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Dutch give Koeman first win by cruising past Portugal

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | Ronald Koeman claimed his first win in charge of the Netherlands national team as the Dutch cruised to a comfortable 3-0 friendly victory over an uninspired Portugal in Geneva on Monday. The three-time World Cup runners-up have failed to qualify for this year’s finals in …

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Ronaldo wins fifth Ballon d’Or award

Paris, France | AFP |  Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo won a record-equalling fifth Ballon d’Or award for the year’s best player on Thursday. The Real Madrid forward’s second successive win draws him level alongside Barcelona rival Lionel Messi on five Ballon d’Ors, after beating the Argentinian and Brazilian Neymar. ?⚽ …

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Portgual producing the world’s best on grass, sand and concrete

Madrid, Spain | AFP | Portugal’s favourite son Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to collect a record-equalling fifth Ballon d’Or on Thursday, but the Real Madrid star is not the only Portuguese footballer to be crowned the best in the world. The lesser known Ricardinho and Madjer have dominated their respective disciplines …

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Ronaldo says his ‘brilliance’ bothers people

Lisbon, Portugal | AFP | Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo said Tuesday his “brilliance” annoys people, a day after he was quizzed by a Spanish judge investigating whether he evaded paying millions of euros in taxes. “What bothers people is my brilliance, insects only attack lamps that shine!!!!” the Portuguese wrote …

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Sanchez not for sale, insists Wenger

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Arsene Wenger has reiterated his determination to hold onto Alexis Sanchez and slammed claims the unsettled Arsenal star’s dose of the flu was part of his plan to engineer a transfer. Sanchez has just one year left on his Arsenal contract after refusing to …

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Walcott shines as Arsenal trounce Benfica

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Theo Walcott gave Arsene Wenger a timely reminder of his qualities with a brace in Arsenal’s 5-2 friendly thrashing of Benfica as Alexandre Lacazette made his Gunners home debut in the Emirates Cup on Saturday. Walcott is in danger of being reduced to a …

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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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