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

A Day That Shook The World: Pele's World Cup Final performance thrills crowds

On 29 June 1958, the greatest player in the history of football made his presence felt in the World Cup Final

Bolt and Pele line up to back rival stadium bids

In the claret and blue corner is Usain Bolt, in the blue and white Pele.

'Tell Him He's Pele,' by Phil Shaw

"It's my birthday tomorrow, so obviously that was an early Christmas present from the lads," said Sam Allardyce as the Blackburn manager rejoiced in victory, thus ensuring himself an entry in Phil Shaw's latest collection of football quotes.

Chelsea target Neymar signs new Santos deal

Santos have tied down their sought-after striker Neymar to a new five-year contract following interest in the teenager from clubs in Europe.

James Lawton: Will Spain join the immortals? One day perhaps, but not until they bring more goals

Great teams tend to score lots of goals in different ways. The brilliant Brazilians of 1970 tallied 19. But in South Africa, Spain scored just eight goals

James Lawton: Magic in Maradona's madness burns brighter than ever after Dunga's defeat

There is something more poignant than the traditional dismay of Brazil when they are ejected from the tournament they have reason to believe they own, this time by a Dutch team they had come to genuinely admire and fear over the last few days.

The Highlight Reel: Red-card offensive

Days after the Paraguayan President, Fernando Lugo, publicly congratulated the national team for securing their place in the quarter-finals, Senator Alfredo Jaegli used a football theme to express his disagreement with the President's performance. Jaegli donned a comical hat and brandished a mock red card during Lugo's annual address on government plans and achievements, presumably ruling the President out of the next meeting.

Brazil! Brazil! Udderbelly, South Bank, London<br/>Tap Dogs, Novello, London

A night of keepy-uppy and caipirinhas, let down by some sloppy finishing

Maradona: Charming, combative &ndash; and a great manager too?

In Johannesburg, James Lawton enters the ever-surprising world of Diego Maradona

Messi vs Maradona: Battle of the maestros

For his club he is the best player on the planet, but for his country Lionel Messi appears almost human. Could it be that Argentina's coach wants it that way? Robin Scott-Elliot investigates

Robinho eager to remain in Brazil

Robinho has admitted he would love to make his loan move to Santos permanent.

Back trouble limits Mowbray ambitions

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Great Sporting Moments: Brazil 4 Italy 1, 1970 World Cup final

To those who were there, and to the millions who watched it on television, the final of the 1970 World Cup was the consummate celebration of football, in which the good guys won - and won beautifully. Brian Viner looks back on a day of pure sporting joy.
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The case for a 'tranquility map' of England
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It may be a paradox, but the industry loves it
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Could have done with Osama bin Laden staying alive?

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Evolution of swimwear

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Sun, sex and an anthropological study

One academic’s summer of hell in Magaluf
From Shakespeare to Rising Damp... to Vicious

Frances de la Tour's 50-year triumph

'Rising Damp' brought De la Tour such recognition that she could be forgiven if she'd never been able to move on. But at 70, she continues to flourish - and to beguile
'That Whitsun, I was late getting away...'

Ian McMillan on the Whitsun Weddings

This weekend is Whitsun, and while the festival may no longer resonate, Larkin's best-loved poem, lives on - along with the train journey at the heart of it
Kathryn Williams explores the works and influences of Sylvia Plath in a new light

Songs from the bell jar

Kathryn Williams explores the works and influences of Sylvia Plath
How one man's day in high heels showed him that Cannes must change its 'no flats' policy

One man's day in high heels

...showed him that Cannes must change its 'flats' policy
Is a quiet crusade to reform executive pay bearing fruit?

Is a quiet crusade to reform executive pay bearing fruit?

Dominic Rossi of Fidelity says his pressure on business to control rewards is working. But why aren’t other fund managers helping?
The King David Hotel gives precious work to Palestinians - unless peace talks are on

King David Hotel: Palestinians not included

The King David is special to Jerusalem. Nick Kochan checked in and discovered it has some special arrangements, too
More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years

End of the Aussie brain drain

More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years
Meditation is touted as a cure for mental instability but can it actually be bad for you?

Can meditation be bad for you?

Researching a mass murder, Dr Miguel Farias discovered that, far from bringing inner peace, meditation can leave devotees in pieces
Eurovision 2015: Australians will be cheering on their first-ever entrant this Saturday

Australia's first-ever Eurovision entrant

Australia, a nation of kitsch-worshippers, has always loved the Eurovision Song Contest. Maggie Alderson says it'll fit in fine