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Jose Bosingwa, the Chelsea defender, has said he will not play international football again while Paulo Bento remains Portugal manager. The 29-year-old had been pre-selected to join his national side for the Euro 2012 play-off games with Bosnia but was left out of Bento's final 25-man squad.

Rafael van der Vaart compares Harry Redknapp to Jose Mourinho

Rafael van der Vaart believes Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has a "similar technique" to Real Madrid counterpart Jose Mourinho.

Scottish test offers Menezes the chance to answer critics

There are more than three years to go before Brazil hosts the 2014 World Cup, but the pressure is already building. At home the pace of stadium and infrastructure development is so slow that Fifa have already expressed concern, and impending budget cuts forced by the global recession are unlikely to help.

Mourinho believes his Madrid will end Spurs' European run

Jose Mourinho has heaped praise on the European exploits of Tottenham Hotspur, Real Madrid's Champions League quarter-final opponents, but said he expects his team to bring their run to an end.

Defeat by Getafe could end title hopes, says Guardiola

Barcelona face their first game tonight since the Spanish champions' dressing room was rocked by news that the defender Eric Abidal would need immediate surgery on a tumour on his liver.

Mourinho puts party on hold as derby looms

Real Madrid, having broken one hoodoo, will hope to extend another this weekend as they face their city neighbours Atletico tomorrow.

Jose Mourinho wants Real Madrid to avoid Inter Milan and Chelsea

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho hopes to avoid former clubs Inter Milan and Chelsea in the quarter-finals of the Champions League after helping the Spanish giants end their miserable run of exits at the last-16 stage.

Mourinho's gripes bring Benzema back to life

French forward is thriving after a tough start at the Bernabeu. Lyons could suffer tonight

Torres: Life at Chelsea is more fun than at Anfield

It may not be obvious, from his largely unsmiling visage, but life at Stamford Bridge is apparently full of joy for Fernando Torres.

'Chaotic' Liverpool 'more serious' than Chelsea reveals Fernando Torres

Fernando Torres is convinced he made the right decision to leave Liverpool for Chelsea after failing to believe in talk of new projects at Anfield, the Spain striker said today.

Casillas warns Madrid against underestimating Hercules task

Real Madrid must avoid slipping on a banana skin tomorrow when struggling Hercules visit the Bernabeu in La Liga. Jose Mourinho's team host the French side Lyons on Wednesday, aiming to qualify for the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time in seven years after a 1-1 first-leg draw, and then follow up with a domestic trip to local rivals Atletico Madrid.

Moyes praises 'technician' Heitinga's bolt from the blue

Everton manager David Moyes insists he was not surprised by John Heitinga's equaliser in the 1-1 draw against Birmingham on Wednesday night, even though the Netherlands international had not scored for Everton before.

Orlando, Theatre Royal, Glasgow<br/>Aronowitz Ensemble, The Forge, London<br/>Pagliacci, King's Head Theatre, London

Scottish Opera performs a victory roll with its Handel on a shoestring

Arsenal defend signing of Barcelona youth player Jon Toral

Arsene Wenger maintains there is nothing wrong with Arsenal signing promising teenager Jon Toral from Barcelona.

Barcelona suffer familiar February chill amid Real revival

Barcelona need to overcome their recent dip in form at Mallorca tomorrow to protect their five-point lead over Real Madrid in La Liga. The Spanish champions, began the month by setting a league record of 16 straight wins but have since stumbled in a 2-1 Champions League loss at Arsenal and were unconvincing in a 2-1 win over Athletic Bilbao last weekend.

Barça hit out at 'immoral' Arsenal over signing of youth star

Barcelona president Sandro Rosell last night labelled Arsenal "immoral" after they signed 16-year-old Jon Toral from the club's famous La Masia youth academy.

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