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Portugal half-term report - golden age coming to an end

The first half of 2014/15 confirms an uncomfortable truth about Portuguese football. It is unlikely the extraordinarily strong teams FC Porto and Benfica have assembled over the past half dozen seasons will be seen again any time soon on these shores.<p>Benfica’s swashbuckling 2009/10 title-winning …

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Ibrahimovic scores winner with his chest

<b>PSG's Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored the only goal of his club's French League Cup quarter-final win away to Saint Etienne with his chest.</b>

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A moment to forget for hapless goalkeeper

<b>Peru goalkeeper Daniel Prieto had a moment he will want to forget in the South American Under-20 championships.<br>Argentina would go on to win the game 6-2 but the rot set in with this entirely avoidable opening goal.</b><p>TAGS: Video

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When team-mates argue with each other over penalties

<b>Kevin Mirallas v Leighton Baines 2014</b><br>Up stepped regular penalty taker Leighton Baines only for team-mate Kevin Mirallas to snatch the ball off him.<p>Baines, who has a non-too-shabby record of 15 penalties converted from 16 attempts, kicked up little fuss. Mirallas proceeded to send his spot-kick wide.<p>…

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Quevilly maintain giantkilling tradition

Quevilly’s place in the pantheon of cup giantkillers looks assured. As are all of the following.<p><b>Germany: TSV Vestenbergsgreuth vs. FC Bayern München 1-0 (1994/95)</b><br>Germany’s biggest cup upset involved the country’s biggest club, Bayern Munich, who were facing TSV Vestenbergsgreuth, a 3rd tier side …

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Manchester United news and transfers: Cristiano Ronaldo keen to finish career in Brazil?

<b>Here are today's Red Devils stories from the Daily Mirror...</b><p><b>Hummels wants Dortmund stay</b><p>Mats Hummels has dealt a huge blow to Manchester United by …

Cristiano Ronaldo: Rivalry with Lionel Messi motivates both players

Cristiano Ronaldo acknowledged that his competition with Lionel Messi helps to motivate him, and said he believes the same is true for his Barcelona …

Who is Gabriel Paulista? Eight things you need to know about Arsenal signing

With Arsenal having signed centre-back from Villarreal, here is all you need to know about the Gunners' new defender<p><b>1</b> The 24-year-old was born in São Paulo but graduated through Esporte Clube Vitória's youth set-up in Salvador.<p><b>2</b> The defender made his debut in the Brazilian top flight against …

USA vs. Brazil Women's Soccer: Date, Start Time, Live Stream and Preview

USA will be looking to oust hosts Brazil when the two sides face off for the final of the International Tournament of Brasilia on Sunday at the Mane Garrincha Stadium.<p>Team USA beat Argentina 7-0 in their final round-robin group match which, paired with Brazil's victory over China PR, sent Jill …

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Charlotte Carpenter becomes Wales' first female Fifa referee

<b>A sports coach has become the first Fifa-accredited female referee from Wales.</b><p>Charlotte Carpenter, 26, from Abercynon, Rhondda Cynon Taf, has been added to the international body's list of international referees.<p>She has only been a referee for three years but can now be an official at women's …

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Germany's Nadine Kessler wins FIFA's Women's World Player of the Year

Germany midfielder Nadine Kessler won FIFA's Women's World Player of the Year award on Monday night.<p>Kessler beat two former winners -- United States …

Players drop legal fight over artificial turf in 2015 Women’s World Cup

A group of elite female soccer players ended the artificial turf war around the 2015 Women's World Cup, but their lawyer went out with all guns blazing.<p>Hampton Dellinger, a Washington, lawyer who represented the players <i>pro bono</i> along with other lawyers, blasted both FIFA and the Canadian Soccer …

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