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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

Holland stun Brazil in World Cup

Holland 2 Brazil 1

Dunga to discuss bookings with Kaka

Brazil coach Dunga plans to speak to Kaka over the coming days in a bid to help the playmaker stop picking up needless yellow cards.

James Lawton: Yellow Machine make Chile the latest victims of their ruthless ability

They used to be called the little gods in yellow and they fuelled every fantasy born of Brazilian football. Now, somewhat grudgingly, they are respected as a mean, bruising Yellow Machine but if their coach, Dunga, worships the most practical of football he cannot do much about a lingering gene in the make-up of his team.

Robinho conducts Brazil's command performance

Brazil 3 Chile 0

Brazil crush Chile 3-0 to reach last eight

Brazil produced their best performance of the World Cup so far to crush Chile 3-0 tonight and set up a mouth-watering quarter-final against Netherlands.

James Lawton: Dunga and Maradona are worlds apart but together they can shape the future

Diego Maradona bounces around the training field so full of life you wonder if at some point he might rise skywards, like a fabulous balloon, and perform some kind of ritual blessing on his team.

US will make most of 'big opportunity' says Donovan

The United States believe they have a huge opportunity to do something special in this World Cup and forget the sense of finality and pain from 2006 when they lost at the hands of their next opponents, Ghana.

Play-acting: Football's most memorable dives

Unfortunately the 2010 World Cup has been hit by a spate of play acting.

Referees must be tougher says Elano

Brazil's Elano believes referees at the World Cup are being too soft when it comes to punishing harsh play.

I used my hand to score but it was an accident, insists Fabiano

Luis Fabiano has admitted to using his hand in the build-up to scoring "one of the most beautiful goals" in his career in Sunday night's victory over Ivory Coast. The Seville striker ended his 2010 drought with the national team by hitting a double as his side comfortably beat the west Africans 3-1 in the much-anticipated encounter at Soccer City to take charge of Group G.

Brazil have not complained over Kaka

FIFA have yet to receive a formal complaint from the Brazilian confederation regarding Kaka's sending-off against Ivory Coast on Sunday night.

Brazil march on with a grudge to bear despite Fabiano's double

Brazil 3 Ivory Coast 1

James Lawton: Farcical sending off halts Kaka just as old magic was returning

Keita ran into him, then collapsed in a broken heap. Kaka left the field with a smile composed not so much of anger but disbelief

Are Brazil kicking beautiful game into touch?

There was an interesting diversity of opinion about Brazil's opening game and their opening goal against North Korea. Their first match at a World Cup is always eagerly awaited, and a combination of freezing weather at Ellis Park and disappointment with the preceding matches, heightened the rather desperate hope that we would see something special. Many of us were convinced in the end that we had at least seen some football well above the previous standard. Yet those who regularly follow the boys from Brazil felt it was well below par. They should be so lucky.

Robinho shimmies out of Kaka's shadow to lead Brazil charge

Brazil v Ivory Coast: Tomorrow, 7.30pm, Johannesburg, ITV1
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The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?
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It worked with cupcakes, doughnuts and macarons so no wonder someone decided to revamp the humble biscuit
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Can SkySaga capture the Minecraft magic?

It's no surprise that the building game born in Sweden in 2009 and now played by millions, has imitators keen to construct their own mega money-spinner
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The school in Cambridgeshire is ahead of the pack when it comes to using the latest classroom technology. Richard Garner discovers how teachers and pupils stay connected
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