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In Pictures: The week's winners and losers

We take a look at the sporting week's winners and losers.
Last Modified: 25 Nov 2012 21:54


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Sebastian Vettel emerged victorious at the Interlagos Circuit in Brazil, becoming the youngest triple champion in Formula One history when he finished sixth behind the victorious Jenson Button. Fernando Alonso finished second but it was not enough to overhaul Vettel’s lead.


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Michael Schumacher's waved farewell to his fans at the season-ender. 'I enjoyed most of it,” the 43-year-old German said of his return. 'It wasn't as successful as we wanted it to be but still I learned a lot for life and I'm quite glad for the good emotions again. Now is a good time to go...'


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Despite FA Cup and European Champions League success last season, Chelsea have parted company with manager Roberto Di Matteo. After a run of just two wins in eight games in all competitions enough was enough for owner Roman Abramovich. Former Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez takes over as 'interim' first-team manager.


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Ireland were the stand-out performers for the northern hemisphere in the latest round of November internationals with an impressive 46-24 victory over Argentina. Elsewhere world champions New Zealand dominated Grand Slam champions Wales in a 33-10 win, Australia nipped Italy 22-19 and the Springboks edged England 16-15.


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Real Madrid suffered a major setback to their Spanish title hopes slumping to a 1-0 defeat at Real Betis.


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World number one Rory McIlroy claimed his fifth title of the season with victory at the season-ending championship of the European Tour in Dubai, where he birdied the last five holes to beat Justin Rose by two shots.


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Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson was honoured with a nine-foot statue outside Old Trafford to mark his 25th anniversary at the club: 'Normally people die before they see their statue, so I'm out-living death,' remarked the 70-year-old Scotsman.


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Olympic luge champion Felix Loch led a German sweep of the top-five positions at the season-opening race, the first time in the men's World Cup that all five lugers from one nation finished ahead of the field.



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Sebastian Vettel emerged victorious at the Interlagos Circuit in Brazil, becoming the youngest triple champion in Formula One history when he finished sixth behind the victorious Jenson Button. Fernando Alonso finished second but it was not enough to overhaul Vettel’s lead.

Sun, 25 Nov 2012 19:07:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-The-week%27s-winners-and-losers?image_id=06jlfjA4Wady4Paul GilhamGetty ImagesGetty Images

Sebastian Vettel emerged victorious at the Interlagos Circuit in Brazil, becoming the youngest triple champion in Formula One history when he finished sixth behind the victorious Jenson Button. Fernando Alonso finished second but it was not enough to overhaul Vettel’s lead.

F1 Grand Prix of Brazil
Sebastian Vettel, Michael Schumacherhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-The-week%27s-winners-and-losers?image_id=03j7cxPfPXf7t

Michael Schumacher's waved farewell to his fans at the season-ender. 'I enjoyed most of it,” the 43-year-old German said of his return. 'It wasn't as successful as we wanted it to be but still I learned a lot for life and I'm quite glad for the good emotions again. Now is a good time to go...'

Sun, 25 Nov 2012 18:53:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-The-week%27s-winners-and-losers?image_id=03j7cxPfPXf7tRicardo MazalanAPAP Photo

Michael Schumacher's waved farewell to his fans at the season-ender. 'I enjoyed most of it,” the 43-year-old German said of his return. 'It wasn't as successful as we wanted it to be but still I learned a lot for life and I'm quite glad for the good emotions again. Now is a good time to go...'

Sebastian Vettel, Michael Schumacher
Chelsea coach Di Matteo looks on before the start of their Champions League soccer match against Juventus in Turinhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-The-week%27s-winners-and-losers?image_id=0bee9yV6lo3MV

Despite FA Cup and European Champions League success last season, Chelsea have parted company with manager Roberto Di Matteo. After a run of just two wins in eight games in all competitions enough was enough for owner Roman Abramovich. Former Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez takes over as 'interim' first-team manager.

Wed, 21 Nov 2012 17:20:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-The-week%27s-winners-and-losers?image_id=0bee9yV6lo3MVALESSANDRO GAROFALOReutersReuters Pictures

Despite FA Cup and European Champions League success last season, Chelsea have parted company with manager Roberto Di Matteo. After a run of just two wins in eight games in all competitions enough was enough for owner Roman Abramovich. Former Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez takes over as 'interim' first-team manager.

