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The Barcelona Story in 20 Iconic Matches

Barcelona have played their part in some absorbing fixtures over the years.<p>Both domestically and in European competition, the Blaugrana have woven a common thread throughout.<p>Every supporter will have a favourite match or particular moment that defines their support of Barca—a stand-out memory from …

Mourinho in bust-up with Olsson - report

Jose Mourinho derided Jonas Olsson as a “Mickey Mouse player” during a postmatch bust-up in the tunnel following Chelsea’s 2-2 draw with West …

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Jose Mourinho is no longer the Happy One as Chelsea losses lead to angry exchanges

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said he would be more mature on his return to the Premier League but his combustible nature has shown itself in a succession of rows<p>Petr Cech knows Jose Mourinho almost as well as anyone at Chelsea and, when the subject turned during pre-season to the so-called ‘Happy …

Breaking Down Italy's Tactics and Their World Cup Prospects

Italy are quietly confident as we approach the final stretch before the World Cup next summer.<p>Qualification was easily negotiated as the Azzurri topped Group B and now it is just a matter of which players Cesare Prandelli selects for Brazil.<p>The tactics that the former Fiorentina coach utilises is a …

Premier League drop YouTube case

The Premier League have stepped down from their six-and-a-half-year legal case against YouTube over copyright infringement, according to a report in …

Ibrahimovic Warns Cristiano: 'The World Cup Needs Zlatan More Than Ronaldo'

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has raised the stakes ahead of his eagerly anticipated showdown with Cristiano Ronaldo this week, stating that "the World Cup needs Zlatan more than Ronaldo."<p>Ibrahimovic and Ronaldo, widely accepted as two of the greatest players in modern football, are set to square off over two …

Time for Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic to Take New Role at Manchester United

Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic have had a good run.<p>They've won five Premier League titles together and stood side by side in three Champions League finals, winning one.<p>They've earned a place as one of the most formidable centre-back pairings United have ever had, alongside Steve Bruce and Gary …

Why European Loans Could Help USA's World Cup Chances

To most international football fans, Major League Soccer is little more than a punchline for "The Fiver" column in the <i>Guardian</i>.<p>It's great fun to poke at the Americans with cutesy jabs like referring to the league as "Major League Soccerball."<p>Right, because American football is played with helmets …