seeds:
— UEFA Europa League (@EuropaLeague) December 7, 2017
4. Wembley substitutes Brussels.
Brussels has lost its 2020 European Championship games to London, with Wembley Stadium picked by UEFA on Thursday to stage an additional four games on top of the semifinals and final.
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) December 7, 2017
5. Unhappy Jese.
Spanish forward Jese Rodriguez has been disciplined by Stoke after leaving the substitutes’ bench early and returning to the dressing room during a Premier League game.
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) December 7, 2017
6. Good luck Solo.
Former U.S. national team goalkeeper Hope Solo says she’s running for president of U.S. Soccer. Solo made the announcement Thursday night on Facebook.
"The time for talking is over," Hope Solo wrote on Facebook as she announced her candidacy for U.S. Soccer's top position. https://t.co/VHY434o3Ne
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) December 8, 2017
7. It is called Destiny.
Born and raised in Japan, three North Korean football players are expecting to face boos from the home crowd in a match that comes less than two weeks after the latest North Korean test missile splashed into the Sea of Japan. An Byong Jun, Kim Song Gi and Lee Yong Jick, who play their club soccer for J League division 2 sides, will represent North Korea when they take on Japan in Tokyo on Saturday in the final round of the East Asian Football Championship.
— The Daily Mire (@TheDailyMire) December 8, 2017
8. Uncertain future of Tevez.
Shanghai Shenhua remain undecided over the future of Carlos Tevez after the Argentine’s disappointing debut season at the Chinese Super League club.
— Mirror Football (@MirrorFootball) December 8, 2017
9. Evans may leave in January.
West Bromwich Albion manager Alan Pardew has hailed defender Jonny Evans as a great player but is worried by the prospect of the 29-year-old Northern Ireland international leaving the Premier League club in the January transfer window.
'Do I fear losing him? Of course I do'
— MailOnline Sport (@MailSport) December 8, 2017
10. New manager for Hull City.
Struggling Hull City have appointed Nigel Adkins as their new manager on an 18-month contract, the Championship (second tier) side said in a statement on Thursday.
📑 | Introducing our new Head Coach, Nigel Adkins…
— Hull City (@HullCity) December 7, 2017