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Louis van Gaal brings Albert Stuivenberg to United

Posted Monday, July 07, 2014 by Guardian.co.uk

• Stuivenberg is named assistant coach• Dutchman appointed to develop United’s youth structure Louis van Gaal has added Albert Stuivenberg, who has experience with Dutch youth teams, to his coaching staff Louis van Gaal has appointed Albert Stuivenberg, who until recently led the Holland Under-21 team, as an assistant coach at Manchester United. The move casts further doubt o...Full Story »

Arturo Vidal a £40m target for Louis van Gaal at Manchester United

Posted Monday, July 07, 2014 by Guardian.co.uk

• Van Gaal may offer Nani as makeweight• Centre-backs Hummels and Vermaelen on radar Arturo Vidal is on Louis van Gaal’s radar as a summer transfer target, with the Manchester United manager an admirer of the Juventus midfielder who starred as Chile reached the last 16 of the World Cup. Juventus would be expected to demand as much as £40m for the 27-year-old, and Van G...Full Story »

Suarez referee picked for Brazil-Germany semifinal

Posted Monday, July 07, 2014 by AP

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- The referee who failed to see Luis Suarez bite an opponent has been picked to officiate Brazil's World Cup semifinal against Germany. FIFA says on its website that Marco Rodriguez of Mexico will referee the match in Belo Horizonte on Tuesday. Rodriguez has handled two World Cup matches, including Uruguay's 1-0 win against Italy on June 24. Suarez's bite of Italy defende...Full Story »

Nigeria heading for FIFA ban over interference

Posted Monday, July 07, 2014 by AP

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Nigeria is not backing down after sacking its entire national football federation leadership, ignoring a FIFA directive and moving closer to a ban from internationals for the reigning African champion. A weekend meeting of football and government officials in the capital Abuja endorsed the earlier sacking of Nigeria Football Federation President Aminu Maigari and his exec...Full Story »

Germany concerned about roughness of Brazil

Posted Monday, July 07, 2014 by YAHOO Sport

PORTO SEGURO, Brazil (AP) -- Germany midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger thinks Brazil has crossed the line with some of its hard tackling ahead of the World Cup semifinals and is urging referees to keep a closer eye on the host team. ''I am all for a healthy hardness but some of Brazil's fouls were over the limit,'' Schweinsteiger said. ''Brazilians are not only football magicians, hard tackling...Full Story »

Scolari hints Willian may replace Neymar in semis.

Posted Monday, July 07, 2014 by YAHOO Sport

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) -- Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari hinted in training Sunday that midfielder Willian is his first option to replace Neymar in Brazil's World Cup semifinal against Germany. Willian took Neymar's position when Brazil's reserves played against a local under-20 squad at its training camp outside Rio de Janeiro. The regular starters stayed in the gym and didn't practice on t...Full Story »

Dutch goalie: Shootout tactic was fair play

Posted Monday, July 07, 2014 by YAHOO Sport

Netherlands goalkeeper Tim Krul insists he did nothing wrong in confronting Costa Rica's penalty takers during a World Cup quarterfinal shootout. Jose Mourinho's exclusive World Cup analysisKrul's crucial two saves on Sunday night followed his novel tactic that tested FIFA's guidelines on fair play. The substitute goalie faced up to opponents at the penalty spot and repeatedly told them he knew...Full Story »

Torres scores late, Chivas USA beats Impact 1-0

Posted Monday, July 07, 2014 by YAHOO Sport

Erick Torres scored on a sidewinding kick in the final minute of stoppage time to give Chivas USA a 1-0 victory over the Montreal Impact on Saturday night. Torres settled a deflected shot inside the penalty area and, with his back to the goal, sent a volley to the top right corner. The late goal gave Chivas USA (5-7-5) its first three-game winning streak of the season - all shutouts. It was T...Full Story »

Higuain: "Alfredo was always very close to me"

Posted Sunday, July 06, 2014 by Marca.com

Gonzalo Higuain spoke about his bond with Alfredo di Stefano, calling his health problems bad news for football and wishing the Argentinian legend a speedy recovery. "This isn't good news for us or for football. I have a great deal of respect and affection for Alfredo", Higuaín stated after the Argentina-Belgium match. Former Real Madrid striker Higuain went on to say that his fellow Ar...Full Story »

Alexis jet-set for Barça showdown talks

Posted Sunday, July 06, 2014 by Marca.com

Alexis Sanchez has cut short his holidays in order to fly to Barcelona to hold talks about his future, as can be seen from a photo showing the forward on a flight to Spain alongside former Chilean president Sebastisn Pinera. The ex-Udinese schemer is believed to have several offers from the Premier League, while his agent has also fielded serious interest from Juventus.Full Story »

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