July 15, 2019
Latest News

Militao: I hope to make history at Real Madrid

Madrid, Jul 10 (efe-epa).- Real Madrid officially presented Wednesday its new signing, Eder Militao, at the VIP box of the club's Santiago Bernabeu stadium.

The 21-year-old Brazil defender gave a positive message to Madrid fans, saying he intends to make history at the La Liga powerhouse.

"I'm very happy to be in this moment, to play in the best club in the world thanks to the help of my father, my family and agents who have helped me get here," Militao expressed, adding it was a childhood dream that had come true.

The international defender, who has just won the 2019 Copa America trophy with Brazil, also thanked the club's president, Florentino Perez, for Perez' confidence, telling the team's supporters he intends to make them happy.

"It has been my heart that has helped me get here. I'm going to give everything on the field and I hope to have a great season and make history. Hala Madrid!" Militao said.

For his part, Perez described Militao as one of the best defenders in the world, alerting the Brazilian player of the great challenge that awaits him at the club.

"It's a very important day as we present one of those great players who will help us to achieve the challenges we have set for ourselves," Perez said.

"We have a great team, a fantastic group of players which include new talents with the desire to succeed at Real Madrid."

"Now you face the great challenge of your professional career," Madrid's president told Militao.

Earlier in the day, the player passed a trouble-free medical test, then he signed the contract that will tie him to the club until the summer of 2025.

Militao then stepped out on the Bernabeu pitch wearing Madrid's jersey and greeting the supporters who had come to the stadium to welcome him.

On Mar. 15, Madrid announced the signing of Militao, who then was a FC Porto player, for reportedly 50 million euros ($56 million), becoming the first summer acquisition of the Spanish club.

Militao made his debut as professional in 2017 and can play both as central defender and as right back. EFE-EPA

rmm/mn/sdh/jt

News history
Friendly fire proves deadly at 2019 Africa Cup of Nations

Cairo, Jul 15 (efe-epa).- The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations will be remembered not only for outstanding play, but also for defensive errors, spectacular...

The somersaulting divers making a splash in South Korea

Divers from all over the world were pictured suspended in mid-air on Monday as they competed in the 10m Synchro Platform Diving Final at the Gwangju 2019...

Van Aert clinches his 1st Tour de France win, Alaphilippe retains yellow

Albi, France, Jul 15 (efe-epa).- Belgian cyclist Wout van Aert on Monday earned his first ever Tour de France win after prevailing in the 10th stage of the...

Barcelona signs Japan’s Hiroki Abe on 4-year contract

Barcelona, Spain, Jul 15 (efe-epa).- Barcelona on Monday announced it had signed winger Hiroki Abe on a transfer from Japanese club Kashima Antlers.

Spain’s Royal receives Valencia’s centennial jersey at Mestalla

Valencia, Spain, Jul 15 (efe-epa).- King Felipe VI of Spain on Monday received Valencia CF’s centennial jersey at the club’s home-stadium, Mestalla.

Battle between Federer, Nadal, Djokovic to continue in New York

By Miguel Luengo

Rwandan Genocide: How the beautiful game saved a life

By Juan José Lahuerta

Casillas retires from soccer, moves into management

Lisbon, Jul 15 (efe-epa).- FC Porto's goalkeeper Iker Casillas announced Monday he is retiring from soccer, a move that comes almost three months after he...

Mahrez stunner against Nigeria sends Algeria into Africa Cup of Nations final

By Carles Grau Sivera

Djokovic saves 2 match points, defeats Federer in epic Wimbledon final

(Update 1: Adds details and quotes)

Daryl Impey wins stage 9, Julian Alaphilippe still leads overall

Brioude, France, Jul 14 (efe-epa).- Daryl Impey has taken Sunday’s stage 9 of the Tour de France.

La Liga launches socio-educational project for Syrian refugees

By Abdul Jalil Mustafa

Formula One Grand Prix of Great Britain

(Update 1: Adds details and quotes)

De Gendt wins stage 8, Alaphilippe takes back the race lead

Saint-Etienne, France, Jul 13 (efe-epa).- Belgian rider Thomas de Gendt has won stage 8 of the Tour de France on Saturday, while Julian Alaphilippe managed...

Halep beats Williams, wins her first Wimbledon title

London, Jul 13 (efe-epa).- Simona Halep on Saturday won her first Wimbledon singles title as she beat Serena Williams of the United States 6-2, 6-2 in just...

Kolesnichenko wins solo technical gold at Aquatics World Championships

Gwangju, South Korea, Jul 13 (efe-epa).- Russia's Svetlana Kolesnichenko won the gold medal on Saturday in the Women's Solo Technical Artistic Swimming...

Formula One Grand Prix of Great Britain

Silverstone, United Kingdom, Jul 13 (efe-epa).- Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas on Saturday took the pole position for the British Formula 1 Grand Prix at...

Federer earns 3rd victory over Nadal at Wimbledon, avenges epic 2008 loss

London, Jul 12 (efe-epa).- Switzerland's Roger Federer topped arch-rival Rafael Nadal 7-6 (7-3), 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 here Friday to reach the Wimbledon final and...

Groenwegen takes stage 7, Ciccone retains yellow jersey

Chalon-sur-Saone, France, Jul 12 (efe-epa).- Dylan Groenwegen has taken stage 7 of the Tour de France on Friday while Giulio Ciccone held onto the yellow...

Djokovic tops Bautista to reach his 6th Wimbledon final

London, Jul 12 (efe-epa).- Serbia’s Novak Djokovic on Friday beat Roberto Bautista of Spain 6-2, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 in the Wimbledon semifinals to move a step...

Griezmann joins Barcelona

Barcelona, Jul 12 (efe-epa).- Barcelona on Friday announced it had signed French forward Antoine Griezmann on a five-season contract.

Gasly sets pace in 1st free practice ahead of British F1 GP

Silverstone, UK, July 12 (efe-epa).- Red Bull’s French driver Pierre Gasly on Friday set the pace in the first free practice ahead of the British Grand Prix...

USA strengthen grip over top spot of FIFA rankings

Madrid, Jul 12 (efe-epa).- The United States women’s national team extended its lead over the FIFA rankings after clinching the 2019 World Cup.

Barcelona agree deal for Kashima Antlers' promising player Hiroki Abe

Tokyo, Jul 12 (efe-epa).- Japanese club Kashima Antlers on Friday said its forward Hiroki Abe was set to join Spanish powerhouse Barcelona.

I agree Welcome to news4europe.eu. We use cookies to improve your online experience. Find out more.