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Alexis Sánchez To Complete £35m Arsenal Transfer

(0) Comments | Posted 10 July 2014 | (12:13)

Alexis Sánchez will become Arsenal's first signing of the summer when he completes his £35 million transfer from Barcelona.

The 25-year-old Chilean has agreed personal terms could soon be joined at the Emirates Stadium by France right-back Mathieu Debuchy, who is set to complete his move from Newcastle...

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Holland 0-0 Argentina (2-4 On Penalties): World Cup Talking Points

(0) Comments | Posted 9 July 2014 | (23:52)

Argentina beat Holland 4-2 on penalties to set up a World Cup final with Germany at the Maracanã on Sunday.

Here are four talking points from the second semi-final in São Paulo...

Nigel de Jong lasted 51 minutes longer than Diego Costa...

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Patrice Evra To Join Juventus From Manchester United

(0) Comments | Posted 9 July 2014 | (13:50)

Patrice Evra is likely to join Juventus from Manchester United, which could benefit the club's pursuit of Arturo Vidal.

Juventus have made contact with United regarding the Frenchman's availability and...

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Netherlands 0-0 Argentina (2-4 On Penalties): World Cup 2014 Semi-Final As It Happened

(0) Comments | Posted 9 July 2014 | (11:31)

The Netherlands are bidding to reach their second successive World Cup final tonight when they take on Argentina in a repeat of the 1978 final.

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Brazil 1-7 Germany: Joachim Löw's Side Provide Unbridled Schadenfreude At Hosts' Expense

(3) Comments | Posted 9 July 2014 | (10:00)

Brazil won't be rushing to become hosts of another World Cup. Sixty-four years on from their traumatic de facto final defeat to Uruguay in the Maracanã their mediocrity was sensationally exposed by a ruthless Germany that appropriately gifted the watching world unbridled schadenfreude.

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David Luíz: The Best World Cup Viral Memes

(0) Comments | Posted 9 July 2014 | (09:23)

Schadenfreude is pleasure derived from the misfortunes of others, and boy what pleasure plenty got from David Luíz's gutless and pathetic performance for Brazil as they sieved seven goals against Germany.

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Miroslav Klose Becomes All-Time Record World Cup Goalscorer

(0) Comments | Posted 8 July 2014 | (21:56)

Miroslav Klose became the all-time record World Cup goalscorer after hitting his 16th goal for Germany in their rout of Brazil in the Mineirão.

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Ross McCormack Joins Fulham For £11m: Best Viral Internet Reactions

(0) Comments | Posted 8 July 2014 | (12:45)

Yesteryear, it was Leeds United who unfathomably paid over-the-odds for average players with few international caps to their name. The days of Peter Ridsdale are over, though, and new owner Massimo Cellino has demonstrated how to humiliate buying clubs.

Fulham have bought Ross McCormack for £11 million. Eleven. Million. Pounds....

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Brazil 1-7 Germany: World Cup 2014 Semi-Final As It Happened

(14) Comments | Posted 8 July 2014 | (10:00)

Brazil and Germany meet again in the World Cup for the first time since the Seleção's 2002 final victory. The hosts are underdogs this time and still smarting from Neymar's injury and Thiago Silva's suspension, but home advantage has been critical for this mediocre of Brazil sides at this World...

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Manchester United Want Mats Hummels And Arturo Vidal - Transfer Gossip

(0) Comments | Posted 8 July 2014 | (08:57)

Mats Hummels was interesting Sir Alex Ferguson two years ago and Manchester United have not forgotten about Germany's defensive lynchpin. The centre-back, due to start tonight's World Cup semi-final against Brazil, is still wanted by Louis van Gaal as he seeks to bring in...

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Alfredo Di Stefano, Real Madrid Great, Dies Aged 88

(3) Comments | Posted 7 July 2014 | (16:22)

Alfredo di Stefano, widely regarded as the greatest player in Real Madrid's history, has died aged 88.

Di Stefano suffered a heart attack the day after his birthday on Saturday and was placed in an induced coma in the coronary unit at the General Universitario Gregorio Maranon Hospital.

The Argentine-born...

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Brazil V Germany World Cup 2014: Die Mannshcaft's Semi-Final Record

(0) Comments | Posted 7 July 2014 | (16:08)

Tonight marks Germany's 12th World Cup semi-final and their fourth in succession - a finals record.

Arguably the most entertaining side at the 2006 and 2010 finals, they were denied a final berth on both occasions, but their...

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Roger Federer V Novak Djokovic: 2014 Wimbledon Final As It Happened

(0) Comments | Posted 6 July 2014 | (10:35)

Roger Federer takes on Novak Djokovic in his ninth Wimbledon final at 2pm on Centre Court today. Djokovic, playing in his third SW19 final, has not won a Grand Slam since the 2013 Australian Open and since lost in three major finals, including last...

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Netherlands 0-0 Costa Rica (4-3 On Penalties): Tim Krul Substitution Sends Dutch Through

(0) Comments | Posted 6 July 2014 | (00:22)

Louis van Gaal literally showed his Bayern Munich players he had the balls to make big decisions and he did it again when Holland goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen was substituted for Tim Krul ahead of their World Cup quarter-final penalty shootout with Costa Rica.

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5 Reasons Why It Would Be Disastrous If Brazil Won The World Cup

(14) Comments | Posted 4 July 2014 | (21:53)

Brazil reached the semi-finals of the World Cup for the first time in 12 years following a 2-1 win against Colombia.

But ahead of their last four meeting with Germany, here are five reasons why it would be a disaster for football if the host nation triumphed...


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France 0-1 Germany: World Cup Talking Points

(0) Comments | Posted 4 July 2014 | (19:13)

A first-half Mats Hummels header decided France and Germany's mundane quarter-final as Die Mannschaft reached the last four stage of the World Cup for the fourth successive time.

Here are five talking points...

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France V Germany: Toni Schumacher And Patrick Battiston's Reconciliation

(0) Comments | Posted 4 July 2014 | (12:07)

France and Germany's World Cup quarter-final has, predictably, been dominated by one of the tournament's most infamous events that occurred during the sides' semi-final meeting 32 years ago.

Michel Platini had spotted French substitute Patrick Battiston's run and...

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France 0-1 Germany: World Cup 2014 As It Happened

(0) Comments | Posted 4 July 2014 | (08:31)

France face Germany in a World Cup today for the first time since the Tragedy of Seville in 1982. Get live updates, reaction, pictures and Vines of the clash from 3.30pm, with kick-off at 5pm.

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Andy Murray's Rant: 5 Possible Reasons Behind The Meltdown

(3) Comments | Posted 3 July 2014 | (11:52)

Andy Murray's cryptic tirade has dominated the fallout from his Wimbledon exit.

"Five fucking minutes before the match," Murray cursed when 2-4 down in the third set against Grigor Dimitrov. In...

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Andy Murray's Shock Wimbledon Loss Enshrouded In Mystery Over Rant

(69) Comments | Posted 3 July 2014 | (09:00)

The manner of Andy Murray's straight-sets thrashing at the hands of Grigor Dimitrov, having won his previous four Wimbledon matches without dropping a set this Championships, was perplexing. And seven words uttered have dominated a post-mortem that suggests off-court events may have affected the Scot's display.

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