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On This Day In 2002: Record-Breaking Brazilians Lift Fifth World Cup Out In Japan (Video)

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By Martin Cloake

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On this very day in 2002, Brazil won a record-breaking fifth World Cup title by beating Germany 2-0 in front of 69,029 spectators at Yokohama's International Stadium.

Both goals were scored by Ronaldo, whose eight tournament goals secured him the Golden Boot and finally laid to rest the memory of his mysterious failure to turn up at the 1998 final in France.

On This Day In 2002: Hakan Sukur Scores The Fastest Goal In World Cup History (Video)

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By Martin Cloake

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11 seconds. That's all it took for Turkey's all-time top goalscorer Hakan Sukur to score the fastest goal in World Cup history on 29th June 2002.

The goal came in the third-place play-off as Turkey played co-hosts South Korea.

Copa America: Edinson Cavani Sent Off After Gonzalo Jara Jams His Fingers Where The Sun Don’t Shine (Video)

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By Chris Wright

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Mad scenes in the Copa America last night, where Edinson Cavani was shown a second yellow card on the hour mark of Uruguay's quarter-final clash against Chile.

His crime? Giving Gonzalo Jara a quick rap across the face after the Chilean defender subjected him to the old 'Santiago Stinkfinger' behind the referee's back before going down theatrically when the Uruguayan striker took umbrage at being rectally violated.

EURO U21s – The Best Bits: England 1-3 Italy (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

England crashed out of the EURO U21 group stagesafter losing 3-1 to Italy inOlomouc, a result which will no doubt spark another debate over the future of the English game.

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Boss Gareth Southgate brought inBrighton's Jake Forster-Caskey, with Everton'sJohn Stones also starting along with Danny Ings and Jesse Lingard.

Women’s World Cup – The Best Bits: Norway 1-2 England (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

England secured their first-ever Women's World Cup knockout stages victory after a hard-fought 2-1 win against Norway.

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The Norwegians dominated the first-half, with Karen Bardsley saving from Isabell Herlovsen and Ada Hegerberg.

UEFA Rules Force England U21s To Board Team Bus For 130 Metre Journey Between Hotel And Stadium (Video)

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By Chris Wright

Just when you were thinking football's top brass couldn't make themselves look any more ludicrous, something happens that reminds you we're dealing with a special breed of stupid here.

To wit, UEFA protocol demands that all teams arrive for UEFA-sanctionedmatches on their official coaches.

On This Day In 1986: Diego Maradona Scores With The Hand Of God And The Feet Of A Genius (Video)

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"What hand of God? It was the hand of Diego, and it was like pickpocketing the English too."

It's 28 years ago today since one of the most iconic, or infamous – depending on your point of view – goals in the entire footballing pantheon.

The 1986 World Cup quarter-final between England and Argentina at Mexico's Azteca Stadium was watched by 114,580 spectators and a global TV audience of millions.

Copa America: Jamaica Striker Deshorn Brown Bags Post-Match Selfie With Lionel Messi (Photo & Video)

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By Chris Wright

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"Say 'queso'..."

Realising that there was, in all likelihood, no Earthly way he'd ever share a pitch with him again, Jamaica striker Deshorn Brown seized his once-in-a-career chance to bag a sweaty post-match selfie with Lionel Messi just minutes after the final whistle of Jamaica's 1-0 Copa America defeat against Argentina last night.

Women’s World Cup – The Best Bits: England 2-1 Colombia (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

England secured their place in the last 16 of the World Cup after a deserved 2-0 win against Colombia.

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Colombia, fresh from their shock 2-0 win against France, started brightly.

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However. the Lionesses soon found their feet and went close whenCasey Stoney, in her first appearance of the competition, heading over the bar after a corner.

Copa America: Lionel Messi And Diego Godin Are Perfectly, Weirdly Synchronised (Video)

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By Chris Wright

Proof if proof were needed that the replicants are truly walking among us: Lionel Messi and Diego Godin synchro-glitching during last night's Copa America game between Argentina and Uruguay..

That's some freaky ass doohickey right there though we shouldn't be surprised.

