Lukas Podolski says next year’s European Championship finals in France will be the last summer tournament of his career.
Former Scotland coach Berti Vogts is recovering in hospital after having an operation on his heart.
Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Manuel Neuer have been named on the three-man shortlist for the 2014 Ballon d'Or.
England will play high-profile friendlies against France and world champions Germany in the build-up to Euro 2016.
World champions Germany beat European champions Spain 1-0 in Vigo on Tuesday night thanks to a late goal from Toni Kroos.
We chart the top five odds-defying feats of 2014 after a year of comebacks and capitulations.
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