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# global-football - Monday 7 July, 2014

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

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

Jul 7th 2014, 4:15 PM 15,328 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.

# global-football - Saturday 5 July, 2014

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 2,826 Views 3 Comments

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

# global-football - Friday 4 July, 2014

'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 5,373 Views 16 Comments

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

# global-football - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

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

Ochoa in high demand, says agent

Jul 2nd 2014, 6:30 AM 8,087 Views 4 Comments

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

# global-football - Monday 30 June, 2014

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 3,297 Views 0 Comments

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

# global-football - Sunday 29 June, 2014

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 3,735 Views 2 Comments

They take on one of the tournament favourites on Tuesday.

# global-football - Friday 27 June, 2014

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 4,627 Views 24 Comments

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

# global-football - Thursday 26 June, 2014

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 5,670 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 5,418 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 2,030 Views 9 Comments

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

# global-football - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

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 2,774 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.

# global-football - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

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

Ghana FA president denies match-fixing claims

Jun 24th 2014, 1:09 AM 2,674 Views 1 Comment

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

# global-football - Sunday 22 June, 2014

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

Louis van Gaal suggests FIFA favour Brazil

Jun 22nd 2014, 10:32 PM 7,172 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 7,629 Views 11 Comments

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

# global-football - Friday 13 June, 2014

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 7,804 Views 13 Comments

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

# global-football - Thursday 12 June, 2014

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

Pirlo: Italy 'always' perform against England

Jun 12th 2014, 12:52 PM 2,973 Views 12 Comments

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

# global-football - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

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 7,464 Views 14 Comments

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

# global-football - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

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 3,029 Views 6 Comments

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

# global-football - Monday 9 June, 2014

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 8,192 Views 21 Comments

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

# global-football - Sunday 8 June, 2014

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 15,849 Views 24 Comments

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

# global-football - Saturday 7 June, 2014

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 5,254 Views 4 Comments

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

# global-football - Friday 6 June, 2014

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 3,003 Views 15 Comments

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

# global-football - Thursday 5 June, 2014

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 2,757 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 6,213 Views 0 Comments

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

# global-football - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

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 5,860 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 7,116 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 6,860 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 2,079 Views 1 Comment

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

# global-football - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

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 3,813 Views 6 Comments

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

# global-football - Sunday 1 June, 2014

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

Qatar bid committee deny corruption claims

Jun 1st 2014, 10:13 PM 4,464 Views 7 Comments

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

# global-football - Thursday 29 May, 2014

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 2,356 Views 0 Comments

Can Argentina clinch a famous tournament win in Brazil?

# global-football - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

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 4,777 Views 5 Comments

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

# global-football - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

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 5,979 Views 5 Comments

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

# global-football - Sunday 25 May, 2014

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

Calderon expects Real Madrid bid for Suarez

May 25th 2014, 3:41 PM 9,606 Views 22 Comments

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

# global-football - Saturday 24 May, 2014

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 3,007 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 4,472 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 4,950 Views 2 Comments

But what do you really think, skip?

# global-football - Friday 23 May, 2014

'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 8,930 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 7,493 Views 17 Comments

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

# global-football - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

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 9,866 Views 12 Comments

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