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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Save the tiger: The day America’s love of backyard tigers led to a horrific bloodbath

The day America’s love of backyard tigers led to a horrific bloodbath

With only six per cent of the US population of these amazing big cats held in zoos, the Zanesville incident in 2011 was inevitable
Samuel Beckett's biographer reveals secrets of the writer's time as a French Resistance spy

How Samuel Beckett became a French Resistance spy

As this year's Samuel Beckett festival opens in Enniskillen, James Knowlson, recalls how the Irish writer risked his life for liberty and narrowly escaped capture by the Gestapo
We will remember them: relatives still honour those who fought in the Great War

We will remember them

Relatives still honour those who fought in the Great War
Star Wars Episode VII is being shot on film - and now Kodak is launching a last-ditch bid to keep celluloid alive

Kodak's last-ditch bid to keep celluloid alive

Director J J Abrams and a few digital refuseniks shoot movies on film. Simon Usborne wonders what the fuss is about
Once stilted and melodramatic, Hollywood is giving acting in video games a makeover

Acting in video games gets a makeover

David Crookes meets two of the genre's most popular voices
Could our smartphones soon be diagnosing diseases via Health Kit and Google Fit?

Could smartphones soon be diagnosing diseases?

Health Kit and Google Fit have been described as "the beginning of a health revolution"
Ryanair has turned on the 'charm offensive' but can we learn to love the cut-price carrier again?

Can we learn to love Ryanair again?

Four recent travellers give their verdicts on the carrier's improved customer service
Billionaire founder of Spanx launches range of jeans that offers

Spanx launches range of jeans

The jeans come in two styles, multiple cuts and three washes and will go on sale in the UK in October
10 best over-ear headphones

Aural pleasure: 10 best over-ear headphones

Listen to your favourite tracks with this selection, offering everything from lambskin earmuffs to stainless steel
Commonwealth Games 2014: David Millar ready to serve up gold for his beloved Scotland in the end

Commonwealth Games

David Millar ready to serve up gold for his beloved Scotland in the end
UCI Mountain Bike World Cup 2014: Downhill all the way to the top for the Atherton siblings

UCI Mountain Bike World Cup

Downhill all the way to the top for the Atherton siblings
Save the tiger: The animals bred for bones on China’s tiger farms

The animals bred for bones on China’s tiger farms

The big cats kept in captivity to perform for paying audiences and then, when dead, their bodies used to fortify wine
A former custard factory, a Midlands bog and a Leeds cemetery all included in top 50 hidden spots in the UK

A former custard factory, a Midlands bog and a Leeds cemetery

Introducing the top 50 hidden spots in Britain
Ebola epidemic: Plagued by fear

Ebola epidemic: Plagued by fear

How a disease that has claimed fewer than 2,000 victims in its history has earned a place in the darkest corner of the public's imagination
Chris Pratt: From 'Parks and Recreation' to 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

From 'Parks and Recreation' to 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

He was homeless in Hawaii when he got his big break. Now the comic actor Chris Pratt is Hollywood's new favourite action star