Biggest Winners From Bayern Munich’s Winter Training Camp

After a terrific Hinrunde of Bundesliga football, Bayern Munich began their Winter break with great morale, and after three friendly games in Doha, Riyadh and Bochum, the Bavarians look to start 2015 from where they left off. The month long training camp has benefited the whole team in general, but here are the biggest winners from the preparatory month of January: 1. Mitchell Weiser The perpetual will-he-won’t-he enigma of German football. Signed from Koln in 2012 as a bright prospect, Weiser’s development had stagnated completely and made just 4 league appearances since, making people wonder what all the fuss was 3 years ago.  Now, the 20 year old is starting to prove doubters wrong with commendable performances against Qatar XI and Al-Hilal. The winger-cum-fullback was involved in 4 out of the 8 goals scored, and after a barren 2 years at Munich, his confidence will be soaring. With heavy competition from other youngsters as well, Weiser’s contribution in the Ruckrunde […] Read more »

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Martin Odegaard Joins Real Madrid – Official

Martin Odegaard finally agrees to Real Madrid move. Real Madrid have reached an agreement to sign 16-year-old Norwegian forward Martin Odegaard from Stromsgodset. Odegaard will be presented to the media at a news conference on Thursday, the club said. Real did not disclose the details of the financial terms but Spanish media reported that they had paid around 3m euros. Odegaard made his debut for Norway as a 15-year-old in August and had been linked with many of Europe’s top clubs. A club statement read: “Real Madrid CF and Stromsgodet Football have reached an agreement for the transfer of Martin Odegaard”. The player will arrive in Spain tomorrow to undergo a medical and sign the contract.Manchester United,Liverpool, Arsenal,Manchester City and Bayern Munich were also said to be interested in Odegaard, who will apparently move straight into the Real first team. Odegaard is widely known to be a Liverpool supporter but despite reported interest from the club, he has chosen to […] Read more »

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Balon d’Or: Unfair That Neuer Finished Behind Messi, Says Kroos

German midfielder Toni Kroos feels it was unfair that Messi was second in the Balon d’Or vote, behind Cristiano Ronaldo, ahead of Manuel Neuer. Cristiano Ronaldo was awarded the Balon d’Or best player of the year with Lionel Messi and Manuel Neuer finishing second and third respectively. Ronaldo, who helped Real Madrid win the Champions League and Copa Del Rey last year, win the award earning 37.66% of the votes. While Lionel Messi earned 15.76% of the votes narrowly beating Manuel Neuer, who received 15.72% votes, to the second spot. While not many were surprised with Ronaldo winning the coveted award, Messi finishing ahead of Neuer did raise some concerns. Also voicing his concern was Neuer’s German teammate and Ronaldo’s compatriot at Real Madrid, Toni Kroos. Kroos said: “It’s surprising and a little unfair that Neuer finished behind Messi “I thought it would be a close call between Manuel and Cristiano. “Neuer was the best goalkeeper by a long way […] Read more »

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Mario Gotze, Sergio Ramos And Others Gave Us The Best Moments Of 2014

2014 was a memorable year for football fans. Real Madrid winning the highly awaited La Decima, Germany winning the World Cup in Brazil and Robin Van Persie flying headed goal were few of the highlights of 2014. The year gone by gave football fans moments that will be difficult to forget. Here are some of the best moments of 2014 which made the year as special as it was. Robin Van Persie goal vs Spain Spain and Netherlands kick-started their World Cup campaign with a bang. Defending champions Spain were toppled off their perch and written off in the first game itself when they suffered an embarrassing 5-1 defeat at the hands of Netherlands. No one saw the defeat coming and it showed how good Netherlands are. Robin Van Persie netted a magnificent goal which no one expected. The Dutch captain literally flew on the ball which was crossed in from the left and headed it into the back of […] Read more »