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Long-serving Manchester United left-back Patrice Evra signs new one-year contract

Patrice Evra has signed a 12-month contract extension and will remain at Manchester United into a 10th year.<p>The left-back's deal was due to expire …

My future is with AC Milan, insists El Shaarawy

The Italy forward has been linked with clubs including Arsenal in recent weeks but he has stressed he has no desire to leave San Siro this summer<p>AC Milan forward Stephan El Shaarawy has pledged his future to the Serie A club amid speculation of a close-season exit.<p>The 21-year-old endured an …

Record-breaker Ronaldo full of praise for Bale

LISBON (Reuters) - Saturday’s Champions League final at Lisbon’s Stadium of Light is going to be a very special one for Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo who will be making a rare club appearance in his homeland.<p>Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo leaves the pitch after attending a training session …

Chelsea want to sign either Paul Pogba, Koke or Paulinho after agreeing £48m deal for David Luiz

Jose Mourinho hopes to reinvest money from Paris St-Germain on a powerful midfielder - and has drawn up a shortlist for owner Roman Abramovich<p><b>Chelsea</b> have agreed to sell David Luiz to Paris St-Germain for a fee of about £48million – a world-record for a defender – and are planning to invest the …

Champions League: Atletico Madrid's Diego Costa fit enough to train ahead of final

Diego Costa was fit enough to take part in a training session ahead of the Champions League final against Real Madrid.<p>The striker was considered a …

Chelsea defender David Luiz close to sensational €49m Paris Saint-Germain move

Chelsea are in advanced talks with the Ligue 1 champions to sell the centre-back, who has fallen down the pecking order under Jose Mourinho, ahead of …

Klose sets sights on Ronaldo record

Germany attacker Miroslav Klose has said he has aiming to break Ronaldo's all-time World Cup goalscoring record.<p>Klose, who will have turned 36 by the …

Soccer

Luke Shaw: I feel no World Cup pressure

Luke Shaw has pledged to justify his inclusion in England's World Cup squad at the expense of Ashley Cole, and is ignoring talk of pressure and a …

Group D Preview: Italy, England and Uruguay Lead Group of Champions

ROME (AP) — With three former champions in Italy, England and Uruguay, plus unpredictable Costa Rica, Group D could be the World Cup's toughest.<p>As European Championship runner-up, Italy is the favorite. But Uruguay is the South American champion and boasts a veteran squad, England is hoping to …

Klinsmann's Seven World Cup Rejects

Landon Donovan has often been called one of the greatest American players of his generation. But he will not get a chance to bolster that reputation next month in Brazil.<p>Klinsmann's Seven World Cup Rejects<p>05/22/2014<p>Landon Donovan has often been called one of the greatest American players of his …

Brazilian Players on the Move Post-World Cup

To put it simply, Brazilian footballers are the hottest commodities in the world of football.<p>Brazilian Players on the Move Post-World Cup<p>05/22/2014<p>To put it simply, Brazilian footballers are the hottest commodities in the world of football. Seemingly every league has a Brazilian or two dazzling …

Can the African Continent Become a Football Powerhouse in the Short Term?

Brazilian legend Pele predicted an African team would lift the World Cup before the end of the 20th century, but it could be some time yet before it comes true.<p>Algeria, Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast and Nigeria carry the hopes of the continent at the 2014 tournament in Brazil and none of them appear …

Veteran Miroslav Klose Ready to Break Brazilian Ronaldo's Goal Record

Germany's veteran striker Miroslav Klose has said he will be "100 percent" ready for next month's World Cup in Brazil, where he aims to break the tournament's goal record.<p>With 14 goals at three previous World Cup finals, the 35-year-old Klose is just one short of Brazil striker Ronaldo's record of …

Belgium Kickoff World Cup Preparations Against European Minnows

Belgium face Luxembourg on Monday evening as they begin their World Cup preparations on home soil (kickoff 8:45pm local time).<p>With a population of only 500,000 people, Luxembourg is one of the smallest countries in Europe and they have never managed to assert themselves as a footballing force. …

Shinji Kagawa not Aiming to Impress Louis Van Gaal at World Cup

Japan star Shinji Kagawa says he won't use the World Cup to impress Manchester United's new manager Louis van Gaal, despite being largely ignored by sacked David Moyes this season.<p>"<i>I think everyone knows I want to do well at the World Cup, and I'm sure everyone else does, too,</i>" the 25-year-old …

