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Wesley Sneijder: I could’ve been as good as Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo

Former Netherlands international Wesley Sneijder believes he could have matched the levels of Messi and Ronaldo with more commitment.
Manchester City have launched a compensation scheme for victims of historical child sexual abuse, the club said on Tuesday.

Manchester City star opens talks over new deal amid Real Madrid links

Manchester City have reportedly entered talks with Raheem Sterling over a new contract, set to increase his £300,000-a-week wages.
Paris Saint-Germain forward Edinson Cavani has confirmed there was a heated exchange with Lionel Messi during Uruguay’s 2-2 friendly draw with Argentina on Monday amid claims he offered to fight his opponent.

Edinson Cavani confirms Lionel Messi confrontation amid claims Uruguay striker challenged Argentina captain to...

Paris Saint-Germain forward Edinson Cavani has confirmed there was a heated exchange with Lionel Messi during Uruguay’s 2-2 friendly draw with Argentina on Monday amid claims he offered to fight his opponent.
Brazil head coach Tite said he was told to shut up by Argentina captain Lionel Messi in the friendly clash between the South American rivals.

Tite: Lionel Messi comparisons with Pele have no credibility

Brazil head coach Tite has dismissed Lionel Messi’s credentials as the greatest footballer of all time after insisting comparisons between him and Pele have no credibility.
Eden Hazard has been named in the Belgium squad for their upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers against San Marino and Scotland.

Real Madrid star Eden Hazard singled out as Mikel Obi’s laziest former team-mate

Ex-Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel has labelled "incredible" Real Madrid winger Eden Hazard the laziest of all his former team-mates.
Trabzonspor midfielder Mikel Obi has labelled Real Madrid playmaker a lazy player.

Mikel Obi: Eden Hazard is a lazy player

Mikel who won the Champions League, the Europa League, the Premier League twice and three FA Cups during his 11 years at Chelsea played alongside the Belgian captain for five seasons before he joined Tianjin TEDA in 2017.
Bringing Neymar back to Catalunya from Paris Saint Germain will always be an option for Barcelona, according to Eric Abidal.

Eric Abidal: Neymar will always be an option for Barcelona

Bringing Neymar back to Catalunya from Paris Saint Germain "will always be an option" for Barcelona, according to Eric Abidal.
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Eric Abidal: Barcelona are talking to Lionel Messi’s representatives

Barcelona sporting director Eric Abidal has indicated that the club are dealing with Lionel Messi’s contract renewal as a matter of priority.
Brazil captain Thiago Silva has accused his Argentina counterpart Lionel Messi of trying to influence the referee during Friday’s friendly between the sides in Saudi Arabia.

Thiago Silva: Lionel Messi tries to manipulate referees

Brazil captain Thiago Silva has accused his Argentina counterpart Lionel Messi of trying to influence the referee during Friday’s friendly between the sides in Saudi Arabia.
New Juventus centre-back Matthijs de Ligt has refuted claims that money played a big part in his high-profile move to Italy this month.

Nathan Ake: Matthijs de Ligt is a lot like Virgil van Dijk

Nathan Ake thinks that Juventus' Matthijs de Ligt has all the same gifts as Ballon d'Or frontrunner Virgil van Dijk and hopes the Liverpool star goes onto be crowned the world's best player.
Brazil head coach Tite said he was told to shut up by Argentina captain Lionel Messi in the friendly clash between the South American rivals.

Lionel Messi told me to ‘shut my mouth’ – Brazil coach

Brazil head coach Tite said he was told to shut up by Argentina captain Lionel Messi in the friendly clash between the South American rivals.
Lionel Messi scores on his return to the national team as Argentina beat Brazil 1-0 in an international friendly match at the King Saudi University Stadium on Friday night.

Lionel Messi hails Argentina versatility after win over Brazil

Lionel Messi praised Argentina’s work ethic after scoring the winner on his return to international football in Albiceleste’s 1-0 win against five-time world champions Brazil on Friday night.
Lionel Messi scores on his return to the national team as Argentina beat Brazil 1-0 in an international friendly match at the King Saudi University Stadium on Friday night.

Lionel Messi scores on his return as Argentina beat Brazil

Lionel Messi scores on his return to the national team as Argentina beat Brazil 1-0 in an international friendly match at the King Saudi University Stadium on Friday night.
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Timo Werner: Only Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are playing at Robert Lewandowski’s level

Timo Werner acknowledges he has little hope of outscoring Robert Lewandowski in the Bundesliga this season, as the Bayern Munich forward's form can only be matched by Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu believes five-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi could end up staying at the club for another five years.

Lionel Messi will stay at Barcelona for the next five years – club president

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu believes five-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi could end up staying at the club for another five years.
Ernesto Valverde has praised Lionel Messi after the Argentine scored a hat-trick against Celta Vigo on Saturday night.

Ernesto Valverde: Lionel Messi has mastered freekicks to perfection

Ernesto Valverde has praised Lionel Messi after the Argentine scored a hat-trick against Celta Vigo on Saturday night.
Lionel Messi’s hat-trick in Barcelona’s 4-1 victory over Celta Vigo on Saturday, saw him equal Cristiano Ronaldo’s record.

Lionel Messi equals Cristiano Ronaldo’s record as Barcelona beat Celta Vigo

Lionel Messi’s hat-trick in Barcelona’s 4-1 victory over Celta Vigo on Saturday, saw him equal Cristiano Ronaldo’s record.
FC Barcelona’s players pose before their La Liga-Serie A Cup match against SSC Napoli on August 10, 2019 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by JEFF KOWALSKY - AFP)

Edmilson: Barcelona are approaching the end of a cycle

Barcelona are approaching “the end of the cycle”, says Edmilson, with some big decisions set to be made at Camp Nou when the current campaign comes to a close.

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