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Senate Aldo Rebelo on the World Cup

"Second place in the World Cup is a complete failure. It's like you're chatting with a girl and she says you are second in her affections because she prefers someone else."

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Thierry Henry on diving

"Next time I'll maybe learn to dive, but I'm not a woman."

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Eduardo Galleano on football/soccer

"In his life, a man can change wifes, political parties or religions but it cannot change his favourite football team."

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Phil Neville on Ukraine

"The Brazilians were South America, and the Ukrainians will be more European."

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Gary Neville on Euro 2000

"The reason we went out of Euro 2000 wasn't anything to do with what happened in the last minute against Romania."

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Michael Owen on himself

"I hate to admit this but I don't even know how to make a cup of tea or coffee. I can boil a kettle for a pot noodle and I've been known to warm up some food in the microwave."

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Mark Viduka on winning the league

"I would not be bothered if we lost every game as long as we won the league."

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Neville Southall on winning

"If you don't believe you can win, there is no point in getting out of bed at the end of the day."

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Francesco Totti on Pavel Nedved, winner of Golden Ball (2003)

"Nedved did not deserve the award from France Football. Someone else should have won it, someone who entertains. I did not win it, but I don't put myself down, I charge myself more."

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George Weah on Sundays

"It can't be Sunday every day. There are also Mondays and Tuesdays."

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Umberto Eco on football/soccer

"You can occupy a cathedral and you will have upset Catholics, a fringe of approving dissidents, and indulgent left wing, the secular parties (secretly) happy. You can occupy a party's headquarters, and other parties, with or without a show of solidarity, will think it serves them right. But if a football stadium is occupied the disclaiming of responsibility will be total: Church, Left, Right, State, Judiciary, Divorce League, anarchist unions, all will send the criminals to the pillory."

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George Orwell on football/soccer

"International football is the continuation of war by other means."

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Albert Camus on football/soccer

"Everything I know about morality and the obligations of men, I owe it to football."

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Fabio Capello on scoring goals

"If you want to score a goal, you have to hit the target."

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Ronaldo on his baby

"He will be called Ronald, because we like going to McDonald's."

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Thierry Henry on what it takes to win

"Sometimes in football you have to score goals."

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Fabien Barthez on the ball

"Unconsciously, I fell in love with the small round sphere, with its amusing and capricious rebounds which sometimes play with me."

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Ade Akinbiyi on George Ndah

"I was watching the Blackburn game on TV on Sunday when it flashed on the screen that George Ndah had scored in the first minute at Birmingham. My first reaction was to ring him up. Then I remembered he was out there playing."

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Andriy Shevchenko on a possible move to England (2000-2002)

"I'm not 30 yet."

He'll turn 30 in 2006, September 29th. He signed with Chelsea in June 2006.

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Arrigo Sacchi on being a manager

"You don't have to have been a horse to be a jockey."

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