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Another Champions League season is upon us, with some interesting groups being drawn. But which teams will advance to the knockout stages from their respective groups and which teams will finish third and go on to play in the knockout stages of the Europa League? Here are my predictions…
Group A
Atletico Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Monaco & Club Brugge
Europa League winners Atletico have had a rather awkward start to their domestic league season, but will still qualify from this group. They have added some good new signings to bolster their midfield …

According to reports in Spanish outlet AS, Real Madrid have informed their unsettled star striker Cristiano Ronaldo to find a buyer for himself so that the club can replace him with Paris Saint-Germain talisman Neymar in a mega-money transfer move this summer.
Soon after Los Blancos’ record third consecutive Champions League triumph against Liverpool last month, Ronaldo sensationally revealed about his unsettled future in the Spanish capital which undeniably left several Real Madrid officials furious.
According to several sources, the Portuguese’s super-agent Jorge Mendes met Real Madrid president Florentino Perez on Tuesday to negotiate …

Barcelona and Argentina forward Lionel Messi is second in Forbes’ top 100 athletes, one place ahead of Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo and two places above Paris Saint-Germain attacker Neymar.
Messi has earned approximately $111m, $84m of which is attributed to his salary and bonuses. Ronaldo has made $108m, $61m being his salary and bonuses. Neymar has earned $90m, $71m of which is salary and bonuses. The trio are the only footballers to be named in Forbes’ top-10.
Ronaldo, who has ranked in the top-three highest earners for a sixth straight year, was …

Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar faces a race to be fit in time for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, with the Brazilian international still recovering from a serious foot injury. The 26-year-old has been out of action since breaking a bone in February and spent the remainder of the season sidelined.
Neymar made the Brazil squad for the World Cup and is reportedly training every day to ensure he’s back in time to help his country. Brazil are 5/1 favourites to win the 2018 World Cup, while second-favourite Neymar is 11/1 …

The last time Barcelona were dismantled 4-0 away from home in the Champions League, a similar thought had entered the mind: was this a passive performance from the Spanish giants, or was it their opponents simply having too much for them to deal with.
When the game ended, and Bayern Munich with their 4-0 cushion knew they had essentially booked their place in the 2013 Champions League final, there was a strange feeling of something great coming to an end. It certainly felt as though the mighty Barcelona, with their mighty …

Leading on from the top 10 goalkeepers in the world; I now present you the top 10 Centre-backs in the world. Remember, this is partly judged on recent performances and partly on permanent class. Enjoy, comment and discuss and remember to look out for the remaining four articles in this series of 6, the next one being the top 10 full-backs.
Centre-backs
Honourable mentions:

Diego Godin – An old school centre-half who bought into the ‘Simeone way’ from the very beginning to great effect. His dogged style and aerial prowess means he is now crucial …

World Cup Squad:
Goalkeepers: Jefferson, Julio Cesar, Victor
Defenders: Dani Alves, Thiago Silva, David Luiz, Marcelo, Dante, Maxwell, Maicon, Henrique
Midfielders: Fernandinho, Ramires, Hernanes, Oscar, Willian, Luiz Gustavo, Paulinho, Bernard
Forwards: Fred, Neymar, Hulk, Jo
Brazil have picked a very strong team on paper and it would be hard to argue that they are heavy favourites to lift the World Cup on their own soil. The obvious choice for goalkeeper is Julio Cesar, who although plays in the MLS for Toronto, is hugely experienced, playing for Inter Milan for a number of years before moving to QPR in England. …

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is one of the most fascinating and headline making personalities in football – the towering Swede is never found lacking of confidence, can you blame him with the records he holds? A magical footballer at his best who has perhaps suffered for his persistence in jet-setting between what seems like every club under the sun, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a unique individual, football aside he is a character that the game would be worse off without – then add his style and magnificent footballing quality to that and we …

Of course it won’t be easy to replace such a good striker who played a huge part in the last 3 years as he has been part of the team from Naples. Rafa Benitez still has options but what options will he have to replace the Uruguayan?
Jackson Martinez, 26 – The Porto man has a good job replacing big strikers, he replaced Radamel Falcao he scored 26 goals in 30 appearances for the Portuguese champions, although being overshadowed in the Colombian national team as the manager prefer Radamel Falcao to play …

The dust had barely settled on Paris Saint-Germain’s first league triumph since 1994 before newly promoted AS Monaco stole the headlines with a double purchase to rival the Qatari-backed PSG’s transfer dealings.
Joao Moutinho and James Rodriguez both signed from Porto for a combined £60m and the latest reports indicate Radamel Falcao will be prized from Atlético Madrid for £51m, bringing Monaco’s spending to £111m on three players in the same week after their successful promotion from Ligue 2 as champions.
Whilst many clubs throughout Europe will bemoan the appearance of another billionaire-backed …