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Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo are rumoured to be poised to sign deals to take part in an "explosive personal showdown" - "a high-pressure skills contest at London's O2 Arena to decide the world's most skilful player". Quite what is explosive about it, we're not sure. But it sounds intriguing.
England legend Geoff Hurst would love to see Reds midfielder Paul Scholes enticed out of international retirement for one last hurrah at the World Cup.