SoccerLens Archives for January 2014

Germany 2-1 Algeria: Germans taken to extra-time but win was inevitable

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Germany 2-1 Algeria: Germans taken to extra-time but win was inevitable - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Algeria forced Germany into playing extra time in their last 16 clash inPorto Alegre,but were ultimately unable to knock out one of theWorld Cup favourites in what was a riveting clash in the Estádio Beira-Rio.

Chelsea set to sign Atletico Madrid star on a two year deal

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Chelsea set to sign Atletico Madrid star on a two year deal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports in Portuguese website Maisefutebol, Chelsea are set to sign Atletico Madrid midfielder Tiago on a free transfer. The 33 year old played a key part in the Rojiblancos' La Liga triumph and their way to the Champions league final against eventual winners Real Madrid all the way to Lisbon.

Chelsea set to sign Atletcio Madrid star on a two year deal

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Chelsea set to sign Atletcio Madrid star on a two year deal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports in Portuguese website Maisefutebol, Chelsea are set to sign Atletico Madrid midfielder Tiago on a free transfer. The 33 year old played a key part in the Rojiblancos' La Liga triumph and their way to the Champions league final against eventual winners Real Madrid all the way to Lisbon.

France 2-0 Nigeria: Late flurry helps Les Bleus reach the quarters

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France 2-0 Nigeria: Late flurry helps Les Bleus reach the quarters - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

A couple of late strikes from Paul Pogba and a Joseph Yobo own goal gave France a 2-0 win over a spirited Nigerian side as the Les Bleus sealed a quarter final spot in the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

Controversial Liverpool striker Luis Suarez apologies for Chiellini bite

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Controversial Liverpool striker Luis Suarez apologies for Chiellini bite - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has issued a public apology for the bite incident during Uruguay's 1-0 clash against Italy.

The former Ajax man was involved in an incident where he was found digging his teeth into Giorgio Chiellini's shoulders for which the Uruguayan international received a four-month ban from total football.

Brendan Rodgers: Liverpool are closing in on third summer signing

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Brendan Rodgers: Liverpool are closing in on third summer signing - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Can Rodgers take Liverpool further next season?

Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that Liverpool are close to making their third summer of the transfer window.

The Merseyside club have signed Rickie Lambert, while have already a deal in principle for Emre Can from Bayer Leverkusen.

Manchester United should sign Real Madrid summer target, says OT legend

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Manchester United should sign Real Madrid summer target, says OT legend - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes believes the Red Devils should sign their long-term transfer target Toni Kroos.

The Bayern Munich midfielder has one year left on his contract and has long been linked with a move to Old Trafford, with their former manager David Moyes scouting the German international on multiple occasions.

Belgium v USA: Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction

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Belgium v USA: Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Group H winners Belgium face Group G runners-up USAon Tuesday in what is sure to be a fascinating last 16 clash inSalvador.

The difference in points between these nations from their three group games is the biggest margins between any of the second round qualifiers – Belgium picked up nine points, and USA four.

CONFIRMED: Brazilian star Kaka terminates AC Milan contract

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CONFIRMED: Brazilian star Kaka terminates AC Milan contract - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

AC Milan have confirmed the club has reached an agreement with their player Kaka to terminate the midfielder's contract.

"Ricky and Milan find mutual agreement in terminating contract. Milan and Ricky Kak have come to a mutual agreement to end the Brazil star's contract but there is no doubt that the mutual feeling of love and respect will always be there," a statement read on Milan's official website.

Argentina v Switzerland: Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction

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Argentina v Switzerland: Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Argentina will take on Switzerland inSão Paulo on Tuesday for a place in the World Cup quarter finals.

Argentina Team News:

Possible XI -Romero, Zabaleta, Garay, Fernandez, Rojo, Gago, Mascherano, Di Maria, Lavezzi, Messi, Higuain

More to follow.

France & Germany set to join Brazil, Netherlands and co in quarter-finals

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France & Germany set to join Brazil, Netherlands and co in quarter-finals - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

France and Germany are heavy favourites on Monday to join the Netherlands in representing Europe in the final eight of the 2014 World Cup.

With half of the second round matches complete, Brazil vs Colombia and Netherlands vs Costa Rica are the two quarter-final matches set up.

Belgium v USA: Les Diables Rouges may be without captain Kompany against USMNT

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Belgium v USA: Les Diables Rouges may be without captain Kompany against USMNT - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Belgium are just one of 4 nations to win every game so far this tournament, topping Group H with 3 victories, however none of which were completely convincing and all by just one goal.

World Cup Roundup: Dutch hero Arjen Robben yet another flawed genius

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World Cup Roundup: Dutch hero Arjen Robben yet another flawed genius - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

  • Netherlands 2-1 Mexico Arjen Robben at the centre of latest diving storm
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Arjen Robben: The best player at the 2014 World Cup, but you aren't allowed to admit it

The sight of Dutch flyer Arjen Robben tearing at quaking defences in the South American heat has arguably been the most consistent highlight of the 2014 World Cup.

Arsenal dealt hammer blow in pursuit of Italian Messi

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Arsenal dealt hammer blow in pursuit of Italian Messi - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal have been dealt a massive blow in their pursuit of Napoli forward Lorenzo Insigne as reports from Italy have claimed that the Partenopei have rejected a €20m bid for the 23 year old. Naples based newspaper Calcio Napoli has also featured the story.

Manchester United representatives in Portugal to sign €45m sensation

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Manchester United representatives in Portugal to sign €45m sensation - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports in Portuguese website ZeroZero, Manchester United representatives are already in Lisbon to finalize a deal for the highly William Carvalho. The story has also featured in the cover page of national daily O Jogo.

ALMOST DONE: Manchester United target set to join Real Madrid

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ALMOST DONE: Manchester United target set to join Real Madrid - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to Spanish newspaper Marca, Bayern Munich star and Manchester United target Toni Kroos is set to join Real Madrid in the summer. The Madrid based daily has also featured the story in their front page of Monday's edition.

Arsenal step up their chase in pursuit of £20m rated French star

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Arsenal step up their chase in pursuit of £20m rated French star - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal have reportedly stepped up their chase in their pursuit of Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin who is also a transfer target for Italian side Napoli.

It is believed that the Naples outfit have offered€12m and forward Goran Pandev for the Frenchman but Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is determined to bring the 24 year old to the Emirates in the summer.

Analysis: How De Jong’s injury nearly put Netherlands out of the World Cup

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Analysis: How De Jong's injury nearly put Netherlands out of the World Cup - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Netherlands took on Mexico in the round of 16 game, going in as clear favourites to emerge victorious and set-up what would potentially be an 'easy' win to take them into the semi-finals of the competition.

Analysis: How was Van Persie kept quiet and what did Van Gaal do in response?

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Analysis: How was Van Persie kept quiet and what did Van Gaal do in response? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

When the Mexican national team do overcome the grief of having not made it into the last eight for what would have been thethird time in their history, they will realise what they have achieved and this will be helped in no small part by the fans/media appreciation back home.

Costa Rica 1(5)-(3)1 Greece: Keylor Navas the Costa Rican hero in amazing display of defiance against Greeks

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Costa Rica 1(5)-(3)1 Greece: Keylor Navas the Costa Rican heroin amazing display of defiance against Greeks - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The unlikely match-up in Recife of Greece and Costa Rica, both underdogs to qualify for the Round of 16, took 120 minutes of play and 8penalties to settle.

On-pitch in-fighting: England striker lashes out at Brazilian team-mate (Video)

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On-pitch in-fighting: England striker lashes out at Brazilian team-mate (Video) - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Jermaine Defoe has launchedhis Toronto FC career off to a fantastic start goals-wise, but his camaraderiewith team-mates at the MLS side was cast into a huge shadow of doubt this weekend in a blow-up with Gilberto.

Netherlands 2-1 Mexico: Two in the last two minutes sees Dutch through to quarters

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Netherlands 2-1 Mexico: Two in the last two minutes sees Dutch through to quarters - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The Netherlands managed to come back from a goal down with only two minutesremaining to beat Mexico and reach the quarter finals, withKlaas Jan Huntelaar's stoppage time penalty sending Louis van Gaal's side through.

Who has been Greece’s stand-out player at the World Cup?

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Who has been Greece's stand-out player at the World Cup? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The World Cup is a global event, with the event being televised across nearly 200 nations, 6 continents and reaching billions of people. Those numbers are staggering, considering that only 32 countries make it to the main event.

Germany v Algeria Preview: Goal-machine Muller to massacre World Cup minnows?

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Germany v Algeria Preview: Goal-machine Muller to massacre World Cup minnows? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

We're in for a real David v Goliath match-up in the World Cup last 16, with the mighty Germany to take on North Africans Algeria inPorto Alegre for a place in the quarter finals.

The key battle that can decide the Netherlands – Mexico round of 16 World Cup game

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The key battle that can decide the Netherlands Mexico round of 16 World Cup game - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

After impressing viewers with their level of football, and certainly surprising many experts who were of the belief that the Dutch would disappoint and fail, the Netherlands are looking ahead at their round of 16 game having topped their group and finished as top scorers in the group stage.

France v Nigeria Preview: Benzema tipped to see Les Bleus past unpredictable Africans

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France v Nigeria Preview: Benzema tipped to see Les Bleus past unpredictable Africans - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

France and Nigeria will go head to head in theEstádio Nacional de Brasilia on Monday for a place in the World Cup quarter finals, with the unpredictable African champions unlikely to be easy pickings for the 1998 winners.

Former Arsenal Premier League target set to join Napoli after having medical

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Former Arsenal Premier League target set to join Napoli after having medical - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Napoli are on the verge of completed a deal for Swansea City striker Michu in this summer transfer window.

According to The Guardian's report, the Spain international has undergone medical with the Serie A outfit as he set to join Rafael Benitez's side.

The worrying problem for Brazil and their remaining World Cup campaign

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The worrying problem for Brazil and their remaining World Cup campaign - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

As expected, Brazil finished top of their group. As expected, they won their Round of 16 game. As expected, they are in the quarter-finals. The mannerism of those successes though, is not quite what Brazil had planned for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

United legend: Liverpool should allow Suarez join Barca only if they give Alexis Sanchez

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United legend: Liverpool should allow Suarez join Barca only if they give Alexis Sanchez - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has urged Liverpool to allow Luis Suarez join Barcelona, only if they get Alexis Sanchez as a part of the swap deal.

The 27-year-old's future at Anfield remains uncertain as the Premier League superstar is set to leave the Merseyside club and sign for the La Liga giants.

World Cup Roundup: James Rodriguez v Tim Cahill for Goal of the Tournament?

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World Cup Roundup: James Rodriguez v Tim Cahill for Goal of the Tournament? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

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Did James Rodriguez score the goal of the World Cup so far last night against Uruguay?

Colombia 2-0 Uruguay: James Rodriguez brace seals quarters spot for Los Cafeteros

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Colombia 2-0 Uruguay: James Rodriguez brace seals quarters spot for Los Cafeteros - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

James Rodriguez's brace ensured Colombia would see off Uruguay by 2-0 at the Maracana as Jose Pekerman's side booked their place for a mouth watering quarter final clash against Brazil.

Costa Rica v Greece preview: World Cup underdogs battle for place in Quarter-Finals

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Costa Ricav Greece preview: World Cupunderdogs battle for place in Quarter-Finals - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Greece and Costa Rica were both outside bets to make it through to the Round of 16, leaving Italy, England and Ivory Coast in their collective wake. Nowone of them will be going into the Quarter Finals to face Holland or Mexico next Saturday in Salvador.

VIDEO: Colombia’s James Rodriguez scores cracker against Uruguay

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VIDEO: Colombia's James Rodriguez scores cracker against Uruguay - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Colombia took a lead in the second Round of 16 clash against Uruguay from a brilliant strike from James Rodriguez.

The AS Monaco just took the ball on his chest while having his back facing the goal, only to turn and smash the ball with his left-foot into the back of the net.

Uruguay and Liverpool’s Luis Suarez Tweets for first time since bite incident

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Uruguay and Liverpool's Luis Suarez Tweets for first time since bite incident - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Uruguayan international Luis Suarez has broken his silence in public for the first time and has come out to thank his national side's fan for their recent support.

The Liverpool superstar was handed a four-month ban from all forms of football after he was found guilty for digging his teeth into Giorgio Chiellini's shoulder's during Uruguay's narrow 1-0 victory over Italy.

Brazil 1-1 Chile (3-2 on penalties): Selecao through to the quarters via stunning shootout

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Brazil 1-1 Chile (3-2 on penalties): Selecao through to the quarters via stunning shootout - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Brazil edged out South American rivals Chile inBelo Horizonte on Saturday in what was arguably the game of the World Cup so far, with a gut-wrenching penalty shootout needed to separate the two sides after a dramatic 120 minutes ended in stalemate.

CONFIRMED: Manchester United involved in another transfer

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CONFIRMED: Manchester United involved in another transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have confirmed the transfer of Alexander Buttner to Dynamo Moscow on their official website.

"Manchester United has finalised the sale of Alex Büttner to Dynamo Moscow for an undisclosed fee," a statement read on the club's official website.

Netherlands v Mexico Preview: Robin van Persie back up top for devastating Dutch

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Netherlands v Mexico Preview: Robin van Persie back up top for devastating Dutch - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The Netherlands will take on Mexico in the third Last 16 clash of the 2014 World Cup on Sunday, with the return of Robin van Persie for the Dutch the big talking point in the pre-match buildup.

Luis Suarez, Overpaid Managers and German ‘strikers’: Talking points from the World Cup Group Stage

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Luis Suarez, Overpaid Managers and German 'strikers': Talking points from the World Cup Group Stage - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

As the knockout stages draw near in what has been a fascinating World Cup so far, sixteen teams looks to give their all for the coveted title in South America.

World Cup Roundup: Fascinating South American Subplot as Last 16 Prepares for Lift-Off

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World Cup Roundup: Fascinating South American Subplot as Last 16 Prepares for Lift-Off - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

  • Brazil kick off all-South American day of Last 16 clashes
  • Chile suspend training session after Brazil helicopter is spotted overhead
  • Soccerlens Tom's World Cup Day 16 Predictions

Brazil v Chile, Colombia v Uruguay South American sides to kick start World Cup Round of 16

The 2014 World Cup resumes today after a barren 24 hours for audiences across the globe, with hosts Brazil front-lining an all-South American first day of last 16 clashes.

Liverpool aim to complete triple swoop as Reds close in on Lallana

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Liverpool aim to complete triple swoop as Reds close in on Lallana - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports in the Guardian, Liverpool are acting quickly in the transfer market to wrap the deals for Benfica's Lazar markovic and Lille's Divock Origi after agreeing on a£25m move for Southampton star Adam Lallana.

Top 5: Group stage sides to light up the knockout rounds

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Top 5: Group stage sides to light up the knockout rounds - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

As the FIFA World Cup reaches the start of theknockout stages, writer Tamojit analyses his top fivegroup stage sides before the start of the last 16 ties:

5. Costa Rica:It has been nothing short of a fairytale for Jorge Luis Pinto's side who were expected to be mere pushovers in the Group of Death.

England’s World Cup Review: Two Years Wasted

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England's World Cup Review: Two Years Wasted - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

On Saturday June 28, the real World Cup begins with the Round of 16 matches, and England fans, pre-tournament pessimism or not, should ask why their team isn't in Brazil any more.

It isn't a tragedy football is just a sport but after Roy Hodgson's common sense era and the lessons learned from the last 3 major international tournaments, England simply had to do better than score a single point from three games.

Colombia v Uruguay Preview: Colombians confident they won’t get ‘bitten’ by Uruguay

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Colombiav Uruguay Preview: Colombians confident they won't get 'bitten' by Uruguay - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Colombia, fresh from toppingGroup C, take on Group D runners-up, Uruguay,tomorrow in Rio De Janeiro at 5pm local time. Both nations border Brazil; Colombia to the north and Uruguay to the south, so the climate should not play a factor in this South American match-up.

Brazil v Chile Preview: Selecao to keep up perfect record against Chileans?

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Brazil v Chile Preview: Selecao to keep up perfect record against Chileans? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Brazil will take on Chile on Saturday in what will be the first of eight World Cup second round ties, with the Selecao looking to keep up theirperfectrecord against theirSouth American rivals on Brazilian soil, and book their spot in the quarter finals.

Manchester United spending big for Premier League success

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Manchester United spending big for Premier League success - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have completed two signings in two days as they look to rebuild 12 months after the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson.

Louis van Gaal will be looking to put last season's misery behind when he returns from the World Cup with the Netherlands to take charge of the Red Devils.

Which eight teams will qualify for the quarter-finals of the World Cup?

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Which eight teams will qualify for the quarter-finals of the World Cup? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The World Cup last-16 ties begin on Saturday, when Brazil play Chile and Uruguay play Colombia. Which eight teams will win?

In between ordering pizza and betting on the top goalscorer in Brazil 2014, Soccerlens takes a look at the next 8 matches and predicts 8 winners.

Luke Shaw “thrilled” to join Manchester United

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Luke Shaw "thrilled" to join Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com


England international Luke Shaw has revealed that he is thrilled to join Manchester United.

The 18-year-old completed his switch to Old Trafford on Friday as the Red Devils confirmed the signing of the left-back from Southampton.

CONFIRMED: Manchester United sign Luke Shaw

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CONFIRMED: Manchester United sign Luke Shaw - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have signed Southampton's highly rated youngster Luke Shaw, the club has confirmed.

The 18-year-old becomes thesecond major signing of thesummer for Manchester United, after a fee of 27m has agreed between both the clubs and the player completing his medicalsuccessfully.

DONE DEAL: First picture of Luke Shaw in Manchester United shirt

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DONE DEAL: First picture of Luke Shaw in Manchester United shirt - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have made their second major signing of the summer, after Luke Shaw has passed his medical early this morning.

The Red Devils lodged a bid of£27m for the 18-year-old left-backin May, but the offer was rejected.

Adam Lallana undergoing Liverpool medical ahead of £25m move

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Adam Lallana undergoing Liverpool medical ahead of £25m move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to the Guardian, Adam Lallana is reportedly travelling to Merseyside to undergo Liverpool medical after it has now emerged that Southampton have agreed a£25m offer from the Reds for the midfield star.

World Cup Refereeing Technology Proves It’s Worth

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World Cup Refereeing Technology Proves It's Worth - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The 2014 World Cup in South America has reached the halfway mark, with a host of sides already flying home for a summer of reflection after a hectic opening two weeks of football.

While we've now seen the likes of Spain and England sent packing, with manysurely benefiting from the promotional codes offered by the likes of William Hill, referees have been in the spotlight more than in any other tournament, thanks to the showcasing of some niftynew gadgets.

Liverpool keen to sell Suarez, 61% Barcelona fans don’t want him

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Liverpool keen to sell Suarez, 61% Barcelona fans don't want him - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Luis Suarez has been handed a record ban by FIFA that threatens to spell the end of his Liverpool career. The Uruguay international has been given a four-month ban from all footballing activity and nine competitive Uruguayan games, starting with Saturday's last 16-clash with Colombia.

Wenger targets €70m worth of strikers at Arsenal

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Wenger targets €70m worth of strikers at Arsenal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal need a striker in the summer and even Arsene Wenger knows that as well. The Gunners however have yet to sign a player while their rivals Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United and Manchester City have all been heavily active in the transfer market so far.

Another Chelsea star set to leave Stamford Bridge in the summer

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Another Chelsea star set to leave Stamford Bridge in the summer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to German national daily Bild, out of favour Chelsea midfielder Marko Marin has been subjected to a€5m bid from Bundesliga clubEintracht Frankfurt. The 25 year old German dazzled in his loan spell at Spanish side Sevilla helping the Andalusian club to claim the Europa League title.

PHOTO: GOD lends support to Luis Suarez

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PHOTO: GOD lends support to Luis Suarez - originally posted on Soccerlens.com


Argentina legend Diego Maradona has publicly come out and expressed his support to Uruguay and Liverpool striker Luis Suarez.

#Brasil2014 #URU El apoyo de Maradona a Luis Suárez en @De_Zurda pic.

Twitter reacts to Manchester United’s signing of Ander Herrera

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Twitter reacts to Manchester United's signing of Ander Herrera - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United fans took on Twitter to express their joy as the Old Trafford club confirmed the signing of Ander Herrera from Athletic Bilbao.

The 24-year-old midfielder became the Red Devils' first summer signing as they prepare for a new ear under the leadership of Louis van Gaal.

€45M Manchester United target open to move from Lisbon

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€45M Manchester United target open to move from Lisbon - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have scouted Portugal midfielder William Carvalho for... well...lost count actually...number of times over the past one year. However, that interest somewhat died down once Manchester United had appointed Louis van Gaal as their new manager.

What went WRONG for England and Roy Hodgson in 2014 FIFA World Cup

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What went WRONG for England and Roy Hodgson in 2014 FIFA World Cup - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

When most of the football fans are enjoying the 2014 FIFA World Cup, England supporters are left with a better taste as the Three Lions were knocked out of the summer event in Brazil and are already back on home soil.

Analysis: Chile rely on their pressing but who are the two individuals key to their success?

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Analysis: Chile rely on their pressing but who are the two individuals key to their success? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Some will tell you Chile are the surprise package of the tournament, others will tell you they were expected to progress past a group containing the Dutch and Spaniards.

€40m Manchester United & City target prefers Chelsea move

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€40m Manchester United & City target prefers Chelsea move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to Italian Newspaper Il Messaggero, Roma defender Mehdi Benatia would prefer a move to Chelsea instead of the two Manchester clubs. The much wanted defender has been linked with a move away from Rome and it now appears that the player could be well on his way to Stamford Bridge.

Boost for Arsenal: €30m rated striker could leave club in favour of Premier League move

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Boost for Arsenal: €30m rated striker could leave club in favour of Premier League move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports in the Guardian, Mario Balotelli's agent has claimed that his client could leave the Rosonerri for a return to the Premier League with Arsenal being his likely destination.

REVEALED: Luke Shaw confirms United move on Twitter

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REVEALED: Luke Shaw confirms United move on Twitter - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Southampton star has confirmed it on Twitter that he is now agreed terms to join Manchester United after changing his Twitter bio as " Professional footballer at Manchester united Football Club."

The 18-year-old has long been linked with a move to Old Trafford as a long-term replacement for Patrice Evra.

Algeria 1-1 Russia: North Africans through to the last 16 after smash-and-grab

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Algeria 1-1 Russia: North Africans through to the last 16 after smash-and-grab - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

A second half goal fromIslam Slimani secured a crucial draw for minnows Algeria, with the point ensuring they progress to the last 16 for the very first time in their history, and condemning Russia to a third successive group stage exit.

South Korea 0-1 Belgium: Late Vertonghen strike preserves 100% record

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South Korea 0-1 Belgium: Late Vertonghen strike preserves 100% record - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

A late goal from Jan Vertonghen made it three wins out of three for 10-man Belgium, and condemned South Korea to a group stage exit.

The Tottenham defender struck with thirteen minutes to go, slotting home after substituteDivock Origi's shot was parried.

PHOTO: Ander Hererra inside Old Trafford after signing for Manchester United

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PHOTO: Ander Hererra inside Old Trafford after signing for Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

New Manchester United signing Ander Hererra posed for photographers inside the iconic Old Trafford stadium after his€36m move from Athletic Bilbao.

Photo Courtesy: Red Mancunian (Twitter)

The 24 year old reportedly paid his own buyout clauseto join the Red Devils ending a day of great drama as the Basque club had earlier today rejected United's bid for their long term target.

Portugal 2-1 Ghana: Paulo Bento’s side out of the World Cup despite win

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Portugal 2-1 Ghana: Paulo Bento's side out of the World Cup despite win - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Cristiano Ronaldo ensured Portugal would finish their finish their disappointing World Cup campaign with a 2-1 over Ghana but Paulo Bento's side failed to qualify for the last sixteen despite the hard fought victory in Brasilia.

£34m rated snubs Chelsea ahead of Manchester United medical

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£34m rated snubs Chelsea ahead of Manchester United medical - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

After acquiring the services of Ander Hererra, Manchester United are set to complete their second signing of the summer as it now appears that the Luke Shaw is set to have his medical ahead of the £34m move from Southampton.

