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Analyzing Who Should Have Made The Ballon d’Or Candidates Shortlist

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FIFA's annual Ballon d'Or shortlist inevitably divides opinion. From the widespread disgust that Wesley Sneijder didn't receive the award for his outstanding 2010 campaign, where he led his club side, Internazionale, to Champions League glory and then his national side, the Netherlands, to the World Cup final, right through to the annual battle for the award between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, there have been a lot of controversial choices down the years.

Real Madrid’s Unsung Clasico Heroes

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It's inevitable at a club that has Cristiano Ronaldo, James Rodriguez and Karim Benzema, among others, that some players fall by the wayside and don't get the credit they deserve. That was the case in Real Madrid's win over Barcelona, when excellent performances from Dani Carvajal and Isco went largely unrecognized.

Ronaldo Wins Three LFP Awards While Diego Simeone Named La Liga’s Best Manager

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Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldowas handed threeLFP awards in the Spanish capital on Monday night. His club were also the big winners at the La Liga ceremony; taking home a total of six trophies.

Ronaldo wasnamed winnerof the'Best Forward', 'Best Goal' and 'Best Player' in La Liga last season.

The Crumbling, Decling Empire Clasico Recap Edition

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During last Saturday's clasico, my twitter feed was curiously silent. Was I in shock after the first half? Was I silently exuberant during the second? No and no. I was driving across Houston to my son's game and then at a Halloween gathering. Thanks to Dishworld and BeIN Sports, I could watch the game later.

Van Gaal: Players watched El Clasico together

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Manchester United players stay at The Lowry hotel the night before matches as part of Louis van Gaal's pre-match preparation.

The manager has revealed how great team spirit is amongst the camp, but all the players except one getting together to watch El Clasico together on Saturday night.

We went to the Lowry, we had a screen so I could watch the second half and 17 players of 18 were there.

LA LIGA LUNES: Real Sail To 3-1 Win Over Barca In El Clasico With Ronaldo, Pepe and Benzema Goals

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It was a fantastic Clasico weekend, and if you missed it, where exactly were you?! Real Madrid encapsulated a brilliant night at the Bernabeu with a 3-1 win over Barcelona, who fell to their first league loss of the season and closed the gap to just one point after nine games.

Real Madrid and Barca Heading In Different Directions

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Real Madrid arrived having at the Clasico having had one day less of rest, but it was Real who got stronger as the game progressed as they dominated the game in the second half.

Barça once again failed to live up to expectations. They have lost both their big games this season, the Champions League defeat in Paris and Saturday night at the Bernabéu.

Mediocre Barcelona and efficient Real Madrid

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Today's classic clash between the Spanish giants Real Madrid and FC Barcelona was not as exciting as previous matches. Before the match, nobody had scored against Barcelona during this season, and perhaps some were expecting Barcelona to have an advantage when Neymar brought them ahead 1-0. But truth is that Barcelona's goalless record has been against other teams in a league where only Atletico

Real Madrid vs Barcelona 3-1 El Clasico Highlights 2014 October 25 Neymar Ronaldo Pepe Benzema Goals Video

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Full Time Report: Real Madrid 3-1 Barcelona

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Real Madrid defeated or rather mauled Barcelona to death 3-1. It could have been , should have been, something like 6-1 for Real Madrid but Real Madrid just did not look like the side which scored 3 goals previously. Champions League game midweek might have taken out a bit too much from Real Madrid as [.

Half Time Report: Real Madrid 1-1 Barcelona (25-Oct-2014)

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First straight up facts. Neymar scored the first goal of the game. A cheeky long ball from Suarez (the kinds he was famous for at Liverpool) saw Neymar take on Carvajal and Pepe. Quite inexplicably, both defenders felt like they had hit quicksand and Neymar got away from them with a single touch on [.

La Liga all time top scorers: Will Lionel Messi break the record in El Clasico?

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Tonight's El Clasico is a big one for Barcelona, huge in fact. Not only is Luis Suarez set to make his debut for the Catalan giants, Lionel Messi is poised to either equal or break Telmo Zarra's all-time record of 251 La Liga goals.

Real Madrid vs Barcelona: Starting Lineups, TV & Internet Schedule and Open Thread

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More than 400 million people around the world will watch today's el Clasico between Real Madrid and Barcelona, which will feature the world's biggest stars including Cristiano Ronaldo, Leo Messi, Neymar, Luis Suarez and many more.

Starting lineups:

Real Madrid:Casillas, Pepe, Ramos, Ronaldso, Kroos, Benzema, James Rodriguez, Marcelo, Carvajal, Modric, Isco

Barcelona:Bravo, Dani Alves, Pique, Mascherano, Mathieu; Xavi, Busquets, Iniesta; Suarez, Messi, Neymar

When:Saturday, October 25, 2014
Pre-game show:
Begins at 11am ET/8am PT
Start time:Game kicks off at Noon ET/9am PT
TV coverage:beIN SPORTS (English language), beIN SPORTS Español (Spanish language)
Online coverage:DishWorld (English and Spanish languages are both available).

