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Goal-line technology moved a step forward yesterday when football's lawmakers said it could be in place by the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil. Announcing that tests for deciding whether the ball has crossed the line would continue for another year, Fifa's president, Sepp Blatter, said he was keen to avoid a repetition of Frank Lampard's disallowed goal at last year's World Cup.

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Roberto Mancini admits uncertainty over Carlos Tevez future

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini admits he cannot be sure how long Carlos Tevez might stay with the club.

Joorabchian plots Brazil exit for Tevez

Carlos Tevez views a return to his native South America to play for Brazil's Corinthians as a prospect two or three years from now, despite suggestions from the country yesterday that his representative, Kia Joorbachian, favours a rapid move there for the Manchester City captain.

Carlos Tevez omission from Argentina squad a punishment

Argentina FA president Julio Grondona has claimed Carlos Tevez was left out of the squad to face Portugal this week because he opted out of last year's clash with Brazil in Doha.

Finally, Ronaldo and Messi meet on national stage

At least 85 countries will be enjoying live coverage of the pick of tonight's other friendlies when Lionel Messi takes on Cristiano Ronaldo, or more precisely Portugal play Argentina in Geneva.

David May plans party to celebrate Manchester City failure

Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart has warned David May to enjoy his 35th anniversary party - because there will not be many more.

Carlos Tevez expresses love for Manchester City

Carlos Tevez has emphasised his commitment to Manchester City by saying "I don't think anyone loves the shirt more than me."

Mancini reluctant to shake off the shackles

It is not the first time, and it certainly will not be the last, that Manchester City come under the microscope for their defensive mindset under Roberto Mancini. But do not expect the safety-first approach to change. In the mix for the Premier League title, extending an impressive ratio of 11 clean sheets from 22 games at Arsenal on Wednesday suggests further shut-outs this season could take on vital importance.

Balotelli must learn to play with a smile, says Mancini

Roberto Mancini has prescribed different solutions for his two main strikers if they are to find the goals his Manchester City side are in desperate need of. Both Carlos Tevez and Mario Balotelli have appeared distracted recently, the former having submitted and retracted a transfer request, the latter more as a function of his natural demeanour. Regardless, the pair have scored just one goal in City's last four league games. While Mancini has said that his captain just needs to start scoring again, he has instructed Balotelli to just smile more.

Roberto Mancini set for Carlos Tevez talks

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini will hold talks today with Carlos Tevez, hoping the striker will still be around when they resume their Europa League campaign in February.

Former Manchester City striker Uwe Rosler slams Carlos Tevez

Former Manchester City striker Uwe Rosler claims Carlos Tevez should be stripped off the captaincy and allowed to leave.

Carlos Tevez's advisor Kia Joorabchian hits out at Garry Cook

Kia Joorabchian has taken a swipe at Manchester City chief executive Garry Cook over the current impasse with captain Carlos Tevez.

Tevez's time at City coming to an end

Carlos Tevez will return to Manchester City this morning but it appears inevitable his days as a Blues hero are now drawing to a close.

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