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  • British Ambassador to Brazil: 'Be on the ball' for World Cup

    December 7, 2013 11:33 AM 70

    7 December 2013 Last updated at 11:23 GMT The British Ambassador to Brazil, Alex Ellis, spoke to the BBC's Natalie Pirks about the World Cup draw, England fans and Brazil's welcome to the World Cup.

  • Pele: Brazil will make the final

    December 7, 2013 11:19 AM 74

    Brazil legend Pele has predicted his nation will at least reach the final of the 2014 World Cup following the group stage draw on Friday. Friday's draw in Bahia saw the Selecao handed a favourable draw as they were matched with Croatia, Mexico and Cameroon in Group A. Luiz Felipe Scolari's side open the tournament against Croatia in Sao Paulo on June 12 but, if they reach

  • Man Utd v Everton: Martinez wins where Moyes feared to tread

    December 7, 2013 7:50 AM 82

    David Moyes has waited 11 years to see Everton win at Old Trafford - and when that elusive victory finally arrived it rounded off a night of misery and indignity for Manchester United's manager. Unflattering statistics and insults piled up around Moyes like rubble as he made his way down the touchline to the derision of the Stretford End and the sound

  • Brazil, beaches and the beautiful game... 10 reasons why this will be the greatest World Cup ever

    December 7, 2013 12:08 AM 80

    It used to be the case that the 1,460 days which isolate World Cups would merely serve to heighten our sense of expectation, magnifying the mystique of the sport’s showcase event. Since the explosion of the Champions League, however, as well as the armchair accessibility to the domestic leagues which feed into Europe’s premier competition, longing for the international

  • Eagles should look beyond the group stage, says Onigbinde

    December 6, 2013 8:03 PM 85

    Highly respected CAF/FIFA Instructor, Adegboye Onigbinde has stated that a prepared Super Eagles have all it takes to slug it out with their 2014 FIFA World Cup Group F rivals Argentina, Iran and Bosnia Herzegovina and qualify for the next round. FIFA held the draws for next year's World Cup on Friday night in Brazil and one of the highlights of the draws

  • U.S. men's soccer team stays positive despite tough draw for World Cup

    December 6, 2013 7:31 PM 63

    Coach Juergen Klinsmann and players speak positively about next summer's competition in Brazil, even though the U.S. is put in the so-called 'Group of Death.' Juergen Klinsmann struggled to put a bright spin on what was clearly a black Friday for U.S. soccer. But his face told the story his words couldn't. On most days, the perpetually exuberant Klinsmann

  • 'Big buck' potential for Eagles at WCup

    December 6, 2013 2:48 PM 89

    Nigeria’s Super Eagles could rack up $35 million at the 2014 Fifa World Cup finals in Brazil as prize money if they upset the apple cart and win the title in the South American country. This follows an announcement by world football governing body, Fifa on an upward review of prize money at the 2014 Fifa World Cup finals. Fifa declared that the 32 teams

  • Sunderland v Tottenham Odds : Money coming in for home win at big price report firm

    December 6, 2013 1:04 PM 82

    Andre Villas Boas takes his Spurs side to the North East as Paddy Power report latest Sunderland v Tottenham odds suggest that money is coming in for the home side to shock the Londoners at a big price of 7/2. Its certainly not been smooth sailing for Tottenham recently, and with Gus Poyet’s side showing signs of improvement there is plenty of support

  • Mikel Arteta warns Arsenal not to blow their lead at the top of the table

    December 6, 2013 7:40 AM 65

    Mikel Arteta has warned his Arsenal team-mates that they won’t get a better chance to win the title after their stunning start to the season. The Gunners, who have been well off the pace by this stage in previous campaigns, currently top the Premier League table by four points. And midfielder Arteta says that it’s vital now that the Arsenal squad focus

  • Keshi names Eaglets in Chan squad

    December 6, 2013 2:59 AM 84

    Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi names Chan squad Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi has called up three players from the World Cup winning Under-17 team in his 30-man team squad for the third African Nations Championship in South Africa. Goalkeeper Sunday Alampasu, midfielder Kelechi Iheanacho and forward Taiwo Awoniyi have been handed opportunities to break into big time quickly