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Leo Messi: A Gift From God We Should All Be Grateful For

<i>"Don't write about him, don't try to describe him. Just watch him."</i><p>These are Pep Guardiola's words, not mine. And yet, here we are, week in and week …

Damian Lewis: Boarding school is a 'very violent' experience that 'defines you emotionally for life'

Damian Lewis, the Old Etonian actor, has told how he found being sent to boarding school a "very violent experience".<p>The star said children who are sent away from home to be educated are left with an experience that "defines you emotionally for the rest of your life".<p>The son of a City broker, he …

Neymar proves you can showboat and win at the same time

He's been derisively called a highlights player, but he might be the best player on earth. There's still room for fun in winning soccer.<p>You can only ask so much from your defenders. They try, and usually they mean well, but some things are just out of their control. This Neymar assist is a study on …

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A serial startup employee explains 4 key steps to building a $1 million business in under 48 hours

We were both in hoodies and had a shared penchant for the F-bomb and burritos, all of which led to a caffeine-infused mind meld.<p>It would be the first of many.<p>The matchmaker then introducing us was the prophetic and profane Dave McClure, general partner of 500 Start-ups, which is now headquartered …

World Cup money pot increased to $576m | Reuters

COSTA DO SAUIPE, Brazil (Reuters) - The 32 teams at next year’s World Cup finals will share a total fund of $576 million, including a prize-money pot of $358m with the winners taking home $35m, FIFA said on Thursday.<p>FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke smiles during a news conference ahead of the …

FIFA hands Under-17 World Cup to India | Reuters

COSTA DO SAUIPE, Brazil (Reuters) - FIFA continued its policy of taking tournaments to developing football frontiers when it awarded the 2017 Under-17 World Cup to India on Thursday.<p>FIFA President Sepp Blatter listens to a question during a news conference ahead of the 2014 World Cup draw at the …

The rise and fall and rise of Borussia Dortmund and the Germany team

In this extract from Tor! The Story of German Football, Uli Hesse documents how the counter pressing tactic adopted by Jürgen Klopp at Dortmund has helped Joachim Löw's national team<p>If you mull over the changing fortunes of German football during the past two decades, sooner or later it strikes you …