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Gerard Pique says will quit Spain team in political spat

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Madrid (AFP) Spanish defender Gerard Pique has announced that he will end his international career after the 2018 World Cup amid renewed controversy over his political views.

The Barcelona star, who supports independence for Catalonia, came under fire again after Sunday's 2-0 World Cup qualifying win against Albania.

Gerard Pique says will quit Spain team in political spat

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Madrid (AFP) Spanish defender Gerard Pique has announced that he will end his international career after the 2018 World Cup amid renewed controversy over his political views.

The Barcelona star, who supports independence for Catalonia, came under fire again after Sunday's 2-0 World Cup qualifying win against Albania.

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EURO 2012 : Partners Of Cesc Fabregas, Robin van Persie, Theo Walcott and Gael Clichy Share Predictions

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It's almost customary to expect a 'WAGs' special each time a big tournament such as the Euro 2012 draws near. Finally, here's a classy photo editorial from 'The Sun' that doesn't show unnecessary skin or crass and features wonderful ladies in football that we all know Bouchra van Persie, Melanie Slade (Theo Walcott), Charlene Suric (Gael Clichy) and Daniella Semaan (Cesc Fabregas).

Spain Unveils Intense Euro 2012 Campaign With Llorente, David Villa, Xavi & Iker Casillas

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Feliz viernes! The Spanish National Team finally unveiled their FIERY Euro 2012 camisetas nuevas in Las Rozas, Madrid a few hours ago. The red tones have been dramatically emphasized to match the country's national colours while the blue stripes on the sleeves from last season have also been removed.

Special : The Asian World Cup Qualifiers!

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After being in Malaysia for two weeks to cover the three EPL teams with Futbolita.TV, our lens have shifted to the World Cup qualifiers! Tomorrow, key games in the World Cup qualifiers will be played out including Palestine vs Thailand, Philippines vs Kuwait, Hong Kong vs Saudi Arabia, Yemen vs Iraq and Malaysia vs Singapore.

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Newcastle-Spurs Preview

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We will have to play them all twice each anyway, but the Dutch women's hockey team might have been a preferable opener, and not just because they are a darned sight easier on the eye than that Geordie mob. While ‘tis difficult to know whether Newcastle will function with the same aplomb as last year, this is a testing old to-do with which to begin proceedings.

What Not To Wear, European Special – The Kits Of Euro 2012

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Football kits are very much in the news in recent days, since Cardiff City's decision to switch from their traditional blue jerseys to a red shirt depicting Owain Glyndwr sat atop a dragon whilst erotically touching King Edward I. And with ruthless efficiency, now a major international tournament arrives to further remind us that the people who design football kits are a singularly alienated bunch.

What is more important, the poppy or the poopy standard of English football?

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England is a great place for football. Yes, we all know that and their domestic structure is all too awesome, that's why we love it. But, internationally the English team and its players look nothing like their premier league avatar, instead they look like a bunch of boys in tutus who play Sunday morning football.

Beware Brazil! Samba Days To Return

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by ROBBIE BLAKELEY

Brazil coach Mano Menezes has arrived in Argentina ahead of the Copa America looking to give the Seleçao a new identity,and the fans a reason to cheer, after the bitter disappointment of last year's World Cup.

Having taken over from Dunga in August, Menezes is heading into his first tournament as national coach with little doubt the next three and a half weeks will be taken seriously.

Euro 2012 mascots unveiled in Poland

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WARSAW, Poland — The mascots for the Euro 2012 football championships to be co-hosted by Poland and Ukraine were officially unveiled at a Warsaw ceremony attended by senior UEFA officials and the two national football federations. Like Euro-2008 co-hosted by Austria and Switzerland which had their twins Trix and Flix, the 2012 mascot also features [.