USA 0-1 Germany: Sharp-shooter Muller scores winner as both teams advance to knockouts

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USA 0-1Germany:Sharp-shooter Muller scores winner as both teams advance to knockouts - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Group G's top two teams fought it out in Recife, hammered bytorrential rain, with Germany ending victorious thanks to another Thomas Muller goal.The downpourscaused massive flooding in the area,but the game went ahead as planned, and the passion witnessed by both sideswill have silenced any doubters, who thought this would be played out as a conspired draw.

OFFICIAL: Manchester United sign Ander Herrera

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OFFICIAL: Manchester United sign Ander Herrera - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have completed their first signing of the summer after landing Atheltic Bilbao midfielder Ander Herrera.

A statement on United's official website read, "Manchester United is delighted to announce that, after triggering the buy-out clause in his contract on Tuesday, it has signed Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera from Athletic Club in Bilbao, pending the receipt of the International Transfer Certificate.

Ryan Giggs expresses after Manchester United sign Ander Herrera

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Ryan Giggs expresses after Manchester United sign Ander Herrera - originally posted on Soccerlens.com


Manchester United manager assistant manager Ryan Giggs has expressed his delight after the Red Devils completed the signing of Ander Herrera from Athletic Bilbao.

The 24-year-old has long been linked to Old Trafford as the former Red Devils manager David Moyes was keen on bringing the Spain international last summer.

PHOTO: Ander Herrera holding the Manchester United shirt

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PHOTO: Ander Herrera holding the Manchester United shirt - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Athletic Bilbao midfielder Ander Herrera becomes the first major signing of the season for Manchester United after the player paid his€36m buy-out clause.

The 24-year-old, as reported by Spanish media, will sign a five-year-contract at Manchester United while will earn around€3m-per year.

Massive Blow for Liverpool: Luis Suarez banned for four months

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Massive Blow for Liverpool: Luis Suarez banned for four months - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

FIFA have imposed a nine match ban onLiverpool striker Luis Suarez and the Uruguayan will deprived from the sport for four months.

The decision comes in the wake of Suarez being embroiled in controversy after the 27 year old was found guilty of misconduct as he appeared to have bitten Italian defender Giorgio Cheillini.

World Cup Roundup: Ghana suspend Boateng and Muntari after staff attacks

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World Cup Roundup: Ghana suspend Boateng and Muntari after staff attacks - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

  • Ghana pair Muntari and Boateng 'suspended indeterminately'
  • Soccerlens Tom's World Cup Day 14 Predictions

Ghana duo Sulley Muntari and Kevin-Prince Boateng expelled from World Cup squad

Just as you thought Luis Suarez was to be the epitome of bad behavior in South America, Ghana have today revealed that star duo Sulley Muntari and Kevin-Prince Boateng have been sent home on the eve of their crucial match against Portugal for severe breaches of discipline.

USA v Germany Preview: Klinsmann faces the ultimate showdown against his home country

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USA v Germany Preview: Klinsmann faces the ultimate showdown against his home country - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Jurgen Klinsmann's success story as USA manager faces the ultimate test tomorrow, against his own nation, for whom he scored 38 goals as a player and even won the World Cup in 1990.

South Korea v Belgium Preview: Chelsea’s Hazard to see Belgium through as leaders

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South KoreavBelgium Preview: Chelsea's Hazard to see Belgium through as leaders - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea man Eden Hazard's style is just perfect to tear apart this South Korean side, who have shown plenty of weak-spots at the back this tournament, especiallythe 4 goals leaked against Algeria.

Algeria v Russia Preview: Can ex-England boss guide Russia to Round of 16?

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Algeriav Russia Preview: Can ex-England boss guide Russia to Round of 16? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Group H draws to a close tomorrow with the North Africans, Algeria, playing Russia in Curitiba. Algeria are currently sitting on 3; from a win against Korea and a loss to Belgium, whilstRussia havejust a solo point; from their draw with Korea and they also lost to Belgium.

Liverpool set to beat Arsenal & Spurs for highly rated Belgian striker

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Liverpool set to beat Arsenal & Spurs for highly rated Belgian striker - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool are closing in on highly rated Belgium youngsterDivock Origi as Brendan Rodgers seeksto complete the third signing of the season.

The Reds have already signed Rickie Lambert and Emre Can and according to Tony Barrett of The Times, the Merseyside giants are edgingcloser in wrapping up a deal for Origi, who scored the winner for Belgium against Russia last Sunday.

DONE DEAL: Liverpool forward off to Spain, will complete medical today

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DONE DEAL: Liverpool forward off to Spain, will complete medical today - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool forward Luis Alberto is set to complete his season-long loan move to Malaga today, according to reports from Spain.

The 21-year-old who joined Liverpool last season from Sevilla had failed to make a bright impression and managed only nine league appearances for Brendan Rodgers' team.

£28m midfielder meets Manchester United legend, deal announcement today

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£28m midfielder meets Manchester United legend, deal announcement today - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera is currently in Manchester to secure his£28.8m move to Manchester United. He was at United's training ground, Carrington, along with his agent yesterday, with the official announcement is likely to be announced today.

Liverpool edging closer to sign €20m class winger, agent discussing financial deal

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Liverpool edging closer to sign €20m class winger, agent discussing financial deal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool areclose to signing Bayern Munich's highly rated wingerXherdan Shaqiri, according to reliable journalist Gianluca di Marzio.

The Swiss international, who scored a brilliant hat-trick yesterday, has been on Liverpool's radar for quite sometime now.

Liverpool striker subject to bid, could leave club in the summer

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Liverpool striker subject to bid, could leave club in the summer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool striker Fabio Borini could make his loan move permanent after the Black Cats have reportedly offered the Reds£8m for the Italian according to the ever reliable Gianluca Di Marzio website.

Will we see Germany and USA play out a ‘friendly’ game?

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Will we see Germany and USA play out a 'friendly' game? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Germany and USA need just 1 point from their final group match to qualify into the second round. For Germany, this was expected before the tournament started. For USA it would be quite an achievement with both Portugal and Ghana being highly-rated.

MASSIVE BLOW: Athletic reject Manchester United’s €36m bid for Ander Herrera

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MASSIVE BLOW: Athletic reject Manchester United's €36m bid for Ander Herrera - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have been dealt a massive blow is their pursuit of signing of Athletic Bilbao midfielder Ander Herrera as the Basque club have rejected a whopping€36m bid from the Red Devils for the player.

Atletico refuse to sell prized asset to Chelsea

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Atletico refuse to sell prized asset to Chelsea - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Atletico Madrid are facing a herculean taskthis season to keep hold of their star players. If the reports are to be believed Chelsea are already planning to buy at least three players (Diego Costa, Filipe Luis and Tiago Mendes) from them while Premier League giants Manchester United are plotting a move to sign central defender Miranda as well.

Mexico’s defence key to their success at the World Cup

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Mexico's defence key to their success at the World Cup - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Although very little was expected of the Mexican side, they emerged from Group A as one of the stand-out performers having missed out on top spot due to an inferior goal-difference, they do however finish with just 1 goal conceded in three games.

Analysis: The individuals crucial to Netherlands’ successful system, and no it isn’t RVP!

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Analysis: The individuals crucial to Netherlands' successful system, and no it isn't RVP! - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Plenty of experts and pundits predicted the Dutch national team to be the big side that disappoints at the World Cup by crashing out at the first hurdle. Three games and ten goals later, the script has been rewritten.

Liverpool suffer massive setback in making third summer signing

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Liverpool suffer massive setback in making third summer signing - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool's hope of signing Sevilla defender Alberto Moreno has hit a roadblock after the Spanish club's sporting director has confirmed the deal if off.

The Merseyside club have long been interested in signing the left-back.

Honduras 0-3 Switzerland: Liverpool target hits hat-trick in comfortable win

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Honduras 0-3 Switzerland: Liverpool target hits hat-trick in comfortable win - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Switzerland qualified for the last 16 of the 2014 World Cup at the expense of both Ecuador and Honduras, the latter beaten comfortably on Wednesday byOttmar Hitzfeld's side, with reported Liverpool targetXherdan Shaqiri hitting a hat-trick.

Ecuador 0-0 France: Les Bleus qualify for the last 16 as Group E winners

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Ecuador 0-0 France: Les Bleus qualify for the last 16 as Group E winners - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

France earned the point they needed to win Group E and avoid Argentina in the next round but Didier Deschamps side failed to impress against Ecuador, who finished the game with 10-men after Manchester United's Antonio Valencia saw red.

Portugal v Ghana: Can Ronaldo save the Selecção’s World Cup campaign?

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Portugal v Ghana: Can Ronaldo save the Selecção's World Cup campaign? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Cristiano Ronaldo's last-second cross for Varela's headed equalizer against the USA on Sunday, kept Portugal's World Cup dream alive. The Mediterranean nation very nearly followed in the footsteps of neighbors Spain, by losing their first 2 games and heading home on the first flights out of Brazil.

DONE DEAL: Liverpool and United target joins other Manchester club

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DONE DEAL: Liverpool and United target joins other Manchester club - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Portuguese giants FC Porto have confirmed the sale of midfielder Fernando Reges to Manchester City for€15m. The 26 year old had earlier attracted the likes of Liverpool and Manchester United and Porto's official decision comes in the wake of our reports a couple of weeks ago.

Bosnia & Herzegovina 3-1 Iran: Džeko helps Bosnia to first-ever World Cup win

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Bosnia & Herzegovina 3-1 Iran: Džeko helps Bosnia to first-ever World Cup win - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Bosnia and Herzegovina recorded their first-ever win at a World Cup this evening, eliminating Iran from the tournament in the process.

The Southeastern European making its World Cup debut this summer were already eliminated from the competition prior to kick-off today following one-goal defeats to both Argentina and Nigeria.

Liverpool look to snap up La Liga winner on the cheap

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Liverpool look to snap up La Liga winner on the cheap - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Premier League giants Liverpool have been linked yet again with former Ajax defender Toby Alderweireld who currently plies his trade with La Liga Champions Atletico Madrid. While Sky Italia have featured the story, Belgian site RTBF Sport and the reliable Gianluca Di Marzio have relayed the story.

Nigeria 2-3 Argentina: Messi inspires La Albiceleste to straight victory

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Nigeria 2-3 Argentina: Messi inspires La Albiceleste to straight victory - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

A brace from Lionel Messi helped Argentina to a 3-2 victory over Nigeria to see them finish top of Group F with a maximum nine points.

The Barcelona striker took less than three minutes to slam home the opener after Ángel di María saw his close range effort denied by Vincent Enyeama.

VIDEO: Lionel Messi scores brace against Nigeria

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VIDEO: Lionel Messi scores brace against Nigeria - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Lionel Messi scored a sumptuous brace as Argentina edged past Nigeria by 3-2 in a thrilling encounter at the Estadio Beira Rio in Port Alegre. The Barcelona star opened the scoring in the third minute with a great strike from inside the box after Angel Di Maria's fantastic effort came off the post.

Anfield Legend: Liverpool will sell Luis Suarez

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Anfield Legend: Liverpool will sell Luis Suarez - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Luis Suarez's Liverpool career is over after the bite incident, according to the Reds legend Robbie Fowler.

The 27-year-old dug his teeth into the Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini's shoulders and the incident took place during Uruguay's narrow 1-0 victory over Italy in the group stage fixture of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

REVEALED: Manchester United and Arsenal suffer blow in signing La Liga stars

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REVEALED: Manchester United and Arsenal suffer blow in signing La Liga stars - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United and Arsenal have handed a setback in their summer deals as Koke and Juanfran have signed a new deal at Atletico Madrid.

The 22-year-old midfielder has long been a transfer target for the former United manager David Moyes.

CONFIRMED: Manchester United suffer blow in signing SAF’s transfer target

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CONFIRMED: Manchester United suffer blow in signing SAF's transfer target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have suffered a blow in signing Benfica star Ezequiel Garay after the central defender agreed terms to join Zenit St Petersburg.

"After three seasons with the jersey of SL Benfica's Ezequiel Garay of departure for a new professional challenge.

Liverpool star admits Anfield future uncertain

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Liverpool star admits Anfield future uncertain - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina has revealed that he is uncertain over his future and will return to Anfield this summer.

The Spain international was on a season-long loan at Napoli, where he reunited with the Reds former manager Rafael Benitez.

World Cup Roundup: Luis Suarez loses the plot after THIRD biting controversy

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World Cup Roundup: Luis Suarez loses the plot after THIRD biting controversy - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

  • Sinister Suarez on the cusp of footballing rejection
  • Soccerlens Tom's World Cup Day 13 Predictions

Luis Suarez: Italian bite may spell disaster for Liverpool striker

There are always two or three defining moments to a World Cup.

Ecuador v France Preview: A much-changed French XI to maintain record?

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Ecuador v France Preview: A much-changed French XI to maintain record? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

France what would be an absolute miracle, France are through to the last 16, with their six points and +6 goal difference leaving the other sides to scrap for second place in Group E, of which Ecuador will have to oust Didier Deschamps' side tonight in theMaracanã to have any chance of progressing.

Honduras v Switzerland Preview: Ottmar Hitzfeld to see Swiss through to last 16?

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Honduras v Switzerland Preview: Ottmar Hitzfeld to see Swiss through to last 16? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Honduras will face Switzerland in Manuas in the last round of group matches, with both teams still with a chance of qualifying for the last 16.

Honduras, albeit, have a very small chance of proceeding from Group E, withLuis Fernando Suárez's side needing to beat the 6th FIFA ranked Swiss on Wednesday evening, and hope France obliterate Ecuador (thereby devastating their goal difference) in order to make it through.

Analysis: Neymar is key but who else are crucial for Selecao’s success?

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Analysis: Neymar is key but who else are crucial for Selecao's success? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Besides a slight own-goal hiccup and a draw against Mexico, hosts Brazil have been in top form at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, getting the results, impressing the supporters and booking their place into the next round of the competition as group winners.

Bosnia & Herzegovina v Iran Preview: Can Quieroz pull of the extraordinary in Salvador?

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Bosnia & Herzegovina v Iran Preview: Can Quieroz pull of the extraordinary in Salvador? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Despite having not scored a single goal so far in the World Cup, minnows Iran go into Wednesday's encounter with Bosnia & Herzegovina in a position to qualify for the last 16.

Nigeria v Argentina Preview: Misfiring attack to oust best defence in Porto Alegre?

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Nigeria v Argentina Preview: Misfiring attack to oust best defence in Porto Alegre? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Nigeria will take on Argentina in Porto Alegre on Wednesday, withthis the battle for top spot in Group E despite the apparent gulf in ability between the two sides.

With the greatest of respect to Nigeria,Stephen Keshi's side pale in comparison to the mighty South Americans, whose stunning attack will be looking to do real damage to the Africans inEstádio Beira-Rio.

Herrera completes medical, deal could be announced on Friday

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Herrera completes medical, deal could be announced on Friday - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Ander Herrera is all set to become the first major signing of the season for Manchester United, after reports emergedyesterday that the Red Devils had triggered his£28.8m release clause.

Arsene Wenger: No truth behind Balotelli rumours

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Arsene Wenger: No truth behind Balotelli rumours - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has squashed rumours which have linked AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli to Arsenal. 101 Great Goals have also featured the story asWenger, who appeared on the beIN Sports World Cup show in Rio dismissed any suggested bid for Balotelli from the Gunners.

World Cup Betting: France & Argentina can book safe passage to quarters

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World Cup Betting: France & Argentina can book safe passage to quarters - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

With half of the groups now completed at the 2014 World Cup the draw for the knock-out stages are starting to take shape.

There are four South American nations playing on Saturday with Brazil taking on Chile and Colombia facing Uruguay.

Chelsea to fight tooth and nail to land €40m Manchester United target

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Chelsea to fight tooth and nail to land €40m Manchester United target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United are close to landing their first major signing of the summer, after reports published in both English & Spanish press, that the Red Devils had trigged the€36m release clause of Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera.

Japan 1-4 Colombia: Martinez double gives South Americans perfect group record

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Japan 1-4 Colombia: Martinez double gives South Americans perfect group record - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Colombia saw off Japan inCuiabá, keeping their 100% World Cup record intact and ensuring their opponents finish bottom of Group C.

Porto striker Jackson Martinez, who has long been linked with a move to the Premier League, bagged a second half brace, with a penalty fromwingerJuan Cuadrado and a late James Rodriguez chipending the meek Japan resistance, despite the sides going in level at the break.

Greece 2-1 Ivory Coast: Injury time Samaras penalty edges Greeks into last 16

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Greece 2-1 Ivory Coast: Injury time Samaras penalty edges Greeks into last 16 - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

A stunning late penalty from former Celtic strikerGeorgios Samaras gave Greece a 2-1 win over the Ivory Coast in Fortaleza, with theEuropean side sneaking through to the last 16, finishing second above their beaten opponents in Group C.

Italy 0-1 Uruguay: Godin winner overshadowed by ‘sneak’ Suarez bite controversy

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Italy 0-1 Uruguay: Godin winner overshadowed by 'sneak' Suarez bite controversy - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Uruguay progressed to the last 16 of the 2014 World Cup on Tuesday, disposing of 10-man Italy in Natal, with the aftermath of the match centering on the actions of one Luis Suarez, who minutes before the winning goal, bit defenderGiorgio Chiellini in what has become yetanother sensational controversy involving the Liverpool striker.

Player leaves Manchester United ‘to win trophies’

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Player leaves Manchester United 'to win trophies' - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Alexander Buttner has claimed that he left Manchester United to join Russian side Dynamo Moscow over the prospect of winning trophies.

"I want to play in the Champions League and win trophies. Dynamo are building a very strong team and I am sure that we will be good enough to try and win the league title this season.

Costa Rica 0-0 England: Three Lions blunt and deflated in final World Cup game

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Costa Rica 0-0England:Three Lionsblunt and deflatedin final World Cup game - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The already qualified Costa Rica usedclever tactics against Roy Hodgson's eliminated men, allowing them time on the ball but defending strongly when the threat veered too close to their goal.

PHOTO + VIDEO: Luis Suarez appears to have bitten again!

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PHOTO + VIDEO: Luis Suarez appears to have bitten again! - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Luis Suarez is back in the news again for the wrong reasons. the Liverpool striker appears to have bitten Italian defender Georgio Chiellini as Uruguay beat ten man Italy to progress into the last sixteen of the World Cup.

World Cup Roundup: Will Neymar get his hands on the Golden Boot in Brazil?

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World Cup Roundup: Will Neymar get his hands on the Golden Boot in Brazil? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

  • England set for final World Cup bow
  • Neymar takes the lead in race for Golden Boot
  • 'Rivaldo's Gamble' Soccerlens Tom's World Cup Day 12 Predictions

England v Costa Rica Pride at stake, or has that ship already sailed?

Italy v Uruguay Preview: Luis Suarez to see off shaky Azzurri?

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Italy v Uruguay Preview: Luis Suarez to see off shaky Azzurri? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Italy and Uruguay will face off in theEstádio das Dunas on Tuesday, with a place in the last 16 still very much up for grabs for both sides.

With both nations sat on three points each in Group D (three more behind runaway leaders Costa Rica), it is Italy whohave slightly the better position, with a goal difference of zero, one better thanÓscar Tabárez's Uruguay.

Croatia 1-3 Mexico: Manchester United striker puts gloss on dramatic victory

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Croatia 1-3 Mexico: Manchester United striker puts gloss on dramatic victory - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Mexico progressed into the second round of the 2014 World Cup from Group A afteran impressive 3-1 victory over Croatia, with Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez grabbing his first goal of the tournament.

Costa Rica v England Preview: Hodgson makes nine changes to shattered Three Lions

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Costa Rica v England Preview: Hodgson makes nine changes to shattered Three Lions - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

England's final game at the 2014 World Cup will be against Costa Rica on Tuesday, with manager Roy Hodgson to make multiple changes to his starting lineup, bringing in a host of fringe players for what will be a difficult game for the Three Lions, with their South American adventure already at an end.

DONE DEAL: Manchester United set to sign €36m Chelsea target

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DONE DEAL: Manchester United set to sign €36m Chelsea target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United finally have signed their long-term targetAnder Herrera, after the Red Devils triggered his€36m buy-out clauses, reported by both Spanish newspapers, Marca & AS.

PHOTO: Manchester United star left in tears after heroic triumph

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PHOTO: Manchester United star left in tears after heroic triumph - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

World Cup football is the biggest platform for any professional footballer on earth. The passion emanating from players fighting for nation for the sake of glory is something that makes us feel that football is not just another sport; it is something more than that may be 'more than life and death'.

Liverpool and Arsenal set to battle London club for sensational Belgian

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Liverpool and Arsenal set to battle London club for sensational Belgian - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports in Guardian, Totenham are in hot pursuit of Belgium's World Cup star Divock Origi, but Spurs will face competition from fierce cross city rivals Arsenal and Merseyside giants Liverpool.

Manchester United to bid £34m for 18-year-old defender!

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Manchester United to bid £34m for 18-year-old defender! - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United are determined to land Southampton defender Luke Shaw and are ready to go to any extreme to secure his services.

According to reports from The Times, Manchester United will meet Southampton's£30m valuation of the 18-year-old and the fee could rise to£34m based on clauses relating to future appearances and success.

SENSATIONAL: €60m Chelsea target set to join Real Madrid

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SENSATIONAL: €60m Chelsea target set to join Real Madrid - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to Bein Sports, Monaco striker Radamel Falcao is set to join Real Madrid in the summer and the deal is set to be announced as soon as the World Cup gets over in Brazil. The report has featured in Spanish newspaper AS.

Arsenal join the race to land €30m Liverpool target

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Arsenal join the race to land €30m Liverpool target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Alexis Sanchez undoubtedly has been one the stars of the World Cup 2014 in Brazil. At the same time, he is entangled in a transfer tug-of-war, with clubs from Italy and England vying for his signature.

World Cup Predictions: Who will join Brazil & Netherlands in the Round of 16?

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World Cup Predictions: Who will join Brazil & Netherlands in the Round of 16? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

With the final round of the World Cup group stage matches being played, we take a closer look at what can happen in Groups C to H (click here for our preview of Groups A and B).

Manchester United legend praises €40m rated Mexican sensation

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Manchester United legend praises €40m rated Mexican sensation - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Mnachester United legend Rio Ferdinand who is poised to join QPR in the summer took to Twitter to praise Mexico's Hector Herrera after the El Tri triumphed over Croatia by 3-1 to book their place in the last sixteen of the World Cup.

Chelsea star confirms offer from PSG

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Chelsea star confirms offer from PSG - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

First Hazard and now Oscar. Both these Chelsea players were targeted by PSG and both have rejected the chances to move to France.

Oscar, who scored in the opening match for Brazil in the World Cup, has been along term target of PSG, with Brazilian Lucas Moura claiming in March that he would love to see his fellow compatriot join him at theParc des Princes.

Right said Fred! Brazil’s striker fires at last

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Right said Fred! Brazil's striker fires at last - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The Brazilian striker with a name reminiscent of 1960's Britain finally got his World Cup campaign off and running last night when he netted his first goal of the tournament for the Selecao as the hosts defeated Cameroon 4-1 to top the group.

€32m Spanish forward snubs Chelsea and confirms he is not looking for summer transfer

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€32m Spanish forward snubs Chelsea and confirms he is not looking for summer transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Jose Callejon has revealed that he is happy at Napoli and has put the recent speculations surrounding his future to bed after admitting that he is hungry for more success with the Serie A club.

Who is going to join Brazil, Netherland and co in the knock-outs?

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Who is going to join Brazil, Netherland and co in the knock-outs? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Netherlands, Chile, Brazil and Mexico confirmed their places in the round of 16 at the 2014 World Cup last night but with 12 matches still left to play before the knock-out rounds begin there is lots up for grabs.

Roy: Louis van Gaal desperately wants Robben at Manchester United

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Roy: Louis van Gaal desperately wants Robben at Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Former Holland international Bryan Roy has revealed incoming Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is desperate to sign Bayern Munich star Arjen Robben this summer.

