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Jose Bosingwa will not play for Portugal while Paulo Bento is in charge, the Chelsea defender was quoted as saying by sports daily 'A Bola' on Tuesday.
Ricardo Carvalho retired from international football last night ahead of Portugal's Euro 2012 qualifier against Cyprus, with the Real Madrid defender saying he had been "disrespected" before he walked out of Paulo Bento's squad.
Club keen on Porto manager Villas-Boas after Italian is dismissed for 'falling short of expectations'
Lionel Messi did much to grow his ever more vibrant mystique. He ran into space with routine genius and took Ricardo Carvalho repeatedly to the edge of oblivion
Real Madrid 3 Lyons 0 (Real win 4-1 on aggregate)
Real Madrid's 1-1 Champions League draw at Lyons on Tuesday went some way towards ending their jinx against the French club but the players were frustrated at their failure to secure a decisive victory.
It is reported from Copenhagen that Fabio Capello has been "forced into admitting" that at some point in the near future he may drop Wayne Rooney.
Roman Abramovich certainly pays his managers handsomely, and Carlo Ancelotti is no exception with an annual salary estimated to be £6.5m. However, that does not mean the job is always a comfortable existence, as Ancelotti has found in the past 10 days.
Chelsea will have to soldier on without both first-choice centre-halves after it emerged yesterday that John Terry and Alex both have chronic injury problems.
One defeat does not constitute a crisis at Chelsea these days, not even an emphatic 3-0 beating by Sunderland at Stamford Bridge. However the manner of the defeat, the way the Double winners were so comprehensively outplayed, hints at deep-seated problems within the club that cannot be fixed with double sessions on the training ground.
Jose Mourinho has invoked an expression common to fictional New Jersey Mafia boss Tony Soprano to remind his players of the importance of Tuesday's King's Cup last 32 first leg against lowly Real Murcia.
The Chelsea defender Michael Mancienne has agreed another season-long loan with Wolverhampton Wanderers after the Premier League champions refused to budge on a £5m asking price for the defender.
Champions' main summer deal under threat as Neymar is offered new contract by Santos
After signing young talents from around the world, Ancelotti seems intent on consigning them to the margins
Jose Mourinho has beaten his former club Chelsea and Sir Alex Ferguson to secure the signing of Mesut Ozil, the German playmaker who was one of the stars of this summer's World Cup, for his refashioned Real Madrid.