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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 […]

Lionel Messi Deal to Chelsea Is Impossible Says Premier League Club

Chelsea have distanced themselves from the prospect of making a £500million move for Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi. The Barclays Premier League leaders have been linked with Messi following claims in Spain this week that the 27-year-old’s relationship with Barca coach Luis Enrique has broken down. Assistant-coach Steve Holland believes the […]

Chelsea Contact Messi’s Father Amid Growing Concerns Of His Son’s Happiness At Barcelona

According to the Catalan radio station RAC1, Chelsea have contact Jorge Messi, father of Lionel Messi, to gain a better understanding of the player’s situation at Barcelona. For the past few months, speculation has grown that the relationship between Messi and manager Luis Enrique is fractured and has disintegrated beyond repair. Those reports were […]

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 […]

Barcelona Weathered The Early Storm But Luis Enrique Expects More Struggles

Heading into his side’s Champions League Group F match against APOEL today (live on FOX Soccer 2GO at 2:45pm ET for viewers in the US), manager Luis Enrique has confessed that Barcelona had a momentary drop in form following their 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid in late October. Questions about the manager’s […]

Analyzing Who Should Have Made The Ballon d’Or Candidates Shortlist

FIFA’s annual Ballon d’Or shortlist inevitably divides opinion. From the widespread disgust that Wesley Sneijder didn’t receive the award for his outstanding 2010 campaign, where he led his club side, Internazionale, to Champions League glory and then his national side, the Netherlands, to the World Cup final, right through to […]

Two Reasons Why La Liga Should Be Very Worried About Barcelona This Season

Heading into the international break, Barcelona are undefeated and sit on top of La Liga’s table with nineteen points after seven matches. Thus far, the only blemish on the Spanish giants’ domestic schedule was a nil-nil draw against Malaga. The Catalan side have scored nineteen times in the Primera Division and […]

Spain’s ‘Big Three’ Are Separating Themselves From The Rest of La Liga

It should surprise no one that this season’s title challengers in La Liga would come from the Spanish cities of Barcelona and Madrid. Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti and Barcelona boss Luis Enrique spent the summer green-lighting moves for some of the world’s top footballers in an effort to wrestle […]

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