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Honduras team guide
Honduras team guide Features

Honduras team guide

The Central Americans are in their third World Cup campaign as they look for their first win.

Super 6 World Cup Features

Super 6 World Cup

Super 6 are running a World Cup edition of the football prediction game, offering up a £100,000 jackpot each week.

World Cup venues Features

World Cup venues

Guide to all the World Cup stadiums and the fixtures to be staged at each venue in Brazil.

World Cup countdown Features

World Cup countdown

With just 100 days to kick-off, we get all the best World Cup build-up plus an Asmir Begovic Q&A.

World Cup countdown Features

World Cup countdown

With just less 16 weeks to kick-off, we get all the best World Cup build-up from around the globe.

World Cup countdown Features

World Cup countdown

With 21 weeks to kick-off, we get the best World Cup build-up including a Suarez video report.

World Cup countdown Features

World Cup countdown

With 22 weeks to kick-off, we get the best World Cup build-up and look at the threat of protests.

World Cup countdown Features

World Cup countdown

With 25 weeks to kick-off, we get the best World Cup build-up - including the views of the legendary Pele.

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Tottenham's Erik Lamela ready for Premier League lift off

Tottenham's Erik Lamela ready for Premier League lift off

Everyone agreed that Tottenham had acquired some fine players in the summer of 2013, but the notorious line that Spurs sold Elvis to buy the Beatles soon became a source of embarrassment. Not least because that cast young Erik Lamela as John Lennon, the most celebrated of the lot.

Analysis: Everton's signing of Samuel Eto'o can be significant on and off the pitch for Roberto Martinez's side

Analysis: Everton's signing of Samuel Eto'o can be significant on and off the pitch for Roberto Martinez's side

Saturday’s opponents Chelsea might have expected Everton’s Romelu Lukaku to come back to haunt them, but Jose Mourinho surely thought he’d seen the back of Samuel Eto’o. Instead he’s back in the Premier League and eyeing another challenge in his remarkable career.

Mario Balotelli's track record on the pitch makes him a gamble worth taking for Brendan Rodgers and Liverpool

Mario Balotelli's track record on the pitch makes him a gamble worth taking for Brendan Rodgers and Liverpool

When it comes to the art of signing players, few did it better than Brian Clough and Peter Taylor. In the latter’s book With Clough by Taylor he explained some of the science behind it in detailing how Nottingham Forest actively sought to buy players they perceived to have personal problems.