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Robert Enke

Germany shocked by Robert Enke’s suicide

Thu 12 Nov, AT 10:09

The national team’s goalkeeper and Hanover 96 captain was found dead last night after being struck by a train

Lord David Triesman; Lord Sebastian Coe

England’s 2018 World Cup hopes fading, warns Coe

Wed 11 Nov, AT 07:54

Olympic bid champion calls for more action from under-fire bid leader Lord Triesman

AC Milan, Kaka, Beckham

David Beckham agrees deal to return to AC Milan

Tue 3 Nov, AT 06:09

Midfielder needs regular football in Europe to persuade Fabio Capello to take him to World Cup

Police patrol the streets of Rio de Janeiro

Don’t worry, says mayor of Rio after gang war erupts

Tue 20 Oct, AT 12:50

A gangland battle in Rio de Janeiro killed 17 people and raises security questions as it prepares to host the Olympics


Maradona hits out at critics as Argentina qualify

Thu 15 Oct, AT 09:13

The Argentinian manager has taken his team through to the World Cup despite being derided by his critics

Murder and Aids: two threats to 2010 World Cup

Mon 12 Oct, AT 07:11

President Zuma tells police to shoot first in bid to reduce gun crime in South Africa