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BELLINGHAM PULLS 'CHORUS' FOR FLAMENGO'S CRIA TO BE ELECTED THE BEST PLAYER IN THE WORLD

Real Madrid star praises Vinicius Júnior and considers him the best in the world

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Even though he is in direct contention for the coveted Ballon d'Or award, Real Madrid midfielder Jude Bellingham did not hesitate to praise Brazilian Vinicius Júnior. During the LALIGA title celebration party, the English player declared that the striker is the best in the world.

"I'm very happy, with the best in the world and very happy, very happy", said Bellingham in an interview with the channel Real Madrid TV, referring to Vinicius Júnior.

The celebration of the 36th national title took place in Plaza de Cibeles, in Madrid, where the Real Madrid squad and coaching staff gathered to celebrate the achievement.

Ancelotti also highlights Vini Jr's performance


In addition to Jude Bellingham's praise, coach Carlo Ancelotti also highlighted Vinicius Júnior's performance this week. After Real Madrid qualified for the Champions League final, Ancelotti stated that the Brazilian is a strong candidate for the Ballon d'Or award. America, but I think it's very close. If it finishes well with the final and also with the Copa América, I believe it can win", said the coach at a press conference.



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NOW! AFTER UNANIMOUS DECISION, BRAZIL WILL HOST THE 2027 WOMEN’S WORLD CUP

FIFA's decision was announced in the early hours of this Friday (17)

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This Friday morning (17), the International Football Federation (FIFA) defined the Brazilas host of the 2027 Women's World Cup. The Brazilian candidacy defeated the European one formed by Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands in an election at the entity's 74th Congress, in Bangkok, Thailand.

This will be the first time that South America will host the competition and this factor even weighed in the decision. Until November 2023, the Women's World Cup had four candidates. However, South Africa was the first to withdraw, followed by the United States and Mexico, who also gave up.

BRAZIL WILL HOST THE 10TH EDITION OF THE TOURNAMENT

After hosting the World Cups Men's world of 1950 and 2015, the Brazil will now host the 10th edition of the women's competition, organized since 1991, when China was the host. Remembering that the last tournament took place in Australia and New Zealand in 2023, and had Spain as champion.

GUARANTEED CLASSIFICATION

As the host of the Women's World Cup, Brazil is already automatically classified for the competition. However, nine other Conmebol countries will have to compete for three places. Highlighting that the 2027 Women's World Cup will be the second with 32 participating teams, repeating the 2023 format.

CBF PRESIDENT PROMISES TO MAKE THE TOURNAMENT THE BEST

"President of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF), Ednaldo Rodrigues celebrated: “I would like to thank everyone who participated in the FIFA Congress for their trust in choosing Brazil to host the 2027 Women's World Cup. Today we are experiencing a historic day in Bangkok. This is a victory for global women's football. I guarantee you all that Brazil will have the best Women's World Cup in history”, said Ednaldo Rodrigues.




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FORMER FLAMENGO, VINI JR COMPENSES FOR BEST LA LIGA PLAYER AWARD

'Malvadeza' has a standout season in Europe this season

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Even with a few rounds remaining, La Liga already has its champion: Real Madrid. The focus now is on defining the qualifiers for European competitions and relegation to the second division. Plus, it's time to celebrate the season's best players and coaches. Among the nominees for the La Liga Awards, Vinicius Júnior stands out leading the line of Brazilians.

The nominees compete in four categories: Most beautiful goal, Best Player, Best Coach and Best Under-23 Player. The winners will be chosen by vote of fans, club captains and experts. Vinicius Júnior, Real Madrid star, is one of the favorites for the competition's Best Player award and is also competing for the most beautiful goal for his bomb from outside the box against Girona.


In addition to Vinicius Júnior, other Brazilians are also in the running. In the category of Best Under-23 Player, Rodrygo (Real Madrid), Yan Couto and Savinho (both from Girona) are the representatives. The awards ceremony will be held on May 28th, in Cala di Volpe, Sardinia, Italy, with the presence of athletes and representatives from various teams.



OTHER COMPETITORS

Nominees for the Best Player of the Year award include the likes of Bellingham (Real Madrid), Kubo (Real Sociedad), Griezmann (Atlético de Madrid) and Lewandowski (Barcelona ), between others. In the category of Best Under-23 Player, in addition to the Brazilians, players such as Lamine Yamal (Barcelona) and Javi Guerra (Valencia) appear. For goal of the year, in addition to Vinicius Júnior, Depay (Atlético de Madrid) and João Félix (Barcelona) are nominated.

Even with injuries throughout the season, Vinicius Júnior was essential for Carlo Ancelotti in the achievement of the La Liga title with Real Madrid. In 25 league games, 21 as a starter, he scored 15 goals and provided five assists. With two games remaining, the Brazilian can further consolidate his favoritism for the Best Player of the Year award.


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