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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.

Villa goal sends Spain through in battle of Iberia

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Swiss defeat has 'motivated' Spain

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Spain v Portugal: Today, Cape Town, 7.30pm, BBC 1

Brazil and Portugal advance in World Cup after draw

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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.

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Nani ruled out after bad break on training ground

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England move above France in Fifa world rankings

Portugal have moved up two places to fourth in the latest FIFA world rankings.

World Cup coaches all agree, Rooney is very, very dangerous

The England striker has the potential to be the main man at the World Cup

Sam Wallace: Nani seizes centre stage after flailing in the wings

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Nani heads for exit from Old Trafford

Manchester United's Portuguese winger Nani is resigned to leaving Old Trafford, with his representatives seeking clubs in Italy and Spain to rebuild his career from next month.

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