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  1. Clasico takes top billing in the UK

    John Brewin

    The cachet of the Spanish Clasico has long been attractive to UK football supporters. When Gary Lineker scored a trio of goals for Barcelona against Real Madrid in January 1987's renewal, it was clear back home that this was a heroic achievement ...

    Blog | October 25, 2013
  2. Clasico takes top billing in the UK

    John Brewin

    The cachet of the Spanish Clasico has long been attractive to UK football supporters. When Gary Lineker scored a trio of goals for Barcelona against Real Madrid in January 1987's renewal, it was clear back home that this was a heroic achievement by...

    Blog | October 24, 2013
  3. A rivalry renewed

    John Brewin

    #INSERT type:video subtype:lead END# It was 151 years ago that international football began officially. This was a time of gentleman amateurs. There was a roll of tape between the posts as crossbars had not been conceived. Fog delayed the kick-off. ...

    Preview | Conversation | August 13, 2013
  4. Sink or swim

    John Brewin

    #INSERT type:video caption: END# He took the club to heights its fans had never dared to dream of. It seemed as if the day he walked away might never happen. He is succeeded by a Glaswegian manager from the lineage of Jock Stein. Parting was such sw...

    Preview | Conversation | August 09, 2013
  5. Brazil v Spain: Preview

    John Brewin

    #INSERT type:video END# It was clear who the Fortaleza public wanted to win the second semifinal. Italy's every touch was cheered, and in the penalty shoot-out, Spain took their seven nerveless penalties with Brazilian barracking in their ears. They...

    Preview | Conversation | June 28, 2013
  6. Brazil v Uruguay: Preview

    John Brewin

    #INSERT type:video END# Here is one of the fiercest rivalries in international football. When Brazil play Uruguay, it is difficult to sidestep what happened on July 16, 1950. It was not actually the World Cup final, of course, since that version of ...

    Preview | Conversation | June 23, 2013
  7. Italy v Brazil: Preview

    John Brewin

    #INSERT type:video END# A reprise of the World Cup finals of 1970 and 1994 will be staged in Salvador, the party 'capital of happiness' on Brazil's north east coast. It had been anticipated as the match of the Confederations Cup's group stages but n...

    Preview | Conversation | June 14, 2013
  8. Spain v Uruguay: Preview

    John Brewin

    #INSERT type:image caption: All eyes will be on Luis Suarez on and off the pitch END# The Atlantic port city of Recife makes its bow as a host city, for a clash between two teams full of familiar names at the Arena Pernambuco. The champions of Euro...

    Preview | Conversation | June 14, 2013
  9. Nigeria v Spain: Preview

    John Brewin

    #INSERT type:video END# The final matchday of the group stages sees a double-header of Nigeria v Spain and Uruguay v Tahiti. The Spanish are all-but through to the semi-finals, and looks set to lie in wait for Group A's runners-up. Forteleza's Cast...

    Preview | Conversation | June 14, 2013
  10. Brazil v Mexico: Preview

    John Brewin

    Brazil must not only win but also make a positive impression when they take on Mexico, previews John Brewin.

    Preview | Conversation | June 14, 2013
  11. Spain v Tahiti: Preview

    John Brewin

    #INSERT type:image caption: Roberto Soldado will want to keep his place on the Spain team for the game against Tahiti. END# The Maracana will stage its second World Cup final on July 13, 2014, to become only the second stadium, after Mexico City's ...

    Preview | Conversation | June 14, 2013
  12. Mexico v Italy: Preview

    John Brewin

    #INSERT type:image caption: Jose Manuel de la Torre has found wins hard to come by in World Cup qualifying. END# The Estadio do Maracana, refurbishment still in progress, stages its first tournament match as the preparations for hosting the 2014 Wor...

    Preview | Conversation | June 14, 2013
  13. Brazil v Japan: Preview

    John Brewin

    #INSERT type:image caption: Failure is not an option for Brazil fans in their own country END# It may be a dry run, a dress rehearsal, a chance to test out logistics, but the Confederations Cup will be taken seriously by those teams who are competi...

    Preview | Conversation | June 14, 2013
  14. Rafa readies Blues for final furlong

    John Brewin

    #INSERT type:image subtype:lead caption:Rafa Benitez has already secured one notable success against Sir Alex Ferguson this season END# This is no time for Chelsea to bask in the glory of their second European final in two years. Rafa Benitez has n...

    Preview | Conversation | May 03, 2013
  15. Return of the fallen prodigal

    John Brewin

    #INSERT type:image subtype:lead caption:Robin van Persie against Arsenal at Old Trafford END# Robin Van Persie has been struggling to sleep all week. The excitement of securing his first Premier League title with a dazzling hat-trick has just about ...

    Preview | Conversation | April 26, 2013
  16. Rafa returns home

    John Brewin

    #INSERT type:image caption: While reviled by many of his own fans at Chelsea, Rafa Benitez remains revered at Anfield END# It is the walk Rafa Benitez never wanted to make: off the team bus, through the familiar gates of Anfield, down the corridors...

    Preview | Conversation | April 19, 2013