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Tottenham admit interest in Fabiano

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has admitted his interest in Sevilla striker Luis Fabiano but acknowledges that he could lose out because of the player's salary expectations.

England in the World Cup final: well, three men are...

The World Cup final will have an English team in it after all. The referee Howard Webb and his two assistants were selected yesterday to take charge of the most prestigious football match in the world.

Webb to referee World Cup final

England's Howard Webb will be the referee for the World Cup final.

James Lawton: Brazil's praise shows this Dutch side has what it takes to win

Lucio tips his Inter team-mate Sneijder to shine in the final

Webb's English team are joint favourites to referee the final

Howard Webb is one of the two favourites to referee the World Cup final on Sunday which would make him the first Englishman to take charge of the biggest game in the world since Jack Taylor in 1974.

Oranje boom! Sneijder winner brings curtain down on Dunga

Holland 2 Brazil 1: Brazil coach quits as backlash over lack of style is sparked by favourites' shock defeat

'Famous four' take a back seat as team spirit wins the day

Dismiss, for a moment, all thoughts of Wesley Sneijder's pomp, or Arjen Robben tormenting Felipe Melo to the point when rationale gave way to rage and he weighed in with the full force of his studs.

Holland stun Brazil in World Cup

Holland 2 Brazil 1

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Today's bets: Luis Fabiano to win the Golden Boot at 9-2 (Boylesports). Miroslav Klose 31-1 (Betfair)

Andy Cole: Eight still standing but Argentina and Brazil in league of their own

Forward Thinking: Dunga's men are starting to purr while playing almost entirely within themselves. There is something European about them

Webb proves the English can shine at the World Cup

Having been made favourite to referee the World Cup final, Rotherham's Howard Webb was not about to upset any Fifa apple-carts by taking on Sepp Blatter over video technology. Never afraid to make an unpopular decision, he even went the other way in counselling against any "knee-jerk reaction" to recent controversies.

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.

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