Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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    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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    Barcelona crush PSG to achieve greatest Champions League comeback

Barcelona crush PSG to achieve greatest Champions League comeback

Barcelona on Wednesday overturned a 4-0 deficit to send Paris Saint-Germain out of the UEFA Champions League with three goals in the final minutes at Camp Nou.Luis Enrique's men surmounted the seemingly impossible task to qualify for the quarter-finals of the competition.The Blaugrana who hosted PSG knew they had to produce one of the most memorable nights in the club's [...]

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    Suarez: It’s not yet over for Arsenal

Suarez: It’s not yet over for Arsenal

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    Messi named UEFA Best Player in Europe

Messi named UEFA Best Player in Europe

Lionel Messi has been named the UEFA Best Player in Europe for the 2014-15 season for helping Barcelona to a treble of trophies.The Argentine accepted the trophy from Mitchel Platini, president of UEFA, at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco.Messi, recipient of the inaugural prize in 2011, finished ahead of Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo and club-mate Luis Suarez in a live [...]

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    MLS-bound Gerrard proves God’s sense of humour

MLS-bound Gerrard proves God’s sense of humour

For a Manchester United fan, the memory of the retiring-from-the-Barclays Premier League-Steven Gerrard can be summarised in a popular idiom: what goes around comes around.Or better still: God has a wicked sense of humour!A great midfielder no doubt but when I think of Steven G (shhh…this is between us: I’m a Man U fan), I don’t remember the caps he [...]

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    Barcelona advance to Champions League final

Barcelona advance to Champions League final

Barcelona lost 3-2 to Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena, but qualified 5-3 on aggregate to reach the UEFA Champions League final.Barca will now meet either Juventus or Real Madrid in Berlin.The Germans could not overcome the 3-0 loss at Camp Nou last week but began the second leg in an explosive manner.With just seven minutes into the match ex-Roma [...]

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    Ronaldo receives shared Golden Boot award

Ronaldo receives shared Golden Boot award

Cristiano Ronaldo has won the Golden Boot award as Europe’s top goal scorer for the 2013-14 season.The Real Madrid star was recognised after scoring 31 Liga goals last season, meaning he shares the award with Barcelona's Luis Suarez, who matched his total while still with Liverpool.Ronaldo received the award from club president Florentino Perez and said in a speech that [...]

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    City win BPL first heavyweight clash

City win BPL first heavyweight clash

A Stevan Jovetic double and a third to Sergio Aguero helped Manchester City beat Liverpool 3-1 in the first heavyweight clash of the new season on Monday.With new signing Mario Balotelli watching from the stands, last season’s runners-up Liverpool looked lively at Etihad Stadium, but an error from debutant Alberto Moreno allowed Jovetic to smash the ball home after 41 [...]

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    Goal 50 Award: Ronaldo wins, Enyeama 27th

Goal 50 Award: Ronaldo wins, Enyeama 27th

Real Madrid forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, has won the Goal 50 award for the world’s best footballer after scoring 51 goals in all competitions for both club and country.The Portuguese, who won the Copa del Rey and UEFA Champions League with Real Madrid, claims the trophy from digital football brand, Goal.com for the third time.Nigeria goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama, was also named [...]

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    Suarez makes ‘lifelong dream’ move to Barca

Suarez makes ‘lifelong dream’ move to Barca

Liverpool have confirmed that Luis Suarez will be leaving the club after a transfer agreement was reached with Barcelona.The Reds have agreed a fee with the Catalan giants and the Uruguay international will sign for them after undergoing a medical.Barcelona have confirmed the move and said that Suarez will sign a five-year contract with them and be presented next week. [...]

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    Colombia make first ever World Cup quarterfinal

Colombia make first ever World Cup quarterfinal

Colombia have reached the quarter finals of the World Cup for the first time in their history after comfortably beating Uruguay 2-0 at the Maracana Stadium on Saturday.The team of the tournament so far set up a mouth-watering tie with hosts Brazil in Fortaleza on Friday, after James Rodriguez stole the headlines once again for Jose Peckerman’s men.Rodriguez, 22, scored [...]

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    10 notable moments of the World Cup 1st round

10 notable moments of the World Cup 1st round

On the field and off it, we recount the beautiful and ugly moments of the first round of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.RVP’s wonder goal against SpainRobin van Persie's wonderful diving header for Holland against Spain is destined to be among the defining moments of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. No controversies.The goal came when Daley Blind fired a [...]

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    Suarez booted out of World Cup for biting Chielini

Suarez booted out of World Cup for biting Chielini

Two days after top Uruguay striker Luis Suarez bit Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini during the Group D stage of the ongoing World Cup, FIFA has placed a nine-match ban and four-month suspension from any football activity on him.Suarez, whose brace sent England out of the tournament, will be missing in action when Uruguay face Colombia at Rio de Janeiro on [...]

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    What’s it about human flesh that Suarez can’t stop biting?

What’s it about human flesh that Suarez can’t stop biting?

Not for the first time. Not for the second time.It is the third time, in fact, that Luis Suarez has been accused of biting an opponent.Following on from a seven-game suspension for biting Otman Bakkal while he was playing for Ajax.And the time he munched down on Branislav Ivanovic while playing for Liverpool in 2012, an action that earned him [...]

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    Uruguay dump Italy out of World Cup

Uruguay dump Italy out of World Cup

Uruguay made it to the last 16, thanks to Diego Godin’s late goal. However, they will have to wait to see if Luis Suarez will join them, after he appeared to bite defender Giorgio Chiellini in the victory.Captain Diego Godin scored in the 81st minute as Uruguay edged 10-man Italy 1-0 to reach the second round of the World Cup. [...]

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    Half-fit Suarez pushes England closer to World Cup exit

Half-fit Suarez pushes England closer to World Cup exit

Luis Suarez made an instant impact on his return from injury with two goals for Uruguay in the 2-1 win over England in a match tagged by the local media in Brazil as ‘the game of the desperate’.After both sides lost their opening games to Costa Rica and Italy respectively, this one was no doubt for brave.Suarez hadn't played [...]

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