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Home town heroes: Atletico Mineiro v Olimpia, Copa Libertadores final second-leg preview, Football

Home town heroes: Atletico Mineiro v Olimpia, Copa Libertadores final second-leg preview

A tough task lies ahead for Atlético after a 2-0 first-leg defeat, but not an impossible one.

By | Football, Sport | Wednesday, 24 July 2013 at 6:00 am

How Zinedine Zidane is aiming to propel his local side up the French football leagues, Football

How Zinedine Zidane is aiming to propel his local side up the French football leagues

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.

By | Football, Sport | Thursday, 11 July 2013 at 3:34 pm

Lost in translation – Why sensationalist journalism over referee beheading does Brazil a disservice, Football

Lost in translation – Why sensationalist journalism over referee beheading does Brazil a disservice

Reporting of events in the run-up to the World Cup have not helped the situation in Brazil.

By | Football, Sport, The Foreign Desk | Thursday, 11 July 2013 at 1:37 pm

How Brazil’s Confederations Cup triumph was born amidst protests, Football

How Brazil’s Confederations Cup triumph was born amidst protests

Winning the Confederations Cup has surely never been commemorated with quite so much gusto.

By | Football, Sport | Tuesday, 2 July 2013 at 5:42 pm

The Football Lawyer: Taking the path less travelled, Football

The Football Lawyer: Taking the path less travelled

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.

By | Football, Sport | Monday, 1 July 2013 at 4:37 pm

Bayer Leverkusen are the real winners from Andre Schurrle’s transfer to Chelsea, Football

Bayer Leverkusen are the real winners from Andre Schurrle’s transfer to Chelsea

The German side have immediately replaced Schurrle with another exciting talent in Heung-Min Son.

By | Football, Sport | Tuesday, 25 June 2013 at 1:00 pm

Love and Panic on the streets of Sao Paulo, Rio, Fortaleza, Belo Horizonte…., Football

Love and Panic on the streets of Sao Paulo, Rio, Fortaleza, Belo Horizonte….

If you scratch beneath the surface, the Bus Pass Revolution, the Tropical Spring (though it’s winter in these parts), call it what you will, might be better monikered A Rebelião do Amor. The Love Uprising.

By | Football, Sport, The Foreign Desk | Friday, 21 June 2013 at 1:22 pm

Newcastle don’t need a football director – they need a new medical team after finishing bottom of the injury league, Football

Newcastle don’t need a football director – they need a new medical team after finishing bottom of the injury league

Newcastle United have shocked their fans by appointing Joe Kinnear as director of football but new figures suggest that it is their medical department that could use some reinforcement.

By | Football, Sport | Monday, 17 June 2013 at 4:39 pm

End of the beginning: Confederations Cup an important World Cup yardstick for Brazil, Football

End of the beginning: Confederations Cup an important World Cup yardstick for Brazil

With apologies to Donna Summer, this time we know it’s (almost) for real. At least for Brazil.

By | Football, Sport | Friday, 14 June 2013 at 3:58 pm

From Manchester United to Merlot: Sir Alex Ferguson could make a fortune investing in wine claims expert, Football

From Manchester United to Merlot: Sir Alex Ferguson could make a fortune investing in wine claims expert

After quitting as manager of Manchester United at the end of last season, the 71-year-old is reportedly interested in buying vineyard in the south of France.

By | Football, Sport | Monday, 3 June 2013 at 4:57 pm

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