Sport Spain are out of the World Cup after a 2-0 defeat to Chile

The Chelsea boss heaped praise on Chile and Netherlands after La Roja crashed out of the World Cup

Roberto Martinez feels a winter World Cup in 2022 would be very hard for players to cope with mentally

Liverpool v Everton: Roberto Martinez insists Everton can beat rivals despite financial gulf on Merseyside

Blues manager in bullish mood ahead of Tuesday night’s derby

The Sport Matrix: Tuesday 28 January 2014

Gerrard discovers new tension in Mersey rivalry

Lionel Messi has missed out on selection for Uefa's Team of the Year

Transfer news: Barcelona insist Lionel Messi will not be sold, despite PSG rumours

The Argentina international is not for sale at any price says new Barcelona president

Xavi Hernandez of FC Barcelona

Transfer news: Xavi rubbishes Barcelona exit talk

Midfielder insists he is going nowhere

Mata doesn't take naturally do Mourinho's pressing tactics

Transfer news: Juan Mata arrival can lift the entire Manchester United squad and fill them with confidence, claims Gary Neville

Neville admits David Moyes' side have been flat this season but feels Mata's addition could boost their confidence and return them to where they were six months ago

At £37m, Juan Mata has become Manchester United's most expensive ever player - but does that mean he will be a success?

From Wayne Rooney to Juan Sebastian Veron - United's expensive buys have endured mixed fortunes

Diego Costa celebrates scoring for Atletico Madrid

Transfer news: Chelsea reportedly reach verbal agreement for Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa

In form striker could leave La Liga in the summer

Juan Mata says goodbye to Chelsea as a deal is finally reacher for his transfer to Manchester United

Transfer news: Juan Mata targeting the Premier League title after completing £37m Manchester United move

Mata admits he is hungry for more success in his first interview since joining the reigning Premier League champions

Manchester United are yet to lodge a bid for 18-year-old Southampton left-back Luke Shaw, though a move is possible this week

Luke Shaw: Manchester United face race against time to win duel as Chelsea challenge for Southampton star

Rooney talks on new contract smoothed by United’s plans

Postcard from... Madrid

Tiger Woods looks on from the first hole during the second round at Torrey Pines

Tiger Woods lost for words as he matches worst score on US soil at Torrey Pines

Tiger Woods endured one of the worst days of his distinguished career as he shot a 79 at the Farmers Insurance Open on Saturday to miss the third-round cut.

Nigel Goldman was quite open about his life in his autobiography, 'High Stakes: How I Blew £14 million'

High-roller on the Costa del Sol Nigel Goldman disappears ‘with investors’ millions’

Flamboyant businessman cannot be found by his clients

Coventry City's Blair Adams (right) and Arsenal's Carl Jenkinson battle for the ball

Carl Jenkinson: Arsenal have the right ingredients to go and win the Premier League

Right-back lauds the defence which has conceded two goals since December

Real Madrid want to take advantage of Wayne Rooney’s desire to play in the Champions League

Manchester United open Wayne Rooney contract talks with Juan Mata capture set to fend off Chelsea interest - reports

Rooney's contract expires at the end of next season but the acquisition of Mata could lead to the striker extending his stay at Old Trafford

Jermaine Pennant has left Stoke with immediate effect, the club have confirmed

Transfer news: Jermaine Pennant on the lookout for a new club after Stoke confirm his departure

The Potters chose not to activate a clause in his contract that would have seen him stay until the end of the season

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