Juventus embark on another Serie A season with minimum expectations asking to reclaim the title they’ve been winning for the past eight years. The Bianconeri have been untouchable in Italy over the years and start their new campaign against lowly side Parma.
Juventus have already made quite the buzz in this summer transfer window by signing Dutch sensation Matthijs de Ligt for €85.5 million, but are hungry for more.
Of course, watching them sign prominent midfielders Aaron Ramsey and Adrien Rabiot on free deals is enough to convince one that they’re already swimming in world-class talents capable of beating the best.
For far too long, Juventus have ruled over the Serie A without replicating similar things in the UEFA Champions League. Despite having progressed into the Champions League final twice in the last five years, they’ve failed in the last hurdle, much to the anguish of their supporters.
However, now with a manager in Maurizio Sarri, who won the UEFA Europa League last season and five-time Champions League winner Cristiano Ronaldo, they embark with new hopes.
Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt has acknowledged that he was frustrated with the speculation regarding his future before joining the Bianconeri. The Netherlands international was the subject of interest from several clubs including Barcelona and Manchester United before he made the switch to the Serie A holders.
Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has said that he has the ambition of winning more trophies with Juventus next term. The 34-year-old had an impressive debut season with the Bianconeri last term and he helped them secure an eighth straight Serie A title while contributing 28 goals across all competitions.
Newly-appointed Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has said that he will be aiming to get the best out of Cristiano Ronaldo during the forthcoming campaign. The 60-year-old was recently appointed as the new head coach on a three-year contract after deciding to end his association with Premier League side Chelsea after just one season.
The 2022 World Cup is less than three years away and host nation Qatar have begun to deliver on most of the key construction works. The upcoming World Cup is expected to be the most expensive and Qatar have announced the official cost for the event.
Qatar General Secretary of the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy Hassan Am Thawadi revealed that the total budget for the tournament is around $6 billion.