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Dec 15

Australia hit all-time high as USA end 2017 on top

USA will bring in another new year as the top-ranked women’s national team after holding on to top spot in the final FIFA Women’s World Ranking of 2017.

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Dec 15

Barnsley head coach Paul Heckingbottom surprises lifelong fan during hospice visit

Barnsley boss Paul Heckingbottom surprises lifelong Reds fan Hazel during a hospice visit by players and staff of the Championship club.

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Dec 15

Lyon and Marseille clash in Olympico

Olympique Lyonnais and Olympique de Marseille meet on Sunday in a game that could decide which of them is on the Ligue 1 Conforama podium come Christmas.

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Dec 15

The Week in Numbers

Mind-blowing support in Nuevo Leon, a goal-scoring goalie grandfather, a new African king in Germany, Canada conquering the USA, and rampant sides from Buenos Aires, Manchester and Sydney feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review.

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Dec 15

Global showdown awaits in Abu Dhabi

South American champions Gremio stand in the way of Real Madrid becoming the first club to win the FIFA Club World Cup in successive years on Saturday.

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Dec 15

Ueno: Japan are going to be world champions again

Mami Ueno, Golden Boot winner at the last FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, speaks to FIFA.com about stepping up into the senior ranks and her hopes of helping the team to glory at the 2019 senior finals in France.

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Dec 15

Ueno: Japan are going to be world champions again

Mami Ueno, Golden Boot winner at the last FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, speaks to FIFA.com about stepping up into the senior ranks and her hopes of helping the team to glory at the 2019 senior finals in France.

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Dec 15

Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend

Will there be goals galore again at the Etihad, could West Ham finish off Hughes and is Jack Wilshere the man to bring some beauty back into Arsenal’s play?Since 2010-11, when the two games between these sides featured one goal between them, this has n…

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Dec 14

MOTD analysis: Why Tottenham have a point to prove at Man City

Tottenham’s title hopes are over but Mauricio Pochettino’s side need to show they belong at the top when they play Manchester City on Saturday, says Jermaine Jenas.

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Dec 14

Robert Lewandowski makes Bundesliga history and Bayer Leverkusen and Schalke can’t be beaten! It’s the Matchday 16 stastistical breakdown

Robert Lewandowski created Bundesliga history, Bayer Leverkusen and Schalke maintained their unbeaten runs and RB Leipzig reach a…

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Dec 14

Bundesliga Team of the Week: Matchday 16

A midweek dose of Bundesliga action brought no shortage of goals and drama on Matchday 16 as Robert Lewandowski continued to rewrite the…

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Dec 14

Borussia Mönchengladbach vs. Hamburg: Probable line-ups and stats

Borussia Mönchengladbach host Hamburg in the final Friday night (kick-off 20:30 CET/19:30 GMT) match of 2017 with the Foals’ injury-hit…

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Dec 14

Hoffenheim’s Nadiem Amiri: the refugees’ son who hasn’t forgotten his roots

Hoffenheim ‘s Nadiem Amiri may not have had to walk quite as arduous a road as his refugee parents, but on the doorstep of global stardom…

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Dec 14

Sounders acquire defender Waylon Francis from Columbus

The Seattle Sounders have bolstered their defense by acquiring defender Waylon Francis from Columbus in exchange for $50,000 in general allocation money. Seattle made its first significant move of the offseason on Thursday by adding depth to a positio…

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Dec 14

Porto cup win completes midweek programme

Porto stormed through to the Portuguese Cup quarter-finals with a 4-0 home success a day after Real Madrid fought back to book a spot in the FIFA Club World Cup final.

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Dec 14

Calvert-Lewin, Kenny and Holgate sign new deals at Everton

Everton forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin and defenders Jonjoe Kenny and Mason Holgate sign long-term deals at the club.

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