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FIFA The Best Awards Shortlist: No Cristiano Ronaldo; Mohammed Salah Joins Lionel Messi, Robert Lewandowski

Jan 07, 2022 Associated Press (AP)

Cristiano Ronaldo, a five-time winner, failed to make the cut for only the second time since he was first nominated at the 2007 FIFA awards. He missed out at the 2010 awards when Messi won ahead of Andres Iniesta and Xavi.

La Liga 2021-22, Real Madrid Vs Athletic Bilbao: Karim Benzema Nets 12th League Goal In 1-0 Win

Dec 02, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

The win helped Real Madrid go seven points clear of Atletico Madrid at the top of La Liga 2021-22. This was also Karim Benzema’s eighth goal in his last seven matches with club and country.


Lionel Messi Beats Robert Lewandowski To Win Ballon d'Or For Record Seventh Time

Paris Saint-Germain's Lionel Messi was awarded the prestigious Ballon d'Or for a record-extending seventh time in a glittering ceremony in Paris. Barcelona's Alexia Putellas became the third winner of the women's award.

Live Streaming Details Of Ballon d’Or 2021: Will Lionel Messi Be In Seventh Heaven?

Nov 29, 2021 Koushik Paul

The Ballon d’Or 2021 award ceremony will be held at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris. Lionel Messi tops the list with six titles while Cristiano Ronaldo lifted the crown on five occasions.


Premier League 2021-22: Jorginho’s Penalty Earns Chelsea 1-1 Draw Against Manchester United

Jadon Sancho gave Manchester United the lead in the 50th minute against Chelsea in their EPL 2021-22 clash on Sunday. Jorginho equalised with a penalty on 69 minutes for the Blues.

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03 December, 2020

Ronaldo 750: Overheads, Free-Kicks And Backheels - 10 of Cristiano's Best Goals

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Following Cristiano Ronaldo's 750th career goal, we recall 10 of the Portugal and Juventus star's greatest efforts during his stellar career.


24 November, 2020

Bundesliga: Robert Lewandowski Reflects On Award-Winning Season

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With 55 goals in 47 games across all competitions, Lewandowski led Bayern to the Bundesliga, German Cup and Champions League titles


24 November, 2020

Cristiano Ronaldo Doesn't Receive Special Treatment At Juventus, Says Andrea Pirlo

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Andrea Pirlo said Cristiano Ronaldo was treated like any other player at Juventus.


20 November, 2020

FIFA Books In The Best Awards Despite Ballon D'Or Absence In 'Extraordinary Year'

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The Ballon d'Or has been cancelled for 2020, but FIFA considers it important to honour "achievements in this extraordinary year"


15 November, 2020

Rumour Has It: Manchester City Continue To Make Lionel Messi Plans, Pep Guardiola Closer To Extension

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Lionel Messi's future remains unclear, and Manchester City are said to be making plans to move for the Barcelona captain.


14 November, 2020

Cristiano Ronaldo Definitely Faster Than Me, Says Olympic Gold Medallist Usain Bolt

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World-record holder and eight-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt feels five-time Ballon d'Or winner and footballer Cristiano Ronaldo is faster.


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29 August, 2020

I Deserve To Win The Ballon d'Or: Robert Lewandowski

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Robert Lewandowski thinks he would be a worthy winner of the 2020 Ballon d'Or if the prize had not been scrapped for the year


25 August, 2020

'Lethal' Robert Lewandowski Deserves Ballon d'Or, Says Nuno Gomes

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The Ballon d'Or is not being awarded in 2020, something Nuno Gomes thinks is unfair on Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski


19 August, 2020

Kylian Mbappe Backs Neymar To Realise Ballon d'Or Dream If PSG Win Champions League

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Kylian Mbappe has no doubt his PSG team-mate Neymar is among the very best in the world as they eye a maiden Champions League triumph


20 July, 2020

Ballon d'Or Will Not Be Awarded In 2020

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Lionel Messi will not win a seventh Ballon d'Or for his 2020 efforts after France Football announced it will not be awarded this year


21 May, 2020

Eden Hazard Can Win Ballon D'Or At Real Madrid: Roberto Martinez

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Belgium boss Roberto Martinez spoke about Eden Hazard and his tough start to life at Real Madrid


09 May, 2020

Fabio Cannavaro Sympathises With Virgil Van Dijk Over Lionel Messi's Ballon d'Or Triumph

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Defenders face an uphill struggle to win individual awards even before a ball has been kicked, according to Fabio Cannavaro


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10 December, 2019

Let's Have Two Ballon D'Or Awards - One For Lionel Messi/Cristiano Ronaldo And One For Others: Sergio Ramos

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Sergio Ramos jokes Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo should have their own prize, to allow everyone else a chance of Ballon d'Or glory


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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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