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Caribbean clubs learn fate in CCL group draw

The draw for the next edition of the CONCACAF Champions League (CCL) took place on Wednesday night at the association’s headquarters. 24 teams were filtered into eight groups of three, including three Caribbean clubs: Bayamon, Waterhouse and Alpha United. Puerto Rican side Bayamon has probably benefited the most from the draw, named in Group 8 [...]

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PICTURES: Rangers new kit out

PUMA® unveiled Ranger’s new third kit, which will be worn by the team throughout the 2014/15 season and on their pre season tour of America and Canada. Grounded in heritage but designed with innovation, the kit meets the demands of both players and fans. The design features tipping on the sleeve cuffs, with 1872 detailing [...]

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Excellent Draw should see Messi Lead Argentina through to Latter Stages of the World Cup

The 2014 World Cup in Brazil is now just a couple of weeks away and the attention of football fans is starting to turn towards the tournament in South America. All of the qualified nations are eyeing up a successful event and one of those is certainly Argentina who have been well backed for World [...]

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Youthful Squad Provides Feel Good Factor for England World Cup Chances

After months of speculation, Roy Hodgson named his 23-man England squad for the World Cup in Brazil and preparations for the tournament can now begin in earnest this week with the first of three warm-up matches taking place against Peru at Wembley on Friday night before jetting off to Miami where they will face Ecuador [...]

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VIDEO: Former Manchester United striker scores quality goal

Dimitar Berbatov has scored a fantastic goal for Monaco today.

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Paris Saint-Germain prove they are more than just pretenders with victory over Chelsea

Paris Saint-Germain dispelled the belief that the perceived lack of competition in Ligue 1 would hinder their chances in the Champions League with a 3-1 victory over Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea at the Parc des Princes this evening, despite giving up a one goal lead inside the first half. Much was made of the attacking qualities [...]

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Why are Real Madrid fans booing former Manchester United superstar?

During Real Madrid’s 5-0 win over Rayo Vallecano, Cristiano Ronaldo was booed by Real Madrid fans. Ronaldo had already scored once but was presented with another opportunity at 4-0 but he missed. Team mate Alvaro Morata was in a better position to score so the fans turned on the Ballon d’Or winner. After the game, [...]

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Uniting France through football and laughter – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Love him or hate him, there is no denying that Zlatan Ibrahimovic gets a lot of people talking. Whether it is for his off the pitch antics or his creativity in front of goal, it’s hard to find a footballer capable of still dividing so many opinions. “Overrated”, “never turns up when needed” or “cocky” [...]

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PICTURE: Ex-Manchester City boss and his many scarves

Roberto Mancini will play against Chelsea in the Champions League this week with his new side Galatasaray. Bobby Manc, as he was referred to by Manchester City supporters, often used to don their colours on the touchline. However, it turns out he did exactly the same at Inter Milan before joining the blues, and has [...]

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Barcelona star: I picked Manchester United over Arsenal

Ahead of Barcelona’s Champions League game against Manchester City, Gerard Pique has spoken to the press upon his return to Manchester, the city he lived in for three years when playing for United. Pique has revealed that Arsenal approached him first in 2004 but he made the decision to join United after former manager, Sir [...]

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Pique: Ronaldo helped me a lot when I joined Manchester United

Gerard Pique has reflected on his relationship with Cristiano Ronaldo who, despite them now being rivals in Spain, helped him a great deal when they were both at Manchester United. “If I always speak well about Cristiano it’s because I like him,” he said. “People can draw their own conclusions from the gestures and comments, [...]

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Former Manchester United man will retire at Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo’s agent, Jorge Mendes, has given an interview with the daily paper ABC. “Ronaldo dedicates every hour of his life to becoming the best in the world,” he said. “He makes progress every day, because he wants to make progress. He wakes up every day with that yearning to evolve. He only lives for [...]

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Haiti prepare for new adventure under guidance of Marc Collat

It was this week confirmed that Marc Collat will manage the Haiti national football team, signing a renewable two-year contract. Previous boss Israel Cantero is no more as Haiti prepares for a fresh challenge under fresh management. Collat was formally presented to the media by the President of the Haitian Football Federation (FHF), Yves Jean-Bart, [...]

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Dutch Eredivisie Preview: Ajax V PSV Eindhoven

KO: Sunday 19th January 2014. Eredivisie action returns after the festive break and 2014 kicks-off with an absolute belter at the Amsterdam Arena as two Dutch powerhouses compete for bragging rights once more. The table suggests it should be three points for the hosts and the impetus should be with Frank de Boer’s side following [...]

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England manager voted for Manchester United striker at Ballon d’Or

Cristiano Ronaldo was tonight voted the best player in Europe after winning the Ballon d’Or for the first time since 2008 when he was at Manchester United. Along with the Brazilian Ronaldo, they are the only players to have a five year stretch between claiming the award. England manager Roy Hodgson voted for Cristiano Ronaldo [...]

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Who were Liverpool captain’s top three for Ballon d’Or?

Cristiano Ronaldo was tonight voted the best player in Europe after winning the Ballon d’Or for the first time since 2008 when he was at Manchester United. Along with the Brazilian Ronaldo, they are the only players to have a five year stretch between claiming the award. Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard, as part of his [...]

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INFOGRAPHIC: Ronaldo vs Messi – Ballon d’Or

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Mad Mario signs for PUMA

PUMA is proud to announce a new long-term partnership with the International Icon Mario Balotelli. The Italy Striker becomes the latest sporting sensation to join PUMA’s family of star players and athletes that includes Usain Bolt, Sergio Agüero, Cesc Fàbregas, Marco Reus, Radamel Falcao and Rickie Fowler. Never out of the news for long, Balotelli [...]

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