Pogba buys American-style ring for France’s World Cup winners

first_img“It’s a small gesture after winning a World Cup with great players. I consider them my family. It’s a small gift from me.”Earlier on Wednesday France midfielder Blaise Matuidi tweeted a photo showing him and Pogba holding the boxes containing the enormous rings.“Unforgettable present for an unforgettable memory. Thanks from the bottom of my heart to the jewellery @paulpogba.” Matuidi wrote.Pogba said he had already made a similar gesture when he left Juventus, where he won four straight Serie A titles, for Manchester United.“I made a small gift to the players when I left,” he said.“It was a small gesture to thank them for the trophies, because we do not play alone, we never win on our own,” he added.Pogba hatched the plan with Antoine Griezmann, a fan of American basketball, where championship rings, which originated in baseball, are common.“A World Cup you do not win it alone, the players were there behind me, they supported me” and despite “criticism”, the group remained “bonded”, Pogba said.“A small gesture like that is nothing because a World Cup is for life, this ring you can lose, but the World Cup you do not lose that,” he said.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Midfielder Paul Pogba hatched the plan to give his France team-mates world championship rings with Antoine Griezmann, a fan of American basketball where such jewellery is common © AFP / Thomas SAMSONCLAIREFONTAINE-EN-YVELINES, France, Mar 20 – “The present has arrived,” said Paul Pogba on Wednesday, confirming he had given all his France team-mates world champion rings modelled on those in many American sports.“We handed them out to the players, the reaction was good, they thanked me,” Pogba told a press conference at France’s training centre.last_img read more

SOCCER: GLENREE BEAT KILMAC IN U14-SHIELD-FINAL

first_imgThe victorious Glenree Utd teamBallyare football grounds was the setting for the girls u14 shield final between Glenree Utd and Kilmac Utd on Saturday. The brilliant football played from these two very competitive teams resulted in a great final match.While all these young ladies were stars in their own right for making it to the final it was Glenree utd that performed brilliantly on the day with a 5 – 1 result in their favour at the final whistle with goals from Emer Sweeney, Laura Dugera, Emer Friel, and two goals from Lauren Carr. All of the Glenree team counted when it mattered.In goals for Glenree was young Claire Friel who made a number of great saves during the match, a great defense of Siobhan Sweeney, Megan McGee, Niamh and Michelle McDevitt. Midfield consisted of Lauren Carr, Emer Friel, Lisa Dugera while up front we had Laura Dugera, Emer Sweeney and Thea Duffy.Subs on the day included, Aisling Green, Emily Pastor and sisters Niamh and Chloe Curran who played superbly also.Many thanks to all the parents and supporters who followed this team giving them lots of support and encouragement during the year. Finally a special thanks to coach Cathal McGinley for all his hard work, dedication, and belief in this young team and helping them achieve their potential.Report submitted by Glenree UtdSOCCER: GLENREE BEAT KILMAC IN U14-SHIELD-FINAL was last modified: August 11th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Glenree UtdKilmac UtdUnder 14 SHield Finallast_img read more