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  • Life easy next to Messi, says Neymar

    Brazilian star Neymar has given four-time World Player of the Year Lionel Messi the credit for his upturn in form during his second season with Barcelona. Neymar was set up twice by Messi to bag a double against Elche in a 6-0 rout on Saturday to take his tally for the season to 19 goals in just 24…

    AFP
  • Hosts in safety dilemma after reaching Nations Cup knockouts

    By Mark Gleeson EBIBEYIN, Equatorial Guinea (Reuters) - Qualification of hosts Equatorial Guinea for the knockout phase of the African Nations Cup has created a potential safety dilemma for the Confederation of African Football and local organisers. The Nations Cup has already seen spectators…

    Reuters
  • Van Persie unsure over long-term United future

    Robin van Persie admits he doesn't know if he will be offered a new contract when his current deal expires with Manchester United. Van Persie scored 30 goals and won the Premier League title in his first season with United following his move from Arsenal, but last season he struggled for fitness…

    AFP
  • Lampard, Terry turned my career around: Drogba

    By Tony Jimenez LONDON (Reuters) - Didier Drogba has paid tribute to the inspirational way Chelsea team mates Frank Lampard and John Terry helped turn his career around after suffering some difficult times in his early days at Stamford Bridge. The powerful Ivorian striker, signed in a big-money…

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    Is Real Madrid’s Iker Casillas Heading to MLS?

    Is Iker Casillas, goalkeeper for Real Madrid and the Spanish national team, heading to the U.S.? Here he discusses winning the Champions League and bouncing back from a disastrous World Cup. Photo: AP.

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  • Soccer-FIFA presidential candidate Michael van Praag

    NYON, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Factbox on FIFA presidential candidate Michael van Praag -Born Sept. 28, 1947 in Amsterdam. His father Jaap van Praag was chairman of Ajax Amsterdam from 1964 to 1978. Under his presidency, Ajax built a memorable team featuring Johan Cruyff which won the European Cup three…

    Reuters
  • New York City FC isn’t the only MLS expansion club with a PR problem

    Orlando City SC's announced partnership with Chick-fil-A has sparked a social media backlash.

    FC Yahoo
  • Soccer-Greek championship results and standings

    Jan 26 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Greek championship matches on Monday Monday, January 26 Panaitolikos Agrinion 1 Atromitos Athinon 1 Platanias 1 Ergotelis 2 Sunday, January 25 Niki Volos 0 PAOK Salonika 3 awd. ...

    Reuters
  • The sound of silence: The January transfer window

    It's been all quiet on the winter transfer front where once again deals have been muted by high prices and Financial Fair Play.

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  • Former Argentina and Barca player Riquelme retires

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Juan Roman Riquelme, who made 51 appearances for Argentina's national team and also played in Spain for Villarreal and Barcelona, has announced his retirement.

    Associated Press
  • Real Madrid presents latest signing Lucas Silva to fans

    MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid presented its latest signing to hundreds of cheering fans at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium on Monday as FIFA continued its probe into the club's transfer of minors.

    Associated Press
  • Soccer-Bundesliga fixtures

    Jan 26 (Infostrada Sports) - Fixtures from the Bundesliga matches on Monday Friday, January 30 (GMT)VfL Wolfsburg v Bayern Munich (1930) Saturday, January 31 (GMT)Mainz v SC Paderborn (1430) Hamburg SV v Cologne (1430) Freiburg v Eintracht Frankfurt (1430) Schalke 04 v Hanover 96 (1430) VfB…

    Reuters
  • Soccer-Tunisia and DR Congo through as rain hits rivals

    (Adds details, quotes) By Mark Gleeson EBIBEYIN, Equatorial Guinea, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Tunisia and Democratic Republic of Congo reached the African Nations Cup quarter-finals on Monday after they played out a 1-1 draw and Group B rivals Cape Verde and Zambia drew a blank in treacherous conditions.…

    Reuters
  • Soccer-La Liga top scorers

    Jan 26 (Infostrada Sports) - Top scorers of the La Liga on Monday 28 Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) 21 Lionel Messi (Barcelona) 14 Neymar (Barcelona) 12 Carlos Bacca (Sevilla) 10 Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid) Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) 9 Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) Luciano Vietto (Villarreal)…

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    Don't Ban Ronaldo for Three Games, Pleads Edimar - Goal.com

    Cordoba defender Edimar has called on the Spanish football association to avoid handing Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo any further sanction following his red card. The three-time Ballon d’Or winner was dismissed with eight minutes remaining of Saturday’s clash in Andalusia after aiming a kick at…

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  • Brazil wary of player exodus to China

    Brazil fear an exodus of star players to China will damage the domestic league as the national side struggles to overcome the humbling World Cup semi-final defeat to Germany. With most Brazilian clubs laboring under a debt mountain, doubts are increasingly being expressed as to where the…

    AFP
  • American Football - Belichick says '100 percent' Patriots did no wrong

    - A New England Patriots internal investigation shows the NFL club did nothing wrong in the controversy over football inflation levels in a playoff victory, coach Bill Belichick said Saturday.

    AFP