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The Real Madrid forward must continue to work hard says the three-time World Cup winner

BOOK OF THE WEEK: Rare blooms flourish in garden of jargon

Moving the Goalposts

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There is a fine line to be drawn between the viciously callous and the coldly competent

In the verbal overkill of this sporting life, legitimate hardness is frequently put forward as calculated malice. Thuggery, of course, is off the board, but it is ridiculous to suppose that a case cannot be made for legal aggression.

Football: Marseilles welcomes the world to their party

The eyes of the world will be on Marseilles as the French city hosts tonight's World Cup draw. It is most ambitious draw in the tournament's history - possibly, reflects Glenn Moore in the ancient port, too ambitious.

Education: Sir Pele lends his support

Pele, the legendary former Brazilian footballer, with Tony Banks, the sports minister, at Stamford Bridge in south-west London yesterday to learn about the football-related scheme to encourage children to do their homework.

A game of two halves with football's first agony aunt

I am glad to welcome today the very first football agony aunt in any national newspaper, Aunt Ron Bagshaw. Ron played football for most of the teams in today's Football League, and was variously know as the Hard Man of Hull, the Pele of Peterborough and the Nancy Boy of Notts County.

Football: Seven Englishmen step into the Hall of Fame

Twenty more players were voted into the International Football Hall of Fame yesterday. Glenn Moore, our Football Correspondent, was on the voting panel and explains the background to some of the choices.

Football: Pele tops our poll for the Hall of Fame

Nobody ever doubted who would be the first player through the door of the International Football Hall of Fame. Pele won the World Cup with Brazil in 1958, 1962 and 1970, was awarded 92 caps and scored 77 international goals. He hit 1,283 goals at the top level, 12 of them in World Cup finals alone.

Football: The pitman who signed up Pele

Simon Turnbull reports on a North-east pioneer preaching the American soccer gospel

Football: Heartened by the joy of Juninho

FA CUP FINAL COUNTDOWN: Ken Jones is not the only observer to be impressed by Middlesbrough's diminutive, tireless midfield magician

Juninho wants Pele and Zico at Wembley

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The perfect stage for a giant talent

Simon Turnbull says Wembley and Juninho were made for each other

Footballing mayor aims to be Russia's president

Moscow's dynamic but autocratic Yuri Luzhkov is well in the running to replace ailing Boris Yeltsin, writes Phil Reeves
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