Clásico in Spain, Suarez bites back

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It's that time again, Spanish heavyweights Barcelona and Real Madrid lock horns at 6pm local time in the first clásico of the season.

"The best game in the world", proclaims soccer daily Marca without much irony. 400 million people will be watching, says rival AS, with the kick-off time primed for South American and Middle Eastern markets.

Seguir en vivo Real Madrid vs Barcelona Clásico 2014

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Este sábado a las 11 am en el Santiago Bernabeu, el Real Madrid recibirá al Barcelona en el clásico Español considerado el clásico mas importante en el mundo del futbol.

Te comparto las estadísticas de enfrentamientos de ambos clubes, asi como algunas opciones para seguir en vivo las incidencias del partido.

When Barcelona Went to the Other Side of Madrid When Barcelona...

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When Barcelona Went to the Other Side of Madrid

When Barcelona travels to Madrid, the city welcomes Messi, Xavi and the rest of the Blaugrana with the rawest string of emotions.

Real Madrid - Barcelona: por las barbas de Neptuno

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Después de una década, este sábado 25 Real Madrid y Barcelona se enfrentarán por la Liga sin que el campeón esté en la cancha. Las dos potencias de España chocan en el Bernabéu. Qué esperar del derby más fuerte del fútbol mundial.
Artículo publicado en ESPN Magazine, en octubre de 2014 Por PABLO ARO GERALDES
En todo clásico, de barrio, estadual, nacional o mundial, como es este Real Madrid – Barcelona globalizado, los pronósticos duran lo mismo que el pitazo inicial.

El Clásico: Predicted Line-ups for Real Madrid vs Barcelona

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Saturdaymarks the first Clásico of the 2014-15 campaign with the match perfectly set up to provide us with many moments of controversy, entertainment and downright footballing artistry. The main talking point prior to kick-off is just how FC Barcelona will fit the returning Luis Suarez into their starting line-up whilst the hosts Real Madrid will look to build on their emphatic victory over Liverpool at Anfield in the week.

Spanish Clubs Continue To Show That La Liga Is More Than A ‘Two Team’ League

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Heading into this weekend, the eyes of the football world will focus on the Santiago Bernabeu and this season's version of 'El Clasico'.

La Ligagiants Real Madrid and Barcelona have dominated the Spanish landscape winning 32 and 22 league titles respectively and are currently two of Europe's in-form clubs.

Where to Find Real Madrid vs Barcelona On US TV and Internet: el Clasico

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If you're asking yourself "Where can I find el Clasico on television or Internet in the United States," here are all of the details you need.

There's only one TV network in the United States that has the rights to show the game live on television, and that's beIN SPORTS.

beIN SPORTS is available on most satellite and cable systems as its English-language channel.

El Clasico Preview: Real Madrid vs Barcelona

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Real Madrid host Barcelona for the first el clasico of the season in a game that promises to surpass the already lofty heights reached by previous...

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Luis Suarez Is A Ferocious Soccer Enigma, And Must Start For Barcelona In el Clasico

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There are some players and some games that are no stranger to intense speculation and raucous hyperbole.

Players like Luis Suarez, who is line to make his first ever appearance for the Blaugrana this weekend. And games like Barcelona versus Real Madrid, el Clasico, a titanic spectacle that'll be staged at the Santiago Bernabeu this weekend, one in which the effervescent Uruguayan will play a part in.

3 To See: El Clasico, Manchester United v Chelsea and the derby of eternal enemies

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The biggest club fixture in the world will be given some extra bite this weekend by the most anticipated debut of the season, but it's far from the only grudge match taking place in Europe, with Greece's biggest derby also joining El Clasico on the agenda.

Poll: Who Will Win el Clasico? Real Madrid or Barcelona

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With el Clásico kicking off this Saturday at Noon ET, speculation is rife as to team selections, tactical tweaks and possible individual brilliance that could determine who will take the spoils in the first meeting of Spain's big two of the 2014-15 campaign.

It is one of the few matches in world soccerwhich engages the masses.

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Carlos Bacca: The Colombia Striker Man Utd Should Have Signed?

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After eight games, the leading scorers in La Liga are the usual suspects Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar and Lionel Messi. However, Carlos Bacca is on the coattails of the Real Madrid star and the Barcelona pair, with the Colombia international maintaining the prolific form he has shown throughout his career and his goals taking Sevilla into second place early in La Liga season.

Soccer TV: Manchester City vs Newcastle United and Cornella vs Real Madrid

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Manchester City host Newcastle United in the Capital One Cup Fourth Round on Wednesday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

Agent responds to reports linking star striker to Arsenal and Liverpool

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Gonzalo Higuaín is happy at Napoli and is not looking to leave the Serie A club in order to make a switch to the Premier League, according to his agent.

The Argentine international left 10-times European champions Real Madrid and joined Napoli last summer.

