Q:Is it true that Ronaldo donated 30 millions to Somalia? :)
I read rumours about that. But nothing confirmed.
But even for a wealthy man like Cristiano 30 Mio. € appears a bit over the top.
I only know that Cristiano doesn’t speak about his charity work normally. E.g. he helped his home island of Madeira when the heavy inundations happened in 2010. But he didn’t speak about the amount or any detail.
“We cannot make the mistakes we made today. I could not score the penalty, something that shook the team. We have to raise our heads. The other penalties I took this year were good, but in the end it’s true that it didn’t happen tonight, but I can do it.
The team is sad but we know that we can’t do more than what we did tonight. We have to correct some mistakes, although we know that this result does not reflect what happened on the pitch.
But we cannot be sad, we have to be optimistic. We must have patience because it is still a long way, but I am confident that this black tide will turn into a positive wave. I’ll do my best. All we want is to help the national team.”
Portugal was the better team. But the players didn’t always connect well, which resulted in lack of precision and some hasty actions. Also, some bad luck. What makes me sad is that I already know that only Cristiano will have to take all the blame. He missed his penalty, yes. But that wasn’t the decisive moment of the game.
Q:Hey Andrea, I just wanted to let your readers know that Real Madrid is playing Celtic FC in Philadelphia on August 11. I haven't seen anymore of their schedule for the US other than the LA Galaxy game.
Thanks for the info. This means for me getting up at 05:00 if I want to see the US matches, just as last year. But for Real Madrid I’ll do! And extra-bonus to my Madridistas: David Beckham at LA Galaxy :o)
Wonderful news!!! GustavoMartins,the son ofCarlosMartins,was submittedonThursdayafternoonto abone marrow transplantthatwas successful, said thePortuguese Oncology Instituteof Lisbon. (my translation)
There are things much more important than football. For Carlos Martins it will be quite irrelevant now that he had to pull out of the preparation for the EURO due to an injury. Beautiful that the bone marrow donation campaign of the Portuguese national team (see here and here) was a big success. Not only for little Gustavo but also for much more people in need of a transplant.
So AS took this interview that Cristiano gave in English and translated it. I didn’t know that and made a translation of the AS article (see here), thinking it was the original in Spanish :o) Oh well …
But here, in the original English interview we can observe some nuances AS didn’t mention. Especially in the parts when Cristiano talks about the “10” he is giving himself for the last season and about Sir Alex and Mou. Just the parts the media jumped at, quoting Cristiano wrongly or shortening his declarations in order to make him appear arrogant.
But also, this video obviously doesn’t show the whole interview, as in the AS article Cristiano spoke about more topics. So at least my translation work wasn’t totally in vain :o)