Friday, August 1, 2014

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The Liverpool captain announced his retirement from international duty earlier in July and his team-mate has now urged the younger players to step up and prove their worth

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The new Netherlands coach is enthusiastic about his time in charge of the World Cup semi-finalists and has paid tribute to predecessor Louis van Gaal

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The European champions crashed out of the finals in Brazil at the first hurdle but their coach wants to build a more positive future

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The QPR defender has decided to focus solely on his club career, having won promotion to the Premier League with Harry Redknapp's side last season

Thursday, July 31, 2014

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The Bayern Munich legend feels the 30-year-old could have won 150 caps for his country and was shocked by his decision to quit the international stream

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The new Barcelona keeper said he pitied the Argentine after Germany won the World Cup final and is eager to prove his worth at Camp Nou

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Gaizka Mendieta knew La Roja were going to struggle, Emile Heskey expected controversy involving Uruguay's star man, while Alessandro Nesta discussed the toughest job in football

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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After the new coach slammed the attitude of the national team, and Neymar in particular, the 1994 World Cup winner has defended the team's summer showing

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Former presidential candidate John McCain has added his voice to the growing calls for the finals in four years' time to be held elsewhere

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The Atletico Madrid insists the Argentina captain was one of the stars of the tournament, and also makes a surprise selection at centre-half

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The 19-year-old made observers sit up and take notice of his performances in Ligue 1 last season, and he was the best man to replace Christian Benteke at the World Cup

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The Italian has been impressed by the way in which the Portuguese has become a more effective player, while the Atletico Madrid boss has alsohailed the Belgian's improvement

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

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The former Argentina international gives his thoughts on his compatriot's 2014-15 campaign, the ex-Spain star discusses the Brazil ace - and much more

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COMMENT: The Portugal international may not be the greatest of all time, but has there ever been a player with such a perfect blend of technique and physique?

Monday, July 28, 2014

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The new Selecao head coach concedes the team may have been too emotional at the World Cup and has vowed to instil more mental strength in the side

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The appointment of Dunga has been swiftly followed by a complete overhaul of the technical staff, with Mauro Silva and Taffarel among 13 new arrivals to the technical team

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The Dortmund man has admitted that it was not easy not to be involved in Brazil and is keen to fill Philipp Lahm's void in the team