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Cristiano Ronaldo named European Player of the Year

Aug 29, 2014

Cristiano Ronaldo named European Player of the Year

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo was on Thursday named European Footballer of the Year, the Portuguese striker topping the journalists' poll ahead of Germany's World Cup winner Manuel Neuer and Dutchman Arjen Robben. #Sports #football #KickingAround #Cristiano Ronaldo #UEFA #Michel Platini
Champions League draw Liverpool face Real Madrid, Man City get Bayern and Roma

Aug 28, 2014

Champions League draw Liverpool face Real Madrid, Man City get Bayern and Roma

Champions Real Madrid will play five-time former winners Liverpool while fellow Spanish giants Barcelona plucked big-spending Paris Saint-Germain as the Champions League group stage draw was made in Monaco on Thursday. #Barcelona #Liverpool #football #Manchester City #KickingAround #Real Madrid #Soccer #PSG #UEFA Champions League #UCL
Indian national football team to get new chief coach

Aug 28, 2014

Indian national football team to get new chief coach

The Indian team will soon have a new chief coach as the All India Football Federation (AIFF) Thursday decided to not renew incumbent Wim Koevarmans' contract but retain him as the technical director. #Sports #football #Praful Patel #KickingAround #AIFF #All India Football Federation #Wim Koevarmans
Hodgson picks Rooney as new captain of England

Aug 28, 2014

Hodgson picks Rooney as new captain of England

Rooney, who succeeds Liverpool's Steven Gerrard, will lead his country in a friendly against Norway on Sept. 3 and their opening Euro 2016 qualifier against Switzerland on Sept. 8. #Sports #football #Manchester United #England #KickingAround #Wayne Rooney #Roy Hodgson
Michel Platini will not challenge Sepp Blatter for FIFA presidency

Aug 28, 2014

Michel Platini will not challenge Sepp Blatter for FIFA presidency

Michel Platini will not challenge Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency, saying Thursday there was "no shadow of doubt" about his decision. #Sports #football #FIFA #Sepp Blatter #KickingAround #Michel Platini
Bayern Munich set to sign midfielder Xabi Alonso from Real Madrid

Aug 28, 2014

Bayern Munich set to sign midfielder Xabi Alonso from Real Madrid

German champions Bayern Munich on Thursday announced they had agreed terms with Spanish midfielder Xabi Alonso for his move from Real Madrid. #Sports #football #KickingAround #Real Madrid #Bundesliga #Pep Guardiola #Xabi Alonso
Champions League Sanchez goal puts Arsenal through, Napoli knocked out by Bilbao

Aug 28, 2014

Champions League Sanchez goal puts Arsenal through, Napoli knocked out by Bilbao

The Champions League group stage draw, featuring only two Italian teams following Napoli's exit, will be made in Monaco on Thursday. #Champions League #Arsenal #KickingAround #Napoli #Athletic Bilbao #UCL
How will Angel Di Maria fit into Van Gaal's plans for Manchester United?

Aug 27, 2014

How will Angel Di Maria fit into Van Gaal's plans for Manchester United?

Rojo will slot into a back three with Tyler Blackett most likely missing out and while that is an easy decision what's not is where to play Di Maria. #Premier League #EPL #Manchester United #KickingAround #Juan Mata #Louis van Gaal #Angel di Maria #MUFC #LVG
From Diego Costa to Di Maria The 10 most expensive Premier League signings

Aug 27, 2014

From Diego Costa to Di Maria The 10 most expensive Premier League signings

Manchester United signed Argentina winger Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid for a British record transfer fee of 59.7 million pounds. #Premier League #EPL #Manchester United #ListsEtc #KickingAround #Louis van Gaal #Angel di Maria #MUFC #LVG
Di Maria signing doesn't mean Man United's problems are solved, says Van Gaal

Aug 27, 2014

Di Maria signing doesn't mean Man United's problems are solved, says Van Gaal

"I think that he (Di Maria) can contribute and that is very important but we don't have to expect that from tomorrow our world has changed," van Gaal told Sky Sports. #Premier League #EPL #Manchester United #KickingAround #Louis van Gaal #Angel di Maria #MUFC #LVG