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I didn’t grab your ass – Sepp Blatter replies Hope Solo

The former head of world football Sepp Blatter said Saturday that claims by US women’s goalkeeper Hope Solo that he had grabbed her backside were “absurd”.

Neymar is the best in the world – Julio Cesar

Julio Cesar has hailed Neymar as the best player in the world, but still thinks Lionel Messi is better.

US goalkeeper Hope Solo accuses Sepp Blatter of sexual assault

US women’s goalkeeper Hope Solo has accused former FIFA president Sepp Blatter of sexually assaulting her at an awards ceremony in 2013.

Eden Hazard cannot be compared to Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo – Eidur Gudjohnsen

Former Chelsea striker Eidur Gudjohnsen has said the Blues ace, Eden Hazard, is in a category of group of players that are one level below Barca’s Lionel Messi and Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo.

I wouldn’t swap Harry Kane for any player – Jan Vertonghen

Jan Vertonghen says Tottenham team-mate Harry Kane is in such good form that he would not swap him for any other player.

I’ve long way to go before I can win Ballon d’Or – Kylian Mbappe

Kylian Mbappe is aware that he is a long way short of yet challenging the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar for the Ballon d’Or.

Cristiano Ronaldo set to retain world award

Cristiano Ronaldo is in line to retain his crown as FIFA men’s player of the year in London on Monday night, Daily Mail reports.

FIFA Best Player: Cristiano Ronaldo is ahead of Lionel Messi, Neymar – Francesco Totti

Italian Legend, Francesco Totti, has given his opinion on the FIFA Best Player Awards and believes it will be another joyous night for Cristiano Ronaldo.

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo ‘has to win’ Ballon d’Or – Isco

Real Madrid midfielder Isco has backed Cristiano Ronaldo to retain the Ballon d'Or and described his teammate as a "killer" after he ended his recent La Liga goal drought.

Monaco vice president Vadim Vasilyev defends Radamel Falcao after claims of collusion

Monaco have defended their "sincere" captain Radamel Falcao following claims of collusion during a World Cup qualifying game last week.

Chelsea in good condition for Premier League title challenge – Eden Hazard

Chelsea are in "good condition" for a Premier League title challenge, says Eden Hazard, who admits he has "no chance" of winning the 2017 Ballon d'Or.

Tottenham cannot compete financially with Manchester clubs – Mauricio Pochettino

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has acknowledged that Spurs will struggle to compete with the financial power of the two Manchester clubs.

Tottenham must match Harry Kane’s ambitions – Darren Anderton

Harry Kane will only stay at Tottenham Hotspur if the club are ready to match his ambitions and brave enough to reject wealthy suitors, according to former Spurs and England midfielder Darren Anderton.

Cristiano Ronaldo sells one of his Ballon d’Ors

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has auctioned one of his four Ballon d’Ors for a whopping €600,000 at a charity auction.

Neymar’s father surprised he left Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain

Neymar's father has told Telefoot that his son's decision to quit Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain "took me by surprise," but he left the Camp Nou to get out of his comfort zone.

I tried to make Neymar stay at Barcelona – Neymar Sr

Neymar would still be a Barcelona player had he listened to his dad, The Sun reports.

Accolade good, but I’m still a player for future – Asensio

Cristiano Ronaldo’s praise has delighted Marco Asensio, but the Real Madrid attacking midfielder does not have his team-mate’s Ballon d’Or crown in his sights any time soon.

Ronaldo’s slow start sparks Ballon D’or race

Two games without a goal is run of the mill for most footballers, but for Cristiano Ronaldo it constitutes a drought.

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