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Senamuang spurs Thailand’s rise

Thailand continued their impressive progress up the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking at the start of 2016, gaining 12 positions in January’s edition to move up to 121st. In doing so, the Warring Elephants emerged as the biggest movers during a quiet period for international football in general, and indeed for the Thais themselves. Their current position may still be some way ...

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Real Madrid's Champions League win in Cardiff 'dream come true' for Gareth Bale

Gareth Bale’s dreams came true as Real Madrid clinched a historic Champions League triumph in his home city of Cardiff. Having played an important role in the triumphs of 2014 and 2016, the 27-year-old started this year’s showpiece finale on the bench. Zinedine Zidane favoured in-form Isco for a final that Bale en… UEFA Champions League Football News

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Winners Arsenal take it all against Chelsea in Community Shield at Wembley

Arsenal won Sunday’s Community Shield after Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and Alvaro Morata missed penalties in a shootout at Wembley. The season curtain-raiser between Premier League champions Chelsea and FA Cup winners Arsenal finished 1-1 after 90 minutes. An English football first followed as the ‘ABBA’ … Premier League Football News

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Groups decided for Grand Final

32 Grand Finalists drawn into four groups Leigh Smith weighs in on groups of death Grand Final draw held at Sky Studios  On 5 August, the last two names were added to the list of 32 Grand Finalists for FIWC 2017 after the conclusion of the first ever FIFA Interactive Club World Cup. Shortly after the final match of the ...

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Exploring the 11 World XIs

The FIFA/FIFPro World XI reached a fitting milestone when the 2015 team was announced on stage at the Kongresshaus in Zurich; it was the 11th time the world’s footballers had voted their fellow professionals into a ‘dream team’ of superstars. FIFA.com takes a look back at some of the key figures from the 11 XIs since the inaugural team was ...

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Cristiano Ronaldo feels youthful after latest Champions League triumph

Cristiano Ronaldo says he feels as young as ever after guiding Real Madrid to a record 12th triumph in European football’s premier competition. Ronaldo scored twice in the 4-1 victory over Juventus in Cardiff as Real became the first side to retain the Champions League trophy in the modern era. It was Ronaldo’s fo… UEFA Champions League Football News

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Luka Modric believes Real Madrid will dominate European football for some time

Luka Modric believes Real Madrid are set to dominate European football for some time yet. Real claimed their third Champions League title in four seasons by brushing aside Juventus 4-1 at the National Stadium of Wales in Cardiff on Saturday night. By doing so, Real were crowned kings of Europe for a record 12th time… UEFA Champions League Football News

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Southgate hoping England youngsters can force their way into club first teams

England boss Gareth Southgate has hailed an “incredible summer” for the nation following plenty of tournament success – but knows a lot of the young talent on display still face a battle to make it at their clubs. Southgate watched on as the England Under-20s won the World Cup and the Toulon Tournament, while the Under-… England Football News

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Atlético de Madrid and Real Madrid sanctioned for international transfers of minors

The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has sanctioned Spanish clubs Atlético de Madrid and Real Madrid for breaches relating to the international transfer and registration of players under the age of 18. The two clubs were found to have violated several provisions concerning the international transfer and first registration of minor players as well as other relevant provisions with regard to the ...

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Liverpool still eyeing transfer targets ahead of deadline day – Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool are still eyeing new transfer targets ahead of deadline day, according to manager Jurgen Klopp. New talent and players returning from injury has given the Reds a pre-season boost, but the German is not ruling anything out in the transfer market. Senegal winger Sadio Mane made his first appearance sinc… Premier League Football News

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