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Defender linked with Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City

Tevez and Touré turn on the style to humiliate Hughes on home turf

Fulham 1 Manchester City 4

Platini: Tragedies such as Heysel changed football for the better

It is 25 years since Michel Platini scored the winning goal, a penalty, in the European Cup final. And yet the memory is a deeply unhappy one, for the goal was for Juventus against Liverpool, and the stadium was Heysel, where prior to the match 39 Juve fans had died.

Sheik, battle and goal as Messi downs Brazil

Argentina 1 Brazil 0

Advance Australian flair: Cooper and Genia lead the latest generation of dazzlers

The Wallaby back division is rated the best in the world, though, as Chris Hewett reports, given their weak pack, they have to be

Argentina and Brazil limber up for oldest show in town

What tournament apart from the World Cup could bring together Argentina, Mexico and Japan? Only the world's oldest active tournament, no less, in modern guise: the Copa America.

Spurs legend tips his hat to Lane's latest entertainer

The old Chas and Dave hits were blaring out from Rudolph's, the pub on the corner of Bill Nicholson Way, late on Tuesday as Tottenham fans celebrated victory against Internazionale. While "Ossie's Dream", the 1981 FA Cup final song inspired by Osvaldo Ardiles, invaded the night sky outside White Hart Lane, inside two other Argentinians reflected on the jaw-dropping brilliance of Gareth Bale.

Gerrard hat-trick shows Henry the Anfield way

Liverpool 3 Napoli 1

Ronaldinho to be handed new AC Milan contract

AC Milan president Silvio Berlusconi has suggested playmaker Ronaldinho will be handed a new contract in the near future.

Lionel Messi better than Diego Maradona says Xavi

Barcelona talisman Xavi insists that team-mate Lionel Messi is better than Diego Maradona ever was.

James Lawton: Raise a glass to football's most astonishing survivor: Happy 50th birthday, Diego

Chelsea, reasonably enough, were somewhat underwhelmed this week by Diego Maradona's offer to take over from Carlo Ancelotti just as soon as he could barrel his way to the airport.

Argentina's farewell to a former president

Diego Maradona was among thousands who paid respects yesterday to the former president of Argentina Nestor Kirchner as his body lay in state at the presidential palace.

Hodgson admits sale of Rooney could hasten Torres' exit from Anfield

Having begun the day by losing the man who had brought him to Anfield, Roy Hodgson ended it by admitting it was possible Fernando Torres could leave Liverpool for Manchester United.

Tevez reveals tensions at the heart of City's dressing room

Club's new captain speaks out about his clashes with Mancini over 'double training' and why he was sad to see Bellamy leave

Maradona linked with Portugal post

Diego Maradona is among a trio of Latin American coaches keen to replace sacked coach Carlos Queiroz and revive Portugal's Euro 2012 qualifying campaign.

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Ukraine crisis: The phoney war is over as Russian troops and armour pour across the border

The phoney war is over

Russian troops and armour pour into Ukraine
Potatoes could be off the menu as crop pests threaten UK

Potatoes could be off the menu as crop pests threaten UK

The world’s entire food system is under attack - and Britain is most at risk, according to a new study
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Gangnam smile: why the Chinese are flocking to South Korea to buy a new face

Seoul's plastic surgery industry is booming thanks to the popularity of the K-Pop look
From Mozart to Orson Welles: Creative geniuses who peaked too soon

Creative geniuses who peaked too soon

After the death of Sandy Wilson, 90, who wrote his only hit musical in his twenties, John Walsh wonders what it's like to peak too soon and go on to live a life more ordinary
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Caught in the crossfire of a cyber Cold War

Fears are mounting that Vladimir Putin has instructed hackers to target banks like JP Morgan
Salomé's feminine wiles have inspired writers, painters and musicians for 2,000 years

Salomé: A head for seduction

Salomé's feminine wiles have inspired writers, painters and musicians for 2,000 years. Now audiences can meet the Biblical femme fatale in two new stage and screen projects
From Bram Stoker to Stanley Kubrick, the British Library's latest exhibition celebrates all things Gothic

British Library celebrates all things Gothic

Forthcoming exhibition Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination will be the UK's largest ever celebration of Gothic literature
The Hard Rock Café's owners are embroiled in a bitter legal dispute - but is the restaurant chain worth fighting for?

Is the Hard Rock Café worth fighting for?

The restaurant chain's owners are currently embroiled in a bitter legal dispute
Caribbean cuisine is becoming increasingly popular in the UK ... and there's more to it than jerk chicken at carnival

In search of Caribbean soul food

Caribbean cuisine is becoming increasingly popular in the UK ... and there's more to it than jerk chicken at carnival
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11 best face powders

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England vs Norway: Roy Hodgson's hands tied by exploding top flight

Roy Hodgson's hands tied by exploding top flight

Lack of Englishmen at leading Premier League clubs leaves manager hamstrung
Angel Di Maria and Cristiano Ronaldo: A tale of two Manchester United No 7s

Di Maria and Ronaldo: A tale of two Manchester United No 7s

They both inherited the iconic shirt at Old Trafford, but the £59.7m new boy is joining a club in a very different state
Israel-Gaza conflict: No victory for Israel despite weeks of death and devastation

Robert Fisk: No victory for Israel despite weeks of devastation

Palestinians have won: they are still in Gaza, and Hamas is still there
Mary Beard writes character reference for Twitter troll who called her a 'slut'

Unlikely friends: Mary Beard and the troll who called her a ‘filthy old slut’

The Cambridge University classicist even wrote the student a character reference
America’s new apartheid: Prosperous white districts are choosing to break away from black cities and go it alone

America’s new apartheid

Prosperous white districts are choosing to break away from black cities and go it alone