Milan 4 Arsenal 0
Mano Menezes has defended his Brazil team, insisting that his record was not "all negative" after they were eliminated in the quarter-final of the Copa America on Sunday night. Brazil lost 2-0 on penalties to Paraguay after drawing 0-0 in 120 minutes. Brazilian newspaper O Globo described it as an act of "historical incompetence".
There are more than three years to go before Brazil hosts the 2014 World Cup, but the pressure is already building. At home the pace of stadium and infrastructure development is so slow that Fifa have already expressed concern, and impending budget cuts forced by the global recession are unlikely to help.
Tottenham Hotspur 0 Milan 0 (Tottenham win 1-0 on aggregate)
Ghosts of Christmas past will stalk Manchester City for as long as they fail to lift silverware. One of them is Robinho, who claimed yesterday that while he was a City player he had talked his compatriot Kaka out of signing two years ago.
Argentina 1 Brazil 0
AC Milan striker Robinho insists he is willing to spend time on the bench with three other high-class forwards challenging for a starting role in Massimiliano Allegri's side.
Manchester City expect to carry a £120m annual loss for two years and their wage bill seems on course to top £150m in next October's end-of-year results.
When Roman Abramovich acquired Chelsea in 2003 and was buying new players with indecent haste, he set his heart on bringing the flamboyant talents of Ronaldinho to Stamford Bridge and said as much to the then manager Claudio Ranieri.
Manchester City forward Robinho will be a target for Milan should the Italian team fail in their efforts to bring Zlatan Ibrahimovic to San Siro.
Robinho has turned down a formal offer from Fenerbahce hoping to leave Manchester City for a Spanish or Italian club before the August 31 transfer deadline.
Barcelona have dismissed rumours suggesting they are interested in bringing Manchester City striker Robinho to the Camp Nou.
Manchester City may be facing the prospect of paying Robinho, the most expensive footballer in the history of the English game, to sit in the stands as the player prepares to head back to pre-season training against his wishes.
Mancini's spending spree will be biggest of any English club ever, but City see it as only way to smash the cartel.
Robinho is likely to become Manchester City's first big name sacrifice in their attempt to recoup £50m worth of transfer spending. The 26-year-old has been linked with a move to Milan, who have been watching the player with some interest since his stint on loan at Brazilian club Santos, and he could prove a valuable replacement for Ronaldinho, should his reported move to Flamengo be completed.
Tantrums and strife are a thing of the past. Holland are finally at one, and now the world is at their feet.