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December 17, 2014

Taarabt escalates pressure on Balotelli terming him 'no world class player'
08:48 GMT

Moroccan international Adel Taarabt has confessed that Liverpool forward Mario Balotelli never struck him as a world-class player, thus escalating pressure on him on the account of a poor run at Liverpool.

December 16, 2014

Cruz Azul 0-4 Real Madrid: European champions smash Mexicans to reach Club World Cup final
22:07 GMT

Sergio Ramos and Karim Benzema's goals in the first half left the Concacaf club - who had a penalty saved - trailing before Gareth Bale and Isco cleaned up in the latter 45 minutes

Fifa logo
16:12 GMT

FIFA dismissed Michael Garcia's appeal against the summary of his investigation into the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, which were awarded to Russia and Qatar, on Tuesday.

Real Madrid v Cruz Azul Preview: Blancos begin bid for fourth world title
16:10 GMT

The European champions will be heavy favourites to progress to the final with their Mexican opponents making what is their maiden appearance in the tournament

Thierry Henry
15:30 GMT

Former Arsenal and France striker Thierry Henry has announced his retirement from football after a trophy-laden career that spanned 20-years and has taken up a media role now.

December 15, 2014

Champions League knockout fixture dates
23:30 GMT

Uefa Champions League round of 16 fixture dates

David De Gea
16:35 GMT

The Spanish goalkeeper earned rave reviews again for his heroics in Sunday's 3-0 win over Liverpool but his compatriot would prefer that he had fewer saves to make

Europa League draw
13:46 GMT

The Serie A outfit will have to deal with the Eredivisie giants, while a tricky trip to Turkey awaits Brendan Rodgers' struggling Reds

The English champions will have to deal with the Spanish giants, while Chelsea were paired with PSG again
11:38 GMT

The English champions will have to deal with the Spanish giants, while Chelsea were paired with PSG again

Cristiano Ronaldo
09:54 GMT

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has been crowned BBC's Oversees Sports Personality 2014 award as he upstaged tennis player Serena Williams, boxer Floyd Mayweather and MotoGP rider Marc Marquez to claim the coveted prize.

December 14, 2014

Real Madrid squad
22:13 GMT

Real Madrid will make their Club World Cup debut in Marrakesh rather than Rabat this season after Tuesday's semi-final with Cruz Azul was moved due to pitch problems.

Manchester United 3-0 Liverpool: Rooney & Van Persie on target as hosts march on
15:41 GMT

Manchester United's resurgence continued on Sunday as rivals Liverpool were easily beaten 3-0 at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Franck Ribery
13:37 GMT

The ex-France international says he is settled in Bavaria and feels happily married to the club, but nonetheless admitted that he is open to a new experience elsewhere

Manchester United squad
10:09 GMT

Glazers promise to spend huge amounts of money in bid to convert Man U into Galacticos club worth 3 bln pounds

December 13, 2014

Torrado at the double as Mexicans oust nine-man Australians (picture courtesy of fifa.com)
23:28 GMT

The captain cancelled out Iacopo La Rocca's opener with a minute of normal time remaining and then struck again after Mariano Pavone had put Luis Fernando Tena's men ahead