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

Gus Poyet’s team was the more balanced

Analysis: Gus Poyet methods in Capital One Cup success give Sunderland stomach for Premier League survival battle

Under former manager Paolo Di Canio, Lee Cattermole was lost – a totem of the the Italian’s dislocated relationship with his players

Neymar’s fee was originally quoted as €57m but a court has heard the true cost to Barça was €100m

Pete Jenson: The Nou Camp may one day have a mausoleum but Barcelona hope Neymar deal does not return to haunt them

A Different League: The Brazilian's fee was originally quoted as €57m but a court has heard the true cost to the Catalan giants was €100m

The Sport Matrix: Thursday 23 January 2014

Sunderland win on penalties to book date at Wembley

Marina Ginesta: Socialist activist whose photograph became one of the most memorable images of the Spanish Civil War

When Marina Ginesta heard on 18 July 1936 that the Spanish military had risen against the country's democratically elected government, her first thought was that the army's rebellion was to stop the People's Olympiad, the alternative Olympic Games in Barcelona planned in protest against those held in Nazi Germany in the same summer. "We had no idea what was really happening, we were that innocent," Ginesta, then a member of Spain's Socialist Youth movement and helping to organise the Olympiad, recalled.

The offices of the Guardian newspaper in central London

Guardian website blocked in China after it ran a story on the wealth of its rulers' families

China has blocked the websites of The Guardian and other media organisations which published stories about the offshore holdings of relatives of the country’s leading figures.

David Moyes smiles after Manchester United beat Swansea 2-0
Manchester United are reportedly set to overcome fervent efforts from Atlético Madrid to hijack their £40m-plus move for Juan Mata

Transfer news round up: Manchester United close in on Mata; Rooney fancied by Real Madrid; Arsenal rejoin the hunt for Rodrigo

Your guide to the biggest stories of the day as the transfer window slowly hots up

Arena da Baixada

World Cup 2014: Spain and Australia plans could be hit after Fifa threaten to axe Curitiba stadium

The venue is due to host four group stage matches at this summer's tournament

The boomerang generation: A lack of affordable housing is putting huge strain on young lives

For the first time in years, housing is a top five issue for voters

Manchester United v Sunderland: Tom Cleverley admits United have re-set targets for the season

Retaining their Premier League crown looks impossible, but they are just two wins away from winning the Capital One Cup

Juan Mata walks past Jose Mourinho after being substituted

Is Chelsea midfielder Juan Mata right for Manchester United? The case for and against a £40m move

Former Manchester United player Gary Neville has said Mata does not fit into United's 'philosophy', however The Independent's Kevin Garside says the Spaniard is a good fit for David Moyes' side

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

Comment: Why are Chelsea willing to sell Juan Mata to Manchester United?

Respect is part of reason Jose Mourinho will cash in on Spaniard

5 ways to... follow Dalí

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Oscar Ustari

Transfer news: Oscar Ustari signs for Sunderland in time to play against Manchester United

The goalkeeper is expected to take his place on the bench for Wednesday's Capital One Cup semi-final

Chelsea's Spanish midfielder Juan Mata vies with Swansea City's Welsh defender Neil Taylor (AFP)

Transfer news: Juan Mata does not fit in with the Manchester United 'philosophy', warns Gary Neville

Former United defender feels his experience of the Premier League and creativity would lift the side and would fulfil the big-name player David Moyes needs to sign

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