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A petition calling for Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley to be dropped has gained over 12,000 signatures.

England and captain Steven Gerrard has issued a rally cry to his Three Lions team-mates - saying it is time for them to get excited about the World Cup in Brazil. 

A visibly choked Carles Puyol announced that he will be leaving Barcelona at the end of the season yesterday.

Formula 1's diminutive dictator Bernie Ecclestone has reportedly struck a deal to host a race in Azerbaijan. 

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