The Offside Daily – Ballon d’Or shortlist out, FA Cup first round draw and Newcastle United starlet wins Spanish awards.


10 of the biggest football stories of the day:

1. Read Madrid’s Gareth Bale is the only British player on the shortlist for the Ballon d’Or.

2. Cristiano Ronaldo picked up three awards at the Liga de Fútbol Profesional’s awards in Spain.

3. Newcastle United youngster Ayoze Perez was also a big winner at the awards ceremony, winning two awards.

4. England Women’s historic Wembley game against World Champions Germany will be played in front of their largest crowd ever.

5. Zinedine Zidane has been given a three month coaching ban due to not having the right qualifications.

6. Check out the FA Cup First Round draw, with Shildon of the Northern League (Tier 9) the lowest ranked team still in the competition. (BBC Sport)

7. Football hooligans and members of the German far right clashed with riot police in Cologne on Sunday. (Guardian)

8. Diego Maradona has been branded a ‘psychopath’ after a video showing the Argentinian strike his girlfriend. (Mirror)

9. VIDEO – Watch Hamburg substitute Gojko Kacar try to put of the opposition off while standing behind the goal, he failed. (Metro)

10. This Scottish goalkeeper has written up his career on Wikipedia, in incredible depth. (Metro)

Today’s Offside Daily is brought to you by Stuart Dick

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