Mario Balotelli Has Hunger to Succeed at Liverpool, Says Assistant Manager

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Mario Balotelli is not affected by the scrutiny he is under and has the hunger to succeed as a Liverpool player, according to Reds assistant boss Colin Pascoe.

Balotelli has scored just once in his first 11 appearances for the Merseysiders and the maverick striker left his manager Brendan Rodgers less than impressed last week when he swapped shirts with Pepe at half-time during the 3-0 Champions League loss to Real Madrid.

Carlo Ancelotti

Carlo Ancelotti Believes It Is Impossible For Sepp Blatter ‘To Shut His Mouth’

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Speaking at his press conference ahead of his club's match against Cornella, Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has responded to comments made by FIFA president Sepp Blatter while the head of world football's governing body was speaking to local press on his visit to Moscow for the presentation of the logo for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

FIFA Announce 2014 Ballon D’Or Shortlists And They’re Positively Chock Full Of Surprises!

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By Chris Wright

...by which, of course, we mean they absolutely pick themselves once again.

Via FIFA.com:

The following 23 men are in contention for the FIFA Ballon d'Or 2014:

Gareth Bale
Karim Benzema
Diego Costa
Thibaut Courtois
Cristiano Ronaldo
Angel Di Maria
Mario Götze
Eden Hazard
Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Andres Iniesta
Toni Kroos
Philipp Lahm
Javier Mascherano
Lionel Messi
Thomas Müller
Manuel Neuer
Neymar
Paul Pogba
Sergio Ramos
Arjen Robben
James Rodriguez
Bastian Schweinsteiger
Yaya Toure

The following ten coaches are in contention for the FIFA World Coach of the Year for Men's Football 2014:

Carlo Ancelotti (Real Madrid)
Antonio Conte (Juventus/Italy)
Pep Guardiola (Bayern Munich)
Jurgen Klinsmann (USA)
Joachim Loew (Germany)
Jose Mourinho (Chelsea)
Manuel Pellegrini (Manchester City)
Alejandro Sabella (Argentina)
Diego Simeone (Atletico Madrid)
Louis van Gaal (Netherlands/Manchester United)

The winners of all of the awards will be revealed at the FIFA Ballon d'Or gala at the Zurich Kongresshaus on 12 January 2015, along with all the other little bits and bobs Sepp and his cronies dole out.

Tactical Review: Real Madrid 3-1 Barcelona

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Real Madrid tactics Carlo Ancelotti kept the 4-4-2 formation that he has been using this season with Cristiano Ronaldo floating just behind Karim...

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Freedom Kicks for 30 October 2014: MLS playoffs and USMNT

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We have a bunch of links for you this morning, so here we go!

So much soccer, so little time!

D.C. United leans on MLS Cup veterans as playoffs begin - Washington Times: Thomas Floyd gives you a playoff preview as D.C. United waits to learn its opponent for Sunday's game.

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Cornella vs Real Madrid 1-4 Highlights 2014 Copa del Rey Varane Goals Hernandez Marcelo Video

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SPANISH CUP | COPA DEL REY | FINAL RESULTS WEDNESDAY

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Man Utd’s Angel di Maria not being missed after fine form of Real replacement

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Manchester United's British transfer record buy Angel di Maria is not being missed by Real Madrid with his successor surpassing the departed...

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Convocatoria Seleccion Mexicana vs Holanda y Bielorrusia

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La Dirección General de Selecciones Nacionales da a conocer la convocatoria de jugadores mexicanos que militan en el extranjero, mismos que han sido solicitados a sus Clubes para participar en los encuentros de Fechas FIFA ante las Selecciones de Holanda y Bielorrusia, los próximos 12 y 18 de noviembre, respectivamente.

Why I Joined Newcastle And Not Barcelona Or Real Madrid

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There's an excellent interview in the Mail today where one of our young heroes yesterday Ayoze Perez who scored the winner with an excellent header explains why he joined Newcastle United, when both Barcelona and Real Madrid in his home country were keen to sign him. Ayoze Perez heads home yesterday to [.

The man being lined up to replace Wenger at Arsenal?

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Many Arsenal fans have been calling for years for the club to get rid of Arsene Wenger as the man in charge. And maybe if the Frenchman had failed to qualify for the Champions League one year or even if the players had not managed to overturn a 2-0 deficit to beat Hull City and [...]

De Gea: I’m not joining Real Madrid, I’m happy at United

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David de Gea has denied rumours that he is set to join Real Madrid after several rumours linking him with a move back to Spain.

"Just rumours," he said. "I'm happy here. Starting problems are quite normal under a new coach with a completely new concept. That's a process and Van Gaal always says that we will improve, but it takes time.

"Sheer Madness"

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"Sheer madness" that is the descriptive phrase Mark Lawrenson has selected after watching Liverpool lose 3-0 to Real Madrid. Surely a reaction like that can only be warranted by the poor defensive performance? No? ... No. Apparently it is "sheer madness" that Mario Balotelli would swap his shirt with an opposition player at half time, forgive me for thinking Lawro has pushed the 'overkill' button here.