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FOOTIE TWEETS: Sakho rejoices after France triumph, Man City players revel in the USA

Liverpool's Mamadou Sakho was over the moon after scoring in France's comeback win over Ukraine to qualify for the 2014 World Cup. Translation: 'This is only happiness' or 'what happiness'

Chelsea star Juan Mata had some fond memories of the Soccer City pitch in Johannesburg after Spain's World Cup triumph there in 2010. La Roja take on South Africa in a friendly at the same venue on Tuesday.

Manchester City's Edin Dzeko was excited to be in St Louis for Bosnia's friendly with Argentina.

Dzeko's teammate Vincent Kompany was proud to be a part of City's relationship with MLS expansion franchise New York City FC.

Arsenal's Abou Diaby was delighted to appear on TV for the Association of Muslim Footballers (AMF).

Everton admitted that they would love to see New York Red Bulls and Australia ace Tim Cahill on the Goodison Park pitch for this weekend's Merseyside derby with Liverpool.

Tottenham's Derby County loanee Adam Smith was having a laugh at one of Britain's many reality TV shows.

While Stoke City's Maurice Edu was asking for film advice.

Gary Lineker thoroughly enjoyed Sir Alex Ferguson's autobiography but suggested there was some information that perhaps some of his former players may not agree with.

West Bromwich Albion's Youssuf Mulumbu's reputation continues to grow at the west Midlands club.

Stoke City's Asmir Begovic was disappointed to see the New England Patriots go down to the Carolina Panthers in the NFL on Tuesday.

Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong was backing Cristiano Ronaldo in the race against Lionel Messi for the Ballon d'Or after his match-winning hat-trick for Portugal against Sweden on Tuesday.

And Sepp Blatter was full of praise for the Real Madrid ace and Portuguese teammates.

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