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James Lawton: Cruyff at 65 still has a thing or two to teach the

One of the best things about history is that it so regularly submits itself for revision – and never more arrestingly than in Barcelona this week, when the damage to one ultimate superstar's reputation (yes, Lionel Messi's) was maybe balanced by the recall of the great strength of another whose playing career ended 28 years ago.

Cantona aims to make Cosmos shine again

Eric Cantona's appointment at the New York Cosmos franchise is expected to be the beginning of a revolution in which the Cosmos eventually challenge the salary cap that has become the biggest obstacle to the growth of Major League Soccer.

Beckenbauer has 'limited' faith in Fifa

Fifa Executive Committee member Franz Beckenbauer says he has "limited" faith in Fifa after the way it handled the vote for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups on December 2, and the way it has acted since then.

Klose cracks smile after his miserable season

Just a couple of weeks ago Germany's Miroslav Klose was persona non grata among German fans following his trickle of league goals but the striker has silenced his critics with a sparkling comeback.

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Capello puts Terry in his place

Manager unleashes stinging public rebuke for 'very big mistake' / Ferguson steps in over fears Rooney is not dealing with tension