Saturday, November 17, 2018

Tag "Ballon d’Or"

    Mane, Aubameyang represent Africa on 2017 Ballon d’Or shortlist

Mane, Aubameyang represent Africa on 2017 Ballon d’Or shortlist

The nominees for the 2017 Ballon d'Or have been announced.Senegalese striker Sadio Mane, who plays for Liverpool FC, and Borrusia Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are the only Africans in the running.The usual suspects, Neymar, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Lionel Messi were included on the shortlist.The prestigious award, which was aligned with FIFA from 2010 to 2015, has been won by either Ronaldo or Messi [...]

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    UPDATED: Ronaldo, Aguero, Ibrahimovic shortlisted for 2016 Ballon d’Or

UPDATED: Ronaldo, Aguero, Ibrahimovic shortlisted for 2016 Ballon d’Or

Manchester City duo, Sergio Aguero and Kevin de Bruyne, as well as Zlatan Ibrahimovic of Manchester United, have been nominated for the 2016 Ballon d'Or.Cristiano Ronaldo, who lost the 2015 Ballon d'Or to Lionel Messi, also made the 30-man longlist.Juventus trio, Paulo Dybala, Gonzalo Higuain and Gianluigi Buffon, are some of the names from Serie A, while Borussia Dortmund striker [...]

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    Cannavaro handed 10-month jail sentence

Cannavaro handed 10-month jail sentence

Former Italy captain, Fabio Cannavaro, has been handed 10-month jail sentence for breaching orders to keep out of his property after it was seized by authorities.The 2006 World Cup winner’s property had been seized by Italian police as part of a planning abuse investigation in 2014, but the 2006 Ballon d’Or winner breached orders to not enter the villa.Cannavaro was [...]

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    Ballon d’Or 2014: Ronaldo, Messi, Neuer on final shortlist

Ballon d’Or 2014: Ronaldo, Messi, Neuer on final shortlist

Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Manuel Neuer make up the final shortlist for the 2014 FIFA Ballon d'Or award.The 23-man shortlist was reduced by experts from the FIFA Football Committee and France Football on Monday December 1.Ronaldo, the 2013 winner, is clear favourite to retain the title after a sparkling year with Real Madrid, who he helped to the Champions League [...]

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    Yaya Toure only African on FIFA world player shortlist

Yaya Toure only African on FIFA world player shortlist

Yaya Toure, the Ivory Coast and Manchester City midfielder, is the only African on the 23-man shortlist for the FIFA 2014 men's world footballer of the year award.Toure enjoyed a good campaign with City last season, helping his side to their second Barclays Premier League title in three years.He was also instrumental in his country’s qualification for the FIFA World [...]

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    #OnThisDay Leo #Messi arrived at Barca

#OnThisDay Leo #Messi arrived at Barca

Barcelona posted a tribute to arguably their best ever player, Lionel Messi, on their Twitter page on Wednesday.The Catalan giants showed a picture of the young Argentine's first football license.With the hasthtag #onthisday, they noted that Messi arrived at Barca 14 years ago as a fresh-faced 13-year-old.It was retweeted over 1,500 times within an hour of being published.As well as [...]

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    Ronaldo voted Europe’s best

Ronaldo voted Europe’s best

 Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo has been awarded another personal accolade to add to his growing collection, having been voted the best player in Europe by UEFA – his fourth year among the finalists for the prize.Ronaldo, who already holds the Ballon d’Or award for the best player in the world, beat Germany and Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer and Dutch [...]

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    THE PANEL: Super Eagles should play for a draw — no, a win — against Argentina

THE PANEL: Super Eagles should play for a draw — no, a win — against Argentina

The Super Eagles face already-qualified Argentina in Porto Alegre with a first appearance in the last 16 since 1998 tantalisingly within the grasp of the African champions.Our team of analysts returns to discuss what is now becoming a World Cup rivalry.Which approach should Stephen Keshi adopt against Argentina?Bless Ekene (BE): Why would the team kill themselves for a win when we [...]

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    THE JURY: The biggest moments of the World Cup

THE JURY: The biggest moments of the World Cup

Thirty-two teams, 64 games, 31 days, but one prize — the World Cup! Now, it is here.The tournament gets under way in Sao Paulo today with hosts Brazil facing Croatia, while Nigeria get their campaign up and running against Iran on Monday. TheCable’s team of analysts, dubbed The Three Wise Men — comprising a journalist, Bless Ekene (Editor, i-Soccer magazine), a soccer aficionado, Sunday [...]

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    Ghanaian witch doctor says Ronaldo injury ‘spiritual’

Ghanaian witch doctor says Ronaldo injury ‘spiritual’

“Every team is stronger with Ronaldo,” Portugal’s coach Bento said of his recuperating captain; and a  Ghanaian witch doctor who believes every word of it claims to have "provoked" the Portugal star to be spiritually wounded before the World Cup to  prevent him from facing the Black Stars.The two-time Ballon d’Or winner is suffering from tendonitis and is set to miss [...]

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    Saturday Soccer Special: 3 great battles!

Saturday Soccer Special: 3 great battles!

It is hard to recall a weekend as decisive as this in football.In England, Arsenal will be looking to end a nine-year trophy drought when they take on Hull City in the final of the FA Cup on Saturday evening. But Wigan beat Manchester City in the 2013 final which will give Hull a lot of belief.In Germany, the country's [...]

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    Ronaldo makes Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the World

Ronaldo makes Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the World

Cristiano Ronaldo, the reigning Ballon d’Or winner and one of the most recognisable faces in international sports, has been selected as one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the World.Ronaldo, 29, is one of five athletes to make the list, joining the NBA’s Jason Collins, NFL’s Richard Sherman, tennis player Serena Williams and 17-year-old female golf phenom, Lydia Ko.Writing [...]

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