Chelsea coach Di Matteo looks on before the start of their Champions League soccer match against Juventus in Turin
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Ireland were the stand-out performers for the northern hemisphere in the latest round of November internationals with an impressive 46-24 victory over Argentina. Elsewhere world champions New Zealand dominated Grand Slam champions Wales in a 33-10 win, Australia nipped Italy 22-19 and the Springboks edged England 16-15.

Sat, 24 Nov 2012 15:20:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-The-week%27s-winners-and-losers?image_id=0ct9bds7OZ9n6AFPAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

Ireland were the stand-out performers for the northern hemisphere in the latest round of November internationals with an impressive 46-24 victory over Argentina. Elsewhere world champions New Zealand dominated Grand Slam champions Wales in a 33-10 win, Australia nipped Italy 22-19 and the Springboks edged England 16-15.

Real Betis vs Real Madridhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-The-week%27s-winners-and-losers?image_id=02IC0vRbHC6Ot

Real Madrid suffered a major setback to their Spanish title hopes slumping to a 1-0 defeat at Real Betis.

Sat, 24 Nov 2012 22:51:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-The-week%27s-winners-and-losers?image_id=02IC0vRbHC6OtPACO PUENTESEPAEPA Images

Real Madrid suffered a major setback to their Spanish title hopes slumping to a 1-0 defeat at Real Betis.

Real Betis vs Real Madrid
McIlroy of Northern Ireland jokes with girlfriend Danish tennis player Caroline Wozniacki as he poses with the trophy after the fourth and final round of the DP World Tour Championship at Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubaihttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-The-week%27s-winners-and-losers?image_id=00M3a7S5PJabR

World number one Rory McIlroy claimed his fifth title of the season with victory at the season-ending championship of the European Tour in Dubai, where he birdied the last five holes to beat Justin Rose by two shots.

Sun, 25 Nov 2012 15:35:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-The-week%27s-winners-and-losers?image_id=00M3a7S5PJabRNIKHIL MONTEIROREUTERSReuters Pictures

World number one Rory McIlroy claimed his fifth title of the season with victory at the season-ending championship of the European Tour in Dubai, where he birdied the last five holes to beat Justin Rose by two shots.

McIlroy of Northern Ireland jokes with girlfriend Danish tennis player Caroline Wozniacki as he poses with the trophy after the fourth and final round of the DP World Tour Championship at Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai
Manchester United v Queens Park Rangers - Premier Leaguehttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-The-week%27s-winners-and-losers?image_id=0cSW4nN6QG71j

Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson was honoured with a nine-foot statue outside Old Trafford to mark his 25th anniversary at the club: 'Normally people die before they see their statue, so I'm out-living death,' remarked the 70-year-old Scotsman.

Sat, 24 Nov 2012 14:04:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-The-week%27s-winners-and-losers?image_id=0cSW4nN6QG71jLaurence GriffithsGetty ImagesGetty Images

Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson was honoured with a nine-foot statue outside Old Trafford to mark his 25th anniversary at the club: 'Normally people die before they see their statue, so I'm out-living death,' remarked the 70-year-old Scotsman.

Manchester United v Queens Park Rangers - Premier League
Men's World Cuphttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-The-week%27s-winners-and-losers?image_id=0gxK8VL1E3a62

Olympic luge champion Felix Loch led a German sweep of the top-five positions at the season-opening race, the first time in the men's World Cup that all five lugers from one nation finished ahead of the field.

Sun, 25 Nov 2012 10:37:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-The-week%27s-winners-and-losers?image_id=0gxK8VL1E3a62Robert PariggerEPAEPA Images

Olympic luge champion Felix Loch led a German sweep of the top-five positions at the season-opening race, the first time in the men's World Cup that all five lugers from one nation finished ahead of the field.

Men's World Cup
West Indies rout Bangladeshhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-The-week%27s-winners-and-losers?image_id=09Wldbg3KUdLw

West Indies paceman Tino Best took a career-best six-wicket haul to inspire a decisive win against Bangladesh in the second Test. Best followed his maiden five-wicket haul in the first Test with a remarkable 6-40 to dismiss the hosts and wrap up the series.

Sat, 17 Nov 2012 07:06:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-The-week%27s-winners-and-losers?image_id=09Wldbg3KUdLwMUNIR UZ ZAMANAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

West Indies paceman Tino Best took a career-best six-wicket haul to inspire a decisive win against Bangladesh in the second Test. Best followed his maiden five-wicket haul in the first Test with a remarkable 6-40 to dismiss the hosts and wrap up the series.

West Indies rout Bangladesh


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