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

Ronaldinho denies 'mega party' rumours

AC Milan forward Ronaldinho has denied reports he held a 'mega party' before his side's 2-0 Serie A defeat to Inter Milan last month.

Leonardo predicts 'extraordinary' Milan derby

AC Milan coach Leonardo believes Sunday night's Milan derby could not have come at a better time for his side.

Eurozone: Guardiola in no hurry as Barça cruise

"It would be best if he made a decision before April," said Barcelona president Joan Laporta regarding Pep Guardiola's future. That was just before Saturday night's stylish 4-0 demotion of Seville had taken Barça five points clear at the top. After the game the president was back-pedalling. "Of course we are not setting a deadline. He will know the right moment to sit down and talk." Laporta is well aware that in this particular game of hold 'em, fold 'em his six-times trophy-winning coach has all the cards.

Beckham marks latest Milan debut with victory

Midfielder plays in front of Capello as Milan go second with 5-2 thrashing of Genoa

Lionel Messi: A rare talent

When Pep Guardiola took over from Frank Rijkaard at Barcelona 18 months ago, Lionel Messi's favourite local steakhouse in the city's affluent Sarria-Sant Gervasi neighbourhood was right at the top of his 'to do' list.

Maicon on verge of new Inter Milan deal

Internazionale full-back Maicon is believed to be on the verge of signing a new long-term deal with the Serie A champions, according to his agent Antonio Caliendo.

Brazil: The most glorious time warp in sport

No team in history have spun beauty and style into a glorious winning discipline quite like the South Americans - and the modern team still carry the flame. As he watches them train, James Lawton sees why Capello's men face the ultimate challenge tonight

Leonardo's position more secure after Milan victory over Roma

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Spartans cause stir in Valencia

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Dunga ducks Brazilian flair for practical climb to glory

Favourites qualified for South Africa at a canter – but not in the style to which a nation has long been accustomed

Mark Fleming: Why the Mutu I knew should be given a break

Some people in football never learn, but Adrian Mutu is proving to be one of the exceptions. The flamboyant Romanian who was bombed out of Chelsea in disgrace in 2004 for taking cocaine has been rebuilding his life and his career for the last three years with Fiorentina.

Under-20 World Cup rising stars

The Under-20 World Cup in Egypt will once again provide a stage for the next generation of stars with the likes of Diego Maradona, Ronaldinho and Thierry Henry emerging from this competition in previous years.

Ronaldinho: 'I'm not retiring'

Ronaldinho has denied speculation in the Spanish press he is considering retiring from football at the end of the season.

Leonardo: Ronaldinho 'not the player he once was'

AC Milan coach Leonardo has conceded that Ronaldinho is not the player he once was.

Mourinho frustrated after Bari peg back champions

Jose Mourinho's Internazioinale side suffered an embarrassing draw on the opening weekend against Serie A new boys Bari while Milan took three Ronaldinho-inspired points at Siena.

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