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The world’s top 100 footballers: which players should be on our list for 2014?

Germany are the indisputable champions of the world, but do any of their players warrant top spot above Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in our annual list?2014 was the year of the team. Germany became world-beaters with a goal created by one substitute and finished by another. Lionel Messi, the great player who was pitted against the great team, was left to scratch his head at the end of the World Cup final as he collected the player of the tournament award and the Germany team

19/12/2014 04:20

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Barcelona - Cordoba Preview: Catalans look to close on Real Madrid

The Blaugrana can draw to within a point of the Liga leaders with a win at Camp Nou and Luis Enrique's men have scored 21 goals in their last four home games in all competitions

19/12/2014 00:23

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Roberto Carlos: Neymar rivals Messi and Ronaldo

The former Selecao great says the current Brazil captain stands alongside the two Ballon d'Or nominees as the best in the world

18/12/2014 10:08

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I want to be like Messi - Traore

The 18-year-old scored his first goal for Barcelona in midweek and now hopes to follow in the Argentine superstar's footsteps and become a better player

18/12/2014 03:48

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Angel di Maria beats Lionel Messi to Argentine Player of the Year award...despite scoring 47 goals less than the Barcelona forward

Lionel Messi has scored 57 goals in 2014 for club and country, been named the best player at the World Cup and become the record goalscorers in both La Liga and Champions League history.

18/12/2014 03:35

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Ronaldo more decisive than Messi - Roberto Carlos

The former Real Madrid left-back has offered his opinion that the Portuguese forward is a more influential player than his Argentine counterpart

18/12/2014 01:24

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Man Utd’s Di Maria beats Barcelona ace Messi to Argentina award

Angel Di Maria has been named Argentina’s foreign-based player of the year for 2014. read more

17/12/2014 14:39

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Man Utd star Angel Di Maria BEATS Messi, Tevez & Higuain to earn coveted award

MANCHESTER UNITED star Angel Di Maria has been voted Argentina's foreign-based player of the year by the country's sports journalists.

17/12/2014 11:51

Sport | The Guardian

Martin Odegaard tries Bayern Munich but is it a case of too much, too young?

Stromsgodset’s 16-year-old international attacking midfielder has been to check out Arsenal and Liverpool already and is now training with the Bundesliga champions• How will Norwegian wonderboy cope with the pressure?In November 2003, Lionel Messi made his debut for Barcelona in a friendly to inaugurate Porto’s new stadium. He was 16 years and 145 days old, and the third younge

17/12/2014 10:02

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Leryn Franco: Messi’s the man for 2014

Paraguay's Leryn Franco, a successful athlete-turned-model, tells FIFA.com why she'll be rooting for Lionel Messi and Stephanie Roche at the FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala.

17/12/2014 06:57

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Goulart eyes Copa America showdown with ‘genius’ Messi

The 23-year-old sees next year's tournament in Chile as the perfect opportunity for Brazil to find some closure following their World Cup defeat to Germany

17/12/2014 05:45

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Zinedine Zidane best XI: Who joins usual suspects Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in the former Real Madrid legend's dream team

Former Real Madrid and France legend Zinedine Zidane has selected his current best XI that he would like to manage – and has surprisingly included fou

16/12/2014 07:05

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Del Piero the best Italian player ever, says Raul

The Spain legend has nothing but positive words for the Delhi Dynamos attacker, while also praising Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo

16/12/2014 04:30

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Champions League draw: Manchester City vs Barcelona

With Liverpool crashing out of the Champions League after the group stage, three teams are left in this year's tournament: Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City.

16/12/2014 03:55

Bleacher Report - Real Madrid

Zinedine Zidane Picks Dream Team of Players He'd Like to Manage

France legend Zinedine Zidane has picked a Dream Team of players he would like to manage and it is fair to say he likes attacking footballers! Zidane named a fearsome looking four-man attack that sees Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Zlatan Ibrahimovic playing in behind K

16/12/2014 02:25

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Champions League draw: Forget last season, Manchester City will find Barcelona are very beatable

Forget the Lionel Messi records, the fact Neymar and Luis Suarez are in the team, three European Cups won in the last eight years, and last year’s last-16 result; Manchester City can beat Barcelona this time around.

