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Gerrard still confident of England success
England captain Steven Gerrard is once again getting ready for the qualification campaign of a major tournament.
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Loew expects qualification battle
Germany head coach Joachim Loew expects his side to face tougher qualifying for the 2014 World Cup than they did for this year's European Championship.
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Mavuba ready for Finland
France midfielder Rio Mavuba says his side must win their opening World Cup 2014 qualifying matches against Finland and Belarus.
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New signings will help us deliver – Oxlade-Chamberlain
Arsene Wenger brought in Lukas Podolski and Santi Cazorla ahead of the new season - and both were on target in Sunday's 2-0 win away to Liverpool.
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Stramaccioni upbeat despite defeat
"I was impressed with Inter up to the first Roma goal." - Andrea Stramaccioni.
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Campeonato Brasileiro: Cruzeiro 1-3 Botafogo
Campeonato Brasileiro side Botafogo claimed a convincing away victory over Cruzeiro on Wednesday.
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Cahill lauds “healthy” England
"The competition's there and it's strong, and like I said before I think it's only healthy for a team to have that." - Gary Cahill
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Frank Rijkaard: Saudi team ‘can learn a lot’ from Spain
Saudi Arabian head coach Frank Rijkaard spoke on Wednesday ahead of the his side's international friendly with World and European champions Spain. The last time Saudi Arabia faced Spain in an international friendly, they needed an injury-time winner from striker Fernando Llorente to seal an unconvincing 3-2 win ahead of the 2010 World Cup.
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All eyes on Ronaldo before World Cup qualifier
Three days after declaring himself "sad" despite scoring twice in a Real Madrid victory, Cristiano Ronaldo was the main focus for the media on Wednesday as he trained with the Portuguese national squad in Obidos.
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Allegri denies rift with vice-president
"Adriano Galliani was satisfied today. I think the press have misinterpreted what he said the other day." Massimliliano Allegri speaking to the press.
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I’ve not seen new signings – Kean
Blackburn manager Steve Kean's been showing off three more of the summer signings he hopes will help take his side back to the Premier League.
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Del Piero to join Sydney FC
Sydney FC have pulled off one of the biggest coups in the A-league's short history. Former Juventus striker Alessandro Del Piero has agreed a two-year deal with the two-time A-League champions.
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2014 World Cup Qualifying: Johnson to miss Moldova trip
There's more bad news for Roy Hodgson after an injury to Adam Johnson sees England's selection woes deepen.
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