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June 1, 2014

Qatar World Cup 2022 committee deny wrongdoing amid allegations
23:57 GMT

A Sunday Times report claimed that Mohammed bin Hammam paid up to €3.7 million to officials to gain support for the nation's campaign to host the tournament

We're open to a re-vote on Qatar 2022, says Fifa vice-president
15:20 GMT

Reports have shone a light on Mohammed bin Hammam, who is believed to have bribed officials to vote in favour of Qatar's bid and Fifa are open to changing the decision

Van Gaal appoints fellow Dutchman Kevin Strootman as top midfield priority at Man U
15:10 GMT

Netherlands boss Louis van Gaal has reportedly appointed his fellow Dutchman Kevin Strootman as his number one midfield priority at Manchester United, despite the Roma star to be out of action until the autumn.

Frank Lampard contemplating retiring post WC following Chelsea new contract refusal
13:58 GMT

Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard is reportedly regarding retirement as an option after he plays for the England national squad at the World Cup after his Premier League club told him that he would not be offered a new contract.

May 31, 2014

Hodgson believes England's World Cup preparation has been perfect
22:22 GMT

England manager Roy Hodgson believes his side’s 3-0 win over Peru has given them the perfect preparation ahead of this summer’s World Cup.

Algeria 3-1 Armenia: Ghilas on target in morale-boosting friendly win
20:48 GMT

The Porto man scored in between strikes from Essaid Belkalem and Islam Slimani to cap a strong performance from Vahid Halilhodzic's men in Switzerland

Benatia's weak foot is worth €30m - Sabatini mocks City bid
15:51 GMT

The defender has enjoyed a fantastic season with the Serie A club and has been the subject of a bid from Manchester City, but Sabatini insists they will have to double their bid

Liverpool make final £25m Lallana bid as Lambert arrives for medical
13:11 GMT

The Reds are keen to wrap up a deal as soon as possible and have told the Saints that they will not make a bigger offer, while team-mate Lambert should complete his move shortly

May 30, 2014

De Gea urges Van Gaal not to sell Mata
22:49 GMT

The 62-year-old has already outlined his summer transfer targets, with midfielders among them, but the goalkeeper feels the fellow Spaniard gives his side another dimension


England 3-0 Peru: Sturridge stunner helps Three Lions to friendly win
22:21 GMT

The Liverpool striker opened the scoring before second half strikes from Gary Cahill and Phil Jagielka put some gloss on a solid display from Roy Hodgson's side

Man City, Man Utd, Arsenal ready to swoop in case Di Maria leaves Real Madrid
16:38 GMT

Real Madrid winger Angel Di Maria has reportedly admitted that he might leave the Champions League winners this summer as Arsenal, Manchester City and Manchester United are ready to swoop in on the Argentine.

FIFA head of security fears match-fixing during WC in Brazil
16:32 GMT

FIFA's head of security has said that he cannot give the World Cup a clean bill of health as claims erupted that Nigeria's warm-up game against Scotland was targeted by fixers with just a few days left before the start of the tournament in Brazil.

May 29, 2014

'I will leave Arsenal for sure', confirms Sagna
22:42 GMT

The France full-back ends a seven-year association with the Gunners as he opts not to extend his contract past this summer, with Manchester City set to swoop

Fernando Torres: Chelsea forward believes English players should move abroad to toughen up
15:49 GMT

Chelsea striker Fernando Torres believes the England team could be improved if more of their players were open to a move abroad.

Man City bracing for 60 mln-pound bid from Real for striker Aguero
13:40 GMT

After Real Madrid gave up on Liverpool star Luis Suarez, Manchester City are reportedly bracing themselves for a 60 million-pound bid from the Spanish club for their striker Sergio Aguero.