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World Cup stunning moments: Haiti stun Dino Zoff’s Italy | Simon Burnton

Italy should have seen off Haiti with ease in 1974 but the group game burst into life through the unheralded Emmanuel Sanon …The win-or-bust, tension-ratcheting final rounds of the World Cup allow memorable moments and dramatic sub-plots to breed like …

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Liverpool v Roma: Champions League semi-final first leg – live!

Live updates from the 7.45pm BST kick-offEmail Simon here or Tweet him here with your thoughtsJürgen Klopp interview: ‘I have this helping syndrome’De Rossi ends long wait for dream Anfield dateLive scoreboard: all Tuesday’s latest scores 6.16pm BST Pr…

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World Cup stunning moments: Clive Thomas denies Zico and Brazil

With six seconds of stoppage time played, Clive Thomas blew his whistle a moment before Zico scored to beat Sweden – a decision which reverberated around the world“Uncontroversial, non-dictatorial and magnanimous are not adjectives I would associate wi…

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Everton v Newcastle: Premier League – live!

Updates from the 8pm kick-off at Goodison ParkAllardyce calls on Everton owner to clarify his futureEmail Simon.Burnton@theguardian.com. Tweet @Simon_Burnton 7.10pm BST Here are the line-ups. Headlines include Islam Slimani making his first start for N…

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The Fiver | Forced to accept that he actually was, even when bad, good

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!“When a club is surrounded by rumours, it’s because they are not strong enough and aren’t in control of things,” Arsène Wenger said when linked with the PSG job in 2012. “Anyway, I always honour my con…

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Football transfer rumours: Juventus set to sign Premier League trio?

Today’s fluff met a hula mistress somewhere in Waikiki Juventus hope to re-land Paul Pogba in the summer, after their general manager, Giuseppe Marotta, told reporters: “I do not believe in players coming back after having gone away – but there are exc…

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The Fiver | A world of unforeseen half-timely justice

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!When is half-time not half-time? When it’s not actually half-time. Or it kind of is, but also in a way isn’t. Look, we’re sorry, but The Fiver hasn’t completely decided what the punchline of this joke …

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West Ham United v Stoke City: Premier League – live!

Premier League updates from the London StadiumSign up for our free and funny email … OK, our free emailAnd feel free to email Simon or tweet @Simon_Burnton 7.34pm BST I’m not detecting a great amount of enthusiasm for this fixture.I am at West Ham v …

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When extra time had no end: how one match lasted 3hrs and 23mins

With replays unwanted during the second world war a Play to the Finish rule came in. But, 72 years ago this week, exhausted Stockport and Doncaster players were halted only by darknessDuring the second world war competitive football continued in an irr…

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World Cup stunning moments: The Battle of Santiago | Simon Burnton

‘This match is universally agreed by observers as the ugliest, most vicious and disgraceful in soccer history’It took two days for highlights of the match that was christened, even during the commentary, the Battle of Santiago, to be flown from South A…

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Scotland aim for West Indies scalp but World Cup qualifying an unfair fight | Simon Burnton

Ten teams have been involved in a hugely enjoyable qualifying tournament yet Scotland know they are outsiders with only two Cricket World Cup places up for grabs“If you’d have offered it to us a couple of months ago, that we’d have a last game to quali…

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Leicester City v Chelsea: FA Cup quarter-final – live!

Live updates from the FA Cup tie at the King Power StadiumLive scores: keep up with all today’s games as the goals go inDrop Simon an email or tweet @Simon_Burnton 3.31pm GMT The team sheets have been handed in, and these are the names upon them:Leices…

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The Fiver | Excessive wry smiling and reflexively arched eyebrows

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!There were scenes of jubilation, disappointment and indifference this morning as the world of football came to terms with the news that this team would have to play that team and not one of the other t…

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Europa League quarter-finals draw – live!

Updates from the last eight draw, which starts at 12pm GMTWenger will talk to Welbeck if forward dived against MilanEmail Simon | or tweet @Simon_Burnton 12.04pm GMT “Uefa Europa League is really competitive and umpredictable, everyone has a chance to …

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Champions League quarter-finals draw – live!

Updates from the last eight draw, which starts at 11am GMTChampions League is for the few – and Uefa will struggle to change itEmail Simon | or tweet @Simon_Burnton 10.41am GMT The question on everyone’s lips this morning: will there be any footballing…

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Football transfer rumours: Aaron Ramsey to swap Arsenal for Chelsea?

Today’s fluff is an outlaw once againFirst they tried to sign Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, an Arsenal player whose contract was coming towards its end, and then they signed Ross Barkley, whose contract was also coming towards its end, and Olivier Giroud, a…

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Football transfer rumours: Manchester United set sights on Willian again?

Today’s fluff is mystic and soulfulJosé Mourinho has got a cunning plan to turn Manchester United into a European force once more, a method that will surely transform this underperforming outfit into the powerhouse they are used to being and deserve to…

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Roma v Shakhtar Donetsk: Champions League – live!

Champions League updates from the second leg (first leg: 1-2)Live scoreboard: all the latest from Tuesday’s matchesAnd email Simon here or tweet him here, if you fancy 6.49pm GMT Team sheets have been handed in, and these were the names upon them:TEAM …

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Roma v Shakhtar Donetsk: Champions League – live!

Champions League updates from the second leg (first leg: 1-2)Live scoreboard: all the latest from Tuesday’s matchesAnd email Simon here or tweet him here, if you fancy 6.49pm GMT Team sheets have been handed in, and these were the names upon them:TEAM …

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World Cup stunning moments: Cameroon stun Argentina in 1990

François Omam-Biyik’s goal and an unheralded team of journeymen defeated Diego Maradona’s world championsOf the great World Cup upsets – the USA’s victory over England in 1950, North Korea’s over Italy in 1966 and Algeria’s over West Germany in 1982 pr…