The 62-year-old will take the reigns at Old Trafford after stepping down his post as the Holland manager after the completion of the 2014 FIFA World Cup with his national side.

Klinsmann employs two different midfield systems to perfection

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Klinsmann employs two different midfield systems to perfection - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Coming into the 2014 FIFA World Cup, all the talk in the American camp was the exclusion of all-time leading goal scorer and assist maker, Landon Donovan. The striker was surprisingly excluded from the final squad after initially making the preliminary one.

Five players Manchester United must sign after Herrera

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Five players Manchester United must sign after Herrera - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Ander Herrera is all set to join Manchester United after reports broke this morning that the Red Devils had trigged his €36mrelease clause. He will join on a four year contract, earning around €3m per year.

Cameroon 1-4 Brazil: Neymar guides Brazil to knockouts with inspirational goalscoring

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Cameroon 1-4 Brazil: Neymar guides Brazil to knockouts with inspirationalgoalscoring - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The hostsconfirmed their passage to the knockout stages of the World Cup with victory over Cameroon putting them on 7 points, justahead of Mexico on goal difference, at the top of Group A.

Luis Suarez urged to leave Liverpool and make La Liga switch

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Luis Suarez urged to leave Liverpool and make La Liga switch - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez should leave the Premier League and make a switch to La Liga, according to the player's father-in-law Gustavo Balbi.

The Uruguayan international has recently been subjected with strong interests from Barcelona, who are set to beat their arch-rivals Real Madrid for the striker's signature.

Liverpool legend urges Rodgers to find Glen Johnson replacement

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Liverpool legend urges Rodgers to find Glen Johnson replacement - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool legend Mark Lawrenson has urged Brendan Rodgers to replace Glen Johnson with Southampton defender Calum Chambers.

The England international will turn 30 in August and had a poor campaign with the Three Lions in the 2014 FIFA World Cup as Roy Hodgson's men are out of the summer tournament in Brazil after losing the first two games.

Spain 3-0 Australia: La Roja finsh disappointing World Cup campaign with thumping win

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Spain 3-0 Australia: La Roja finsh disappointing World Cup campaign with thumping win - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Spain finished off their disappointing World Cup campaign by beating Australia 3-0 at theArena da Baixada in Curitiba. David Villa, Fernando Torres and Juan Mata all scored for Vicente Del Bosque's side to secure the result as the La Roja now pack their bags for the flight back home.

Netherlands 2-0 Chile: Late strikes from substitutes seal top spot for the Dutch

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Netherlands 2-0 Chile: Late strikes from substitutes seal top spot for the Dutch - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Substitutes Leroy Fer and Memphis Depay scored late on as Netherlands beat Chile by 2-0 as Louis Van Gaal's side secure top spot in Group B maintaining a perfect record as the Dutch head to the last sixteen.

€40m La Liga star alerts Arsenal and Manchester United

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€40m La Liga star alerts Arsenal and Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Real Madrid star Angel di Maria has revealed he is unsure where he will play next season and has alerted both Manchester United and Arsenal

The Old Trafford outfit and the North London club were keen on signing the Argentine international in the summer transfer window.

Liverpool must pay £20m to land top target

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Liverpool must pay £20m to land top target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Only couple of weeks back, it seemed like Alberto Moreno will become the next big signing for Liverpool, with reports emerging in Spain that the highly rated Sevilla defender is on his way to Anfield for medical.

Japan v Colombia Preview: South Americans tipped to progress

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Japan v Colombia Preview: South Americans tipped to progress - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Colombia enter their final group stage match of the 2014 World Cup needing a solitary point to guarantee themselves the winner of Group C.

José Pékerman's Colombia have been a joy to watch in their opening two matches, beating Greece 3-0 and Ivory Coast 2-1 to sit comfortably atop of their group with a game to play.

Greece v Ivory Coast Preview: First knockout round berth awaits Africans?

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Greece v Ivory Coast Preview: First knockout round berth awaits Africans? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Ivory Coast are looking to secure their passage into the second round of a World Cup for the first time in the country's history.

Greece stand in their way having picked up only one point from their opening two games, without scoring a single goal.

Manchester United star wants to leave Old Trafford after seven years stay

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Manchester United star wants to leave Old Trafford after seven years stay - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United winger Nani, who scored the opening goal last night against United States, wants to leave Old Trafford this summer with Juventus and Atletico Madrid keen to secure his signature.

Analysis: Belgium’s full-back issue explained

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Analysis: Belgium's full-back issue explained - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

A comeback win against Algeria and a late one against Russia has seen Belgium through to the next round of the World Cup. It is what many expected, the manner in which they achieved this success though was contrasting to pre-tournament belief.

World Cup Roundup: USA 2-2 Portugal and the Top 5 best matches so far

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World Cup Roundup: USA 2-2 Portugal and the Top 5 best matches so far - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

  • World Cup 2014: Top 5 Group Stage Matches So Far
  • 'Rivaldo's Gamble' Soccerlens Tom's World Cup Day 11 Predictions

Drama-kings USA delighting audiences worldwide, but was their draw last night the best yet?

It is finally time for Brazil to turn it on?

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It is finally time for Brazil to turn it on? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It's not been easy for either Brazil or Cameroon in the 2014 World Cup

Hosts Brazil have under-performed at the start of this World Cup to many but remain on course to win Group A.

There have been a number of teams not live up to expectations so far – Argentina have won both of their games by a single goal, Germany dropped points to Ghana and Belgium have left it late in their two victories.

€15m Arsenal and Spurs target prefers Liverpool move

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€15m Arsenal and Spurs target prefers Liverpool move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool fanswill be boosted by the news that Argentine defender, who is also one of their main transfer target, prefers a switch to Anfield, according to reports from Portugal newspaper A Bola.

Cameroon v Brazil Preview: Selecao to finish group stage with a flourish?

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Cameroon v Brazil Preview: Selecao to finish group stage with a flourish? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Into the last round of group stage we go then, and the chaotic Cameroon will face hosts Brazil on Monday, with the African side to be playing only for pride inBrasília.

Volker Finke's side hit the self destruction button in the last match against Croatia, with Alex Song sent off for a ludicrous attempted elbow, and Benoît Assou-Ekottoattacking his own player,Benjamin Moukandjo, in the bizarre 4-0 defeat, leaving them pointless and unable to qualify for the next round.

Croatia v Mexico Preview: Manchester United striker to start vital Group A clash?

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Croatia v Mexico Preview: Manchester United striker to start vital Group A clash? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The battle for a last 16 berth is very much on in Group A, with Brazil, Croatia and Mexico all able to book their passage through on Monday. While the Selecao may have an easier time of it against a chaotic, demoralised Cameroon inBrasília, Croatia and Mexico are set for a blood and guts battle inRecife.

USA 2-2 Portugal: Massive drama for USA just seconds away from the Round of 16

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USA 2-2 Portugal:Massive drama for USA just seconds away from the Round of 16 - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Coming into this World Cup, no-one would have knocked the USA for failing to make it through this 'Group of Death'. However, 2-1 up against one of the strongest teams in the world,they had the qualification dream stolen from them in the very dying embers of the game.

CSY SPORTS Review: World Cup 2014 News & Updates

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CSY SPORTS Review: World Cup 2014 News & Updates - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Millions of fans across the country bemoaned England's timid exit from the World Cup, with Luis Suarez's brace compounded by the humiliating wait for the Italy-Costa Rica game and the final deflation as the Central Americans surprised everyone with another win.

Chelsea to complete triple deals within this week

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Chelsea to complete triple deals within this week - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea are looking to complete the signing ofstriker Diego Costa within this week, according to reports in Spain.

The Blues already agreed a deal for the Spain international, while Costa had completed hismedical as well.

Arsenal let £12m prolific striker join La Liga club

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Arsenal let £12m prolific striker join La Liga club - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal have chosen not totrigger Carlos Vela's buy-back clause, as the Gunner have agreedto sell their half-stake to Real Sociedad for £8.8m, which could rise to more than£12m depending on the number of appearances he makes and the club's success.

Chelsea legend could leave this summer says Belgium coach

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Chelsea legend could leave this summer says Belgium coach - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Belgium coach Marc Wilmots has revealed that young goal keeper Thibaut Courtois will return to Chelsea after the World Cup gets over.

Courtois was signed by Chelsea in 2011 from Genk but the Belgian has yet to make any appearances for the Blues.

South Korea 2-4 Algeria: Record-breaking Africans edge towards last 16

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South Korea 2-4 Algeria: Record-breaking Africans edge towards last 16 - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Algeria smashed Group H rivals South Korea on Sunday, becoming the first African side to score four goals in a World Cup match, and also putting themselves in a great position to qualify for the knockout round for the first time in their history.

Spainish club to beat Chelsea and Arsenal in signing Colombian star

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Spainish club to beat Chelsea and Arsenal in signing Colombian star - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Premier League clubs Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal have suffered a massive blow in signing Radamel Falcao in the summer transfer window as AS Monaco striker is keen on returning to Spain.

Belgium 1-0 Russia: Origi’s late strike sends Red Devils through to the last 16

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Belgium 1-0 Russia: Origi's late strike sends Red Devils through to the last 16 - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Belgium had to rely on 19-year-old Divock Orgi's strike late on as the Red Devils qualified for the last 16after edging past Russia at theMaracana in Rio de Janeiro.

The majority of the encounter will certainly not be remembered by the fans, with the game monotonous at times,but in the end it was Eden Hazard's individual brilliancewhich allowedOrigito secure the win andsend Marc Wilmots' side through to the knockout stages.

Australia v Spain: Can World Cup holder stop the rot in Xabi Alonso’s final game?

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Australiav Spain: Can World Cup holder stop the rot in Xabi Alonso's final game? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Spain's campaign of misery comes to a close tomorrow in Curitiba, against Australia. It is a game of 'saving face', with neither team able to qualify no matter what the result.

Netherlands v Chile: Man Utd striker Van Persie sits out final group game

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Netherlandsv Chile: Man Utd striker Van Persie sits out final group game - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Holland and Chile both have their passage to the next round confirmed before this game even kicks off, so this will likely see both teams fielding less of their big names to avoid any unwanted injuries or suspensions for the knockout rounds.

UP FOR GRABS: AC Milan leave door open for Arsenal to pounce on €30m rated striker

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UP FOR GRABS: AC Milan leave door open for Arsenal to pounce on €30m rated striker - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It is becoming likelier with each passing day that AC Milan might sell striker Mario Balotelli in the summer with the club's vice president Barbara Berlusconi claiming that "nobody is irreplaceable.

LATE TWIST: Arsenal and Chelsea boosted in pursuit of €30m rated striker

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LATE TWIST: Arsenal and Chelsea boosted in pursuit of €30m rated striker - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to German football magazine Kicker, Bayern Munich striker Mario Mandzukic will not return to his former club Wolfsburg in the summer. The news comes in the wake of our earlier report when it seemed that the Croatian would be joining his former team mate Luis Gustavo in a switch to his join theVolkswagen Arena outfit.

World Cup Roundup: Chelsea’s Cesc Fabregas in training bust-up with Spain boss

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World Cup Roundup: Chelsea's Cesc Fabregas in training bust-up with Spain boss - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

  • Fabregas row takes Spain to a new low
  • Messi hailed as a 'genius', as Argentina sneak into last 16
  • 'Rivaldo's Gamble' Soccerlens Tom's World Cup Day 11 Predictions

Chelsea's Cesc Fabregas involved in Spain bustup

New Chelsea signing Cesc Fabregas has been involved in a training ground bust-up with beleaguered managerVicente del Bosque, with the state of affairs surrounding the deposed World Cup champions going from bad to worse.

Nigeria 1-0 Bosnia & Herzegovina: Stoke striker puts debutants out of the World Cup

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Nigeria 1-0 Bosnia & Herzegovina: Stoke striker puts debutants out of the World Cup - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Peter Odemwingie's first half strike was enough to give Nigeria the full three points against World Cup debutants Bosnia & Herzegovina on Saturday, with the European side now unable to qualify for the last 16 of the World Cup.

€45m Manchester United target signs for Chelsea, albeit on FM

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€45m Manchester United target signs for Chelsea, albeit on FM - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

France moved into the next phase of the World cup after they humiliated Switzerland 5-2 in their last game. Paul Pogba came on as a substitute in the match and provided a delicious assist for Karim Benzema's goal.

SHOCK: Liverpool to lose £68m world class striker in summer?

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SHOCK: Liverpool to lose £68m world class striker in summer? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool could face yet another summer of turbulence regarding Luis Suarez.According to reports from The Sunday Times, Luis Suarez "will shock" Liverpool by insisting he wants to move away Anfield and launch a new career in Spain.

LATE SHOCK: Arsenal face competition to sign £8m rated World Cup star

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LATE SHOCK: Arsenal face competition to sign £8m rated World Cup star - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports in French newspaper, L'Equipe, Arsenal will now face competition from Swansea and newly promoted Premier League club QPR to sign Ivory Coastright back Serge Aurier from Toulouse.

Tottenham join the race to sign €15m Liverpool target

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Tottenham join the race to sign €15m Liverpool target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

North London club Tottenham Hotspur have joined the race to sign Argentine defender Marcos Rojo, who is also areported target of Liverpool.

Rojo, the 24-year-old left-back, who can also play as a centre-back, has impressed with his performances for Argentina in the World Cup so far.

Blow for Chelsea & Arsenal: €60m star wants Madrid move

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Blow for Chelsea & Arsenal: €60m star wants Madrid move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to Madrid based newspaper AS, Monaco's sensational striker Radamel Falcao has rejected a move to the Premier League. Instead the dazzling Colombian wants to join Champions League winner Real Madrid in the summer.

Analysis: Iran’s midfield set-up nearly pulled off an incredible result against Argentina

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Analysis: Iran's midfield set-up nearly pulled off an incredible result against Argentina - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Boring. Embarrassing. Dull. Shocking. All spouted out at half-time as Iran held their ground against Argentina in their World Cup game. Many complained at the apparent 'negative' approach Iran employed, seeking to defend for their lives for 90 minutes.

MASTERSTROKE : Wenger desperate to land €30m mad genius

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MASTERSTROKE : Wenger desperate to land €30m mad genius - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports in Football Italia, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is set to meet the agent of AC milan striker Mario Balotelli in Brazil. The Gunners are in the market for a striker in the coming transfer window and there has been interest for the former Manchester City striker over the past few weeks from the London club.

Analysis: How did Ghana get a result against Germany but lose to USA

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Analysis: How did Ghana get a result against Germany but lose to USA - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

One thing we've begun to understand about football is that everything isn't as simple as it seems; if it is, then you've probably got it wrong. Things sometimes are more complex than what you'd imagine.

Arsenal can sign Real Madrid legend for free

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Arsenal can sign Real Madrid legend for free - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal have a mixed emotions in their pursuit of signing Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas.

The 33-year-old's contract at Santiago Bernabéu runs down at the end of next season and has not signed a new deal to extend his stay at the club he joined since he was a kid beyond 2015.

Manchester United and Arsenal set sights on €25m Spaniard

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Manchester United and Arsenal set sights on €25m Spaniard - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United and Arsenal could go head-to-head for Barcelona forward Pedro Rodriguez in the summer, as both Louis van Gaal and Arsene Wenger see him as the perfect purchase.

Last month, Spanish media RAC 1 reported that Pedro has had several significant offers from Premier League clubs, andmight consider them should he find himself being not an integral part of Barcelona's system under new-manager Luis Enrique.

€36m midfielder set to snub Chelsea and Manchester United

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€36m midfielder set to snub Chelsea and Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United and Chelsea could miss out on highly rated Athletic Bilbao midfielder Ander Herrera this summer.

The 24-year-old midfielder was heavily linked with a move to Manchester United last summer and the saga dragged on till the transfer deadline day, where Bilbao rejected a€30m offer for the Spaniard, who has a€36m release clause on his contract.

USA v Portugal: Can Klinsmann’s men contain an incensed Cristiano Ronaldo?

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USAv Portugal: Can Klinsmann's men contain an incensedCristiano Ronaldo? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Jurgen Klinsmann's USA team can qualify through to the Round of 16 with a victory against Paulo Bento's Portugal, tomorrow in Manaus, but it will be no mean feat for the Stars and Stripes.

Germany 2-2 Ghana: Record-equaling Klose snatches draw for Germans

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Germany 2-2 Ghana: Record-equaling Klose snatches draw for Germans - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Germany striker Miroslav Klose scored a crucial equaliser to give his side a hard fought draw against Ghana on Saturday, with the 35-year-old becoming the joint record goalscorer in World Cup history.

Argentina 1-0 Iran: Late Messi stunner shatters brave Iranian resistance

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Argentina 1-0 Iran: Late Messi stunner shatters brave Iranian resistance - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Lionel Messi's stunning injury time goal gave Argentina a narrow 1-0 win over Iran as the Albiceleste secured passage to the last 16of the World Cup. The final score will be a bitter pill to swallow for Carlos Queiroz's side who were brilliant in their defensive organisation right throughout the ninety minutes.

Video: Argentina 1-0h Iran: Lionel Messi special thwarts gutsy Iran display

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Video: Argentina 1-0h Iran: Lionel Messi special thwarts gutsy Iran display - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Lionel Messi's injury time special enabled Argentina a passage to the last sixteen as the Albicelste overcame a gutsy display by Iran to win 1-0 at theEstadio Mineirao in Belo Horizonte

It was a crushing blow to Carlos Queiroz's side who were tremendous with their defensive organization and could have had a penalty of their own after Fulham winger Ashkan Dejagah was brought down in penalty box which was however not spotted by the referee.

South Korea v Algeria Preview: Dangerman Son Heung-min to see off North Africans?

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South Korea v Algeria Preview: Dangerman Son Heung-min to see off North Africans? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

South Korea and Algeria will lock horns on Sunday in Group H, with both sides realistically needing a win to keep their respective World Cup dreams alive.

Vahid Halilhodžić's brave Algeria kept group favourites Belgium out for 70 minutes inBelo Horizonte last week, and even led thanks to a 25th minute penalty fromSofiane Feghouli, but they came away without a point for their efforts, with a win now arguably essential for the World Cup minnows.

Belgium v Russia Preview: Eden Hazard to inspire Red Devils to crucial win?

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Belgium v Russia Preview: Eden Hazard to inspire Red Devils to crucial win? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Belgium face Russia in theMaracanã in Rio on Sunday, with both sides gearing up for a top of the table clash which willbe a real test of their respective World Cup credentials.

How Costa Rica emerged victorious from the Group of Death

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How Costa Rica emerged victorious from the Group of Death - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Italy, Uruguay & England. Three teams in the same group, all in the top 10 of the official FIFA rankings, is there ever a better definition of a group of death? Probably not. As analysts, fans, experts, pundits & indeed players scrambled to accurately predict which of these traditional footballing powers would emerge from the group, and which would drop out, a little factor was over-looked; a factor called Costa Rica.

€40m Manchester United target prefers Chelsea move

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€40m Manchester United target prefers Chelsea move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Highly rated Roma defender Mehdi Benatia, who has been linked with Manchester United and Manchester City, prefers a move to Chelsea, according to reports from Italy.

The 27-year-old is one of the most sought after defenders in Europe and several European heavyweights are vying for his signature.

VIDEO: Karim Benzema disallowed goal vs Switzerland

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VIDEO: Karim Benzema disallowed goal vs Switzerland - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Real Madrid frontmanKarim Benzema looks to be the most lethal striker so far at this World Cup, taking his tally to three goals in two games last night with his second half strike against Switzerland in the 5-2 French win.

Manchester United goalkeeper completes medical in Italy

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Manchester United goalkeeper completes medical in Italy - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United goal keeper Pierluigi Golliniis all set to complete his move toItalian outfit Hellas Verona,according to reports from the ever reliable Gianluca Di Marzio.

The 19-year-old goal keeper has completed his medical and expects the deal to be formally announced within next week.

Honduras 1-2 Ecuador: Enner Valencia joins Robben, Van Persie, Muller and Benzema

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Honduras 1-2 Ecuador: Enner Valencia joins Robben, Van Persie, Muller and Benzema - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Central Americans, Honduras, faced off against South Americans, Ecuador, in Group E, following a seven goalthriller by their group-mates earlier today. Ecuador had the grit to come back from behind and keep their World Cup dream alive, largely thanks to the clinical precision of current top goalscorer, Enner Valencia.

Luis Suarez perfect for Real Madrid says former Manchester United striker

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Luis Suarez perfect for Real Madrid says former Manchester United striker - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Luis Suarez has grabbed the headlines once again. The Liverpool superstar destroyed England single handedly with a virtuoso performance (two wonderful goals) and kept the hopes alive for Uruguay to qualify tothe next round.

Barcelona to move heaven & earth for €85m Liverpool genius

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Barcelona to move heaven & earth for €85m Liverpool genius - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It seems like 'Operation Luis Suarez' is the new agenda for Catalan based newspapers. Sport couple of days back started this movement when they claimed Barcelona board members had discussed about the possibility of signing Luis Suarez, who they believe the striker has a release clause around€85m, and are ready toinclude winger Alexis Sanchez to sweeten the deal.

HUGE BLOW: Arsenal set to miss out on €30m rated dazzling striker

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HUGE BLOW: Arsenal set to miss out on €30m rated dazzling striker - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to German newspaper Die Welt, Bayern Munich striker Mario Mandzukic is set to leave the Bundesliga Champions for a shock return to his former club Wolfsburg in the summer.

The report claims that Mandzukic's advisors and Wolfsburg's representatives are already in advance negotiations for the player who is now set to make the switch after the World Cup in Brazil.

Manchester United set to miss out on €30m midfield target

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Manchester United set to miss out on €30m midfield target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to Spanish newspaper Superdeporte, Valencia have reportedly agreed terms to sign Benfica midfielder and Manchester United target Enzo Perez. Benfica PresidentLuis Filipe Vieira has given the green light for a €25m deal with additional bonuses subject to performances from the 28 year old Argentine.

CONFIRMED: Manchester United star signs contract extension

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CONFIRMED: Manchester United star signs contract extension - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

CONFIRMED: Manchester United midfielder signs contract extension

Manchester United midfielder Antonio Valencia has signed a new three year contract to extend his stay at Old Trafford.

The Ecuadorian international new deal will see him continue his stay with the 20 time English champions till 2018.

World Cup Roundup: South American signs new deal with Manchester United

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World Cup Roundup: South American signs new deal with Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

  • Antonio Valencia signs new three-year-deal deal with Manchester United
  • France batter Group E top seeds Switzerland
  • Rooney not to blame, claims Van Persie
  • Can Germany roll over Ghana?

Switzerland 2-5 France: Swiss comeback not enough to prevent French rout

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Switzerland 2-5 France: Swiss comeback not enough to prevent French rout - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Les Bleus tore Switzerland to shreds for the majority of this game, hitting them with five goals and so nearly made it six, only to be denied by the clock. Didier Deschamps' menwere unstoppable today, as they continue their magnificent turnaround from South Africa's disaster.

Nigeria v Bosnia & Herzegovina Preview: Big first win for World Cup debutants?

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Nigeria v Bosnia & Herzegovina Preview: Big first win for World Cup debutants? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Nigeria will face Bosnia & Herzegovina on Saturday at theArena Pantanal in Cuiabá, with both sides looking to get their respective World Cup adventures back on track.

Germany v Ghana Preview: Joachim Löw’s juggernaut to power past Africans?

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Germany v Ghana Preview: Joachim Löw's juggernaut to power past Africans? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Germany take on Ghana on Saturday at theEstádio Castelão in Fortaleza, with both sides experiencing contrasting fortunes in their opening matches in South America.

Joachim Löw's imperious Germans thumped 10-man Portugal 4-0 last week, with Thomas Muller's hat-trick setting them on their way to what was a perfect start to the World Cup.

Italy 0-1 Costa Rica: England hopes shattered by World Cup wildcards

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Italy 0-1 Costa Rica: England hopes shattered by World Cup wildcards - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

England's World Cup journey came to a somewhat surprising end this afternoon, as minnows Costa Rica guaranteed passage to the last 16 with a hugely impressive 1-0 win over 2006 champions Italy in Group D.

