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Cristiano Ronaldo Admits Rivalry With Messi Plays A Role In His Motivation

Cristiano Ronaldo admitted today that the personal competition between himself and Barcelona forward Lionel Messi plays a role in his desire to become the best player in the history of the sport, per an article published in France Football. During the extensive interview with the bi-weekly French magazine, the Real Madrid […]

France Football Prepares Three Ballon d’Or Covers Ahead Of Today’s Announcement

France Football magazine has prepared three possible front covers ahead of today’s 2014 FIFA Ballon d’Or ceremony in Zurich which is scheduled to begin at 20:00 CET (2:00pm EST). Each cover features the three nominees for World Player of the Year: Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel […]

For Manuel Neuer To Win Ballon d’Or, Something Truly Exceptional Has To Happen Says Buffon

Juventus shot stopper Gianluigi Buffon believes that something “truly exceptional” would have to happen in order for German international and Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer to win the 2014 Ballon d’Or. In an interview with FIFA.com, the Italy international tipped Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo to take home his second-consecutive award […]

Gerard Pique Believes Cristiano Ronaldo is a ‘Perfect Machine’

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique describes Cristiano Ronaldo as a “perfect machine,” according to an interview with the Dutch publication Voetbal Magazine. The 27-year-old also revealed that the Portugal international helped him during their time at Manchester United. He also went on to comment about the rivalry between Ronaldo and his current Barcelona […]

Manuel Neuer Takes Subtle Swipe At Fellow Ballon d’Or Candidate Cristiano Ronaldo

During an interview with the German publication Kicker, Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer took a subtle swipe at Cristiano Ronaldo while talking about his chances of securing this year’s Ballon d’Or award. The German international believes that he has a chance of winning the prize, even though he doesn’t have the same […]

WATCH 2013 Ballon d’Or Award Ceremony Live Now [VIDEO]

The 2013 Ballon d’Or Award Ceremony is being streamed live courtesy of FIFA. The 2013 FIFA Ballon d’Or Award will be presented to either Cristiano Ronaldo, Leo Messi or Franck Ribery. The broadcast is being televised and beamed around the world, and will be shown on television and the Internet […]

Men’s Shortlists For FIFA Ballon d’Or 2013 Revealed: Daily Soccer Report

FIFA has announced the shortlist for the men’s Ballon d’Or 2013 honors. The 23 nominees (featuring no English footballers) are: Gareth Bale (Wales), Edinson Cavani (Uruguay), Radamel Falcao (Colombia), Eden Hazard (Belgium), Zlatan Ibrahimović (Sweden), Andrés Iniesta (Spain), Philipp Lahm (Germany), Robert Lewandowski (Poland), Lionel Messi (Argentina), Thomas Müller (Germany), […]

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England vs San Marino, World Cup Qualifying Match: Open Thread

England’s starting line-up for today: Joe Hart, Kyle Walker, Gary Cahill, Phil Jagielka, Leighton Baines, Michael Carrick, Tom Cleverley, Theo Walcott, Wayne Rooney, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Danny Welbeck. England kicks off its World Cup qualification match against San Marino today in front of a sold-out crowd of 90,000 fans at […]

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Arsenal and Tottenham have halted their race for Roma’s Alessandro Florenzi

Things are heating up in North London between Arsenal and Tottenham, with last weekend’s results leaving Spurs only two points behind the rival Gunners, who sit in fourth place in the English Premier League. But it is not just on the pitch where the competition is picking up. Both teams […]