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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.

No offers for Pirlo claim Milan

AC Milan insist they have not received any offers for Italy midfielder Andrea Pirlo and insist the player is not for sale.

Pirlo plays down Chelsea link

AC Milan midfielder Andrea Pirlo has denied expressing an interest in moving to Chelsea this summer.

Pirlo Chelsea transfer no problem says Lippi

AC Milan midfielder Andrea Pirlo has received Italy coach Marcello Lippi's blessing to move to Chelsea this summer.

Robinho defends his City record

Brazilian insists he is 'playing well' despite lack of goals this calendar year

Beckham makes Milan debut

David Beckham made his long-awaited AC Milan debut today as the Serie A giants beat Hamburg 4-3 on penalties following a 1-1 draw in Dubai.

Growing injury list adds to Real's problems

The cream is rising. Three weeks ago the leaders of the main European leagues were Valencia, Udinese and Hoffenheim. Now it is Barcelona, Juventus and, in Germany, Bayern Munich have closed from 11th to within a point of leaders Bayer Leverkusen.

Galliani delighted with Beckham deal

AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani claims David Beckham's arrival in January is a dream come true for the Italian giants.

Cayetano Ros: We should unite our football teams into just one EU squad

It is a surprising and novel idea but a nice one. I am a Europhile and I like the concept of football bringing countries together. An EU team would be a good way of showcasing the best players in Europe – as long as their countries were in the EU – and making them aware of their identity as Europeans.

Today at Euro 2008: Vieira 'in tunnel row' with Van Nistelrooy

Patrick Vieira did not play a part in France's elimination from Euro 2008 but the former Arsenal captain was alleged to be involved in a tunnel row with one of his oldest adversaries, the Netherlands striker Ruud van Nistelrooy. The two men are understood to have traded insults after France's 4-1 defeat to the Dutch in Berne last Friday after Van Nistelrooy purposely waited for Vieira after the game.

James Lawton: Italy redeem their soul with moral bravery and technical bravura

Pirlo fashioned the decisive action with a sensational little pass to Grosso

Scientists query discovery of 'Hobbits' in Indonesia

A row has broken out about the scientific evidence purporting to show that a species of "hobbits" lived on a remote Indonesian island about 18,000 years ago.

Gerrard displays value to Liverpool

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Football: The shadow of history haunts making of Inter's new dynasty

United must beware of the uncertainty over Ronaldo's fitness being used as a psychological weapon

Football: Wales left short as Oster is off again

EVERTON'S JOHN OSTER was sent off in his second successive international as the Welsh Under-21 side suffered a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Italy at Wrexham last night.
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A crime that reveals London's dark heart

How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?
Meet 'Porridge' and 'Vampire': Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker

Lost in translation: Western monikers

Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker. Simon Usborne, who met a 'Porridge' and a 'Vampire' while in China, can see the problem
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Handy hacks that make life easier

New book reveals how to rid your email inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone with a loo-roll
KidZania lets children try their hands at being a firefighter, doctor or factory worker for the day

KidZania: It's a small world

The new 'educational entertainment experience' in London's Shepherd's Bush will allow children to try out the jobs that are usually undertaken by adults, including firefighter, doctor or factory worker
Renée Zellweger's real crime has been to age in an industry that prizes women's youth over humanity

'Renée Zellweger's real crime was to age'

The actress's altered appearance raised eyebrows at Elle's Women in Hollywood awards on Monday
From Cinderella to The Jungle Book, Disney plans live-action remakes of animated classics

Disney plans live-action remakes of animated classics

From Cinderella to The Jungle Book, Patrick Grafton-Green wonders if they can ever recapture the old magic
Thousands of teenagers to visit battlefields of the First World War in new Government scheme

Pupils to visit First World War battlefields

A new Government scheme aims to bring the the horrors of the conflict to life over the next five years
The 10 best smartphone accessories

Make the most of your mobile: 10 best smartphone accessories

Try these add-ons for everything from secret charging to making sure you never lose your keys again
Mario Balotelli substituted at half-time against Real Madrid: Was this shirt swapping the real reason?

Liverpool v Real Madrid

Mario Balotelli substituted at half-time. Was shirt swapping the real reason?
West Indies tour of India: Hurricane set to sweep Windies into the shadows

Hurricane set to sweep Windies into the shadows

Decision to pull out of India tour leaves the WICB fighting for its existence with an off-field storm building
Indiana serial killer? Man arrested for murdering teenage prostitute confesses to six other murders - and police fear there could be many more

A new American serial killer?

Police fear man arrested for murder of teen prostitute could be responsible for killing spree dating back 20 years
Sweetie, the fake 10-year-old girl designed to catch online predators, claims her first scalp

Sting to trap paedophiles may not carry weight in UK courts

Computer image of ‘Sweetie’ represented entrapment, experts say
Fukushima nuclear crisis: Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on - and may never return home

Return to Fukushima – a land they will never call home again

Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on from nuclear disaster
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize
Online petitions: Sign here to change the world

Want to change the world? Just sign here

The proliferation of online petitions allows us to register our protests at the touch of a button. But do they change anything?