How France’s midfield set-up and what their role will be against the Swiss

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How France's midfield set-up and what their role will be against the Swiss - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

They came into the tournament lacking expectations, they were blessed with an easy group, and they didn't fail to impress against Honduras (albeit helped by a red card). But there is a lot to be desired by the French, and there is a lot of inspiration in the side.

Argentina v Iran preview: Lionel Messi set to be uncontainable against Iran

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Argentina v Iran preview: Lionel Messi set to be uncontainable against Iran - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Argentina take on Group F opposition, Iran, in Belo Horizonte tomorrow, looking to break down the western Asian side's stubborn two banks of four and allow their superior fire-power to steal the show.

CONFIRMED: Hull City reveal new crest for 2014-15 season

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CONFIRMED: Hull City reveal new crest for 2014-15 season - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Hull City have confirmed the crest change for the 2014-15 season after unveiling the new crest on Friday.

The Premier League club in owned by the Egyptian-born Yorkshire businessman Assem Allam and has decided to change the club's crest, which does not include the club's name.

CONFIRMED: Manchester City defender joins PL Club on free transfer

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CONFIRMED: Manchester City defender joins PL Club on free transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

West Bromwich Albion have a confirmed a "major coup" as they have signed Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott on a free transfer.

The England international's contract at the Etihad will expire on June 30 and has now become the Baggies manager Alan Irvine's first signing of the summer.

Japan 0-0 Greece: Kagawa and co frustrated by gutsy Greeks

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Japan 0-0 Greece: Kagawa and co frustrated by gutsy Greeks - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Japan failed to break down 10-man Greece in the late kickoff in Group C, but the draw keeps both sides' hopes of a knockout round berth alive.

Greece were forced to play with a man down for 50 minutes, with captainKonstantinos Katsouranis dismissed after picking up two yellow cards before the break in Natal.

Brazil 2014: Stats breakdown as Group Stage hits halfway mark

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Brazil 2014: Stats breakdown as Group Stage hits halfway mark - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Emotions, drama, thrills, sheer ecstasy and chilling upsets.As the World Cup footballing extravaganza moves headlong into the second weekin Brazil, we bring you some of the major tactical trends and talking points from the showpiece event.

Negotiations ongoing – Barcelona want €85m Liverpool hero

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Negotiations ongoing Barcelona want €85m Liverpool hero - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

This is the front page of Mundo Deportivo today. It basically says negotiations between Barcelona and Liverpool are going on at an advanced level.

Yesterday, Catalan newspaper Sport published a report that sayssome board members of Barcelona have discussed withpresident Sandro Rosell about the possibility of signing Luis Suarez, who is also a reported target of Real Madrid.

Liverpool ready to offer €15m to sign Arsenal & United target

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Liverpool ready to offer €15m to sign Arsenal & United target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It seems like Liverpool have ended their interest in Sevilla defender Alberto Moreno and have shifted their target elsewhere. The Reds feel the price for Moreno is too high while harbour doubts over his qualities as well.

Madrid will bid for €40m Chelsea & United target after World Cup

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Madrid will bid for €40m Chelsea & United target after World Cup - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Real Madrid will make formal moves for Bayern Munich midfielder Toni Kroos after the World Cup, according to reports from Spain.

Spanish newspaper AS claims that Kroos, a reported target of Manchester United and Chelsea, will decide his future after the World Cup.

Arsenal summer target to decide future after World Cup

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Arsenal summer target to decide future after World Cup - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal's hope of signing AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli is still alive after the Italian star admitted that he will decide over his club future after the end of the World Cup.

The 23-year-old has been a surprise target for the Gunners manager Arsene Wenger as the North London club are desperately looking for a strike partner for Olivier Giroud, who is their only recognised striker in the squad.

£10m Premier League star responds to Manchester United rumours

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£10m Premier League star responds to Manchester United rumours - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal skipper Thomas Vermaelen has cooled down the recent rumours linking him with a shock move to Manchester United in the summer transfer window.

The Belgium international played under Louis van Gaal, while the two were at Ajax.

REVEALED: Physio battling with cancer helped Luis Suarez recover from knee injury

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REVEALED: Physio battling with cancer helped Luis Suarez recover from knee injury - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

England suffered a 2-1 defeat against Uruguay in the Group D fixture of the 2014 FIFA World Cup on Thursday.

Liverpool superstar Luis Suarez's double for Uruguay has put England's chance of progressing to the next stages of the 2014 World Cup in danger.

World Cup Betting: Italy, Germany & Argentina all heavy favourites this weekend

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World Cup Betting: Italy, Germany & Argentina all heavy favourites this weekend - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

While Spain have been eliminated and England are on the verge of elimination, Europe's other major nations have all got off to a winning start – the Netherlands, Italy, France and Germany.

Marouane Fellaini not using World Cup to move away from Manchester United

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Marouane Fellaini not using World Cup to move away from Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini has revealed that he is not using the World Cup as a platform to push a transfer in the summer transfer window.

The 26-year-old was signed by the former Red Devils manager David Moyes from Everton for a fee of £27.

World Cup Roundup: Luis Suarez basks in the glory of last night’s England killing

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World Cup Roundup: Luis Suarez basks in the glory of last night's England killing - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Uruguay hero (and England tormentor) Luis Suarez has spoken of how last night was 'one of the best games I've played', and that he has now shut his critics up with his deadly brace in the 2-1 Uruguay win over the Three Lions; a win that has put Roy Hodgson's men on the very cusp of being eliminated from the World Cup.

Luis Suarez gets his revenge, but at what cost?

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Luis Suarez gets his revenge, but at what cost? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The image of Suarez yesterday was of a man loved by his countrymen and his team-mates, a man who worked hard to perform at this game, a man emotionally overtaken by the moment, but also of a man who was under deep stress, both physical and mental.

Manchester United boosted in signing £60m Real Madrid summer target

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Manchester United boosted in signing £60m Real Madrid summer target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have been boosted in signing Paris Saint-Germain star Edinson Cavani after he hinted that he could leave the Ligue 1 champions in the summer transfer window.

The 27-year-old joined the French capital club last summer from Napoli and in his debut season at Parc des Princes, he has been playing second fiddle to PSG star Zlatan Ibrahimović.

Uruguay 2-1 England: Luis Suarez breaks English hearts with his 2 goal return

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Uruguay 2-1 England: Luis Suarez breaks English hearts with his 2 goal return - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

England repeat the scoreline of their opener against Italy, again going behind twice, and this time it is very likely to have sent them home from South America, waiting on other results in Group D to know their fate.

Video: England 1-2 Uruguay: Suarez brace puts Three Lions on brink of elimination

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Video: England 1-2 Uruguay: Suarez brace puts Three Lions on brink of elimination - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

England's World cup campaign is on the verge of utter agony as Luis Suarez's glorious double handed Uruguay a 2-1 win over the Three Lions at Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo.

Colombia 2-1 Ivory Coast: Late goal from former Gunner fails to save Elephants

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Colombia 2-1 Ivory Coast: Late goal from former Gunner fails to save Elephants - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Colombia beat Ivory Coast 2-1 this afternoon inBrasília in what was a hugely entertaining game in Group C, with the South American side now on the very edge of qualifying for the last 16.

CONFIRMED: Uruguay v England lineups – Luis Suarez starts!

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CONFIRMED: Uruguay v England lineups Luis Suarez starts! - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

England and Uruguay will lock horns later on today, with both sides fighting to stay in the 2014 World Cup.

Check out the confirmed Uruguay v England lineups below:

Uruguay starting lineup:Muslera, Cáceres, Giménez, Godín, Pereira, Álvaro González, Ríos, Lodeiro, Rodríguez, Cavani, Suárez.

CONFIRMED: Colombia v Ivory Coast lineups: Drogba on the bench!

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CONFIRMED: Colombia v Ivory Coast lineups: Drogba on the bench! - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Colombia take on the Ivory Coast in the first match of Thursday, with a win enough to put one of these sides into the World Cup knockout round.

The lineups have been released with the big news being that former Chelsea hero Didier Drogba starts once again on the bench for the Ivory Coast, with his ex-clubteammate Salomon Kalou joining him,Max Gradel replacing the winger in the starting XI.

Will Wayne Rooney score against Uruguay?

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Will Wayne Rooney score against Uruguay? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

England take on Uruguay in a crucial matchup in the 2014 World Cup. Both nations were defeated in their openers meaning they will almost certainly need to avoid defeat tonight if they are to remain in the competition.

Japan v Greece Preview: Kagawa to sparkle in pivotal Group C match

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Japan v Greece Preview: Kagawa to sparkle in pivotal Group C match - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Japan and Greece meet this evening in the second Group C game of the day in what is a must-win game for both sides.

Japan lost their opening game 2-1 against the Ivory Coast, despite taking the lead against the Africans, while Greece succumbed to the attacking might of Colombia, losing 3-0 and never looking likely to make an impact.

Colombia v Ivory Coast Preview: Winner takes all in top of the table Group C clash

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Colombia v Ivory Coast Preview: Winner takes all in top of the table Group C clash - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Colombia and Ivory Coast will be looking to secure qualification to the last 16 this afternoon, with a win for either side guaranteeing progression to the World Cup knockout round.

Liverpool talisman has “amazing” qualities says Mourinho

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Liverpool talisman has "amazing" qualities says Mourinho - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Last night defending Champions Spain bowed out of the World Cup after suffering two back to back defeats against Holland and Chile. Tonight, it could be the turn of either Uruguay or England, as both the teams face each other, in a do-or-die crunch tie in the World Cup group D encounter.

Uruguay v England Preview: Suarez desperate to rescue Uruguayan WC hopes

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Uruguay v England Preview: Suarez desperate to rescue Uruguayan WC hopes - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

England's second World Cup game takes place tomorrow at 4pm local time in Sao Paulo, against a wounded Uruguay who will be desperate for Liverpool hitman, Luis Suarez, to be at full fitness and on top form in front of goal.

Barcelona target €85m Liverpool talisman, Sanchez involved in the deal?

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Barcelona target €85m Liverpool talisman, Sanchez involved in the deal? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Spanish press are in absolute shock as the La Roja, the defending champions, had bowed out of the World Cup last night, after suffering a humiliating 2-0 defeat against Chile. They say it's an end of an era.

Madrid club joins race for €25m rated dazzling Juventus and Manchester United target

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Madrid club joins race for €25m rated dazzling Juventus and Manchester United target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The transfer situation regarding Manchester United target Alexis Sanchez is getting interesting with each passing day. After we had reported that Serie A champions Juventus had earlier made a€21m bid to sign the Chilean from Barcelona, it now appears that La Liga Champions Atletico Madrid have also set their sights on the 25 year old.

UPDATE: Juventus launch bid to sign €30m rated Arsenal target

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UPDATE: Juventus launch bid to sign €30m rated Arsenal target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reliable and trusted Italian journalist Ginaluca Di Marzio, Serie A Champions Juventus have made an official €12m offer to Real Madrid to sign young Spanish striker Alvaro Morata from the Champions League winners.

UNBELIEVABLE: Barcelona want €50m rated Manchester United striker

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UNBELIEVABLE: Barcelona want €50m rated Manchester United striker - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Barcelona have been linked with a shock€50m move for Dutch striker Robin Van Persie as reported by Spanish newspaper Mundo Deperotivo.

However the Catalan club can be rest assured that the 30 year old will stay at Old Trafford in the coming season with current Netherlands coach Louis Van Gaal taking charge of the Red Devils in the coming season.

Arsenal, Chelsea & United set their sight on €33m Brazilian midfielder

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Arsenal, Chelsea & United set their sight on €33m Brazilian midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Several Premier League heavy weights like Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United are showing keen interest inBrazilian midfielder Luiz Gustavo, according to reports.

The 26-year-old defensive midfielder is enjoying a good World Cup campaign with Brazil so far, where his tidy display in the middle of the park has earned rave reviewsamong the journalists.

Liverpool to resume negotiation for £30m midfielder after World Cup

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Liverpool to resume negotiation for £30m midfielder after World Cup - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool will make another attempt to sign Southampton skipper and England international Adam Lallana, following the World Cup in Brazil.

Southampton are desperate to hold on to Lallana and have rejected two bids from Liverpool so far.

Liverpool back in the race for €30m Manchester United target

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Liverpool back in the race for €30m Manchester United target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool are back in the race for Barcelona winger Alexis Sanchez, who faces an uncertain future at the Catalan club.

Barcelona are preparing a massive rebuilding program in the summer, where several top players could be sold in order to bring in new faces.

World Cup Betting Just Got Smarter!

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World Cup Betting Just Got Smarter! - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Tired of worrying over the amounts of money you've been frittering away recently betting on the World Cup? Like the look of all the free bet offers with bookmakers, but don't want to stick in your credit card details?

World Cup Roundup: Quick-thinking ref has Casillas chuckling before Chile loss

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World Cup Roundup: Quick-thinking ref has Casillas chuckling before Chile loss - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

  • Smooth reactions from Spain v Chile ref after handshake snub
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Arsenal superstar is a special player: Mourinho

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Arsenal superstar is a special player: Mourinho - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal superstar Mesut Ozil produced a solid performance against Portugal, as Germany went to the top of Group G with a thumping 4-0 victory.

The 25-year-old, who joined Arsenal from Real Madrid last summer for a club-record fee, came under lot of criticism prior to the World Cup.

Cameroon 0-4 Croatia: Alex Song’s insane punch sets tone of Cameroon early exit

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Cameroon 0-4 Croatia: Alex Song's insane punch sets tone of Cameroon early exit - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Cameroon made it much to easy for the Croatians and effectively sealed their own exit from this World Cup, yet again unable to replicate the success of Italia '90. In a series of bizarre behaviors,the Africans even resorted to fighting each other, Tottenham's Assou Ekotto lucky to stay on the pitch after head-butting his teammate.

Spain 0-2 Chile: Holders swept out of the World Cup by whirlwind South Americans

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Spain 0-2 Chile: Holders swept out of the World Cup by whirlwind South Americans - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

World Cup holders Spain were comfortably beaten by a vibrant Chile side 0-2 in theMaracanã, with La Roja dumped out of the tournament after just two games played.

Vicente del Bosque's side were laborious and devoid of any attacking intent throughout the match in Rio, showing no real improvement from their horror performance in the 5-1 loss to the Netherlands last week, with goals fromEduardo Vargas andCharles Aránguiz condemning Spain to a humiliating group stage exit.

Video: Spain 0-2 Chile: Sampaoli’s men knock out World Champions

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Video: Spain 0-2 Chile: Sampaoli's men knock out World Champions - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

A dominant performance from Chile ensured that Jorge Sampaoli's men would knock out the defending Champions Spain out of the World Cup as the South Amercian outfit beat the La Roja by 2-0 at the Maracana.

Video: Netherlands 3-2 Australia: Van Gaal’s side lucky to see off Socceroos

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Video: Netherlands 3-2 Australia: Van Gaal's side lucky to see off Socceroos - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Netherlands maintained top spot in Group B after a second consecutive win in the tournament as the Dutch rode their luck to beat a spirited Australian side by 3-2 atPorto Alegre.

Australia 2-3 Netherlands: Dynamic duo help Dutch scrape past resilient Socceroos

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Australia 2-3 Netherlands: Dynamic duo help Dutch scrape past resilient Socceroos - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Holland took a giant step towards qualifying for the last 16 with a close fought 3-2 win over Australia inPorto Alegre, with both Robin van Persie and Arjen Robben again on the score-sheet.

VIDEO: Tim Cahill’s goal of the World Cup for Australia against Netherlands

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VIDEO: Tim Cahill's goal of the World Cup for Australia against Netherlands - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Australia's Tim Cahill has scored the goal of the World Cup during their Group B clash against Holland at Porto Alegre.

Frankfurt forward Mathew Leckie's brilliant ball saw Cahill strike the volley under the bar.

CONFIRMED XI, Spain v Chile: Xavi and Pique dropped

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CONFIRMED XI, Spain v Chile: Xavi and Pique dropped - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Vicente del Bosque has dropped Barcelona duo Xavi and Gerard Pique for Spain's Group B fixture against Chile.

The former Real Madrid manager however has retained skipper Iker Casillas in the starting XI, despite his error during Spain's 5-1 drubbing defeat at the hands of Louis van Gaal's Holland in the opening game.

Sneijder: I will consider if Van Gaal’s makes me Manchester United offer

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Sneijder: I will consider if Van Gaal's makes me Manchester United offer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Long-term Manchester United transfer target and Galatasaray midfielder Wesley Sneijder has admitted that it would hard to turn down an offer from the Red Devils.

The Dutch international has been linked with a move to Old Trafford in the past few years.

Arsenal fixtures 2014-15 Premier League season

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Arsenal fixtures 2014-15 Premier League season - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal will face Crystal Palace in the first game of the 2014-15 Premier League season at the Emirates on August 16.

The Gunners dominated first half of the previous campaign and were on top of the table for most part of the season.

Tottenham plan shock move for former Manchester United defender

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Tottenham plan shock move for former Manchester United defender - originally posted on Soccerlens.com


Tottenham Hotspur are lining up a shock move in signing Sunderland centre-back John O'Shea.

The North London club will allow their skipper Michael Dawson leave White Hart Lane as a free agent after the defender's contract expires on June 30.

Liverpool fixtures 2014-15 Premier League season

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Liverpool fixtures 2014-15 Premier League season - originally posted on Soccerlens.com


After challenging Manchester City for the Premier League title last season, Liverpool kick-starts their 2014-15 campaign as the Reds face Southampton at Anfield for the opening fixture on August 16.

Chelsea fixtures 2014-15 Premier League season

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Chelsea fixtures 2014-15 Premier League season - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea will start the 2014-15 Premier League season with an away trip to the newly promoted club Burnley on August 16.

Jose Mourinho's side will face Leicester City in their second game of the season, which will be their first league game of the season at Stamford Bridge.

Manchester United fixtures 2014-15 Premier League season

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Manchester United fixtures 2014-15 Premier League season - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

After the disappointing last season, Manchester United under the guidance of their new manager Louis van Gaal will kick start their Premier League campaign on August 16 against Swansea City at home.

World Cup Roundup: Gerrard and Sturridge lead England birthday prank!

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World Cup Roundup: Gerrard and Sturridge lead England birthday prank! - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

  • England masseur gets the ice bath treatment
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Steven Gerrard and Daniel Sturridge lead England ice bath prank

To celebrate team masseur Paul 'Smally' Small's 50th birthday, a few mischievious members of the England team, including captain Steven Gerrard, thought it fun to play a wee prank on the staff member, with an ice bath dunk the climax of what turned into a team bonding session in the Brazilian heat on Tuesday.

Spain v Chile Preview: Stunned champions on the edge of the abyss

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Spain v Chile Preview: Stunned champions on the edge of the abyss - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Struggling World Cup holders Spain will take on the vibrant Chileans on Wednesday in Group B, with a win for Vicente del Bosque's side absolutely pivotal.

La Roja were stuffed 5-1 by the Netherlands last Friday, with many predicting the end for Spain's current golden generation in Brazil.

Cameroon v Croatia Preview: Selecao stalemate leaves Group A door open

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Cameroon v Croatia Preview: Selecao stalemate leaves Group A door open - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Cameroon face Croatia on Wednesday evening inManaus, with both sides aware that a win would put either side back in contention in Group A following the stalemate between Brazil and Mexico on Tuesday.

Manchester United favourite to sign €18m winger, Bebe involved in the deal

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Manchester United favourite to sign €18m winger, Bebe involved in the deal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United are back in the race for Benfica's highly rated winger Nico Gaitan, according to reports from Portugal.

I'm sure many of you will remember that Gaitan waslinked with a move to United in the last January transfer window, while the Red Devils had made several attempts (if the reports are to be believed) to sign him before.

Real Madrid plot move for €45m Manchester United target to replace Khedira

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Real Madrid plot move for €45m Manchester United target to replace Khedira - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Real Madrid have shifted their attention toSportingmidfielder William Carvalho, as the reigning European Champions are looking to find a top replacement for German midfielder Sami Khedira.

World Cup 2014 Talking Points

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World Cup 2014 Talking Points - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Source: Football.ua

Now that the World Cup has begun, let's to take a look back at all of the hype that is generated leading up to this massive international event.

The players. Will the well-known superstars live up to their regular season play?

Premier League release fixtures for 2014-15 season

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Premier League release fixtures for 2014-15 season - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The new season of the Premier League will go underway as all 20 teams in the league will be in action on the on August 16.

Louis van Gaal will kick-start the season with his first major game as Manchester United manager against Swansea City at Old Trafford.

Russia 1-1 South Korea – Kerzhakov salvages draw after Akinfeev howler

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Russia 1-1 South Korea Kerzhakov salvages draw after Akinfeev howler - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Russia strikerAleksandr Kerzhakov scored midway through the second half to earn Fabio Capello's side a hard fought draw against South Korea on Tuesday, with the 31-year-oldjoiningVladimir Beschastnykh as Russia's all-time top scorer.

€20m Arsenal star hints at Emirates exit this summer

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€20m Arsenal star hints at Emirates exit this summer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Santi Cazorla could be heading away from Arsenal in the summer transfer window after the midfielder hinted that he could make a move away from the Emirates.

The Spain international has been linked with a move to his native as the La Liga champions Atletico Madrid are rumoured to be interested in signing him.

Brazil 0-0 Mexico: Goalkeepers steal the show in goalless thriller

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Brazil 0-0 Mexico: Goalkeepers steal the show in goalless thriller - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Neymar and his Brazilian counterparts tried every trick in the book in Fortaleza today, but Group A opponents Mexico held firm at the back, as well as coming close at the other end at times.

United legend: Wayne Rooney not first player to face criticism

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United legend: Wayne Rooney not first player to face criticism - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United legend Gary Neville believes England striker Wayne Rooney can handle criticism.

The 28-year-old was blamed for his performance against England's 2-1 defeat to Italy in Group D clash of the 2014 World Cup.

Cesc Fabregas: Barcelona tried to block my transfer to Chelsea

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Cesc Fabregas: Barcelona tried to block my transfer to Chelsea - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Cesc Fabregas has revealed Barcelona tried to stop his transfer away from the club this summer.

The 27-year-old agreed terms to sign for Chelsea and will join the Blues after the completion of the World Cup campaign with Spain.

United fans Twitter reaction after Marouane Fellaini’s goal for Belgium

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United fans Twitter reaction after Marouane Fellaini's goal for Belgium - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Belgium registered a 2-1 victory in the opening game of the Group H fixture of the 2014 World Cup against Algeria on Tuesday.

Marc Wilmots saw his side come from a goal down to win the tie to start the tournament with a win.

Manchester United star slams press

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Manchester United star slams press - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

England striker Wayne Rooney has slammed the press for giving out a different view after the Manchester United star wasseen doing overtime during the training.

The Daily Mirror's John Cross reported the 28-year-old's place in the Three Lions' starting lineup against Uruguay on Thursday is doubtful.

Monaco prepare bid to steal £30m Arsenal target

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Monaco prepare bid to steal £30m Arsenal target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

French giants Monaco are preparing a strong bid for Argentine winger Angel di Maria, who is also a reported target of Arsenal.

The 26-year-old, who played a pivotal role in Real Madrid's champions League victory in Lisbon against Atletico Madrid, has been long on Arsenal's radar and believed to have a £30m price tag.

Belgium 2-1 Algeria: Super-subs Fellaini and Mertens inspire Belgian victory

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Belgium 2-1 Algeria: Super-subs Fellaini and Mertens inspire Belgian victory - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Belgium came from behind in their opening World Cup game against a stubborn Algeria in Belo Horizonte, getting their Group H ambitions off to the start they desired. It wasn't made easy by the Algerians, who defended strongly and held their lead for 45 minutes.

PHOTO: £27m Manchester United flop celebrates after scoring equaliser against Algeria

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PHOTO: £27m Manchester United flop celebrates after scoring equaliser against Algeria - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Substitute Marounne Fellaini scored with a well taken header as Belgium restored parity after Alegria had taken the lead in the Group H encounter atEstadio Mineirao in Belo Horizonte.

