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Roy Keane says England players didn't perform, dismisses Rooney criticism
# Straight Talking
From The42
# Straight Talking

Roy Keane says England players didn't perform, dismisses Rooney criticism

Jul 7th 2014, 4:15 PM 15,350 Views 15 Comments

Roy Hodgson’s men failed to win a game in Group D, as Costa Rica and Uruguay progressed into the knockout stages.

Van Gaal guards against complacency ahead of Costa Rica quarter-final
# Dutch Gold
From The42
# Dutch Gold

Van Gaal guards against complacency ahead of Costa Rica quarter-final

Jul 5th 2014, 12:15 AM 2,837 Views 3 Comments

“We should not underestimate Costa Rica. It is going to be a very tough match,” says LVG.

'Honoured' Nemanja Vidic gets to work with new club Inter
# Italian Job
From The42
# Italian Job

'Honoured' Nemanja Vidic gets to work with new club Inter

Jul 4th 2014, 8:42 PM 5,387 Views 16 Comments

‘I achieved everything at Man United, now I’m here because I want to prove myself again,’ says the Serb.

Ochoa in high demand, says agent
# Six Fingers
From The42
# Six Fingers

Ochoa in high demand, says agent

Jul 2nd 2014, 6:30 AM 8,099 Views 4 Comments

No-one ever regretted buying someone based on a tournament performance.

United front important for French success, says Cabaye
# Les Bleus
From The42
# Les Bleus

United front important for French success, says Cabaye

Jun 30th 2014, 7:30 AM 3,305 Views 0 Comments

The French take on Nigeria today with a place in the last-eight on the line.

Hitzfeld: Anything is possible against Argentina
# I Will In My Swiss
From The42
# I Will In My Swiss

Hitzfeld: Anything is possible against Argentina

Jun 29th 2014, 12:17 AM 3,748 Views 2 Comments

They take on one of the tournament favourites on Tuesday.

Suarez ban 'too severe', says Fred
# AH LUIS LUIS
From The42
# AH LUIS LUIS

Suarez ban 'too severe', says Fred

Jun 27th 2014, 10:38 AM 4,640 Views 24 Comments

The striker’s union is backing their exiled Uruguayan colleague, it seems.

Bilbao confirm rejected United bid for Ander Herrera
# WINDOW PAIN
From The42
# WINDOW PAIN

Bilbao confirm rejected United bid for Ander Herrera

Jun 26th 2014, 10:34 AM 5,683 Views 28 Comments

Ed Woodward’s £36million pounds is no good around here.

Babatunde set to miss rest of World Cup after horrific arm injury
# Ouch
From The42
# Ouch

Babatunde set to miss rest of World Cup after horrific arm injury

Jun 26th 2014, 10:22 AM 5,428 Views 3 Comments

A powerful shot from teammate Ogenyi Onazi caused the injury.

I will not resign, insists returning Roy Hodgson
# Three Lions
From The42
# Three Lions

I will not resign, insists returning Roy Hodgson

Jun 26th 2014, 9:11 AM 2,037 Views 9 Comments

The England boss reckons he’s the right man for the euro 2016 campaign.

Cabaye credits Deschamps for French revolution at World Cup
# Water Carrier
From The42
# Water Carrier

Cabaye credits Deschamps for French revolution at World Cup

Jun 25th 2014, 10:35 AM 2,782 Views 0 Comments

Les Blues go into tonight’s Group E finale almost assured of top spot, and the current midfielder says it’s all down to his predecessor.

Ghana FA president denies match-fixing claims
# Response
From The42
# Response

Ghana FA president denies match-fixing claims

Jun 24th 2014, 1:09 AM 2,680 Views 1 Comment

The Ghanaians also confirmed they had reported the matter to FIFA.

Louis van Gaal suggests FIFA favour Brazil
# Controversial
From The42
# Controversial

Louis van Gaal suggests FIFA favour Brazil

Jun 22nd 2014, 10:32 PM 7,178 Views 26 Comments

Bad refereeing decisions have led to claims that the governing body were giving preferential treatment.

