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Sam Wallace is Football Correspondent for The Independent.

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Antoine Griezmann has started two of France’s four games so far

France v Germany World Cup 2014: Antoine Griezmann’s rapid rise can outpace German rivals

France’s ‘half-Spanish’ forward could prove the difference against Germany on Friday, capping his return from a year ban for Under-21 misdemeanours

Luis Suarez to Barcelona: Liverpool striker nearing £80m transfer - but Alexis Sanchez could be Arsenal bound

Suarez looks destined for the Nou Camp after 'productive' initial talks

Luis Suarez to Barcelona: Liverpool to open official talks over £80m transfer involving Alexis Sanchez

There is a consensus on both sides that the Uruguay international will be at the Nou Camp next season

Lionel Messi pictured training ahead of Argentina's game with Switzerland

Argentina vs Switzerland World Cup 2014 preview: Lionel Messi has chance to seal place with immortals at this World Cup

Even his team-mates seem in awe of the Argentina captain as they seek triumph to elevate him up with Pele and Maradona

Luis Suarez apology: Liverpool had no prior knowledge of statement as striker seeks to clear way for £80m Barcelona transfer

The Uruguay international today came clean about biting Giorgio Chiellini

Brazil's golden boy Neymar coolly put away his penalty during the shoot-out against Chile

World Cup 2014: Brazil's poster boy Neymar is born to handle penalty pressure

That Brazil’s young hero stuck away that crucial fifth spot-kick on Saturday continues the narrative that he can win the World Cup for his country

Cesar also saved from Mauricio Pinilla

Brazil vs Chile World Cup 2014: Julio Cesar is the hero after saving two penalties in dramatic shoot-out

Julio Cesar told his team-mates that he would be the hero before the dramatic penalty shoot-out which saw Brazil edge out Chile and reach the World Cup quarter-finals.

Julio Cesar saves two penalties in the shoot-out as Brazil scraped into the quarter-finals of the World Cup against Chile

Brazil vs Chile match report World Cup 2014: Host nation scrape through after shoot-out win

Brazil 1 Chile 1 (aet: Brazil win 3-2 on penalties)

Tabarez argued that the punishment meted out to Suarez was too harsh - a consequence of pressure from “English-speaking” journalists
The English performance of the tournament against Italy (pictured). Struggled to do the same when moved to the wing against Uruguay and as a sub against Costa Rica. Nevertheless, one of the few successes. 6.5

World Cup 2014: Man-for-man marking - How did England's returning World Cup players rate?

The verdict on England's dismal World Cup campaign

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Widespread fear of Isis is producing strange bedfellows

Iranian-controlled Shia militias that used to kill American soldiers are now fighting Isis, helped by US airstrikes
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Shoppers don't come to Topshop for the unique
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Toy breaks out of the nursery and heads for the gallery
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Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Urbanites are cursed with an acronym pointing to Employed but No Disposable Income or Savings
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Ian Paisley’s decision to make peace with his IRA enemies

His Save Ulster from Sodomy campaign would surely have been supported by many a Sunni imam
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'She was a singer, a superstar, an addict, but to me, her mother, she is simply Amy'

Exclusive extract from Janis Winehouse's poignant new memoir
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Is this the role to win Cumberbatch an Oscar?

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England and Roy Hodgson take a joint step towards redemption in Basel

England and Hodgson take a joint step towards redemption

Welbeck double puts England on the road to Euro 2016
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Relatives fight over Vivian Maier’s rare photos

Pictures removed from public view as courts decide ownership
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‘Fashion has to be fun. It’s a big business, not a cure for cancer’

Donatella Versace at New York Fashion Week
The fall of Rome? Cash-strapped Italy accused of selling its soul to the highest bidder

The fall of Rome?

Italy's fears that corporate-sponsored restoration projects will lead to the Disneyfication of its cultural heritage
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Glasgow girl made good

Kelly Macdonald was a waitress when she made Trainspotting. Now she’s taking Manhattan
Sequins ahoy as Strictly Come Dancing takes to the floor once more

Sequins ahoy as Strictly takes to the floor once more

Judy Murray, Frankie Bridge and co paired with dance partners
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Wearable trainers and other sporty looks

Alexander Wang pumps it up at New York Fashion Week
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The landscape of my imagination

Author Kate Mosse on the place that taught her to tell stories