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SFA to rule on penalty incident after ref meeting

Posted Thursday, October 28, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP)—The Scottish Football Association will not decide what action to take over the incident that led a linesman to quit the sport until after its referee committee meets on Friday. Steven Craven resigned after he and his family were abused following a referee’s decision to overturn a penalty awarded to Celtic in a Scottish Premier League match against Dundee Unite...Full Story »

Real Madrid's Xabi Wins Lani Onari Award

Posted Thursday, October 28, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso has been honoured with the Lani Onari award by the president of the Basque autonomous region Patxi Lopez. Alonso helped Spain win the World Cup in South Africa in the summer and has also been in very good form for los Blancos since the start of the 2010-11 season. Lopez has been quoted by Madrid’s official website as saying, "His football boots represen...Full Story »

FIFA conducts draw for Club World Cup

Posted Thursday, October 28, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

FIFA conducZURICH (AP)—Mexican club Pachuca must beat teams from Africa and South America to reach the final of the Club World Cup. FIFA made the draw Wednesday for the tournament between continental champions being played Dec. 8-18 in Abu Dhabi. CONCACAF champion Pachuca was paired with the winner between TP Mazembe of Congo and Tunisia’s Esperance, who play an upcoming two-leg Afr...Full Story »

Manchester United buys Stiles' World Cup medal

Posted Thursday, October 28, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP)—The World Cup medal won by England's Nobby Stiles in 1966 was bought for 188,200 pounds ($298,000) by his former club Manchester United on Wednesday. The fee is the highest yet for a World Cup medal, surpassing the 165,000 pounds paid five years ago for another 1966 winners' medal owned by Alan Ball. England won its first and only world title in 1966 by beating W...Full Story »

Russia denounces England's complaint over 2018 bid

Posted Thursday, October 28, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

MOSCOW (AP)—A spat between Russian and English soccer officials over their rival bids for hosting the 2018 World Cup has escalated with the Russian Football Union’s honorary president denouncing an English complaint as “absolutely primitive.” Vyacheslav Koloskov told Russian website championat.ru on Wednesday that a complaint by England's bid team to FIFA about comments ...Full Story »

Krasic gets two-game ban after Bologna dive

Posted Wednesday, October 27, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

ROME (AFP) - Serbian winger Milos Krasic, who plays for Italian club Juventus, was given a two-match suspension on Tuesday after a dive to win a penalty against Bologna, the Italian Football Federation said. Krasic was awarded the penalty in Sunday's game, even though subsequent TV replays showed it was a clear dive by the Serbian. The penalty was saved by Bologna goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano, t...Full Story »

French league overrules decision on Marseille fans

Posted Wednesday, October 27, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

PARIS (AP)—Marseille fans could be allowed to travel to Paris Saint-Germain after the French football league's appeal commission overruled a decision that banned them from attending the Nov. 7 game. The LFP had ordered both league matches between the fierce rivals to be played with no away fans this season. Both league games last season were marred by violence, including the death of one ...Full Story »

Real Madrid Midfielder Xabi Alonso: I Would Give Barcelona's Xavi Ballon D'Or Title

Posted Wednesday, October 27, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

Spain midfielder Xabi Alonso reckons international colleague Xavi is deserving of the 2010 Ballon d' Or title, and if it were up to him, the Barcelona playmaker would be handed the accolade. The 23-man shortlist for the award was released today, and is dominated by the world champions, with seven of the squad, including Alonso, in contention for the crown. Speaking to magazine DT, the cultured...Full Story »

Ferguson: Successor needs experience

Posted Tuesday, October 26, 2010 by theguardian.com

Manchester United's manager, Alex Ferguson, said he brought his 24 years' experience at the club to bear in the dispute over Wayne Rooney's contract.   Sir Alex Ferguson has cited Wayne Rooney's contract dispute with Manchester United as a reason he feels it imperative the club employ an experienced manager as his successor. Ferguson acknowledged that Rooney's aggressively pitched at...Full Story »

Sheikh Mansour takes spending at City past half-billion mark

Posted Tuesday, October 26, 2010 by theguardian.com

Under the ownership of Sheikh Mansour, Manchester City's wage bill soared to £133m last season.  Manchester City's owners have injected another £80m into the club, taking Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed al-Nahyan's investment since buying City in 2009 to more than £573m. According to documents released to Companies House last Monday, Mansour purchased 37,547,169 new shares in the ...Full Story »

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