Young English players don't want to play international football anymore - Redknapp
# A Bit More Gut
From The42
# A Bit More Gut

Young English players don't want to play international football anymore - Redknapp

Jun 22nd 2014, 1:29 PM 7,642 Views 11 Comments

“When I was at Tottenham two or three international players did not want to play for England,” he said.

Eamon Dunphy won't be happy as David Luiz completes £50million move to PSG
# Pastures New
From The42
# Pastures New

Eamon Dunphy won't be happy as David Luiz completes £50million move to PSG

Jun 13th 2014, 6:39 PM 7,815 Views 13 Comments

The Irish pundit believes the Brazilian defender would be “a liability in the League of Ireland”.

Pirlo: Italy 'always' perform against England
# Bearded Gentleman
From The42
# Bearded Gentleman

Pirlo: Italy 'always' perform against England

Jun 12th 2014, 12:52 PM 2,979 Views 12 Comments

The Juve dead-ball specialist fancies his chances against the Three Lions.

Maradona compares Brazil final scalp to an 'orgasm'
# El Diez
From The42
# El Diez

Maradona compares Brazil final scalp to an 'orgasm'

Jun 11th 2014, 10:11 PM 7,471 Views 14 Comments

Winning a tournament is a lot like making love to a beautiful woman.

England better equipped to deal with Pirlo, says Hodgson
# Italian Job
From The42
# Italian Job

England better equipped to deal with Pirlo, says Hodgson

Jun 10th 2014, 2:11 PM 3,040 Views 6 Comments

Is he gonna play Danny Welbeck in the Park Ji Sung role?

Cristiano Ronaldo in contention to play against Ireland
# Star
From The42
# Star

Cristiano Ronaldo in contention to play against Ireland

Jun 9th 2014, 12:05 AM 8,210 Views 21 Comments

The Real Madrid star has missed Portugal’s last two World Cup warm-up games against Greece and Mexico

Argentina team pose with provocative Falklands banner ahead of Slovenia game
# Politics
From The42
# Politics

Argentina team pose with provocative Falklands banner ahead of Slovenia game

Jun 8th 2014, 5:09 PM 15,903 Views 24 Comments

FIFA do not tolerate political influence in international football and are expected to penalise the team in some form.

Costa Rica coach says Ireland display was on a par with draw against Spain
# High Praise
From The42
# High Praise

Costa Rica coach says Ireland display was on a par with draw against Spain

Jun 7th 2014, 3:52 PM 5,269 Views 4 Comments

“It did not seem that we had 10 (players), more that they did,” the coach said.

Scolari tips Brazil-Argentina World Cup final
# FIFA World Cup
From The42
# FIFA World Cup

Scolari tips Brazil-Argentina World Cup final

Jun 6th 2014, 8:42 PM 3,010 Views 15 Comments

The hosts are widely considered favourites to lift a sixth World Cup title at the Maracana Stadium next month.

New World Cup vote needed if corruption proven, says Platini
# Political Football
From The42
# Political Football

New World Cup vote needed if corruption proven, says Platini

Jun 5th 2014, 5:28 PM 2,764 Views 6 Comments

The UEFA chief has hit back at criticism.

David Villa's off to Melbourne City before he heads for New York
# Needs Good Neighbours
From The42
# Needs Good Neighbours

David Villa's off to Melbourne City before he heads for New York

Jun 5th 2014, 1:56 PM 6,221 Views 0 Comments

Damien Duff might be crossing the ball for La Liga great Down Under.

Italy follow up their draw against Ireland with another tie... against Luxembourg
# Azzurri
From The42
# Azzurri

Italy follow up their draw against Ireland with another tie... against Luxembourg

Jun 4th 2014, 10:26 PM 5,869 Views 8 Comments

Lump on. A slow start usually means they win the World Cup.

Leverkusen confirm Liverpool bid for Emre Can
# LFC
From The42
# LFC

Leverkusen confirm Liverpool bid for Emre Can

Jun 4th 2014, 8:47 PM 7,125 Views 8 Comments

The German U-21 has a 12m release clause. And Brendan Rodgers knows it.

Witch doctor takes credit for Ronaldo's injury
# Spell On The Sidelines
From The42
# Spell On The Sidelines

Witch doctor takes credit for Ronaldo's injury

Jun 4th 2014, 7:00 PM 6,871 Views 12 Comments

‘This injury can never be cured by any medic,’ he says.

