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Five moments that won Ronaldo the Ballon d’Or

Madrid, Spain | AFP | For the fourth time in his career Cristiano Ronaldo was crowned the best player in the world by winning the Ballon d’Or on Monday. So happy and glad to win. Thanks Real Madrid and Portugal National team.amazing year. Simmmmmmm???????? pic.twitter.com/IQCxOA5PLg — Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) December …

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Brazil up to second, Uganda 73rd in World FIFA rankings

Zurich, Switzerland | AFP |  Despite a big win and draw against highly ranked Congo Brazzaville and Ghana recently, Uganda Cranes dropped a place in the latest FIFA rankings released Thursday. Ghana and Congo however tumbled in the rankings. It turns out the 0-1 defeat in a friendly against lower …

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Messi retires from international football

East Rutherford, UNITED STATES | AFP | Lionel Messi sensationally announced his retirement from international football here Sunday after Argentina crashed to an upset defeat against Chile in the final of the Copa America. The heartbroken Barcelona superstar was distraught after missing a spot-kick as Chile snatched victory in a …

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Gritty minnows Iceland hold Ronaldo’s Portugal

Hungary 2 Austia 0 Iceland 1 Portugal 1 Saint-Étienne, France | AFP | Minnows Iceland earned a 1-1 draw with Cristiano Ronaldo-led Portugal on their European championship debut as the superstar forward failed to score as he equalled his country’s apparence record. A superb finish by Nani gave Portugal the …

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Platini ban appeal fails, will quit as UEFA president

Lausanne, Switzerland | AFP | The Court of Arbitration for Sport on Monday rejected an appeal by Michel Platini against a six year ban from football saying it was “not convinced” a $2 million payment from FIFA was legitimate. CAS cut the ban to four years however saying the punishment …

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Sturridge sends Liverpool into Europa League final

Liverpool, United Kingdom | AFP | Daniel Sturridge was involved in all three goals as Liverpool impressively beat Villarreal 3-0 at Anfield on Thursday to set up a Europa League final date with holders Sevilla. Trailing 1-0 from the first leg, Liverpool levelled the tie when Bruno Soriano put through …

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LIVE: Leicester held by Utd , need 2 more points to win title

Manchester, United Kingdom | AFP Manchester United 1 Leicester 1 Southampton 4 Manchester City 2 Football: Martial strikes as Man Utd make Leicester wait Claudio Ranieri’s Leicester City must wait to complete their fairytale Premier League title quest after being held to a 1-1 draw by Manchester United at Old …

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