Romario demands Brazil clear-out

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Boban hits out at Ronaldo

"It's a sad thing that a team loses its identity because of an unbalanced captain, both for (Cristiano) Ronaldo and for an entire generation." - Croatia football legend Zvonimir Boban
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Pisces Star is shining bright

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Can-can Inn can win Race 4

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Kranji barrier trial results

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Tough to oppose Nunes on Suvarnabhumi


"2YO who trialled very nicely with subsequent winner Mexican Gal and has top rider. Hard to beat." - Larry Foely on Suvarnabhumi who will have Manoel Nunes (above) astride in Race 2 today​
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Best bet Pegasus Victory (Race 1 no. 2)

John O'Hara.
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Oezil clears the air on Gaza donation rumours

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Die manns-gaffe

Furore over dance that mocks Argentinians, but German football boss says players mean no harm

THE OFFENDING SIX: (From near right): Roman Weidenfeller, Shkodran Mustafi, Andre Schuerrle, MIroslav Klose, Mario Goetze and Toni Kroos performing the Gaucho dance at Germany's victory parade in Berlin on Tuesday.

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Real and Monaco reach verbal deal for Rodriguez, says report

Spanish giants also confirm Kroos signing, might sell di Maria to PSG

JAMES IN, ANGEL OUT? To finance the move for Colombia’s World Cup sensation James Rodriguez (above), Real Madrid are likely to have to sell Angel di Maria.

Colombian midfielder James Rodriguez, one of the stars of the World Cup, is close to joining Real Madrid.

Spanish newspaper AS, a Madrid-based daily, reported last night that Real have reached a verbal agreement with the 23-year-old, who had declared his interest in joining the European champions.

Los Blancos need only to close the deal with Monaco, who have set an asking price of 80 million euros ($134m) for the World Cup’s Golden Boot winner with six goals.

To finance the move, Real, who have  confirmed a deal of 25-30 million euros for Bayern Munich midfielder Toni Kroos, would have to sell Angel di Maria, who could join Paris Saint-Germain for 60 million euros.

Kroos, 24, has signed a six-year contract with Real after starring in Germany’s World Cup-winning run.

Read the full report in our print edition on July 18. 

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