15/12/2014 18:42

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Champions League: Forget last season, this time Barça  are very beatable

Forget the Lionel Messi records, the fact Neymar and Luis Suarez are in the team, three European Cups won in the last eight years, and last year’s last-16 result; Manchester City can beat Barcelona this time around.

15/12/2014 18:42

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Manchester City must overcome Barcelona galacticos to reach Champions League latter stages

LUIS SUAREZ - not to mention Lionel Messi and Neymar - stand in the way of Manchester City's ambition to reach the latter stages of the Champions League.

15/12/2014 15:30

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'I always beat him at Fifa!' - Messi fired up to face Aguero

The Argentina captain says he is looking forward to the Champions League last 16 after Barcelona were drawn against Manchester City again

15/12/2014 11:20

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Champions League last-16 draw: live webchat with Barney Ronay

Barney is online now to discuss the eight Champions League ties• Which clubs will qualify for the quarter-finals?• Ranking the 16 teams in the competition• Cha

15/12/2014 06:54

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Madrid get luck of the draw as Barca handed short straw

COMMENT: The 2013-14 winners face an accessible route to the last eight as they face Schalke, but the Blaugrana meet Manchester City again in a tough test for Luis Enrique's side

15/12/2014 06:45

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You Can Finally Listen to D'Angelo's New Album, <i>The Black Messiah</i>

After a 14-year wait that seemed like it might last 140, D'Angelo released his new album Black Messiah tonight on iTunes and Spotify. Read more...

15/12/2014 05:04

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Manchester City know first-hand that beating Barcelona's Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez will be tough

Manchester City will feel like they have gone from the frying pan and into the fire after drawing Barcelona in the Round of 16 of the Champions League.

15/12/2014 05:02

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Champions League knockout stage draw – live!

Champions League last 16: the contenders reviewed and rankedAnd email jacob.steinberg@theguardian.com or tweet @JacobSteinberg 11.37am GMT As for Manchester City, their reward for beating Roma la

15/12/2014 04:37

Bleacher Report - Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo Becomes Only 4th Footballer to Ever Win BBC Overseas Award

Cristiano Ronaldo finally has an award that even Lionel Messi has never won. The Real Madrid star was named BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year on Sunday night, becoming just the fourth footballer to ever win the award.  The other three football winners were 

15/12/2014 03:11

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Robben: I'm not the best in the world

The Netherlands international has laughed off the suggestion that he is better than Barcelona ace Lionel Messi and Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo

15/12/2014 01:46

Sport | The Guardian

BBC Sports Personality of the Year – as it happened

A surprise result in Glasgow, as Lewis Hamilton beats Rory McIlroy and Jo Pavey into second and third place respectively, to win this year’s award 10.34pm GMT So, there we are: a second drivers’ championship beats two majors, in the eyes of the voting Great British Public. Congratulations Lewis, and all the other amazing achievers. Thanks all for your company - night.

14/12/2014 15:44

Sport | The Guardian

BBC Sports Personality of the Year – live!

Lewis Hamilton and Rory McIlroy the favouritesLatest updates from the awards ceremonyEmail daniel.harris.casual@theguardian.com. Tweet: @DanielHarrisThe alternative Sports Personality of the Year award – in pictures

14/12/2014 14:54

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Why are there so few black football managers?

Despite playing for England and scoring the first ever goal in the Premiership, Brian Deane had to move to Norway to get a job as a coach. Tim Lewis investigates a very uneven playing fieldA man stands up, spreads his arms wide and sings: “We love you Brian, we do.” He is instantly joined in the chant by a cluster of zealots dressed, like he is, from bobble hat to weatherproof boots in the royal blue and white livery of Sarpsborg 08 football clu

14/12/2014 03:00

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Kick-off time and pitch to blame for Barca draw - Zubizarreta

The Catalans struggled to create chances at a rain-soaked Coliseum Alfonso Perez and the former goalkeeper felt that the playing surface was a major contributing factor

14/12/2014 01:17

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Leicester 0 - Manchester City 1: Injury-hit City desperate for Frank Lampard to stay

MANCHESTER CITY introduced the teenage ‘mini Messi’ at the King Power Stadium but it was the no-frills Essex man who plundered the points.

