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Ronaldo 'Confident' of Winning Ballon D'Or

Cristiano Ronaldo said on Friday that he was "confident as always" of winning the upcoming Ballon D'Or for best player in the world.

Ronaldo is the overwhelming favourite to collect the award on December 7, after a year in which he led Real Madrid to titles in Spain and Europe.

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No Ramos-Ronaldo Rift at Real, Insists Zidane

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane shrugged off reports of a dressing room rift between captain Sergio Ramos and World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of vital derby clash at Atletico Madrid on Saturday.

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Klopp Fighting Fit after Health Checks

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp  feels "really good" despite having been admitted to hospital after feeling unwell earlier this week, he said on Friday.

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Ibrahimovic, Pogba Back for Man Utd

Paul Pogba and long-term injury victim Zlatan Ibrahimovic will make their Manchester United returns against Newcastle United on Saturday, manager Jose Mourinho announced on Friday.

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Khedira Praises Plucky Germany after France Draw

Sami Khedira said world champions Germany proved their never-say-die spirit as Lars Stindl's last-gasp equalizer preserved their 21-match unbeaten run in Tuesday's 2-2 friendly draw against France.

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An All-Star Team of World Cup Absentees

With Arjen Robben, Alexis Sanchez, Gareth Bale and Gianluigi Buffon as the stars, it is possible to build an impressive team from players who will miss the 2018 World Cup.

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Hat-Trick Hero Jedinak Fires Australia into World Cup

Captain Mile Jedinak's second-half hat-trick fired Australia into next year's World Cup in Russia on Wednesday as they swept past Honduras 3-1 in the second leg of their playoff in Sydney.

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Qualifiers, So Far, for 2018 World Cup

The 30 nations that have already booked their place for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, after Australia qualified on Wednesday:

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Buffon Quits as Italy Suffer World Cup 'Apocalypse'

A tearful Gianluigi Buffon quit international football as four-time champions Italy sensationally missed out on their first World Cup finals in 60 years after a playoff defeat to Sweden.

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Hamilton Offers Glimpse of Future in Brazil

Lewis Hamilton’s performance in Sunday’s Brazilian Grand Prix was "the best fourth place I have ever seen" according to his Mercedes team chief Toto Wolff.

The 32-year-old, who clinched his fourth world title in Mexico at the end of October, offered a glimpse of his personal determination to retain his champion’s crown in his dazzling drive from the pit lane to fourth position.

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