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Liverpool Title Favorites After Seeing Off City

Sunday April 13, 2014

In one of the most enthralling games of the Premier League season, Liverpool took the box seat in the title race with a 3-2 win over Manchester City.

On a day when Anfield remembered the 96 people who perished in the Hillsborough disaster 25 years ago, Liverpool took a 2-0 half-time lead through Raheem Sterling and Martin Skrtel.

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Atleti Dreams Turning Into A Reality

Thursday April 10, 2014

They've now beaten both Barcelona and Real Madrid this season and on Wednesday Atletico Madrid's dream of an unlikely Champions League and La Liga double moved a step closer to reality.

After four draws with the Catalans this season, Atleti defeated Tata Martino's men 1-0 at the Vicente Calderon thanks to Koke's early goal.

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Can German Legend Break Incredible World Cup Record?

Monday March 31, 2014

Back in the penultimate game of the 2010 World Cup, a desperate Miroslav Klose sat prone on the bench during Germany's 3-2 third place playoff win over Uruguay, with the striker just one goal shy of equaling Brazilian striker Ronaldo's all-time World Cup goal scoring record of 15.

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Socceroos Boss Closing On World Cup Squad

Monday March 24, 2014

Australia coach Ange Postecoglou has an important job. It is he who has been tasked with defining the future of Australian soccer and ushering in an exciting new era for the national team.

Postecoglou will name his provisional squad in just four weeks and despite the capitulation at the hands of Ecuador in a friendly earlier this month, he is expected to stick with many of the youngsters he selected for that match.

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Another Milestone For Messi

Tuesday March 18, 2014

Lionel Messi became Barcelona's record scorer on Sunday as he surpassed Paulino Alcantara's record of 369 goals for the club.

The Argentinean, who has been under par by his lofty standards this season, netted a hat-trick in the 7-0 demolition of Osasuna to take his tally to 371 goals for the club. He is still only 26.

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Liverpool Aim to Make Manchester United More Miserable

Friday March 14, 2014

Manchester United vs Liverpool is never just a walk in the park, and Sunday's meeting between the two most successful teams in the English top flight is arguably the most important in the modern era, with a power shift in the North West very much on the cards.

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RVP Heading For Old Trafford Exit Door?

Wednesday March 12, 2014

Rumors are abound that Manchester United striker Robin van Persie could be leaving the club this summer.

The Dutchman only joined United from Arsenal in the summer of 2012, and after a terrific first season, which saw him finish as the Premier League's top scorer with 26 goals.

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The World Cup: A Look Ahead

Friday February 28, 2014
I have already started my look ahead to this year's World Cup in Brazil. You can check out analysis, players to watch, squad predictions and tournament predictions by clicking on the links below. The other 16 teams are to come...

New Dawn For Australia

Friday February 28, 2014

The regeneration of Australia's national team started in earnest this week as new coach Ange Postecoglou made a raft of changes to his squad ahead of the friendly with Ecuador.

The likes of Lucas Neill, Mark Bresciano, Sasa Ognenovski and Brett Holman have all been omitted for the March 5 clash, while a number of younger players have been called up.

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Mourinho Candid About Strikers

Tuesday February 25, 2014

Jose Mourinho is said to be annoyed that private, and apparently light-hearted, comments about his strikers have been filmed by French TV station Canal Plus.

Should Mourinho win the title with the Blues this season, he may consider it one of his greatest achievements given that he has been without a world class number 9. Strikers Samuel Eto'o, Fernando Torres and Demba Ba have scored just 11 times between them in the Premier League, and it is no secret that Mourinho will be in the market for a striker, come the summer.

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