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FA agrees to allow Uefa to sell TV rights for England qualifiers

Posted Wednesday, March 23, 2011 by theguardian.com

• Deal beginning in 2014 is worth £25m a year• FA Cup matches to be sold separately from internationals Michel Platini's plan to sell all rights to Uefa nations' competitive internationals has been agreed by its 53 members. The Football Association has signed up to a Uefa scheme to centralise the sale of its international television rights after securing important guarantees,...Full Story »

Real Madrid are a better team than Tottenham, says José Mourinho

Posted Wednesday, March 23, 2011 by theguardian.com

• 'Spurs should be proud of Champions League campaign'• Portuguese sees fall in standard among top English teams José Mourinho says he did not enjoy playing Chelsea, his former club, in the Champions League last season when he was manager of Internazionale. 'I don't like to play against my friends,' he said. The Real Madrid coach, José Mourinho, believes his team has the...Full Story »

Jarvis: It's like being a kid again

Posted Wednesday, March 23, 2011 by The Sun

ALL NEW TO ME ... Matt Jarvis revels in training with England MATT JARVIS felt like a five-year-old child as he was driven through the gates of the England team hotel in Hertfordshire. The surprise name in Fabio Capello's 26-man squad for the matches with Wales and Ghana, Jarvis did not know any of his new team-mates. Incredibly, he has never been involved with any England age group so this w...Full Story »

Steven Gerrard close to Liverpool return following groin surgery

Posted Wednesday, March 23, 2011 by theguardian.com

• Captain could return to training next week• Gerrard has outside chance of facing West Brom on 2 April Steven Gerrard was initially ruled out for a month by Liverpool following groin surgery. The Liverpool captain, Steven Gerrard, could return to training next week – just over a fortnight after undergoing surgery on a groin problem. The midfielder was initially ruled out f...Full Story »

Robin van Persie: Cup blows could help Arsenal win the Premier League

Posted Wednesday, March 23, 2011 by theguardian.com

• 'It's an advantage we're no longer active in other competitions'• Striker hopes Arsenal have learned from losing Cup final Robin van Persie celebrates scoring the equaliser for Arsenal against West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns. Robin van Persie insists that being knocked out of three competitions in three weeks will be an "advantage" as Arsenal try to win a first major troph...Full Story »

Jose: I'm coming back to England

Posted Wednesday, March 23, 2011 by The Sun

JOSE MOURINHO last night confirmed he was coming home to the Premier League - just as we told you. He admitted: "I miss England and my next job will be in England. There is unfinished business. "And I think England wants me back, no? It was the most enjoyable time of my career." The Real Madrid boss was speaking at the Football Extravaganza evening at London's Grosvenor Hotel. The Special ...Full Story »

Peterhead 2 : 2 Stenhousemuir - Wyness brace denies Stenny

Posted Wednesday, March 23, 2011 by PA

Dennis Wyness hit a double to help managerless Peterhead come from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 with Stenhousemuir at Balmoor. The Blue Toon, whose prospective new boss John Sheran watched on from the stands, fell behind after 35 minutes with Grant Anderson scoring after latching onto Brian Gilmuir's long ball. Stenny were 2-0 up four minutes later as Alistair Brown's long-free kick found Anderson, wh...Full Story »

Stirling Albion 0 : 3 Partick Thistle - Doolan brace sinks Stirling

Posted Wednesday, March 23, 2011 by PA

Kris Doolan scored twice as Partick recorded a comfortable 3-0 win at rock-bottom Stirling. Doolan claimed his first after 27 minutes, getting on the end of David Rowson's cross to slot home from 12 yards. Conrad Balatoni doubled the advantage nine minutes later as he powered in a close-range header from Patrick Boyle's corner. Albion threatened to pull one back at the start of the second hal...Full Story »

Queen of South 0 : 1 Falkirk - McManus boosts Bairns

Posted Wednesday, March 23, 2011 by PA

Tom McManus scored the only goal as Falkirk kept their promotion hopes alive with a hard-fought win at Queen of the South. McManus got on the end of Mark Stewart's 25th-minute cross to convert from close range. The goal came against the run of the play with South creating umpteen first-half chances with Derek Holmes and William McClaren missing from six yards. The pattern continued in the sec...Full Story »

Leeds star Gradel gets first Ivory Coast call-up

Posted Wednesday, March 23, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

Max Gradel's impressive performances for English Championship side Leeds United earned him his first international call-up by the Ivory Coast on Tuesday for Sunday's Africa Cup of Nations qualifier with Benin. The 23-year-old midfielder - who began his career in England with Leicester City - has been in stunning form for the former English giants this season scoring 17 times in all competitions...Full Story »

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