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Deschamps talks up France despite defeat

France coach Didier Deschamps insisted his team improved in the second half against Brazil despite losing 3-1 on Thursday.
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Rooney chasing England goalscoring record

England striker Wayne Rooney is ready to enter the record books, with Bobby Charlton's all-time scoring record up for grabs.
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Del Bosque wary of Ukraine threat

Spain must play a balanced game if they are to secure all three points in their Euro 2016 qualifier with Ukraine, says Vicente Del Bosque.
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Ivanovic braced for Ronaldo test

Serbia's Branislav Ivanovic is ready to tackle a true great of the game when he faces Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal in a Euro 2016 qualifier.
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Terry pens new Chelsea deal

Chelsea have extended John Terry's deal until the end of the 2015-16 campaign, taking the defender into an 18th season in the first team.
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Hodgson keeps an eye on Sterling and Milner

Raheem Sterling and James Milner are nursing respective toe and knee problems as England prepare to face Lithuania at Wembley.
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Preview: City v Roar

Reigning A-League champions Brisbane Roar have fallen behind in the race for a top-six finish and face a crucial showdown away to direct rivals Melbourne City in the match of the round on Saturday night.
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Bender keen to rekindle Bayern rivalry

Sven Bender is determined to ensure Borussia Dortmund give champions Bayern Munich a run for their money in the Bundesliga next Saturday.
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Podolski plays down Germany cameo

Germany forward Lukas Podolski immediately set about talking down his goal, which helped his country to a 2-2 draw against Australia.
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Preview: Perth Glory v Western Sydney Wanderers

Perth Glory will be desperate for a first home victory of 2015 to revive their faltering title challenge when they host a Western Sydney Wanderers side battling to restore pride and avoid picking up the wooden spoon.
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Brazil 'superior' admit French veterans

Both Steve Mandanda and Karim Benzema conceded Brazil were "superior" as the South Americans cruised past France 3-1 on Thursday.
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Reeves sidelined for Finland clash

Northern Ireland defender Ben Reeves will miss Sunday's Euro 2016 Group F qualifier against Finland due to a calf injury.
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Confidence critical for rampaging Brazil - Dunga

Brazil's seven-match winning streak comes down to confidence, coach Dunga claimed after their 3-1 victory over France.
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'My baptism of fire': Socceroo debutant DeVere

Twenty four hours after making his Socceroo debut in Australia’s eye-catching 2-2 draw with Germany in Kaiserslautern, Brisbane Roar central defender Luke DeVere was still coming to terms with what happened.
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NFL eyes Germany, Mexico for regular-season games

There's been a lot of talk about the NFL moving a team back to Los Angeles, and there is also discussion about playing more games abroad.
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Preview: Phoenix v Sydney FC

One of the biggest games of the season awaits. Wellington Phoenix, the Hyundai A-League leaders, versus top two aspirant Sydney FC in third place four points behind. Westpac Stadium will be rocking this Sunday.
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Preview: Jets v Adelaide United

After a 7-0 drubbing to Adelaide United last time they met in the A-League, revenge will be on Newcastle Jets’ minds but stopping Gombau’s Spanish-inspired, attack-minded Reds won’t be easy.
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Bosnich: Man United will qualify for Champions League

Former Manchester United goalkeeper Mark Bosnich is adamant Louis van Gaal will guide the club back to the UEFA Champions League.
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Preview: Victory v Mariners

Melbourne Victory have the A-League Premiers Plate and the Championship in their sights but Kevin Muscat has lost a host of players to international duty. Can the struggling Central Coast Mariners take advantage and halt their hosts' charge this Friday night at AAMI?
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France 1 Brazil 3: Dunga's men maintain winning run

Dunga has seven wins from seven in his second spell as Brazil coach after they beat France 3-1 in Paris on Thursday.
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