Cristiano Ronaldo scores a 25-yard free kick, wins the FIFA Club World Cup, and says he wants to retire at Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo

2017 Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo says he wants to retire at Real Madrid.
The Portuguese striker made the statement after scoring the only goal in Real’s FIFA Club World Cup final victory over Gremio.
You can watch Ronaldo’s goal right here.

Cristiano Ronaldo wants to retire at Real Madrid.

The Portuguese striker made an official statement just days after reportedly informing lawyers to help lower the £879 million exit clause in his contract, which could attract interest from other clubs, as reported by The Sun.

But after playing a starring role in Real’s 1-0 victory over Gremio in the FIFA Club World Cup final on Saturday, Ronaldo expressed his intention to finish his career with the La Liga giants.

“I would like to retire at Real Madrid if it is possible,” the 32-year-old told the media at a post-match press conference in Dubai.

Real manager Zinedine Zidane added that Madrid is Ronaldo’s home. ‘”It is fundamental for us that Ronaldo stays until the very end,” Zidane told the press. “This is his home. I hope he stays here until the end, until the day he retires. We all know what he can do out on the pitch.”

“If it is possible, yes.”

Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed he would like to retire at Real Madrid. ⚪️ pic.twitter.com/loVOkj8URa

— Goal (@goal) December 17, 2017

Ronaldo’s statement is not the only headline he created as he also scored the only goal in Real’s win over Gremio.

In the 53rd minute of the final in Abu Dhabi, Ronaldo hovered over a free kick from 25 yards. He then fired a low strike through the wall and into the goal, executing what the matchday commentator called a “perfect finish.”

The victory guaranteed a fifth title of 2017 for Real, as it successfully retained the Club World Cup.

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Review: Jay Z embraces his uncomfortable moment in Oakland

Jay Z meant business.

“I didn’t come to (expletive) around with y’all tonight,” the hip-hop star told the packed house of some 17,000 fans at Oracle Arena in Oakland on Saturday night. “Allow me to reintroduce myself.”

In some ways, of course, a reintroduction was not necessary. He is, after all, one of the greatest rappers of all time as well as one of the most famous men on the planet.

But, in other ways, a reintroduction made sense.

That’s because this is not the same old Jay Z. There’s something different about him this time around. And it’s fascinating.

The opening of #JayZOakland show … pic.twitter.com/hi7ZrgKrkF

— Jim Harrington (@jimthecritic) December 17, 2017

Jay Z has dropped his shield on his 13th studio album, this year’s “4:44,” getting real with listeners in ways he probably never imagined as he addresses infidelity and other family matters.

“This next song I’m going to do is the most uncomfortable song I’ve ever written,” he told the audience as he cautiously began to recite the album’s title track and steadily crawl through the painful lyrics:

“Look, I apologize, often womanize/Took for my child to be born, see through a woman’s eyes/Took for these natural twins to believe in miracles/Took me too long for this song, I don’t deserve you.”

Here’s more #JayZOakland pic.twitter.com/7Eu0m5hNnj

— Jim Harrington (@jimthecritic) December 17, 2017

It’s this combination of openness and honesty that really fuels Jay Z’s most intriguing album in at least a decade. But don’t just take my word on it. Just ask Grammy Award voters, who have endorsed Jay Z with eight nominations – more than any other artist – for the big award show next month.

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6 people have died in a horror crash involving multiple cars in Birmingham

Birmingham crash

Six people are confirmed dead after a horrific crash involving multiple cars in Birmingham.
A seventh remains in critical condition.
West Midlands Police say the scene was “very difficult and upsetting.”

Six people have died in a horror crash involving multiple cars in Birmingham at 01.00 local time on Sunday. A seventh remains in critical condition.

West Midlands Police confirmed there had been “a number of fatalities,” that the scene was “very difficult and upsetting,” and first responders were “doing their best.”

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said a man and a woman in the first car were taken to Heartlands Hospital for treatment to “relatively minor injuries.”

A second vehicle involved in the incident was “a black cab” and was on it’s side.

“Sadly, there was nothing that could be done to save the driver and he was confirmed dead at the scene,” the spokesperson said. “The man and woman in the back were rapidly extricated. Unfortunately, it was not possible to save the woman and she was also confirmed dead at the scene.

“The man was taken on blue lights to the major trauma centre at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham with the MERIT trauma doctor travelling with the crew. Sadly, he died at hospital.”

Four men were in the third car, three of whom died at the scene. The fourth was rushed to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.

The stretch of road from Islington Row to Bristol Street is expected to remain closed for the rest of the day.

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Here’s what it’s like being a teenage sailor on the Royal Navy’s most powerful aircraft carrier

17-year-old Able Seaman Callum Hui is the youngest member on-board HMS Queen Elizabeth.
He recently returned from a month-long sea trial.
Callum had the honour of cutting the ceremonial cake for the ships commisioning into the Royal Navy fleet.

Business Insider UK was allowed aboard the HMS Queen Elizabeth, the Royal Navy’s most powerful warship.

While on-board we spoke to the ships youngest sailor, 17-year-old Able Seaman Callum Hui, who recently returned from spending a month away during the ships sea trials.

When asked about how it is being the youngest on the ship, he said:

“It doesn’t feel much different to being, you know, one of the other ship’s company to be honest. I get treated exactly the same as everyone else, everyone on-board is very helpful. The first couple of weeks was a bit rocky, not knowing anyone at work. But making friends has been fine, everyone’s very very helpful.”

The Queen had recently visited the ship to officially commision the carrier into the Royal Navy fleet.

Callum had the honour of cutting the ceremonial cake alongside the captain’s wife, using the captain’s very own sword.

Filmed and Produced by David Ibekwe. Special thanks to Kieran Corcoran

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