The Offside Daily: Real Madrid Star ‘playing under protest’, France star files complaint over legal charges and Wayne Rooney stars in WWE


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1. Real Madrid icon Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly deeply unhappy with his situation at Real Madrid and how his role has changed under new manager Rafael Benitez.

2. Karim Benzema will lodge a complaint for breach of confidentiality after a French radio station published extracts of phone taps that could incriminate the forward in an ongoing blackmail case, according to the Frenchman’s legal team.

3. Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been named Swedish Footballer Of the Year for a record 10th time. The Paris St Germain star has won the award for 9 years in a row, the last player to win it ahead of him was Freddie Ljungberg in 2006.

4. Gianna Infantino says he will withdraw from the FIFA presidency election if suspended EUFA president Michel Platini is allowed to stand. 7 candidates are currently in the running to replace Sepp Blatter, who is also suspended.

5. Liverpool winger Jordan Ibe believes he can become a world-class player under new Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, having scored the first goal of his professional career against Rubin Kazan last week.

6. WWE wrestler and Preston North End fan Wade Barrett got more than he bargained for when he poured scorn on the form of Wayne Rooney, the England international was in attendance at their show in Manchester (The Independent).

7. Paul Pogba is known as much for his somewhat unique hair styles as he is for his undoubted footballing ability, but this is a taking it a bit far (The Daily Mirror).

8. Way back when there was a square TV aerial ‘The Squarial’, now Harry Redknapp and Garth Crooks have backed the introduction of a square toed football boot (WhoAteAllThePies).

9. The guy that took this penalty might try and blame his boots for the way he missed this one, but we don’t think there’s any excusing this effort (ESPN).

10. Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola is back in work in London, but not how you might think … (The Daily Mail)

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