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Netherlands, Italy qualify for World Cup

The Netherlands became the first European nation to qualify for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil on Tuesday.

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Europe ponders 2022 World Cup position

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Leading clubs expect UEFA to decide next week on European football’s position in the debate about switching the 2022 World Cup in Qatar from the summer to a different time of year.

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Breakthrough night for Moyes at Old Trafford

Wayne Rooney

Paul Hayward Wayne Rooney's 200th goal for Manchester United eased the team's new manager, David Moyes, into the wonderland of Champions League football, where he faces a test far more exotic than the quest to...

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Repeat of Celtic fairytale unlikely, but Brits should claim three spots

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Alan Hansen Alan Hansen rates the chances of the five British representatives in the Champions League, which kicks off on Tuesday.

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England's soft centre may yet melt World Cup hopes

Alan Hansen Poland striker Robert Lewandowski is the biggest danger to England's hopes of qualifying for the World Cup on Tuesday as he is so well equipped to exploit the weak heart of the English defence.

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Oscar's star turn as Chelsea held by Juve, Messi spares Barca blushes

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Tom Williams Chelsea's Champions League title defence began with a 2-2 draw at home to Juventus on Tuesday, while Lionel Messi came to Barcelona's rescue against Spartak Moscow and a sloppy Manchester United...

Michu 'will stay' after giving Chelsea the blues

Michu

Ian Winrow LONDON: Michael Laudrup insists Michu will stay with Swansea during the January transfer after the Spanish star put his side in sight of a place in the English League Cup final.

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Bayern pull off major coup as they hire Guardiola

Pep Guardiola.

Ryland James German giants Bayern Munich won the battle to secure the most sought after coach in football when former Barcelona handler Pep Guardiola agreed to take over as head coach for the 2013/14 season.

Kruse hits purple patch on eve of friendly

Robbie Kruse

Dominic Bossi SOCCEROOS striker Robbie Kruse will hit the ground running in Australia's upcoming friendly with Romania after netting a brace to help Fortuna Dusseldorf seal a 3-1 win against Stuttgart in the...

Ferguson's fury at short gap between games

Manchester United's Scottish manager Alex Ferguson

Mark Ogden MANCHESTER: Alex Ferguson has accused the English Premier League of giving Manchester United a ''ridiculous'' build-up to their Champions League clash with Real Madrid on Wednesday by sanctioning a...

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Blackburn inflict fresh FA Cup misery on Arsenal

Laurent Koscielny.

Julian Guyer Arsenal's hopes of ending their eight-year trophy drought suffered a huge setback after they were dumped out of the FA Cup at home to second-tier Blackburn Rovers on Saturday.

Gunners out as Blackburn score smash and grab win

Wilshere

Gerry Cox COLIN KAZIM-RICHARDS, an Arsenal fan and former trainee, caused one of the great cup upsets of modern times by scoring the goal for Blackburn Rovers that put Arsenal out of the FA Cup.

Wenger to respond to Arsenal slump with off-season spending spree

Arsene Wenger.

Jeremy Wilson Arsene Wenger is facing a defining off-season at Arsenal, with the club planning to entrust him with their largest ever transfer budget -regardless of whether they secure Champions League...

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Arsenal need a hero like Vieira

Henry Winter

Henry Winter Arsene Wenger has brought in graceful ball-users but insufficient gritty winners. They've lost that winning feeling.

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Bayern blacken Arsenal's nightmare

Jack Wilshere.

Tom Williams Bayern Munich loaded fresh misery onto beleaguered Arsenal with a 3-1 win at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday that left them with one foot in the Champions League quarter-finals.

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United go 15 points clear, Arsenal win

Tom Williams A thunderbolt from Rafael da Silva set Manchester United on the way to a 2-0 win at bottom club Queens Park Rangers on Saturday that sent Alex Ferguson's side 15 points clear in the Premier League.

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Giggs ready for another adventure

Giggs

Henry Winter Fans' tribute at Bernabeu nothing new for a global role model who is poised to make more history tonight.

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Banned Tevez arrested by police

Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez faces a jail sentence after being arrested on suspicion of driving while disqualified.

Tevez dices with jail after allegedly driving while disqualified

Manchester City's Carlos Tevez.

MANCHESTER: Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez faces a jail sentence after being arrested on suspicion of driving while disqualified.

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Late strike earns PSG draw with Barcelona

Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi runs with the ball during the Champions League quarter-final football match between PSG and Barcelona at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris on April 2, 2013.   AFP PHOTO / LLUIS GENE

PARIS: Blaise Matuidi's goal deep in stoppage time earned Paris Saint Germain a deserved 2-2 draw in their Champions League quarter-final first leg against Barcelona at Parc des Princes on Tuesday.