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Gas attack: Riot police go into heavy-handed action against one of the 300,000 demonstrators on the streets of Rio

The Last Word: Mr Blatter, the party's over

Brazilians riot against football and Pele is ridiculed – the end is nigh for costly World Cups and Olympics

French footballers Franck Ribery and Karim Benzema in court over charges of paying for sex with under-age prostitute

French international players face up to three years in prison

More messages left outside Nelson Mandela's home in Houghton, Johannesburg (Alexander Joe/AFP/Getty Images)

Pray for Nelson Mandela, President Jacob Zuma tells South Africans

Nelson Mandela remains in hospital with a lung infection.

Sevilla winger may follow Isco to join Manuel Pellegrini at the Etihad Stadium

Jesus Navas quits Sevilla to join David Silva at Manchester City in £17m deal

The Spanish club have accepted an offer

Norwich winger Anthony Pilkington has been withdrawn from the Republic of Ireland squad, the Football Association of Ireland has confirmed

Norwich's Anthony Pilkington withdraws from Republic of Ireland squad

Norwich winger Anthony Pilkington has been withdrawn from the Republic of Ireland squad, the Football Association of Ireland has confirmed.

Gerrard: 'It's about us getting that breakthrough as early as we can. They’re happy to stop us and keep the scoreline down'

ITV win rights to all England qualifying matches

The broadcaster will show both home and away games for Euro 2016 and 2018 World Cup qualifiers

The Caxirola is made from recycled plastic

2014 World Cup hosts unveil caxirolas - a new infuriating instrument to rival the vuvuzela

If you thought vuvuzelas were bad, wait until you hear 80,000 Brazilians shaking their caxirolas

Luis Suarez of Liverpool

Gordon Taylor defends inclusion of Luis Suarez on shortlist for PFA Player of the Year award

Liverpool striker has had another season of controversy

The News Matrix: Saturday 13 April 2013

Ranks divided in wake of Plebgate

Frank Lampard Scores 'ghost goal' against Germany at the 2010 World Cup, a match England would lose 4-1.

Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard welcomes introduction of goal line technology

Premier League will use Hawkeye system from next season

The Three Lions: Davids Cameron and Beckham to star alongside Duke of Cambridge in new Edinburgh Fringe play (well, actors playing them)

Prime Minister David Cameron, David Beckham and the Duke of Cambridge are to be portrayed together on stage in a new comedy production shown at the Edinburgh Fringe this summer.

The News Matrix: Friday 12 April 2013

G8 group condemn North Korea’s threats

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez faces Fifa action after punching opponent in the face during World Cup qualifier for Uruguay

Striker faces suspension after controversial night in Chile

Montenegro's Mirko Vucinic

Mean defence and sharp strikers will make Montenegro's pan-Europeans hard to beat

Montenegro will go into Tuesday's game in the hotbed of Podgorica on a run of eight unbeaten matches and in fine heart. On Friday they won 1-0 in Moldova to remain two points clear of England in Group H, Mirko Vucinic scoring the only goal after Milorad Pekovic had been sent off for a second yellow card.

Scorer Mario Mandzukic tackles Serbia’s Ivan Radovanovic

Croatia 2 Serbia 0 match report: peace breaks
out in World Cup Qualifier as Croatia win pitch battle in the Balkans

This was a settling of scores of epic proportions between two nations who two decades ago were at war

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