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Midfielder Britto and Rafael Silva of Uniao Barbarense both wore the number five

Xabi Alonso injury not as bad as Real Madrid feared

Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso is likely to be sidelined for only a couple of weeks after an Achilles injury proved to be less serious than was at first feared.

Bitter rivals leave Argentina in danger of missing World Cup

Argentina 1 Brazil 3

Pirlo will not join Chelsea insists Berlusconi

Andrea Pirlo will spend the rest of his career at AC Milan and will not join former boss Carlo Ancelotti at Chelsea, the Serie A club's owner Silvio Berlusconi said today.

Trezeguet commits to Juventus

Juventus striker David Trezeguet has put an end to speculation over his immediate future by pledging to remain in Turin for the upcoming campaign.

Barcelona dismiss Puyol Manchester City link

Barcelona head coach Josep Guardiola has dismissed speculation that club captain Carles Puyol could leave the Camp Nou this summer.

Sampdoria to tempt Adriano with Serie A return

Sampdoria sporting director Beppe Marotta has said that his club would consider making a move for former Internazionale striker Adriano if he was interested in returning to Serie A.

Platini blasts big-spending Real

UEFA president Michel Platini has launched a scathing attack on Real Madrid.

Barca remain keen on Villa

Barcelona president Joan Laporta believes that his club still have a chance of signing Spain international striker David Villa from Valencia this summer.

La Liga's ambition to be bigger than the Premier League

Real have the stars, Barça have the Champions League trophy, and between them they may win over Asia's huge television markets. In Madrid, Pete Jenson reports on the Spanish league's rise to power

Bayern sell Lucio to Inter

Bayern Munich have agreed to sell defender Lucio to Internazionale.

Juventus confirm Melo signing

Juventus have wrapped up the signing of Brazil international midfielder Felipe Melo from Fiorentina, with Marco Marchionni moving in the opposite direction.

Fabiano's AC Milan deal 'dead'

Luis Fabiano's proposed move from Sevilla to AC Milan has reached a "dead end", according to the Italian club.



Fabiano 'wants to join' AC Milan

Luis Fabiano's agent has revealed the Brazil striker has set his heart on a move to AC Milan.

Kaka: 'Ronaldo and I are worth every penny'

Kaka has rejected suggestions that Real Madrid have paid over the odds to sign him and fellow superstar Cristiano Ronaldo this summer.

Real drop interest in Maicon

Real Madrid appear to have dropped their interest in signing Internazionale full-back Douglas Maicon this summer.

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

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Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee