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Eric Bertrand Bailly and John Boye Try To Get Each Other Sent Off

Can you even call it a dive if it's this bad?<p>During last night's African Cup Of Nations final, Ghana defender John Boye and Ivory Coast player Eric …

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David De Gea, Ashley Young rescue Manchester United in Fergie-esque fashion

Maybe the old United are back.<p>Manchester United played a decent game against Stoke City on Tuesday, ultimately creating more decent chances than they conceded, leading to a deserved 2-1 victory. But it got real dicey at the end, with Stoke laying siege to the United goal and magically failing to …

How Arsenal v Manchester United lost its edge

After over 20 years of pitched battles the antipathy between these sides has all but disappearared. But why has one of English football's biggest rivalries gone cold?<p><i>"I see players in the tunnel today, hugging one another before a game. I don't think any of the United lads would have disagreed with</i> …

Wayne Rooney Sings 'Lego House' With Ed Sheeran Down The Pub (VIDEO)

We don't know much about football here at HuffPost Entertainment but we <i>do</i> know that Wayne Rooney is pretty nifty at kicking a ball about, alas, the …

Brendan Rodgers on Luis Suarez: 'It Was the Right Time for Him to go'

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has admitted that it was the right time for star striker Luis Suarez to leave the club.<p>The Uruguayan forward had …

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How Brazil's Soccer Stadiums Evolved For The World Cup [Video]

Imagine Science Films interviews a soccer stadium expert about the cultural impact of Brazil's arena-constructing bonanza.<p>The World Cup has drawn more than rabid soccer fans to Brazil. A team of filmmakers are on the ground in Rio de Janeiro documenting the science behind the games, including an …

Colombia's James Rodriguez Is Your New Favorite World Cup Player

Colombia's James Rodriguez scored and danced his way into the hearts of World Cup fans Saturday. (Well, except for Uruguayans.)<p>The 22-year-old …

Colombia vs. Ivory Coast in GIFs

Colombia goes two for two<p>Great game in the Brazilian capital. The Colombians won, 2–1, but it wasn’t easy and the action was non-stop. Let’s go …

Doctors Let This Uruguayan Defender Play After Taking A Nasty Knee To The Head

Álvaro Pereira appeared to suffer a concussion after taking the blow, but stayed in the game.

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John Oliver Destroys FIFA In Every Way Possible

It was masterful.<p>He touched on nearly every contemporary criticism of the organization, ripping them for everything from 2014 World Cup costs to Qatar's abysmal human-rights record.<p>The litany of things he talked about:<p>The $270-million stadium in Manaus— an Amazon outpost without a professional team …

Barcelona says goodbye to Carles Puyol, who had great hair at 14

Goodbye, Carles Puyol. And Carles Puyol's hair.<p>Carles Puyol is calling it quits after a 15-year career with Barcelona and they bid him adieu with a wonderful video. But more importantly, it opens with a shot of a 14-year-old Puyol in 1994 with tremendous hair in an all-denim outfit.<p>When Puyol made …

Suarez: Liverpool should focus on ruling Europe

Suarez: I want to stay at Liverpool<p>Liverpool striker Luis Suarez says the Champions League should take priority over the Premier League next …

Ryan Giggs and Manchester United's Class of 92 coaches frustrated at lack of clarity over their positions

Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs considering offer to be Louis van Gaal's assistant manager but wants to hear first on future of Nicky Butt, Paul Scholes and Phil Neville<p>Ryan Giggs and his Manchester United coaches are believed to be growing increasingly disappointed and frustrated about a lack …

10 Storylines to Follow on the Final Day of La Liga

It's the final matchday of La Liga this weekend, and after an outstanding season, there is still much to be decided.<p>Everyone in Spain likes to label the important games as finals, but that looks to be the case for a number of teams.<p>The Primera race has gone to the wire, and the fixture list has …

4 Managers Who Have Taken Their Clubs as Far as They Can

As the dust begins to slowly settle on what has been a quite remarkable Premier League season, chairmen up and down the land will now be starting to assess their club’s campaigns with a view to possibly deciding that a managerial change is in order come the summer.<p>And of all the current crop of …

