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France will have recognised Didier Deschamps as the only candidate with the clout to bang galactico heads together
Germany captain Phillip Lahm has promised fans a “footballing classic” in the semi-finals of Euro 2012 regardless of the outcome of England’s quarter-final match-up with Italy.
Spain have every right to be exhausted after four taxing years of almost non-stop action but the chance to claim a unique treble is spurring them on. By Pete Jenson
Midfielder Xabi Alonso has urged his Real Madrid team-mates to move on after they were knocked out of the Champions League by arch rivals Barcelona.
Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva is optimistic about the future after signing a new long-term contract with the club.
The Blackpool manager, Ian Holloway, has suggested that Liverpool may need to part with £16m to secure the services of the midfielder Charlie Adam. Damien Comolli's telephone call on Sunday asking how much the club want for the player was the latest to be rebuffed.
Scotland manager Craig Levein defended his widely criticised defensive approach yesterday, but said he would "have a go" at the world champions Spain in tonight's Euro 2012 qualifier.
Liverpool midfielder Alberto Aquilani is set to be loaned out to a club back in his native Italy.
Holland have been somewhat ungracious in defeat.
Former Liverpool star Xabi Alonso regards himself as a lucky man to get the chance to play alongside a team full of stars with Spain.
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Real Madrid are closing in on the transfer of Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso.
Real Madrid head coach Manuel Pellegrini has admitted that he would like to bring Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso to the Bernabeu.
Real Madrid are set to exploit Arsenal’s financial woes by making an ambitious swoop for Cesc Fabregas.
Jorge Valdano admits Real Madrid are some distance away from Liverpool's valuation of Xabi Alonso.