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FIFA FIFPRO WORLD11 2017 55-MAN SHORTLIST REVEALED

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FIFA FIFPRO WORLD11 2017 55-MAN SHORTLIST REVEALED

FIFPro, the worldwide players’ union, and FIFA have today announced the final 55-player shortlist for the FIFA FIFPro World11 2017.

The FIFA FIFPro World11, which will be announced at The Best FIFA Football Awards™ in London on Monday 23 October, will consist of one goalkeeper, four defenders, three midfielders, and three forwards.

The line-up is decided by the players themselves, with more than 24,000 professional footballers from across the world selecting their best XI in a 4-3-3 formation based on performances from the 2016/17 season (August 2016 to June 2017).

More information on the voting procedure, which is handled by FIFPro and its national affiliates, can be found in the rules of allocation.

 

FIFA FIFPro World11 shortlist:

 

 

Goalkeepers (5):

Gianluigi Buffon (ITA/Juventus), David De Gea (ESP/Manchester United), Keylor Navas (CRC/Real Madrid), Manuel Neuer (GER/Bayern Munich), Jan Oblak (SVN/Atletico Madrid)

 

Defenders (20):

David Alaba (AUT/Bayern Munich), Jordi Alba (ESP/FC Barcelona), Dani Alves (BRA/Juventus/Paris Saint-Germain), Jerome Boateng (GER/Bayern Munich), Leonardo Bonucci (ITA/Juventus/AC Milan), Dani Carvajal (ESP/Real Madrid), Giorgio Chiellini (ITA/Juventus), Diego Godin (URU/Atletico Madrid), Mats Hummels (GER/Bayern Munich), Philipp Lahm (GER/Bayern Munich), David Luiz (BRA/Chelsea), Marcelo (BRA/Real Madrid), Javier Mascherano (ARG/Barcelona), Pepe (POR/Real Madrid/Besiktas), Gerard Pique (ESP/FC Barcelona), Sergio Ramos (ESP/Real Madrid), Thiago Silva (BRA/Paris Saint-Germain), Samuel Umtiti (FRA/FC Barcelona), Antonio Valencia (ECU/Manchester United), Raphael Varane (FRA/Real Madrid)

 

Midfielders (15):

Thiago Alcantara (ESP/Bayern Munich), Sergio Busquets (ESP/FC Barcelona), Casemiro (BRA/Real Madrid), Philippe Coutinho (BRA/Liverpool), Eden Hazard (BEL/Chelsea), Andres Iniesta (ESP/FC Barcelona), Isco(ESP/Real Madrid), N’Golo Kante (FRA/Chelsea), Toni Kroos (GER/Real Madrid), Nemanja Matic(SRB/Chelsea/Manchester United), Luka Modric (CRO/Real Madrid), Mesut Ozil (GER/Arsenal), Paul Pogba(FRA/Manchester United), Marco Verratti (ITA/Paris Saint-Germain), Arturo Vidal (CHI/Bayern Munich)

 

Strikers (15):

Gareth Bale (WAL/Real Madrid), Karim Benzema (FRA/Real Madrid), Edinson Cavani (URU/Paris Saint-Germain), Cristiano Ronaldo (POR/Real Madrid), Paulo Dybala (ARG/Juventus), Antoine Griezmann (FRA/Atletico Madrid), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (SWE/Manchester United), Harry Kane (ENG/Tottenham Hotspur), Robert Lewandowski(POL/Bayern Munich), Romelu Lukaku (BEL/Everton/Manchester United), Kylian Mbappe (FRA/Monaco/Paris Saint-Germain), Lionel Messi (ARG/FC Barcelona), Neymar (BRA/FC Barcelona/Paris Saint-Germain), Alexis Sanchez(CHI/Arsenal), Luis Suarez (URU/FC Barcelona)

The final FIFA FIFPro World11 will be announced at The Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony at the London Palladium on 23 October 2017. During the ceremony The Best FIFA Men’s Player, The Best FIFA Women’s Player, The Best FIFA Goalkeeper, The Best FIFA Men’s Coach, The Best FIFA Women’s Coach, The FIFA Puskás Award, The FIFA Fan Award and The FIFA Fair Play Award will also be presented.

 

-FIFA.COM

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RESULT: ENGLISH FOOTBALL LEAGUE CUP-CARABAO CUP

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RESULT: ENGLISH FOOTBALL LEAGUE CUP-CARABAO CUP

Liverpool’s poor display continue as they were knocked out of the Carabao cup by Leicester City. Dele Alli secured Tottenham’s progress to the next round. Stoke City lost to Bristol City.

