Thursday, 10 July 2014

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The Uruguay striker was suspended for nine games and banned from all football-related activity for four months after biting Giorgio Chiellini and the sanctions have been upheld

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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 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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The Albiceleste forward is elated with his team's semi-final victory over Netherlands, while Javier Mascherano looks forward to a "once-in-a-lifetime opportunity" at the Maracana

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Goal picks out pictures from the semi-final, which ended goalless and had to be decided on penalties. The Albiceleste won out after misses from Ron Vlaar and Wesley Sneijder

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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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After a gruelling, cagey 120 minutes of football Alejandro Sabella's men booked their spot in the World Cup final against Germany with Sergio Romero providing the heroics in goal

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The Primera Division giants are pleased with the the Brazil international forward's progress after suffering a fractured vertebra and are expecting him back in Spain in August

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The Selecao captain calls on his nation's supporters to put their World Cup semi-final defeat behind them and get behind the team ahead of the third-place play-off

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The Brazil star's representative launches a scathing attack on the Selecao boss following his side's 7-1 semi-final destruction at the hands of Germany on Tuesday

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The Argentina icon has slammed the Selecao for failing to turn up for Tuesday's shocking 7-1 semi-final loss in Belo Horizonte, picking Dante and David Luiz out for special scorn

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The former world heavyweight champion, who himself once infamously bit an opponent in the boxing ring, has defended the Uruguay striker for his actions at the World Cup

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The iconic former striker believes that the Selecao must atone for their embarrassing 7-1 semi-final defeat to Joachim Low's men in Belo Horizonte on Tuesday evening

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The former Real Madrid attacker is eagerly anticipating the match between Argentina and Netherlands but feels the Barcelona star could struggle to make an impact

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The former Bayern Munich man was not impressed by the hosts' naive approach and feels the entire team failed under the weight of expectation

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Argentina have not won the World Cup since their legendary No.10 propelled them to victory 28 years ago but, in the Barcelona star, La Albiceleste finally have a talisman again

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The defender has faced stern criticism following the 7-1 World Cup semi-final loss to Germany, but the Chelsea manager feels it is wrong to single one player out