The Ballon d’Or is a prestigious award which illustrates the greatest player of the past 12 months. Surely an award any football player would like to win, this year’s Ballon d’Or is judged solely by a panel of journalists after FIFA and France Football parted ways. Cristiano Ronaldo is favourite to regain the title following 

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Predicting the stars of the future has always been something I loved doing. Having talks with your friends at school to who will be the next great footballer was a fond memory. Telling people who had no idea about Neymar was when he was at Santos that he will be the next big thing and 

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Below is the eighth installment of a UEFA Euro 2016 column titled “The Russian Review” by Russian football expert and sports journalist, Shaun Nicolaides. Thirty-one days, fifty matches, one winner. After an unbelievable victory against hosts France in the showpiece final, Portugal have been crowed champions of UEFA Euro 2016, and it’s a tournament which will 

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Below is the fourth installment of a Euro 2016 column titled “The Russian Review” by Russian football expert and sports journalist, Shaun Nicolaides. Having taken a battling draw against England on Saturday, Russia came into their second Euro 2016 clash with Slovakia on a high. Head coach Leonid Slutsky knew that a victory would practically book 

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Below is the first article of a Euro 2016 column called “Footé in France” by O-Posts mainstay and top football writer, Adam Gray. Fernando Santos isn’t one for making sweeping changes. When he took over from Otto Rehhagel as Greece coach in 2010 he maintained the same core of players, and the defensive tactics that 

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The news broke late last week just before the Taça da Liga final that Nicolas Gaitan was close to joining Atletico Madrid. Rumours of his departure are nothing new. The Argentinian attacker had been linked with several clubs in the past but a move never materialized. But after Gaitan was subbed in the late stages 

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Renato Sanches has enjoyed a meteoric rise since making his senior debut for Benfica only in late November. A series of impressive and consistent performances in the Primeira Liga and the Champions League caught the eye of many European clubs. Manchester United appeared to be the most likely destination for the 18-year-old. But early on 

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It is clear that Arsenal need to make some vital additions to the squad for them to compete for the title next year. Manager Arsene Wenger has come under plenty of scrutiny in recent weeks as his side’s best chance of securing the league win faded rather feebly. They will be in the market for 

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A lot of trust was put on the shoulders of Brazilian Anderson Talisca to revamp Benfica’s midfield when he signed for the club, but his contribution to the Portuguese giants has dwindled this season. However, 18-year-old Renato Sanches has stepped in, taken his chance and made the vacant position his own. The midfielder joined Benfica’s 

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2016 will be a very interesting year for football fans, because the Euro 2016 promises to be one of the most competitive football tournaments that the football world has ever seen! Since the Euro 2012 many teams have progressed, while some have become weaker – which means that no one can say for sure who 

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January brings with it the mid-season transfer window, a time that is likely to fill Southampton fans with dread. It was in the summer of 2014 the Saints lost Rickie Lambert, Dejan Lovren and Adam Lallana to Liverpool, Luke Shaw to Manchester United and Callum Chambers to Arsenal for a total in the region of 

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Ruben Neves has made plenty of headlines in 2015. The 18-year-old has been with Porto since he was eight years of age and has made his way up the ranks. For him, the tough part was beating competition to claim his spot in the starting XI, and Fernando’s sale to Manchester City gave him the 

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The golden boot of football, is given only to a select few, So if you surely want one – you must now join a queue. This award is an honour – and it salutes the player’s ability, The golden football boot award – is also internationally. The golden football boot ward – is a prize 

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