Saturday 19 April 2014

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Brazilian midfielder tweeted to inform fans that he was left out of the squad entirely in the 3-1 home win over Fulham on Saturday

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The Monaco forward is still recovering from anterior cruciate ligament damage but his surgeon believes he will be back in time to feature at the showpiece in Brazil

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The Welshman insists the Blaugrana's difficult spell on the pitch is as a result of their off-the-field problems coming home to roost this season

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The Brazilian is confident he will be fit for Barcelona's final game of the season against Diego Simeone's men after suffering a foot injury against Real Madrid

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The Brazilian is eager for his side to put recent defeats behind them - and ease the pressure on coach Laurent Blanc - ahead of the clash with Lyon on Saturday

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The young Argentine has caused more than enough consternation since his move to Lombardy, and the opportunity to sell gives the Nerazzurri a quick way out of an unwanted situation

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The Brazilian was enthused by the doggedness and determination Diego Simeone's men showed in extending their advantage at the summit of the Primera Division to six points

Friday 18 April 2014

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The title-chasing Rojiblancos looked set to drop two precious points at the Vicente Calderon but late goals from Miranda and Diego Costa earned the hosts a vital victory

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The defender insists that the Uruguayan is a "high quality" replacement but confesses that Laurent Blanc's men sorely miss their top scorer's presence up front

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The Brazilian says Saturday's game against Parma is a "final", while admitting that he is also currently being driven by the prospect of a "magical" World Cup on home soil

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Whoever said you need to be fit, trim and slim to become a footballer? Goal looks at some of the players past and present who have ditched the Cristiano Ronaldo physique

Thursday 17 April 2014

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The striker has the utmost respect for the Three Lions but says La Celeste will not fear their Group D rivals as they have the likes of Luis Suarez playing in the Premier League

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The Selecao will meet their South American rivals in the Gillette Superclasico de las Americas on October 11 at the Bird's Nest Stadium in Beijing, China

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The Brazilian defender will miss the remainder of the 2013-14 season due to injury, but remains optimistic he will return to action even stronger

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The 30-year-old has dismissed suggestions that his relationship with the Primera Division star has kept him out of the Argentina squad

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The forward is likely to break Premier League records but his efforts should not overshadow the contributions made by his team-mates to create Brendan Rodgers' "collective" side

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The Brazil international has acknowledged Wednesday's loss was a big blow for the Blaugrana faithful in what has been "a very strange year" for the club

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The Argentine coach urged his players to lift themselves up for a final push in La Liga and is baffled at his team's problems in front of goal over the last seven days