Another week has now been completed in this 2012 year and this week once again proved to be memorable.
We saw Lionel Messi win his third straight Ballon d'Or, among other interesting stories.
In France, Ligue 1 once again resumed play, and we are now less than a week away from the German Bundesliga returning and the African Cup of Nations starting.
Here is a recap of how the week went in football.
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