Also in this is­sue p22-23 North­ern Ire­land pro­duced a shock 3-2 vic­tory over Spain in Belfast, af­ter which Sid Lowe told how Span­ish daily AS ran a front page that stated: “The red shirt shames us.” Lowe said that Spain “were sim­ply aw­ful, their de­fendin

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p6 John Holmes­dale re­ported on how West Ham United signed Ar­gen­tinian World Cup stars Car­los Tevez and Javier Mascher­ano from a Brazil­ian club side on trans­fer dead­line day, but ex­plained: “West Ham stumped up around £2mil­lion, most of it agents’ fees, to sign the play­ers, with no money go­ing to Corinthi­ans.”

p88-89 Rel­e­gated to Serie B, Ju­ven­tus be­gan life in the Ital­ian sec­ond tier with a 1-1 draw away to Ri­mini. As Keir Radnedge pointed out, Juve “are now un­der no il­lu­sions – it took just 90 min­utes to shat­ter the dream of quickly wip­ing out their 17-point penalty, the lesser part of their pun­ish­ment for match fix­ing, and cruis­ing back to Serie A”.

p94 Fin­land ended coach Roy Hodg­son’s seven-game win­less run with a shock 3-1 vic­tory in Poland that had the English­man claim­ing: “Our tac­tics worked per­fectly. We did not hoist aim­less long balls, but based our game on neat pass­ing.”

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