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Real Madrid president meets with Vinicius following racism incident



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The entire footballing community is coming together to show support for Vinicius Jr after the winger was subjected to racist attacks once again during Real Madrid’s La Liga clash against Valencia.

The 22-year-old has been targeted by opposition fans on numerous occasions over the course of the campaign. The incidents have largely occurred in away stadiums in La Liga with the winger facing no such issues during matches in the UEFA Champions League.

Naturally, Vinicius lashed out at La Liga and its president Javier Tebas, asking them for actions and punishments against those involved in these vile incidents.

Vinicius has received a swell of support from his teammates for club and country, as well as opposition players and managers, with Barcelona boss Xavi among those condemning the attacks against him.

The presidents of FIFA and RFEF have also spoken out in support of Vinicius after what went down at the Mestalla last night.

And, earlier today, Real Madrid president Florentino Perez met with the former Flamengo wonderkid to speak to him and show his support for the youngster.

The Merengues’ president is understood to have assured Vinicius that the club will take every possible step to defend and support him and ensure actions are taken against those who targeted him with racial slurs during the Valencia clash.

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Brazil not giving up on pursuit of Ancelotti: “Haven’t thrown in the towel yet”



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Speaking to the media, Brazil Football Confederations (CBF) president Ednaldo Rodrigues has claimed that the Selecao have not given up on their pursuit of Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti, despite the Italian stating that he will not leave the club.

Brazil have been without a manager since the World Cup in Qatar last year, following which Tite stepped down. The CBF have made Ancelotti their top target and have been pursuing his signing for months but to no avail.

The 63-year-old Italian tactician has, on more than one occasion, made it clear that he will be at Real Madrid next season, with his contract expiring in 2024.

However, CBF president Rodrigues is adamant that Ancelotti’s statements are due to him being cautious as he is under contract at Real Madrid and that the Selecao are not prepared to give up on their quest to appoint him as of yet.

“We made a plan, that ‘Plan A’ is the one you know, Ancelotti, and as they say in the ‘ring’ (boxing), I haven’t thrown in the towel yet,” Rodrigues said (h/t Mundo Deportivo).

“Because of contracts, people are cautious,” he added.

Ancelotti, for his part, has repeatedly stated that he does not intend to leave Real Madrid unless he is forced out of the club.

Despite missing out on the La Liga and the UEFA Champions League titles last season, the club continue to back the veteran Italian and are planning for next season with him in charge.

So, despite Rodrigues’ confidence and perseverance, it is extremely unlikely that Ancelotti will be leaving Real Madrid for Brazil this summer.

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