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Barcelona's 2013-14 away kit to sport colours of Catalonian flag

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The Bars of Aragon, part of the Catalonian flag will feature in the 2013-14 kit

Two days ago, a million and a half Catalonians demonstrated in Barcelona in an unmistakably fervent call for independence from Spain. The president of Barcelona, Sandro Rosell attended that demonstration with his family as a private citizen, not representing the club.

2012 Olympics: Tune into USA vs Japan women's soccer final

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As iconic an image: Could the USA top this in the finals?

Yes, all you football/ soccer lovers. This is one of the most anticipated clashes, the USA vs Japan showdown, all year. Destiny had both countries renewing their rivalry in the Olympics women's soccer final. The USA for redemption.

Suzanne Vega sings "Luka"

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The song is a haunting elegy to child abuse, a very serious matter. But a different Luka is hogging the football world's headlines at present and he's none too happy either. So here is the re-worded song.

"Luka"

My name is Luka
I work at White Hart Lane
I am on the TV a lot
Yes I think you've seen me before

If you hear something
Some kind of trouble, some kind of fight
Just don't ask me what it was
Just don't ask me what it was
Just don't ask me what it was

I think it's all because of Levy
I try not to talk too loud
Maybe it's because they need me
I try not to act too proud

They want to keep me till I die
After that, you don't ask why
You just don't argue anymore
You just don't argue anymore
You just don't argue anymore

Yes I think it's going to be Real
I was ready to walk out last year
Well, if you insist this is what I'll say
40mil for me is chicken feed, hombre
But Levy, all you do is bitch and moan
With nothing gained, nothing thrown

Just don't ask me how I am [X3]

My name is Luka
I work at White Hart Lane
I am on TV a lot
Yes I think you've seen me before

If you hear something late at night
Some kind of trouble, some kind of fight
Just don't ask me what it was
Just don't ask me what it was
Just don't ask me what it was

And they want to keep me till I die
After that, you don't ask why
You just don't argue anymore

Arsenal's US based interests remain limited despite its management

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The USA strangely remains off limits to Arsenal despite the US flavoured management

As a US based Gooner, one eagerly scans each summer for a sign the Gunners will make a stateside tour. In the past, this time of the year brings a tide of overseas clubs. And voila, on cue, fans here will get to see Chelsea, Real Madrid, AC Milan, PSG, Liverpool, Spurs, Roma, Swansea, Stoke, and Aston Villa playing fixtures all over the USA, raising their profile and doing a good bit of business through merchandising, sales, possibly even tying up some lucrative sponsorship deals.

Nicklas Bendtner: That is one expensive jockstrap, my friend!

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What is with Nicklas Bendtner and underwear? He can't seem to keep his pants on and off the pitch. UEFA fines him €100,000 for his guerrilla marketing during the Portugal match. Can we say product placement gone horribly bad. And for those cursory observers, Paddy Power is not stuffed socks or Irish nationalism.

Arsenal launches its new 2012- 2013 kit

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They have RVP in it so that must mean he's not going to Juventus. Wait, they had Fabregas a year ago too and look how that turned out.

Theo Walcott gets a lot of face time and reveals a new talent for taking free kicks against some immovable props. He seems to have it a wee bit harder against actual flesh and blood opposition.

Cristiano Ronaldo vs Rafael Nadal: New Nike Ad (Mercurial Vapor VIII)

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Rafa gets beat by Novak Djokovic in the Australian Open marathon for his third straight Grand Slam loss and then Cristiano Ronaldo bests him at tennis using only his Mercurial Vapor shoes. What's he supposed to do to win?

If the message is that the Mercurial Vapour VIII can switch on mad soccer skills just by wearing them they could not do better than Nadal.

Aziz Yildirim in the eye of the Turkish match fixing trial

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Fenerbahce fans showing their support for Aziz Yildirim, the club president

Aziz Yildirim, Fenerbahce's president and the most prominent name amongst the 93 arrested on charges of match fixing finally had his day in court this week. At least 19 first and second division matches in the Turkish Lig are said to be fixed.

Arsenal's quintessential Catch-22

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David Hytner's article hints at Ivan Gazidis's plans to sell the Arsenal brand:

" Gazidis has identified a huge discrepancy between the worldwide reach of the Arsenal brand and the revenue that it generates. He believes that bringing the latter up to speed - the club have sophisticated strategies in place to do so - is the surest way forward.

