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14 October 2010
At about 8pm on Tuesday evening the clouds began to turn a dark shade of grey, the wind picked up in unfamiliar fashion and the realisation that the Turkish national side had just lost to Azerbaijan began to sink it.
SHARES
14 October 2010
If a former English FA bigwig had revealed he had been repeatedly contacted over allegations of match-fixing in the Championship, but with no resulting action taken, then the national press would have leapt up and down on the story in bullish delight. And then blamed Fabio Capello for the whole affair.
SHARES
13 October 2010
For Europe’s football giants, qualifying for the finals of Euro 2012 is almost a formality. For many smaller countries, such as Armenia, ambitions are more modest. Earning more points than last time, doing well enough to move up to the next pot in the seedings.
SHARES
13 October 2010
After what seems like months of back-and-forth about the viability of the national league, perceived lack of leadership by the governing body and a fair bit of infighting – see the clip below, in which Harry Kewell blasts Robbie Slater – Australian football got back to basics last week by concentrating on matters on the pitch.
SHARES
13 October 2010
Genoa doesn’t have a great record for public disorder. There was the stabbing of a Genoa fan by an AC Milan ultra in 1995, the infamous G8 clashes in 2001 – and now nothing short of co-ordinated mob rule.
SHARES
12 October 2010
Hilario ‘The Ice Truck Killer’ Navarro
SHARES
12 October 2010
Nine days without any fresh, meaty action in La Liga to feast on sees Spain’s sports dailies moaning and groaning like skeletal zombies who have not been able to nosh down on tasty human flesh for a good six months.
SHARES
11 October 2010
Picture the scene - AC Milan have blown a 3-0 lead to Liverpool in the Champions League final, and now trail 2-0 in the penalty shoot-out, with two spot-kicks taken apiece. Denmark forward Jon Dahl Tomasson strolls over to spot and prepares for the most important kick of his entire career.
SHARES
11 October 2010
It’s why we love it. Football has that funny way of producing what is meant to be. So when Mesut Ozil lined up against Turkey for the first time in his career, after a week of questions about nationality, preferences and possible celebrations, there was only going to be one outcome.
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11 October 2010
As the city that produced George Best, Belfast is familiar with dribbling wizardry. And the locals may have been expecting more of the same from Italy’s Antonio Cassano on Friday evening.

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