 

RESULT – EFL Cup September 19

 

AFC Bournemouth 1 – 0 Brighton & Hove Albion

Aston Villa 0 – 2 Middlesbrough

Brentford 1 – 3 Norwich City

Bristol City 2 – 0 Stoke City

Burnley 2 – 2 Leeds United *

Crystal Palace 1 – 0 Huddersfield Town

Leicester City 2 – 0 Liverpool

West Ham United 3 – 0 Bolton Wanderers

Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 – 0 Bristol Rovers

Reading 0 – 2 Swansea City

Tottenham Hotspur 1 – 0 Barnsley

 

FIXTURES – EFL Cup September 20

 

19:45             Arsenal – Doncaster Rovers

19:45             Chelsea – Nottingham Forest

19:45             Everton – Sunderland

20:00             Manchester United – Burton Albion

20:00             West Bromwich Albion – Manchester City

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RESULTS AND STANDINGS FROM MAJOR FOOTBALL LEAGUES IN EUROPE

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RESULTS AND STANDINGS FROM MAJOR FOOTBALL LEAGUES IN EUROPE

0-0 it ended at the Stamford Bridge after a pulsating game of football between Champions Chelsea and Arsenal. Real Madrid return to winning ways as Barcelona came from a goal down to clinch a 1-2 victory against Getafe. PSG continue their 100% record in Ligue 1. Dybala’s hattrick headlined the games in Italy.

 

 

 

ENGLAND – PREMIER LEAGUE

 

AFC Bournemouth 2 – 1 Brighton & Hove Albion

Crystal Palace 0 – 1 Southampton

Huddersfield Town 1 – 1 Leicester City

Liverpool 1 – 1 Burnley

Newcastle United 2 – 1 Stoke City

Watford 0 – 6 Manchester City

West Bromwich Albion 0 – 0 West Ham United

Tottenham Hotspur 0 – 0 Swansea City

Chelsea 0 – 0 Arsenal

Manchester United 4 – 0 Everton

EPL TABLE

 

SPAIN – LALIGA SANTANDER

Eibar 1 – 0 Leganes

Levante 1 – 1 Valencia

Getafe 1 – 2 Barcelona

Real Betis 2 – 1 Deportivo La Coruna

Atletico Madrid 1 – 0 Malaga

Alaves 0 – 3 Villarreal

Girona 0 – 1 Sevilla

Las Palmas 1 – 0 Athletic Bilbao

Real Sociedad 1 – 3 Real Madrid

 

LALIGA STANDINGS

ITALY – SERIE A

 

Crotone 0 – 2 Inter

Fiorentina 2 – 1 Bologna

Roma 3 – 0 Hellas Verona

Sassuolo 1 – 3 Juventus

AC Milan 2 – 1 Udinese

SPAL 2013 0 – 2 Cagliari

SSC Napoli – Benevento

Torino 2 – 2 Sampdoria

ChievoVerona 1 – 1 Atalanta

Genoa 2 – 3 Lazio

SERIE A

 

FRANCE – LIGUE 1

Toulouse 0 – 1 Bordeaux

Monaco 3 – 0 Strasbourg

Dijon 0 – 1 Saint-Etienne

Guingamp 1 – 0 Lille

Nantes 1 – 0 Caen

Troyes 0 – 1 Montpellier

Amiens 0 – 2 Marseille

Angers 0 – 1 Metz

Rennes 0 – 1 Nice

Paris Saint Germain 2 – 0 Lyon

LIGUE 1 STANDINGS

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NEW FIFA RANKING: NIGERIA RANKED 44 IN THE WORLD, GERMANY NUMBER ONE

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NEW FIFA RANKING: NIGERIA RANKED 44 IN THE WORLD, GERMANY NUMBER ONE

The new FIFA world ranking sees the Super Eagles of Nigeria drop six places from the 38th position which they held last month to 44. The Super Eagles is ranked 5th in Africa after Egypt 30, Tunisia 31, Senegal 33 and CongoDR 42.

 

RANKINGS 1-50

1          Germany         1606

2          Brazil               1590

3          Portugal           1386

4          Argentina        1325

5          Belgium           1265

6          Poland             1250

7          Switzerland 1210

8          France             1208

9          Chile                1195

10        Colombia         1191

11        Spain               1184

12        Peru                 1103

13        Wales              1089

14        Mexico            1085

15        England           1056

16        Uruguay          1043

17       Italy                 1035

18        Croatia                        977

19        Slovakia          967

20        Northern Ireland         945

21        Costa Rica       936

22        Iceland                        931

23        Sweden           918

24        Ukraine           888

25        Iran                  865

26        Denmark         848

27        Turkey             842

28        USA                828

29        Netherlands     819

30        Egypt              815

31        Tunisia             810

32        Serbia              789

33        Senegal            774

34        Republic of Ireland     769

35        Ecuador           767

36        Bosnia and Herzegovina         761

37        Montenegro     749

38        Bulgaria           739

39        Paraguay         738

40        Japan               737

41        Romania          714

42        Congo DR       709

43        Scotland          702

44        Nigeria                        696

45        Cameroon        689

46        Bolivia             666

47        Greece             665

48        Haiti                664

49        Burkina Faso   663

50        Australia          662

 

