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New Juve stadium inspires fans to sign up

Posted Wednesday, August 03, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

ROME (AFP) - Juventus fans have been flocking in their thousands to snap up season tickets for the upcoming campaign in the club's new stadium. Juve spent the last five years playing at the Stadio Olympico in Turin since leaving their former Stadio delle Alpi home, which they bought from the local council in 2003, in order to rebuild a stadium on that site. And now 23,000 people have bought ...Full Story »

Matsuda unconscious a day after cardiac arrest

Posted Wednesday, August 03, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

TOKYO (AP)—Former Japan national defender Naoki Matsuda is still unconscious one day after he suffered a cardiac arrest during training. Matsuda collapsed Tuesday after finishing a 15-minute warmup run during training for J-League club Matsumoto Yamaga, and was rushed to a hospital. Team officials said Wednesday that he remains unconscious and is in serious condition. The 34-year-old M...Full Story »

Chelsea star Frank Lampard: I\m not finished yet

Posted Wednesday, August 03, 2011 by The Sun

FRANK LAMPARD still thrives on the unforgiving nature of football as he passes a 10-year milestone at Chelsea.The midfielder insists he is far from finished despite another punishing season looming. Lampard, 33, is used to fighting the usual enemies of fatigue and fierce competition to perform at the highest level - but now a new adversary is starting to creep up on him - his age. Yet while ...Full Story »

Blackburn's Christopher Samba is top of Spurs hitlist

Posted Wednesday, August 03, 2011 by The Sun

TOTTENHAM last night swooped for Christopher Samba in a £10million deal.Spurs made a cash-plus-player bid for the Blackburn centre-back. Arsenal and Everton have also tracked Samba, rated at £12m by Ewood Park chiefs. Spurs do not want to spend that much but are willing to offer some money while offloading a player such as Jermain Defoe, Robbie Keane, David Bentley or Sebastian Bas...Full Story »

Paul Scholes is a big fan of Wesley Sneijder

Posted Wednesday, August 03, 2011 by The Sun

PAUL SCHOLES has backed Wesley Sneijder as the perfect man to replace him at Old Trafford.Midfield ace Scholes, who retired in May, said: "Yes, Sneijder's brilliant. He's been brilliant for the last year or so, with Inter Milan AND Holland. "I don't think it probably worked out as well as he would have liked at Real Madrid but he's a top player." Scholes, 36, now on the Manchester United coa...Full Story »

Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri are still in the picture for Arsenal

Posted Wednesday, August 03, 2011 by The Sun

CESC FABREGAS and Samir Nasri will be ordered to appear in Arsenal's official team photo tomorrow.The midfielders could be leaving but Arsenal also expect them to train in front of fans at the Emirates as it is members' day. Some clubs leave want-away players out of their team pictures or take two snaps - one with them in and one without them. But Barcelona target Fabregas and Nasri, who is ...Full Story »

Tomas Rosicky, Milan Baros back in Czech team

Posted Tuesday, August 02, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

PRAGUE (AP)—Playmaker Tomas Rosicky and striker Milan Baros returned to the Czech Republic squad Tuesday for next week’s friendly against Norway, the last test before the final stage of 2012 European Championship qualifying. Rosicky missed a June tournament in Japan due to a muscle injury while Baros had an Achilles’ tendon injury. Czech Republic coach Michal Bilek, who announ...Full Story »

Former Japan national defender Matsuda collapses

Posted Tuesday, August 02, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

TOKYO (AP)—Club officials say former Japan defender Naoki Matsuda collapsed during training after suffering a cardiopulmonary arrest. The 34-year-old Matsuda was unconscious when he arrived at a hospital Tuesday and has been on an artificial cardiopulmonary unit, Matsumoto Yamaga Football Club team officials say. His condition was “extremely severe,” club president Hiroshi ...Full Story »

Switzerland to host Argentina in friendly match

Posted Tuesday, August 02, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

GENEVA (AP)—Switzerland will host Argentina in a friendly international football match on Feb. 29. The Swiss Football Association says the match contract requires Argentina to bring its best possible team. The venue has not yet been decided. Switzerland and Argentina last faced each other in a June 2007 friendly in Basel. The match ended in a 1-1 drawFull Story »

Juventus signs striker Mirko Vucinic from Roma

Posted Tuesday, August 02, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

TURIN, Italy (AP)—Juventus has completed the signing of striker Mirko Vucinic from Roma for ?15 million ($21.3 million). The Montenegro international will be formally presented at Juventus’ training ground on Tuesday after signing a four-year contract. Vucinic, 27, scored 46 goals for Roma in five seasons. Juventus, a 27-time Italian champion, is coming off a disappointing seaso...Full Story »

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