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World Cup 2014: Player profile - Ivan Rakitic, the Croatia midfielder

Counting down the 100 players to look out for in Brazil this summer

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World Cup 2014: Fifa to help improve workers' rights in Qatar

Conditions in Qatar have been described as “modern slavery”.

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World Cup 2014: Player profile - who is Oribe Peralta, the Mexico forward?

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World Cup 2014: Player profile - who is Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, the Cameroon forward?

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World Cup 2014 countdown: Italy in black in 1938

Counting down the 100 greatest moments in the history of the World Cup

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The World Cup's League of Nations: For the first time more than 100 non-English Premier League players will feature in the finals this summer

That's at least one from each club and one for every country except Russia

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Despite the threat of crime, protests and delayed building work, officials insist this summer's tournament will be fine

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World Cup 2014: Player profile - Luiz Gustavo, the Brazil midfielder

Counting down the 100 players to look out for in Brazil this summer

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Counting down the 100 greatest moments in the history of the World Cup

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World Cup 2014: Player profile - who is Mateo Kovacic, the Croatia midfielder?

Counting down the 100 players to look out for in Brazil this summer

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Counting down the 100 greatest moments in the history of the World Cup

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World Cup 2014: Player profile - Javier Pastore, the Argentina midfielder

Counting down the 100 players to look out for in Brazil this summer

World Cup 2014 countdown: USA beat England in 1950 - The Miracle Match

Counting down the 100 greatest moments in the history of the World Cup

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The world's most expensive player will not be going to the World Cup. The £85m Real Madrid 'galactico' played in just three of Wales' qualifiers as they amassed just 10 points and finished second bottom of Group A.
Ibrahimovic, Bale and Lewandowski among those missing out on trip to Brazil
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Lionel Messi
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Sepp Blatter
FootballFifa president believes handing teams points deduction will hit clubs where it hurts
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World Cup 2014: England manager points out veteran midfielder as Italy's key man ahead of Manaus clash
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Atletico Mineiro are considering filing a complaint to Fifa against Nicolas Anelka and his agents
Striker recently left West Brom after controversial 'quenelle' gesture but Anelka never arrived in Brazil
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Paul Lambert says he still has confidence in his players despite a fourth straight defeat which saw them get booed off after the 1-0 defeat to Crystal Palace
Randy Lerner believes Lambert has shown his true loyalty to the club
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Merseyside was the focus as tributes were paid to the 96 who lost their lives. Ian Herbert reports from Anfield
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Liverpool celebrate with the Super League trophy last season
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David Beckham is planning to build a stadium in Miami’s port for a new football team he will own
Many in Miami against port stadium
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Giuliano Maiorana is welcomed to Manchester United in 1988 by Alex Ferguson, left, and the club’s captain Bryan Robson, right.
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Andrea Pirlo in the Champions League clash against Deportivo La Coruna in 2004, in action this season for Juventus, and playing for Italy against England in the 2012 European Championships
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Andrea Pirlo has enjoyed a trophy-laden career for both club and country
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