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  1. England 2018 bid backed by Paul the octopus

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    The England 2018 World Cup bid has been boosted by the backing of Paul the "psychic" octopus.

    Story | Conversation | August 21, 2010
  2. Magic Lionel Messi wins Supercopa for Barca

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    Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick as Barcelona turned around a 3-1 first-leg deficit to claim the Supercopa with an impressive win over an under-par Sevilla side at the Nou Camp on Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | August 21, 2010
  3. Inter Milan players lead UEFA award nominations

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    Five Inter Milan players have been included in the shortlist for the UEFA Club Footballer of the Year Award, though Barcelona's Lionel Messi is favourite to retain the prize he won last year.

    Story | Conversation | August 16, 2010
  4. Gerrard compares Cole to Messi

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    Steven Gerrard believes Joe Cole is at least as skilful as Lionel Messi and has tipped his new Liverpool team-mate to pick up to the Player of the Season award.

    Story | Conversation | August 10, 2010
  5. Lionel Messi forgets Argentina exit to focus on Barcelona

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    Lionel Messi admits he was hit hard by Argentina's World Cup exit but insists he is now fully focused on success with Barcelona again.

    Story | Conversation | August 02, 2010
  6. Oberhausen reject 'Paul to Madrid' transfer bid

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    Madrid zoo have reportedly contacted the Sea Life aquarium in Oberhausen regarding the transfer of Paul the psychic octopus, but have had their move rebuffed.

    Story | Conversation | July 16, 2010
  7. 2010 World Cup: 'Paolo' the octopus ends with 100% record

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    Spain's 1-0 defeat of the Netherlands in the World Cup final gave Paul the psychic octopus a 100% record for the tournament, and now the Italians are trying to claim "Paolo" as their own.

    Story | Conversation | July 12, 2010
  8. Arjen Robben tips Wesley Sneijder to join Manchester United

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    Arjen Robben has tipped Wesley Sneijder to join Manchester United - and claimed his Netherlands team-mate is better than Lionel Messi.

    Story | Conversation | July 11, 2010
  9. 2010 World Cup: Oscar Tabarez: Uruguay will end octopus streak

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    Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez said he is determined to prove Paul the octopus wrong by beating Germany in the third-place play-off on Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | July 10, 2010
  10. 2010 World Cup: Flu puts Germany coach and players in doubt

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    A flu outbreak threatens to keep some Germany players and coach Joachim Low from appearing at Saturday's World Cup third-place play-off.

    Story | Conversation | July 10, 2010
  11. 2010 World Cup: Paul the octopus predicts Spanish triumph

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    Spain will defeat Netherlands in Sunday's World Cup final, according to the latest prediction from Paul the psychic octopus.

    Story | Conversation | July 09, 2010
  12. 2010 World Cup: Lionel Messi shocked by Theo Walcott omission

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    Lionel Messi says he is amazed Fabio Capello left Theo Walcott out of his England squad and believes he could have made the difference against Germany and Algeria.

    Story | Conversation | July 04, 2010
  13. 2010 World Cup: Lionel Messi the focus ahead of quarter-final

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    Diego Maradona admits he is concerned for Lionel Messi's fitness ahead of Saturday's quarter-final with Germany, but Franz Beckenbauer says it is essential he is marked out of the game.

    Story | Conversation | July 03, 2010
  14. Mesut Ozil open to Premier League

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    Germany star Mesut Ozil has revealed he would be open to a move to Manchester United or Chelsea.

    Story | Conversation | July 02, 2010
  15. 2010 World Cup: Klaus Allofs hails Germany star Mesut Ozil

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    Werder Bremen general manager Klaus Allofs believes Mesut Ozil has outshined even Lionel Messi at this summer's World Cup.

    Story | Conversation | June 30, 2010
  16. Milito laughs off Rooney comparisons

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    Argentina's Diego Milito has hit out at Wayne Rooney, claiming it is "laughable" to compare him to Lionel Messi.

    Story | Conversation | June 27, 2010