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“Roy Lost His Mind! He Went Nuts! I Almost Sh*t Myself”

On this day in 1993, Irish midfielder Roy Keane signed for Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United from Nottingham Forest. The Cork native would go on to make 480 appearances for the Red Devils during his twelve and a half seasons at Old Trafford winning seven Premier League trophies, four FA Cups and the Champions League during his time at the club. …

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Spain’s Gerard Pique Announces International Retirement

Spain centre-back Gerard Pique confirmed that he had ended a glittering international career on Saturday, saying that the appointment of his former Barcelona coach Luis Enrique would not change his mind. The 31-year-old made the last of his 102 international appearances in Spain’s World Cup last-16 loss to Russia. Enrique took over as coach after the World Cup last month, …

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Spain’s Gerard Pique Hits Out At ‘Dive Prone’ Cristiano Ronaldo

Portugal's forward Cristiano Ronaldo (R) vies with Spain's defender Gerard Pique during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group B football match between Portugal and Spain at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi on June 15, 2018. (Photo by Jonathan NACKSTRAND / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - NO MOBILE PUSH ALERTS/DOWNLOADS (Photo credit should read JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Spain defender Gerard Pique seemingly wasn’t as enamoured with Cristiano Ronaldo as everybody else on Friday night. The Real Madrid forward was on fire in Sochi and scored a brilliant hat-trick as Portugal rescued a 3-3 draw against the Spanish to ensure that they began their World Cup campaign on a semi-decent footing. Not only was Ronaldo central to all …

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From La Fábrica To The First XI, Real Madrid Have Never Been Stronger

Real Madrid's French coach Zinedine Zidane lifts the trophy after Real Madrid won the UEFA Champions League final football match between Juventus and Real Madrid at The Principality Stadium in Cardiff, south Wales, on June 3, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Filippo MONTEFORTE (Photo credit should read FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)

Champions of Spain and Europe. The world’s most successful club. The world’s second richest club. Real Madrid have had some extraordinary dynasties over the years, but their position in 2017 has arguably never been stronger. In a decade that started with the Pep Guardiola-led brilliance of great rivals Barcelona, Los Merengues have forced their way back into this Spanish arm-wrestle …

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Barcelona And Real Madrid Dominate FIFPro World XI For 2016

BARCELONA, SPAIN - APRIL 02: Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid CF attempts to shoot under pressure from Javier Mascherano and Gerard Pique of FC Barcelona during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid CF at Camp Nou on April 2, 2016 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)

Real Madrid and Barcelona have exercised high levels of dominance in FIFPro’s World Eleven for 2016. In a team voted on by fellow footballers, the two Spanish sides have come out on top in a big way as they comprise nine of the eleven players in the side, with former Barca right-back Dani Alves (now of Juventus) also being included. …

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Real Madrid And Barcelona Dominate UEFA’s 2016 Team Of The Year

BARCELONA, SPAIN - DECEMBER 03: Lionel Messi (C) of Barcelona competes for the ball against Luka Modric (L) and Mateo Kovacic (R) of Real Madrid during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid CF at Camp Nou on December 3, 2016 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

UEFA have officially announced the results of their Team of the Year poll for 2016. Fans were asked to vote for their best elevens from the twelve months just gone, the overall result of which UEFA have now made public. As expected, Champions League winners Real Madrid have the most players included in the lineup, with four of Zinedine Zidane’s …

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Real Madrid Vs. Barcelona: Our Combined XI Ahead Of El Clásico

BARCELONA, SPAIN - MARCH 22: Lionel Messi of Barcelona is chased by Jese (20), Toni Kroos (8) and Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid CF (7) during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid CF at Camp Nou on March 22, 2015 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Barcelona welcome Real Madrid to the Camp Nou on Saturday to contest the first Clásico of the season. Zinedine Zidane’s side head into this fixture having created something of a gap between themselves in first place and their rivals in second, six points being the current difference. Where both of these sides have at times looked imperious in the past, …

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A ‘Best XI’ Of Players Not Nominated For This Year’s Ballon D’Or

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France Football this week released the 30-man shortlist for this year’s Ballon d’Or award, the first to be handed out since the organizers’ breakaway from FIFA. Among the names included there are few surprises, though the inclusion of Leicester City stars Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy would have been unimaginable at the beginning of 2016. Portuguese goalkeeper Rui Patrício was …

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Barcelona 4-0 Manchester City: Player Ratings As Pep’s Homecoming Goes Horribly, Horribly Wrong

BARCELONA, SPAIN - OCTOBER 19: Lionel Messi of Barcelona celebrates after scoring his third and his team's third goal of the game during the UEFA Champions League group C match between FC Barcelona and Manchester City FC at Camp Nou on October 19, 2016 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Pep Guardiola’s return to Barcelona could hardly have gone more awry as his Manchester City side were soundly beaten at the Camp Nou. The match itself was dominated by injuries, ill-discipline and some shocking defending, interspersed with a hat-trick from one Lionel Messi. Barcelona lost two defenders to injury in the first half, Jordi Alba and Gerard Piqué having to …

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Liverpool Linked With Barcelona Star As Their Recruitment Drive Continues

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 06: Jurgen Klopp manager of Liverpool looks on prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Liverpool at Selhurst Park on March 6, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Liverpool have continued their search for a centre-back by reaching out to Barcelona about their France star Jérémy Mathieu, according to reports on Sunday. The defender has played just 75 times for Barcelona in the two years he’s been at the Camp Nou. However, Reds boss Jurgen Klopp is on the look out for players to bolster his back line with Mamadou Sakho and …

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No Place For Diego Costa Or Juan Mata In Strong Spain Euro 2016 Squad

UDINE, ITALY - MARCH 24: Team of Spain line up during the international friendly match between Italy and Spain at Stadio Friuli on March 24, 2016 in Udine, Italy. (Photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images)

Spain manager Vicente del Bosque has this morning named a provisional 25-man squad for the upcoming European Championships, and has sprung a number of surprises in his roster. The omission of Manchester United star Juan Mata is the biggest surprise, while Del Bosque has not been able to find a place for Chelsea’s Diego Costa or Atlético Madrid’s in-form striker …

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F2Freestylers Meet Barcelona Stars And Learn To Play The Barça Way

F2Freestylers Meet Barcelona Stars in Association With Beko

As part of Beko’s Official Partner of Play campaign, massively popular YouTube stars F2Freestylers caught up with a few Barcelona stars to learn the secrets of their success. The two football freestylers – Billy Wingrove and Jeremy Lynch – met with the Barça superstars at the Catalan giants’ training ground to receive a masterclass in learning to play the Barcelona way. In …

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