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Ronaldo, Suarez make UEFA Best Player shortlist, USWNT’s Press makes women’s cut

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UEFA's shortlist for the Best Player in Europe includes some players who had excellent World Cups – and some who didn't.

The list features three from the World Cup-winning Germany side in Thomas Muller, Manuel Neuer and Philipp Lahm.

Lionel Messi is the only previous winner on the list, after carrying Argentina through the early rounds of the World Cup.

All Of Ronaldo And Miroslav Klose’s 30 World Cup Goals In Space Of Five Minutes (Video)

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Does exactly what it says on the tin, this one...

They may well be equal first in terms of total goals but, unless Miroslav Klose nabs number 16, Ronaldo will always be top of the list as far as we're concerned much more diversity and a zillion times more entertaining to watch.

‘Willkommen Im Klub’ – Ronaldo Officially Welcomes Miroslav Klose To The ‘Fifteen’ Club

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After scoring his 15th World Cup goal against Ghana last night, Germany striker Miroslav Klose found himself officially welcomed into the '15 Club' by its only other member...

Bem-vindo ao clube #klose imagino a tua felicidade!

World Cup Snapshot: Miroslav Klose Equals Ronaldo’s Record World Cup Goal Tally…

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By Chris Wright

A gentlemanly doff of the cap is definitely due to veteran Germany striker Miroslav Klose who came on and scored his 15th World Cup goal to equalise against Ghana tonight, thus equalling Ronaldo's all-time tournament goal record.

That said, he almost binned his somersault celebration but he's 36 so we'll forgive him.

The 200% World Cup: Meet The Team, Part Two

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Earlier this evening on 200%, we introduced the first part of the team that will be covering this summer's World Cup finals in Brazil. Now, it's time for the second instalment of this, featuring a further three of those who have kindly made themselves available for the tournament for us.

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The 4 Players That Could Steal The Show In This Summer’s World Cup

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As this summer's World Cup edges ever closer, the expectation for the tournament grows greater and greater with each passing day.

Without any shadow of a doubt, there will be a plethora of stars on show in Brazil.

Most Exciting World Cup Moments: Number 7 – Ronaldo Gets His Redemption [VIDEO]

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No.7: Ronaldo Gets His Redemption (Japan & South Korea, 2002)

The World Cup haspeculiar patent for impingingboth delight and despair on a host of the games most iconic figures.

Men that like Pele, Franz Beckenbauer, Diego Maradona and Zinedine Zidane have all endured a combination of heartache and glory in this tournament.

The Six Who Could Change Everything For Issue Two of the superb...

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The Six Who Could Change Everything

For Issue Two of the superb Rabona Magazine, illustratorKate Copeland created six masterful portraits of the true playmakers (Neymar, Pogba Götze), engines (Vidal), and potential legends (Ronaldo, Messi) that countries will rely upon throughout an immense month in Brazil.

Pelé vs Ronaldo at 30,000 Feet

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We all love to argue who is the best player ever to have played the game, with the likes of Diego Maradona, Leo Messi, and Eusebio hot on everyone's lips. But luxury airline Emirates have taken things a step further, asking: Who is ruler of the skies?

Having started an official partnership with the FIFA World Cup back in 2006, Emirates have recently added Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo to their list of global ambassadors, of which Brazilian legend Pelé, one of the All Time Greats, has been since January 2014.


Could Ronaldo Have Saved Portugal?

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Finally Brazil got the thumping they deserved. Hope Argentina get their share as well. Lets be honest here, most of the teams in this world cup (Brazil included) have played safety first and that has led to some of the most lifeless games I have ever seen on TV. May be its because I [...]

Second Teams: Ghana

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PSP's old contrarian friend Conor O'Grady pitches in on our World Cup series to tell you why Ghana is the team you should root for after the United States. Yes, THAT Ghana. Really.

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3 Things About Real Madrid Season 2013-2014

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Lets be honest here. Ancelotti tried his best this season (like relying on post to get through to the semi finals in Dortmund clash in the Champions League and then playing Casillas in the Champions League final) but Real Madrid players defied him and won two hard earned trophies. Real Madrid beat 3 [.

Real Madrid v. Atletico Recap: Tactical Indeterminacy Revisited

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The game is over. Real Madrid has won La Decima. Allegedly, Sergio Ramos has not dropped the trophy. Thus, as per the actual game, there's not a lot to write home about. Atletico defended with numbers and score off a setpiece/goalie error. Madrid switched formations (pushing Ronaldo up as a striker and Di Maria wide as a winger) and then made some key positive subs (Isco for Khedira, Marcelo for Coentrao) to turn the momentum, tie the game, and dominate in extra time.