German Defender Lars Bender Out of World Cup for Thigh Injury

Lars Bender was on Friday ruled out of next month's World Cup after suffering a thigh injury to deepen Germany's defensive midfield woes three weeks before their Brazil 2014 campaign.<p>The 25-year-old tore a tendon in his upper right thigh at their pre-World Cup training camp in north Italy, which he …

World Cup 1970 - Iconic Moments and Personal Memories

The World Cup in Mexico in 1970 followed the hosting of the Olympic Games in Mexico City just two years earlier. Mexico 1970 was the first World Cup to be broadcast in color and European viewers were able to watch the tournament live.<p>Because of the time difference European broadcasters lobbied hard …

Bosnia and Herzegovina Pass First ''Exam''

The national team of Bosnia and Herzegovina beat their U21 team in the first match of the World Cup preparation.<p>Bosnia and Herzegovina Pass First ''Exam''<p>05/23/2014<p>The national team of Bosnia and Herzegovina beat their U21 team in the first match of their World Cup preparation. The result was 5-0, …

Jersey Numbers Have Been Issued to Mexico Players for World Cup

The Mexican Soccer Federation (FMF) released today the list of numbers that the 23 players will wear on their jerseys during the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Brazil.<p>Jersey Numbers Have Been Issued to Mexico Players for World Cup<p>05/23/2014<p>The Mexican Soccer Federation (FMF) released today the list of …

Can England Replicate Their Liverpool Win Over Uruguay in 2006?

England will meet Uruguay on June 19 at Sao Paolo after beginning their World Cup campaign five days earlier against Italy.<p>Can England Replicate Their Liverpool Win Over Uruguay in 2006?<p>05/23/2014<p>England will meet Uruguay on June 19 at Sao Paolo after beginning their World Cup campaign five days …

Africa's Quest for Glory in Brazil

When the beautiful game kicks off on June 12, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil’s largest city where host country and five-time World Cup champion Brazil open the tournament against Croatia, fans across the African continent will be looking for an excellent and better performance from the five African …

A day in the life of North Korean footballer Ri Myong-guk

North Korea,Asia Pacific,World news,Football,Kim Jong-un,Sport,World Cup 2010,Manchester United<p>Ri Myong-guk played in goal for North Korea at the 2010 World Cup, and insists his teammates were welcomed home after they were knocked out. Rory Maclean met him for a new British Council exhibition on …

Football transfer rumours: Mario Mandzukic to Chelsea?

Various clubs are eager to relieve apparent football club MK Dons of their best player – though unlike the manner in which they relieved Wimbledon of its actual football club, any deal is likely to be consensual. <b>Dele Alli</b> is 18, and as well as being a sonically delicious half-rhyme, is also a …

Are the training tactics for Japan's national football team really that odd?

"What on earth are Japan up to in training?" asked the headline on the Telegraph's football site, Babb, as if the Japanese national team were embarking on some kind of esoteric dance routine.<p>The man in the background is "seemingly in training for the World's Strongest Man competition", says Babb, …

Brazil's Ronaldo helps launch football tournament in Rio de Janeiro favela - video

Former Brazilian striker Ronaldo plays football at a favela in Brazil's Rio de Janeiro ahead of the 2014 World Cup. Ronaldo helps launch a tournament organised by the Fifa Football for Hope Festival, which looks to bring social change through football. The tournament will run along side the …

Football transfer rumours: Liverpool moving for Pedro and Michu?

Don’t talk to Dmitry Rybolovlev about financial fair play. The Russian tycoon is not convinced it exists, and nor would you if you’d just been ordered to hand over £2.68bn to your ex-wife. Mind you, if you’ve still got enough left over to shovel a quarter of million pounds a week into <b>Ashley Cole</b>’s …

The Toe Poke Blog

7 hours ago<p>Paris Saint-Germain wasted little time in celebrating Marseille's 3-0 Europa League final defeat to Atletico Madrid at Groupama Stadium in …

Six Players Donovan Easily Should Have Replaced

There was a brilliant moment at the end of the United States’ 1-0 quarter-final loss to Germany at the 2002 World Cup when veteran midfielder Earnie Stewart put his arm around an inconsolable Landon Donovan, just 20 years old, and lifted his chin up as if to say, “Don’t worry, kid. Your best is yet …