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How faith is helping take Wanyama to the top Tottenham Hotspur's Victor Wanyama will wake up on Sunday and he will pray. Xavi: 'My dream is to coach Barcelona' He's the player who has always been one step ahead of the opposition. Brazilian keeper convicted of murder ordered back to jail The Brazilian goalkeeper who was convicted of murder but released on a technicality in February, has been ordered back to jail. 'Messi the greatest ever,' says Barca keeper Barcelona's goalkeeper Marc-André Ter Stegen has hailed teammate Lionel Messi as the "greatest ever" footballer after the Argentine scored the 500th goal of his career -- a last-minute winner over rivals Real Madrid on Sunday. Messi makes history, Twitter erupts A last-minute winner, a Lionel Messi masterclass, a change in order at the top of Spain's La Liga -- last night's El Clasico had it all.
Whose skills would you choose? Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo? Everybody has their favorite player, but could choose skills from more than one and create an unbeatable superstar? ROI: Premier League's best-value signings Morgan vs. Lloyd -- US stars face off It is a battle within a battle. A clash between Europe's elite clubs and the coming together of two of US soccer's finest players. It's Manchester City versus Lyon -- and Carli Lloyd versus Alex Morgan. WADA criticized over handling of Sakho doping case The World Anti-Doping Agency has been criticized for its handling of Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho's positive doping sample a year ago. Barcelona great Xavi reveals his 'Ultimate Player' CNN Sport asked Barcelona legend Xavi which world stars, past and present, he would combine to create his "ultimate football player."
Monaco seeking to train China's next generation French club AS Monaco and wannabe football powerhouse China have more in common that you might first think. Soccer star's bond with five-year-old cancer sufferer It's not unusual for friendships to be formed through football, but the bond forged between a five-year-old boy suffering from a rare form of cancer and a leading soccer star has provided one of the more unusual -- and heartwarming -- talking points of this season. EXCLUSIVE: The fall and rise of Radamel Falcao They said he was finished -- that El Tigre would never roar again following the serious injury he suffered in January 2014. The most powerful woman in sport? As FIFA's secretary general, Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura is one of the most powerful figures in world football. Is Putin's Russia ready to host $10B World Cup? Russia hasn't had it easy since winning the right to stage the 2018 World Cup.
Villa: 'Beyond my wildest dreams' David Villa's career has been beyond his wildest dreams. China building 'global' league Money appears to be no object in the Chinese Super League, as some of soccer's top stars are being lured to clubs that previously flew well below the radar of most fans. China or bust: Rooney's dilemma Money and success -- a potent combination which lures and seduces. No matter how much is in the bank or how many medals are in the trophy cabinet, the more you have, the more you want. A mother's quest for justice The Hillsborough disaster claimed the lives of 96 football fans in 1989. Amid the lies and smears that followed, one woman led the charge for justice. Women's team's novel messages Ahead of International Women's Day, female soccer stars on both sides of the Atlantic are doing their best to inspire and promote empowerment.