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UEFA Announces Ten-Man ‘Best Player In Europe’ Shortlist

LYON, FRANCE - JULY 06: Gareth Bale of Wales and Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal embrace after the UEFA EURO 2016 semi final match between Portugal and Wales at Stade des Lumieres on July 6, 2016 in Lyon, France. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suárez are among the nominees for the UEFA Best Player in Europe award. The three La Liga-based superstars are among the ten-man shortlist announced by the organisation this morning, but there is no place on the list for Brazilian international Neymar. Following (but not limited to) their Euro 2016 heroics, Portugal’s Pepe and Antoine Griezmann …

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Why Stones’ Reported £53m Move Shows Everything Wrong With The Transfer Market

BARNSLEY, ENGLAND - AUGUST 26: John Stones of Everton applauds the fans after the Capital One Cup second round match between Barnsley and Everton at Oakwell Stadium on August 26, 2015 in Barnsley, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

With many news agencies reporting that Manchester City are planning to sign John Stones from Everton for whopping £53 million, fans of the Premier League have been given a clear indication of just how ridiculous money in football – and particularly England – has become. A record £5.1 billion will be paid for Premier League TV rights in the new cycle, meaning clubs will earn …

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England’s Star Player at Euro 2016 According to UEFA’s Stats

England v Slovakia

UEFA have released the final standings for the best-rated players at Euro 2016, and England’s highest ranked performer isn’t someone you’d expect. Following their embarrassing last-16 exit at the hands of the mighty Iceland, you wouldn’t put your money on England’s best player ranking high on the list. Unsurprisingly, he hasn’t, with none other than Manchester United’s Chris Smalling coming in at …

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Watch: Uefa Releases Spine Tingling ‘Merci’ Message To Supporters

As a month of international football comes to an end on Sunday evening with the 2016 European Championships final between Portugal and France, Uefa has pieced together a highlights video of supporters that will give you goose bumps… Featuring some of the most iconic moments from the tournament so far and giving credit where credit is due – to the fantastic supporters from …

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Euro 2016: What To Expect From Group F

Group F pits Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal against Iceland, Hungary and Austria, in what the Portuguese will consider a relatively easy draw. Portugal and Austria qualified top of their respective groups, while Iceland finished second in a tough Group A, and Hungary scraped passed Norway in a closely fought Play-off.  In a strange twist of faith, whoever finishes second in Group …

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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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Admission of UEFA’s Newest Member Could Lead To Unprecedented International Transfers

For the Kosovo National football team the process of gaining admission to UEFA has been a long one. The country declared independence from Serbia in 2008, yet the Serbians dispute it. The football team, founded in 1993 after the break up of Yugoslavia, was prohibited from playing even friendly games against FIFA members the same year. The reason behind this ban was that …

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Video: Real Madrid’s Marcelo Displayed All That’s Wrong With The ‘Beautiful Game’ vs Wolfsburg

WOLFSBURG, GERMANY - APRIL 06: Maximilian Arnold of Wolfsburg makes a point to Marcelo of Real Madrid during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final First Leg match between VfL Wolfsburg and Real Madrid at Volkswagen Arena on April 6, 2016 in Wolfsburg, Germany. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Bongarts/Getty Images)

The Champions League encounter between Wolfsburg and La Liga’s Real Madrid this week was marred by stupidity and cheating. Football: the beautiful game. Whoever coined that phrase did so long before footballers became cheaters. Football today is often not very beautiful and at times follows the theme of a soap opera, with play acting and churlish behaviour aplenty. Far removed from an …

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Football Can Learn A Lot About Respect From Rugby

Football has much to learn about respect for referees and the game. How often do you see a refereeing decision in football result in him or her being surrounded and berated by a gang of players? Every weekend, surely. What about in GAA? With increasing regularity. For referees this must be an intimidating experience. When you add the often baying …

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There Are Lessons To Be Learned By The FA And FAI Ahead Of Euro 2016

during the UEFA EURO 2016 Qualifier group D match between Republic of Ireland and Germany at the Aviva Stadium on October 8, 2015 in Dublin, Ireland.

Ahead of Euro 2016, both England and the Republic of Ireland will be in positive mood, but could a lesser known footballing nation show both countries the way when it comes to developing young talent in the future? James Cox discusses.  Alan Hansen once said “you won’t win anything with kids”; these words have come back to haunt the BBC pundit time …

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Is There A Doping Problem In Rugby?

Australian sports was shocked by the doping scandal around Australian Rules side the Essendon Bombers in 2013, but as the appeals against 34 player bans and some of the medical and coaching staff came out today, the eyes of the world, and not just Victoria, focused on the doping issue. Staff set up an extensive system of using peptide hormones, …

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No Room For Messi, Neymar & Suarez In Champions League Group Stage XI

Barcelona trio Leo Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez have had a tremendous year together, breaking all kinds of records but all three failed to make UEFA’s Champions League team of the group stage, despite scoring ten goals and providing seven assists between them. Messi and Neymar have both been nominated for this year’s Ballon d’Or but do not feature in …

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