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Xavi retires from national team

Xavi retires from national team

Xavi Hernandez, Spain’s leading playmaker in its run of three major titles, has retired from international duty after a disappointing World Cup. “I have taken the decision to leave the selection,” the 34-year-old Xavi said. “I think my time has ended.” Xavi was the key component of... read more »

Suarez reached at CAS to appeal ban for ...

Suarez reached at CAS to appeal ban for biting

Luis Suarez has arrived at world sport’s highest court to appeal his ban for biting an opponent at the World Cup. The Uruguay and Barcelona forward did not speak with reporters on arriving at the Court of Arbitration for Sport with his lawyers on Friday. FIFA lawyers also declined comment... read more »

Liverpool edge Manchester City on penalt...

Liverpool edge Manchester City on penalties in friendly

Liverpool rallied twice against Manchester City and triumphed 3-2 in a penalty shootout on Wednesday after their pre-season friendly at baseball’s Yankee Stadium ended 2-2 after regular time. Stevan Jovetic scored twice for Manchester City, but Jordan Henderson and Raheem Sterling scored back... read more »

Bayern Munich chairman: Club will never ...

Bayern Munich chairman: Club will never fire Guardiola

Bayern Munich’s chairman is giving coach Pep Guardiola a ringing endorsement as he prepares for his second season in charge, saying that the club will never fire him. Chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge was responding to questions in Sunday’s Welt am Sonntagnewspaper about whether he was worried... read more »

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Germany, Argentina dominate Golden Ball shortlist

Finalists Germany and Argentina have four and three players shortlisted respectively for the Golden Ball award given to the World Cup’s best player. Defenders Mats Hummels and Philipp... read more »

World Cup 2014 : 26,000 police and soldiers to provide World Cup final security

Some 26,000 police and soldiers will provide security Sunday for the World Cup final in Rio between Argentina and Germany, the Brazilian justice minister said Thursday. After a meeting... read more »

Argentina, Germany start final tuning, Suarez loses appeal

Argentina and Germany were both back at work on Thursday, secretly hatching plans for Sunday’s World Cup final as Uruguay striker Luis Suarez lost his appeal against his ban for... read more »

Klose breaks World Cup scoring record

Mirolsav Klose became the World Cup’s all-time top scorer on Tuesday scoring in Germany’s apparent rout of Brazil to take his goal tally in the tournament to 16. The 36-year-old Lazio... read more »