World Cup Roundup: Mourinho claims Pepe red card may be undeserved

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World Cup Roundup: Mourinho claims Pepe red card may be undeserved - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

  • Chelsea boss debates Pepe dismissal
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Jose Mourinho thinks Portugal defender Pepe may not have been deserving of a straight red in Germany rout

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has claimed that the red card issued to Portugal defender Pepe may not have been the right decision, but that the Real Madrid man should buck up his ideas, with his behavior not at the right level.

Australia v Netherlands Preview: Van Gaal’s world beaters to leave Socceroos in their wake?

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Australia v Netherlands Preview: Van Gaal's world beaters to leave Socceroos in their wake? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Spanish slayers Holland will face Tim Cahill's plucky Australia on Wednesday inPorto Alegre, with Group B entering into the second round of matches in South America.

Belgium v Algeria Preview: Wilmots’ young superstars to light up Brazil?

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Belgium v Algeria Preview: Wilmots' young superstars to light up Brazil? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Dark horses Belgium get their 2014 World Cup campaign underway against minnows Algeria on Tuesday, with many looking forward to seeing how Marc Wilmots' side will fare in their opening Group H match.

Ghana 1-2 USA: Sweet revenge for USA after South Africa knockout blow

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Ghana 1-2 USA: Sweet revenge for USA after South Africa knockout blow - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

USA exploded into this vengeance game, against the team that ended their 2010 World Cup journey, with the fifthfastest goal in World Cup history. Ghana piled on the pressure and even leveled itlate, but a buoyant USA side fought the good fight and drove their way back to victory.

Brazil v Mexico Preview: Selecao to build on opening night success?

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Brazil v Mexico Preview: Selecao to build on opening night success? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

World Cup hosts Brazil take on Mexico inFortaleza today, with both sides eager to build on their respective opening day wins in Group A.

Brazil were impressive on opening night, seeing off a strong Croatia side 3-1 inSão Paulo, whileMiguel Herrera's side beat Cameroon 1-0 thanks to a second half goal fromOribe Peralta.

Russia v South Korea Preview: Capello to oversee strong start for World Cup underdogs?

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Russia v South Korea Preview: Capello to oversee strong start for World Cup underdogs? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Russia and South Korea will go head to head in the Arena Pantanalon Tuesdayin what is the final match of the opening round of fixtures at the 2014 World Cup.

The Russians, managed by former England boss Fabio Capello, come into the tournament on the back of a very strong warmup and qualification period, having lost just two games in the last two years, and are strongly backed to get out of the group stage for the first time since the breakup of the Soviet Union.

Madrid join the race to sign £60m Manchester United & Chelsea target

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Madrid join the race to sign £60m Manchester United & Chelsea target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Real Madrid have joined the race to sign PSG's world class striker Edinson Cavani, according to reports from France.

French media speculated a lot on Cavani's future over the past few months.

Twitter reacts after Portugal’s drubbing defeat to Germany in World Cup 2014

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Twitter reacts after Portugal's drubbing defeat to Germany in World Cup 2014 - originally posted on Soccerlens.com


Portugal suffered a drubbing 4-0 defeat against Germany in their opening game of the 2014 World Cup.

Bayern Munich star Thomas Muller's hat-trick and Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels saw Joachim Low's men seal a comfortable victory over Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal.

Liverpool lodge £3.5m bid to land next Steven Gerrard

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Liverpool lodge £3.5m bid to land next Steven Gerrard - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool have lodged an official bid of £3.5m for M.K Dons midfielder Dele Alli, according to reports from Sky Sports.

The Reds manager Brendan Rodgers has shown great appetite in nurturing young talents at the club.

Madrid ready to sell £36m Chelsea & Manchester United target

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Madrid ready to sell £36m Chelsea & Manchester United target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Real Madrid are in the hunt of a world class midfielder in the summer.With Xabi Alonso approaching the apogee of his career and Asier Illarramendi unimpressive, Madrid are looking to sign one or two world class midfielders to give the squad a breath of fresh air.

National team manager backs Chelsea star to be world’s five best players

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National team manager backs Chelsea star to be world's five best players - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Belgium manager Marc Wilmots believes Chelsea superstar Eden Hazard can be one of the five best players in the world.

The 23-year-old was in fine form for the West London side and was named Chelsea's Player of the Year last season.

Club Legend confirms Arsenal will not stop player to join Manchester United

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Club Legend confirms Arsenal will not stop player to join Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal legend Ray Parlour has claimed that the Gunners will not stop defender Thomas Vermaelen to join Manchester United in the summer. We had earlier reported that the Belgian is set to join the Red Devils after the World Cup but the story has met with confusion among the London club.

From Germany: Juventus join Liverpool in the race to sign €20m class winger

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From Germany: Juventus join Liverpool in the race to sign €20m class winger - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Serie A Champions Juventus are showing keen interest in Bayern Munich's highly rated wingerXherdan Shaqiri, who is also a reported target of Liverpool.

Liverpool are heavily linked with a move for the young Swiss winger, who produced a solid performance for Switzerland, helping his side earn a dramatic 2-1 victory over Ecuador in the Group E opener.

German World Cup star wants to play for Manchester United someday

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German World Cup star wants to play for Manchester United someday - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Borussia Dortmund star Mats Hummels has admitted that "maybe someday" he would join Manchester United.

The German international has been long been linked with a move to Old Trafford.

Blow for Arsenal as agent of £30m striker rules out summer move

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Blow for Arsenal as agent of £30m striker rules out summer move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

One of the major decisions Real Madrid will have to take this summer is whether to sell Karim Benzema to the highest bidder or provide him a new contract extension. The French striker, who scored a brace against Honduras, has a contract till 2015 and has been targeted by top European heavyweights including Arsenal.

Juventus make €21m offer to sign Manchester United target

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Juventus make €21m offer to sign Manchester United target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to Italian newspaper Tuttosport, Serie A champions Juventus have made a€21m offer to Barcelona to sign Chilean winger Alexis Sanchez. As per the report, it is believed that new manager Luis Enrique is willing to let go the 25 year old from the Catalan club.

€45m German star reveals he will ditch Arsenal again in the summer

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€45m German star reveals he will ditch Arsenal again in the summer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

German international Julian Draxler has cooled speculations regarding his future by pledging his future to Schalke for yet another season. The 20 year old revealed that he snubbed Arsenal in the January transfer window and would do do the same is the Gunners table a bid for him in the summer.

Iran 0-0 Nigeria: Mikel and Moses fail to inspire Africans in dour draw

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Iran 0-0 Nigeria: Mikel and Moses fail to inspire Africans in dour draw - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The very first draw of the 2014 World Cup arrived this evening, with Iran vs Nigeria ending in a stalemate. Chances were few and far between, with African champions Nigeria failing to overcome stubborn minnows Iran in what was an often laborious spectacle, and Chelsea duo John Obi Mikel and Victor Moses were far from their best.

PHOTO: Arsenal star takes selfie with German Chancellor Angela Merkel

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PHOTO: Arsenal star takes selfie with German Chancellor Angela Merkel - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal star Lukas Podoslki might not be known for being tech savy. But the German star took to Facebook to post a selfie of himself with Chancellor Angela Merkel after Geramny's crushing 4-0 win over Portugal at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador.

Chelsea agree €25m deal to sign La Liga winner

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Chelsea agree €25m deal to sign La Liga winner - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reputed and trusted Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio Atletico Madrid left back Filipe Luis is set to join Chelsea as the Blues have agreed to pay a whopping€25m exit clause to acquire the services of the Brazilian.

Liverpool hit ‘Blind’ target for €20m Spaniard

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Liverpool hit 'Blind' target for €20m Spaniard - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports in Spanish newspaper Estadio Deperotivo, Liverpool and are keen to acquire the services of Netherlands left wing back Daley Blind in the summer after their chances to sign Alberto Moreno had potentially hit a stumbling block.

Germany 4-0 Portugal: Muller leads German romp as Pepe loses the plot

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Germany 4-0 Portugal: Muller leads German romp as Pepe loses the plot - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Germany thrashed 10-man Portugal this afternoon in Group G with Bayern Munich striker Thomas Muller scoring a hattrick, but the first half sending off of defender Pepe effectively ended the match as a contest, with Portugal chasing shadows in what was an ominous second half from the 1990 winners.

PHOTO: Liverpool and United target signs for La Liga Giants

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PHOTO: Liverpool and United target signs for La Liga Giants - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool and Manchester United's hope of signing Sevilla's Ivan Rakitic has suffered a blow after Barcelona agreed terms in signing the midfielder.

"FC Barcelona and Sevilla FC have reached an agreement for the transfer of Ivan Rakitic.

Video: Germany 4-0 Portugal: Muller’s hattrick propels ruthless Germans

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Video: Germany 4-0 Portugal: Muller's hattrick propels ruthless Germans - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Germany kick started their World Cup campaign with a ruthless 4-0 win as Joachim Loew's side breezed past a hapless looking Portuguese side at theArena Fonte Nova in Salvador.

Thomas Muller was back at his imperious best scoring a hattrick while defender Mats Hummels also scored with a thumping header to give the 1990 World Cup winners a glorious start in the showpiece event.

CONFIRMED: Ronald Koeman set be appointed as new manager of Southampton

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CONFIRMED: Ronald Koeman set be appointed as new manager of Southampton - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Ronald Koeman is set to be appointed as the new manager of Southampton, taking over from Mauricio Pochettino who left the south coast club to take over the reins at Tottenham Hotspur.

Ghana v USA Preview: Big start needed from ‘Group of Death’ underdogs

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Ghana v USA Preview: Big start needed from 'Group of Death' underdogs - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

USA kick off their World Cup campaign this evening against Ghana, with the game expected to live up to the grand precedent set by some stunning games so far in Brazil.

We've not had a draw yet in Brazil 2014, with a number of matches perfect examples of why the beautiful game is adored by so many.

Messi is the key man, but don’t overlook the other crucial contributors

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Messi is the key man, but don't overlook the other crucial contributors - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

He is among the greatest players of all time and among the top two of the current generation. Dependence on a player of his caliber is no shameful acceptance. He has the ability to create & score goals out of nothing, and most often he does both simultaneously.

£35m striker confirms he is joining Chelsea

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£35m striker confirms he is joining Chelsea - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea are edging closer to make their second official signing of the summer, as Diego Costa finally admits that he will be playing for the Blues next season.

Costa, who has already successfully completed his medical ahead of his proposed move to Chelsea, recently dropped a big hint about his future destination.

Argentina 2-1 Bosnia & Herzegovina: Messi magic topples stubborn debutants

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Argentina 2-1 Bosnia & Herzegovina: Messi magic topples stubborn debutants - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Lionel Messi scored a second half stunner to see off a stubborn Bosnia & Herzegovina side this evening, with the Argentine maestro providing the spark his side so desperately needed in what was generally a lacklustre display from the South Americans inRio de Janeiro.

Germany v Portugal Preview: Ozil to start up front? Ronaldo to start at all?!

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Germany v Portugal Preview: Ozil to start up front? Ronaldo to start at all?! - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

European heavyweights Germany and Portugal will get their World Cup campaigns underway tomorrow, with the pairgearing up for a titanic Group G clash inSalvador.

There is an air of familiarity about the match, with Germany and Portugal also drawn together in the Euro 2012 group stage.

Iran v Nigeria Preview: Underdogs to scrap it out for crucial Group F win

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Iran v Nigeria Preview: Underdogs to scrap it out for crucial Group F win - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Iran take on Nigeria in the second Group F match in theArena da Baixada, Curitiba, with both sides looking to take advantage of Bosnia & Herzegovina's loss to Argentina on Sunday.

Chelsea offer €80m deal for top Manchester United target

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Chelsea offer €80m deal for top Manchester United target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea throw another twist in the tale in the Toni Kroos saga, after Jose Mourinho has offered a staggering€8.5m-per-year deal for the German international, who is also a reported target of Manchester United and Real Madrid.

Wenger ready to give Uruguay slayer his chance to impress at Arsenal

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Wenger ready to give Uruguay slayer his chance to impress at Arsenal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Joel Campbell, the 21-year-old Costa Rica striker, who produced a stunning performance against Uruguay in the World Cup group D opener, will be given a chance to prove himself for Arsenal next season.

Hodgson: Liverpool talisman is not World Class

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Hodgson: Liverpool talisman is not World Class - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

England manager Roy Hodgson believes that Liverpool talisman Luis Suarez has a lot to prove to be considered as one of the best players in the world.

England will face Uruguay in the Group D next match on Thursday, where Suarez is expected to return from his knee injury.

Good news for Chelsea and Arsenal – €60m striker up for grabs

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Good news for Chelsea and Arsenal €60m striker up for grabs - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

French magazine Le 10 Sport in their latest issue has covered a story on Radamel Falcao where they speculate Monaco could sell the Colombian striker in the summer.

The report basically says new coach of Monaco,Leonardo Jardim is not a keen admirer of Falcao.

€45m Manchester United & City target prefers move to Chelsea

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€45m Manchester United & City target prefers move to Chelsea - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Porto defenderEliaquim Mangala, who is one of the prime targets of Manchester United and Manchester City, prefers a move to Chelsea, according to reports from France.

After spending three successful seasons at Porto, the 23-year-old defender is certain to leave the club this summer, with the Portuguese outfit already looking for a replacement.

Arsenal skipper agree deal to join Manchester United

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Arsenal skipper agree deal to join Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal skipper Thomas Vermaelen has agreed a deal in principle to join Manchester United in the summer, according to exclusive report from The Telegraph.

Manchester United now need to agree a fee with the Gunners after the World Cup, but the Belgian hopes to complete his moveand is preparing to leave the London club.

Tottenham set to beat Arsenal to sign £8m French striker

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Tottenham set to beat Arsenal to sign £8m French striker - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Tottenham are leading the chase to sign French striker Loic Remy in the summer, according to reports from France.

The 27-year-old QPR striker, who has had a great campaign for Newcastle last season, where he scored 14 league goals, has been a reported target ofseveral Premier League clubs including Arsenal and Liverpool.

England manager Roy Hodgson gives opinion on Uruguay’s Luis Suarez

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England manager Roy Hodgson gives opinion on Uruguay's Luis Suarez - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

England manager Roy Hodgson believes Liverpool and Uruguay striker Luis Suarez is not yet world class.

The Three Lions face the South American nation for the next tie as both sides will be looking for a win to keep their hopes of progressing to the next stages of the tournament alive.

Manchester United plot €15m move to steal Chelsea target

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Manchester United plot €15m move to steal Chelsea target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has identified Inter Milan's Fredy Guarin as a potential midfield target for next season and is ready to make that interest concrete with a€15m offer over the coming weeks.

World Cup Roundup: Chinese football fan dies from lack of sleep + WC Camel plumps for Portugal

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World Cup Roundup: Chinese football fan dies from lack of sleep + WC Camel plumps for Portugal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

  • Chinese fan found dead after successive sleepless nights watching Brazil 2014
  • Shaheen the camel predicts Germany v Portugal
  • 'Rivaldo's Gamble' One perfect, one right score, and one near miss!

France 3-0 Honduras: Benzema hits brace in easy win over 10-man minnows

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France 3-0 Honduras: Benzema hits brace in easy win over 10-man minnows - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema scored two as a dominant France saw off a poor Honduras inPorto Alegre this evening, with goal-line technology being used for the very first time in a World Cup finals match.

Switzerland 2-1 Ecuador: Injury time strike gives Swiss a winning start

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Switzerland 2-1 Ecuador: Injury time strike gives Swiss a winning start - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Substitute Haris Seferovic scored a last grasp winner for Switzerland to take his side to the top of Group E, and consign Ecuador to a damaging opening game defeat inBrasília.

Seferovic,a late second half substitute, fired in from close range after a quick breakaway from the Swiss, with Ecuador going close to a winner just moments before.

CONFIRMED: Mourinho reveals Courtois will be at Chelsea next season

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CONFIRMED: Mourinho reveals Courtois will be at Chelsea next season - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has confirmed that Belgium keeper Thibaut Courtois is to return to return to Stamford Bridge this summer, ending the Belgian's seemingly eternal loan spell at Atletico Madrid.

Argentina v Bosnia & Herzegovina Preview: Debutants to spring a surprise in Rio?

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Argentina v Bosnia & Herzegovina Preview: Debutants to spring a surprise in Rio? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Argentina will take on World Cup debutants Bosnia & Herzegovina this evening in Group F, with the possibility of another shock in Brazil certainly not out of the question.

Cesc Fabregas: Wenger did not want me back at Arsenal

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Cesc Fabregas: Wenger did not want me back at Arsenal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Cesc Fabregas has explained why he joined Chelsea from Barcelona further adding Arsene Wenger didn't want him to return back at Arsenal.

The Spaniard became the first major official signing of Chelsea this summer, when he joined from Barcelona on a five-year-contract last week.

Mourinho hails Arsenal hero as a ‘great player’

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Mourinho hails Arsenal hero as a 'great player' - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has hailed the club's new summer signing and former Arsenal skipper Cesc Fabregas as a 'great player'.

Fabregas joined Chelsea on a five-year-contractearlier this week from Spanish giants Barcelona.

Arsenal in talks to sign highly rated Spanish defender

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Arsenal in talks to sign highly rated Spanish defender - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal are in talks with La Liga outfit Real Sociedad over the signing of young Spanish defender Joseba Zaldua, according to reports from Spain.

Arsene Wenger, who has this reputation of nurturing young unearthed talents and turn them into superstars, is taking a keen interest in the Real Sociedad's defender, and could use the Carlos Vela situation to good effect in securing the deal.

World Cup Highlights: Balotelli, Bony, and Sturridge break ducks on Day 3

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World Cup Highlights: Balotelli, Bony, and Sturridge break ducks on Day 3 - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Check out the latest highlights of the 2014 World Cup every day on Soccerlens, with today featuring goals from Mario Balotelli, Wilfried Bony and Daniel Sturridge.

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Time for Antoine Griezmann to replace & emulate Franck Ribery

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Time for Antoine Griezmann to replace & emulate Franck Ribery - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Humiliated and disgraced in 2010, struggled in qualifying and dealt a huge Ribery blow days before the 2014 opener, things aren't the brightest for French football. Their 2010 showing was nothing short of awful, and i'm not even talking about their on-pitch display.

World Cup Roundup: Arjen Robben the new fastest footballer in Europe!

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World Cup Roundup: Arjen Robben the new fastest footballer in Europe! - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

  • Run, Robben, Run! Dutch flyer officially the fastest player on record.
  • Spanish architect wins €100,000 coupon after correctly predicting 5-1 Dutch win
  • 'Rivaldo's Gamble' Soccerlens' Tom predicts England score, but falls flat elsewhere

Flying Dutchman officially the fastest footballer in theEurope

Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben, with his unbelievable run against Spain on Friday, has become the fastest footballer in Europe, with his 37kph dash beating the record previously held by Arsenal's Theo Walcott.

Good news for Chelsea – Mou confirms €30m midfielder not for sale

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Good news for Chelsea Mou confirms €30m midfielder not for sale - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Jose Mourinho has confirmed that Chelseahave no intention of selling Brazilian midfielder Ramires to Real Madrid in the summer.

Reports emerged earlier this month that Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti, who signed Ramires during his time as a Chelsea manager, wants to bring the Brazilian at the Bernabeu in the summer, as the Italian keen to bolster hismidfield areas.

England 1-2 Italy: Pirlo leads Italy to victory over England’s young lions

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England 1-2 Italy: Pirlo leads Italy to victory over England's young lions - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Cesare Prandelli's Italian team proved too strong for Roy Hodgson's new breed of lions, despite them putting in a braveperformance. England gave it their all but Italy were inspired to triumph by the sublime Andrea Pirlo, the Azzurri's captain on the night, with his calming influence in midfield critical to his side's 2-1 win in Manaus.

Costa Rica’s World Cup hero wants to play for Arsenal next season

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Costa Rica's World Cup hero wants to play for Arsenal next season - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Costa Rica forward Joel Campbell has admitted that he will go back to Arsenal after his national side's World Cup campaign.

The 21-year-old was signed by the North London club from Costa Rican club Saprissa, in 2011.

Hodgson vs Italy: Youth, disappointing seniors & substitution errors

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Hodgson vs Italy: Youth, disappointing seniors & substitution errors - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

A lot of contrast in England's display against Italy yesterday from what we saw them display four years back against the USA in the 2010 FIFA World Cup opener. Lacking any sort of expectation and coming into the tournament with reduced pressure, Hodgson's team consisted of youngsters rather than favouring the tried & tested.

Ivory Coast 2-1 Japan: Former Gunner saves Elephants’ bacon

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Ivory Coast 2-1 Japan: Former Gunner saves Elephants' bacon - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Headers from Swansea striker Wilfried Bony and former Arsenal winger Gervinho helped drag the Ivory Coast back from a goal down against Japan, and see them go level on points with Colombia at the top of Group C after an entertaining match attheArena Pernambuco in Recife.

France v Honduras Preview: France again in midst of controversy at World Cup finals

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France v Honduras Preview: France again in midst of controversy at World Cup finals - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

1998 World Champions and 2006 Runners up, France, take on Central Americans Honduras in Porto Alegre at 1pm local time in Brazil tomorrow. France go into the game riding on the crest of a wave of squad solidarity after an exceptional performance and result last week when they demolished Jamaica 8-0.

Switzerland v Ecuador Preview: Liverpool target Shaqiri to light up Brasilia?

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Switzerland v Ecuador Preview: Liverpool target Shaqiri to light up Brasilia? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The opening game of Group E will see Europeans Switzerland square offagainst South Americans Ecuador at the Estadio Nacional, Brasilia. Xherdan Shaqiri, currently stirring up the interestof Liverpool and other Premier League big guns, promises to excite in the newly renovatedstadium.

Uruguay 1-3 Costa Rica: World Cup 2014 Match Report: Arsenal man leads nation to stunning victory

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Uruguay 1-3 Costa Rica: World Cup 2014 Match Report: Arsenal man leads nation to stunning victory - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

FIFA ranked #7 side Uruguay saw this as their easiest 3 pointsofthe group stages, with the tougher matches against England and Italy where they may have to dig deep.

Ivory Coast v Japan Preview: Yaya Toure battling to make crunch Group C clash

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Ivory Coast v Japan Preview: Yaya Toure battling to make crunch Group C clash - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Ivory Coast begin their World Cup campaign in Recife today againstJapan. both Group C competitors fancyingtheir chances of progressing out ofthe most open group at this year's finals.

England v Italy: Why £30m Arsenal target could be lethal tonight in Manaus

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England v Italy: Why £30m Arsenal target could be lethal tonight in Manaus - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

When it comes to surprising the opposition, the Italians remains the masters of tactical unpredictability. While Cesare Prandelli is still undecided on his formation, whether to play a midfield diamond, a Christmas tree or pick two strikers up front, AC Milan hitman Mario Balotelli surely remains the coach's most obvious choice to derail the opposition.

Colombia 3-0 Greece: South Americans ease to comfortable victory

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Colombia 3-0 Greece: South Americans ease to comfortable victory - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Colombia began their 2014 World Cup campaign with a bang this afternoon, knocking three past a helplessGreece, with winger Juan Cuadrado running riot for the South Americans.

Fiorentina winger Cuadrado was exceptional throughout, setting up former West Ham defenderPablo Armero for the opening goal after just six minutes, before his slaloming run late on gifted James Rodriguezwith the chance to make it three, a chance the €45m Monaco man duly took, putting the seal on a superb win, and lifting Colombia up to top spot in Group C.

England v Italy Preview: Azzurri the ultimate first test for Hodgson’s boys

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England v Italy Preview: Azzurri the ultimate first test for Hodgson's boys - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The long wait is finally over, with Roy Hodgson's England to kick start their 2014 World Cup campaign tonightagainst 2006 champions Italy inManuas.

The Three Lions will be desperate to get off to a cracking start in Group D with a win against European rivals Italy, but it will be no walk in the park against Cesare Prandelli's side, who look have a strong squad, with former Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli set to lead the line for the Azzurri this evening.

Diego Costa ADMITS summer Chelsea move is likely

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Diego Costa ADMITS summer Chelsea move is likely - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Spain striker Diego Costa has given the biggest hint that he is set to complete a move to Chelsea later this summer.

