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Honda drives CSKA into last eight

Seville 1 CSKA Moscow 2 (CSKA Moscow win 3-2 on aggregate)

Spotlight on the main contenders: Brazil

Countdown to South Africa: 97 days to go

Adriano backs Seville to progress

The Seville wing-back Adriano has told his team-mates they cannot afford to fail in their Champions League last-16 game with CSKA Moscow tonight.

Becks factor could knock out United

Special tie in store at the Bridge but Platini's desire for 'minnows' to shine remains a pipedream

Glenn Moore: Beware Seville – dark horses on charge

Barcelona and Real Madrid are the most feared teams in this season's Champions League but Europe should beware La Liga's third representative in today's draw. Seville are something of an afterthought when considering the Iberian threat, but they deserve to be taken seriously.

Nilmar strikes again as Brazil cruise to one more victory

Brazil rounded off a successful pre-World Cup year yesterday with a 2-0 friendly win in Oman to take their tally to 14 victories in 17 matches. Nilmar opened the scoring in the fourth minute and Oman midfielder Hassan Ghailani headed into his own goal just past the hour.

England outmuscled by Dunga's power rangers

Brazil 1 England 0: No disgrace in defeat for reserves but Brazil's 'big lads' reveal the size of the challenge that awaits Capello's men in South Africa

Boys from Brazil prove Fabio's understudies have lot to learn

Brazil 1 England 0: Questionable enterprise provides little insight for Capello as captain Rooney fails to inspire side

One Nilmar to Brazil

Striker heads in the only goal as Samba boys waltz past England despite missing penalty

Aurelio back for Brazil in Doha friendly with England

The Brazil coach Dunga has named the uncapped pair of Hulk and Carlos Eduardo in his squad for next month's friendly against England in Doha, while the Liverpool full-back Fabio Aurelio has been recalled.

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

Rangers will bounce back says Novo

Striker sure team will rally strongly for first Old Firm derby of the season at Ibrox

Threadbare Rangers torn apart by Seville

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Rangers suffer demoralising defeat by Sevilla

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Eurozone: Messi's touches of class leave Guardiola struggling for words

Barcelona had just gone 4-0 up. Only 41 minutes had been played and coach Pep Guardiola turned to an assistant on the bench and sighed: "He is just so good".

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