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World Cup winning captain retires from international football

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Germany's captain, Philipp Lahm, who led them through a fantastic World Cup winning tournament, has retired from the national side at the age of...

Your USA opinion: How do you feel about boss Jurgen Klinsmann?

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This piece is an opinion article on USA manager, Jurgen Klinsmann, and the job he is doing for the national side. Usually I don't write in...

Can Liverpool reproduce Premier League success without Suarez?

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Brendan Rodgers's Liverpool side finished 2nd in the Premier League last season, after looking for all the world like they would romp home to...

Is Michael Owen right to doubt Arsenal? Will Manchester United muscle them out of...

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There are no two ways about it; next season promises to be an ever bigger season in the Premier League than 2013/14 proved to be....

A New England: After a woefully inadequate World Cup, how can England be resurrected?

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For Roy Hodgson, the Costa Rica game was the very beginning of the mammoth task of rebuilding his demoralized England team, and begin plans for a brighter...

The most disappointing players of the World Cup – who makes the list of...

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The World Cup in Brazil held so many captive with wonderful displays of world class football, but what about the opposite end of the...

Are USA stronger without Altidore and Donovan? – the Best Team vs Best XI...

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There was a lot of reference throughout the early stages of the World Cup finals to the craft of choosing between the best eleven players and the...

World Cup Team of the Tournament: Who is in the best XI of Brazil...

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In the wake of the fantastically entertaining World Cup finals in Brazil, the BBC have released a team picked by their pundits as the...

Germany 1-0 Argentina: World Cup Final decided by sublime Mario Gotze goal

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Germany have been crowned champions of the world after one of the greatest World Cup in history which had everything from entertainment and excitement to...

Brazil 0-3 Netherlands: Third place for new Manchester United manager

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Today's third-place playoff saw more misery for the hosts, as Louis Van Gaal's Netherlands side handed them a 3-0 loss on the back of their...

Battle of the Victorious: Can Messi still make the difference without his main outlet?

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Argentina's game is based around Messi, much like Brazil's was around Neymar and we all know how that worked out for them yesterday with...

Brazil 1-7 Germany: The most unbelievable game in World Cup history as hosts are destroyed

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See our Germany v Argentina World Cup final preview and predictions. The most astounding game of football in all-time World Cup history saw the hosts, and...