The 25-year-old, who played a part in Spain's crushing 1-5 defeat to Netherlands yesterday, has long been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge, with the striker reportedly having already completed a medical ahead of a £32m move to West London.

Uruguay v Costa Rica Preview: Luis Suarez left out of Group D opener

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Uruguay v Costa Rica Preview: Luis Suarez left out of Group D opener - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

England's Group D opponents Uruguay and Costa Rica will face off this evening inFortaleza, with star striker Luis Suarez to sit out the game at theEstadio Castelao.

Suarez, 27, has been slowly recovering from keyhole knee surgery he underwent just over three weeks ago, and while it seems hewill be fit to face England on Thursday, managerÓscar Tabárez has decided not to take a risk with his star man, opting to leave him out of the Costa Rica game tonight.

Italy captain Buffon out of England game, with uncapped youngster in line to start

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Italy captain Buffon out of England game, with uncapped youngster in line to start - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Gianluigi Buffon has failed to recover in time to be selected for Italy's opening Group D match against England, with the 36-year-old injuring his ankle in training yesterday.

Colombia v Greece Preview: No Falcao, no flying start in Group C?

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Colombia v Greece Preview: No Falcao, no flying start in Group C? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Colombia will take on Greece in the first Group C match this afternoon inBelo Horizonte,with both sides eager to get off to a winning start in Brazil.

The absence of Falcao is the big talking point leading up to Colombia's World Cup adventure, with the Monaco striker just failing to recover from a knee injury, but in Greece they face a side with only one win from the two previous World Cup finals.

Chile 3-1 Australia: Brave Socceroos undone by late knockout blow

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Chile 3-1 Australia: Brave Socceroos undone by late knockout blow - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Jean Beausejour was the hero for Chile on Friday, with his injury time strike finally seeing off plucky Australia, who could easily have snatched a draw in an open contest inCuiabá.

The Wigan midfielder fired in from range to give his side an unassailable 3-1 lead deep into injury time, with Australia desperately unlucky after showing real grit and determination in the face of almost certain defeat.

Analysis: Mexico 1-0 Cameroon | Three key players

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Analysis: Mexico 1-0 Cameroon | Three key players - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

After Brazil saw off Croatia in the opening game, the other two sides of the group knew a victory put them in a good position. Hold off the Croats and they can stand a real chance of progression. Mexico & Cameroon were the weaker teams of Group A meaning that victory over the other was an absolute must.

World Cup Opener A Case Of What Should Have Been

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World Cup Opener A Case Of What Should Have Been - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

In the end, it was a case of what should have been.

In some ways, Brazil's 3-1 win over Croatia in the opening match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup was wildly entertaining and exhilarating. But the final score-line left too much flattery and deception fluttering around the air in Sao Paulo.

Juventus press Spanish club to sell €30m rated Arsenal target

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Juventus press Spanish club to sell €30m rated Arsenal target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to Spanish newspaper AS, Juventus are pressing Champions League winners Real Madrid to sell young Spanish striker Alvaro Morata, who is also a Arsenal transfer target. The story claims that Morata's representatives Juanma Lopez and Beppe Bozzo met Real general manager Jose Angel Sanchez to negotiate a deal for the player.

Arsenal to receive €3m from Cesc Fabregas transfer

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Arsenal to receive €3m from Cesc Fabregas transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal fans are divided in opinions over Cesc Fabregas' transfer to Chelsea from Barcelona. Fabregas had enjoyed eight successfulyears at the North London club andearned a 'cult-hero' status among the Arsenal fans.

Manchester United set their sights on €25m former Arsenal midfielder

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Manchester United set their sights on €25m former Arsenal midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have set their sights on Barcelona and former Arsenal midfielder Alex Song, according to reports from Spain.

The 26-year-old Cameroon international joined Barcelona in 2012, after serving Arsenal for seven years.

Liverpool may miss out on €20m Spaniard

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Liverpool may miss out on €20m Spaniard - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The news coming from the Spanish press about Liverpool's top target Alberto Moreno is hardlyencouraging. The Reds' interest in the highly rated Spaniard is gradually cooling down, with the deal hitting a new snag in the last few days.

After Sagna, Arsenal may lose another world class player

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After Sagna, Arsenal may lose another world class player - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Spanish midfielder Santi Cazorla could beheading towards Arsenal exit door in the summer, after French defender Bacary Sagna became the fifth player to join Manchester City from the club in recent years.

World Cup betting preview: England v Italy

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World Cup betting preview: England v Italy - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

England kick off their 2014 World Cup campaign in Manaus today against the 2006 champions. Whilst the pressure may appear to be off Roy Hodgson's team this summer with lower expectations than usual, they certainly don't want to lose their opening game of the tournament.

How Daley Blind changed the game for Netherlands against Spain

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How Daley Blind changed the game for Netherlands against Spain - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Four years back there was no gulf in class, there was no superior team, yes one was a higher placed favourite than the other but on paper they were closer than you'd imagine. It was an even affair, with two equally solid & disciplined teams with clear tactical identities.

World Cup Roundup: Uruguay attacked by ANTS; Buffon to miss England game?

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World Cup Roundup: Uruguay attacked by ANTS; Buffon to miss England game? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

  • Italy captain Buffon a doubt for England game
  • They came from the Jungle...Uruguayans find Brazilian ants in their beds!
  • 'Rivaldo's Gamble': The next round of our prediction game!

Spain 1-5 Netherlands: World Cup holders battered by devastating Dutch

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Spain 1-5 Netherlands: World Cup holders battered by devastating Dutch - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Holland exacted sweet revenge on World Cup holders Spain in Salavdor this evening, crushing Vincent del Bosque's side 5-1, with Robin van Persie and Arjen Robben both bagging braces.

VIDEO: Spain 1-5 Holland, RVP and Arjen’s Brace saw Dutch run riot

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VIDEO: Spain 1-5 Holland, RVP and Arjen's Brace saw Dutch run riot - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Holland have registered a crushing 5-1 victory over defending champions in Group B opening fixture at the Arena Fonte Nova in El Salvador on Friday.

A brace from Manchester United striker Robin van Persie and Bayern Munich's Arjen Robben, sandwiched between Stefan De Vrij's goal saw Louis van Gaal's men seal a morale boosting victory.

VIDEO: Van Persie celebrates Dutch equaliser with Van Gaal

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VIDEO: Van Persie celebrates Dutch equaliser with Van Gaal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United's Robin Van Persie scored with an absolute stunning header which gave Netherlands their equalizer against Spain in the World Cup's Group B encounter at the Arena Fonte Nova inEl Salvador.

Chile vs Australia Preview: A must-win game for both in the shadow of giants

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Chile vs Australia Preview: A must-win game for both in the shadow of giants - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chile will take on Australia this evening in the second Group B fixture of the day, and both sides will be desperate for the win, with both Spain and the Netherlands ominously awaiting them in the week to come.

Mexico 1-0 Cameroon: Questionable referee decisions steal the show again

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Mexico 1-0 Cameroon: Questionable referee decisions steal the show again - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

From the off

As expected, Oribe Peralta and Giovani dos Santos started as the Mexico strikers, leaving Manchester United ace, Chicharito, on the bench.

Cameroon's main manand captain, Samuel Eto'o, lined up in a starting side that have scored less goals collectively than he has alone.

DONE DEAL: PSG complete £50m deal for Chelsea superstar

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DONE DEAL: PSG complete £50m deal for Chelsea superstar - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

PSG have announced the signing of Chelsea star David Luiz for a reported £50m fee, making the Brazilian the most expensive defender in the history of the game.

Luiz, 27, has signed a five-year deal with the French champions, and leaves Stamford Bridge after a trophy laden three years, with the defender winning the Champions League and the Europa League, becoming a firm fan favourite in the process.

Spain vs Netherlands Preview: Eyes on Fabregas and Costa in repeat of 2010 final

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Spain vs Netherlands Preview: Eyes on Fabregas and Costa in repeat of 2010 final - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Holders Spain kick off their World Cup adventure with a repeat of the South Africa 2010 final, with the Netherlands gunning for revenge in Salvador this evening.

Andres Iniesta was the hero for La Roja four years ago in Johannesburg, and he will take his place in Vincent del Bosque's side against the Dutch, who despite a strong qualification period, do not look on paper like the forcethey once were.

Barcelona slam Chelsea new signing Cesc Fabregas

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Barcelona slam Chelsea new signing Cesc Fabregas - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Barcelona have slammed their departing player Cesc Fabregas and claimed the midfielder's performance dropped in the final season.

The 27-year-old joined his boyhood club after spending eight years at Arsenal in 2011.

OT star confident Van Gaal will bring United on Top

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OT star confident Van Gaal will bring United on Top - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United star David de Gea has backed incoming manager Louis van Gaal to bring great things at Old Trafford.

The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager will take the role at Old Trafford once he finished the World Cup campaign with the Holland national side.

Barcelona star reveals feelings after Cesc Fabregas’ departure to Chelsea

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Barcelona star reveals feelings after Cesc Fabregas' departure to Chelsea - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Barcelona midfielder Xavi believes Cesc Fabregas' move to Chelsea was good as the 27-year-old was keen on joining the Blues.

The Spain international was keen on re-joining his former club Arsenal, but the Gunners manager Arsene Wenger rejected a chance to re-sign Fabregas.

CONFIRMED: Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna Joins Manchester City

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CONFIRMED: Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna Joins Manchester City - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester City have confirmed Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna has joined the Citizens.

The French international's contract at the Emirates was set to expire on June 30 and had rejected a chance to extended his stay with the North London club.

Brazil 3-1 Croatia Highlights: Neymar and Oscar score in World Cup opener

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Brazil 3-1 Croatia Highlights: Neymar and Oscar score in World Cup opener - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Brazil got their World Cup adventure off to a flying, albeit slightly controversial start, with superstar Neymar scoring twice in a 3-1 win over Croatia in Sao Paulo.

Also see Brazil 3-1 Croatia: Full stats from controversial World Cup opener

The 22-year-old attacker, playing just behind lone striker Fred last night, equalised for the Selecao midway through the first half after the Croatians had grabbed a shock lead via a Marcelo own goal.

Mexico v Cameroon preview – Chelsea, Barca and Man Utd stars in action

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Mexico v Cameroon preview Chelsea, Barca and Man Utd stars in action - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Mexico find themselves in a very difficult group that will demand the best football they can muster to get through to the knockout stages. Cameroon are unquestionably the weakest team in the group but that is not to say they are going to roll over and die against anyone.

Analysis: Brazil 3 – 1 Croatia | Three key players

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Analysis: Brazil 3 1 Croatia | Three key players - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The opening game of the World Cup is always closely anticipated, with all eyes on the host nation, the pressure is immense. As Brazil walked out to a roar at Sao Paulo, they looked determined, seemingly not unfazed by the situation, and if there was any question of their passion, it was put to bed with their national anthem that left viewers in awe, and opposition captain Darijo Srna with nothing else than a chuckle.

PHOTO: Mesut Ozil & Lukas Podolski ‘safe’ with Brazilian police

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PHOTO: Mesut Ozil & Lukas Podolski 'safe' with Brazilian police - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal and German international duo Mesut Ozil and Lukas Podolski took a time of from their regular routine and managed to take a picture with the Brazilian police.

The two attacking players posed a serious face with the officials and Podolski shared it on his official Instagram page, claiming he and his teammates are feeling safe in South America.

PHOTO: Gary Neville accidentally reveals England’s tactics

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PHOTO: Gary Neville accidentally reveals England's tactics - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Gary Neville accidentally revealed England's strategy and secret plans to photographers in Rio on Wednesday. The former Manchester United legend and current assistant coach was pictured holding a sheet of paper which contained instructions from a training session.

Manchester United press ahead to sign £25m world class midfielder

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Manchester United press ahead to sign £25m world class midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United will press ahead with the plans to sign Bayern Munich's world class midfielderBastian Schweinsteiger, as Louis van Gaal identifies him as the leading midfield target this summer.

Manchester United ready to pay €70m for sensational striker

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Manchester United ready to pay €70m for sensational striker - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United are ready to pay a whopping€70m to acquire the services of Paris St Germain striker Edinson Cavani in the summer, according to Italian newspaper Corriere Dello Sport.

Valencia closing in on €30m Manchester United midfield target

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Valencia closing in on €30m Manchester United midfield target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have been dealt yet another transfer blow after Benfica midfielder Enzo Perez is reportedly close to join Spanish side Valencia in the summer according to Spanish newspaper Superdeporte.

Arsenal on high alert as £30m rated transfer target asks club to double wages

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Arsenal on high alert as £30m rated transfer target asks club to double wages - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal have been put on high alert after French striker Karim Benzema has reportedly asked Real Madrid to double his wages. The story has featured in Spanish newspaper AS.

If Fabregas is in, who will be out at Chelsea?

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If Fabregas is in, who will be out at Chelsea? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea fans will have been delighted to hear news of Cesc Fabregas signing for the club. Often, when a quality player is signed from a foreign club, there's a lingering doubt as to whether their abilities can shine in the rigorous environment of the Premier League.

Liverpool open talks with Bayern to sign €20m class winger

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Liverpool open talks with Bayern to sign €20m class winger - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Good news for the Liverpool fans. The Reds have stepped up the gas to sign the highly rated Bayern Munich wingerXherdan Shaqiri in the summer.

According to reliable Sky Italia journalist, Fabrizio Romano, Liverpool have opened talks with Bayern over the possibility of signing the€20m winger.

World Cup Roundup: Furious Croatians round on ref; Penguin predicts England stalemate

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World Cup Roundup: Furious Croatians round on ref; Penguin predicts England stalemate - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

  • Croatian Fury Referee chastised after horror opening nightdisplay
  • Beginning of the end for royal Spanish pair, as Van Gaalawaits inSalvador
  • Gentoo penguin reveals England vs Italy prediction!

Atletico hope to sign €20m Arsenal star, player wants to join as well

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Atletico hope to sign €20m Arsenal star, player wants to join as well - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

La Liga champions Atletico Madrid are hoping to sign Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla, according to reports in Spain.

Cazorla joined Arsenalin 2012 from La Liga outfit Malaga and quickly established as one of the key players for the Gunners.

PHOTO: Chelsea’s Oscar scores stunning goal for Brazil

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PHOTO: Chelsea's Oscar scores stunning goal for Brazil - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Brazil got off their World Cup campaign to a stunning start as the hosts came back from behind to beat a spirited Croatia side by 3-1 at the Arena Corinthians, Sao Paolo in the curtain raiser of the showpiece event.

Brazil 3-1 Croatia: Neymar at the double in World Cup opener

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Brazil 3-1 Croatia: Neymar at the double in World Cup opener - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Barcelonasuperstar Neymar bagged a brace as hosts Brazil beat a stubborn Croatia 3-1 in the 2014 World Cup opener inSão Paulo.

Neymar, 22, equalised for Luis Filipe Scolari's side on the 29th minute when his low scuffed shot found its way past a poorStipe Pletikosa in the Croatian goal.

Brazil’s two Get Out Of Jail Free cards help the hosts to victory

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Brazil's two Get Out Of Jail Free cards help the hosts to victory - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The hosts were really expected to set the tournament alight in the opening game but Croatia were not willing to allow them to have an easy ride. Brazil also didn't do themselves many favors for the majority of the game.

PHOTO: Arsenal star says Thank You after confirming Emirates exit

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PHOTO: Arsenal star says Thank You after confirming Emirates exit - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Bacary Sagna has confirmed that he will leave Arsenal and went on to thank the Gunners manager Arsene Wenger for helping him develop as a player at the Emirates.

The right-back's contract at the North London club runs down on June 30 and will leave the club as a free agent.

World Cup: Tactical trends to watch out in Brazil

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World Cup: Tactical trends to watch out in Brazil - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

With the World Cup set to kick off in no time, we take a look at the most probable tactical trends to watch out in Sambaland. Will this edition of the greatest show on Earth show us anything significant when it comes to exercising the best footballing brains?

Cesc Fabregas: Arsenal rejected chance to re-sign me

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Cesc Fabregas: Arsenal rejected chance to re-sign me - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea first signing of the summer transfer window Cesc Fabregas has revealed that Arsenal rejected a chance to re-sign him.

The 27-year-old left Barcelona and joined the Blues after joining his boyhood club in 2011 after spending eight years with the North London club.

Real Madrid determined to land €30m Chelsea star, player wants move as well

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Real Madrid determined to land €30m Chelsea star, player wants move as well - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The summer is shaping up nicely for Chelsea. The Blues have made their first official signing today after capturing Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona and are close to completing the signing of striker Diego Costa as well.

PHOTO: Chelsea sign Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas

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PHOTO: Chelsea sign Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea have confirmed the signing of Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas.

The statement read in the Blues official website read, " Chelsea Football Club is delighted to announce the signing of Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona.

Michel Platini no longer supports FIFA President Sepp Blatter

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Michel Platini no longer supports FIFA President Sepp Blatter - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

UEFA president Michel Platini has revealed that he no longer supports FIFA Chief Sepp Blatter.

The president of the football governing body has come under immense pressure from top football officials to step down from his post after Blatter was accused of favoring Qatar to host the 2022 World Cup.

Done deal? Impact of Luke Shaw as 3rd highest paid Man Utd player?

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Done deal? Impact of Luke Shaw as 3rd highest paid Man Utd player? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to a report from Goal, they can allegedly 'reveal' that Manchester United haveagreed terms in a deal worth£40m to sign Luke Shaw from Southampton.

I am not here to bring you this as 'breaking news' because the report came out a day ago, my focusis the impact this deal would have upon the dressing room if it isaccurate.

Chelsea ready to sell €30m Brazilian, want Modric in return

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Chelsea ready to sell €30m Brazilian, want Modric in return - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea have already sold Brazilian David Luiz to PSG and the Londoners are keen to offload Brazilian midfielder Ramires as well in the summer.

Central midfield is one of the areas where Jose Mourinho is looking to make drastic changes in the summer.

Agent: Arsenal ‘very much interested’ in €40m rated hitman

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Agent: Arsenal 'very much interested' in €40m rated hitman - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports in the Italian website Calciomercato, Porto striker Jackson Martinez's agent has revealed that Arsenal are very much interested in the €40m rated Colombian striker.

The situation regarding the player's future is getting interesting as there were reports earlier that Serie A sides Napoli and Roma were getting close to acquire the services of the dazzling 27 year old.

Arsenal Star Reveals Arsene Wenger’s Summer Transfer Plan

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Arsenal Star Reveals Arsene Wenger's Summer Transfer Plan - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Olivier Giroud has revealed that Arsenal will sign a striker in the summer transfer window.

Apart from Giroud, the Gunners have the services of Yaya Sanogo as the only other striker in the squad as Nicklas Bendtner is set to leave the Emirates as a free agent once his contract expires on June 30.

Mourinho to sell another senior Chelsea player?

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Mourinho to sell another senior Chelsea player? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

For many players, the World Cup is an opportunity to prove their worth to potential employers. They can take the biggest stage in world football as their interview platform to demonstrate their talent and illustrate just what they can deliver.

Talented Bayern star heads Arsene Wenger’s wish list for Arsenal

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Talented Bayern star heads Arsene Wenger's wish list for Arsenal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal will monitor Mario Mandzukic during the 2014 FIFA World Cup as they are willing to sign the Bayern Munich striker in the summer transfer window.

The Gunners manager Arsene Wenger will be Brazil as a French football pundit for the summer tournamnet.

Arsenal need to pay €30m to land Real Madrid striker

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Arsenal need to pay €30m to land Real Madrid striker - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The situation of Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata is getting interesting day by day. He is seen as one of the brightest prospects in world football, but the striker is frustrated with the limited role he gets at Madrid.

Brazil vs Croatia: Back Neymar to start his ultimate journey with a bang!

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Brazil vs Croatia: Back Neymar to start his ultimate journey with a bang! - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The 2014 World Cup is finally set for lift off, with hosts Brazil totake on Croatia in São Paulo'sArena Corinthians in the opening game of Group A later this evening. The buildup has been extensive, with the 32 qualified teams going through a rigorous preparation period to ensure their respective World Cup ambitions have the best possible foundations.

World Cup Roundup: Legend claims ‘New Rooney’ should be unleashed; Argentina suffer training pitch invasion

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World Cup Roundup: Legend claims 'New Rooney' should be unleashed; Argentina suffer training pitch invasion - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

  • Leo Messi mobbed after fans invade Argentina training pitch
  • Brazil vs Croatia: Neymar looking to make Brazil proud
  • Paul Scholes: Hodgsonshould putfaith in Ross Barkley

Open training session sees Argentina suffer pitch invasion

Chaos reigned at the end of Argentina's open training session yesterday after more than a dozen fans invaded the pitch.

World Cup predictions: Will England go home before end of June?

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World Cup predictions: Will England go home before end of June? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

With World Cup kicking off later today, we take a final look at the tournament favourites, upsets and potential classics.

Germany favourites

At 18%, Germany have the highest probability of winning the World Cup.

‘Arsenal star will not play at the World Cup’ says England legend

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'Arsenal star will not play at the World Cup' says England legend - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Latest World Cup opinions in the news today from former England left-back, Stuart Pearce, best known by his endearing nick-name; Psycho. A large part of earning this moniker came from his celebration after scoring a penalty in the Euro '96 spot-kick victory over Spain.

Chelsea offer €15m midfielder to Valencia

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Chelsea offer €15m midfielder to Valencia - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Apart from bolstering the strike department, Jose Mourinho would be keen to add one or two class central midfielders as well.

Chelsea's transfer policy has undergone a sea-change approachin order to comply with the Financial Fair Play rules.

Moreno deal delayed, Liverpool refuse to pay extra payment

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Moreno deal delayed, Liverpool refuse to pay extra payment - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool are refusing to pay a paltry sum of just€2m to Sevilla and are on the verge of jeopardising the Alberto Moreno deal. What should have been a 'done deal' by now, is now been delayed, as Liverpool feel they're paying over the odds for Moreno.

LEAKED? Arsenal 2014/15 Puma Kits

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LEAKED? Arsenal 2014/15 Puma Kits - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal confirmed back in January that the club would be switching to kit makers Puma for the 2014/15 season, and interest has started to peak in the close season, with a number of images appearing to show the new Gunners kit making their way online.

Betstatz: Your Secret Weapon for World Cup Predictions

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Betstatz: Your Secret Weapon for World Cup Predictions - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Its World Cup time again, and its set to be the most hotly fought tournament in living memory. So many strong, vibrant footballing nations have qualified for the finals in Brazil this summer, and withno clear favourite, those who may fancy a flutter could find themselves bogged down in a mire of uncertainty.

Liverpool 2014/15 Kits

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Liverpool 2014/15 Kits - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The Liverpool 2014/15 kits, both home and away, have been released, with Warrior Sports taking inspiration from the highly successful 1960s era at the club tocreate theseclassic looks.

Liverpool 2014/15 Home Kit

The new strip's design takes inspiration from the Roger Hunt MBE era in the 1960′s where he was a major factor in the club's success, including promotion to the First Division and the team's very first FA Cup win.

Luis Suarez warms up for England with a new role

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Luis Suarez warms up for England with a new role - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Luis Suarez has terrorised the Premier League defences right throughout the recently-completed season. Now, he's completing preparations for this summer's Finals and another chance to give English defenders the shivers when they clash with his Uruguay team at the Arena de São Paulo in their Group D showdown on the 19th June.

Soccerlens qualifies for bwin World Cup Blogger’s League

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Soccerlens qualifies for bwin World Cup Blogger's League - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

While 32 teams are slugging it out in Brazil this summer, we at Soccerlens.com have got our own World Cup battle on our hands.

We're one of nine sites taking part in the inaugural bwin World Cup Blogger's League, a unique, betting-orientated competition curated by bwin.

England’s World Cup preview: Midfield key for Hodgson’s men

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England's World Cup preview: Midfield key for Hodgson's men - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Finally the wait is over. The World Cup, football's greatest sporting event, is about get underway in less than 24 hours from now.

England are pitted in a strong group alongside Italy, Uruguay and Costa Rica.

DONE DEAL: La Liga president confirms Arsenal will sign 21-goal striker

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DONE DEAL: La Liga president confirms Arsenal will sign 21-goal striker - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal are on the cusp of sealing their first signing this transfer window, with Real Sociedad presidentJokin Aperribay confirming on Spanish radio that Mexican striker Carlos Vela is to rejoin the Gunners this summer.

