South America

Saturday, April 19, 2014

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The Argentine has hit out at rumours over the forward's possible exit from the club and admits he "cannot be satisfied" with his first season in charge at Camp Nou

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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

Friday, April 18, 2014

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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

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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, April 17, 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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A foot problem has ruled the Brazil star out of action for the next four weeks, while defender Jordi Alba is also set for a similar length of absence with a torn hamstring

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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

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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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