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In Pictures: Some Of The Biggest Football Stories Of 2017

2017 saw another packed year in the football calendar, with any number of records broken and Ireland’s World Cup hopes torn apart at the Aviva. The Champions League was retained for the first time in its current format, the transfer record was shattered and Lionel Messi’s ongoing battle with Cristiano Ronaldo to be crowned the best player ever continued. At …

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Italian Legend Andrea Pirlo To Retire At The End Of The Year

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 13: Andrea Pirlo #21 of New York City FC looks on during the match against the Toronto FC at Yankee Stadium on March 13, 2016 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

New York City midfielder Andrea Pirlo will officially call time on his playing career at the end of the year. The former AC Milan and Juventus playmaker made the announcement to Gazzetta dello Sport, saying that his physical limitations are now catching up with him and it is now time to give younger players a chance: “You realise that the …

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Paul Pogba: It’s Time To Separate The Man From The Marketing

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When Paul Pogba and his Manchester United teammates were lifting the Europa Leauge trophy aloft last week, few people seemed as genuinely apoplectic as Graeme Souness. The TV3 pundit had just watched the Premier League side brush aside a somewhat listless Ajax side, and yet he was like a dog with a bone regarding his criticism of Pogba, as he …

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Opinion: Football Managers Need To Be Charismatic Actors

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Managers need to be more and more charismatic to survive modern day football. It is often said that you are either born with charisma or not. It’s a hard thing to define but there is an aura about certain people that commands attention and inspires devotion. Frank Sinatra had charisma. Marilyn Monroe had it. Margaret Thatcher had it. Kurt Cobain …

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Brazil Legend Ronaldo Names Star-Studded ‘All-Time’ XI

Football, 2002 FIFA World Cup Finals, Kobe, Japan, 17th June 2002, Brazil 2 v Belgium 0, Ronaldo celebrates after scoring Brazil's 2nd goal (Photo by Bob Thomas/Getty Images)

Having played for some of the biggest sides in the world, Brazilian legend Ronaldo would have played with (and against) some of the biggest superstars the game has ever seen. The 39-year-old played for the likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid, AC Milan and Inter across an 18-year career, as well as winning the World Cup twice with Brazil. When asked …

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Andrea Pirlo Pays Tribute To Paul Pogba Ahead Of Manchester United Move

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 10: Paul Pogba (L) of Juventus celebrates his goal with Andrea Pirlo of Juventus during the match between the A-League All Stars and Juventus at ANZ Stadium on August 10, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Joosep Martinson/Getty Images)

Ahead of his world-record transfer to Manchester United, Paul Pogba has received a ringing endorsement from his former Juventus teammate Andrea Pirlo. The pair played together in the Juve midfield for three years before Pirlo’s move to New York City in 2015, and the former Italian international has praised Pogba’s attitude as well as his talent. Speaking to the Mirror …

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Andrea Pirlo Still Has High Hopes For Liverpool Flop

COLLECCHIO, ITALY - NOVEMBER 12: Andrea Pirlo and Mario Balotelli (R) during Italy training session on November 12, 2012 in Collecchio, Italy. (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)

Italian legend Andrea Pirlo has been speaking of his disappointment in Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli. The pair played together for the Italian national side in the early part of this decade, and at that time Pirlo thought the world was witnessing the development of one of the best talents in Europe. He reached the height of his powers when he …

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Cristiano Ronaldo Named In UEFA Fan-Voted All Time European Championship XI

L'VIV, UKRAINE - JUNE 13: Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal gestures during the UEFA EURO European Championships 2012 group B match between Denmark and Portugal at Arena Lviv on June 13, 2012 in L'viv, Ukraine. (Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images)

Ahead of the European Championships beginning in France this week, UEFA asked fans to name their all-time Euros starting lineup. More than 3.5m votes were cast, and in the end a team of eleven was chosen from 50 nominees. After more than 3.5m votes, here is your EURO #alltime11…#EURO2016 pic.twitter.com/d4UmMSfYQ7 — UEFA EURO 2016 (@UEFAEURO) June 7, 2016 Goalkeeper: Gianluigi Buffon (Italy) …

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A ‘Best XI’ Of Players Not Going To Euro 2016

PORTO ALEGRE, BRAZIL - JUNE 15: Karim Benzema of France celebrates after scoring his team's third goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group E match between France and Honduras at Estadio Beira-Rio on June 15, 2014 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Euro 2016 kicks off in anger at the Stade de France on June 10th, but some of Europe’s top players will have to watch it at home on their televisions. There can, of course, only be room for 552 players – and for whatever reason (injuries, suspensions, arguments with the manager etc.) some will miss out. There are more players …

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Andrea Pirlo Misses Out As Italy Name Squad For Euro 2016

MANAUS, BRAZIL - JUNE 14: Andrea Pirlo of Italy controls the ball against Daniel Sturridge of England during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between England and Italy at Arena Amazonia on June 14, 2014 in Manaus, Brazil. (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)

Italy manager Antonio Conte has decided against using Andrea Pirlo at this summer’s European Championships in France. He follows a host of star names that will not be at Euro 2016, whether due to injury or non selection. Diego Costa, Fernando Torres, Juan Mata, IIkay Gundogan, Theo Walcott, and Marco Verratti are just some of the star names that will …

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Ronaldihno And Andrea Pirlo May Soon Be Playing Together Again

Turkish Super Lig side Antalyaspor are set to sign two of the best players to grace a football field in the last 15 years, it has been confirmed by their chairman. The club, who currently have Samuel Eto’o within their ranks, are looking to push on from their mid-table position and challenge the oligopoly of the league between Besiktas, Galatasaray, and …

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Juventus To Make Audacious Late Swoop For Man City Midfielder

Juventus have been gutted of some of their most talented midfielders so far this summer and they have now set their sights on a high-profile target to fill that void. Who will fill the chasm? Samir Nasri, according to the Daily Star. The Man City midfield maestro is now being courted by the Serie A champions, who have lost Andrea …

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