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  •  Esteban Cambiasso’s refusal to go quietly is the mark of a great player Gregg Bakowski Esteban Cambiasso’s refusal to go quietly is the mark Posted on - Jun 24, 2015 Leicester’s talisman could have seen out his twilight football years in comfier surroundings than a relegation dogfight but like Gianfranco Zola, Mark Hughes and Johan Cruyff before him, he was raging against the dying light “Do not go gentle into that good night … Old age should burn and rave at close of day … Rage, rage against the dying of the light” – Dylan Thomas. There is a depressing inevitability about...

  • Uruguay have the history to hit Copa América heights against Chile Uruguay have the history to hit Copa América heights against Posted on - Jun 24, 2015 Chile have scored more than twice as many goals as anybody else in this Copa América. They will be playing at home in front of 40,000 red-shirted fans. They have played with a verve and a fluidity nobody else in this tournament has matched and, if anything, Arturo Vidal’s drink-driving charge, which could have been a destabilising influence, seems to have given them an enhanced sense of purpose. Uruguay scraped...

  • Proud Mark Sampson heaps praise on England after comeback World Cup win Proud Mark Sampson heaps praise on England after comeback World Posted on - Jun 23, 2015 Women’s World Cup last 16: Norway 1-2 England Second-half goals from Houghton and Bronze secure quarter-final spot n overjoyed Mark Sampson was in jocular mood after his England side reached a significant milestone in their history, posting their first knockout stage victory in any World Cup finals with a 2-1 win over Norway in Ottawa. “Don’t drop it,” the coach said as Karen Bardsley, his goalkeeper, was presented with her much-deserved player...

  • Women's World Cup 2015: Abby Wambach fires USA through and sends Nigeria packing Women's World Cup 2015: Abby Wambach fires USA through and Posted on - Jun 17, 2015 USA 1-0 Nigeria | Group D Wambach scores late in the first half as USA win the group Australia show their mettle to qualify for knockout stage   It was perhaps not the most confidence-boosting performance as they enter the knockout rounds, but USA probably won’t mind too much. For the Americans, a 1-0 win Tuesday over Nigeria was just enough to top Group D and secure a considerably easier path to the Women’s World...

  • Aguero gives Argentina 1-0 win over Uruguay in Copa America Aguero gives Argentina 1-0 win over Uruguay in Copa America Posted on - Jun 17, 2015 Sergio Aguero scored early in the second half to give Argentina an important 1-0 win over defending champion Uruguay in the Copa America on Tuesday, moving the title-favourites into strong position to advance past the group stage of the South American tournament. Aguero scored the winner with a diving header in the 56th minute, leaving Argentina in first place of Group B along with Paraguay, which earlier on Tuesday defeated Jamaica...