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Spain: marathon men

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

Ian Holloway: 'Liverpool will need £16m if they want Adam'

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.

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