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    Ronaldo ‘confident’ of winning Ballon D’Or

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:12am on November 18, 2017

    Cristiano Ronaldo said on Friday that he was ‘confident as always’ of winning the upcoming Ballon D’Or for best player in the world....

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    Italy’s stars fall back to earth in Serie A

    Agence France-Presse . Milan | Updated at 12:11am on November 18, 2017

    Italy’s stunned internationals return to the mundane setting of Serie A this weekend days after their star status in world football imploded with a shocking...

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    One-legged football ‘king’ melts hearts

    Agence France-Presse . Shanghai | Updated at 12:10am on November 18, 2017

    A one-legged footballer has captured the hearts of millions of Chinese fans after a widely circulated video showed him holding his own against able-bodied opponents...

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    Pochettino hails Wenger as ‘special manager’

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:09am on November 18, 2017

    Arsene Wenger is a ‘special manager’ and one of the greatest innovators in English football, Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino said on Thursday ahead of...

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    Ibra, Pogba back for Utd: Mourinho

    Agence France-Presse . Manchester | Updated at 12:07am on November 18, 2017

    Paul Pogba and long-term injury victim Zlatan Ibrahimovic will make their Manchester United returns against Newcastle United on Saturday, manager Jose Mourinho announced on Friday....

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    No Ramos-Ronaldo rift at Real

    Agence France-Presse . Madrid | Updated at 12:04am on November 18, 2017

    Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane shrugged off reports of a dressing room rift between captain Sergio Ramos and World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo...

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    What’s lurking beyond the usual suspects?

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:05am on November 17, 2017

    Lionel Messi knows the teams he fears most at the 2018 World Cup: champions Germany, Brazil, France and Spain....

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    Italy sack Ventura, target Ancelotti

    Agence France-Presse . Milan | Updated at 12:05am on November 17, 2017

    Gian Piero Ventura’s reign as Italy coach ended on Wednesday after a World Cup qualifying fiasco during which the four-time champions failed to reach next...

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    Russia 2018 WC line-up complete

    Sports Desk | Updated at 12:05am on November 17, 2017

    The FIFA World Cup 2018 lineup has been completed, as Peru are the 32nd and final side to secure a place in Russia after a...

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    Kiwis ‘gutted’ as Peru end World Cup dream

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 12:21pm on November 16, 2017

    New Zealand football fans lamented the end of their World Cup dream Thursday after a 2-0 defeat to Peru, but said the unfancied...

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