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Fabio Capello is confident John Terry will be fit to skipper England against Brazil tomorrow but Frank Lampard is set to miss up to three weeks with a thigh injury.

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Ferdinand is a worry but Cole comes in from cold

Only two England managers have ever beaten Brazil, and neither had a statue unveiled at Wembley on Friday. One was Walter Winterbottom, in the first meeting between the countries in 1956; the second was Sir Bobby Robson, who did it at home (1990) and away (1984). So the next stadium for Fabio Capello to sprinkle a little of his stardust on is the Khalifa in Doha, Qatar, the unlikely venue for next Saturday evening's friendly.

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Playing with injuries has hurt Ferdinand's form, claims agent

Rio Ferdinand has aided and abetted his own fall from grace according to his agent Pini Zahavi, who has claimed the Manchester United defender's dip in form is down to the fact he has been ignoring injury problems to continue playing.

Ferguson laments England's Doha friendly

Sir Alex Ferguson has issued a veiled criticism of the Football Association's decision to schedule England's friendly international against Brazil in Doha next month.

Aurelio back for Brazil in Doha friendly with England

The Brazil coach Dunga has named the uncapped pair of Hulk and Carlos Eduardo in his squad for next month's friendly against England in Doha, while the Liverpool full-back Fabio Aurelio has been recalled.

Brazil match is not just about money, says FA

The Football Association yesterday insisted England's friendly against Brazil next month will provide a crucial tune-up for the World Cup and is not motivated by the prospect of financial gain.

48 Hours In: Doha

As the Qatari city prepares for its year in the sun as Arab Capital of Culture in 2010, Cathy Packe checks out what it has to offer

Sunset Oasis, By Bahaa Taher trans Humphrey Davies

A vision of freedom in Egypt's colonial wilderness

As Doha Said, By Bahaa Taher

Set in 1960s Egypt amid President's Nasser's nationalisations, and increased state power, this is an anguished love story told by an unnamed government employee who once dreamed of making it big in politics but whose ambitious have since melted away into a vague, cosmic lethargy.

Barclays' top deal maker Jenkins to quit the bank

Roger Jenkins, one of Barclays' top earners and the man credited as the architect behind the bank avoiding a taxpayer bailout last year, is planning to quit.

Doha to host England friendly with Brazil

Qatar Football Association general secretary Saud Al Mohannadi has confirmed that Doha will host the international friendly between Brazil and England in November.

Qatar to float its $1bn stock exchange

Doha market to receive latest technology and support from its new American investors

Trapped in limbo in a land of opportunity

Westerners in debt may be unable to leave Dubai or Qatar, reports Alistair Dawber
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