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Spain coach Vicente del Bosque cannot guarantee Liverpool striker Fernando Torres starting the World Cup final. Del Bosque has previously said that he has no concerns over the 26-year-old's fitness, but is still not certain whether he will feature in the first XI against Holland on Sunday. "I don't know if he will be in…
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High profile Italian referee Roberto Rosetti has hung up his whistle. Rosetti has decided to end his career and become the new designator for Serie B. The FIFA-listed official had two years left in his career before retirement, due to age limits, but opted to draw the curtain before the deadline. Rosetti took part in…
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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says Fabio Capello was wrong to axe Theo Walcott from his England World Cup squad. Wenger believes the former Southampton star could have made the difference for England in South Africa. Wenger said: "It was a big mistake. Walcott is a player who can change a game upside down in the…
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Goal-line technology is back on the agenda after Fifa revealed this World Cup is set to be the last tournament under the existing refereeing system. Fifa General Secretary Jerome Valcke told the BBC that TV replays showing Frank Lampard scoring a goal against Germany was a "bad day" for organisers. And Valcke hinted changes would…
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Englishman Howard Webb has been chosen to referee the World Cup final between Holland and Spain in Johannesburg on Sunday, Fifa has confirmed. The 38-year-old Yorkshireman has had a good tournament so far, as have his assistants Michael Mullarkey and Darren Cann, who will join him in the final. Webb is the first Englishman to…
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A British gambler placed the biggest World Cup bet of all time on Germany to beat Spain in the World Cup semi-final - and lost. The £417,000 wager was placed with William Hill's telephone betting service at odds of 10/11, meaning the punter would have walked off with just under £800,000 if Joachim Loew's men…
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Striker David Villa was delighted to have reached the SA2010 final despite failing to find the target against Germany. Spain recorded a historic 1-0 win over Joachim Loew's men in their first ever semi-final appearance and will now compete for the title with the Netherlands on July 11. Villa is joint-top in the race for…
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Germany coach Joachim Loew says Spain are bound for glory at South Africa 2010 after they overcame his team in the last four. Spain deservedly beat the three-time winners as Carles Puyol's header booked the European champions a meeting with Netherlands at Soccer City on Sunday. "I am confident they will win the title," declared…
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Spain manager Vicente Del Bosque has urged his players to quickly move on from their sem-final celebrations. Del Bosque is already focused on beating the Netherlands on Sunday after Carles Puyol's second-half header put Spain into the final for the first time. "You must celebrate victory but with moderation and don't forget your responsibilities. We…
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The Uruguay team will receive a "stunning welcome" home on Monday, according to government and football officials. Plans have been announced for an enormous parade, which will give fans in the capital city, Montevideo, the chance to show their appreciation for the players and coaching staff. Oscar Tabarez's men still have one game left to…
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Bayern Munich star Philipp Lahm could not hide his disappointment after Germany were beaten 1-0 by Spain in the semi-finals of the World Cup. The German national team captain admits he was gutted after the final whistle and feels it was a missed opportunity for his team to grab a spot in the final. “You're…
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Manchester City midfielder Nigel de Jong is excited about the prospect of playing in the World Cup final with Holland. De Jong was a helpless spectator in Cape Town, having been ruled out of Holland's World Cup semi-final with Uruguay through suspension. Thankfully for the Blues star, the Dutch emerged triumphant thanks to second-half goals…

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It’s been a topsy, turvy year for Leeds United and, in particular, their manager Marcelo Bielsa. First of all, they were reprimanded and fined by the EFL after being found guilty of breaching league rules, in what commonly became known as the 'Spygate scandal’. They then suffered a terrible end to the 2018/19 season when…