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November 20, 2013

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.

Barcelona plotting move for Chelsea midfielder Ramires during January window
09:47 GMT

Spanish giants Barcelona are interested to sign Chelsea midfielder Ramires in January, according to reports.

November 19, 2013

Manchester United star close to signing a new contract
22:30 GMT

As much as Manchester United are looking forward to signing a creative midfielder, they are also interested in keeping the current star performers. Michael Carrick has been one of the best players for United in recent years. He signed a three-year deal with the club back in 2011, which is close to coming to an end.

Algeria 1-0 (3-3) Burkina Faso: Bougherra sends Fennecs to World Cup
20:24 GMT

The defender scored the only goal of the game to ensure his side emerged victorious from their play-off and booked their place at World Cup 2014

Egypt 2-1 Ghana (agg. 3-7): Zaki and Gedo strike but Black Stars win through
18:07 GMT

A healthy lead from the first leg was more than enough for the 2010 quarter-finalists to book a place in Brazil

Chelsea and Arsenal stars feature in top 10 most expensive transfers in football history
15:51 GMT

Several of the most expensive transfers in world football history took place over the course of this summer's transfer window with the likes of Mesut Ozil, Neymar, Gareth Bale and Radamel Falcao all leaving their former clubs for greener pastures.

Uruguay-Jordan Preview: La Celeste on brink of Brazil
12:48 GMT

Oscar Tabarez's side dispatched their Asian opponents 5-0 in the first leg and should finish the job off at a canter and book their tickets to the World Cup

Maradona tips Dubai to be best sporting venue
12:40 GMT

Diego Maradona has led the array of accolades for Dubai’s achievement of being named the world’s second best sporting city at the Seventh International Sports Event Management (ISEM) Awards in London earlier this month.

Messi 'happy' at Barca despite rumors of 'mega-money' Premier League move
10:11 GMT

Barcelona star Lionel Messi has reportedly indicated he has no intention of leaving his club amid speculation linking him with a mega-money move to Premier League side Manchester City.

LeBron James considering launching MLS franchise in Miami with Becks
04:10 GMT

Former England football star David Beckham and American basketball great LeBron James are reportedly considering joining forces to launch a new Major League Soccer (MLS) franchise in Miami.

November 18, 2013

World Cup 2014: Desert Foxes on their way for 4th glorious qualification
22:46 GMT

The Algerian football team will play Tuesday, in Blida, against Burkina Faso to qualify for 2014 World Cup in Brazil, with the hope of fulfilling the dream of all the Algerians: snatching a fourth qualification for a final passage to one of the world’s largest sporting events.

Chelsea Transfer News: Galatasaray confirm no truth in John Terry rumors
22:39 GMT

There have been no major transfer rumours surrounding John Terry in the last four years. The links with Manchester City in 2009 remain as the closest Terry has come to leaving Chelsea. However, the possibility of Chelsea's captain leaving Stamford Bridge...

Fifa responds to Amnesty International‏: Qatar addressing labour laws
15:38 GMT

Football's governing body has claimed that the Arabian state has already begun addressing allegations of "human rights abuses" on work sites