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World Cup 2014: Wayne Rooney 'Happy To Play Any Position'

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Wayne Rooney says he is happy to play in any position for England at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

The Manchester United striker, 28, scored in Wednesday's 2-2 draw with Ecuador, despite playing in an unfamiliar left-wing position.

Emre Can: Liverpool Agree To Sign Bayer Leverkusen Midfielder

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Liverpool have agreed a deal in principle to sign Bayer Leverkusen's Germany Under-21 midfielder Emre Can.

The 20-year-old, who prefers to play in central midfield, has a £10m release clause in his contract and Liverpool have now met that figure.

Brazil Ease Past Panama In World Cup

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Neymar produced a standout performance as he scored and provided an assist to help World Cup hosts Brazil ease to a comfortable victory in a friendly against Panama.

Nigeria, Greece Play Out Goalless Draw

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Nigeria and Greece played out a goalless draw in a World Cup warm-up match at the PPL Park in Chester, Pennsylvania on Wednesday.

This will be the second successive draw for both countries as Nigeria drew 2-2 with Scotland and Greece held Portugal to a goalless draw last Wednesday in warm-up friendlies.

Hazard To Wear Number 10

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Chelsea have announced Eden Hazard is to wear the number 10 shirt next term, effectively scotching media reports that the Belgium World Cup winger could be leaving the club in the close season.

Qatar 2022: Australia World Cup Bid Team Deny Wrongdoing

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The Australian Football Federation has denied any wrongdoing in its failed 2022 World Cup bid, insisting its dealings were transparent.

A bid member says a $4m grant to the Oceania governing body needs examining.

Mourinho Tips Eagles And Elephants

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Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho, has tipped Nigeria and Ivory Coast as the African countries to reach the second round of the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil.

The African champions, Nigeria, are in Group D of the Mundial alongside Argentina, Iran and Bosnia-Herzegovina and the Portuguese coach expects the Super Eagles to finish in second position behind the South Americans.

Big Match Feature: Nigeria Vs Greece

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Nigeria's preparation for the Brazil 2014 Fifa World Cup will step up a notch when the Super Eagles take on the Greek national team in an international friendly in Pennsylvania, United States on June 3.

Rickie Lambert Completes Transfer To Liverpool From Southampton

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Southampton and England striker Rickie Lambert has moved to Liverpool for a fee of about £4m plus add-ons.

The 32-year-old is part of England's World Cup squad but had a medical while on international duty and is believed to have signed a two-year deal.

Celtic: Man-Management Keane's Downfall, Says Tony Cascarino

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Roy Keane could not refuse Celtic if he is offered the manager's job, according to former team-mate Tony Cascarino.

Keane, 42, is a strong candidate to succeed Neil Lennon, having met with majority shareholder Dermot Desmond.

'Saints Under No Pressure To Sell Best Players'

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Managerless Southampton will not be forced to sell crucial players such as Adam Lallana and Luke Shaw despite allowing striker Rickie Lambert to join Liverpool, thePremier League club said on Monday.

Corruption Allegations Rock Qatar's Successful 2022 World Cup Bid

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As new allegations emerged surrounding the FIFA bidding process for the World Cup finals, an American former anti-terrorism lawyer will interview leading figures from Qatar's bid team in Oman Monday.

Ejide labelled 'match-fixer'

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The Scottish FA had been warned that the clash at Craven Cottage could be targeted after an alert by the National Crime Agency, although it went ahead regardless

After the match, speculations zeroed-in on Nigerian goalkeeper Austin Ejide.

Gerrard Backs Rooney After Criticism

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England captain Steven Gerrard has made a passionate defence of Wayne Rooney after former Manchester United team-mate Paul Scholes suggested the striker may be past his peak.

Scholes also questioned whether England's management team would have the courage to ever drop Rooney.

Manchester United To Resume Talks With Southampton

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Manchester United are set to resume talks with Southampton on Friday over the transfer of left-back Luke Shaw, reports BBC Radio Solent.

Saints have already turned down a £27m offer for the 18-year-old.

Liverpool Agree Fee For Southampton Striker

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Southampton and England striker Rickie Lambert will have a medical at Liverpool on Saturday after the clubs agreed a fee of about £4m plus add-ons.

The Liverpool-born forward will sign a two-year deal at the club where he spent five years as a youth player.

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