Classic Moments: 19 Years Ago Today, Paul Gascoigne Scores ‘That Goal’ Against Scotland At Euro 96 (Video)

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By Chris Wright

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19 years ago to this very day, Paul Gascoigne scored *that*goal against Scotland in the group stages at Euro 96, all while managing to avoid being blinding by Colin Hendry's shimmering mullet of pure light.

Hang on...19 years ago?

Euro 2016 – The Best Bits: Slovenia 2-3 England (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

A couple of crackers from Jack Wilshere, along with Wayne Rooney's 48 senior international goal, secured a hard-fought but deserved win for England away to Slovenia.

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Roy Hodgson's men almost took an early lead when Raheem Sterling fired over with only Samir Handanovic to beat.

Euro 2016: Jack Wilshere Scores Couple Of Stone Cold Stonkers As England See Off Slovenia (Videos)

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By Chris Wright

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It came as a slight shock to hear that they were his first two goals at international level, but Jack Wilshere came up with a couple of stupendous first-time stonkersas England just about saw off Slovenia with a 3-2 victory in Ljubljana this afternoon.

Women’s World Cup – The Best Bits: England 2-1 Mexico (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

After seeing France downed by Colombia in a shock defeat in Moncton, England produced a fine display to see off Mexico in a 2-1 victory.

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England boss Mark Sampson brought in Reading's WSL 2 striker Fran Kirby and Manchester City's Toni Duggan to spearhead a far more attack-minded side than the team who lost to France.

Euro 2016 – The Best Bits: Rep Of Ireland 1-1 Scotland (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Scotland came from a goal down to secure a precious point against the Republic of Ireland at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday.

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Martin O'Neill's men started brightly, with Seamus Coleman a constant threat down the Irish right flank.

Women’s World Cup: Another 10-Goal Drubbing Sees Switzerland Annihiltate Ecuador (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

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Coming hot on the heels of Germany's 10-0 opening game win against Cote d'Ivoire, Switzerland batted minnows Ecuador on Friday night.

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Pool old Angie Ponce netted two own-goals although the youngster did get a hat-trick of sorts when she scored a penalty on 64 minutes, which was her country's first-ever goal a World Cup finals tournament.

Euro 2016 – The Best Bits: Wales 1-0 Belgium (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Wales jumped to the top of Group B after securing a fantastic victory against Belgium in Cardiff.

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The visitors started brightly, with Roma midfielder RadjaNainggolanfiring at Wayne Hennessey in the Welsh goal, before Chelsea'sEden Hazardthen went close with a volley.

Women’s World Cup: Norway’s Maren Mjelde Scores Beautiful Dinked Free-Kick To Deny Germany (Video)

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By Chris Wright

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Having well and truly obliterated Ivory Coastwith a 10-goal rollicking in their opening group match, two-time women's worldchampions Germany were frustrated by dark horses Norway in their second outing of the 2015 tournament as the two sides playedout a cagey 1-1 draw on Thursday evening.

Women’s World Cup – The Best Bits: France 1-0 England (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

England produced a hard-working, defensive display against France on Tuesday evening, but the Lionesses still came away with nothingafter losing 1-0, courtesy of a fine strike fromEugenie Le Sommer.

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England boss Mark Sampson started with five in midfield, including defender Lucy Bronze in a wide midfield role, leaving Chelsea's Eni Aluko up front on her own.

Women’s World Cup: Nigeria Draw 3-3 With Sweden In First Cracker Of Competition (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

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Group D, the 'group of death' in the 2015 Women's World Cup produced a six-goal thriller on Monday night, with a vibrant Nigeria side twice coming from behind to earn a draw against European heavyweightsSweden.

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Liverpool Target Mateo Kovacic Nets Cheeky Back-Heeled Lob For Croatia vs Gibralatar (Video & Vine)

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By Alan Duffy

Apparently wanted by Liverpool, Inter Milan playmaker Mateo Kovacic gave a taster of his talent during Croatia's 2-1 friendly win against Gibraltar. Through on the goal,but with the ball bouncing behind him, the 21-year-old produced a superb back-heeled flick which lobbed the goalkeeper and ended up in the back of the Gibraltar net.

