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November 28, 2014

Franz Beckenbauer
19:15 GMT

In a latest development to the controversy revolving around World Cup bidding process, Germany's World Cup-winning captain and coach Franz Beckenbauer is being probed by the independent ethics investigator Michael Garcia over his part in picking Russia and Qatar as World Cup hosts.

November 27, 2014

Real Madrid logo change
16:28 GMT

The spillover of religious intolerance from the Middle East into Europe was dramatically revealed today, as Spanish soccer giant Real Madrid unveiled an adjusted logo for inclusion on a brand new credit card issued by the National Bank of Abu Dhabi.

Wesley Sneijder
16:15 GMT

Wesley Sneijder's agent revealed he will hold talks with Galatasaray chiefs following his client's recent omission from the squad.

Khoukhi Boualem celebrates after scoring Qatar's winning goal
08:01 GMT

Qatar won their third Gulf Cup title after recovering from an early goal to beat hosts Saudi Arabia 2-1 on Wednesday.

November 26, 2014

 Ludogorets 2-2 Liverpool: Draw sets up must-win Basel clash for Reds
22:16 GMT

Simon Mignolet's error gave the Bulgarians an early lead before Rickie Lambert and Jordan Henderson turned it around but a late equaliser denied the Reds a morale-boosting win

Arsenal 2-0 Borussia Dortmund: Sanogo & Alexis send Gunners through
22:14 GMT

The French striker scored his first competitive Gunners goal just over a minute into the game before the Chilean booked their passage with an excellent finish on the hour

PFC Ludogorets v Liverpool: Preview and projected lineups
13:41 GMT

PFC Ludogorets and Liverpool hold up the bottom of their group and they will both hope for Real Madrid to crush FC Basel so that a victory of either of them could perhaps spell their chance to escape to the next round of the UEFA Champions League.

Arsenal v Borussia Dortmund: Preview and predicted lineups
13:08 GMT

Borussia Dortmund have all but secured their place as a first seed in the knockout stages and a draw is all they need to guarantee that.

November 25, 2014

Manchester City 3-2 Bayern Munich: Incredible Aguero rescues qualification hopes
22:26 GMT

Manuel Pellegrini's side were heading out of the Champions League against a side who were down to 10 men for the majority before the Argentine bagged his second and third late

Schalke 0-5 Chelsea: Mourinho's men cruise into Champions League last 16
22:23 GMT

The Blues guaranteed a place at the top of their group after a dominating victory over club hero Roberto Di Matteo's side in Gelsenkirchen, playing some excellent football

Ryan Giggs
16:17 GMT

The Welshman, who is currently serving as Louis van Gaal's assistant at Old Trafford, is refusing to rule out the possibility of going elsewhere to earn his coaching stripes

Copa America 2015 logo
00:49 GMT

The holders will take on the beaten World Cup finalists while Colombia will have a chance to avenge their defeat this summer when they face Brazil

November 24, 2014

Lionel Messi
21:42 GMT

The Barcelona forward, who became La Liga's all-time leading goalscorer on Saturday, made headlines last week when hinted that he could leave Camp Nou in the near future

Manuel Neuer
17:03 GMT

World football's governing body has announced the candidates for the position of goalkeeper in this year's dream team

November 23, 2014

Crystal Palace 3-1 Liverpool: Lambert off the mark but Reds slip up again (picture courtesy of
15:54 GMT

The visitors took an early lead through Rickie Lambert although goals from Dwight Gayle, Joe Ledley and Mile Jedinak secured all three points for Neil Warnock's side