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Oliver Bierhoff: Germany winning the 2014 World Cup is ’something of an impossibility’, Football

Oliver Bierhoff: Germany winning the 2014 World Cup is ’something of an impossibility’

For the German press, Bierhoff’s statement was an unexpected, even unwelcome attack of realism. The second most powerful man in the national team setup had effectively written the Germans off more than a year before the tournament’s opening.

By | Football, Sport | Tuesday, 26 March 2013 at 1:51 pm

Chelsea, Arsenal and Newcastle United linked with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Football

Chelsea, Arsenal and Newcastle United linked with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

A move for the St Etienne striker looks likely – but where would be best destination?

By | Football, Sport | Wednesday, 20 March 2013 at 12:35 pm

North east rising – why football in Brazil’s poorest region may be on the up, Football

North east rising – why football in Brazil’s poorest region may be on the up

The nine state nordeste region, home to around 53 million people, is the wrong side of Brazil`s footballing tracks, a world away from the wealth and glamour of the big Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo club.

By | Football, Sport | Tuesday, 19 March 2013 at 3:05 pm

The Football Lawyer: Callum McManaman tackle on Massadio Haidara and how footballers insure themselves against injury, Football

The Football Lawyer: Callum McManaman tackle on Massadio Haidara and how footballers insure themselves against injury

When Massadio Haidara was carried off the field on Sunday against Wigan Athletic, he was just the latest example of the sight that professional footballers fear the most.

By | Football, Sport | Tuesday, 19 March 2013 at 2:56 pm

Championship Preview: Wolves and Bristol City prepare for relegation battle at Molineux, Football

Championship Preview: Wolves and Bristol City prepare for relegation battle at Molineux

We look ahead to Wolves v Bristol City, the other standout games and the players to watch this week in the Championship…

By | Football, Sport | Friday, 15 March 2013 at 1:01 am

Are the Sheikhs planning to shake up world football? We need to know., Football

Are the Sheikhs planning to shake up world football? We need to know.

The Times’s chief football writer denies being taken in by a spoof report on a French website

By | Football, McSmith, Sport | Thursday, 14 March 2013 at 9:03 am

Heung-min Son: The next ‘Shinji Kagawa’ coveted by Tottenham, Liverpool and Arsenal, Football

Heung-min Son: The next ‘Shinji Kagawa’ coveted by Tottenham, Liverpool and Arsenal

When a player shines in the Bundesliga, it is only a matter of time before he is linked with a move to one of two destinations: Munich or England.

By | Football, Sport | Monday, 11 March 2013 at 4:11 pm

Bayern Munich are like the Chinese: War of words breaks out between Bayern and Borussia Dortmund, Football

Bayern Munich are like the Chinese: War of words breaks out between Bayern and Borussia Dortmund

Whichever side of the fence you fall on, it is thoroughly entertaining. And yet, under the cloud of mind games and exchanged insults lies a more pertinent truth.

By | Football, Sport | Friday, 1 March 2013 at 6:03 pm

Cup of Sorrows: Tragedy overshadows this year’s Libertadores, Football

Cup of Sorrows: Tragedy overshadows this year’s Libertadores

The Pacaembu terraces, usually packed with swaying hordes of Corinthians’ famously zealous fans, lay grey and silent during Wednesday’s Libertadores game against Millonarios of Colombia.

By | Football, Sport | Friday, 1 March 2013 at 5:50 pm

David Beckham proves he can do more at PSG than sell replica shirts, Football

David Beckham proves he can do more at PSG than sell replica shirts

David Beckham made his first start for Paris Saint-Germain last night in a 2-0 victory over Marseille in the Coupe de France.

By | Football, Sport | Thursday, 28 February 2013 at 3:58 pm

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