Thursday, 29 January 2015

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With the deadline approaching for candidates to submit their applications, Goal takes a look at the six hopefuls for the most influential role in world football

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The 78-year-old Swiss has outlined his intention to remain at the helm of world football's governing body, despite a number of challengers coming forward in recent weeks

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The new signing from Villarreal will follow in the footsteps of Thomas Vermaelen at the Emirates, while Arsene Wenger has lavished praise upon his latest acquisition

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The midfielder's representative has made it clear the in-demand, former Manchester United starlet will depart Turin within the next 18 months with several clubs linked

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The Frenchman has stressed that he would never play for another European club and also revealed that Pep Guardiola is the greatest coach he has every played under

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The Spanish striker feels the reigning Italian champions can win it all this season and also insists that he and Fernando Llorente can play in the same attacking unit

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The Italy interrnational has decided to accept the San Siro side's offer and will continue his career at the Rossoneri, despite links with a potential move to the Premier League

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The France international, who joined the club for £32 million in the summer, is keen to improve under Manuel Pellegrini but admits he is still adapting to the Premier League

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The third meeting between these two sides in a week could see punters profit from another draw at half time this evening according to our La Liga expert Phil Kitromilides

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The midfielder was dismissed during Wednesday night's loss against Barca and has criticised the Brazilian's provocative behaviour on the field

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The Spanish champions had two men dismissed at the Vicente Calderon, while Arda Turan appeared to throw a boot at an official, but the Argentine has defended his players' behaviour

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

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The Blaugrana boss was thrilled with the way in which his side responded to the concession of an early goal at the Vicente Calderon and their control of the second half

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The Argentine insists his side earned the chance to face Chelsea at Wembley on March 1 but conceded Che Adams' second-half heroics had him fearing for his side

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The Old Lady needed a late goal from Alvaro Morata to triumph at the Ennio Tardini but the Bianconeri boss has dismissed accusations that his side lacked aggression

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Che Adam's double looked set to force extra-time at Bramall Lane before the Dane struck with two minutes remaining to fire Mauricio Pochettinho's men into the League Cup final

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The Brazilian netted twice for the visitors as Diego Simeone's men lost their heads, with Gabi and Mario Suarez both getting sent off and Arda throwing his boot at a linesman

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The Spaniard netted with just over 60 seconds of normal time remaining to keep Massimiliano Allegri's men on course for a domestic double

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The Dane scored in each half to set up a Wembley date with Chelsea after two goals in three minutes from Che Adams had looked set to force extra-time at Bramall Lane

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The Turkey international's boot came off in a challenge and, seemingly incensed at not being awarded a free kick, promptly launched it at the assistant referee