Americas

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

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With Chile 2015 just around the corner, BGT takes a look back through some of the more recent editions of the tournament and select 10 of the most memorable encounters

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COMMENT: His 2014 individual triumph was never in doubt, but Cristiano cannot be considered a great until he achieves something with his country - and neither can Leo

Monday, January 12, 2015

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The Portugal international has been voted the best player in the world for 2014 by national team captains, coaches and journalists, with Lionel Messi second and Manuel Neuer third

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The Real Madrid midfielder has bagged the prize for the best goal of 2014 after his outrageous turn and volley against Uruguay at the World Cup

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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 Chilean scored twice and set up the other as Arsenal comfortably saw off Stoke City on Sunday but his team-mate is even more impressed with his work rate and attitude

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The best goalkeeper, defenders, midfielders and forwards of the past year, voted by professionals, will be honoured at the Ballon d'Or Gala. Goal looks at how the system works

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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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The Chilean scored twice after setting up Arsenal's first goal for Laurent Koscielny as the Gunners coasted to a comfortable win over Stoke City at the Emirates Stadium

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The Chilean wants the Frenchman to improve and believes that the centre-back can follow the lead of the Argentine, who also struggled early in his City career

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The Brazil goalkeeper was linked with a move away from the club during protracted contract negotiations, but has agreed a new deal that will keep him in Rio until 2017

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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