Real Madrid’s Ronaldo visits Marrakech

Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg football match Real Madrid vs FC Bayern Munich at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid in Madrid on April 18, 2017. (AFP)
Updated 19 April 2017

Real Madrid’s Ronaldo visits Marrakech

JEDDAH: When Real Madrid superstar footballer Christiano Ronaldo travels to Marrakech, does he wear traditional Berber clothing? No, but his mom does.
Ronaldo’s mom, Dolores, recently shared photos from Marrakech along with other family members including Ronaldo’ son, 6-year-old Cristiano Jr., on her Instagram account @doloresaveiroofficial, which has 816,000 followers.
She posted photos of herself in a simple olive green dish dasha, but Ronaldo prefers to go shirtless, much to the delight of his female fans.
Ronaldo and his family obviously have a love affair with Marrakech, visiting the historic city founded by Moroccan Berber tribesmen five times in two years. It’s extreme, even on a sports celebrity level, but Marrakech – Morocco’s fourth largest city behind Casablanca, Fes and Tangier – and has been a favorite of holiday venue for film and sports celebrities for many years.

Hoje fui ao melhor shopping de jóias em Marrocos

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The dynamic city showcases how Morocco is evolving by combining a host of natural attractions with powerful traditions and authentic practices that attract tourists from all over the world.
Ronaldo’s repeated visits to Morocco sparked the press and fans’ curiosity.
Some Facebook users commented that Ronaldo “is just in love with the weather and Moroccan rituals.”
While Moroccan news websites say Ronaldo visits the city to see Moroccan kickboxing champion Badr Hari.
The Moroccan World News reported that Ronaldo is investing in the country.
He is planning to purchase a hotel in Casablanca in the Ain Diab Corniche district, next to one of the giant shopping centers in Casablanca. And last year he said that he would build a hotel. The hotel’s complex will include a store for Ronaldo’s brand, CR7, his first fashion outlet in Africa.

Almoço em Marraquech com a família e amigos

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Police want Liverpool title decider in neutral stadium

Updated 30 May 2020

Police want Liverpool title decider in neutral stadium

  • The move aims to prevent fans from gathering outside when the competition resumes

MANCHESTER, England: Liverpool might not win the English Premier League at Anfield after police included the leader’s key games among at least five it wants at neutral venues in a bid to prevent fans from gathering outside when the competition resumes.
Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp hopes authorities will allow them to play at home as planned, with supporters adhering to advice while they are prevented from attending games due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Police originally wanted neutral venues for all 92 remaining games but the plan was opposed by the clubs — particularly those trying to avoid relegation.
The league plans to resume on June 17 after a 100-day shutdown to contain the coronavirus pandemic, pending final approval from government, which is trying to prevent a second spike in cases.
Police don’t object to the games on that Wednesday night being played at Manchester City and Aston Villa.
But police want the derby between Everton and Liverpool to be played away from Merseyside a few days later. The game was originally scheduled at Goodison Park. Liverpool, which leads by 25 points with nine games remaining, could clinch the title by beating Everton if second-placed City loses to Arsenal on June 17.
If the 30-year title drought doesn’t end that day, police want Liverpool’s next game, against Crystal Palace, to be played away from Anfield.
Greater Manchester Police have already determined Liverpool’s third game back against Manchester City should be staged away from Etihad Stadium.
Liverpool’s fourth game back is against Aston Villa, currently scheduled at Anfield.
The same Manchester force wants City’s game against Newcastle and Manchester United’s home game against Sheffield United played outside of the northwest location.
Police in Newcastle also don’t want the home game against Liverpool to be played at St. James’ Park on the final day of the season, which could be July 26.
Mark Roberts, the head of football policing in England, said the plans will remain under review but are based on public health demands.
“We have reached a consensus that balances the needs of football, while also minimizing the demand on policing,” said Roberts, the football policing lead at the National Police Chiefs’ Council. “The views and agreement of forces which host Premier League clubs have been sought and where there were concerns, the Premier League has been supportive in providing flexibility in arranging alternative venues where requested.”
One obvious neutral venue is Wembley Stadium in north London which is not the home of any club side.
“This plan will be kept continually under review to ensure public health and safety and a key part of this is for supporters to continue to respect the social distancing guidelines, and not to attend or gather outside the stadiums,” Roberts said.
Even without a vaccine for COVID-19, fans could return to games next season, which is due to begin in September.
“There is optimism at the Premier League and at clubs that we will see fans back in the stadiums next season,” Premier League chief executive Richard Masters told Sky Sports TV, “and it may happen on a phased basis.”
Only 200 of the 380 Premier League games each season are contracted to be broadcast live in Britain, but all remaining fixtures will be aired live because fans will not be allowed in stadiums.
The reshaped English season is set to end with the FA Cup final on Aug. 1.
The Football Association on Friday announced its competition will provisionally resume with the quarterfinals on the weekend of June 27-28. The semifinals are now scheduled for July 18-19.
“This has been a difficult period for many people and, while this is a positive step, the restart date is dependent on all safety measures being met,” FA chief executive Mark Bullingham said.
Though the COVID-19 deaths per day have fallen in Britain since early April, another 377 were still reported on Thursday, bringing the known death toll in all settings including hospitals and care homes to 37,837.