Tuesday, 22 July 2014

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The decision to hand the Argentina star the prize following the World Cup final defeat to Germany was greeted with widespread surprise - but not by one of his club team-mates

Monday, 21 July 2014

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The 33-year-old has thanked fans for their support after his four-year stay at the Mestalla was brought to a premature end, 11 months before the end of his contract

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The 21-year-old only joined the club on Saturday but could be set for a spell on the sidelines after limping from the field during training on his first day

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The ex-Dortmund striker netted on his first appearance for the Bavarian giants, without their World Cup contingent, but they had to settle for a draw against third-tier opposition

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Blood testing remains the most effective way to catch potential drug cheats but many governing bodies, including in Spain, Netherlands and Brazil failed to carry one out in 2013

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Club president Rinat Akhmetov has confirmed that Alex Teixeira, Fred, Dentinho, Douglas Costa, Facundo Ferreyra and Ismaily remain absent without leave because of safety concerns

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The European champions have sealed a deal for the Colombia international, who claimed the Golden Boot at this summer's World Cup in Brazil

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A number of pundits did not feel that the Barcelona ace should have been voted the top player in Brazil this summer but the Selecao starlet has jumped to his club-mate's defence

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The retired centre-half says that while nobody can condone the Uruguay international's actions, the fact that the forward has apologised should be taken into consideration

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The 24-year-old has admitted that his initial plan was to stay at the Allianz Arena, but he is now looking forward to the challenge of playing for the European champions

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The Golden Boot recipient at Brazil 2014 has picked up another accolade, this time for his sublime effort in his country's last-16 win over the Celeste

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The 22-year-old Brazilian midfielder, who has signed a one-year loan deal with Porto, says that playing for the Spanish giants has been a life-changing experience

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The Switzerland international defender has been a key performer for the Bundesliga side since joining the club in 2012 and they have no intention of selling him any time soon

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The Serbia international had been out of action due to a knee injury ever since November 2013 but came on as a late substitute against Heidenheim in Saturday's friendly

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The Honduras international, who only made 16 Premier League appearances for Mark Hughes's side last season, sees his proposed switch to the World Cup 2022 host nation fall apart

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The Slovakia international believes that the Partenopei can improve on their third-placed finish in Serie A last term and progress further in the Champions League