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November 9, 2014

Robin van Persie
14:05 GMT

Netherlands football team captain Robin van Persie is reportedly set to be offered a two-year extension to his current deal, which is due to end at the end of next season, at Manchester United.

Cristiano Ronaldo
05:46 GMT

World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo is of the opinion that he would be considered one of the greatest footballers of all time in history by the time he retires.

November 8, 2014

The Confederation of African football (CAF) logo
23:06 GMT

The north African nation have asked for the tournament to be postponed until 2016 over fears the Ebola disease could reach the country if they host it in January

Premier League: QPR 2-2 Manchester City: Aguero twice brings Blues back from the brink
19:52 GMT

Manchester City were held to a 2-2 draw by newly-promoted QPR as their questionable recent form continued on Saturday, needing Sergio Aguero to pull them back level twice.

Manchester United 1-0 Crystal Palace: Mata goal hands Van Gaal narrow victory
17:23 GMT

The Spaniard came off the bench in the second half to win it for the Red Devils, who struggled to break down their opponents for long periods of the match

Liverpool 1-2 Chelsea: Costa on target at unhappy Anfield
15:06 GMT

The Spain international striker netted a second-half winner for the Blues after Gary Cahill had cancelled out Emre Can's opener at an emotionally-charged Anfield

November 7, 2014

Algeria's Yacine Brahimi
22:56 GMT

The Confederation Africain Football (CAF) has announced the nominees for the 2014 African Player of the Year award.

Yaya Toure
19:22 GMT

The Ivorian has come under scrutiny this season but his manager insists he remains an important member of the squad at the Etihad Stadium

Jose Mourinho
19:20 GMT

Barcelona could move for Mourinho if Laporta wins presidency race.

November 6, 2014

George Weah
23:32 GMT

The former AC Milan star hopes the north African country will not be rushed into a making a call on whether to stage the event

Michel Platini
16:37 GMT

UEFA president Michel Platini has revealed that the 2022 Qatar World Cup must be played in winter and his stance has put him in direct opposition to some of Europe's biggest leagues and clubs, who want the tournament to be staged in May.

2022 Qatar World Cup logo
12:45 GMT

The global footballers' union boss has revealed that players could boycott the 2022 World Cup if the tournament is held in the summer.

November 5, 2014

Manchester City 1-2 CSKA Moscow: Toure & Fernandinho see red on dismal night for hosts
22:23 GMT

Seydou Doumbia struck twice in the first half to give the Russians a shock lead and the Premier League champions imploded in the second half, receiving two red cards

Maribor 1-1 Chelsea: Hazard misses penalty as Mourinho's men slump to draw
22:21 GMT

The Belgian's tame effort from 12 yards was parried away easily by Jasmin Handanovic as the Slovenian champions held on to claim a deserved point against the lacklustre Blues

Yaya Toure
16:51 GMT

Manchester City's Champions League game tonight has been overshadowed by the latest incident of racist abuse against Yaya Touré, which the police are investigating.