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The Cardiff-born Wales international moved to the Spanish capital earlier this year after his sale to the Spanish club for a world-record fee

Nilmar strikes to see off depleted England

Brazil 1 England 0

Brazil: The most glorious time warp in sport

No team in history have spun beauty and style into a glorious winning discipline quite like the South Americans - and the modern team still carry the flame. As he watches them train, James Lawton sees why Capello's men face the ultimate challenge tonight

Brazil demand respect from Manchester City in Robinho row

Brazil's verbal sparring with Manchester City over Robinho continued tonight with the national team manager Dunga suggesting that the club should show greater respect. The player himself said it was in his best interests to be here, even though he is not fit to play against England tomorrow.

A century on, UK deaths remembered in Kabul

New names had been added to the black plaques shining in the pale dawn light, those of soldiers recently fallen in this conflict. Twenty yards away neat rows of faded and chipped white gravestones stood on the hard frosty ground, the dead from another war a century ago.

Pato denied repeat performance as Real escape

Milan 1 Real Madrid 1

James Lawton: Real's recipe lacks true ingredients of success

Milan's unexpected victory at the Bernabeu has already exposed the flaws in the latest line-up of expensively-assembled Galacticos

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Brazilian has no mercy for former side Milan who he faces for first time tonight

Dunga ducks Brazilian flair for practical climb to glory

Favourites qualified for South Africa at a canter – but not in the style to which a nation has long been accustomed

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While Manchester United were struggling to overcome Wolfsburg, former Old Trafford favourite Cristiano Ronaldo was maintaining his blistering start to life at Real Madrid with two goals in their 3-0 win over Marseilles.

Real stars play down Cup chances

Kaka and Ronaldo try to keep supporters' Champions League hopes in perspective

Kaka: Real Madrid can get even better

Playmaker Kaka claims Real Madrid still have room for improvement despite making it four league wins from four with their 2-0 triumph over Villarreal.

Cool Cup could be good news for Capello

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Kaka relishing AC Milan return

Real Madrid star Kaka is already looking forward to facing AC Milan in the group stages of the Champions League.

Robben linked with Manchester United switch

Dutch winger Arjen Robben has been linked with a big money move to Manchester United.

Kaka describes playing for Real as 'easy'

Kaka has described playing in the star-studded Real Madrid side as 'easy' in an ominous warning to the rest of Spain and Europe.

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