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With painful slowness, the Brasileirão season has finally worked its way clear of Confederations Cup snarl-ups and Libertadores bottlenecks and hit the open road that will carry it through to December’s finishing line.
After The Ballad of Paul Tierney, more sport-inspired songs.
Poignant tribute song reminds us of the beautiful game’s fickle nature… and puts superstar tantrums into perspective.
A tough task lies ahead for Atlético after a 2-0 first-leg defeat, but not an impossible one.
One of the greatest footballers of his generation finds himself trying to save a fourth division football team from percolating in the depths of the French league ladder. Matthew Riding reports from Rodez on former French captain Zinedine Zidane’s plans to propel his wife’s football team, Le RAF, back up the football league.
Reporting of events in the run-up to the World Cup have not helped the situation in Brazil.
Winning the Confederations Cup has surely never been commemorated with quite so much gusto.
Playing in the Under-20 World Cup is an exciting time for young footballers, who suddenly see the most thrilling of futures rolled out before them.
The German side have immediately replaced Schurrle with another exciting talent in Heung-Min Son.
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