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Bale, De Bruyne & Alisson Among First 10 Ballon d’Or Nominees

Real Madrid and Wales forward Gareth Bale and Manchester City’s Belgium midfielder Kevin De Bruyne were among the first 10 nominees for the Ballon d’Or award announced on Monday. Bale, who scored two goals in Real’s triumph in the final of the Champions League against Liverpool, joins his club teammate Karim Benzema among the first wave of 30 nominees for …

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Euro 2016: Our Team of the Tournament XI

Portugal may have pulled off an unexpected win in Paris on Sunday night but three of their players make our Euro 2016 Team of the Tournament XI. France, Italy, Wales and Germany are also represented, as well as an honourable mention for Iceland and their management team. Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris (France) It’s hard to look past the French skipper for …

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Portuguese Wonderkid Snubbed United For Bayern, According To Nani

KIEV, UKRAINE - OCTOBER 20: Jose Mourinho of Chelsea looks on prior to kick off during the UEFA Champions League Group G match between FC Dynamo Kyiv and Chelsea at the Olympic Stadium on October 20, 2015 in Kiev, Ukraine. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images) Manchester United

Manchester United may have completed the signing of Zlatan Ibrahimović and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, but Portuguese starlet Renato Sanches wasn’t as forthcoming when approached by the Premier League side. According to his international teammate Nani, Sanches snubbed United to join Bayern Munich this past May for an initial fee of £27.5 million. “Renato would have been a great signing for Man United. …

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Real Madrid: Fascinating Stats Point To Ronaldo’s Decline And Bale’s Upward Trajectory

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 25: James Rodriguez, Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale of Real Madrid run during a Real Madrid training session on the eve of their UEFA Champions League semi final first leg match against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on April 25, 2016 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dave Thompson/Getty Images)

Bernie Uche from Under The Cosh Blog takes a look at the contrasting performances of Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale over the last few seasons, predicting that Real Madrid are shifting to a more Bale-centric side. Three years ago Bale joined Real Madrid from Tottenham Hotspur for a world record £85.1 million. Real Madrid fans were upset because his signing came at …

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Euro 2016: What To Expect From Group B

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 29: Dele Alli of England breaks with the ball during the International Friendly match between England and Netherlands at Wembley Stadium on March 29, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

In part two of our Euro 2016 countdown we take a look at Group B, which is home to England, Russia, Slovakia and Wales. England are likely to be one of the favourites for the tournament but they will have to negate some tricky ties first to cement safe passage to the last 16. Slovakia, Russia and in particular Wales all put …

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Statistically Comparing Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 25: Cristiano Ronaldo (L) and Gareth Bale (R) listen to Zinedine Zidane manager of Real Madrid during a Real Madrid training session on the eve of their UEFA Champions League semi final first leg match against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on April 25, 2016 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dave Thompson/Getty Images)

The last five times that the world football transfer record has been broken, it has been done so by Real Madrid. In 2000 they took Luis Figo from Barcelona for €62 million. A year later current Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane arrived from Juventus for €75 million. In 2009 Madrid broke the record twice in one year with the arrival of …

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The WSJ Have Found The 18 Most Likely Manchester United Transfers According To English Newspapers

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The Wall Street Journal have sorted rumored Manchester United signings by the number of English articles mentioning the player in the last thirty days. There’s no surprise regarding the most talked about club – Real Madrid, with four of their players mentioned. Tottenham, of all teams, ranks second with two players alongside German duo Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich. The recent …

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Ancelotti, Rafa & Why Real Madrid Are the Kardashians Of Football

Well at least they’re consistent. Just twelve months after winning Real Madrid’s first Champions League title since 2002, Carlo Ancelotti finds himself unemployed after the disgusting failure that is finishing in a pitiful second place behind Barcelona, arguably the best team in the world right now. Add to that the dismal catastrophe of only reaching this year’s Champions League semi-final. …

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Top Four Players That Could Have Signed For Arsenal

The 4 best players that Arsenal Missed Out On It has almost become a tradition for Arsenal’s star players to look to move on to greener pastures. A few names easily spring to mind: Robin Van Persie, Cesc Fabregas, Samir Nasri, Emmanuel Adebayor, Gael Clichy. These were all seen as Arsenal’s top players but left the club either for money, …

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