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FIFA 14 World Cup showcases gameplay and celebration in its newest trailer

Germany's Philipp Lahm, England's Steven Gerrard, Brazil's Thiago Silva and the United States' Clint Dempsey highlight this trailer for <i>2014 FIFA World Cup,</i> showcasing the cutscenes, set pieces and gameplay to be found inside EA Sports' special edition for world football's main event.<p>New to this …

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Xavi: Messi is the greatest of all time

The Spain international has played alongside the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Andres Iniesta and Neymar at Camp Nou but he says his Argentine colleague is peerless<p>Xavi has claimed that Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi is the "greatest player of all time".<p>The Argentine finished second to Cristiano …

World Cup Glory with Argentina Is Key to Lionel Messi Winning Back Ballon D'Or

A World Cup win with Argentina in 2014 could be crucial to Lionel Messi's chances of winning back the FIFA Ballon D'Or.<p>When the Argentine magician won his fourth straight Ballon D'Or award in 2012, it seemed as though we would be watching him shuffle up to collect the trophy in a garish suit for …

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Lionel Messi and the 5 Most Significant False 9s in Football History

There is probably no position that speaks of a team being in the tactical avant garde as a false nine, a position that already has two clear interpretations. Most classically, it is a player who seems to operate where a traditional centre-forward would but then drops deep, becoming almost a …

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Every World Cup Team's Golden Boy

It's now less than five months until the World Cup kicks off in Brazil and if that hasn't got you at least a little bit excited then I'd suggest you're on the wrong website.<p>To celebrate the mounting World Cup fever, we've decided to profile the one young player from every single team who will be …

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Ronaldo: Messi makes me a better player

The Portuguese has insisted that the presence of other high-profile players helps him improve, while underlining the importance of a professional attitude<p>Real Madrid attacker Cristiano Ronaldo has admitted that the rivalry with Barcelona forward Lionel Messi is making him a better player, while …

Why Barcelona's Lionel Messi Will Reclaim the Ballon D'Or in 2014

"I want to congratulate Cristiano because he was the winner and deserved it," said Messi, via ESPN. It was just another bit of class that we have come to expect from the little Argentinean.<p>Despite his disappointment, he acknowledged the fantastic performances of his foe. He was right, after the …