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

South Korea put England in the shade

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Football: Ferguson defends Strachan remarks

SIR ALEX FERGUSON yesterday stood by his criticism of the former Manchester United player Gordon Strachan, even though the two men were meeting at Highfield Road last night.

United's Brown is out for season

ON THE day that Manchester United prepared to spend pounds 3m on a talented teenager from football's basement, one of their homegrown youngsters received a bitter blow when he was ruled out for the season.

Letter: World football is a club game

Sir: The inference from Kay Schlich's correspondence (Letters, 24 June) is that Arsenal are guilty of double-standards by playing friendlies in Malaysia, while criticising the number of matches played during the season (particularly internationals). There are two reasons why Arsene Wenger is not being hypocritical.

Wimbledon `99: Regions to be cheerful as school breaks up

The national ideal is suddenly a thing of the past. By Steve Tongue

Football: Lessons ahead for Taylor's class

European Under-21 Championship: One-goal victory over Bulgaria hides young England's need for cohesion

Football: Tension calls for the cool head of Irwin

Nick Townsend talks to the United veteran about the final mind game

Football: Ferguson says Stam and Giggs are `50-50'

MANCHESTER UNITED have only a slight chance of going into tomorrow night's Premiership game at Liverpool with Jaap Stam and Ryan Giggs in their starting line-up.

Football: Keegan led by innocence of youth

THE HUNGARIAN media revived Kevin Keegan's old nickname, Mighty Mouse, when he arrived in Budapest this week, but, to judge from his belief in youth, the England coach has more in common with Disney's famous rodent.

Football: Signs of revival in a country of fabled heritage

Paul Newman sees a new generation attempting to breathe fresh life into Hungary's footballing tradition

Football: Ferguson dips into gold reserves

United's treble dream lives on but manager and chairman head for a collision over cash

Football: Premier clubs to escape Fifa ban

FOOTBALL'S WORLD governing body, Fifa, have threatened to ban clubs if they do not release players for the World Under-20 Championships in Nigeria next month, but the Football Association has insisted that Premiership clubs will not be weakened.

Football: Cup no relegation issue for Fergie

Nick Townsend says Wembley remains a coveted goal for high flyers

Football: Record crowd expected

THE ATTENDANCE record for an England Under-21 international will be broken when Peter Taylor's side take on France at Derby's Pride Park tonight.

Football: A chance to forget the Upson downs

MATTHEW UPSON heard last week that his dream of becoming a regular member of Arsenal's defence had been put on hold.
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Miguel Layun is a star in Mexico where he was criticised for leaving to join Watford. But he says he sees the bigger picture
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