FreeBet.me.uk – Smart World Cup betting

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FreeBet.me.uk Smart World Cup betting - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It's set to be a summer to remember, with the FIFA 2014 World Cup set to capture the imagination of the planet, and those partial to a flutter will be rubbing their hands in anticipation, eager to take advantage of some rather tempting free bets now doing the rounds the best of which you can now find at www.

Portugal 5-1 Ireland: Cristiano Ronaldo’s appearance inspires big win

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Portugal 5-1 Ireland: Cristiano Ronaldo's appearance inspires big win - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Just a few days ago, the Real Madrid superstar was not expected to take any partin these World Cup warm-up friendlies, but this morning the rumors began to circulate that he would be in the starting line-up against Martin O'Neill's Ireland.

Videos: MUST-SEE World Cup TV ads

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Videos: MUST-SEE World Cup TV ads - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

With the World Cup looming so close on the horizon, the adverts are becoming more and more prolific wherever a soccer fan might be viewing. Youtube has been lit up by view counts in the millions on some of the best ones.

How to be a great football fan

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How to be a great football fan - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Credit: Jon Candy

There are many ways that you can come about being a fan of a particular football team.

Sometimes the tradition is passed down through generations and you are automatically expected to follow the same love of a specific team as your parents, their parents and their parent's parents or be the butt of all jokes when you're favourite team is losing or the black sheep when your team is winning.

Crushing blow for Manchester United, €45m target signs new contract

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Crushing blow for Manchester United, €45m target signs new contract - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have missed out on yet another transfer target. This time on Bayern Munich's attacking midfielder Thomas Muller.

The Red Devils have been heavily linked with the German international in the past few months, with reports emerging that Louis van Gaal wants tobring him at Old Trafford in the summer.

€21m Arsenal target hints move next year

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€21m Arsenal target hints move next year - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Earlier this month, Arsenal have been linked with a move for one one of the brightest prospects in world football at the moment,Lorenzo Insigne, the Napoli forward.

The 23-year-old forward has been one of the key performers for Napoli this season under Rafa Benitez.

PL club slams former player for joining league rivals

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PL club slams former player for joining league rivals - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Sunderland have slammed Jack Colback for completing his switch to Newcastle United and claim their former midfielder has left a bitter taste after joining their arch-rivals.

The 24-year-old left the Stadium of Light and signed for the Magpies on a free transfer, after rejecting a chance to agree a new contract with the Black Cats.

Manchester United ready to offer €5.5m per year for Atletico Madrid star

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Manchester United ready to offer €5.5m per year for Atletico Madrid star - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports in Spanish newspaper El Confidencial, Manchester United are set to trigger the release clause of Atletico Madrid defender Miranda in the coming days. The Red Devils are desperate to improve their defensive line after Nemanja Vidic's decision to leave for Inter Milan and Rio Ferdinand's retirement has left a huge void at the back.

Mourinho sends ‘good luck’ message to €40m striker

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Mourinho sends 'good luck' message to €40m striker - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is praying that probable new signing fornext season, Diego Costa doesn't get injured in the World Cup.

We have already seen so many top players will miss out this edition of World Cup through injuries and Mourinho doesn't want another good player to join that list.

Robson: Robin van Persie Can Follow Footsteps of United’s CL Winning Star

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Robson: Robin van Persie Can Follow Footsteps of United's CL Winning Star - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Robin van Persie should follow the footsteps of Teddy Sheringham in order to have a prolonged career, according to Manchester United legend Bryan Robson.

The striker will turn 31 later this August and has set his eyes on extending his career at top flight football till late 30′s.

Chelsea star comments on €50m ‘future’ teammates

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Chelsea star comments on €50m 'future' teammates - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta enjoyed a terrific campaign last season. The Spaniard, who was used as a left-back mainly, after Ashley Cole got injured, became one of the key performersfor the team and booked his place for the World Cup as well.

Real Take Lead in Signing Manchester United’s Two Summer Targets

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Real Take Lead in Signing Manchester United's Two Summer Targets - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Real Madrid are set to beat Manchester United in signing their two summer targets Toni Kroos and Mattia De Sciglio.

According to the Spanish newspaper El Confidencial, the newly crowned UEFA Champions League winners have set their sights on signing Kroos and De Sciglio in the summer transfer window.

Agent Confirms £16m Liverpool and Manchester United Target to Join PL Club

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Agent Confirms £16m Liverpool and Manchester United Target to Join PL Club - originally posted on Soccerlens.com


Manchester City are set to beat Liverpool and Manchester United in signing FC Porto midfielder Fernando Reges.

We earlier reported the 26-year-old is likely to be the Citizens' first signing of the summer transfer window, which will see City cough up £16m for the Brazilian's services.

Join the Soccerlens Predictor Game for the World Cup

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Join the Soccerlens Predictor Game for the World Cup - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

We have teamed up with SuperBru to bring you an awesome World Cup predictor game this summer.

The game is entirely free and simple to play just predict the score for each fixture in the tournament, and you'll win prizes according to how close you are to the results.

World Cup Roundup: Rep of Ireland 1-5 Portugal highlights + Can you beat Soccerlens with your predictions?

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World Cup Roundup: Rep of Ireland 1-5 Portugal highlights + Can you beat Soccerlens with your predictions? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

  • HIGHLIGHTS: Rep of Ireland 1-5 Portugal
  • Poor quality pitch threatens England's first Group C match against Italy
  • Can you best Soccerlens at the SuperBru World Cup predictions game?

Van Gaal prepared to bring dazzling £20m Barcelona star to Old Trafford

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Van Gaal prepared to bring dazzling £20m Barcelona star to Old Trafford - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

New Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal is reportedly prepared to bring Barcelona winger Alxis Sanchez to Old Trafford in the summer. It is believed that the Dutch legend admiresthe dazzling Chilean and has identified the 25 year old as his top priority transfer target.

Real Madrid conundrum: To or not to sign £79m rated Liverpool striker?

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Real Madrid conundrum: To or not to sign £79m rated Liverpool striker? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports in Spain, Champions League winners Real Madrid are caught in two minds on whether they will opt to sign Liverpool striker Luis Suarez or will they keep hold of French International Karim Benzema at the Bernebeu next season.

Shaw’s Potential Signing Indicates United are in Right Direction, Says Former Coach

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Shaw's Potential Signing Indicates United are in Right Direction, Says Former Coach - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Former Manchester United coach Rene Meulensteen believes the Red Devils are going forward in the right direction is their continued effort to sign Southampton star Luke Shaw.

Top 5: Exciting Young Players at the 2014 World Cup

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Top 5: Exciting Young Players at the 2014 World Cup - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The 2014 World Cup is just twodays away from starting, and excitement is reaching fever pitch, withthe 32 national sides now going through their final preparations ahead of kickoff on June 12th. Brazil 2014 will see the accumulation of the greatest players on the planet, all fighting it out for their respective sides in a glorious month of footballing brilliance.

Former Chelsea midfield star to join Aston Villa

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Former Chelsea midfield star to join Aston Villa - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to Sky Sports, former England international Joe Cole is set to join Aston Villa on a one-year deal, with the 32-year-old to have a medical at Villa Park on Tuesday.

Cole, who spent seven successful years at Stamford Bridge, has struggled to recapture the form which made him one of the most feared attackers in the Premier League since leaving the West London club, but is to be given a shot by Villa boss Paul Lambert next season.

Sepp Blatter takes moral high ground against ‘racist’ critics of Qatar World Cup

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Sepp Blatter takes moral high ground against 'racist' critics of Qatar World Cup - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The gloriously controversial Sepp Blatter has blasted critics of the Qatar World Cup and labeled them 'racists', in the latest twist in the tale of the highlycriticized and questioned World Cup finals location decision.

‘New Thierry Henry’ target for Arsenal and Manchester United

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'New Thierry Henry' target for Arsenal and Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

One of 3 Italians included in the World Cup 23-man squad from Serie A side Torino, Alessio Cerci is now attracting interest from Premier League sides who had previously been told he was not for sale.

Now or never for Arsenal: Dazzling striker set to leave Bayern Munich

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Now or never for Arsenal: Dazzling striker set to leave Bayern Munich - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Bayern Munich striker Mario Mandzukic has announced that he will leave the Bavarian club in the summer after admitting that Pep Guardiola's style of play doesn't suit him.

The 28 year old is a transfer target of a host of Premier League clubs including Arsenal and Chelsea who were believed to lock horns to secure the services of the 28 year old.

Eden Hazard pledges loyalty again, rules out PSG move

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Eden Hazard pledges loyalty again, rules out PSG move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea winger Eden Hazard once again has confirmed his loyalty to the London club and in the process categorically ruled out any chances of him joining the French outfit Paris Saint Germain in the summer.

Manchester United legend might do a great favour to Liverpool

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Manchester United legend might do a great favour to Liverpool - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Cristiano Ronaldo, the Real Madrid superstar and Manchester United legend, might do a great favour to Liverpool this summer.

It is now an open secret that Real Madrid are keen to land Liverpool talisman striker Luis Suarez.

Manchester United closing in on €35m rated midfield maestro

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Manchester United closing in on €35m rated midfield maestro - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports in Holland, Manchester United are close to acquiring the services of AS Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman in the coming summer transfer window.

The report claims that new manager Louis Van Gaal wants to bring the 24 year old to Old Trafford who is recuperating from a serious knee injury which ruled him out of the World Cup.

Van Gaal targets €75m worth of Barcelona trio at Manchester United

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Van Gaal targets €75m worth of Barcelona trio at Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

This summer is going to be mental for Manchester United. The Red Devils are expected to involve heavily in the transfer market, with new manager Louis van Gaal looking to sign four or five top quality players.

£30m Liverpool target hails Raheem Sterling as ‘great athlete’

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£30m Liverpool target hails Raheem Sterling as 'great athlete' - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling has earned rich plaudits for his outstanding performances this season. And has been impressive in the training for England national team, as the Three Lions prepare for World Cup journey in Brazil.

World Cup Roundup: Watch Nike’s ‘The Last Game’; Germans ‘bank’ on England in Brazil; Suarez still not 100%

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World Cup Roundup: Watch Nike's 'The Last Game'; Germans 'bank' on England in Brazil; Suarez still not 100% - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

  • Nike release stunning animated mini-film, 'The Last Game', featuring Ronaldo, Ibrahimovic and Ribery
  • England tipped to succeed in Brazil by Germany's biggest bank
  • Uruguay superstar Luiz Suarez not 100% for England showdown

Football superstars save football in Nike's 'The Last Game'

With people apparently not excited enough about the impending World Cup Finals (not), the guys at Nike have taken it upon themselves to release a superb short film, with a host of the world's greatest players re-imagined in glorious computer animation.

Deal almost done – Chelsea to lose yet another precious talent

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Deal almost done Chelsea to lose yet another precious talent - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku is all set to join La Liga Champions Atletico Madrid in summer, according to reports in Spain.

The 21-year-old striker, who joined the West London club from Anderlecht in 2011, recently revealed that he will leave Stamford Bridge in the summer.

Liverpool and Manchester United miss out on £16m midfielder

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Liverpool and Manchester United miss out on £16m midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool and Manchester United all set to miss out on Porto's highly talented defensive central midfielder Fernando Reges, who is on the verge of joining Premier League champions, Manchester City.

After Costa, Chelsea turn their attention to yet another striker

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After Costa, Chelsea turn their attention to yet another striker - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The summer transfer window is shaping up nicely for Chelsea. The Blues have already agreed a deal to sign Diego Costa, who has also complete his medical. So, it is just a case of formality now.

€30m Manchester United target admits he is negotiating offers

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€30m Manchester United target admits he is negotiating offers - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Atletico Madrid defender Miranda has admitted that he has received offers from England and Spain, and his agent is in theprocess of negotiating them.

The 29-year-old has had an outstanding campaign for the Rojiblancos last season, helping his team win the La Liga title as also reaching the Champions League final as well.

PHOTO: Former Chelsea midfielder holds Aston Villa shirt after completing move

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PHOTO: Former Chelsea midfielder holds Aston Villa shirt after completing move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Former Chelsea manJoe Cole has completed his move to Premier League side Aston Villa on a one-year deal.

Cole, 32, joins Paul Lambert's side on a free transfer, and will be charged with trying to reinvigorate Villa's lackluster attack, which seriously struggled when star striker Christian Benteke was sidelined.

Bayern offer €33m for Chelsea target, player fancy move to London

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Bayern offer €33m for Chelsea target, player fancy move to London - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Roma have rejected a good offer from Bayern Munich for defender Mehdi Benatia, who is also a reported target of Manchester City and Chelsea.

Last month Italian media TMW reported that Chelsea had offered€38m bid for Benatia and are prepared to include Romelu Lukaku as a part of the deal.

From France: Liverpool set to offer €12.5m for dazzling winger

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From France: Liverpool set to offer €12.5m for dazzling winger - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports in France, Liverpool are set to offer€12.5m to Marseille to acquire the services of dazzling winger Andre Ayew in the summer. The 24 year old versatile midfielder can play either or a winger or as a second striker just off the main target man up front.

€35m-Rated Midfielder Allowed to Join Manchester United

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€35m-Rated Midfielder Allowed to Join Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have reportedly have the upper hand in signing Kevin Strootman after AS Roma are willing to allow their midfielder join the Red Devils.

The Serie A outfit were reluctant in letting the Holland international leave the club this summer.

Fresh twist: Manchester United’s €50m transfer target eyed by new club

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Fresh twist: Manchester United's €50m transfer target eyed by new club - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Reports from Spanish newspaper Marca have confirmed that Champions League runners up Atletico Madrid are the latest club who have contacted Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal's agent.

LEAKED? Manchester United 2014/15 kits – Chevrolet replaces AON!

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LEAKED? Manchester United 2014/15 kits Chevrolet replaces AON! - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Photos of what appears to be the new Manchester United 2014/15 kits have leaked online, with a huge change coming in the way of the shirt sponsorship, with Chevrolet replacing AON across the midriff.

Arsenal and Tottenham Handed Massive Boost in Signing Talented La Liga Star

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Arsenal and Tottenham Handed Massive Boost in Signing Talented La Liga Star - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has revealed striker Alvaro Morata could leave the club in the summer transfer window.

Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur have been handed a massive boost in signing the Spaniard this summer.

DONE DEAL: Breakout Chelsea defender to join Bundesliga club this summer

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DONE DEAL: Breakout Chelsea defender to join Bundesliga club this summer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to German daily 'Bild', Chelsea defender Tomas Kalas is to join Bundesliga outfit Cologne on a season long loan next season, with the 21-year-old Czech to become the second Blues centre-back to exit the club this summer.

Manchester United outbid Fabregas wages offered by Chelsea

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Manchester United outbid Fabregas wages offered by Chelsea - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Just at the moment it seemed like Chelsea have sealed the deal for Cesc Fabregas, we find a new twist in the tale. According to reliable journalist of CNN and GDS, Tancredi Palmeri, Manchester United have outbid wages offered to Fabregas by Chelsea.

Arsenal given hope in the race to sign €30m-rated Spanish striker

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Arsenal given hope in the race to sign €30m-rated Spanish striker - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata is edging closer to leaving the club, with top European clubs, like Arsenal and Juventus are vying for his signature, according to reports in Italy.

Italian media SportMediaSet claim that Morata has already given his consent to join Juventus having already agreed a five-year- contract in principle for around€10.

Toni Kroos: They Think Its All Over, But Its Not!

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Toni Kroos: They Think Its All Over, But Its Not! - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Toni Kroos has been talking to Louis van Gaal to discuss a potential move to Manchester United. Apologies to those Manchester United fans who think that they are reading an article from a month ago.

According to Spanish newspaper El Confidencial, van Gaal called Kroos to see how he saw his future with Bayern Munich.

France World Cup hopes – Squad unity polar opposite of 2010 debacle

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France World Cup hopes Squad unity polar opposite of 2010 debacle - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

France finalized their World Cup warm-up with an 8 goal trouncing of minnows Jamaica, with goals coming from 5 different goalscorers, boosting morale ahead of their travels to Brazil.

The first goal against Jamaica came from recent Paris Saint-Germain acquisition, Yohan Cabaye, whomoved back to his home country after 3 years in the north of England, playing in the Premier League for Newcastle United.

David Beckham: “Wayne Rooney will strike fear in World Cup opponents”

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David Beckham: "Wayne Rooney will strike fear in World Cup opponents" - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Ex-England captain and Manchester United legend, David Beckham, has spoken out in British newspapersabout the impact Wayne Rooney's name has on England's opponents when they see he will be lining up against them:

"When opposing teams see Wayne Rooney's name on an England team-sheet, it still scares them.

Manchester United’s €50m target advised to make Real Madrid move

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Manchester United's €50m target advised to make Real Madrid move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United target and Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal has been reportedly advised by Chilean legend Ivan Zamorano to make to a switch to Real Madrid.

This comes in the wake of earlier reports that new Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal had poured heaps of praise on the player and is determined to take him at old Trafford in the summer.

Chelsea star not for sale, Mourinho rejects €30m offer from Real Madrid

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Chelsea star not for sale, Mourinho rejects €30m offer from Real Madrid - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Last week reports emerged in Spain that Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti is weighing up options elsewhere to bolster his midfield, after knowing getting either of Juventus duo Arturo Vidal or Paul Pogba won't be an easy task.

Smart Chelsea deal for £30m midfielder could see Arsenal suffer financial blow

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Smart Chelsea deal for £30m midfielder could see Arsenal suffer financial blow - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal seemed to be in the best of position when they sold Cesc Fabregas to Barcelona in 2011. Not only the Gunners had the options of exercising his buy-back clause, but were entitled to receive a 50% transfer fee for the Spaniard, should Barcelona make any profit on selling the midfielder.

Manchester United could land either of €50m Barcelona duo

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Manchester United could land either of €50m Barcelona duo - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Ever since Barcelona's transfer ban had been moved, they have dominated the back pages of newspapers.One can get the feel, this is going to be a massive summer for them. Under a new manager, new signings are expected to arrive, while a massive exodus is on the cards as well.

Former Chelsea midfielder key to landing €50m worth of players at Bridge

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Former Chelsea midfielder key to landing €50m worth of players at Bridge - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Former Chelsea player Tiago Mendes, who could rejoin the club in summer on a free transfer, played a key role in persuading Diego Costa and Filipe Luis to join Stamford Bridge in the summer.

Manchester United ready to sell expensive star after just one season

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Manchester United ready to sell expensive star after just one season - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United are ready to listen to offers for Belgian midfielder Maraoune Fellaini this summer. The Belgian was signed on the transfer deadline day by former manager David Moyes a little over nine months ago and became the fifth expensive signing in Manchester United's history.

REVEALED: £30m Star Wanted Manchester United Move in May

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REVEALED: £30m Star Wanted Manchester United Move in May - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Southampton star Luke Shaw reportedly wanted to join Manchester United last month after the final game of the 2013/14 season.

The 18-year-old defender has long been linked with a move to Old Trafford and their initial bid of £27m was turned down by the Saints.

Moreno flying to Liverpool to conclude deal in the next few hours

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Moreno flying to Liverpool to conclude deal in the next few hours - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Sevilla defender Alberto Moreno is travelling to Liverpool with agent-father Javier Moya, to complete his move to the Anfield club.

According to Sevilla based newspaper Estadio Deportivo, the deal is all set to complete within next few hours.

Arsenal star targeted by top European giants including Bayern Munich

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Arsenal star targeted by top European giants including Bayern Munich - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Like all other major Premier League clubs, Arsenal are also expected to do some quality business in the summer. As of now, we do know, the Gunners are set to lose their long serving defender Bacary Sagna, who has himself admitted to leave, in the summer.

Chelsea plot move for €30m Napoli forward

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Chelsea plot move for €30m Napoli forward - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea are plotting a move an audacious move for Napoli forward Jose Callejon and are ready to offer€30m for his signature.

Callejon joined Napoli last season from Real Madrid for a reported fee of€9m, but his value has increased three times, after a brilliant first season at the Italian club.

Liverpool trio face uncertain future, Anfield exit likely

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Liverpool trio face uncertain future, Anfield exit likely - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

This summer is going to be massive for Liverpool. For the first time in many years, Champions League will be back at Anfield and there seems to be a proper transfer planning in place, as Liverpool are looking to bolster their squad in order to balance both domestic and European commitments simultaneously.

World Cup Roundup: France 8-0 Jamaica highlights; Arjen Robben lashes out at Dutch teammate

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World Cup Roundup: France 8-0 Jamaica highlights; Arjen Robben lashes out at Dutch teammate - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

  • Match Highlights: France 8-0 Jamaica
  • VIDEO: Arjen Robben lashes out at Dutch teammate Bruno Indi
  • Fans given just 25,000 tickets of 61,000 capacity stadium for World Cup opener

France 8-0 Jamaica Antoine Griezmann sparkles again as Les Bleus end on a high note

Didier Deschampswatched his France squad end their pre-World Cup preparations in the best possible way last night, with Jamaica on the end of a resounding 8-0 thrashing.

Blow for Liverpool, €20m winger wants Bayern stay

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Blow for Liverpool, €20m winger wants Bayern stay - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool have suffered a blow in their chase to sign Bayern Munich wingerXherdan Shaqiriin the summer, who has ended all speculations claiming he wants to continue with the German club.

Manchester United Legend: Cristiano Ronaldo’s Ego is Gargantuan

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Manchester United Legend: Cristiano Ronaldo's Ego is Gargantuan - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has revealed Cristiano Ronaldo's ego to be gargantuan.

The Real Madrid star was suffering from injury and has started training with his national squad in the past few days.

Manchester United Transfers: Fans Upset By Lack Of Action!

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Manchester United Transfers: Fans Upset By Lack Of Action! - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United Transfers are as rare as hen`s teeth according to fans frustrated by the lack of solid news about alleged targets.

Ed Woodward is more elusive than the Pimpernel!

The UK media is filling column inches thanks to the lack of any sort of news about Manchester United transfers coming out of Old Trafford.

The 4 Players That Could Steal The Show In This Summer’s World Cup

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The 4 Players That Could Steal The Show In This Summer's World Cup - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

As this summer's World Cup edges ever closer, the expectation for the tournament grows greater and greater with each passing day.

Without any shadow of a doubt, there will be a plethora of stars on show in Brazil.

Uruguay World Cup 2014: Preview, Squad and Stats

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Uruguay World Cup 2014: Preview, Squad and Stats - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Uruguay have slowly but surely returned to the top rungs of the international fold, and this summer they will surely launch their strongest push for a third World Cup success, which has been over sixtyyears in the making.

Ecuador World Cup 2014: Preview, Squad and Stats

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Ecuador World Cup 2014: Preview, Squad and Stats - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

La Tri endured a decidedly difficult qualification period, needing (and obtaining) an unlikely win over Uruguay in the penultimate fixture to make it to Brazil. While their home form was strong winning all but one theorganisation and genuine inconsistencies in defence will be of real concern to Reinaldo Rueda.

Honduras World Cup 2014: Preview, Squad and Stats

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Honduras World Cup 2014: Preview, Squad and Stats - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The South American minnows will be after their first ever World Cup win this summer, withLos Catrachosgearing up to appear in their third tournament, having qualified with relative ease.

Manager:Luis Fernando Suárez
Captain:Noel Valladares
World Cup Winners:N/A
World Cup Runners up:N/A
Best Finish:Group Stage (1982, 2010)

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Finishing above Mexico in the qualifiers was an achievement in itself, coming in in third place behind Costa Rica and the USA.

Costa Rica World Cup 2014: Preview, Squad and Stats

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Costa Rica World Cup 2014: Preview, Squad and Stats - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manager:Jorge Luis Pinto
Captain: Bryan Ruiz
World Cup Winners: N/A
World Cup Runners up:N/A
Best Finish:Round of 16 (Italy 1990)

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Finishing a comfortable second in the CONCACAF qualifiers,Jorge Luis Pinto's side have looked decidedly out of sorts lately, losing four of their last sixfriendly matches since qualifying for Brazil 2014.

