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Republic of Ireland’s Stephanie Roche: will be up against some of the top stars in the game for Fifa’s Goal of the Year award. Photograph: Inpho

As you browsed through the list of nominees announced this week for Fifa’s Puskas Award, granted to the scorer of world football’s finest goal in t(...)

Stephanie Roche: “It’s great for women’s football”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

So, how did Stephanie Roche find out she was one of the 10 nominees for Fifa’s Puskas Award, the gong granted to the player deemed to have scored t(...)

Undated handout photo provided by Synergy of England players wearing the new England rugby home kit.  Photograph: PA Wire.

England will wear symbols of the Victoria Cross for the first time this autumn after rubber grip areas inspired by the military medal were added to t(...)

Pit stop: fans pull in for breakfast during the odyssey that is supporting Argentina in the World Cup

It is the morning after Argentina’s agonisingly late victory over Switzerland and in São Paulo’s samba stadium bleary-eyed Argentine fans are taking t(...)

Joachim Löw has lasted this long because his team has spent eight years roaming in the gloaming between success and failure.

In an age when professionalism and TV have caused the different styles of football around the world to converge, World Cup dugouts at least remain ple(...)

Swiss players  show their dejection as Argentinian players celebrate their victory after extra-time at the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Photo: Emilio Lavandeira/EPA

In a tense match won by a goal that just saved them from facing the lottery of a penalty shootout, Argentina revealed how risky is their strategy of r(...)

Sound footage: Neymar in Beats’ star-studded The Game Before the Game promo video

Poor Neymar. The suits in Fifa have ordered the Brazilian footballer to remove his beloved Beats headphones when in or around World Cup stadiums fo(...)

Josip Simunic of Croatia will now miss the World Cup in Brazil after being hit with a 10-match ban.

Croatia defender Josip Simunic will miss the World Cup after being banned for 10 matches by Fifa for shouting a fascist salute following his team’s pl(...)

Five hundred thousand cheaper tickets for next year’s World Cup will be set aside exclusively for Brazilians. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

Tickets for the 2014 World Cup will cost some 10 per cent more than in South Africa in 2010, with the dearest ones for international fans selling for (...)

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