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Carlos Queiroz

Carlos Queiroz six-month ban is overturned

Former Portugal coach Carlos Queiroz has had his six-month ban for allegedly disrupting an anti-doping testing session before last year's World Cup lifted on appeal.

Portugal eye short-term Mourinho deal

The Portuguese Football Federation want Jose Mourinho to take charge of the national team for their next two Euro 2012 qualifiers in October, according to a report.

Toshack was not forced out claim Wales

John Toshack stood down as Wales manager reluctantly yesterday after telling his bosses he was willing to continue in the post. The official line is that the 61-year-old has had his employment with the Football Association of Wales terminated by mutual consent but Toshack wanted to remain in the job for the next two Euro 2012 qualification matches before reviewing the situation.

Spain are improving says Xavi

Spain playmaker Xavi believes the European champions are hitting form at just the right time as they bid to finally land the World Cup trophy.

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Easy-going Eriksson lets Ivory Coast spirit shine

When Sven Goran Eriksson was manager of the England team his laissez-faire attitude to player behaviour was increasingly regarded as a weakness. His toleration of the WAGs and the "Beckham circus" appeared to undermine the team's discipline and unity.