Real Madrid vs Valencia 2-2 Highlights 2014 Mathieu Parejo Ramos Ronaldo Goals Video

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LA LIGA LUNES: Levante Hit By Racist Chants From Atletico Fans As Madrid Draw With Valencia

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Ronaldo has saved Real Madrid so many times this season that you wonder would happen if they didn't have him!

Well, that's where Gareth Bale comes in, especially with the Welshman's stellar performances in recent weeks. The duo combined for the first time (in the league) in over a month against Valencia last night, and provided solid counterattacking flair alongside Benzema.

Why Bayern Should Thank Their Stars

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Let me tell you something. Bayern Munich should thank their stars that Real Madrid did not humiliate them further in front of their own fans just 2 hours ago. Here is why: Bale could have scored when Neuer mistimed a clearance way outside of his penalty area. It was on Bale's left foot and he [...]

Real Madrid Perform Demolition Job 101 on Munich

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Two headed goals for Sergio Ramos to dump Bayern Munich bodies out of Champions League and another two (one a typical Ronaldo finish and one a cheeky Ronaldinho-under the wall- free kick) to burn Bayern Corpses. What a game it was. The least said about this humiliation, the better. I guess, Real Madrid took [.

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SBI Thursday Rewind: More Ronaldo updates; USMNT focuses on Portugal; Morgan’s big return; and more

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It seems there was one player on everyone's mind Thursday: Cristiano Ronaldo.

With days of back-and-forth mixed signals on the reigning Ballon d'Or winner's fitness, the latest came from his teammate, Portugal's backup goalkeeper Beto who said Ronaldo was "100 percent fit" and "sick of reading things about him that are not true.

USMNT cautious of Ronaldo, but focus remains on full Portugal squad

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SAO PAULO TheU.S. Men's National Team faced question after question Thursday, and they were all focused on the same subject: Cristiano Ronaldo.

The U.S. will meet Portugal at Arena Amazonia in Manaus on Sunday, and plenty of the talk leading up to the two nations' second Group G match has been and will continue to beabout the health of Ronaldo and how to defend him.

SBI Wednesday Rewind: Spain out already; USMNT moving on; Ronaldo knee woes persist; and more

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In a shocking second result for Spain that probably ruined the brackets everyone had been betting on, the defending World Cup champion is out of the tournament after just two group stage matches. Chile and the Netherlands will advance from Group B to the knockout round after the Dutch earlier in the day rallied to overcome a deficit and defeat Australia.

The World Cup’s Underrated Stars

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Ronaldo, Messi, Neymar, Aguero, Neymar, Messi, Suarez, Ronaldo, Neymar, Neymar. It's all we've heard the last few weeks. Let's face it; we all know what these guys can do. And let's face it; we all expect them to do it. But that's not the real beauty of the World Cup. The beauty is that it unearths huge talent who lift us off our seats, get us talking, and eventually go on to become household names.

The Best and Worst of Germany vs. Portugal

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Portugal ensured in Salvador on Monday afternoon that their Iberian neighbors were not the only team thrashed in their World Cup opener. The ninety minutes could not end sooner for Ronaldo and company. Mats Hummels' injury was the only drawback on what was otherwise a perfect day out for the Germans.

SBI Thursday Rewind: Brazil’s opening win, Ronaldo’s knee, and more

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The 2014 World Cup is underway and the controversy is already heating up. Neymar and Oscar led Brazil to a come-from-behind win to open the tournament, but it was a dubious penalty kick that remained a talking point after the match. Meanwhile, outside of the pitch, protestors continued to oppose the game, clashing with police in San Paulo.

Report: Ronaldo leaves training with ice pack on knee

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Cristiano Ronaldo's status for Portugal's opener against Germany on Monday is up in the air.

The 29-year-old star forward was only able to participate in 15-20 minutes of training with the rest of his team, participating in the physical exercises before taking a seat while the team did on-the-ball work according to the Associated Press.

Ronaldo returns from injury as Portugal thrashes Ireland in final warm-up

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Cristiano Ronaldo is back and looking primed to help Portugal take on Group G in Brazil.

The superstar striker returned to the starting lineup on Tuesday after injury as Portugal thrashed Ireland, 5-1, in their final World Cup warm-up. Ronaldo played 65 minutes, his first playing time since May 24, when he helped Real Madrid clinch the Champions League trophy over Atletico.

Wednesday Kickoff: Ronaldo suffering from tendonitis; Mexico falls to Bosnia

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Cristiano Ronaldo is in a race against time to regain full fitness for Portugal's World Cup opener.

