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Diego Costa hopes to face El Salvador

Diego Costa is targeting a return to action in Spain's final pre-World Cup friendly against El Salvador next weekend as he steps up his recovery from …

Rossi omitted from Italy WC squad

Fiorentina striker Giuseppe Rossi has been left out of Italy's 23-man World Cup squad, with Napoli forward Lorenzo Insigne selected instead.<p>The …

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Raphael Varane denies Chelsea link

Real Madrid's Raphael Varane denied on Sunday he is contemplating an offer from Chelsea.<p>"An interest in Chelsea?" Varane told Telefoot. "At this …

Qatar bid team denies wrong-doing

The Qatar 2022 World Cup bid committee has denied all allegations of wrong-doing after claims of widespread corruption during the bidding process.<p>The …

David Villa confirms 'new challenge'

Spain forward David Villa confirmed he is leaving Atletico Madrid for "an offer that couldn't be refused" and is expected to sign for fledgling MLS …

Qatar 2022 revelations confirm what was known all along

The devastating revelations by my colleagues on the <i>Sunday Times</i> simply in effect confirm what has been well enough known all along.<p>That Qatar bought the 2022 World Cup against all logic, common sense and propriety. A tiny though disproportionately rich state, thanks to its deposits of oil and gas, …

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Scolari Urges Brazil Players to Sharpen Up for World Cup

Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari on Monday urged his troops to sharpen up a day before their World Cup warm-up with Panama. Scolari blasted his side after a Sunday training session which he said he "didn't like at all" owing to poor marking and perceived sloppiness. And with only ten days to go to …

1986 World Cup: Magnificent Maradona Makes Argentina a Champion

By Michael Lewis<p>Diego Maradona dominated this tournament from start to finish, and while he did not score a goal in the final, he did set up the game-winner with a brilliant, yet simple pass in the waning minutes. The tournament originally was scheduled to be played in Colombia, but with the World …

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Who is going to win the World Cup?

Vote and let us know who will win the 2014 FIFA World Cup.<p>Who is going to win the World Cup?<p>06/03/2014<p>With only days to go until the FIFA 2014 World Cup begins, it´s time for you to let us know who will take home the coveted trophy.<p>Check out the ranking of fan favorites to win in Brazil and cast …

Group G Preview: The Group of Death

Germany will have two of its former coaches trying to prevent it from winning Group G at the World Cup.<p>By adding Berti Vogts to his United States coaching staff, Jurgen Klinsmann now has the last coach to win a title with Germany by his side.<p>Also, Cristiano Ronaldo and his teammates may experience …

Germany's Five Players to Watch

AP<p>5 Germany players to watch at the World Cup<p>NESHA STARCEVIC, AP Sports Writer<p>FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Germany departs for the World Cup as one of the teams to beat despite having a relatively young squad.<p>But because they made their international debuts early, many Germany players have dozens of …

World Cup stadiums: a venue guide for Brazil 2014

Interactive guide to the 12 venues which will host the Fifa 2014 World Cup tournament in Brazil<p><b>Stadium name:</b> Itaipava Arena Pernambuco (Recife)<p><b>Capacity</b> 46,000<p><b>How complete is it?</b> Construction began in October 2010 and finished on time in May, with a friendly between Nautico and Sporting Lisbon …

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Chelsea closing in on £80 million Atlético Madrid striker Diego Costa

Jose Mourinho prepared to meet Spanish club's £32 million asking price and make Brazilian joint highest-paid player at Stamford Bridge<p><b>Chelsea</b> are growing increasingly confident of clinching the signing of Atlético Madrid striker <b>Diego Costa</b> in a deal worth a staggering £80 million.<p>Manager <b>Jose</b> …

Calf problem to rule out Eden Hazard

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is expecting Eden Hazard to be sidelined for at least two weeks with a calf injury.<p>Hazard was substituted in the 18th …

Jose Mourinho a master tactician who identified and prepared for each phase of PSG Champions League clash

So how did Chelsea overcome Paris Sant-Germain? Jeremy Wilson analyses the match and reveals how Jose Mourinho planned for every eventuality<p>Before the first leg of <b>Chelsea</b>'s dramatic Champions League quarter-final with <b>Paris St-Germain</b>, the French daily sports newspaper <i>L'Equipe</i> carried a front page …

Chelsea vs. Paris Saint-Germain: When throwing on all your strikers actually works

Managers employ the throwing on a striker for a midfielder or defender trick less than they used to, mostly because it doesn't work. But Jose Mourinho did it twice in one game, and it worked to perfection.<p>Throwing on a center forward for a defender or midfielder while down a goal used to be a very …

Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard sweating on injury that could rule him out of key European and league games

Chelsea playmaker in danger of missing Champions League semi-final and Liverpool Premier League game.<p><b>Eden Hazard</b>is a major doubt for <b>Chelsea</b>’s <b>Champions League</b> semi-final and a potential <b>Premier League</b> title decider against Liverpool but the midfielder is confident that his calf strain is not …

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Courtois won't face Chelsea - Atletico

Thibaut Courtois will not play against Chelsea should they be paired with Atletico Madrid in Friday's Champions League semifinal draw, the Spanish …

Schuerrle says Chelsea ready for anyone

Andre Schuerrle insists that with Jose Mourinho on the touchline and John Terry and Frank Lampard on the pitch Chelsea fear no one in Friday's …

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Jose Mourinho fined, warned by FA

Liverpool closing in on Fekir from Lyon - source<p>Transfers 15 minutes ago<p>Read<p>Arsenal right to hire Emery over Arteta - Parlour<p>Arsenal about an hour ago<p>…

Chelsea likely to be given fixture help with potential title decider against Liverpool to be brought forward

Club's progress to Champions League semi-final throws up fixture nightmare with Premier League likely to bring forward their crucial clash at Anfield to April 26<p>The Premier League is likely to move <b>Chelsea</b>'s potential Premier League title decider with <b>Liverpool</b> later this month after the Londoners's …

Jose Mourinho fined £8k for confronting referee Chris Foy in final stages of Chelsea's defeat at Aston Villa

Chelsea manager picks up second fine of the season following his sending off at Villa Park<p>Jose Mourinho has been fined £8,000 for the second time this season after confronting referee Chris Foy in the dying stages of <b>Chelsea</b>'’s defeat at Aston Villa.<p>Mourinho was found guilty of improper conduct and …

Premier League, Week 22 preview: Waiting for Sunday's main event

Saturday's slate is watchable, but everything is leading up to Sunday's showdown between Manchester United and Chelsea.<p>Sunderland vs. Southampton<p><b>Stadium of Light; Saturday, 12:45 GMT/7:45 AM ET</b><p>These clubs are moving in the opposite direction to some degree, with Sunderland managing nearly a month …

Rooney, RvP unlikely to face Chelsea

Manchester United strikers Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie look set to lose their fitness battles ahead of Sunday’s crucial Premier League trip to …

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Zouma hints at summer Chelsea move

Saint Etienne defender Kurt Zouma has claimed that Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho made contact with him last month.<p>Zouma, 19, is set to leave …