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C. RONALDO BEATS MESSI TO CLINCH PRESTIGIOUS PLAYER AWARD

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Cristiano Ronaldo has been named World Soccer magazine’s player of the year for the second time, ahead of Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Franck Ribery of Bayern Munich, it said on Thursday.

MADRID'S CASSILLAS CONSIDERS ARSENAL SWITCH

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Iker Casillas is considering a move to Arsenal if his playing opportunities don’t improve at Real Madrid.

SPORTS: UEFA Champions League Qualifying teams

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All the qualifying teams for the UEFA Champions league round of sixteen are now known.

Champions League fixtures and results

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The final group stage matches of the UEFA Champions league continues Wednesday as Chelsea welcomes Steaua Bucharest at Stamford bridge, needing victory to secure their position at the top in Group E.

Manchester United can still win the Premier League - David Moyes

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Manchester United boss David Moyes believes his side remain in the Premier League title race despite slumping to their fifth defeat of the campaign.

ARSENAL IS READY FOR NAPOLI MATCH - ARSENE WENGER

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Arsene Wenger has insisted there is no danger of Arsenal becoming complacent against Napoli as they look to tie up UEFA Champions League qualification. The Gunners have travelled to Italy for Wednesday's match with a three-point lead at the top of Group F, knowing a draw would be good enough to secure first place.

ARSENAL DOES NOT HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO MAINTAIN THIER PACE - PATRICK VIEIRA

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Former Arsenal captain Patrick Vieira has suggested his old club lack the leadership required to last the pace in this season's Premier League title race. Arsenal opened up a five point lead on the chasing pack last weekend after a 1-1 home draw with Everton, yet they face potentially season defining fixtures against Manchester City and Chelsea in the coming weeks.

STEPHEN GERRARD OUT FOR 6 WEEKS OVER HAMSTRING INJURY

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Liverpool and England captain Steven Gerrard will be out for up to six weeks after scans confirmed the extent of his hamstring injury. Gerrard, 33, limped off during the second half of Saturday's 4-1 Premier League win over West Ham. He is expected to be absent until mid-January, and could miss anything up to eight matches, according to sources.

CRISTIANO RONALDO SETS YET ANOTHER RECORD IN CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

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Real Madrid put the seal on a fine Champions League group-stage campaign as they won 2-0 at FC Copenhagen on Tuesday - even if Cristiano Ronaldo did miss a penalty in the process.   Carlo Ancelotti's men have topped Group B by some distance and finish with 16 points from 18 after a record-breaking night.

SPORTS: David Moyes admits Manchester United has been inconsistent

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Manager David Moyes says he takes "complete responsibility" for Manchester United's recent defeats but is confident the devils will improve.

SPORTS: GUARDIOLA EXPRESSES CONCERN OVER BAYERN'S MATCH AGAINST MAN-CITY

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In one of the most anticipated matches of the week, Bayern Munich will be facing the English team, Manchester United on Tuesday.  the highly anticipated match has both parties expressing concern as neither side can be considered a walk over for the other.

2013 CAF Shortlists announced

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The Confederation of Africa football, CAF, has included four Nigerian players in the shortlists for the 2013 African footballer of the year.

SPORTS: Nigeria prepares for Brazil

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All registered clubs in the Nigeria National League, NNL, have arrived Abuja ahead of the annual General Assembly billed for Thursday.

SPORTS; KANO STATE GOVERNMENT REWARDS GOLDEN EAGLETS

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Kano state Governor, Rabiu Kwakwanso has rewarded the Golden Eaglets with a sum of 9.8 million naira for winning a record fourth FIFA Under-17 World cup.

SPORTS; ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE UPDATES

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It was a four goals thriller for Luiz Suarez Wednesday night at Anfield as Liverpool spanked Norwich city five-one in the English Premier League week  fourteen fixture.

 

NIGERIA AND GHANA CLINCH THE FIRST TWO POSITIONS IN WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL COMPETITION

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GHANA AND NIGERIA Women’s volleyball teams have clinched their tickets to the final phase of the 2014 FIVB Women’s World Championship after they finished in the top two positions in Zone 3 of the African qualifier held at the Forum de L’Universite de Cocody in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire.

SPORTS: WORLD CUP DRAW

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FIFA has revealed the pots to be used for Friday’s 2014 World Cup draw ceremony.

SPORTS: English Premier League fixtures for the day

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Week fourteen matches will be played tonight as the busy December fixtures in the English Premier League gets underway.

FOOTBALL: Another match-fixing ring uncovered

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The ugly incident of match fixing has once again tainted the game of football.

SPORTS: YAYA TOURE'S ROAD TO VICTORY

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Cote D’Ivoire international and Manchester City midfielder, Yaya Toure has won the 2013 BBC African Footballer of the Year award.