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The Real News for October 31

  • Brazil will host the 2014 World Cup. Oddly, since the news will mean any number of opportunities for him to smirk into a television camera and declare that he “is football”, Pele doesn’t seem to care. (Bangkok Post)
  • Juande Ramos went on to insist that he never left Sevilla, claiming that “this whole press conference” was “just a dream.” (Football365)
  • Carlton Cole is a Carling Cup hero. (The Guardian)

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The Real News for October 31

by Brian Phillips · October 31, 2007

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