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It has been suggested that the former manager's presence is making is difficult for David Moyes

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

Spain 1 Portugal 0

Swiss defeat has 'motivated' Spain

Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque believes his side's shock opening defeat by Switzerland has been "highly motivating" as they seek to add the World Cup to their Euro 2008 triumph.

Spain desperate for Torres to fire in battle against oldest rivals

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

Brazil and Portugal advance in World Cup after draw

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Brazil boss Dunga sorry for 'donkey' slur

Brazil coach Dunga apologised to his country's fans ahead of today's World Cup match against Portugal in Durban.

Group G: Dunga feels the pressure despite Brazil's progress

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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.

Eriksson seeks permission for Drogba to play with arm in a cast

Preview: Ivory Coast v Portugal, Today, 3.00pm, ITV1

Nani ruled out after bad break on training ground

Nani yesterday became the second Manchester United player to exit the World Cup before a ball has been kicked when he withdrew from the Portugal squad with a shoulder injury.

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

The winger's display at Arsenal suggests that the shy boy from the wrong side of Lisbon's tracks is emerging from Ronaldo's shadow

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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