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Who voted for who? A roundup of interesting picks for FIFA's Best awards

FIFA’s Best award ceremony has come to a close, and the lucky winners now celebrate their individual accolades in London before returning to footballing action later in the week. Cristiano Ronaldo walked away with the Best Men’s Player award, while Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane took home the Best Men’s Coach award. But who voted for them? There were a ...

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The future of football: Forecasting the 2022 FIFA Best XI

Like a fortune teller using a crystal ball or a series of tarot cards to determine a person’s future, predicting how football will play out over the coming years is a fool’s errand. It’s facile to judge what transpires in the present, but not so much when it comes to around the corner. Especially in football, where factors like injuries, ...

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5 players primed to spoil Ronaldo- Messi reign for best player award

When Neymar awaited the winner of the 2017 Best FIFA Men’s Player award on the London Palladium stage on Monday, did he really think he had a chance? Since AC Milan‘s Kaka collected the player of the year hardware in 2007, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have shared the distinction of being named the world’s best with five gongs apiece. ...

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Lieke Martens earns Best FIFA Women's Player prize

Lieke Martens was handed the 2017 Best FIFA Women’s Player award at Monday’s ceremony in London. The 24-year-old overcame competition from Deyna Castellanos and Carli Lloyd to collect the honour, succeeding the latter as the world’s greatest player. Before Martens’ achievements were recognized, Sarina Wiegman was presented with the Best FIFA Women’s Coach hardware after guiding the Netherlands to glory ...

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Ronaldo wins Best FIFA Men's Player of the Year

Michael J. Chandler 41m ago REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay Cristiano Ronaldo has retained the distinction of The Best FIFA Men’s Player on the heels of a stunning campaign that saw the Real Madrid star capture a La Liga title and a second consecutive Champions League triumph. Ronaldo was honoured with the award during Monday’s ceremony in London, England, besting Barcelona‘s Lionel Messi ...

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Buffon picks up Best FIFA Goalkeeper award

Gianluigi Buffon‘s legend grows by the day. The Juventus shot-stopper, now 39, picked up the 2017 Best FIFA Goalkeeper award on Monday – the latest addition to the Italian icon’s ever-growing trophy case. Buffon pipped Bayern Munich‘s Manuel Neuer and Real Madrid‘s Keylor Navas for the top prize. It’s the first time FIFA has handed out this award. “This is ...

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Bernardo Silva escapes punishment after diving accusations vs. Burnley

by Daniel Rouse 2h ago Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Boyers Bernardo Silva will not serve a retrospective ban after being accused of diving in Saturday’s 3-0 defeat of Burnley, an FA spokesperson confirmed Monday. Manchester City‘s new boy was given his second league start of the season in the weekend test, and appeared to dramatically flop to the turf when ...

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5 candidates who could replace Ronald Koeman at Everton

After 16 months in charge, the search for Ronald Koeman’s replacement at Everton has begun. The Dutch manager, who was sacked Monday, leaves the Toffees in the bottom three of the Premier League after a dreadful start to the season that saw the club register just four wins during 15 matches in all competitions. Here’s a look at the possible ...

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Everton announces Ronald Koeman's dismissal

by Gordon Brunt 59m ago Action Images via Reuters / Carl Recine Livepic Everton’s disastrous start to the season has culminated in the firing of Ronald Koeman Sunday’s decisive loss to Arsenal was Koeman’s last chance to salvage his dwindling reputation, with the announcement Monday that Everton had parted ways with the Dutch manager. Following a disappointing Europa League home ...

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Mbappe beats Dembele, Jesus to win 2017 Golden Boy award

Mbappe, Dembele, Jesus named finalists for Golden Boy award Mbappe, Dembele, Jesus named finalists for Golden Boy award liga 1d ago EPL | theScore

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