BREAKING: Alfredo Di Stefano in critical condition after heart attack

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The Blond Arrow is fighting for his life.

Legendary Spain, Argentina and Real Madrid scorer Alfredo Di Stefano is in an intensive care unit at the Gregorio Marañon hospital in Spain after suffering a heart attack. He is reportedly in critical condition.

Di Stefano won five European Cups with Real Madrid and 13 top-flight championships across three leagues. He also helped Argentina to the 1947 Copa America as a 21-year-old.

From our friends at Soccerly:

Di Stefano, who had celebrated his 88th birthday just yesterday, suffered the health crisis near the Santiago Bernabeu stadium, where he was attended by a unit of Samur; a specialized and highly qualified emergency system in Madrid.

After performing CPR for over 18 minutes, medics were able to revitalize Di Stefano. However, his previos health background, which include a previous heart-attack,  and advanced age maintain him in a very delicate condition.

The former Argentine & Spanish International is regarded as one of the best players to have stepped on a pitch, having won a long list of individual honors with Real Madrid, River Plate and Millonarios.

It’s very difficult to overstate how big of a playing career Di Stefano had before moving on to become “honorary president” of Real Madrid. The Argentine scored six times in six matches for his birth nation before netting 23 times in 31 matches for Spain.

Di Stefano was an incredible performer at club level, too, scoring 49 goals for River Plate, 90 for Millonarios and 216 for Real Madrid in league play (plus many more in Europe).

He is regarded as perhaps the best player to have never appeared in a World Cup, as Argentina did not participate in 1950 and 1954 and Spain did not qualify in 1958.

LIVE, AT THE HALF: Rampant Arsenal lead Chelsea in FA Cup final

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Arsenal lead Chelsea 1-0 at half time of the 2016-17 FA Cup final, but they should be so much further ahead.

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Alexis Sanchez put Arsenal ahead in controversial fashion as Aaron Ramsey was clearly in an offside position and flagged for offside, but referee Anthony Taylor overruled his linesman to allow the goal to stand.

Ramsey didn’t touch the ball but was remarkably close to it when Sanchez raced through to score.

Mesut Ozil, Danny Welbeck and Ramsey had further chances to score with Gary Cahill twice clearing off the line, while Chelsea had two chances through Diego Costa but he couldn’t convert.

Click on the link above to follow all the action from Wembley live.

What a first 45 minutes!

VIDEO: Moving tribute to Manchester bombing victims at FA Cup final

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At the FA Cup final on Saturday at Wembley there was a moving tribute to the people killed in the Manchester bombing attack earlier this week.

On Monday a suicide bomber killed 22 people and injured a further 67 after detonating a bomb outside Manchester Arena following an Ariana Grande concert.

Ahead of the FA Cup final, Arsenal and Chelsea came together to salute everyone impacted by the atrocity.

Watch the moving video below as 90,000 stood in silence to show their solidarity.


WATCH: Sanchez scores hugely controversial goal in FA Cup final

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Alexis Sanchez’s goal put Arsenal 1-0 up early on in the FA Cup final against Chelsea in hugely controversial fashion.

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Initially the goal was called out for offside on Aaron Ramsey who didn’t touch the ball but was mightily close to the action, but referee Anthony Taylor overruled his linesman and gave the goal.

There was also a hint of a handball on Sanchez’s part as the ball ricocheted off him in a tackle.

Watch the video below as Chelsea were left fuming but Arsenal didn’t care…

Day Eight: All the action from the U20 World Cup

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The U-20 World Cup in South Korea continues to provide plenty of drama.

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In Group C already-qualified Portugal fought back from 1-0 down against Iran to win 2-1 and sealed their spot in the last 16, while Costa Rica join both Portugal and Zambia in the knockout rounds after they beat Zambia 1-0.

Italy led Japan 2-0 in Group D but Japan fought back to make it 2-2 as they made it through to the last 16 alongside Italy and Uruguay. Elsewhere in Group D Uruguay and South Africa played out a 0-0 draw with Uruguay already through to the knockout rounds (they have yet to concede a goal) and South Africa heading home.

The final set of group games take place on Sunday with Groups E and F coming to a close, including the U.S. facing Saudi Arabia as Tab Ramos’ men aim to seal a spot in the last 16.

Three of the eight last 16 matches have now been confirmed with England facing Costa Rica, Venezuela taking on Japan and hosts South Korea will play Portugal.

Click on the link above for all the latest news from the U-20 World Cup, while below are video highlights from Saturday’s four games in Groups C and D.


Group C – Portugal 2-1 Iran

Group C – Costa Rica 1-0 Zambia

Group D – Japan 2-2 Italy

Group D – Uruguay 0-0 South Africa