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England went into their World Cup qualifier against Moldova tonight with the third best passing record in the Uefa part of qualifying, behind only Germany and Spain.

AC Milan midfielder Andrea Pirlo set to join Juventus

Andrea Pirlo will leave new Serie A champions AC Milan when his contract expires at the end of the season, the Italy midfielder said today.

Redknapp: Spurs will go on the attack in Milan

Manager vows to continue adventurous approach to Champions League in first leg at San Siro tonight

Stop Lionel or it could get messy

Arsenal must apply constant pressure if they are to upset Barcelona while Spurs will look to wing it against Milan

Guardiola refuses to commit to Barça beyond next season

The Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola has refused to commit himself to the La Liga champions beyond next summer, despite extending his contract at the Nou Camp this week.

'I didn't see this coming.' Lampard delight at going from scapegoat to captain

Midfielder to lead Chelsea trio looking to reassert their international futures against Denmark tonight

Capello happy to put England's future at feet of 'fearless' Wilshere

Coach to give Arsenal midfielder first international start against Denmark and admits he should have taken Walcott to World Cup

Italy crash out of the World Cup

Italy 2 Slovakia 3

Cannavaro wants Italy improvement for crucial match

Captain Fabio Cannavaro is confident "the best is yet to come" from traditional World Cup slow starters Italy.

Group F: Italy turn to Pirlo to rescue their faltering title defence

Slovakia v Italy; Today, 3pm, ITV 1. Paraguay v New Zealand; Today, 3pm, ITV 4

Buffon out of New Zealand clash

Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini admits the herniated disc that has sidelined goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon is a huge blow for the Azzurri.

Santa Cruz motivated by stricken strike partner's plight

There will be a shadow over Roque Santa Cruz throughout this World Cup, cast by a man who but for a burst of gunfire would have been leading the Paraguay attack with him. More than almost anyone else, Salvador Cabanas was responsible for Paraguay's progress to South Africa until the small hours of 25 January, when he was shot in the head in a Mexico City nightclub as a robbery went badly wrong.

Lippi relies on self-belief to lift Italy's chances as the ageing champions arrive

People always write us off, says coach as he defends the prospects of his struggling squad

Pirlo an injury concern for Italy

Influential Italy midfielder Andrea Pirlo is facing a race against time to prove his fitness for Italy's World Cup defence after suffering a calf injury in yesterday's friendly defeat to Mexico.

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