Mexico World Cup 2014: Preview, Squad and Stats

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Mexico World Cup 2014: Preview, Squad and Stats - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Having qualified for the finals thanks to a resounding 9-3 aggregate win over New Zealand, Miguel Herrera's Mexico are certainly aiming for the knockout phase; something they've managed the last five World Cups in a row.

Portugal World Cup 2014: Preview, Squad and Stats

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Portugal World Cup 2014: Preview, Squad and Stats - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Paulo Bento's side had arguably the most dramatic World Cup qualification period, having to overcome a strong Sweden side in the playoffs. It was a game that pitted two of the word's best players against one another, and both Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Portugal captain CristianoRonaldo did not disappoint, with the latter almost singlehandedly dragging his side to the showpiece event in South America with four stunning goals over the two legs.

Chile World Cup 2014: Preview, Squad and Stats

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Chile World Cup 2014: Preview, Squad and Stats - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Qualifying third in theCONMEBOL group, Chile's real issue is their defence, with Jorge Sampaoli's side conceding 25 goals from the 16 games played, eleven more than second placed Colombia. At the other end however, the Chileans scored 29 times, second only to Argentina, and much will rest on the shoulders of their vibrant forward line if they are to be a success in Brazil this summer.

Brazil World Cup 2014: Preview, Squad and Stats

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Brazil World Cup 2014: Preview, Squad and Stats - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Five-time winners Brazil host their second World Cup this summer, and it is no surprise thatLuiz Felipe Scolari's side are one of the early favourites for the competition.

Manager:Luiz Felipe Scolari
Captain:Thiago Silva
World Cup Winners: 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002
World Cup Runners up: 1950, 1998

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Unlike in previous World Cups, Brazil's real strength can be found further back, with Thiago Silva fronting a mean defence, while in the midfield, the likes of Ramires, Luis Gustavoand Paulinho give even more protection; allowing their vibrant attacking line, with Neymar the star, to do the damage up top.

USA World Cup 2014: Preview, Squad and Stats

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USA World Cup 2014: Preview, Squad and Stats - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The news that manager Klinsmann had axed long-serving striker Landon Donovan from his final 23-man squad was met with a mixture of shock and disbelief from many. The USA's highest ever scorer at the World Cup, Donovan is one of the most well-known of players from the states, along with Clint Dempsey, but18-year-oldJulian Green was preferred ahead of the LA Galaxy striker in the USA squad, with Klinsmanntaking a real risk ahead of Brazil 2014.

Greece World Cup 2014: Preview, Squad and Stats

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Greece World Cup 2014: Preview, Squad and Stats - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Ten years on from their highly unexpected Euro 2004 victory, and Greece are still branded with the mark of rank outsider; and for good reason. In what will be only their third appearance at a World Cup, the Greeks have never managed to negotiate their way out of the Group Stage, and have registered just one win in the history of the tournament.

Russia World Cup 2014: Preview, Squad and Stats

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Russia World Cup 2014: Preview, Squad and Stats - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Fabio Capello's side looked strong in qualifying, despite a couple of dodgy defeats, and the Italian will fancy his chances of guiding the perennial underachievers out of the Group Stages for the first time since the break-up of the Soviet Union.

Switzerland World Cup 2014: Preview, Squad and Stats

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Switzerland World Cup 2014: Preview, Squad and Stats - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Ranked sixth in the FIFA world rankings, Ottmar Hitzfeld's Swiss side are riding a wave of optimism to South America. Undefeated in qualifying, they go into the tournament as one of the top seeds, and have a very good chance of making it through to the knockout rounds.

Bosnia & Herzegovina World Cup 2014: Preview, Squad and Stats

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Bosnia & Herzegovina World Cup 2014: Preview, Squad and Stats - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The only side making their World Cup debut in Brazil, Bosnia & Herzegovina's qualifying form and success since hints that their maiden voyage in what is football's most hotly contested tournament could be rather special.

Algeria World Cup 2014: Preview, Squad and Stats

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Algeria World Cup 2014: Preview, Squad and Stats - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Toqualify for theirfourth World Cup, Algeriawere thankful for captainMadjidBougherra's telling influence in the 1-0 second leg play-off win over Burkina Faso. The 31-year-old, who has appeared for Crewe, Charlton and Sheffield Wednesday in an eclectic career, scrambled in the crucialgoal just after half time,sendinghis side through via the away goals rule.

Croatia World Cup 2014: Preview, Squad and Stats

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Croatia World Cup 2014: Preview, Squad and Stats - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Considering the amount of talent coursing through the Croatian ranks, their patchyWorld Cup qualification period was not quite what was expected. Scraping second place, nine points behind runaway leaders Belgium, Robert Kovac's side were at one point tipped to be dumped out by European minnows Iceland in the playoffs.

Colombia World Cup 2014: Preview, Squad and Stats

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Colombia World Cup 2014: Preview, Squad and Stats - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

There will be no Radamel Falcao at Brazil 2014. A sentence that saw neutrals draw a collective sigh of disappointment, and Colombians everywhere simultaneously descend into a state of abject panic.

The £50m Monaco striker was ruled out of Jose Pekerman's squad at the eleventh hour, with many now predicting an early exit for theColombians.

World Cup 2014 Away Kits

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World Cup 2014 Away Kits - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Welcome to the Soccerlens guide to the World Cup 2014 AwayKits. Here you will find all 32 competing teams' secondarystrip,with major manufactures such as Adidas, Puma and Nike all pulling out the stops for the latest edition of the greatest footballing event on the planet.

World Cup 2014 Home Kits

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World Cup 2014 Home Kits - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Welcome to the Soccerlens guide to the World Cup 2014 home kits. Here you will find all 32 competing teams' primarystrip,with major manufactures such as Adidas, Puma and Nike all pulling out the stops for the latest edition of the greatest footballing event on the planet.

Soccerlens World Cup 2014 Guide

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Soccerlens World Cup 2014 Guide - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Hello and welcome to the Soccerlens World Cup 2014 Guide; our comprehensive coverage of this year's tournament in South America.

The 2014 World Cup kicks off on 12 June 2014 with hosts Brazil taking on Croatia in the first game in Sao Paulo.

Blues Legend Slams Chelsea for Allowing Sturridge Join Liverpool

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Blues Legend Slams Chelsea for Allowing Sturridge Join Liverpool - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea legend Frank Lampard has slammed the Blues for letting Daniel Sturridge leave Stamford Bridge for Liverpool.

The England international left the West London club and joined the Merseyside outfit in the January transfer window of 2013.

Arsenal suffer huge blow in pursuit of €40m rated star striker

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Arsenal suffer huge blow in pursuit of €40m rated star striker - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Porto striker Jackson Martinez might join Spanish side Valencia over Arsenal in the coming transfer window according to reports in Spain. Singaporean businessman and investor Peter Lim today completed the purchase of the Spanish club.

Liverpool target signs contract extension, buyout clause worth €100m

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Liverpool target signs contract extension, buyout clause worth €100m - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Javier Mascherano has ended speculations regarding his future with Barcelona by signing a four year contract extension with the Catalan club which will keep him at the Camp Nou outfit till 2018.

Chelsea Star Does Not Want to be Part of Jose Mourinho’s Side Next Season

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Chelsea Star Does Not Want to be Part of Jose Mourinho's Side Next Season - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku has revealed that he will leave the Blues this summer transfer window.

The Belgium international joined the west London club from Anderlecht in 2011 and in his first season, he saw his first team appearances being limited.

£10m Premier League Star Desperate to Join Arsenal

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£10m Premier League Star Desperate to Join Arsenal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Queens Park Rangers striker Loic Remy is reportedly desperate to join Arsenal in the summer transfer window.

According to The Telegraph, Remy is attracting interest from both North London club, Arsenal and Tottenham.

Chelsea make £26.8m bid for world class midfielder, yet to discuss personal terms

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Chelsea make £26.8m bid for world class midfielder, yet to discuss personal terms - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea have started the negotiating process to sign Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas. According to reports from The Times, the Blues have lodged a formal bid of£26.

Jorge Mendes plans to take €45m Arsenal & Manchester United target to Turin

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Jorge Mendes plans to take €45m Arsenal & Manchester United target to Turin - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal and Manchester United could suffer a huge set back, as agent of Real Madrid winger Angel di Maria is trying to conclude a business with Italian giants Juventus.

Spanish newspaper El Confidencial reports that Argentine winger Di Maria is still unsure about what future holds for him in the next season.

Latest: Moreno comments on Liverpool speculation

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Latest: Moreno comments on Liverpool speculation - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool are close to making Alberto Moreno their next signing in the summer, if the reports are to be believed. It's been all over in the media for the past one month. What we do know is that Liverpool are ready to offer€22m for the highly rated left-back, who was also a reported target of Premier League rivals Chelsea.

Belgian star confirms he wants to leave Chelsea

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Belgian star confirms he wants to leave Chelsea - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku has admitted that time has come for him to leave Stamford Bridge in the summer.

Lukaku joined Chelsea from Anderlecht in the summer of 2011, for a reported fee of€20m (including add ons).

Chelsea expect to sign £32m Spain International by Tuesday

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Chelsea expect to sign £32m Spain International by Tuesday - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea are looking to complete one or two deal before the World Cup begins next week. The West London clubs are focussing their attention on signing Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas and have lodged a formal bid already.

€55m Brazilian denies reports of ‘rumoured’ move to Arsenal

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€55m Brazilian denies reports of 'rumoured' move to Arsenal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Zenit Saint Petersburg's General Director Maxim Mitrofanov has squashed reports that the Russian club would be selling Brazilian forward Hulk to Arsenal after the World Cup.Mitrofanov also mentioned that the Russian club haven't received any offers for the former Porto hitman.

Shame if Fabregas joins Chelsea, says Barcelona’s Pedro

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Shame if Fabregas joins Chelsea, says Barcelona's Pedro - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea fans probably are over excitedwith the prospect of Cesc Fabregas joining them in the summer. In all already assembled star-dust at Stamford Bridge, getting Fabregas will be a fig feather in the cap of Jose Mourinho.

Juventus agree five-year-deal for €25m Liverpool target?

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Juventus agree five-year-deal for €25m Liverpool target? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Cesc Fabregas is not the only player, whose future at Barcelona is under threat. Chilean winger Alexis Sanchez mayalso leave the club, with Italy could be his possible destination.

Serie A giants Juventus are ready to start negotiations with Barcelona over the purchase of Sanchez, if Tuttosport are to be believed.

Arsenal suffer blow, €12m Brazilian defender rules out move

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Arsenal suffer blow, €12m Brazilian defender rules out move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Brazilian defender Danilo has squashed claims that he will be joining Arsenal in the summer by insisting that he is happy at Portuguese giants Porto. It is believed that the 22 year old is on the wish list of manager Arsene Wenger who is in the market to find a suitable replacement for the departing Bacary Sagna.

United to beat Liverpool and Juventus for €25m dazzling winger?

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United to beat Liverpool and Juventus for €25m dazzling winger? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The best feature of any transfer window is, there is always twists and turns in almost every report you read. For example, take a look at the case of Barcelona winger Alexis Sanchez.

The highly talented Barcelona winger is one of those few players who could leave the Catalan club in the summer.

Former Premier League Forward Slams Liverpool for Emre Can Signing

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Former Premier League Forward Slams Liverpool for Emre Can Signing - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Former Premier League forward Jan Aage Fjortoft has slammed Liverpool for signing Emre Can from Bayer Leverkusen this summer.

The Merseyside club have agreed a deal in principle with the Bundesliga outfit to land the midfielder and the transfer will go through once the documentation is completed.

Ancelotti wishes to bring €30m Chelsea star at Real Madrid

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Ancelotti wishes to bring €30m Chelsea star at Real Madrid - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti wants to bolster his midfield departmentin the summer. The reigning Champions of Europe have been linked with several top midfielders in the last few months, that suggests, despite having an avalanche of midfield options at disposal, Ancelotti is still looking to add more quality in central midfield.

Breaking from Spain: €42m price tag slapped on Arsenal and Manchester United target

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Breaking from Spain: €42m price tag slapped on Arsenal and Manchester United target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports in Spain, Arsenal and Manchester United targetAymeric Laporte has signed a new contract with Athletic Bilbao which will see a €42mbuyout clause for the player's services.

PHOTO: €35m Manchester United target carried off the pitch, World Cup in doubt

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PHOTO: €35m Manchester United target carried off the pitch, World Cup in doubt - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

What a a day this is turning out to be. The World Cup seems certain to be cursed.Germany's Marco Reus might miss the World Cup after suffering a nasty looking leg injury against Armenia in the Die Mannschaft's preparations for the showpiece event.

With or without Luis Suarez: 3 other Uruguay players that will trouble England

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With or without Luis Suarez: 3 other Uruguay players that will trouble England - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Often overlooked when considering the greatest nations from South America, but Uruguay have won just as many World Cups as Argentina and came 4th in the previous tournament, 2010′s finals in South Africa.

Dazzling forward flattered by Arsenal interest, €21m bid likely after World Cup

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Dazzling forward flattered by Arsenal interest, €21m bid likely after World Cup - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Napoli forward Lorenzo Insigne is reportedly 'flattered' by Arsenal's interest according to his agentAntonio Ottaiano. The story has featured in the reliable TMW while Skysports have also relayed the recent developments.

VIDEO: Samsung’s ‘I See Your Dreams’

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VIDEO: Samsung's 'I See Your Dreams' - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Children have the keenest, most wonderful imaginations, and no adult can deny that they sometimes miss being at an age where playing was everything, friends were your job, and all cares fell away like water sliding off your favourite football.

Chelsea: Mourinho vows to solve Cole conundrum

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Chelsea: Mourinho vows to solve Cole conundrum - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Well, it's not all over for Chelsea left back Ashley Cole. Jose Mourinho has insisted that he will speak with Cole regarding his contract situation, though Times journalist Oliver Kay feels that a new contract for the 33-year-old is highly unlikely.

Five reasons why Cesc Fabregas will be a top signing for Chelsea

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Five reasons why Cesc Fabregas will be a top signing for Chelsea - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas could return back to the Premier League this summer. While we're swamped with plethora of contradictory reports about him,what we do know is the Spaniard is all set to leave Barcelonawith Chelsea could be his likely destination.

Louis van Gaal Wants Bayern’s Thomas Muller at Manchester United

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Louis van Gaal Wants Bayern's Thomas Muller at Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have made signing Bayern Munich star Thomas Muller a priority this summer.

According to the German newspaper Bild, incoming United manager Louis van Gaal has informed the club's chief executive Ed Woodward that he wants the German international at Old Trafford next season.

Exposed! Does Roy Hodgson Know Anybody’s Position Anymore?

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Exposed! Does Roy Hodgson Know Anybody's Position Anymore? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Does Roy Hodgson actually know where each of his player`s best position is? That was the question on my lips as I watched a `workmanlike` performance from England in their draw against Ecuador last night.

United Fans’ Twitter Reaction After Liverpool Confirm Emre Can Signing

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United Fans' Twitter Reaction After Liverpool Confirm Emre Can Signing - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool have confirmed they have reached an agreement in principal with Bayer Leverkusen for their midfielder Emre Can, subject to documentation being completed.

The Reds have already secured the services of Rickie Lambert from Southampton earlier this week.

Jose Mourinho Confirms Chelsea Interest for Barca Midfielder Cesc Fabregas

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Jose Mourinho Confirms Chelsea Interest for Barca Midfielder Cesc Fabregas - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Jose Mourinho has revealed Chelsea are interested in signing Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas in the summer transfer window (see all confirmed Premier League transfers so far).

Chelsea boosted in the race to sign €45m Manchester United and City target

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Chelsea boosted in the race to sign €45m Manchester United and City target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Porto defenderEliaquim Mangala, who is one of the prime targets of Manchester City, prefers a move to either Manchester United or Chelsea.

The 23-year-old defender is keen to leave Porto after the World Cup finals in Brazil and wants to join a club of greater stature, like Chelsea and United than Man City.

From Spain: Liverpool reach agreement with Moreno, offer five year contract

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From Spain: Liverpool reach agreement with Moreno, offer five year contract - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It seems like Liverpool are in a hurry to do business early in the season. Already the Reds have signedRickie Lambert, who joined from Southampton and are close to wrapping up second major deal after agreeing€12m fee with Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Emre Can.

Another Chelsea star signs hymns of praise for £30m midfield maestro

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Another Chelsea star signs hymns of praise for £30m midfield maestro - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

So, it's happening. Former Arsenal skipper Cesc Fabregas is almost certain to join Chelsea. Leaving aside various media reports, the sheer fact that Chelsea players and the manager has come out and spoken about him, suggests the deal is close to fruition.

Every World Cup Team In One Sentence

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Every World Cup Team In One Sentence - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The games are just a week away, and in many senses, the cruelest part of the tournament is over. The squads have been announced, the numbers assigned, most of the friendlies played, and the pre-tournament injuries are mostly over.

Fear grows for Cristiano Ronaldo’s World Cup participation

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Fear grows for Cristiano Ronaldo's World Cup participation - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Portugal's superstar was the only thing on the minds of the press today at the national side's training camp, where Cristiano Ronaldo did make an appearance but not as part of the main group.

The trailblazing Real Madrid man took things very gently, jogging on a separate field to the main training session.

World Cup 2014: Tactical Analysis & Argentina’s Blueprint To Conquer Brazi

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World Cup 2014: Tactical Analysis & Argentina's Blueprint To Conquer Brazi - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

29th June, 1986 World Cup Final, Estadio Azteca, Mexico City: A capacity crowd over 115 thousand wait in bated breath as Diego Armando Maradona picks up a loose ball inside his own half.

Arsenal, United and Liverpool target drops hint about future

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Arsenal, United and Liverpool target drops hint about future - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Barcelona are looking to do a massive rebuilding work in the summer transfer window. Several new players are expected to arrive, after their transfer ban was lifted while few players could be shown the exit door as well, like Cesc Fabregas, Alexis Sanchez or even home grown lad Pedro Rodriguez.

Manchester United’s €40m midfield target wants to join Real Madrid

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Manchester United's €40m midfield target wants to join Real Madrid - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Bayern Munich midfielder and Manchester United target Toni Kroos has requested his club to let him join Real Madrid, as he refuses to sign a new contract extension.

Manchester United were heavily interested in Kroos, if the reports are to be believed, with the player himself hinted that a move to the Premier League could be a possibility for him.

Peter Lim keen to sign Chelsea’s dazzling winger, Liverpool also interested

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Peter Lim keen to sign Chelsea's dazzling winger, Liverpool also interested - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Valencia owner Peter Lim is not looking to invest random money at the club. The Singapore based businessman is rather looking to invest judiciously and sign players that can help Valencia regain the status of La Liga giants once again.

Arsenal keen to sign Real Madrid legend

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Arsenal keen to sign Real Madrid legend - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is still hoping to convince Real Madrid legend Iker Casillas to join the Gunners in the summer.

Goal keeping position has been one of the major problems for Arsenal over the years.

Mourinho pays ultimate tribute to Chelsea legend: “He was the best”

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Mourinho pays ultimate tribute to Chelsea legend: "He was the best" - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Jose Mourinho, the Chelsea manager has paid highest tribute to club legend Frank Lampard, saying he was the best midfielder in his role for nearly a decade.

The 35-year-old England midfielder is arguably the best midfielder ever in the history of Chelsea football club.

Arsenal could miss out signing €30m striker on cheap

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Arsenal could miss out signing €30m striker on cheap - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal badly need a striker in the summer.Many feel, failing to land a good striker in the summer as also in the winter was the main reason why Arsenal failed to sustain the title challenge till the end, despite leading the table till January.

Siqueira deal done – Atletico defender surely on way to Chelsea?

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Siqueira deal done Atletico defender surely on way to Chelsea? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Atletico Madrid have agreed a deal to signGranada's Brazilian left backGuilherme Siqueira. The news would bring joy to Chelsea fans, because it surely paves the way for left-back Filipe Luis to join theWest London club.

Manchester United Transfers: The Silence Is Deafening!

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Manchester United Transfers: The Silence Is Deafening! - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United transfers will soon be a subjectfor David Attenborough as part of the series about extinctions!

Every evening bands of Manchester United fans gather around their television sets watching Sky Sports News waiting for Jim White to announce a spectacular marquee signing; one paid for from the fabled £200m warchest at the disposal of Louis van Gaal and Ed Woodward.

PHOTO: New signing Ayoze Perez holding Newcastle shirt

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PHOTO: New signing Ayoze Perez holding Newcastle shirt - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Newcastle United have confirmed the signing of 20-year-old strikerAyoze Pérez from CD Tenerife on a long-term contract, the club has confirmed.

The young striker joined the youth set up at Tenerife in 2004 are last progressed to the first team.

Jose Mourinho Confirms Chelsea Interest for Barca Midfielder Cesc Fabregas

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Jose Mourinho Confirms Chelsea Interest for Barca Midfielder Cesc Fabregas - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Jose Mourinho has revealed Chelsea are interested in signing Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas in the summer transfer window.

Earlier Soccerlens reported the Blues have agreed a £30m deal in bringing the former Arsenal skipper to Stamford Bridge after the Catalan outfit made up their mind to allow the Spanish midfielder leave the club.

Exposed! Does Roy Hodgson Know Anybody’s Position Anymore?

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Exposed! Does Roy Hodgson Know Anybody's Position Anymore? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Does Roy Hodgson actually know where each of his player`s best position is? That was the question on my lips as I watched a `workmanlike` performance from England in their draw against Ecuador last night.

United Fans’ Twitter Reaction After Liverpool Confirm Emre Can Signing

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United Fans' Twitter Reaction After Liverpool Confirm Emre Can Signing - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool have confirmed they have reached an agreement in principal with Bayer Leverkusen for their midfielder Emre Can, subject to documentation being completed.

The Reds have already secured the services of Rickie Lambert from Southampton earlier this week.

Louis van Gaal Wants Bayern’s Thomas Muller at Manchester United

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Louis van Gaal Wants Bayern's Thomas Muller at Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have made signing Bayern Munich star Thomas Muller a priority this summer.

According to the German newspaper Bild, incoming United manager Louis van Gaal has informed the club's chief executive Ed Woodward that he wants the German international at Old Trafford next season.

Five reasons why Cesc Fabregas will be a top signing for Chelsea

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Five reasons why Cesc Fabregas will be a top signing for Chelsea - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas could return back to the Premier League this summer. While we're swamped with plethora of contradictory reports about him,what we do know is the Spaniard is all set to leave Barcelonawith Chelsea could be his likely destination.

Blues Star Claims Chelsea Lack Player of Cesc Fabregas’ Calibre

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Blues Star Claims Chelsea Lack Player of Cesc Fabregas' Calibre - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Fernando Torres has admitted Cesc Fabregas' will be a great signing for Chelsea as he believes the Blues lack a player of Barcelona star's calibre in their midfield.

If the reports are to be believed, the West London club have agreed a deal with the La Liga runners up, which will see Jose Mourinho's side cough around £30m for the former Arsenal skipper's services.

Club Chief Confirms Formal Liverpool Offer for €12m-Rated Midfielder

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Club Chief Confirms Formal Liverpool Offer for €12m-Rated Midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool are edging closer towards their second summer signing after Bayer Leverkusen chief executive Michael Schade revealed the Reds have made a formal offer for their midfielder Emre Can.

The Transfer Lens: Cesc Fabregas off to Chelsea or Manchester United?

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The Transfer Lens: Cesc Fabregas off to Chelsea or Manchester United? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It has fast become THE main talking point so far in the summer transfer window, with Barcelona star Cesc Fabregas seemingly teetering on the edge of leaving the Nou Camp, and to either Manchester United or Chelsea.

Manchester United approach Bayern for €45m German superstar

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Manchester United approach Bayern for €45m German superstar - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

This summer is simply going to be massive for Manchester United and their fans. Unlike other transfer window, this has to be different. United are in dire need of reinforcement. New manager Louis van Gaal will be given a hefty transfer war-chest and it is expected he will lure top international players across the world to Old Trafford, despite the absence of Champions League football.

Liverpool and Chelsea set to lock horns for €35m Serbian wizard

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