David Beckham's designed underwear in Super Bowl ad

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Yeah, Becks own underwear designs, part of H&M's David Beckham Bodywear collection will feature in a 30 second ad in the second quarter of this years Super Bowl, which will not feature the Green Bay Packers. Will it drive you to encase your goolies in a Becks underwear or will you come up fourth and inches?

Roberto Pires and others headline new India soccer league

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Indians will see Roberto Pires in action next month

Instant cricket, the 20/20 version has found a home in India's Premier league, one of the world's most lucrative sporting brands, till corruption eroded its worth. The success of the IPL is inspiring a new soccer league in India which will see the likes of Roberto Pires, Fabio Cannavaro, Juan Pablo Sorin, and others participating in a soccer competition styled on the IPL format.

Soka Afrika: Two footballers take two different journeys

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Soka Afrika is probably the first documentary that really tackles the problem of trafficking of young footballers from Africa to the European leagues through the story of two aspiring footballers who set out to find their fame and fortune and end up taking very different journeys. It won the best film at the Kicking and Screening film festival in NYC and London this year.

Hope Solo and Steve Nash: EA Sports Soccer 12

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More Hope Solo. Going hermano e mano with Steve Nash in EA Sports Soccer 12 which is due in stores today.

Rooney and the T90 Laser IV

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What you need to be wearing this season if you are going to be using the scissor kick.

Cost Qatar? A $221bn bill for the 2022 World Cup

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The 2022 World Cup will set the Qatar government back by $221bn in development and infrastructure costs according to an analyst who does this for a living. Small change for the richest country in the world even as they stand to lose billions without recouping but a small fraction. FIFA by the way will have made out with its billions in TV and merchandising revenue with all its earnings non-taxable because of its non-profit status.

Messi refuses to kick the ball...

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..cos he doesn't want to dirty his Adidas shoes.This is a bit hard to imagine.

Steve McMahon and Liverpool to open soccer academies in India

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Steve McMahon is heading a private venture bringing Liverpool's brand to India and opening football academies in five different venues in India by 2012. The academies will bear his name and come under the auspices of the official LFC academy.

India along with China represent the biggest developing markets for football and Liverpool and Man Utd have been in the forefront to realize their potential for expanding their presence and profitability.

Kaka to Arsenal? A loan move in the offing

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And Jesus said, go forth and save Arsenal for a recompense of loaves and fish

Kaka's future in Real is a mystery. The 2007 Golden Ball winner is drifting in a team that signed Mesut Oezil, Nuri Sahin, and Fabio Coentrao to bolster the midfield.

Jose Mourinho played him sparingly in the pre-season fixtures with the LA Galaxy as the only substantial outing.

New Robin van Persie Adidas Ad

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Community Shield: A gulf still separates City from United

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We waited and waited: Samuel Beckett did write about this though

Man City showed us two ways they could score goals. A clever set piece and an open field piledriver which David De Gea could have stopped.

United showed a dozen ways. The equalizer was initiated by Tom Cleverly and what ensued was an intricate web of passes with preternatural positioning involving Danny Welbeck, Wayne Rooney, and Nani as they wove their way around a tightly packed City defense.

English Premier League 2012

Chevrolet pens a 7 year T-shirt deal with Man Utd

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Coming to Old Trafford from 2014, a symbol of the successful US car bailout

Man Utd's US connections payoff again. The commercial behemoths of the Premier League have Chevrolet lined up to take over their jersey sponsorship from 2014 replacing AON for the next seven years. Financial details of the deal are sketchy and it appears to have cost Joel Ewanick, GM's global chief marketing officer his job.

Warrior Sports is Liverpool's new kit suppliers

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Adidas backed out of a renewing LIverpool's kit deal as they weren't overly impressed with the club's performance. No matter. The Reds have reached an agreement with US based Warrior Sports that is worth £25m a year for 6 years, which more than Man Utd's annual £23.5m deal with Nike.

New Balance, the parent company of Warrior Sports, is also the supplier to the Boston Red Sox which is owned by John Henry's Fenway Sporting Group, which also owns Liverpool.

Wenger's tenure propped up by apocalyptic scenario

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England overcame World War II buoyed by the bulldog spirit of Winston Churchill, the perfect choice for a war time leader. Yet, it was Clement Atlee who was voted to rebuild an England recovering from the war's aftermath and the decline of empire. 50 years later these two men rank in the list of greatest leaders.

The Rest

The Beckham Effect

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Great advertising by Adidas.

Rooney in the new Red Devil Ad...

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Not exactly an Oscar award winning performance from Rooney in an ad about the anticipated arrival of a mysterious new red devil at Manchester United.