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19 November 2010
It was supposed to be a friendly match to promote the joint bid to the 2018-2022 World Cup, but after the referee signalled the end of the match, all that mattered was how Portugal outclassed their neighbours.
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19 November 2010
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18 November 2010
International week is like Marmite, you either love it or you hate it. Generally that decision revolves around whether it’s international ‘friendly’ week or actually a game that people give two hoots about. This week fell into the category of the former, but Turkish Delights has a public to serve. So, while completely ignoring the spectacle of Turkey’s kids against the World Cup runners-up was very tempting, the blog put selfishness aside and sat through 90 minutes of...very little.
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18 November 2010
Australian football fans and media took a stroll down memory lane this week as Tuesday marked the fifth anniversary of a watershed moment in the Australian game.
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18 November 2010
Last year, self-confessed journeyman player-turned-coach Iffy Onuora started a FourFourTwo blog about life at Lincoln City... and was promptly sacked. After an aponising spell out of the game, he's back...  
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18 November 2010
L’Équipe billed it as the 100 years squabble, a century of fierce sporting rivalry seasoned inevitably with the history that links England and France so intrinsically as noisy neighbours.
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17 November 2010
A combination of Spain’s economic crisis, club coffers as empty as Villarreal’s trophy cabinet and the utterly misguided notion that bench-sitting stability is a good thing has meant just two coaches have been fired in la Primera so far this season.
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17 November 2010
FC United of Manchester did well to reach the FA Cup first round by knocking out a Barrow side two divisions above them.
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17 November 2010
Before all greetings cards became a 1950s setting of domestic bliss juxtaposed with a lewd speech bubble, the greetings written inside were sweet and innocent, wishing you all the best with unbridled optimism. One nauseatingly hopeful message became a cliche in its own right: ‘Life begins at 40’.
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17 November 2010
Flamengo, Brazil’s biggest club and current league champions, are facing the humiliation of becoming the first side to win the Brasileiro and go down the following season. Brazilian TV commentator Jon Cotterill looks at what’s gone wrong...

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