The Real Madrid star's attempt was scuppered by the 'dark arts'
Wales last qualified for major tournament in 1958 but after several near misses the current crop can book place at Euro 2016 and end all the indifference
Video: Simon Rice and Jack de Menezes look ahead to Liverpool's huge test at the Bernabeu
Bale has been ruled out with a leg injury after being kicked in the win over
Messi is not named for the first time since 2007 while is arch-rival Cristiano Ronaldo tops his Ballon d'Or award off with a seventh consecutive inclusion
Townsend's comeback from a hamstring injury was put on hold after Spurs' Under-21's fixture at Bishop's Stortford was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch
The Portuguese coach was sacked following a sluggish start to the season
The club have started an investigation into the incident
Real manager Carlo Ancelotti has said that no one will leave the Santiago Bernabeu this January but Arsene Wenger still believes he can lure the Spaniard to the Emirates
Roberto Martinez says the Toffees wouldn't be tempted to part with the youngster even if they received a 'Gareth Bale-sized valuation'
We look back at 12 months of unforgettable action
1. David Beckham retired from professional football in May, but for which team did he make his last appearance?
Super-wealthy French club are eyeing a move for England right back
Spurs entertain the Hammers in the quarter-final of the Capital One Cup
Carlo Ancelotti hopeful latest knock will not be serious for the world's most expensive player
The ever-feared Christmas party passed by in Madrid without any drama after the squad enjoyed a well-manured sit down meal together