Glenn Moore

Glenn Moore is Football Editor for The Independent and a Uefa B licence holder.

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England captain Alastair Cook prepares for a nets session at Lord’s

England v India: Bowlers have worked Alastair Cook out so he needs to rebuild his game, says Graham Gooch

The former England captain also said Cook had been mistaken to respond to Shane Warne’s constant criticism of his leadership

Manchester United's kit for the 2014/15 season

Manchester United kit deal: £750m Adidas agreement signals Reds can compete with Real Madrid and Manchester City

Financially there are now fewer impediments to going head-to-head with the very wealthiest clubs, including Barcelona and PSG

Lionel Messi walks past the World Cup trophy to collect the Golden Ball award

World Cup 2014: Lionel Messi's mortal moment keeps him one step short of compatriot Diego Maradona's greatness

The World Cup was just beyond the reach of the Barcelona player on Sunday night

Argentina's players run to celebrate their victory after a penalty shoot out following extra-time in the semi-final football match between Netherlands and Argentina of the FIFA World Cup at The Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo

Germany vs Argentina World Cup 2014: A cup of shocks, shame and lots to acclaim

Sunday's final is a fitting climax to a month that has captivated the globe

Riders make their way up the short climb in the village of Finchingfield in north Essex

Tour de France 2014: Britain retains yellow jersey for sport-watching

While cycling has taken off in Britain, to declare it 'a cycling nation' remains a stretch. Cyclists are not sufficiently protected by road design, nor treated with due care by motorists

Colombia defender Pablo Armero shows his anguish as referee Carlos Velasco Carballo again resists the urge to book a Brazil player

Neymar injury: Fifa to blame for thuggery which flattened Brazil forward

This has hardly been a World  Cup of shrinking violets

Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard at a practice session for the final yesterday

Wimbledon 2014: Eugenie Bouchard happy to be tour loner in quest to achieve Slam dream

Bouchard faces Petra Kvitova in today's final

World Cup 2014: Asia’s lack of success due to being left in isolation

Few Champions League players shows in just handful of draws before last night

Jamie Murray moved into the quarter-finals with Australian partner Casey Dellacqua

Wimbledon 2014: Doubles delight for Britain as Neal Skupski and Naomi Broady stay in the mix with Jamie Murray

British interest in Wimbledon, indeed, the Murray family’s interest in the event, remains, albeit only in the mixed doubles. Jamie Murray, Andy’s brother, moved into the quarter-finals with his Australian partner Casey Dellacqua. He was joined there by the all-British pair of Neal Skupski and Naomi Broady after a dramatic victory over Florin Mergea and Elina Svitolina.

Mario Kempes scores for Argentina in the 1978 World Cup final

World Cup 2014: This is a tournament with echoes of Argentina '78

Huge spending on football infrastructure by an unpopular government, a host nation desperate to win – there are similarities to the last World Cup held in South America, writes Glenn Moore, but also many reminders of a very different world

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Screwing your way to the top?

Good for Lana Del Rey for helping kill that myth, says Grace Dent
Will the young Britons fighting in Syria be allowed to return home and resume their lives?

Will Britons fighting in Syria be able to resume their lives?

Tony Blair's Terrorism Act 2006 has made it an offence to take part in military action abroad with a "political, ideological, religious or racial motive"
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Beyoncé poses as Rosie the Riveter

The wartime poster girl became the ultimate American symbol of female empowerment
The quest to find the perfect pair of earphones: Are custom, 3D printed earbuds the solution?

The quest to find the perfect pair of earphones

Earphones don't fit properly, offer mediocre audio quality and can even be painful. So the quest to design the perfect pair is music to Seth Stevenson's ears
US Army's shooting star: Lt-Col Steven Cole is the man Hollywood calls when it wants to borrow a tank or check a military uniform

Meet the US Army's shooting star

Lt-Col Steven Cole is the man Hollywood calls when it wants to borrow a tank or check a military uniform
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Take a good look while you can

How climate change could wipe out this seal
Should emergency hospital weddings be made easier for the terminally ill?

Farewell, my lovely

Should emergency hospital weddings be made easier?
Man Booker Prize 2014 longlist: Crowdfunded novel nominated for first time

Crowdfunded novel nominated for Booker Prize

Paul Kingsnorth's 'The Wake' is in contention for the prestigious award
Vladimir Putin employs a full-time food taster to ensure his meals aren't poisoned

Vladimir Putin employs a full-time food taster

John Walsh salutes those brave souls who have, throughout history, put their knives on the line
Tour de France effect brings Hollywood blockbusters to Yorkshire

Tour de France effect brings Hollywood blockbusters to Yorkshire

A $25m thriller starring Sam Worthington to be made in God's Own Country
Will The Minerva Project - the first 'elite' American university to be launched in a century - change the face of higher learning?

Will The Minerva Project change the face of higher learning?

The university has no lecture halls, no debating societies, no sports teams and no fraternities. Instead, the 33 students who have made the cut at Minerva, will travel the world and change the face of higher learning
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Feet treat: 10 best pedicure products

Bags packed and all prepped for holidays, but feet in a state? Get them flip-flop-ready with our pick of the items for a DIY treatment
Commonwealth Games 2014: Great Scots! Planes and pipers welcome in Glasgow's Games

Commonwealth Games 2014

Great Scots! Planes and pipers welcome in Glasgow's Games
Jack Pitt-Brooke: Manchester City and Patrick Vieira make the right stand on racism

Jack Pitt-Brooke

Manchester City and Patrick Vieira make the right stand on racism
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How Newton tragedy made iron men seek help to tackle their psychological demons

Over a hundred rugby league players have contacted clinic to deal with mental challenges of game