13/12/2014 15:30

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Messi marginalised as Barca lose identity and vital ground to Madrid

COMMENT: The Catalans' disappointing draw at Getafe leaves them four points behind Real in La Liga and they will need to improve greatly to have any chance of winning the title

13/12/2014 11:26

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Barcelona labour to stalemate at Getafe as Lionel Messi draws blank

Barcelona lost ground on Real Madrid when they were held to a draw at rain-lashed Getafe on Saturday and slipped four points behind the La Liga leaders. Real flew to the Club World Cup in Morocco after Friday’s 4-1 win at Almeria extended their Spanish record winning streak to 20 matches and Bar&cced

13/12/2014 10:18

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Getafe 0-0 Barcelona

Lionel Messi hits the woodwork as Barcelona waste a host of chances in a goalless draw at mid-table Getafe.

13/12/2014 09:58

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LIVE: Getafe vs Barcelona

After Real Madrid's success on Friday, Luis Enrique's men are forced to play catch-up - find out if they can close the gap LIVE!

13/12/2014 07:37

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'Ronaldo & Messi should share Ballon d'Or'

The Barcelona and Real Madrid aces are again favourites to lift the prize in January, but the Manchester United legend feels both should be awarded after similarly impressive years

12/12/2014 10:51

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Cristiano Ronaldo Among 10 Real Madrid Players to Pass Anti-Doping Test

Cristiano Ronaldo and nine of his Real Madrid team-mates have successfully passed anti-doping tests carried out by UEFA. Tomas Roncero of AS reported "a surprise visit" from the organisat

12/12/2014 01:48

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Juventus missing a Messi or Ronaldo figure, says Buffon

The Italian shot-stopper believes that La Liga's goalscoring superstars essentially give Barca and Real Madrid a one-goal headstart

12/12/2014 01:47

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Besiktas v Tottenham: Europa League – live!

Europa League updates from Group C action at the AtatürkEmail jacob.steinberg@theguardian.com or tweet @jacobsteinberg 7.00pm GMT 42 min: “Spurs fan in central Massachusetts here - I’d just like to say that Chiriches looks pretty pacy on the occasions I’ve seen him - I’d like to su

11/12/2014 12:00

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Champions League draw: 'We are confident we can do well against anyone,' says Manchester City's Joe Hart

They were dispatched by the usual ruthlessness of Lionel Messi in the knockout round of the Champions League last-16, but this time round Joe Hart says that Manchester City must not go quietly having fought so hard to make it out the group stages.

11/12/2014 05:18

Sport | The Guardian

Will analytics take the beauty out of ice hockey?

NHL teams have now embraced advanced statistics but do they risk ruining the fickleness that makes the sport exciting?In the midst of World Cup this past summer, FiveThirtyEight produced an immense breakdown of Lionel Messi’s career performance. It was a staggering piece, not only for its depth, but simply because it’s still not all that common for soccer to be treated with that kind of analytical evaluat

11/12/2014 04:56

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When is the draw for the Champions League last 16?

Barcelona, Arsenal, Juventus, Chelsea and more of Europe's best will find out their fate on December 15, when the last 32 of the Europa League will also be decided

11/12/2014 03:30

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Luis Enrique buoyed by bold Barcelona's comeback win over PSG

The Blaugrana employed an adventurous 3-2-3-2 formation, as the hosts responded to an early Zlatan Ibrahimovic effort with goals from Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez

10/12/2014 17:37

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Barcelona 3-1 Paris Saint Germain

Goals from Messi, Neymar and Suarez cancel out Ibrahimovic's opener as Barcelona beat PSG to secure top spot in Group F.

10/12/2014 16:21

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Luiz: Messi is the best player ever

The former Chelsea man had no answer to the Argentine's brilliance as the Catalans came from behind to defeat the French titleholders 3-1 at Camp Nou

10/12/2014 16:16

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Champions League Round-Up: Barcelona’s stars eclipse Ibrahimovic

LIONEL MESSI led Barcelona back from a goal down to defeat Paris Saint-Germain 3-1 and clinch top spot in Group F.