Awkward Silence: England Under-20s Caught Out By Extra Verse On National Anthem (Video)

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By Chris Wright

"Something something God, something something Queen"

There were ever so slightly embarrassingscenes asthe England Under-20s lined up before theirgame againstMexico at the Toulon Tournament this afternoon.

Having rolled through the standard pre-match national anthem, the England boys were caught out when it quickly becameapparent the version being played had a second versetagged on the end y'know, the slightly contentious one about crushingrebellious Scotsmen and such.

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Random Great Goals: Oktay Derelioglu Single-Handedly Destroys Belgium With An Absolute Whopper, 1997 (Video)

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By Chris Wright

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Thenames of several of the last greatTurkey squad of the late 90'swill forever be laser-etched in our memory: Hakan Sukur,Emre Belozoglu, Tugay Kerimoglu, Rustu Recber, Sergen Yalcin, YildirayBasturk, Alpay, etc, etc but sadlyOktay Derelioglu's just isn't one of them.

Women’s World Cup Vine: Amadine Henry Nets Long-Range Cracker In French Rout Of Mexico

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By Alan Duffy

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France bounced back from their shock Women's World Cup defeat by Colombia to batter Mexico 5-0 in Ottawa, in a win sees Les Bleues top Group F ahead of England.

France impressed throughout by Amadine Henry's long-range strike was the pick of the goals.

On This Day in 1950: First Match Played At The Maracana As Crowd Of 200,000 Gather To Watch

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Brazil's Maracanãstadium is one of the great cathedrals of modern football and, 65 years ago today (June 16th, 1950), the first match was played there. Rio De Janeiro All-Stars beat São Paulo All Stars 3-1 in an exhibition match, with the great midfielder Didi the first player to score a goal at the stadium.

Women’s World Cup: Big Guns Germany Stick 10 Past Newbies Ivory Coast (Video)

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By Alan Duffy

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This Group B Women's World Cup meeting between one of the favourites for the competition and the lowest ranked side was always going to be a one-sided affair. And that it was, to the tune of 10 goals to nil.

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Watch A Leading FIFA Member Claim Morocco Not South Africa Won The Right To Host World Cup 2010

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The Sunday Times has a cracking story on FIFA troughing. The paper says back in October 2010 it showed FIFA a video ofleading FIFAofficials talking about bribery. Reporters gained access by posing as lobbyists.

The allegations are that the vote to host the 2010 World Cup was rigged in South Africa's favour and thatMorocco was the actual winner.

Women’s World Cup: Dodgy Pen Gives Canada Victory Over China In Front Of Record-Breaking 53,000 Crowd (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

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The 2015 Women's World Cup got underway on Saturday night with hosts Canada meeting China in Edmonton. 53,000 watched the game at the Commonwealth Stadium, a record for either a women's or men's football game in Canada, but overall there was little in the way of real quality.

Irish FA Accepted €5m In FIFA Hush Money To Keep Schtum About Thierry Henry’s Handball

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By Chris Wright

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It's being reported this evening that Irish FA (FAI) chief executive John Delaney has confirmed his organisation accepted a payment from FIFA widely being touted as€5 million in the wake of Thierry Henry's infamous handball during the closing moments of2009's World Cup play-off between France and the Republic of Ireland.

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‘Three-Nostriled Demon Child’ Mascot Terrifies Everybody Before England’s Euro U21 Championship Opener (Photo)

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By Chris Wright

The collective blood of the watching public suddenly rancold this evening as the camera panned along the England side shortly before their opening Euro U21 Championship group game against Portugal.

The reason? Their eyes hadall been met by the cold, dead glare of the 'three-nostriled Hitler demon child' stationedamongthe mascots.

Hey Look Everybody, It’s Marouane Fellaini With Seaweed On His Head! (Photo)

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By Chris Wright

We don't want to jinx it, but we think we've seen ‘World Press Photo sports image ofthe year 2015' material on the front page of Belgian newspaperHet Nieuwsblad today...

Stirring, beautiful, thought-provoking.

It's the kind of image that immediately makes you question all you previously held to be true, as all good photojournalism should.

