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FIFA Release 24-Man Shortlist For Best Player Of 2017

Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (R) celebrates with Real Madrid's Croatian midfielder Luka Modric (L) and Real Madrid's defender Sergio Ramos after scoring during the UEFA Champions League semifinal first leg football match Real Madrid CF vs Club Atletico de Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, on May 2, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / GERARD JULIEN (Photo credit should read GERARD JULIEN/AFP/Getty Images)

It’s that time of year again when Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo battle against each other under the pretence of it being anything other than a two-horse race for the end of season awards. With France Football and FIFA ending their partnership last year there are now two awards to be won – the former’s traditional Ballon d’Or and the …

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Real Madrid V Man United: A UEFA Super Cup Combined XI

Real Madrid Man United

Champions League holders Real Madrid take on Europa League winners in the UEFA Super Cup in Skopje on Tuesday night. The traditional European curtain-raiser has been given an added dose of intrigue as Jose Mourinho faces his old club in a competitive fixture for the first time since leaving the Bernabeu in 2013, while Zinedine Zidane is still basking in …

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Real Madrid Dominate UEFA’s Champions League Squad Of The Season

(L-R) Daniel Carvajal of Real Madrid, Marcelo of Real Madrid, Sergio Ramos of Real Madrid, Toni Kroos of Real Madrid, goalkeeper Keylor Navas of Real Madrid, goalkeeper Ruben Yanez of Real Madrid, Alvaro Morata of Real Madrid, Marco Asensio of Real Madrid with Champions League trophy, Coupe des clubs Champions Europeensduring the UEFA Champions League final match between Juventus FC and Real Madrid on June 3, 2017 at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales(Photo by VI Images via Getty Images)

Real Madrid’s retention of the Champions League has been reflected in Zinedine Zidane’s side having a heavy presence in UEFA’s official squad of the season. The Spanish champions saw off the threat of Juventus on Saturday night, winning 4-1 in Cardiff’s Principality Stadium to become the first side to retain the trophy in the Champions League era. Two of the …

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Barcelona And Real Madrid Dominate FIFPro World XI For 2016

BARCELONA, SPAIN - APRIL 02: Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid CF attempts to shoot under pressure from Javier Mascherano and Gerard Pique of FC Barcelona during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid CF at Camp Nou on April 2, 2016 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)

Real Madrid and Barcelona have exercised high levels of dominance in FIFPro’s World Eleven for 2016. In a team voted on by fellow footballers, the two Spanish sides have come out on top in a big way as they comprise nine of the eleven players in the side, with former Barca right-back Dani Alves (now of Juventus) also being included. …

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Real Madrid And Barcelona Dominate UEFA’s 2016 Team Of The Year

BARCELONA, SPAIN - DECEMBER 03: Lionel Messi (C) of Barcelona competes for the ball against Luka Modric (L) and Mateo Kovacic (R) of Real Madrid during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid CF at Camp Nou on December 3, 2016 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

UEFA have officially announced the results of their Team of the Year poll for 2016. Fans were asked to vote for their best elevens from the twelve months just gone, the overall result of which UEFA have now made public. As expected, Champions League winners Real Madrid have the most players included in the lineup, with four of Zinedine Zidane’s …

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Real Madrid Vs. Barcelona: Our Combined XI Ahead Of El Clásico

BARCELONA, SPAIN - MARCH 22: Lionel Messi of Barcelona is chased by Jese (20), Toni Kroos (8) and Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid CF (7) during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid CF at Camp Nou on March 22, 2015 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Barcelona welcome Real Madrid to the Camp Nou on Saturday to contest the first Clásico of the season. Zinedine Zidane’s side head into this fixture having created something of a gap between themselves in first place and their rivals in second, six points being the current difference. Where both of these sides have at times looked imperious in the past, …

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Our ‘Best Eleven’ From UEFA’s 40-Man Team Of The Year Shortlist

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 01: Lionel Messi of Barcelona (R) celebrates scoring his sides first goal with Luis Suarez of Barcelona (L) during the UEFA Champions League Group C match between Manchester City FC and FC Barcelona at Etihad Stadium on November 1, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

UEFA has announced its 40-man shortlist for 2016’s Team of the Year. As well as the usual suspects from giants Barcelona, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, this year sees a strong Premier League contingent with Laurent Koscielny, Joe Allen, Kevin De Bruyne, Paul Pogba, N’Golo Kanté, Dimitri Payet Riyad Mahrez, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Sergio Aguero and Alexis Sánchez all seeing their …

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Cristiano Ronaldo’s Poor Form Is Tearing The Real Madrid Dressing Room Apart [Report]

SEVILLE, SPAIN - OCTOBER 15: Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid CF reacts during the match between Real Betis Balompie and Real Madrid CF as part of La Liga at Benito Villamrin stadium October 15, 2016 in Seville, Spain. (Photo by Aitor Alcalde/Getty Images)

Real Madrid’s dressing room is becoming increasingly fractious, as their star man is failing to perform. Spanish television show El Chiringuito (as reported by the Mirror) have claimed that the dissent surrounding Ronaldo’s form is growing ever louder, with Pip Estrada claiming that certain players, though not yet criticising Ronaldo to his face, have taken to grumbling behind his back: …

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