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Ronaldo lifts the trophy after Brazil win the 2002 World Cup with a 2-0 victory over Germany. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

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Senegal’s Sadio Mané, Egypt’s Mohamed Elneny, Ivory Coast’s Lamine Koné, Algeria’s Riyad Mahrez and Ivory Coast’s Max Gradel will all be starring for their national sides at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations rather than playing in the Premier League. Composite: AFP; Getty Images; Rex/Shutterstock; Action Images via Reuters,

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During his time as manager of QPR Harry Redknapp claimed not to enjoy the mayhem of the transfer window. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA

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It is funny how it still seems important to go on about Lionel Messi 12 years into his extraordinary sporting life. You’d think by now we might have become glazed by repetition. But not when he keeps doing things like he did against Espanyol. Photograph: Xinhua/REX/Shutterstock

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‘Cristiano Ronaldo: a marvel of the sporting age who turns 32 in two months’ time but remains an acme of preening, twelve-packed athletic perfection.’ Photograph: Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images