Wednesday 23 July 2014

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After his return to the Selecao was confirmed on Tuesday, GBGT look back at the 50-year-old's first spell in charge which brought just six defeats in 60 matches

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The coach says he will stay until at least the end of his contract in 2016 and insists he never seriously entertained resigning despite World Cup success in Brazil

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Veteran coach Guy Roux gave a scathing assessment of the PSG and Brazil defender's performances at the tail end of the last Ligue 1 season and at the World Cup

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Inspirational coaches and former players have a key role in the unreal journey of many young hopefuls who make the leap into the professional game

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The Spanish attacker feels the new Barcelona signing does not deserve the four-month ban from all footballing activity for his World Cup bite on Italy's Giorgio Chiellini

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The 50-year-old returns for his second stint as coach of the Selecao as the CBF refuses calls for a revolution and reverts to type after Luiz Felipe Scolari's World Cup disaster

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The Republic of Ireland management team believe that the 2014 World Cup champions will be favourites to win every single one of their Euro 2016 qualifiers

Tuesday 22 July 2014

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The 50-year-old's return to the national team was confirmed on Tuesday and he immediately pledged to win back the public following this month's World Cup disappointment

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The Dutchman has revealed that he is set to sign a four-year contract following Sinisa Mihajlovic’s resignation, rejecting South Africa's approach

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The 50-year-old succeeds Luiz Felipe Scolari to return for his second stint with the Selecao after a largely successful four years in charge between 2006 and 2010

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The former West Germany star admits he finds it difficult to understand the Bayern Munich captain's decision to retire from international football

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Goal teams up with Gatorade for a new series examining the component parts of the unreal journey from talented hopeful to elite player. First up is the family

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The 36-year-old has called for measured changes rather than an overhaul after Vicente del Bosque's men were dethroned as world champions in Brazil

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The Girls in Green recorded a third consecutive victory in the competition to ensure their place in the semi-final, where they will face the Netherlands

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The 34-year-old, who has called time on his international career, insists the current manager was the correct appointment as the country look to recover from a disastrous World Cup

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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 Reds captain announced his retirement from England duty on Monday and his former club-mate believes the Anfield outfit will benefit from the midfielder's decision

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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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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