South America

Monday, January 12, 2015

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The former Liverpool man made the side despite sitting out a large chunk of the year through suspension. He is joined in attack by Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Neymar

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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 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 young forward netted his 10th goal of the campaign on Sunday and he is determined to add another 10 in the remainder of 2014-15

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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

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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