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July 2014
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UEFA News 

Two Real Madrid players are shortlisted for the Best Player in Europe award. 

  • Ángel di María
  • Cristiano Ronaldo

Also receiving votes were Sergio Ramos (11), Gareth Bale (19), and Karim Benzema (24). The three finalists will be named on August 14. The award will be handed out on August 28, during the Champions League group stage draw in Monaco.



In disciplinary news, Xabi Alonso has been handed a one-match ban for his incident during May’s Champions League final. His suspension will go into effect for his next eligible match, August 12’s Super Cup against Sevilla.

In addition, the club has been fined €18,000 for improper team conduct (5+ yellow cards) and for improper conduct of supporters (setting off fireworks).



Edited to add:

UEFA’s Emergency Panel ruled today that effective immediately, yellow cards from the start of the group stage will be wiped at the completion of the quarter-finals.

Therefore, bookings will not carry over in the semi-finals. This ruling means players won’t be in danger of missing the final due to yellow card accumulation, e.g. Xabi Alonso last season.

June 2014
21

Carlo Ancelotti calls players to give words of support after Spain’s World Cup elimination -

"Real Madrid’s coach, that is now enjoying his vacations, is following with interest everything happening in Brazil. Not in [vain] it is the most important event for all footballers. An analysis and knowledge tournament that no coach wants to miss.

"When it comes to that Analysis it is obvious that Spain’s elimination on the first leg is one of the biggest surprises. The current Champion of the World has been defeated twice (Netherlands and Chile), disabling them from getting to the second leg. It is undoubtedly a shock for all Spanish players, among which there are three ‘madridistas’ like Sergio Ramos, Iker Casillas and Xabi Alonso.

Carlo Ancelotti, who knows that these kind of eliminations are always difficult to digest, wanted to be near his Real Madrid players and he sent them a few encouraging words in a phone conversation after their defeat to Chile. It was a cheering up message to help them stand up again in a difficult moment of their career.

June 2014
20

AS reports Real Madrid’s three Spanish World Cup players will have a 26-day vacation ahead of pre-season preparation. With Spain now mathematically eliminated, Iker Casillas, Sergio Ramos, and Xabi Alonso will have June 25 through July 20 to recuperate from their long season. The non-WC players, who have been on holiday since May 26, will reportedly return to Valdebebas the week before.

Fábio Coentrão, who should be fully recovered from his groin injury, will also join the team on July 21. The squad will be departing for Los Angeles to begin the International Champions Cup tournament. 

June 2014
09

The Moment: One second can make or break the joy of millions of people. Life is full of moments, but one has to push and prepare oneself for this one moment. — Emilio Butragueño

June 2014
02

Seven Real Madrid players have been selected to represent UEFA’s 18-man best squad of 13/14. There is no designated starting XI.

Seven Real Madrid players have been selected to represent UEFA’s 18-man best squad of 13/14. There is no designated starting XI.

May 2014
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May 2014
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Pre-match | Champions League final, 2014

May 2014
25
Via   •   Source

"Possible wizard Sergio Ramos sent the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid to extra time in mind-blowing fashion with a headed equalizer at the death of regular time’s five added minutes. No one on the planet was more pleased with Ramos’ heroics than Real Madrid goalkeeper and captain Iker Casillas" [x]

May 2014
24

Iker Casillas and Sergio Ramos hug and kiss… and argue after the win. (May 24, 2014) | Champions League final, 2014

May 2014
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Carlo Ancelotti’s presser is interrupted by players singing “Cómo no te voy a querer”. (May 24, 2014) | Champions League final, 2014

May 2014
24

Sergio Ramos deservedly gets some love and affection after scoring the tying goal in the final minutes of the 2nd half. (May 24, 2014) | Champions League final, 2014

May 2014
24

Real Madrid vs Atlético Madrid (May 24, 2014) | Ramos 90’ + 3 [HD]

May 2014
24

Messages to the fans | Champions League final, 2014 

Iker Casillas: [Today] is a big day for Real Madrid. You are playing in this final with us. We need you to help us achieve our objective, La Décima.

Sergio Ramos: Thanks for coming to Lisbon. We know you won’t let us down. We need your support to help win this final.

Cristiano Ronaldo: I know you’ll all be with us in Lisbon. We need your support to help bring back the European Cup. ¡Hala Madrid! ¡Vamos!

May 2014
23

Carlo Ancelotti will be joined by Iker Casillas and Sergio Ramos for Friday’s press conference (7:45 PM CEST | 1:45 PM EDT).

Carlo Ancelotti will be joined by Iker Casillas and Sergio Ramos for Friday’s press conference (7:45 PM CEST | 1:45 PM EDT).

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