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FOOTBALL FIXTURES ACROSS MAJOR LEAGUES IN EUROPE

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FOOTBALL FIXTURES ACROSS MAJOR LEAGUES IN EUROPE

The peak of the weekend matches see Chelsea take on arsenal at the Stanford Bridge, Manchester United host Everton, Paris Saint German host Lyon, Getafe host Barcelona, Real Madrid would hope to return to winning ways in the domestic league as they face a much in-form side Real Sociedad and AcMilan host Udinese in the Seria A.

 

ENGLAND – PREMIER LEAGUE

 

SEPTEMBER 15

20:00   AFC Bournemouth – Brighton & Hove Albion

SEPTEMBER 16

12:30   Crystal Palace – Southampton

15:00   Huddersfield Town – Leicester City

15:00   Liverpool – Burnley

15:00   Newcastle United – Stoke City

15:00   Watford – Manchester City

15:00   West Bromwich Albion – West Ham United

17:30   Tottenham Hotspur – Swansea City

SEPTEMBER 17

13:30   Chelsea – Arsenal

16:00   Manchester United – Everton

 

SPAIN – LALIGA SANTANDER

SEPTEMBER 15

20:00   Eibar – Leganes

SEPTEMBER 16

12:00   Levante – Valencia

15:15   Getafe – Barcelona

17:30   Real Betis – Deportivo La Coruna

19:45   Atletico Madrid – Malaga

SEPTEMBER 17

11:00   Alaves – Villarreal

15:15   Girona – Sevilla

17:30   Las Palmas – Athletic Bilbao

19:45   Real Sociedad – Real Madrid

SEPTEMBER 18

20:00   Espanyol – Celta Vigo

 

ITALY – SERIE A

 

SEPTEMBER 16

14:00   Crotone – Inter

17:00   Fiorentina – Bologna

19:45   Roma – Hellas Verona

SEPTEMBER 17

11:30   Sassuolo – Juventus

14:00   AC Milan – Udinese

14:00   SPAL 2013 – Cagliari

14:00   SSC Napoli – Benevento

14:00   Torino – Sampdoria

17:00   ChievoVerona – Atalanta

19:45   Genoa – Lazio

 

FRANCE – LIGUE 1 SEPTEMBER 15

19:45   Toulouse – Bordeaux

SEPTEMBER 16

16:00   Monaco – Strasbourg

19:00   Dijon – Saint-Etienne

19:00   Guingamp – Lille

19:00   Nantes – Caen

19:00   Troyes – Montpellier

SEPTEMBER 17

14:00   Amiens – Marseille

16:00   Angers – Metz

16:00   Rennes – Nice

20:00   Paris Saint Germain – Lyon

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AFROBASKET 2017: D’TIGERS BOOK SEMI-FINAL TICKET

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AFROBASKET 2017: D’TIGERS BOOK SEMI-FINAL TICKET
D'Tigers overpower Cameroon
D’Tigers overpower Cameroon

By Abolade Ogundimu

Nigeria’s senior men basketball team, the D’Tigers, on Thursday whipped Cameroon 106-91 points to move into the semi-finals at the 2017 Men’s AfroBasket Championship in Tunisia.

According to the official website of Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF), D’Tigers led the scoreboard aggregate throughout the fiercely-contested quarter-final match.

The Nigerian side started off early, winning the first quarter 25-18 points, and consolidating on this with a 27-25 points win in the second quarter.

The Cameroonians fought back to win 27-23 in the third quarter, but it was not enough to upstage the Nigerian team which still led 75-70.

U.S.-based Ikechukwu Nwamu was the top performer for the D’Tigers with 25 points, four rebounds, seven assists and a steal.

Ike Diogu also scored 28 points, one steal and a block, while Daniel Ochefu had 10 rebounds, and Ike Iroegbu had seven assists.

Cameroon’s top performer was Benoit Mbala, who scored 32 points, 10 rebounds, one assist and three steals, but he was unable to help his team survive the claws of D’Tigers.

In Friday’s semi-finals, Nigeria will meet the winners of the quarter-final clash between Senegal and Angola, which was being played later on Thursday.

 

SOURCE – The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)

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RESULTS: UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE MATCH DAY 1

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RESULTS: UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE MATCH DAY 1

Arsenal came back from a goal down to win 3-1 at the Emirates. Acmilan thrashed Austrian Wien 1-5. Everton capitulated in Italy, lost 3-0 to Atlanta. Villareal, Nice, Marseille, Real Sociedad and Lazio all started their Europa league campaign on a winning note.

