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Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure, one of six nominees for the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) Player of the Year award, says he would have more global recognition if he was not from Africa.

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - OCTOBER 15: Vincent Kompany of Belgium looks on prior to the FIFA 2014 World Cup Qualifying Group A match between Belgium and Wales at King Baudouin Stadium on October 15, 2013 in Brussels, Belgium. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Liverpool v Manchester City: Vincent Kompany hobbles out of training on eve of title clash

Vincent Kompany gave Manchester City a fitness scare on the eve of their crucial Barclays Premier League trip to title-rivals Liverpool.

Liverpool v Manchester City: Youthful energy can give us the edge, says Jordan Henderson

Midfielder Jordan Henderson believes Liverpool can more than match Manchester City when it comes to quality, but believes the Reds' pressing game and home advantage may give them the edge on Sunday.

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'Nothing is impossible in football' - Manchester City's Pablo Zabaleta confident for second-leg against Barcelona

Manchester City's players put on a brave face as they assessed the damage inflicted by Barcelona in the first leg of their Champions League tie.

Flashpoint: Pellegrini claimed Eriksson (pictured) had

'Absolute nonsense' - FIFA referees chief dismisses Manuel Pellegrini's claim that Swedish official favoured Barcelona

FIFA's referees chief has come to the defence of Swedish official Jonas Eriksson after he was accused by Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini of favouring Barcelona.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18: Xavi Hernandez of Barcelona battles with Yaya Toure of Manchester City during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 first leg match between Manchester City and Barcelona at the Etihad Stadium on February 18, 2014 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Patrick Barclay: Player power from Barcelona offers a lesson to both Manchester clubs

If ever there were a victory for player power in the best sense, it took place at the Etihad last night.

Angry: but UEFA is likely to take a dim view of Pellegrini's comments

Man City boss Manuel Pellegrini facing disciplinary action after 'impartial' ref rant

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini is facing the likelihood of disciplinary action from UEFA after accusing Swedish referee Jonas Eriksson of lacking "impartiality" during the 2-0 defeat by Barcelona.

Manchester City still have chance of progression despite Barcelona defeat, insists Vincent Kompany

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany remains positive his side can overturn their deficit at the Camp Nou later this month after a 2-0 defeat at the Etihad on Tuesday.

Manchester City 0 Barcelona 2: Lionel Messi and Dani Alves pounce to punish 10-man City after clumsy Martin Demichelis sees red

Lionel Messi and Dani Alves punished 10-man Manchester City in the first leg of the Champions League last-16 tie at the Etihad Stadium.

Manchester City v Barcelona team news: Fernandinho starts in crammed City midfield

Fernandinho returned as Manchester City packed the midfield for the Champions League visit of Barcelona.