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November 22, 2013

Adidas extends FIFA World Cup football sponsorship until 2030
22:24 GMT

German sportswear maker Adidas will remain the official partner of the FIFA World Cup until 2030.

Pele calls Zinedine Zidane better than Lionel Messi
22:11 GMT

Football legend Pele has said that Lionel Messi still needs to surpass former French midfielder Zinedine Zidane, who he thinks was better than him.

Pepsi 'forced to apologise' for Cristiano Ronaldo 'voodoo doll' ad (Picture courtesy of
14:45 GMT

Pepsi Max have apologised to Cristiano Ronaldo for an advert where he is shown as a voodoo doll on train tracks before the World Cup qualifier against Sweden.

Everton vs Liverpool: Toffees and Reds projected lineups
13:34 GMT

Everton and Liverpool re-engage in their rivalry early Saturday when the Red side of Merseyside travel a mile across Stanley Park from Anfield to Goodison Park.

Arsenal vs Southampton: Gunners and Saints projected lineups
13:01 GMT

Arsenal head into week 12 looking to maintain their record at the top of the Premier League table. However, surprise team of the season Southampton will be looking to claim another major win when they travel to the Emirates.

November 21, 2013

Transfer Talk: Xabi Alonso to Chelsea? Draxler on Arsenal and More
22:13 GMT

Xabi Alonso is on the verge of signing a new contract at Real Madrid amid interest from Chelsea and Manchester United.

Ronaldo could be this year's Ballon d'Or winner
14:59 GMT

Real Madrid player Cristiano Ronaldo may have improved his chances of winning the Ballon d'Or after a voting deadline was extended by FIFA for the award to November 29.

Real Madrid planning 40-mln-pound January bid for Suarez
09:57 GMT

Real Madrid is readying a January bid of around 40 million pounds for Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, according to reports.

Nigeria, France, Portugal & the nations that have qualified for the World Cup
01:16 GMT

With the completion of the European and African play-offs, as well as the intercontinental ties between New Zealand and Mexico, and Uruguay and Jordan, we now know the identity of every participant in the 2014 World Cup.

Uruguay 0-0 Jordan (agg 5-0): South Americans seal World Cup berth despite bore draw
00:59 GMT

Oscar Tabarez's men were unable to break down their Asian opponents in Montevideo but it mattered not in light of their resounding win in Amman last week

November 20, 2013

Blatter: Qatar working conditions 'unacceptable'
23:09 GMT

Charity organisation Amnesty International have made allegations of "human rights abuses" on construction sites in the Arabian state

Airtel in new partnership with Manchester United
22:39 GMT

AIRTEL Tanzania has announced a partnership deal with English Premier League champions Manchester United that will see the telecom firm's customers win all expenses paid trips to watch the club's matches live at Old Trafford stadium.

Former Arsenal man Cesc Fabregas wants to retire at Barcelona
15:16 GMT

Cesc Fabregas is turning out to be an influential player for Barcelona. He was initially thought of as the successor to Xavi, but he has already produced more goals and assists this season than Iniesta and Xavi combined.

Fifa extends Ballon d'Or voting deadline
13:24 GMT

World football's governing body has confirmed that the date has been put back to November 29 due to a low number of responses, while those who have submitted can change their mind

Oman to take on Bahrain in opener
11:37 GMT

Oman will play in Group B alongside Iraq and Bahrain in the 8th West Asian Football Federation (WAFF) Championship to be held in Qatar.