Legend Luis Figo to stand as FIFA President!

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Former Portuguese footballer Luis Figo is set to compete against Sepp Blatter for FIFA’s Presidency when the elections take place this year. Figo is another high profile candidate set to stand as David Ginola threw his hat into the ring backed by bookmakers Paddy Power. Figo is 42-years-old and perhaps will no be the public’s favourite, for former winger a …

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Real Madrid – FIFA investigate 51 youth transfers!

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Real Madrid have today had devastating news from world football governing body FIFA who have announced they will investigate 51 of Los Blancos’ youth transfers. BBC Sport carry the report that liken the investigation to the one Catalan giants Barcelona faced. The investigation will cover transfers of youngsters over the past 5 years and if found guilty could be hit …

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Manchester United – Ronaldo may never return!

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Manchester United fans held firm to the belief that Cristiano Ronaldo would one day return to the club that made him famous. The Real Madrid superstar though has dampened this rumour as The Metro carry quotes from him linking Ronaldo to Brazil. Cristiano Ronaldo began his career in Sporting Lisbon’s proficient youth academy where he played 25 first team games …

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FIFA Ballon d’Or final three announced, who made the cut?

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FIFA have announced the final three players in their Ballon d’Or award shortlist. The players who made the cut to be credited as the best in the world for 2014 are: Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Manuel Neuer. FIFA host the awards each year and of course Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are featured annually but for Manuel Neuer it …

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TV referrals set for football – Sepp Blatter

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  Controversial FIFA President Sepp Blatter has announced that football is set to trial television referral systems as early as next year. Blatter also confirmed he is intending to stand for re-election as president of the world football governing body. Sepp Blatter has outlined the plans that would allow each team to have one or two TV referrals each half. …

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Guidetti completes move to Celtic

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Yesterday we reported that Manchester City striker, John Guidetti’s transfer to Celtic appeared to be in doubt after the Scottish club failed to submit the paperwork on time. Celtic appealed to FIFA who yesterday, granted permission for the Hoops to complete the signing of the Swedish on a season-long-loan. BBC Sport reported that a Fifa spokesperson said: “After checking the documentation …

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John Guidetti’s move to Celtic on hold

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Manchester City’s John Guidetti’s proposed move to Scottish Champions Celtic fell through on deadline day after the paperwork was not submitted on time according to Sky Sports. However, Celtic have appealed to FIFA asking for the decision to be ratified leaving the deal back in the balance. The Swede has spoken out ahead of his move that currently lies in …

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Barcelona banned from signing players

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Barcelona have been banned from siging any players for two transfer windows after FIFA rejected their appeal on the transfers of minors. Former Barcelona player Gary Lineker posted on Twitter his feelings towards the ban, a somewhat tongue and cheek opinion… https://twitter.com/GaryLineker/status/502045667658059776 The ban states that Barca can buy and sell this window, but the next two they will not …

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10 games to look out for: Call of Duty, Assassin Creed, FIFA

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Whether you’re the owner of an XBOX, a PS4 or are still playing games on your good old PC, it’s always exciting when there’s the prospect of a new game to get your hands on. With so many out there, however, we’ve narrowed it down to our ultimate top 10 to look out for over the coming months. Call of …

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Barcelona to sign Suarez (and five clubs he could play for during the ban)

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It  seems that Barcelona’s pursuit of Luis Suarez, Liverpool’s 27 year-old star striker and Uruguay’s World Cup saviour, is reaching a climax. According to lots of sources, including the BBC,  the two clubs have met in London and are discussing a deal which could be completed in 48 hours. Liverpool have apparently been angling for a fee close to world record of £80m, …

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Come on FIFA. Why diving should result in a retrospective ban

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Last night Arjen Robben admitted he dived against Mexico in their Round of 16 knockout tie. Robben won his country, Holland, a penalty in added time to sink the Mexican resistance 2-1 . Whilst he admitted diving earlier in the game he claims he was legitimately fouled for the key incident. Robben unfortunately is a serial offender, as TalkSport’s radio …

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