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'Special' Neymar leads Brazil back to their roots

One game, one win and already the beautiful game is back. Brazil – led for the first time by their new coach Mano Menezes – beat the United States 2-0 in New Jersey on Tuesday night. That was enough for some to herald the return of the Joga Bonito.

US reveals Beckham is texting with the enemy

Some of of the United States players consider David Beckham a more welcome part of their lives than others. "He's a Capello spy," joked Landon Donovan earlier this week when dismissing suggestions the two of them might be communicating but the traffic of texts between Beckham and Oguchi Onyewu, Bob Bradley's gargantuan central defender, have continued apace this week.

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US coach Bradley left dizzy by Czech defeat

Fabio Capello's selection problems were put into perspective yesterday when England's opening World Cup opponents, the United States, produced such a disjointed performance in their penultimate warm-up that coach Bob Bradley admitted his brain was temporarily scrambled.