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Gerard Pique and wife Shakira struggle to Work From Home with kids around

5 days ago  
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Spain and Barcelona football star Gerard Pique, 33, and his pop star wife Shakira, 43, are like any other couple at the moment with kids around and struggling to work from home during the Coronavirus lockdown. During a video call for a charity concert in Spain recently, Barca deep defender Pique said that his sons, Milan, seven, and Sasha, five, constantly follow him and Shakira all around their house. "Parents are like magnets to their children. Wherever we go, they [sons] follow us," said Pique via a video conference during his speech for the LaLiga Santander charity fest. Shakira, Gerard Pique with sons Sasha and Milan However, Pique said that the couple continue to work from home as the lockdown is a crucial phase in the fight against the deadly Coronavirus. "The reality is that like all of life's changes, you've got to adapt and give it some time. We'll get over this all together," added Pique, who helped raise funds through the concert to battle COVID-19. He has also joined ot..
                 

Throwback to the 5 best moments of La Liga this season

8 days ago  
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1. ter Stegen’s wonder assist When Getafe defender Djene Dakonam sent a ball in behind the Barça defence, Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen was quick from his line to cover. Most keepers would have been content to find row Z with their clearance, especially as Getafe were on top at that point, but not ter Stegen. The German’s measured 60-yard pass sent teammate Luis Suarez clear at the other end and the Uruguayan did the rest to find the net and send his team on their way to a 2-0 victory. 2. De Jong wins Sevilla hearts After arriving at Sevilla last summer, Luuk De Jong quickly won praise from teammates for his work rate and link-play, but just one goal in his first 10 LaLiga games was below the fans’ expectations. Then, with November’s derby against Real Betis locked at 1-1, Ever Banega’s perceptive pass found De Jong in space. The Dutchman smashed the ball to the net, and the winner instantly propelled him into the hearts of rojiblanco s..
                 

Rio Ferdinand's second wife Kate remembers his first wife Rebecca on Mother's Day

14 days ago  
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Ex-England footballer Rio Ferdinand's wife Kate Ferdinand paid an emotional tribute to Rebecca Ellison, the late mother of her stepchildren, on Mother's Day which was celebrated in Britain on Sunday. Kate married former England football star Rio Ferdinand in 2019, following the death of his wife Rebecca in 2015, then 34, due to cancer. Rebecca and Rio, who got married in 2009, have three children, sons Lorenz, 13, Tate, 10 and daughter Tia, eight. Kate Instagrammed a heartfelt message of gratitude to all mothers including Rebecca. "Happy Mother's Day everyone. A special day to appreciate everyone who gives us the love, care and attention we need. Here's to the mums and the ladies in our lives who aren't mums but treat us as if they are. To the ladies that are here and those that are watching over us from heaven. Love has no limits, love is not bound by blood," Kate wrote.       View this post on Instagram Happy Mother’s Day everyone. A special day to appreciat..
                 

The stories behind La Liga club Villarreal

15 days ago  
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The club’s famous nickname The origins behind the club’s El Submarino Amarillo nickname – the ‘Yellow Submarine’ in English – are twofold. One is the striking yellow of the team’s kit; the other, the fact that their fans started singing a Spanish cover of The Beatles’ popular song of the same name to celebrate promotion from the fourth to the third tier back in 1967, just one year after the song was released by the iconic band from Liverpool. The nickname has stuck ever since. Two different names Interestingly, the official name of the football club and the official name of the city it plays in are different. The club’s name uses the Spanish-language spelling ‘Villarreal,’ while the city is officially known as Vila-real in the local Valencian language. The meaning? “Royal Town,” a nod to its foundation by King James I of Aragon back in 1274. The most unique color kit in LaLiga Villarreal are perhaps the brig..
                 

Footballers Paulo Dybala, Paolo Maldini test positive for COVID-19

15 days ago  
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Argentina striker Paulo Dybala said on Saturday that he has become the third Juventus player to test positive for Coronavirus while former AC Milan defender Paolo Maldini revealed that he and his son have also been infected. "Hi everyone. I just wanted to let you know that we have received the Covid-19 test results and that Oriana [Sabatini, his girlfriend] and I are positive," Dybala, 26, tweeted. Paolo Maldini "Fortunately, we are perfectly fine. Thank you for your messages." Italian champions Juventus said that Dybala had been self-isolating since Wednesday. "He will continue to be monitored. He is well and is asymptomatic," said the club in a statement. Later on Saturday, the club said Maldini, now the technical director at Milan, and his son Daniel, 18, a youth team player, were also battling the disease. "Paolo and Daniel are both well and have already completed two weeks at home without contact with others," said a statement from AC Milan. Daniel Maldini "They will now remain in..