Messi: Compare me to Maradona when I've won the World Cup

The Argentina attacker says he cannot be considered a true great until he has won football's greatest prize - but hopes to change all that in Brazil this summer<p>Lionel Messi says he cannot be considered as the greatest player of all time until he has won a World Cup - but hopes to change that by …

Marina Granovskaia: Chelsea's fixer and the most powerful woman in world football

Jason Burt's Inside Football: Roman Abramovich's eyes and ears; Liverpool worried Manchester United will hijack Adam Lallana deal; confusion over Greg Dyke's FA Commission<p>The sight of Marina Granovskaia at the final home game of the season of the Dutch club, Vitesse Arnhem, was not unusual. But it …

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World Cup 2014: Spain's embarrassment of riches means likes of Juan Mata won't make Del Bosque's final cut

Spain have one of the strongest squads in the world. So strong, in fact, that big-name players like Juan Mata and Santi Cazorla are likely to miss the final cut<p>Just as I expected, it's more of the same for <b>Spain's World Cup squad</b> with Vicente del Bosque once again going for minor tinkering rather …

Sport Explained: The magic of the FA Cup ahead of final between Arsenal and Hull City

It's the big Wembley showpiece event marking the end of the domestic football season, but where did this idea of "the magic of the FA Cup" come from? Thom Gibbs explains<p>In the latest part of his new 'Sport Explained' series, <b>Thom Gibbs</b> will explain what football people mean when they talk about "the …

Leaving Ashley Cole out was one of my hardest calls, says Roy Hodgson

Roy Hodgson has described leaving Ashley Cole out of his World Cup squad as "one of the hardest decisions of my career," after breaking the news in a telephone call that prompted the defender to announce his retirement from international football.<p>Cole informed the England manager he had no …

Essential Premier League facts

BBC Sport picks out some of the key statistics from the 2013-14 Premier League, with Manchester City crowned champions for the second time in three seasons.<p>Liverpool finished as runners-up, with Chelsea third and Arsenal taking the final Champions League place.<p>At the other end of the table, …

Liverpool: Premier League near-miss offers hope for the future

<b>It was not until the players and staff embarked upon their lap of appreciation - excited children and partners in tow, smiles and embraces all round, applause from every corner of a stadium still full of their fans - that it really hit home how far Liverpool have come.</b><p>They had every reason to be …

Time catches up with Ashley Cole as England opt to look to the future

Ashley Cole knew what to expect when his mobile trilled. The sense of shock may not have been quite as profound as on that infamous occasion when Arsenal's contract offer was relayed to him by his agent as he drove, prompting him almost "to swerve off the road", but this was a player wounded. …

Ashley Cole: England's most consistent player over the last 10 years and a man who never let his country down

Cole has retired from international football at the age of 33 but his contribution to England should not be underestimated<p>• <b>Follow England World Cup squad announcement live</b><p>Ashley Cole was <b>England</b>’s most consistent player over the past decade. The 33-year-old left-back, who announced his international …

Eurozone: Relegation issues in Spain, racism in Italy, German play-offs and records in France

The relegation issue in Spain has become complicated with five teams still capabale of dropping out of La Liga<p><b>Spain</b><br>The battle to avoid relegation from La Liga has become as compelling as its title race, with five teams still in danger of joining already-relegated Real Betis.<p>Real Valladolid conceded …

Charles Barkley won't apologize for his comments about San Antonio's women

Rather than apologizing for being insensitive, Chuck doubled down.<p>Charles Barkley will not apologize to the city of San Antonio for referring to the city's women as fat, because he believes he's just joking around.<p>The TNT pregame show had a tight shot of the announcer where it appeared he would …

Manchester City's Manuel Pellegrini says his first task as manager was to heal a fractured dressing room

After steering City to the title the Chilean revealed that relations between players were "not at their best" when he took charge last May<p>Manuel Pellegrini toasted <b>Manchester City's</b> title triumph by claiming that he had to repair the fractured dressing room left behind by his predecessor Roberto …