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No Neymar, no problem as Brazil begin new Copa reign

As Brazil geared up for the Copa America last month, a Neymar-induced pall of doom and gloom threatened to scupper the host nation's chances

Messi vows to play on after latest Argentina heartache

Messi will get another chance to break his tournament duck next year when the Copa America takes place in Argentina and Colombia

Messi sparkles with hat-trick, Chelsea suffers shock defeat

The European Champions League group stage has kicked off with a hat-trick, a shock defeat and late-goal game changers.

Euro semi win fails to lift Azzuri’s underdog spirits

Cesare Prandelli has scoffed at suggestions Italy would be favourites in the Euro 2012 final against Spain despite ousting Germany in the semifinals.

Morosoni death highlights necessary medical testing

There have been renewed calls for more stringent medical checks for professional athletes after the death of Italian soccer player Piermario Morosini.

Juve and Inter battle for the top

Juventus have beaten arch rivals Inter Milan 2-0 in Turin to keep the pressure on AC Milan at the top of the Serie A table.

Zlatan blow for Milan ahead of Juventus clash

AC Milan suffered a blow ahead of Saturday's crunch top-of-table clash against Juventus as Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been ruled out through suspension.

More pressure on Villa-Boas after Napoli sink Chelsea

Chelsea manager André Villas-Boas has been placed under further strain after Napoli's 3-1 Champions League first leg victory against his team.

Penalties overshadow Italian title race

Juventus are up in arms at the number of penalties they have been awarded, claiming unfair treatment while Inter say they are hardest hit.

Nadal downbeat after laboured win in Rome

Rafael Nadal cut a downbeat figure as he talked about his uncomfortably narrow escape in the clay Rome Masters second round on Wednesday.

Sharapova breezes as Murray battles through in Rome

Former Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova made short work of her second round opponent at the Rome International clay court event on Tuesday.

I lost my head, admits Gattuso

AC Milan midfielder Gennaro Gattuso admitted he had lost his head after he head-butted Tottenham assistant manager Joe Jordan after the final whistle.

Dutch blame ref for Cup loss

The Netherlands launched a bitter attack on referee Howard Webb after they had succumbed to Spain's injury-time winner in the World Cup final.

Spain ‘coping’ with favourites tag

Spain midfielder Xabi Alonso said the European champions are coping with the pressure of being favourites after reaching the World Cup final.

Spain edge past Germany to reach final

Carles Puyol scored the only goal of the game to send Spain into the World Cup final against The Netherlands against Germany on Wednesday.

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