The Portuguese Football Federation released a medical report that stated Ronaldo was suffering from a thigh muscle injury as well as left-knee tendonitis.

Portugal to rest Ronaldo, Pepe in friendly vs. Greece

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Real Madrid teammates Cristiano Ronaldo and Pepe will miss Portugal's first tune-up match for the World Cup against Greece on Saturday after joining camp Thursday.

The team's star winger and captain missed training Friday and has yet to leave the team hotel due to an on-going injury to his left thigh and knee.

Friday Kickoff: Ronaldo, Costa travel to Lisbon; PSG close in on Luiz; and more

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Cristiano Ronaldo and Diego Costa have both made the trip to Lisbon for the UEFA Champions League final.

Despite injury concerns around the duo earlier in the week, both Ronaldo and Costa traveled with Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid, respectively, as they prepare for the final at the Estadio Da Luz on Saturday.

Ronaldo headlines Portugal’s 30-man provisional World Cup roster

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Cristiano Ronaldo, Pepe and Joao Moutinho headline a star-studded provisional World Cup squad that was named by Portugal head coach Paulo Bento on Tuesday.

Bento called in 30 players for his pre-World Cup camp, and some of the other notable selections areNani, Ricardo Quaresma, Rolando and Raul Meireles.

Tuesday Kickoff: Ronaldo could play vs. Bayern; Eto’o ruled out; and more

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Cristiano Ronaldo is back in Real Madrid's squad ahead of their crucial UEFA Champions League semifinal first leg against Bayern Munich on Wednesday, but it's touch and go whether he will start.

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti stated in his pre-match press conference that him and his staff will wait until Wednesday to make a decision on the starting lineup.

The Best Football Ads – featuring David Beckham, Wayne Rooney, and Ronaldo

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Football isn't always played on a length of grass, with eleven players, in a stadium full of packed supporters. Football, in the minds of us all, can be played on any surface, in any arena, and in a host of different ways.

Thursday Kickoff: Ronaldo suffers hamstring setback; Tigres win Copa MX; and more

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After missing two matches due to a knee injury, Cristiano Ronaldo is facing even more time on the sidelines.

Real Madrid released a medical report on Wednesday stating that medical tests have shown an injury to Ronaldo's left hamstring. Multiple reports in Spain believe that Ronaldo will be out for at least 15 days.

All Time Greats – Pele meets Ronaldo

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One of the Official Partners of the Fifa World Cup, Emirates have launched an innovative All Time Greats campaign that all lovers of the game have debated about endlessly given two great players, who is better. 30,000 feet above the sky, two fliers animatedly talking about a football legend when Cristiano Ronaldo, Emirates' latest [.

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Thierry Henry with insightful take on Messi vs. Ronaldo debate

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Ronaldo weiß, dass Beißen weh tut

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Ich habe nie jemanden gebissen. Ich weiß, dass Beißen weh tut, meine kleinen Kinder haben mich auch schon gebissen – und ich habe sie dafür bestraft. Bei mir zu Hause bedeutet das: Ab in den dunkeln, schwarzen Raum mit dem großen, bösen Wolf!

Ronaldo, brasilianischer Ex-Nationalspieler, spricht über den Beißer aus Uruguay Luis Suarez.

3 Reasons Why It’s Better That Portugal Are Out of World Cup 2014

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Portugal are out of the World Cup 2014 and boy am I glad about it. Let me clarify though that before the start of World Cup 2014, outside the big teams, Portugal was the team I thought would have the best outside chance of winning the World Cup or at least making it through [...]

World Cup Stories “The One About Ronaldo”

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In room 290 at a Parisian hotel on the eve of the 1998 World Cup Final, Ronaldo Luís Nazarío de Lima was convulsing on the floor and foaming at the mouth.

It was shortly after dinner time, and Roberto Carlos, Ronaldo's hotel room-mate, had just finished shaving his teammates head for the final.

World Cup notebook: Ronaldo injury flaring up again; Controversy surrounds FIFA presidency, Brazil-Croatia penalty

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Left knee appears to be bothering Ronaldo

CAMPINAS, Brazil — Cristiano Ronaldo cut short a training session with Portugal, leaving the field with an ice pack over his left knee — indicating that his tendinitis may still be bothering the star forward.

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Recaps from Union win, US tops Turkey, Villa signs with NYC FC, new Qatar WC bribery allegations

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Recaps from Union win. USA tops Turkey. David Villa signs with New York City FC. Widespread calls for 2022 World Cup revote after new report alleges widespread bribery. More.