Sport Oribe Peralta of Mexico in action against New Zealand

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Wasteful Torres lets world crown slip

One minute they had dreams of being world No 1, the next they were facing up to the reality of Capital One – and a cup-tie with Leeds that may not be entirely dissimilar to this gruelling final against Corinthians.

Album: Jordi Savall, Pro Pacem – Hespèrion XXI (Alia Vox)

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Paolo Guerrero

Corinthians await Chelsea or Monterrey in the final of the Club World Cup

Brazilian side beat Al-Ahly 1-0

Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez

Monterrey manager targets historic victory over Chelsea

Mexican side face European champions in semi-final of Club World Cup

Benitez finally gets warm welcome as Chelsea's manager

Rafael Benitez looked a man at ease, 70 floors up in Chelsea's swanky hotel in Yokohama Bay, with its unrestricted views of Mount Fuji. Perhaps he was reflecting on the adoring welcome that has been afforded him and his team since they landed in Japan on Sunday. After all, it is at odds with the reception he has been used to since replacing Roberto Di Matteo as manager.

Diageo calls time on Jose Cuervo talks

Drinks giant Diageo has called time on its bid to buy Mexico's Jose Cuervo tequila brand, ending year-long talks.

Rafa Benitez and Chelsea were greeted by adoring fans on arrival in Japan

Rafael Benitez finally gets a warm welcome as Chelsea manager... 6,000 miles away

Blues in Japan for the Club World Cup

Rare hiccup for Diageo as it fails to swallow Jose Cuervo

Drinks giant Diageo has proved its acquisition strategy is not invincible by calling time on its bid to buy Mexico’s Jose Cuervo tequila brand, bringing to an end year-long talks.

Petr Cech (L) and head coach Rafael Benitez arrive in Japan

Petr Cech relishing Club World Cup with Chelsea

Tournament not an unwelcome distraction

Frank Lampard's World Cup goal was ruled out

Technology is put on the line for first time

Systems compete at Club World Cup. All they need now is a disputed goal

Manny Pacquiao (left) will fight Juan Manuel Marquez for a fourth time at the MGM in Las Vegas tonight

Boxing: Marquez seeks trial of strength with Pacquiao

Mexican uses services of controversial coach to bulk up for fourth fight against nemesis tonight

Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney

Manchester United 'to tour' Australia next summer

Wayne Rooney and co will be going down under according to reports

Gunpowder residue found on the hands of Mexican beauty queen killed in shoot-out

Authorities had said previously that Maria Susana Flores Gamez might have been used as a human shield

Mexico’s new president, Enrique Peña Nieto, will be sworn in today

Stakes are high as Mexico's new President bids to end the bloodshed caused by drug conflict

Enrique Peña Nieto takes office with calls to pursue the drug barons and protect the public

Activists display a banner with pictures of missing people during a protest in May

Mexico: More than 25,000 people disappear in six years

Unpublished official figures show cost of chaos and violence enveloping country in fight against drug gangs

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