Modric, Marta Win The Best FIFA Player 2018 Awards

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Real Madrid’s Croatia midfielder Luka Modric was named Best FIFA Men’s Player of the Year for 2018, while Orlando Pride’s Brazil forward Marta won the women’s award at a ceremony on Monday. Modric won the Champions League with Real and then played a major role in Croatia’s run to the…

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Bundesliga: Germany FA Membership Grows, Boosted By More Women’s Team

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  The German Football Association (DFB) increased its annual membership by 46,000 to reach a total of more than 7.09 million, boosted mainly by more women players and active seniors, it said. The world’s largest national football association, whose team won the World Cup in 2014 but crashed out following…

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La Liga: Messi, Dembele Partnership Fuelling Barcelona Goal Rush

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  Lionel Messi’s blossoming partnership with electric winger Ousmane Dembele has helped Barcelona to four straight wins at the start of the Liga season and the pair will be gunning for more goals at home to fellow Catalan side Girona on Sunday. While some concerns remain about Barca’s away performances,…

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EPL: Southampton Short On Strikers For Liverpool Clash

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  Southampton striker Manolo Gabbiadini is a doubt for Saturday’s Premier League trip to Liverpool because of a hamstring injury, leaving manager Mark Hughes short of options up front. Danny Ings, the Saints’ leading scorer with three goals so far this season, is not eligible to play against parent club…

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CR7 Returns To Spain In Juve’s Champions League Opener

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Fresh from scoring his first goals for Juventus, Cristiano Ronaldo makes an eagerly-awaited return to Spain when the Italian champions play Valencia on Wednesday in their opening Champions League group game. All eyes will be on the Portuguese forward, the all-time top scorer in Europe’s elite competition and a five-times…

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Can Zidane Snatch Man Utd Job?

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By revealing his plans to return to managing soon, Zinedine zidane has fuelled speculation of replacing Mourinho at Man united. The Frenchman has been out of work after leaving Madrid at the end of the 2017 – 2018 campaign immediately after his third successive champion league triumph. He is now being…

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Kanu Calls For More Grass-Roots Support In Africa

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This article was originally published by Insideworldfootball. Two-time former African player of the year Nwankwo Kanu says the continent must step up grass-roots development of players to start fulfilling their potential on the world stage. Despite huge expectations, for the first time since 1982 all African sides at the World…

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African Sports Tourism Summit 2018 Returns After The World Cup

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The African Sports Tourism Summit – the pan-african platform where sports and tourism stakeholders exchange a hand of fellowship, towards socioeconomic growth for Africa and her nations – will return on the 25th of August, 2018, following its postponement because of Russia 2018 World Cup. The event, which is one…

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5 Things To Know About Bayern Munich’s New Manager Niko Kovac

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Niko Kovac has been chosen by Bayern Munich to lead the club in search of a seventh straight Bundesliga title, with his admirable work at Eintracht Frankfurt convincing the record German champions he is the man for the job. Here are 5 things to know about the Croatian 1 – A Berlin boy – Niko…

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Can Chelsea Extend Arsenal’s Loosing Streak?

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Both Chelsea and Arsenal are facing a new era under new coaches Sarri and Unai respectively. The Blues started the season with an away 0-3 win against Huddersfield while the Gunners lost 0-2 to defending champions Man City at the Emirates. Arsenal face another stern test when they meet their…

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Victor Moses Announces shock International Retirement

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Victor Moses has announced his retirement from international football. The announcement was made by Victor Moses himself through a tweet. To say that the announcement was a shock would be an understatement; Moses is still just 27. In his statement, Victor cites some of the usual reasons given in these…

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Can Anyone Stop PSG In Ligue 1 This Season?

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Paris Saint Germain go into the new season with a different manager and hope to better a treble winning season. Can they do it in the Champions League with Tuchel? Paris Saint-German won last year’s French league in a stroll, finishing top of the standings with a 13-point lead over…

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Man City Set Standard For Chasing Pack In EPL

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The bar has been raised by Manchester City and the Premier League title hopefuls know they will have little room for error if they are to challenge Pep Guardiola’s side this season. But while City begin the campaign as firm favourites after their record-breaking title campaign last season, they will…

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“If You Are Scared, You Have Already Lost”- Mikel John Obi

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This article was originally published by The Players’ Tribune I know what you’re thinking. So before I tell you my story, let’s just get that bit out of the way first. It’s been more than a decade and I still get asked this one thing about my time in England.…

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Is Mbappe More Valuable Than Hazard?

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Both Kylian Mbappe and Eden Hazard had a wonderful outing at Russia 2018. Hazard’s midfield mastery was critical to Belgium’s best ever World Cup outing.  Mbappe’s blistering pace made him a target for the biggest clubs in Europe, After CR7’s departure, Madrid are interested in both Hazard and Mbappe With…

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