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Ferdinand out of World Cup

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Sport on TV: Fabio's females keep abreast of the World Cup's other half

Given Jermain Defoe's success at scoring and finishing, it's surprising that he's not the first name on Fabio Capello's teamsheet. Unfortunately, however, we're talking women, not goals. On Wags, Kids and World Cup Dreams (BBC3, Sunday) we follow five of our footballers' accessories as they travel to some of the hotbeds of deprivation in South Africa. But a week before the trip Defoe's squeeze, the topless model Imogen Thomas, went through his text messages and walked out after finding a flurry of flirtations. As a striker he could not defend the indefensible.

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West Ham admit Zola may leave

West Ham co-owner David Gold admits there is a very real possibility that his efforts to persuade Gianfranco Zola to stay on as manager may ultimately prove to be in vain.

Parker untouchable as Hammers clear house

The owners of West Ham United are preparing for a huge clear-out of players and are already shopping for replacements, with a bid of £4m for midfielder Graham Dorrans which has been rejected by West Bromwich.

West Ham resolve puts smile back on Zola's face

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Say a little prayer for me, asks Zola

When Gianfranco Zola was asked after West Ham's sixth successive defeat last Saturday whether he would still be in charge of the team at Everton this weekend, there was a longish pause before he replied: "I think so." So he will be, but the pause and the necessity to consider the matter during a three-day break back home in Sardinia illustrated how differently the "project" that Zola continues to refer to has panned out since he walked into Upton Park with such high hopes for his first management position 19 months ago.

Players give backing to Zola

West Ham striker Mido insists the whole squad are behind under-fire manager Gianfranco Zola.

Sullivan's rage spells end for Zola

West Ham manager's days appear numbered as owner fumes at 'pathetic' displays

Upson reacts to Sullivan comments

West Ham captain Matthew Upson has dismissed criticism from the club's co-owner David Sullivan as "irrelevant".

West Ham cast doubt over Zola but insist his job is safe for now

Owners say keeping manager until end of season is best option to protect Premier League survival chances

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