Here is the full result from the Thursday night matches.

Group A

Slavia Prague 1 – 0 Maccabi Tel Aviv

Villarreal 3 – 1 FC Astana

 

Group B

Dynamo Kyiv 3 – 1 Skenderbeu

Young Boys 1 – 1 Partizan Beograd

 

Group C

Hoffenheim 1 – 2 Braga

Istanbul Basaksehir 0 – 0 Ludogorets Razgrad

 

Group D

Austria Wien 1 – 5 AC Milan

Rijeka 1 – 2 AEK Athens

 

ACMIlan

Group E

Apollon Limassol 1 – 1 Lyon

Atalanta 3 – 0 Everton

 

Atlanta FC

Group F

FC Koebenhavn 0 – 0 Lokomotiv Moscow

Zlin 0 – 0 FC Sheriff

 

Group G

FC FCSB 3 – 0 Viktoria Plzen

Hapoel Beer Sheva 2 – 1 Lugano

 

Group H

FK Crvena Zvezda 1 – 1 BATE Borisov

Arsenal 3 – 1 FC Cologne

 

Group I

Marseille 1 – 0 Konyaspor

Vitoria de Guimaraes 1 – 1 Salzburg

 

Group J

Hertha Berlin 0 – 0 Athletic Bilbao

Zorya 0 – 2 Oestersunds FK

 

Oestersunds FK secure first victory in Europe

Group K

Lazio. Immobile

Vitesse 2 – 3 Lazio

Zulte-Waregem 1 – 5 Nice

 

OG Nice

Group L

FK Vardar Skopje 0 – 5 Zenit St. Petersburg

Real Sociedad 4 – 0 Rosenborg

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PARIS AWARDED 2024 OLYMPICS WITH LOS ANGELES NAMED HOSTS FOR 2028 GAMES

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PARIS AWARDED 2024 OLYMPICS WITH LOS ANGELES NAMED HOSTS FOR 2028 GAMES

Paris and Los Angeles have been announced as respective hosts of the 2024 and 2028 Olympic Games.

The “tripartite agreement” between the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Paris 2024 and Los Angeles 2028 was ratified in the Peruvian capital Lima on Wednesday.

The historic compromise sees both cities join London as three-time hosts of the summer Games, with Paris getting its wish to go first and celebrate the 100th anniversary of its last Olympics in 1924.

LA, meanwhile, gets the certainty of the Games without a bidding contest and early access to at least £1.8bn in shared revenue to kick-start its legacy plans 11 years early.

 

Read more: http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/olympics/2024-olympics-paris-los-angeles-hosts-2028-games-a7945536.html

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RESULTS: UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE MATCH DAY 2

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RESULTS: UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE MATCH DAY 2

 

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 92nd goal in 89 Uefa Champions League games for Real Madrid as they defeated Apoel Nicosia 3-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu. Gabriel Jesus scored on his Uefa Champions League debut with Manchester City. Liverpool failed get maximum three points in their return to Europe. Harry Kane was on fire once again. Shaktar Donetsk secured an important three points against Napoli.

Here are the rest of the results from Uefa Champions League Matchday 2

 

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE – GROUP E

Liverpool 2 – 2 Sevilla

Maribor 1 – 1 Spartak Moscow

 

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE – GROUP F

Feyenoord 0 – 4 Manchester City

Shakhtar Donetsk 2 – 1 SSC Napoli

 

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE – GROUP G

FC Porto 1 – 3 Besiktas

RasenBallsport Leipzig 1 – 1 Monaco

 

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE – GROUP H

Real Madrid 3 – 0 APOEL Nicosia

Tottenham Hotspur 3 – 1 Borussia Dortmund

 

Match day 3 comes up on the 26th of September

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RESULT: UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE MATCH DAY 1 

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RESULT: UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE MATCH DAY 1 

 

Mbappe, Cavani and Neymar were on target for Paris Saint German has they defeated Celtic 0-5. Marcos Rashford scored on Uefa Champions League. Messi bagged a brace against Juventus. Chelsea put six past Qarabag Fc.

 

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE – GROUP A

Benfica 1 – 2 CSKA Moscow

Manchester United 3 – 0 Basel

 

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE – GROUP B

Bayern Munich 3 – 0 Anderlecht

Celtic 0 – 5 Paris Saint Germain

 

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE – GROUP C

Chelsea 6 – 0 Qarabag FK

Roma 0 – 0 Atletico Madrid

 

 

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE – GROUP D

Barcelona 3 – 0 Juventus

Olympiacos 2 – 3 Sporting CP

 

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