Monday, 18 February, 2019

Cristiano Ronaldo transfer sparks protest in Italy

Ballon d'Or Fiat workers livid over Juventus' blockbuster deal with Ronaldo
Cary Erickson | 14 July, 2018, 02:26

After nine years, four Champions League crowns and two La Liga titles with Real Madrid, Ronaldo completed a surprise move to Italy's Serie A earlier this week, saying "the time has come to open a new stage in my life".

Meanwhile, previously had reported that an Italian trade union consisting Fiat workers in Melfi, Italy are proceeding on an industrial action following Ronaldo's €100 million switch to Juventus, reports suggest.

The USB union said that the £99 million required to sign the 33-year-old player to Juventus should have been invested to safeguard the future of Fiat's future of thousands of people, "rather than enriching only one".

For the USB union, the decision means Fiat is missing out on investment.

The same report says that Liverpool FC will make their move to sign Dybala as soon as Ronaldo's move to Juventus is officially confirmed.

Solar eclipse scheduled on Friday the 13th, won't be visible in India
The visual of Solar Eclipse will not be visible to many and only a small part of Antartica would be able to watch the eclipse. Friday 13th is notoriously associated with bad luck and superstition, with many associating the number 13 with bad omens.

The marketing leverage that Juventus will be able to create will be significant. Added to that the likelihood that he will strengthen the team, it seems plausible that they will be more successful domestically and qualify routinely for the Champions League.

The battle over Neymar could be set to dominate a second summer in a row as Real look to do what they can to replace Ronaldo - but PSG aren't going to let him go lightly. He has that now that: "I did it in England, I did it in Spain, I'm going to do it in Italy... and I did it with Portugal".

Workers at the auto company's Melfi plant in southern Italy will walk off the job at 10 p.m. Sunday and remain on strike until 6 p.m. Tuesday, BBC News reported.

That holding company, Exor, owns 64 per cent of Juventus, and 30 per cent of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA).