Following the death of a loved one, a book of remembrance is often present for friends and family, for them to sign and give their thoughts about the passing of the one they knew, with memories of times shared and messages of condolence. In a similar vein, a huge Spain shirt bearing the number 8 and the name of former national team manager Luis Aragon?s, has been installed outside the Vicente Calder?n, ahead of the match against Italy on Wednesday night.

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Aston Villa have flown out kit to fire the dreams of young people in impoverished areas of Kenya with the support of the Club´s official airlines partner Turkish Airlines. The kit, donated through an amnesty giving fans the opportunity to gain a discount on this year´s replica shirt by donating old football shirts, left for Kenya on Friday and arrived today in Nairobi to be distributed by charities working with the Club.

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Moments before a vital football game an Arsenal fan experiences a living nightmare as his top is changed into one of his rival club, Tottenham Hotspur. The man who makes it happen is E4´s new magician Troy. After stating he´s been a fan "since I was knee high to a grasshopper", the unsuspecting Gooner foolishly says it would be impossible for him to be seen in a Spurs kit.

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Muted feelings characterised the new Super Eagles´ World Cup jersey, upon delivery at the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) secretariat in Abuja, on Wednesday evening. Nigerian public will have a first-hand opportunity of assessing the shirts when the Super Eagles play Mexico in a pre-World Cup friendly in Atlanta on March 5. The kit was designed by top sportswear giants, adidas, which incidentally is the official equipment partner of the Nigerian national teams.

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TWO signed football shirts were stolen when burglars broke into a house garage. It happened between 12.15am and 5pm on Friday, February 7, at Thomas Hawksley Park in Sunderland. A Sunderland AFC 2001 home top signed by former manager Roy Keane, was removed from its frame. A green Republic of Ireland football shirt signed by both Roy Keane and club legend Niall Quinn was stolen with a black frame, which has a rectangular brass plaque with the two names at the bottom.

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England will wear an all-white kit at this summer´s World Cup finals in Brazil. The traditional blue shorts will be scrapped as the Three Lions prepare to take on Italy, Uruguay and Costa Rica in the group stages. Spain, Argentina, Portugal and Germany are among the other nations who will be dressed neck-to-toe in just one colour, but hosts Brazil appear to have stuck to their iconic yellow shirts and blue shorts combination.

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TWO businessmen are teaming up and asking people to donate football shirts to give to some of Brazil?s poorest youngsters. Alan Jones ? father of McFly singer Danny Jones ? is running the scheme at his pub, The Jolly Crofters in Horwich. He has joined forces with Dean Cocozza, who runs a barber shop in Bolton town centre, and so far the two have amassed more than 140 shirts. The collection will end on April 15, when the tops will be sent to young people living in poverty in Brazilian slums, known locally as favelas.

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Adidas has fallen foul of the Brazilian government and, following a formal complaint, has pulled a range of World Cup products that were using sex appeal to promote Brazil-themed T-shirts. The Brazilian complaint identified some T-shirts that were being sold on the company´s web site including one with a woman in a bikini on the front and the word ´Brazil´ and an image of Sugar Loaf mountain in the background. Another had the text ´I (heart) Brazil´ with a thong image inside the heart.

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A shirt signed by footballing legends has been stolen from a house in Hale Barns. The shirt was signed by Nobby Stiles, Bobby Charlton, Paddy Crerand and Bill Foulkes, who were all part of the Manchester United team which won the European Cup in 1968. The burglary took place between 12pm on January 29 and 2pm on February 9. Offenders got inside the house and took a number of items, including jewellery, televisions and laptops.

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