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England and Brazil will meet in a friendly international in Doha in November, the FA said today.

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Lib Dems slam Labour's education failure

The number of teenagers leaving school without five good GCSEs since Labour came to power will pass three million this week, the Liberal Democrats predicted today.

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Take That, Wembley Stadium, London

The knotty problem for bands playing a venue as huge as Wembley Stadium is how to make every single one of the 80,000 fans feel a little bit special. For most of the audience, their idols look no bigger than a grain of rice and if a band's not careful, everyone will leave wondering if it was worth the bother.

Hopes raised for talks to resolve Tube dispute

London Underground said services were running on more than half of its lines today despite a continued strike by Tube workers, as hopes were raised of fresh talks to resolve the dispute.

Fresh rail blow for England fans

Soccer fans heading to Wembley for tonight's World Cup game between England and Andorra were dealt a fresh blow today when it was announced that overground rail services would not be stopping close to the stadium because of the strike by Tube workers.

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Simon Carr: The Speaker spoke &ndash; and everything went wrong

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England kicked off their campaign to host the World Cup in 2018 or 2022 with a launch party at Wembley Stadium.

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