8 battling brothers who faced each other on the pitch – and what happened

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7. Michael and Will Keane

The twins came through the ranks together at Manchester United, but neither was able to hold down a regular first-team spot. Michael now plays for Burnley and Will turns out for Hull, and in September 2016 they came up against one another in a 1-1 draw.

“It's strange, I don't mind tackling and playing against him, but normally I want him to do well,” Michael told FFT in October. “It’s just harder from a concentration side.”

8. Fabio and Paolo Cannavaro

Younger sibling Paolo, who made his debut for Parma when he replaced his older relative in a match against Leece, didn't have as distinguished a career as Fabio, the FIFA World Player of the Year in 2006 following Italy's World Cup triumph.

The brothers first played against each other when Fabio moved to Inter, then later locked horns as Paolo's Napoli battled his brother's Juventus at the top of Serie A. More ignominiously, both brothers and Fabio's wife Daniela received suspended prison sentences in 2015 for entering Fabio's property after the Italian authorities had seized it. 

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