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Tribal Debate

It is often said that sport and politics should never mix. One only has to look at the recent furore over NFL players ‘taking a knee,’ with some backing the players, others backing their right to protest but asking that they keep it out of their sport, and others telling the athletes: “stay in your lane”. In truth though sport

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Award Season

Soccer 360 Picks Revealed Player of the Year – Lionel Messi, Barcelona and Argentina The fact that Messi finished only fifth in the Ballon d’Or voting is a reflection of the ridiculous standards he has set, rather than any drop-off in quality. Over the calendar year, the Barcelona superstar made 51 appearances for club and country, scoring 47 goals and

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Future Galactico

In an era of a bloated transfer market and a significant hike in transfer fees, Real Madrid’s €3.9m deal for a Mallorcan teenager appears increasingly priceless. Just months earlier, the European champions had announced Colombian playmaker James Rodriguez as their marquee summer signing for €75m, while Angel Di Maria left the club for a similar fee to join Manchester United.

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GERMANY HANGOVER

The champions curse. It has been a real fear among World Cup winners since it first struck in 2002, when France, the holders, crashed out in the group stage at the historic World Cup joint-hosted by South Korea and Japan. Although five-time champions Brazil avoided the same humiliation in 2006, fellow serial title winners Italy were disgraced in 2010 in

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Lippi leaves China

Former Italy CT Marcello Lippi has officially stepped down as China Coach after their exit from the Asian Cup. Lippi’s contract was due to expire after the tournament in Qatar, but his departure was brought forward by China’s 3-0 defeat to Iran in the quarter-finals on Thursday. “I want to thank everyone,” he said at a Press conference. “This game closes my contract

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Confident Hazard

Eden Hazard has hailed Chelsea’s capture of Gonzalo Higuain from Milan, describing him as ‘one of the best’ strikers in the world. Higuain watched Chelsea beat Tottenham Hotspur on penalties to reach the EFL Cup Final on Thursday evening, and Hazard is confident the Juventus loanee will prove the difference between success and failure in opposing boxes. “Diego [Costa] was sometimes not

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Giovinco to Al-Hilal?

Having failed to coax Papu Gomez from Atalanta, Al-Hilal are reportedly close to a deal for Toronto FC star man Sebastian Giovinco. According to journalist Mootaz Chehade, Al-Hilal are in advanced negotiations with Giovinco’s agent, who is currently in Saudi Arabia. An entry visa has already been granted and an announcement could be imminent. Giovinco celebrates his 32nd birthday tomorrow and has been in

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Done Deal Higuain

Chelsea have completed the signing of juventus striker Gonzalo-higuain. Higuain has joined  chelsea on loan for the remainder of the season. The 31-year-old striker moves to Stamford Bridge from Italian side. He spent the first half of the campaign on loan at  ac-milan where he scored eight goals. Upon completing his loan move to chelsea, Higuain, who will wear the number nine shirt, said: “When the opportunity

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