Features

Friday, 11 July 2014

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Football briefly made way for basketball to grab the sporting headlines as the NBA got its story of the summer, with a lot of Premier league stars showing an interest

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With the Uruguayan finally securing his £70 million move to Barcelona, Goal looks back at a career littered with impressive feats and ugly controversies.

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The two players will both grace the Premier League after leaving Barcelona, with voters in our poll expecting the Chile international to have the biggest impact this season

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The singer-songwriter sat down with Goal to discuss Arsenal, Arsene Wenger, new signing Alexis Sanchez and the temperaments of Luis Suarez and Mario Balotelli

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Gunners fans arrived in their hundreds to check out the excitement as word spread of the incredible light show and in-shop surprises in London on Thursday night

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The Germany international is set to complete his transfer from the Allianz Arena to the Santiago Bernabeu. But are the Champions League winners getting the real deal?

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The Manchester City defender has been superb for his country during their run to Sunday's World Cup final at the Maracana and has a point to prove against Germany

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The Dossier: The Gunners announced the capture of the Chilean from Barcelona and will hope that he can transform a front line that was too often blunt and one-paced last season

Thursday, 10 July 2014

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The Chile international slots in at No.2 on our countdown of the 10 biggest purchases by the French manager in north London after his £31.8 million move from Barcelona

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Some of the biggest names in football have donned the iconic jersey over the years, and now the Dutch coach will be looking to find the next star capable of handling the pressure

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The Reds have an extra £70 million burning a hole in their pockets after selling the striker to Barcelona, and their investment in domestic players and foreign talent is wise

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The 24-year-old has been the hero for Joachim Low's side during the World Cup and has the chance to win his second Golden Boot if he scores in the final against Argentina on Sunday

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ANALYSIS: The Blaugrana are poised to assemble the most talented all-South American front three since Brazil lined up with Ronaldo, Rivaldo and Ronaldinho - but will it work?

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COMMENT: Netherlands lost their World Cup semi-final against Argentina on penalties in Sao Paulo on Wednesday - but they overachieved in Brazil

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The Dutchman will start life at Old Trafford next week and will have just days to further mull over transfer targets and squad composition ahead of their tour of the United States

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The Argentina midfielder was immense in defence and as much a part of their limited attacking as anyone as the Albiceleste edged past Netherlands to reach the final

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It was a cruel night for the Aston Villa man as he was man of the match in open play but his saved penalty set the shootout's tone, while the striker went out with a whimper

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Barcelona midfielder Javier Mascherano was in fantastic form as the Albiceleste held off Netherlands and booked a showdown with Germany after a tense penalty shootout

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

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COMMENT: Humiliation at the hands of Germany in the World Cup semi-final could finally produce the sort of sea-change that Brazilian football so desperately needs