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Thohir: Zanetti to retire this summer, become Inter director

Posted Wednesday, April 30, 2014 by YAHOO Sport

Inter president Erick Thohir says Javier Zanetti will call time on his playing career at the end of the season and become a club director. The Argentine, who will turn 41 in August, has long been expected to retire this summer but had repeatedly stated that he had no interest in taking up a coaching role with the Nerazzurri. However, according to Thohir, the iconic defender was happy to accept...Full Story »

Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid preview - Cech not fit for Blues

Posted Wednesday, April 30, 2014 by PA

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed Petr Cech is not in contention to play Wednesday's Champions League semi-final second leg with Atletico Madrid despite sending the goalkeeper out to training on Tuesday morning in a show of togetherness. Cech took part in training on the eve of the contest a week after being ruled out for the season by Mourinho with a dislocated shoulder sustained in ...Full Story »

Guardiola seeks more threatening Bayern display

Posted Wednesday, April 30, 2014 by YAHOO Sport

Pep Guardiola has called on Bayern Munich to be more threatening against Real Madrid as the club's bid to reach the UEFA Champions League final. Guardiola's men trail 1-0 from the first leg of their semifinal tie at the Bernabeu, a game in which the German club was not at its free-flowing best in attack. Bayern will aim to turn that deficit around in Tuesday's second leg at the Allianz Arena a...Full Story »

Carlo Ancelotti: Key trio will face Bayern

Posted Wednesday, April 30, 2014 by YAHOO Sport

Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed key Real Madrid trio Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema will face Bayern Munich on Tuesday. Ronaldo was the only one of the three to start Saturday's 4-0 rout of strugglers Osasuna in La Liga at the Bernabeu. The Portugal forward had stated he was in "perfect condition" before the game after recovering from knee and thigh injuries, and proved it with...Full Story »

Arsene Wenger: Arsenal not assured of top-four finish yet

Posted Wednesday, April 30, 2014 by YAHOO Sport

Arsene Wenger has urged his Arsenal side not to take anything for granted in its quest to finish fourth in the Premier League. Since losing to Everton at the start of April, Arsenal has reached the final of the FA Cup and won all three Premier League games to build a four-point cushion between themselves and the fifth-place Toffees. However, Wenger warned that their place in the Champions Leag...Full Story »

Sergio Aguero and Neymar amongst Dani Alves' supporters after banana-throwing incident during Barcelona win

Posted Tuesday, April 29, 2014 by Dailymail

Barcelona defender Dani Alves has received support from Premier League players including Sergio Aguero, David Luiz, Oscar, Willian, Nacer Chadli and Moussa Dembele following his reaction to a banana being thrown in his direction by a Villarreal supporter during a La Liga game on Sunday. The Brazil international picked up the banana and took a bite before playing a key role as Barca fought back ...Full Story »

Sunderland striker Connor Wickham shows off new tattoo on Instagram

Posted Tuesday, April 29, 2014 by Dailymail

Sunderland's free-scoring striker Connor Wickham shared a picture of his new chest and shoulders tattoo on Instagram. The 21-year-old forward uploaded an image of his new body art on the social media website. His tattoo says: 'Luis quos amo deserviam means' which translates as ‘for those I love I will sacrifice.' Artistic: Connor Wickham shared a picture of his new tattoo on Instagram ...Full Story »

Polish fan set on fire by stadium security guard

Posted Tuesday, April 29, 2014 by YAHOO Sport

The relegation round of the Polish Ekstraklasa began over the weekend, with Zaglebie Lubin suffering a 1-0 defeat at Slask Wroclaw on Saturday. After the game at Wroclaw's Municipal Stadium, the Lubin fans were kept behind, where they defied their loss with raucous chanting and plenty of flares. When one supporter climbed up on a gate to wave his flare in the air like he just don't care, a stad...Full Story »

Ferdinand keen to stay put at Man United

Posted Tuesday, April 29, 2014 by Fox Sports

Rio Ferdinand wants to be part of Manchester United's plans next year regardless of who is in charge Ferdinand is out of contract at the end of the season and he has been tipped to leave the club. The 35-year-old has only started 10 Barclays Premier League games this season, but he wants to remain at Old Trafford to be part of the rebuilding process that began with David Moyes' dismissal. "I'...Full Story »

Olivier Giroud wanted by Atletico Madrid as La Liga side plan for Diego Costa departure

Posted Tuesday, April 29, 2014 by Dailymail

Atletico Madrid have added Olivier Giroud to their ever-growing list of striker targets. The Spanish title contenders are sifting through various names with Diego Costa set to join Chelsea in the summer. Giroud, 27, has endured a troubled couple of months off the pitch but insists he wants to stay at Arsenal despite interest from abroad. Target: Spanish side Atletico Madrid are considering a...Full Story »

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