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Opinion: N’Golo Kante should win the 2018 Ballon d’Or

Source We are roughly four months away from the decision of world football’s most prestigious, individual award: The Ballon D’Or. The shortlist will feature yet again, the games most glitzy, flamboyant and characterful superstars; the showmen who play the leading role, in their teams attacking, blockbuster production. The favourite again appears to be Juventus new man, Cristiano Ronaldo, which would further boost ...

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Why Roberto Firmino is more important to Liverpool than Mo Salah

firmino better than salah

Roll the clock back just shy of three years. Anthony Martial had just captured headlines and devastated Liverpool’s brittle Brendan Rodger’s era defense. A cursory glance at a footnote in that game saw Jordan Ibe replacing the then new, misfiring signing, Roberto Firmino after less than seventy minutes on the pitch in a crucial Premier League clash. It was a ...

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Opinion: Zinedine Zidane will be sacked at the end of the season

Zinedine Zidane was always expected to get the Real Madrid job someday. The Frenchman had retired from his playing career a club legend, having won them a ninth Champions League with a scintillating volley against Bayer Leverkusen in 2002. He later served as an assistant to Carlo Ancelotti when the Italian took reins at the Santiago Bernabeu and delivered the ...

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Why Luis Suarez may never win the Ballon d’Or

Luis Suarez is arguably the greatest striker in the world at the moment, and he has been one for at least the last two seasons. The Uruguayan, who ended the last season with a flourish, seems to have continued in the same vein, having netted a hat-trick in the LaLiga opener against Real Betis at the Camp Nou last weekend. ...

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Why Cristiano Ronaldo is Europe’s best soccer player of all-time

Photo credits: Paul Not everyone recognizes Cristiano Ronaldo as one of the best players in the history of football, but the day the legendary forward decides to hang up his boots and lets the dust settle behind him, everyone will be deemed to acknowledge the exceptional career that the Portuguese stalwart has had. The former Manchester United winger has won ...

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