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Guillem's World Cup XI
Guillem's World Cup XI Features

Guillem's World Cup XI

Guillem Balague has picked his World Cup XI - but do you agree with his selections?

Merson's predictions Features

Merson's predictions

Brazil could be the worst team to ever win the World Cup, says Merse, but he tips them to beat Colombia.

Redknapp reckons... Features

Redknapp reckons...

Jamie Redknapp says Argentina lack guile, but will go through with France, Brazil and Holland.

Head to head: Pogba v Kroos Features

Head to head: Pogba v Kroos

We preview the World Cup quarter-final head to head between Paul Pogba and Toni Kroos.

Brave in defeat Features

Brave in defeat

Martin Tyler, who is really enjoying being a senior citizen in Brazil, salutes the last 16's unlucky losers.

Small man makes big impression Features

Small man makes big impression

France's Mathieu Valbuena is the small man making a big impression, writes Ian Watson.

Charlie's calls Features

Charlie's calls

Charlie Nicholas expects Argentina to thump Switzerland - but is backing Belgium to come undone...

Evra: France's redeemer Features

Evra: France's redeemer

Ian Watson looks at how Patrice Evra has reinvented himself in Brazil as France look harmonious once more.

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The Manchester derby takes centre stage on Sunday, with form sides Chelsea, Southampton and West Ham playing Saturday.

Pellegrini denies pressure

Manuel Pellegrini has denied feeling the pressure from recent bad results as City prepare for Sunday's Manchester derby.

Van Gaal: Rooney will play

Louis van Gaal has confirmed Wayne Rooney will play and will captain Manchester United in Sunday's derby against City.

Harry: Jose one of the greats

QPR manager Harry Redknapp believes Chelsea counterpart Jose Mourinho can become "the greatest manager of all time".

Jerome double sees off Bolton

Two goals from Cameron Jerome guided Norwich to a 2-1 win over Bolton and move the Canaries joint-top of the Championship.


What next for Spurs?

What next for Spurs?

"Lads, it's Tottenham."

Super 6 predictions: Pundits tip Tigers to halt Saints

Super 6 predictions: Pundits tip Tigers to halt Saints

Soccer Saturday pundits Phil Thompson and Paul Merson think Hull City could halt Southampton's Premier League charge on Saturday.

Gerrard and Ramsey figure on out-of-sorts list

Gerrard and Ramsey figure on out-of-sorts list

Sometimes the pressure of repeating an impressive season can prove hard to handle for players. It's not uncommon that the standards laid down one year are struggled to be met thereafter.