Renard fears the worst from Ronaldo

first_imgWorld Cup How do you make Ronaldo less exceptional? The challenge facing Renard’s Morocco Joe Wright 05:26 6/20/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(3) cristiano ronaldo - cropped Getty Images World Cup Portugal v Morocco Morocco Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo Herve Renard admits it could be impossible for Morocco to stop Cristiano Ronaldo, but he is determined to try. Morocco boss Herve Renard has promised his side will do their best to make Cristiano Ronaldo “less exceptional” when they face Portugal in the World Cup on Wednesday.The 33-year-old became the oldest player to score a hat-trick in the tournament in his side’s opening 3-3 draw with Spain, drawing level with Ferenc Puskas as Europe’s most prolific international goalscorer on 84 in the process.Renard’s side head into Wednesday’s match in Moscow in need of a positive result, having been beaten 1-0 by Iran in their opening Group B match, but Renard accepts stopping Ronaldo could prove an impossible task. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move “All I can say is that he’s an exceptional player. That word may not even be enough,” he told a news conference.”We must do everything to make it a less exceptional game for him.”Renard also dismissed the idea of man-marking Ronaldo as a potentially futile tactic, especially since Portugal won the Euro 2016 final over France after their talisman had gone off injured.He added: “If we put three [players] on Ronaldo, I don’t know how we would mark the others. They have so much attacking quality. We mustn’t forget that we’re facing the champions of Europe.”If I have a good memory, he was injured in the final against France and his team-mates managed to make the difference anyway.”Of course, he is the essential element… but we need to sleep well tonight, eh!”If it only happens once in your life that you play Cristiano Ronaldo, you have to be the best you can be.”last_img read more

Alonzo Mourning CoHosts NBA AllStar Weekend Benefit

first_imgThomas A. Rizk, Linda Rizk, and Geoffrey Rizk of Rizk Ventures, LLC and Alonzo Mourning and Tracy Wilson-Mourning of the Mourning Family Foundation co-hosted “Zo’s All-Star Weekend Groove with a Purpose,” a “FUNraiser” on Thursday February 12th, 2015.Thomas A. Rizk, Linda Rizk, Tracy Wilson-Mourning, and Alonzo Mourning at the Rizk Ventures and Mourning Family Foundation EventCredit/Copyright: Owen Kolasinski/BFAnyc.comThe event kicked off the National Basketball Association’s All-Star Weekend. Proceeds from the event benefited the Mourning Family Foundation’s programs and services that support underprivileged youth.“We were excited to co-host this amazing event and team up with Alonzo Mourning and Tracy Wilson-Mourning again,” said Linda Rizk, Co-Founder of Rizk Ventures. “The night was a great success and the money we raised will make a huge difference in the lives of underprivileged children.”The evening included a roundtable discussion titled: The “Power of Influence Through Sisterhood” moderated by Tracy Wilson-Mourning, Gayle King (co-anchor of CBS This Morning and Editor at Large for O, The Oprah Magazine) and musician MC Lyte. The conversation highlighted the empowerment of women that Honey Shine, Inc., a mentoring organization under the Mourning Family Foundation umbrella, provides to girls by encouraging education, advocacy, and leadership.“Our event brought together individuals of influence to celebrate All-Star Weekend and, more importantly, to give back to our community and discuss the powerful impact we can have nationwide,” said Tracy Wilson-Mourning. “We are so fortunate to have young brilliant business minds like Geoffrey Rizk and his family, Tom and Linda and Alexandra, who have committed to supporting us in our endeavors. Their work with our organization has been invaluable.”“We have been long time supporters of Alonzo and Tracy because they have worked tirelessly to champion the needs of children, a core component of our philanthropic efforts at Rizk Ventures,” said Geoffrey Rizk, Managing Partner of Rizk Ventures.“Alonzo and Tracy have had a profound effect on the communities they serve,” stated Klaus Lederer, Managing Partner at Rizk Ventures. “We applaud their efforts and will continue to support these organizations as our business grows domestically and internationally.”Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more