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Messi makes record of winning sixth Ballon d’Or

Barcelona’s Argentinian forward Lionel Messi reacts with the trophy during the Ballon d’Or 2019 awards ceremony at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris, France, Dec. 2, 2019. (Photo by Aurelien Morissard/Xinhua) Lionel Messi playing for Barcelona claimed the 2019 Ballon d’Or here on Monday, making the record of winning the award for the sixth time. …

UK, Ireland step up plans to launch joint bid for World Cup

Kylian Mbappe of France celebrates with the trophy after winning the FIFA World Cup final in Moscow. Photo: IC   Chances of a joint British and Irish bid to host the 2030 World Cup have grown after officials agreed to ramp up preparations, according to the general manager of the Football Association of Ireland (FAI). …

Guangzhou claim eighth CSL title

Photo: VCG Fabio Cannavaro took Guangzhou Evergrande to their eighth Chinese Super League (CSL) ­title on Sunday, a month after the Italian coach was publicly lambasted by the club for his “weak ability to rectify mistakes.” With the championship going down to the final day of the season, Beijing Guoan needed to defeat Shandong Luneng …

10-man Leverkusen sink Bayern Interim coach Flick suffers 1st loss

Leon Bailey of Leverkusen celebrates scoring against Bayern Munich on Saturday in Munich, Germany. Photo: VCG Leon Bailey scored twice as Bayern Munich crashed 2-1 at home to 10-man Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday, while RB Leipzig top the Bundesliga after a nervous 3-2 win at bottom side Paderborn. Hansi Flick lost for the first time in …

West Brom thrash Bristol City 4-1 to go top of Championship

Britain’s Prince William meets young players from West Brom’s Academy as part of the heads-up campaign during a visit to West Bromwich Albion Training Ground in Walsall, England on Nov. 28, 2019. Photo: VCG   West Brom moved back to the top of the Championship with a thumping 4-1 ­victory over Bristol City at The …