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HindustanTimes Fri,25 Jul 2014

Football

Dunga names former team mates as Brazil assistants

New Brazil coach Dunga has named Andrey Lopes as his assistant manager and given former World Cup winners Taffarel and Mauro Silva places on his backroom team, the Brazilian Football Confederation said on Wednesday.

Newcastle lead the Premier League jet-setters

By the time Newcastle United kick off their Premier League campaign at home to champions Manchester City in little less than a month's time the squad would have clocked up an astonishing 24,687 pre-season air miles.

Beckham visits United as Van Gaal debut nears

Former Manchester United star David Beckham visited his former English club on Tuesday on the eve of new Dutch manager Louis Van Gaal's debut match against another of Beckham's clubs.

New Brazil coach Dunga promises organisation, planning

Brazil's 1994 World Cup-winning captain Dunga has vowed to instil "organisation and planning" in the country's national team after being appointed Selecao coach for a second time.

James Rodriguez signs 6-year deal with Real Madrid

A week after finishing the World Cup as the tournament's top scorer with six goals, Colombia forward James Rodriguez signed a six-year deal with Real Madrid on Tuesday.

England captain Gerrard retires from international soccer

England captain Steven Gerrard has announced his retirement from international soccer, England's Football Association said on Monday.

Dunga favoured for Brazil coach role

Former World Cup-winning captain Dunga is favoured to serve for the second time as national coach and will be named as Luiz Felipe Scolari's successor on Tuesday.

Five facts on Steven Gerrard

Here are five facts on Steven Gerrard, who announced his retirement from England duty on Monday.

Football star Cristiano Ronaldo's mother says she tried to abort him

Cristiano Ronaldo's mother Dolores Aveiro has revealed in her autobiography that she had tried to abort the Portuguese football star when she was pregnant. Aveiro said Ronaldo knew about the incident.

Schweinsteiger favoured to become new Germany leader

German midfield general Bastian Schweinsteiger is favourite to become the World Cup winners' captain after the surprise international retirement of Philipp Lahm.

Youth and experience in van Gaal's first squad

Louis van Gaal's pledge to assess all of Manchester United's first team players is apparent after the new man in charge announced a bumper 25-man squad on Friday for the club's tour to the US.

'100%' Philipp Lahm goes out at the top for Germany

Germany captain Philipp Lahm, who announced his retirement from international football on Friday, is one of the greatest players of his generation.

'Maradona set me up,' says arrested ex-girlfriend

Diego Maradona's ex-girlfriend said on Thursday the football legend had set a trap for her, denying she stole jewelry from his Dubai mansion as an Argentine court released her on bail.

Van Gaal shies away from predictions in 1st presser at Man Utd

New Manchester United coach Louis van Gaal said he believes he can meet the expectations for success at "the biggest club in the world" at Old Trafford on Thursday.

FIFA red card for Rosberg helmet

Formula One championship leader Nico Rosberg has had to abandon plans to wear a special helmet decorated with the World Cup trophy at his home German Grand Prix due to copyright issues after FIFA intervened.

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