Friday, April 18, 2014

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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

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The Chilean's men suffered another blow to their Premier League title hopes and he feels that a quick turnaround from Sunday's decisive loss at Anfield was to blame

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The former Athletic Bilbao striker has fallen out of favour with Spain coach Vicente del Bosque, while his Argentine colleague has never been picked by Alejandro Sabella

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The veteran shot stopper praised the Argentina international and hailed Antonio Conte for the way he has motivated the players after winning two straight Serie A titles

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The Argentine believes his side must recreate their previous displays against their arch-rivals if they are to beat them and urged his players not to give up on the league

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The 1978 World Cup-winning coach is adamant the forward is not intentionally taking things easier in matches in order to rest prior to this summer's tournament in Brazil

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The Manchester City manager is adamant he made the right call by selecting the injured Belgian last weekend, despite his gaffe handing the Reds all three points

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

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The former Swansea boss tipped the Argentina international to return to top form for Wednesday's match and voiced his support fpr Gerardo Martino