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Croatian FA Apologise After Swastika Spotted On Pitch During Euro 2016 Qualifier Against Italy (Photos)

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By Chris Wright

The Croatian Football Federation (HNS) have apologised this morning after a swastika was marked on their pitch ahead of last night's Euro 2016 qualifier against Italy at theStadion Poljud inSplit.

The Italian Football Federation lodged an official complaint with UEFA during the game, with groundsmen tending to the playing surface at half-time.

Belgium Fans Take 400-Mile Detour After Sat Nav Blunder Sees Them Drive To Wrong ‘Wales’

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By Chris Wright

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With a Euro 2016qualifier against Wales in the offing this weekend, a group of hardy Belgium fans set out driving across the mainland continentearlier in the week in order to watch their side live in action at the Cardiff City Stadium tonight.

Copa D’ohmerica: Edinson Cavani Apologises For Thinking Jamaica Was In Africa

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By Chris Wright

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Edinson Cavani has burped out an apology after mistakenly identifying Uruguay's maiden Copa America opposition Jamaica as an African side that play a typically African style of football.

Jamaica, as it happens, are members of CONCACAF and have been invited along tothe South American tournament by virtue of winning last year's Caribbean Cup with Mexico being the other non-CONMEBOL guest team participating at the 2015 Copa America.

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Euro U21s: Sweden Lift Trophy After Shoot-Out Win Against Favourites Portugal (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

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Portugal's highly-rated youngsters fell at the final hurdle in Prague on Tuesday night as outsiders Sweden won the EURO 21 final on penalties after a 0-0 draw.

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The much-covetedWilliam Carvalho, who was a star of the tournament, saw his spot-kick saved byPatrik Carlgren to give the hard-working Sweden a 4-3 shoot-out victory and seal the Scandinavians' first-ever success in junior football.

‘We Will Not Tolerate It’ – FSV Mainz To Offload Gonzalo Jara Over ‘Disgusting’ Copa America Oil Check Antics

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By Chris Wright

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Not only is he currently being probedby CONMEBOL but it also looks like Gonzalo Jara is on the verge of finding himself out of a job on the domestic front too.

The defendercaused uproar during Chile's recent Copa America win over Uuruguay when he gave Edinson Cavani a complimentary, though very much unsolicited oil-check with an hour of the match gone.

Euro U21s: Jesse Lingard Nets Fine Volley As England Secure Vital Win Against Sweden (Video)

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By Alan Duffy

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Man Utd youngster Jesse Lingard kept alive England's hopes of qualification for the knockout stages of the EURO U21 finals with an 85th minute cracker against Sweden.

Calmly chesting the ball down from the Swedish goalkeeper's punch, the second-half subvolleyed home to move Gareth Southgate's charges into second place in Group B, courtesy of a 1-0 win.

Daily Mail Says Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere Plays Like Paul Gascoigne But John O’Shea Is Better

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How football reporting works, with Arsenal's Jack Wilshere and the Daily Mail team. Following a dire0-0 friendly draw with Republic of Ireland, the writers got to work.

Neil Ashton:"Thank the lord for small mercies because at times Jack Wilshere shimmered on the ball, making the type of purposeful, driving runs that brought back memories of Paul Gascoigne striding through England's midfield.

‘Endemically Corrupt FIFA Is Not Interested In Reform’ Is Damning Verdict Of Tax Justice Campaign Site

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It's safe to say the tax justice campaigners at website The Offshore Game are not convinced FIFA is on the road to reform.

In a hard-hitting blog published today, they say: "We know FIFA is not an organisation interested in reform" and ask "Could it be that corruption within FIFA is so endemic that Blatter knows there is no chance that the organisation will elect a reforming president?

Ruben Loftus-Cheek Gets England Nod After Mourinho Slams Chelsea Showing

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Chelsea's Ruben Loftus-Cheekis the onlyuncapped player in England's squad for the European Under-21 Championship.

Loftus-Cheek's preparations for theCzech Republic-hosted tournament could havegone better. Chelseamanager Jose Mourinho was far less than impressed with the 19-year-old player'srole in theBlues'1-0 win over FC Sydney, keepinghim on the pitch for just 27 minutes againstthe A-League runners-up.