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Ronaldo wins Fifa’s player of the year award

Cristiano Ronaldo won FIFA's player of the year award for the fourth time on Monday, beating his old rival Lionel Messi.

​Indian football a slumbering giant

With help from the Dutch, India hopes to kick-start the beautiful game from the roots up.

Court of Arbitration for Sport maintains Sepp Blatter ban

Blatter was banned from all soccer-related activity last December along with then-European soccer boss Michel Platini.

Lionel Messi wins Ballon d’Or for fifth time

The mercurial Argentine has reclaimed football's most prestigious individual honour after losing out to Cristiano Ronaldo in the previous two seasons.

Chuck Blazer banned from football for life

Former Fifa executive committee member Chuck Blazer has been found guilty of "many and various acts of misconduct continuously and repeatedly".

Blatter becomes new focus of FBI probe

US media reports say the FBI has a new focus on Fifa supremo Sepp Blatter, but many are already asking who the next chief of Fifa will be.

Ochoa Mexico’s World Cup hero, Akinfeev Russia’s villain

Tuesday night's Fifa World Cup matches produced more drama after Mexico held Brazil to a 0-all draw, and South Korea keeping Russia at 1-1.

Ronaldo sweeps aside Messi to win Ballon d’Or

Choking with emotion after accepting his award, Cristiano Ronaldo has taken the Ballon d'Or title - a prize Lionel Messi has dominated for four years.

Ronaldo says he has cleared the air with Blatter

Real Madrid player Cristiano Ronaldo has reconciled with Sepp Blatter after the Fifa president's hairdresser jibe.

Messi walks away with Fifa Ballon D’Or award

The 25-year-old Lionel Messi has been named the world's best player for the fourth time in a row.

Croatia tie Italy in Euro 2012 face-off

Croatia's Mario Mandzukic took his third goal of Euro 2012 to earn a 1-1 draw against Italy who let their rivals off the hook after taking the lead.

Blatter cleared by Fifa ethics committee

Fifa's ethics committee cleared president Sepp Blatter in soccer's bribery investigation on Sunday but temporarily suspended his former rival.

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