Thursday, January 29, 2015

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COMMENT: The four-times African Footballer of the Year has looked out of sorts at the Afcon, unhappy with his team's tactics as his former boss openly touts a move to Inter

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COMMENT: The Manchester City midfielder is unquestionably a Blues legend but he remains a huge threat on the only team capable of denying Jose Mourinho's men the title

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So, here we are again. Dreams up in smoke. Aspirations burnt to ashes and the fiery Bafana Bafana passion that was regained, is now dampened

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ANALYSIS: Goal's Australian and Korean editions compare notes ahead of the eagerly anticipated regional decider, as a crunch game looms in Sydney

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

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ANALYSIS: Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa have been in inspired form for Jose Mourinho's side, although Manuel Pellegrini will surely have been expecting more bang for his buck

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The man who awarded Geoff Hurst's World Cup final goal in 1966 has never been forgotten by England and Germany - but in Azerbaijan, he is a national hero

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Goal took in the action at the Estadio El Teniente, where Mark Gonzalez led the Roja to a come-from-behind win against an Eagles side experimenting with a three-man defence

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COMMENT: Gabi and Mario Suarez were sent off, while Arda Turan faces a ban for throwing a boot at the assistant referee in what was anything but a magnanimous loss

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COMMENT: The playmaker came up trumps again for Mauricio Pochettino's side as his two goals helped drag Spurs over the line to book a League Cup final date with Chelsea

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

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A brace from Neymar and an own goal from Miranda proved to be enough for the Blaugrana, after an intense first half, with the home side ending proceedings with merely nine men

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Christian Eriksen's late goal sent Mauricio Pochettino's men through to the final of the League Cup after they survived an almighty scare against the Blades at Bramall Lane

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Goal took in the action at Estadio de Mongomo, where les Aigles were unable to turn their dominance into a spot in the last eight, as both teams now suffer the drawing of lots

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COMMENT: The Ballon d'Or winner has had a lucky escape as the Spanish authorities deem his behaviour at Cordoba worthy of only a two-game sanction

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From Ginola to Figo, the contenders to take on Sepp Blatter are growing by the day but do any of them have the passion and policies to match Goal's Chief Football Writer?

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COMMENT: The outstanding player of the Cup of Nations has been man-of-the-match in both of his country's games but is focusing his attention on a surprise quarter-final berth

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COMMENT: The Chelsea striker was involved in two stamping incidents as the Blues booked their place in the League Cup final with a win over Liverpool

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PROFILE: The Dutchman has the support of Europe in his quest to become Fifa president, but the support of Asian and African nations for the current chief could be his undoing