Sport Ronaldinho with Scolari

Brazilian legend improves his chances of making the Brazil squad by securing Turkish move

Atletico Mineiro forward Ronaldinho (L) celebrates with his teammate Jo after scoring a goal during their semi-final - however it wasn't enough to see them through to the final

Ronaldinho expects World Cup 2014 hopes are over after Atletico Mineiro suffer shock exit from Club World Cup

The Brazilian side were beaten by Raja Casablanca

Joe Hart holds his head in his hands after Fernando Torres' late winner gave Chelsea a 2-1 win over Manchester City

David Seaman critical of Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini for dropping Joe Hart

The England No 1 made a number of high profile errors, leading to his relegation to the bench

Philippe Coutinho

World Cup dream drives Liverpool forward Philippe Coutinho

The Brazilian ended last season in fine form

Joe Hart fails to stop James Morrison’s shot at Wembley on Wednesday

England 3 Scotland 2: Roy Hodgson resists changing for change's sake after Joe Hart's howler at Wembley

England manager will put his goalkeeper under scrutiny as competition increases for No 1 jersey

Atletico Mineiro's players celebrate after winning the Libertadores Cup
Gareth Bale with the a copy of Fifa 14

Fifa 14: Tottenham forward Gareth Bale selected to appear on cover

The Welshman will appear alongside Lionel Messi on the latest addition of the game

Neymar takes part in a training session with Brazil

Danny Welbeck talks of the 'magic that sets Brazil apart '

England will play the five time World Cup winners on Sunday

Neymar: 'golden boy'

Brazil's golden boy Neymar is ready for Barcelona

After missing out on last night's Champions' League final, Barcelona are confident of starting next season with the Brazilian forward Neymar installed alongside the World Player of the Year, Lionel Messi.

Chile's Marcos Gonzalez (2nd L) celebrates with teammates after scoring against Brazil, during their friendly football match at the Mineirao stadium

Brazil booed by own fans during draw with Chile

 Luiz Felipe Scolari's side were playing their first friendly at a 2014 World Cup stadium

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney at West Ham

Kevin Garside: If Wayne Rooney stays at Manchester United, it won't be on his terms

Rooney is a phantom of the player he was in his early twenties

Ronaldino celebrates a goal before ugly scenes mar the match

Violent scenes in Brazil after Atletico Mineiro beat Arsenal overshadow Ronaldinho show in the Copa Libertadores

Gun carrying police became involved in ugly clashes in Brazil

A Blackburn Rovers fan holds up a poster in protest against the club's owners Venkys

Blackburn Rovers under Venky's - a rollercoaster ride

The Indian owners today sacked manager Michael Appleton

Wayne Rooney celebrates his goal with Glen Johnson

Wayne Rooney attempts to put victory over Brazil in perspective

Striker more concerned by World Cup qualifiers

Fred (centre) celebrates his goal with Neymar (right) and Paulinho

Brazil desperately in need of Luiz Felipe Scolari's sure touch

Chelsea's Oscar easily outshone the much-hyped Neymar

Frank Lampard celebrates his goal with Danny Welbeck

England v Brazil live from Wembley: As it happened

Minute-by-minute text commentary of England's friendly match against Brazil.

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