Thursday, December 25, 2014

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Dortmund forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Lille goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama also make up the three-man pool of players up for the continent's most prestigious solo award

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On December 25, 1914, soldiers from across the trenches on the Western Front laid down their arms to share a game and extend human compassion discouraged by their superiors

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The 48-year-old returns to management after resigning from Watford in December 2013, while the Serie A club have won only one of their last 11 league games

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The Brazil international midfielder has fallen sharply out of favour at White Hart Lane in 2014 and the reigning champions of his homeland are monitoring his situation

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The Germany international star is delighted with how much freedom his club coach gives him in attack and hails the Spaniard's desire to improve their gameplan so constantly

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

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The New York City FC forward backs his former Barcelona team-mate – and new Blaugrana coach Luis Enrique – to silence the doubters at an admittedly "complicated" club

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The Rossoneri vice president denies that the club have an agreement to sign the Atletico Madrid winger but intimates that an offer for him could be presented soon

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Luis Enrique's Blaugrana will fly to the Middle East between Primera Division matches against Villarreal and Athletic Bilbao to take on an as-yet-undecided opponent

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The Borussia Dortmund CEO insists that he is "totally convinced" that the coach is the right man for the job and hints at movement during the January transfer window

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The veteran goalkeeper says that his side can still be proud of their efforts in 2014 and believes that their shootout defeat on Monday will see them strive to do better

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The defender feels tha the Spanish giants have reestablished their fearsome reputation and says that his Champions League equaliser was one of the best moments of his life

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The club president is confident that they can afford heavy investment in the future and says that they will eventually replace the Swede with another global star

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The Brazilian defender feels that Lionel Messi did not do enough in 2013-14 to earn the award and admits that Real Madrid were the worthy winners of the Champions League final

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The Werder Bremen winger will link up with his fellow Dutchman, Ronald Koeman, when the January transfer window opens, with a view to a permanent move in the summer

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The world's best expensive player has been linked with a move to Manchester United in recent weeks, with the manager insisting he would only discuss such matters internally

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

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Uefa spokesman Pedro Pinto insists the pair greeted one another before the Club World Cup and says the Frenchman is saddened by claims he does not like the Portuguese star

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The former Milan boss was left frustrated with his side's "naive" defending for Napoli's second equaliser before they spurned three chances to win the shootout

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The former striker believes the German should feel aggrieved at missing out on the final three, and has backed Paris Saint-Germain to overcome Chelsea in Europe

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The 54-year-old dedicated his 10th major trophy as a coach to the club's supporters and is confident they can continue to reach the same high standards in 2015