Majid Mohamed

Majid has been a member of The Independent's online editorial team since December 2007. A European football fanatic, he is especially interested in the Dutch game.

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Wesley Sneijder leaves the pitch after the defeat by Germany

Tottenham, Arsenal and Manchester United on alert as Wesley Sneijder seeks Premier League move

Inter Milan playmaker has been given 24 hours to decide if he wants to join Galatasaray

Lionel Messi receives the Ballon d’Or last night from Sepp Blatter in Zurich

Barcelona's Lionel Messi becomes most decorated player in history after winning unprecedented fourth straight Ballon d'Or

Messi has overtaken a host of legendary figures in football after being awarded fourth world player of the year accolade

The Ballon D'Or contenders

Are there any reasons why Lionel Messi shouldn't win the Fifa Ballon d'Or?

We profile the three contenders for tonight's award - Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Andres Iniesta

Premier League: Reading v Arsenal match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at the Madjeski Stadium

There has been tension between the two players since Suarez (left) racially abused Evra

FA to introduce ethnic quotas for referees and coaches in new move to tackle racism

New plan set to demand at least 10 per cent of entry level officials and coaches throughout the game are from ethnic minorities

Messi celebrates the goal that took him equal with the record

Lionel Messi: The best goalscorer ever but is the Barcelona player the greatest-ever footballer?

Barcelona forward breaks 40-year-old record

Sebastian Vettel celebrates winning the world championship

Sebastian Vettel becomes triple world champion: Brazilian Grand Prix in pictures

A look at this weekend's action from the Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos

New Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez will need to explain why he said 'I would never take that job'

Benitez expected to field questions about his unpopularity amongst Chelsea fans after controversial comments as Liverpool boss

Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo drops £50m striker Fernando Torres for key tie against Juventus

Eden Hazard set play in a lone striking role in Turin

Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo drops £50m striker Fernando Torres for key tie against Juventus

Eden Hazard set play in a lone striking role in Turin

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How did fandom get so dark?

Grief over Zayn Malik's exit from One Direction seemed amusing until stories of mass 'cutting' emerged. Experts tell Gillian Orr the distress is real, and the girls need support
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Dark matter study gives scientists insight into mystery of space
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Swedes introduce gender-neutral pronoun

Why, asks Simon Usborne, must English still struggle awkwardly with the likes of 's/he' and 'they'?
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Disney's mega money-making formula

'Human' remakes of cartoon classics are part of a lucrative, long-term creative plan
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14 best Easter decorations

Get into the Easter spirit with our pick of accessories, ornaments and tableware
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The greenhouses where Monsanto 'plays God' with the future of the planet
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Britain's mild winters could be numbered

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Government gives £250,000 to Independent appeal

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It's the hunt for UK’s favourite wildflower
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Did a botched blackmail attempt help Cyril Smith escape justice?

A fresh twist reveals the Liberal MP was targeted by the notorious South African intelligence agency Boss
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Blair has joined a strange and exclusive club

A new tomb has just gone up in the Middle East's graveyard of US and British political reputations, says Patrick Cockburn
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Election 2015

Meet the top 12 wacky candidates seeking your vote in May