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    UCL REVIEW: Liverpool out… Juve, Monaco progress to knock-out stage

UCL REVIEW: Liverpool out… Juve, Monaco progress to knock-out stage

Liverpool are out of the UEFA Champions League (UCL) after playing a 1-1 draw with Basel on a night they needed a win.Basel took an early lead through Fabien Frei before Reds substitute Lazar Markovic was sent off midway through the second half.Steven Gerard's free-kick gave the home side hope with 10 minutes remaining but the Swiss held on [...]

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    UCL PREVIEW: It is all or nothing for Liverpool at Anfield

UCL PREVIEW: It is all or nothing for Liverpool at Anfield

Qualification for the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League (UCL) is up for grabs when Liverpool and Basel meet at Anfield in final group match.Basel are second in Group B with a two-point advantage over the Reds, and need only draw to secure their first knockout-stage appearance since 2011/12.Liverpool require three points to reach the round of 16 for [...]

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    UCL PREVIEW: Liverpool set for ‘Real thrashing’ in Madrid?

UCL PREVIEW: Liverpool set for ‘Real thrashing’ in Madrid?

Real Madrid host Liverpool looking for the victory that will guarantee their progress to the knockout rounds of the UEFA Champions League (UCL).Buoyed by their 3-0 win at Anfield – Liverpool’s heaviest home defeat in Europe – the 10-time champions are expected to continue their fine run of 11 victories in their last 11 games in all competitions.Third-placed Liverpool are [...]

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    UCL PREVIEW: ‘Hurricane on the field’ of Anfield

UCL PREVIEW: ‘Hurricane on the field’ of Anfield

Brendan Rodgers, the Liverpool manager, has predicted a “hurricane on the field” when his side clash with Real Madrid at Anfield on Wednesday night UEFA Champions League (UCL) tie.Two of the great names of European Cup football meet on match-day three when the Reds host the defending champions in Group B.And Rodgers expects an explosive game.“The hurricane will be on [...]

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    UCL PREVIEW: David v Goliath as Ludogorets host Madrid

UCL PREVIEW: David v Goliath as Ludogorets host Madrid

Ludogorets play their first home game in the UEFA Champions League on match-day two when holders Real Madrid visit Sofia.No one is giving the home side a chance in this game. For Ludogorets to even get a point, the Bulgarian champions for three consecutive seasons will have to play at the very top of their game and hope – better still, [...]

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    Oliseh: Tavecchio’s appointment ‘a dark day for football’

Oliseh: Tavecchio’s appointment ‘a dark day for football’

Carlo Tavecchio of the "banana eaters’" fame has been appointed Italian Football Federation president and former Super Eagles midfielder, Sunday Oliseh, is unhappy.According to Oliseh, the development represents a "dark day for football".Tavecchio caused a stir during his election campaign after making a racist comment about some players being "banana eaters". The 71-year-old has since apologised for his remark, but [...]

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    Evra: Leaving United was difficult

Evra: Leaving United was difficult

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    King Drogba returns to Chelsea

King Drogba returns to Chelsea

Chelsea have announced the re-signing of legendary striker, Didier Drogba, on a one-year contract.Drogba left Chelsea on a dramatic high in 2012, scoring the winning penalty in the shootout that clinched the UEFA Champions League title against Bayern Munich – the crowning moment of an eight-year stay with the Blues.The 36-year-old joined Shanghai and then Galatasaray, but once his contract with [...]

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    Oliseh in FIFA committee that gave Messi Golden Ball

Oliseh in FIFA committee that gave Messi Golden Ball

Former Super Eagles captain Sunday Oliseh is a member of the prestigious FIFA technical study group that awarded Argentina captain Lionel Messi the Golden Ball as the best player of the 2014 World Cup.The 13-strong committee, which analyses matches at international tournaments, was set up after the 1966 World Cup to monitor trends and developments in the game. But their [...]

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    COUNTDOWN 17: Benzema and Ribery eye top spot for Les Blues

COUNTDOWN 17: Benzema and Ribery eye top spot for Les Blues

Two stars who would be looking to lead France back to the top of the pile are Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema and Bayern Munich’s Franck Ribery.Both players have put their sex scandals behind them to enjoy a hugely successful season with their respective club sides. While Ribery has been integral to Bayern’s continued success with four titles this season, Benzema [...]

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    COUNTDOWN 18: Shaqiri to lead Swiss renaissance in Brazil

COUNTDOWN 18: Shaqiri to lead Swiss renaissance in Brazil

Switzerland’s national football team is in the middle of a renaissance; and it is being spearheaded by their star man and playmaker, Xherdan Shaqiri.The 22-year old former Basel FC youngster earned himself a dream move to European giants, Bayern Munich, and has been an integral part of the club’s plan.The sturdy winger has rubbed shoulders with both Franck Ribery and [...]

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    Who says football is about the trophy? It’s the money!

Who says football is about the trophy? It’s the money!

Football, it is said, is all about winning trophies. But is it really the trophy that drives the determination or the money?Findings have shown that winners rake in funds in millions from football competitions. Here is a compilation of monetary prizes attached to some football competitions.World CupThe 2014 FIFA World Cup, the 20th edition of the FIFA World Cup, which is scheduled [...]

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    Why Madrid’s La Decima dream will not happen on Saturday

Why Madrid’s La Decima dream will not happen on Saturday

Real Madrid will not win their much-coveted tenth UEFA Champions League trophy because they knocked out the title holders.If statistics from previous games in the competition are to be believed, Real Madrid’s 5-0 aggregate score line win over last season’s winner, Bayern Munich will be their undoing.The 2013-14 UEFA Champions League is the 59th season of Europe’s premier club football [...]

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    Lis-BURN! Real, Atletico set Portugal on fire

Lis-BURN! Real, Atletico set Portugal on fire

The last and arguably most prestigious trophy in European competition is up for grabs, as Real Madrid play Atletico Madrid – their nearest but far-from-dearest rival – in Saturday’s UEFA Champions League final at the Estadio da Luz, Lisbon, Portugal.In a special preview of the game, TheCable spoke to Mutiu Adepoju (from his base in Spain) and Dimeji Lawal – [...]

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