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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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