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German youngster seemingly very unlikely to join the north London club this January

Domenech era ends, fittingly, with a needless argument

France 1 South africa 2

Domenech lays into 'imbeciles' and prepares to drop ringleaders

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James Lawton: Is Fifa intent on becoming sport's sinister Big Brother?

One problem for the provisional government established by Fifa here for the duration of this World Cup is that it is running so far behind the efficiency levels of the one outlined by George Orwell in his novel "Nineteen Eighty-Four".

Hernandez leaves France on the brink

France 0 Mexico 2

Last Night's TV: Tiger Woods: The Rise and Fall, Channel 4 </br> Gareth Malone Goes to Glyndebourne, BBC2

Is there any scandal less in need of a feature-length documentary than that of Tiger Woods? The unedifying details of his private life were, after all, spread across every supermarket tabloid, every newspaper, every magazine and every news channel for months on end. And now almost half-a-year after the whole mucky thing exploded into view: 80-odd minutes more, courtesy of Channel 4.

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France v Mexico; Today, 7.30pm, BBC1

Ribéry fails to build on Diaby platform

On the side of a flyover in Cape Town, as the motorway slithers down to one of the world's great waterfronts, is an electronic tally of the number of goals scored in what in South Africa they refer to as the "Mother City". The day after the opening game at Green Point, it was still reading zero.

Ian Holloway: If I was Fabio I&rsquo;d keep Green for next game... but tell him now

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Lacklustre France held to draw by 10-man Uruguay

France 0 Uruguay 0

West Ham target Henry and Joe Cole

West Ham have not given up hope of bringing Joe Cole and Thierry Henry to the club, co-chairman David Gold has revealed.

Domenech struggles to fight off French revolution over Henry

The France manager, Raymond Domenech, is facing a revolt from within his squad, the players demanding that he reinstate Thierry Henry for their opening World Cup fixture against Uruguay.

Flashback: No 17. 2002: France humbled by Diop

Senegal's Papa Bouba Diop turns the ball in as holders France suffer a shock 1-0 defeat in the opening game of the 2002 World Cup in Seoul.

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