10/12/2014 15:30

Sport | The Guardian

Neymar’s spectacular strike propels Barcelona to top spot above PSG

Neymar scored a spectacular goal as Barcelona came from behind to beat Paris Saint-Germain 3-1 in their battle for top spot in Champions League Group F.Zlatan Ibrahimovic put the French side ahead against his former club after 15 minutes with their first threat on goal but Lionel Messi equalised as he maintained his remarkable scoring form with his eighth goal in Europe this season. The Argentinian slotted in at the far post from a Luis Suárez cross and, although Barça co

10/12/2014 15:13

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Barcelona 3 Paris Saint-Germain 1: Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez secure top spot

Barcelona 3 Paris Saint-Germain 1: Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suárez on target to complete comeback at Nou Camp

10/12/2014 15:00

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Visitor's comments

Messi is for Barcelona what Maradona was for Napoli. Both teams would be good, but not great without them. That being said, I still think Maradona was better.
dan

Leo Messi is the best there ever was. I don’t care what everybody else says. Comparing him to Ronaldo is a joke!
sheron

What would have happened if Van Persie stayed in the game only god knows. Barca got lucky against Arsenal. Or you can say it was a combination of luck and Messi.
jon

What a player! He proved once and for all that he is the best. He is like an artist handling his brush every time he is touching the ball.
joli

Without Messi Barcelona would not be winning that game and probably most of the difficult games they had this year. If he goes away they will go down.
Sami

I cried when Messi nailed down that first goal, then I cried again because of Busquets, and I cried a third time when Barca finally won the game.
Barak Sam

I am not celebrating just yet. There is still a lot of work to do, even in the Spanish league. Real Madrid is only seven points away.
Daniel Hook

What a relief! I think it would be a great shame is Arsenal would have kicked out Barcelona. The champions league cup is now looking closer than ever.
David G.

That first goal Messi scored against Arsenal was just pure genius. I watched it like fifty times already. He is just amazing.
F. B.

Messi, my love, I can already imagine you getting all possible trophies this season. People don’t realize how young you are and how far you will still go.
Sara C.

Messi will be able to break his scoring drought against Real Madrid in the next four games. I think he will do it in a big way that will not be forgotten soon.
cobi

Watching Messi and Barcelona play is like going to a concert and listening to Mozart or watching a ballet show. They are artists!
kit

Lionel Messi, I love you! I want to marry you and have your children! LOL.
Meshulam

I care more about the league than the world cup and in the League Messi is better than everybody else.
Nathan V

In the next Coppa del Mondo Messi will show everyone that he is the best there ever was. Argentina will win and he will win best player. Just wait and see.
Adam Sh

I feel like I’m visiting the circus because of all the clowns here. Messi was number one in the world cup. He made his team better. He thinks about his teammates and not about himself.
Vin

You don’t win soccer games with love. Maradona can hug and kiss Messi all day long and at the end of the day Spain took the cup. Messi should switch nationalities and play for the Spanish team.
jena

Come on! Maradona is crazy and everybody knows it. He was a great player and all but he is still as dumb as a doorknob. Messi deserved a better coach and a better team for the world cup.

You are the stupid one. How dare you call Maradona stupid? Messi is the best player, but he is still young. A good player knows how to make his team win. If Messi was just a few years older Argentina would have taken the world cup.

No one can say any longer that Messi does not deliver when the moment of truth comes. He beat Real Madrid almost by himself by scoring the two goals in the first game.
viki

There is no doubt in anybody’s mind now who is the best player in the world. I think this year proved his supremacy.
joel

I agree with you, even though Ronaldo scored more goals during the season. Messi made his team better and that’s what counts.
keren

Messi is not only the best in the world now, he is also one of the all-time greats. However, he will need to win a national title with Argentina before his journey to greatness will be completed.
lin

So much pressure is placed on Messi’s shoulders in the Copa America games! It’s not really fair to expect so much of him.
dan

If he is considered the best player in the world then he should lead his national team to win titles. The pressure comes with the territory.
noam

It will be interesting to see how the recent failure in the Copa America will influence Messi’s performance in Barcelona next season. We’ll just have to wait and see.