Sport Luiz Gustavo of Brazil tussling with Chile's Alexis Sanchez

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

Lucas Leiva

Lucas Leiva injury latest: Liverpool midfielder out for two months with knee ligament damage

The Brazilian midfielder hurt himself in the recent 2-2 draw with Aston Villa

Sebastian Coates in action for Uruguay

Transfer news: Liverpool defender Sebastian Coates to re-join former club Nacional

The Uruguayan will go on loan in a bid to be fit in time for the World Cup

England and Wolves mourn death of goalkeeper Bert Williams

Former Wolverhampton Wanderers and England goalkeeper Bert Williams has died, aged 93.

Manchester United midfielder Anderson has joined Fiorentina on loan until the end of the season

Transfer news: Anderson leaves Manchester United as midfielder completes Fiorentina loan move

Anderson completes his expected move to Italy and will remain with Fiorentina until the end of the season

Police officers could be banned from conferring after fatal shootings

IPCC face conferring ban after fatal police shootings

Police officers could be banned from conferring after fatal shootings in the wake of the death of Mark Duggan.

Manchester United's decade of midfield misery: From the departure of Roy Keane, through the signings of Eric Djemba-Djemba and Anderson, to the the exit of Paul Pogba

Manchester United's midfield is at its weakest for years say some, but the problems in the middle of the park have been festering for a decade

Anderson with Manchester United manager David Moyes

Transfer news: Manchester United midfielder Anderson to undergo Fiorentina medical today

The Brazilian arrived in Florence yesterday ahead of an expected loan switch

Lucas Moura

Transfer news: Manchester United chase Paris Saint-Germain star Lucas Moura

Moyes after Brazilian midfielder

Steven Gerrard in action for England

World Cup 2014: England to play Peru, Ecuador and Honduras in preparation for 'Group of Death'

Roy Hodgson is eager for his side to test themselves against Central and South American opposition

Croatian striker Nikica Jelavic has become Hull’s record signing

Nikica Jelavic writes open letter to Everton fans following switch to Hull City

The striker wants the best chance of going to the World Cup

Neymar predicted Barcelona would draw Manchester City in the Champions League

Barcelona paid £34m to company owned by parents of Brazil star Neymar as part of summer transfer

The Catalan club have revealed that around 70% of the total transfer fee they paid for the 21-year-old was given to his parents' company as a 'signing bonus' after allegations of financial irregularities

Wild Brazil, BBC2 - TV review

For Brazilian animals, monsoon season is a lot like Christmas, as we discovered in the first episode of the three-part nature documentary Wild Brazil (BBC2) last night. It’s a time of feasting, family arguments, and pretty little lights, which come from the luminescent beetle grubs that burrow up to the surface of termite mounds when the rains come, so they can entrap returning termites for food.

Bonnie Wright with Paul Hollywood on The Great Sport Relief Bake Off

What to watch tonight - The Great Sport Relief Bake Off

TV picks, Tuesday 14 January

Fifa Ballon d'Or: Cristiano Ronaldo is not yet a legend, says Pele

The Real Madrid forward must continue to work hard says the three-time World Cup winner

Fifa Ballon d'Or: Cristiano Ronaldo deserves to win ahead of Franck Ribery and Lionel Messi, say readers of The Independent

We asked you who deserved to win among the three short-listed players

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With three Britons under arrest in the UAE, the perils have never been more apparent. Sam Masters explains the appeal
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Paris Fashion Week 2015: The wit and wisdom of Manish Arora's exercise in high camp

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Miguel Layun is a star in Mexico where he was criticised for leaving to join Watford. But he says he sees the bigger picture
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