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Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson against the introduction of netting

Red Devils defender Rio Ferdinand was struck by coin during Manchester derby

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Liverpool's Fabio Borini out for three months with foot fracture

Liverpool expect to be without Fabio Borini for around three months after an operation on a fractured bone in his foot.

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Edgar Davids, the former Ajax, Juventus and Barcelona midfielder last night announced that he was joining the team currently propping up the Football League - Barnet.

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Penalties bring down Pearce again

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Sturridge puts GB into last eight

Football may not be a universally welcome presence at these Olympic Games but Great Britain's men joined their female counterparts in the quarter-finals last night with a spirited display that will ensure the game gets closer to centre stage.

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Brendan Rodgers insists Europe is only a sideshow to Liverpool's overwhelming priority - the Barclays Premier League.

Ellen Gandy made a shock exit this morning

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Medal hopes were dashed this morning after Ellen Gandy made a shock exit from the 200m butterfly heats with a disappointing performance.

Ryan Giggs heads in Craig Bellamy’s cross at Wembley last night

Giggs and Bellamy find rhythm

There was palpable scepticism in the build-up to these Games as to the extent a hastily assembled side could compete in a major finals yet Great Britain today went within touching distance of the quarter-finals after an encouraging display at Wembley.

Giggs: 'This is different but any medal will rank highly. This would be up there'

Ryan Giggs and Team GB hoping for smoother ride against UAE in next match

Great Britain's men's team will be hoping for a less rough ride than in their opening match when they meet the United Arab Emirates at Wembley tomorrow.

Craig Bellamy scores the opening goal for team GB

GB forced to settle for a draw after Konaté's late strike

There are consolations, such as the fact that no member of Stuart Pearce's Great Britain side have been done lasting harm by their collision course with a side who ranged from uncompromising to dangerous. But the size of the challenge facing the new team of British nations was clear last night, when Senegal punctured the prospect of an opening win, with a mere eight minutes to play.

Giggs sees no reason why 2012 should be on the last Games at which Team GB goes for football glory

Ryan Giggs hopes Team GB football continues after Olympics

Team GB football captain Ryan Giggs hopes he will not be the last British player to lead a side out at the Olympics.

Ryan Giggs to captain GB football team at Olympics

Ryan Giggs will captain the Great Britain football team at the London 2012 Olympics.

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Everton midfielder Jack Rodwell also sidelined by Stuart Pearce for Olympics

The Everton and England Under-21 midfielder Jack Rodwell has been left out of the Team GB Olympic squad by manager Stuart Pearce, another omission after David Beckham revealed yesterday that he too had not been included in the 18-man group, which has not yet been announced.

No golden swansong for Goldenballs as outrage greets Beckham TeamGB decision

He, along with Seb Coe and Tony Blair, is widely credited as the man who brought the games to London.

David Beckham in action for LA Galaxy

David Beckham remains in the reckoning for Olympics after Stuart Pearce culls football squad list

David Beckham's Olympic dream remains intact after he survived the latest cut to Stuart Pearce's GB squad.

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