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FIFA FIFPro World XI

Organised by FIFPro, the body that represents players’ associations from 69 countries.

The world 11 is picked by fellow professional footballers, with 26,516 votes cast this year. (more…)

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Will another goalkeeper win the Ballon d’Or?

The Ballon d’Or is a prestigious award which illustrates the greatest player of the past 12 months.

Surely an award any football player wants to win, this year’s Ballon d’Or is judged solely by a panel of journalists after FIFA and France football parted ways. (more…)

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Euro 2016 preview and tips

The summer is usually the dullest part of the year for football fans, since most of the big leagues are in close season.

That’s unless there’s a major international tournament on the line and Euro 2016 in France is anticipated all around Europe. (more…)

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Five goalkeepers to watch at Euro 2016

Euro 2016 will feature some of the best goalkeepers in the world.

Here are five who will have a major impact on their respective teams’ chances of securing the title as the champions of Europe. (more…)

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The Ballon d’Or – Ecstasy, rage and everything in between

The FIFA Ballon d’Or has passed after months of lobbying and debate,

With Cristiano Ronaldo as expected taking home the greatest individual prize in world football. (more…)

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The case for Manuel Neuer to win the Ballon d’Or

With FIFA having announced the final three-man shortlist for the Ballon d’Or.

Given to the best player in world football for a given year, debate has raged over who should win the award this time around. (more…)

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Toni Kroos and Real Madrid, a match made in heaven?

With Toni Kroos having agreed to join Real Madrid from Bayern Munich for €24 million right after the German World Cup triumph.

Many have questioned which side will benefit the most. (more…)

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World Cup 2014: Best XI

Now that the World Cup is done and dusted, Ian Gurney takes a look at his best starting eleven.

How do your rate the side? (more…)

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The Ballon d’Or: How do you win it?

Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Ronaldinho, Paul Scholes.

Spot the odd one out. (more…)

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Is the allure of the Premier League in decline?

Why are so many world stars beginning to choose other leagues over the beautiful English Premier League?

The Football Writer investigates… (more…)

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