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World Cup draw: live blog

December 4, 2009

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10 good reasons to love Raymond Domenech

November 19, 2009

Overseeing qualification for the World Cup via a blatant handball is unlikely to do much for the popularity of French coach Raymond Domenech, either at home or abroad (his Wikipedia page is currently saying some very nasty things about him, but it will doubtless be put back to its less offensive version soon).

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France break Irish hearts to seal World Cup slot

November 18, 2009

France ensured the likes of Franck Ribery, Karim Benzema and Thierry Henry will be at the World Cup in South Africa next year after winning through with a goal that has left Irish fans seething.

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World Cup live blog

November 18, 2009

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Sportswrap: redemption special

November 13, 2009

Click on the video above for our latest look at the week’s sporting highlights, including an interview with Andre Agassi (in full Edith Piaf mode), the thoughts of Michael Phelps on his trial by textile and the almighty scrap for the last nine World Cup places.

All Blacks arrive without the aura

November 5, 2009

allblacksRoughly once a decade throughout the 20th century, a group of South Seas islanders in the guise of the New Zealand All Blacks would invade Europe to teach the old world the ways of the new.

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Beckham’s return to AC Milan confirmed

November 2, 2009

David Beckham will tread a familiar path once the MLS season is over, joining AC Milan on loan again for a five-month loan spell from January.

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Forget the World Cup, the predictions league is back (UPDATE)

October 20, 2009

TUESDAY UPDATE:

The scores are in and it hasn't been quite as bad a week as usual for most of the Reuters Panel. Still, we're not tearing up any trees, as the big man would have said, so still plenty of chance to make us look like fools. Here's the updated table:

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World Cup playoff draw – your views

October 19, 2009

Draw for the European World Cup playoffs:

Republic of Ireland v France
Portugal v Bosnia-Herzegovina
Greece v Ukraine
Russia v Slovenia

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Decision day for Argentina: Live blogging the World Cup qualifiers

October 14, 2009

Unusually, the final night of European World Cup qualifying is a bit of a damp affair. Most of the groups have been decided, with by and large just the second-places, and play-off berths, up for grabs.