Van Gaal: Van Persie will be fit for World Cup
# Oh Rvp
From The42
# Oh Rvp

Van Gaal: Van Persie will be fit for World Cup

Jun 4th 2014, 10:42 AM 2,090 Views 1 Comment

The Netherlands will come up against defending champions Spain, Chile and Australia.

Michel Platini hits back at British media's corruption allegations
# Qatar
From The42
# Qatar

Michel Platini hits back at British media's corruption allegations

Jun 3rd 2014, 5:39 PM 3,825 Views 6 Comments

One report suggests the UEFA chief met a Qatar lobbyist in a ‘secret meeting’.

Qatar bid committee deny corruption claims
# Probe
From The42
# Probe

Qatar bid committee deny corruption claims

Jun 1st 2014, 10:13 PM 4,672 Views 7 Comments

FIFA vice-president Jim Boyce says a re-vote should take place if Sunday Times claims are proved to be true.

Messi can inspire Argentina success, says Martino
# The Argies
From The42
# The Argies

Messi can inspire Argentina success, says Martino

May 29th 2014, 7:20 AM 2,363 Views 0 Comments

Can Argentina clinch a famous tournament win in Brazil?

United wanted Ancelotti ahead of Moyes, says Real chief Perez
# Carlo's Way
From The42
# Carlo's Way

United wanted Ancelotti ahead of Moyes, says Real chief Perez

May 28th 2014, 6:38 PM 4,793 Views 5 Comments

Alex Ferguson approached the Italian last year, according to the Bernabeu president.

Diego Simeone charged by UEFA for on-pitch Champions League final row
# Atleti
From The42
# Atleti

Diego Simeone charged by UEFA for on-pitch Champions League final row

May 27th 2014, 10:18 PM 5,987 Views 5 Comments

Xabi Alonso has also been cited for legging it from his seat on Saturday night.

Calderon expects Real Madrid bid for Suarez
# Target
From The42
# Target

Calderon expects Real Madrid bid for Suarez

May 25th 2014, 3:41 PM 9,617 Views 22 Comments

The striker scored 31 times in just 33 Premier League matches to finish as the division’s top scorer this season.

Louis Saha: Gareth Bale can be as good as Ronaldo
# No Pressure
From The42
# No Pressure

Louis Saha: Gareth Bale can be as good as Ronaldo

May 24th 2014, 4:20 PM 3,013 Views 5 Comments

Having played alongside both, the Frenchman has backed the Welsh star to emulate his teammate.

'The chance is zero' - Robben rules out United move
# Wing Man
From The42
# Wing Man

'The chance is zero' - Robben rules out United move

May 24th 2014, 2:03 PM 4,487 Views 8 Comments

So you’re saying there’s a chance?

Robbie Keane: Leo Messi wouldn't be enough to help USA in Brazil
# Bobby K
From The42
# Bobby K

Robbie Keane: Leo Messi wouldn't be enough to help USA in Brazil

May 24th 2014, 1:54 PM 4,960 Views 2 Comments

But what do you really think, skip?

'What I said wasn't very nice perhaps' - Materazzi conscience clear on famous Zidane incident
# MATRIX
From The42
# MATRIX

'What I said wasn't very nice perhaps' - Materazzi conscience clear on famous Zidane incident

May 23rd 2014, 3:11 PM 8,944 Views 6 Comments

It’s almost eight years since Zizou stuck the head in the trash-talking Italian.

'I'd be surprised' - Tony Kroos dismisses Manchester United speculation
# Ze Germans
From The42
# Ze Germans

'I'd be surprised' - Tony Kroos dismisses Manchester United speculation

May 23rd 2014, 10:14 AM 7,505 Views 17 Comments

Louis van Gaal reportedly isn’t interested anyway, Tony.

Luis Enrique coy over future of Man Utd target Cesc Fabregas
# THE JOY OF CESC
From The42
# THE JOY OF CESC

Luis Enrique coy over future of Man Utd target Cesc Fabregas

May 21st 2014, 8:07 PM 9,874 Views 12 Comments

“Cesc? We are not getting into all the individual names now,” the new manager said.