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Gilberto Silva: Casemiro key to Brazil’s chances in Russia

Gilberto Silva knows what it takes to win a World Cup with Brazil. He played a key role in his country's success in 2002, providing the perfect foil for Ronaldo, Ronaldinho and Rivaldo, and he thinks Real Madrid star Casemiro can play a similar role for the class of 2018 in Russia.

Fred: Manchester United talks at an advanced stage

Brazil midfielder Fred said he is fully focused on the World Cup despite admitting talks over a summer move to Manchester United are at "an advanced stage."

Gilberto Silva: Fred wants Premier League move

Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred prefers a move to the Premier League this summer, according to his adviser and former Arsenal star Gilberto Silva.

Arsenal, Real Madrid to stage two legends matches for charity

Arsenal and Real Madrid will stage two legends matches this year, with former club greats getting together to raise money for charity.

Barcelona’s Philippe Coutinho is the future of Brazil – Richarlison

Philippe Coutinho is the "future of Brazil" and worth the £146m Barcelona spent to buy him, according to Watford forward and fellow Brazilian Richarlison.

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Gernot Rohr: Mikel Obi will be fit for Argentina clash

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Adama Barrow of The Gambia

Gambia leader meets victims’ families after deadly protest

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Nigerian Army kills seven Boko Haram terrorists, recovers weapons

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Ex-Liverpool defender Jose Enrique recovering from brain surgery

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‘Racist’ tweet could inspire Senegal in World Cup showdown

Senegal face Japan on Sunday at the World Cup fired up by an “ignorant” tweet by a British tycoon and reality television star that has become the talk of the team.