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By Michael P. Orsi
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Espn Brazil
Gareth Bale took first place in The Associated Press global soccer poll Tuesday after scoring his first hat trick for Real Madrid.
Bayern Munich's resounding victory over Borussia Dortmund gave it the top spot in The Associated Press' global soccer poll, and Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero leads the player vote.
Cristiano Ronaldo surged to the top of the AP's latest global soccer rankings on Tuesday, thanks to decisive goals for Real Madrid in La Liga and the Champions League.
Lionel Messi's four-goal burst ensured that he and Barcelona returned to the top of the Associated Press Global Soccer rankings this week.
Local media say Fluminense coach Muricy Ramalho has been asked to lead the Brazil national team.