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Could Ronaldinho be heading to the South?

Non-league Basingstoke Town bidding for Ronaldinho Credit: Adam Davy/PA Wire

Non-league Basingstoke Town have made a cheeky bid to sign Brazil World Cup winner Ronaldinho.

The 34 year old is now a free agent after leaving Brazilian side Atletico Mineiro.

Basingstoke - who play at the town's Soccer AM Stadium - are reportedly in touch with the player's agent in a bid to attract him to the Conference South.

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England fans get ready for the game against Uruguay

With England playing their second World Cup match tomorrow night, fans are getting into the spirit of things and showing their support for the team.

Jeff Rolls, who was told his flag supporting England in the Euro 2012 championships was too noisy, has gone bigger and better for the World Cup!

Jeff Rolls with his huge flag in Eastbourne Credit: Jeff Rolls
The big flag outside a pub in Eastbourne Credit: Jeff Rolls

The Prince of Wales pub in Fleet has also gone World Cup crazy and decked out the whole of the pub with flags and football shirts, as well as putting down green "turf".

The Prince of Wales pub in Fleet has gone World Cup crazy! Credit: Diane Branch

They've also managed to bring a bit of Rio to Hampshire and created Copacabana beach in the back garden with 60 tonnes of sand!

60 tonnes of sand helped to create a beach volleyball court in the pub's garden Credit: Diane Branch

Watch football juggler breaking world record

If the break between the domestic football season and the World Cup leaves you craving football's silky skills - you could do worse than watch this circus act in Brighton.

One performer is trying to set a rather challenging keepy uppy record. Andy Dickenson reports and we hear from Zohra himself and Paul Archer from the Moscow State Circus.

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Professional football coaches offer free lessons for men

The sessions will take place at GNC sports in Gravesend Credit: ITV

Free football coaching from professional trainers is being offered to men in Gravesham to encourage active lifestyles.

The scheme will start in May at the GNC sports ground, Trinity Road, Gravesend. Free nutritional advice will also be given.

Brighton's play-off tickets available tomorrow

Having successfully secured a place in the play-offs, tickets for Brighton's home leg versus Derby County - which takes place on May 8th - will be initially available tomorrow morning from 9 o'clock to all season-ticket holders.

But Brighton and Hove Albion is warning fans to act fast as seats must be bought before 2pm on Monday 5th May. The club doesn't think the tickets will be available for general sale.

For those wishing to attend the away leg, at Derby County on Sunday 11th May, tickets will also be available tomorrow from 9am.

Man banned from going to football matches for 3 years

Michael Andrew O'Shea has been banned from attending football matches for three years Credit: Kent Police

A Canterbury man has been banned from attending football matches for three years following an incident in Gillingham.

Michael Andrew O'Shea was caught shouting abusive language and threats to opposing fans.

He was warned by officers about his language, but he continued to incite violence.

The 51-year-old was then arrested and later charged with using threatening, abusive, insulting words or behaviour with intent to cause fear of or provoke unlawful violence.

He has now been banned from attending any regulated football matches.

Magistrates also fined him £350 plus £85 costs and £35 victim surcharge.

PC Geoff Greensmith, Kent Police Football Liaison Officer said, "This outcome sends a strong message to anyone found committing football-related offences at or near a stadium- you will be arrested and put before the courts.

"O'Shea is now banned from travelling to and attending football matches at home and abroad for three years."

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