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# Global Football

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Roy Keane says England players didn't perform, dismisses Rooney criticism
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
“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
‘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
No-one ever regretted buying someone based on a tournament performance.
United front important for French success, says Cabaye
The French take on Nigeria today with a place in the last-eight on the line.
Hitzfeld: Anything is possible against Argentina
They take on one of the tournament favourites on Tuesday.
Suarez ban 'too severe', says Fred
The striker’s union is backing their exiled Uruguayan colleague, it seems.
Bilbao confirm rejected United bid for Ander Herrera
Ed Woodward’s £36million pounds is no good around here.
Babatunde set to miss rest of World Cup after horrific arm injury
A powerful shot from teammate Ogenyi Onazi caused the injury.
I will not resign, insists returning Roy Hodgson
The England boss reckons he’s the right man for the euro 2016 campaign.
Cabaye credits Deschamps for French revolution at World Cup
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
The Ghanaians also confirmed they had reported the matter to FIFA.
Louis van Gaal suggests FIFA favour Brazil
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
“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
The Irish pundit believes the Brazilian defender would be “a liability in the League of Ireland”.
Pirlo: Italy 'always' perform against England
The Juve dead-ball specialist fancies his chances against the Three Lions.
Maradona compares Brazil final scalp to an 'orgasm'
Winning a tournament is a lot like making love to a beautiful woman.
England better equipped to deal with Pirlo, says Hodgson
Is he gonna play Danny Welbeck in the Park Ji Sung role?
Cristiano Ronaldo in contention to play against Ireland
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
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
“It did not seem that we had 10 (players), more that they did,” the coach said.
Scolari tips Brazil-Argentina World Cup final
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
The UEFA chief has hit back at criticism.
David Villa's off to Melbourne City before he heads for New York
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
Lump on. A slow start usually means they win the World Cup.
Leverkusen confirm Liverpool bid for Emre Can
The German U-21 has a 12m release clause. And Brendan Rodgers knows it.
Witch doctor takes credit for Ronaldo's injury
‘This injury can never be cured by any medic,’ he says.
Van Gaal: Van Persie will be fit for World Cup
The Netherlands will come up against defending champions Spain, Chile and Australia.
Michel Platini hits back at British media's corruption allegations
One report suggests the UEFA chief met a Qatar lobbyist in a ‘secret meeting’.
Qatar bid committee deny corruption claims
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
Can Argentina clinch a famous tournament win in Brazil?
United wanted Ancelotti ahead of Moyes, says Real chief Perez
Alex Ferguson approached the Italian last year, according to the Bernabeu president.
Diego Simeone charged by UEFA for on-pitch Champions League final row
Xabi Alonso has also been cited for legging it from his seat on Saturday night.
Calderon expects Real Madrid bid for Suarez
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
Having played alongside both, the Frenchman has backed the Welsh star to emulate his teammate.
'The chance is zero' - Robben rules out United move
So you’re saying there’s a chance?
Robbie Keane: Leo Messi wouldn't be enough to help USA in Brazil
But what do you really think, skip?
'What I said wasn't very nice perhaps' - Materazzi conscience clear on famous Zidane incident
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
Louis van Gaal reportedly isn’t interested anyway, Tony.
Luis Enrique coy over future of Man Utd target Cesc Fabregas
“Cesc? We are not getting into all the individual names now,” the new manager said.