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Fabio Capello, Glenn Hoddle and Mauricio Pochettino are in the running for the Spurs job

Football: Tottenham say goodbye to Gross

Hoddle, Kinnear and Klinsmann in contention as Swiss coach pays the ultimate price.

Football: Kinnear happily defying all logic

Premiership kick-off: Wimbledon still stubbornly refuse to accept the inevitable after 13 years in the top flight

Football: The world game at their feet

Nick Townsend reports on the special footballers who at last have the chance to represent their country

World Cup 98: Quotes Of The Day

"In the second half we played the kind of football I like and we will play it from now until the end." Brazil coach, Mario Zagallo, sending an ominous warning after his side beat Chile 4-1 on Saturday

Football World Cup: Germans have pedigree to hold off Mexico

TO SAY that Jurgen Klinsmann is confident going into today's second-round game against Mexico would be an understatement.

Football: World Cup - Quotes Of The Day

"I blame the coach for that and have no problem in saying that. As long as Steve Sampson and Clive Charles [his assistant] stay around, then I'm going to have nothing to do with it." USA's Tab Ramos lays the blame for failure squarely with the coaches

Football: German team holds crisis talks

GERMANY'S PLAYERS held a clear-the-air meeting yesterday before their final Group F encounter with Iran today - and then warned that they are ready to step up a gear after two unimpressive performances.

World Cup: Vogts demands silence from loud mouths

GERMANY'S coach Berti Vogts is trying to keep team morale high and has banned his World Cup players from back-biting.

Seeing the whole world through football-tinted spectacles

I DON'T see any way to avoid talking about the World Cup at least once in this column, so I might as well get it over and done with. Get ready for a stream of racist stereotyping.

Football: Game that breathed beyond the bombs

Andrew Longmore meets the coach whose work in a war-torn land has brought perspective

Football: Del Piero is passed fit for France

THE Juventus striker Alessandro del Piero passed a medical on his injured right thigh yesterday and is on course to play in the World Cup, an Italian team doctor said.

Football: Croatia lose another striker

THE Croatian striker Igor Cvitanovic has been sent home from his country's World Cup training squad by the coach, Miroslav Blazevic, after refusing to run a few extra training laps.

Solskjaer strikes twice to sink Saudis

OLE Gunnar Solskjaer scored twice as Norway swamped Saudi Arabia 6-0 yesterday in a World Cup warm-up match in Molde that was marred by the sending-off of two Saudi players.

It is a rare player who can protect himself with a suit of irony

MIKE ROWBOTTOM defends the players the fans Love to hate

Football: Matthaus out of twilight zone

BERTI VOGTS, Germany's coach, has rescued his former captain Lothar Matthaus from the international wilderness and put him in his World Cup squad - alongside his old rival Jurgen Klinsmann.
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