Germany

Monday, January 12, 2015

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The Brazil defender and Spanish midfielder were surprisingly selected in the best team of 2014, along with Ballon d’Or trio Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Manuel Neuer

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Speaking ahead of the Ballon d'Or ceremony on Monday, the Portuguese said football is about the present and added that he would be keen to link up with his fellow nominees

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The Italian coach backed the Portuguese to win the Ballon d'Or, while Germany boss Joachim Low claimed goalkeeper Manuel Neuer was responsible for his side's World Cup win

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The Inter new-boy claims that his Arsenal boss did not acknowledge his exit but the German legend believes it is just another example of the striker failing to take responsibility

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The Frenchman is full of ambition and is determined not to make the same mistakes that cost them in the Champions League last year

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ANALYSIS: With this year's winner set to be announced in Zurich on Monday, Goal takes an in-depth look at the three contenders and their amazing statistics during the voting period

Sunday, January 11, 2015

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Lothar Matthaus believes the Ballon d'Or is between the Bayern goalkeeper and Real Madrid forward and claims Arjen Robben has had a better year than Lionel Messi

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DEBATE: The winners of the World Cup, Champions League and La Liga will battle it out for the prize and we want you to tell us which man deserves to be crowned as No.1

Saturday, January 10, 2015

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The 20-year-old Wolfsburg midfielder died in a fatal accident just hours before he was due to fly to South Africa for a winter training camp

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The goalkeeper has been likened to the legendary Germany sweeper for his unique ability to play with the ball at his feet and dictate attacks from his own half

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Reports emanating from Spain said the former Barcelona boss was ready to launch a move for the France centre-back, claims he insists are wide of the mark

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COMMENT: With the Italian champions pursuing the Dutch playmaker instead of the Switzerland star, their transfer chief appears aimless in his market dealings

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COMMENT: Football's most prestigious individual award needs to recognise outstanding contributions in a calendar year – and not be turned into a tacky popularity contest

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The World Cup winner drew criticism for his early-season form but his manager has been delighted with his record signing's desire to return after being sidelined for three months