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Brendan Rodgers is a star, but Liverpool must help him shine

Posted Saturday, May 10, 2014 by Dailymail

Liverpool have had an outstanding season but may well end it without silverware Brendan Rodgers deserves credit for turning the Reds into Premier League title contenders Summer signings such as Victor Moses and Iago Aspas have failed to impress Gerard Houllier and Rafa Benitez both made mistakes in the transfer market during their time at Anfield Rodgers needs support to continue his g...Full Story »

Mexico names 23-man World Cup roster

Posted Saturday, May 10, 2014 by Goal.com

Mexico coach Miguel Herrera named Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez and Villarreal’s Giovani dos Santos in his 23-player squad for Brazil 2014 on Friday. Also included were Porto duo Hector Herrera and Diego Reyes, as well as Ajaccio goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa, but Villarreal’s Javier Aquino missed out, despite having a good debut season in La Liga. Versatile veteran Carlo...Full Story »

Alves: I'll leave Barcelona if the energy doesn't change

Posted Saturday, May 10, 2014 by Goal.com

Dani Alves has cast doubts on his future at Barcelona, saying he will leave unless there is a "change in energy" at the club. The 31-year-old right back joined the Catalan giant from Sevilla in 2008 and has won a plethora of trophies at Camp Nou, including four La Liga titles as well as two Champions Leagues and Club World Cups. But the Brazilian, who has been linked to a move to Paris Saint...Full Story »

Giggs set to make decision over playing career

Posted Saturday, May 10, 2014 by Goal.com

Ryan Giggs says he may choose to prolong his Manchester United playing career into next season and beyond. It was reported on Thursday that Giggs still feels fit enough to play for another season, and will inform incoming boss Louis van Gaal of his decision in the near future. And the Welshman, who is currently interim manager following the sacking of David Moyes, has now revealed that he st...Full Story »

Pedro: 'Unforgivable' if Barcelona does not win La Liga now

Posted Saturday, May 10, 2014 by Goal.com

Pedro says it would be "unforgivable" for Barcelona to blow its unexpected opportunity to retain its Liga crown. After last weekend's shock 2-2 draw at home to Getafe, the Blaugrana all but conceded the title. However, leader Atletico then slumped to a stunning 2-0 loss at Levante before city rival Real then drew two games in the space of four days to leave its hopes in tatters. Indeed, as t...Full Story »

Messi: Talk of leaving Barcelona nothing but lies

Posted Saturday, May 10, 2014 by Goal.com

Lionel Messi has insisted he is “fine”, refuting claims in the media that he has been unhappy at Barcelona this season. Both the Argentine's form and attitude have been openly questioned during what has been a difficult season for the Blaugrana, with some reports suggesting the 26-year-old could be tempted by Manchester City's alleged interest in his services. However, Messi says...Full Story »

Mourinho: Chelsea planning on bringing striker in

Posted Saturday, May 10, 2014 by Goal.com

Jose Mourinho has set his sights on bringing in a new striker as Chelsea looks to bounce back from a trophyless season. The Portuguese returned to Stamford Bridge in June 2013 after a six-year absence, but has failed to deliver any silverware in his first season back in London, with the club looking set to finish third in the Premier League. There was disappointment in Europe, too, with Mourin...Full Story »

Villarreal vs Rayo Vallecano preview - Falque vows to keep fighting

Posted Saturday, May 10, 2014 by PA

Iago Falque insists there will be no end-of-season let-up from Rayo Vallecano as they head to Villarreal aiming for a top-10 finish in the Primera Division. The Vallecas club suffered only their second defeat in two months when they were beaten 3-0 at home by Athletic Bilbao last week. And Falque is adamant that the team is still keen to finish the season on a high after mathematically assurin...Full Story »

Blatter targets FIFA members for presidential run

Posted Saturday, May 10, 2014 by YAHOO Sport

ZURICH (AP) - Sepp Blatter says he will ask FIFA's 209 member countries for their backing to seek a fifth term as president. Giving his clearest indication yet of an expected candidacy, Blatter says: ''Yes, I would like to do it.'' Blatter, who has led FIFA since 1998, will be 79 when the election is held next May. He said in 2011 that his current four-year term would be his last, but has drop...Full Story »

Real Betis vs Valladolid preview - Martinez wary of doomed Betis

Posted Sunday, May 11, 2014 by PA

Real Betis' hopes of avoiding relegation were ended a long time ago, but Real Valladolid manager Juan Ignacio Martinez knows they could still have a say on who joins them in the Segunda Division. Valladolid are only above the drop zone on goal difference, although collecting four points from their last two matches has given them real optimism that they can beat the drop. They next take on a si...Full Story »

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