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Bradley: We won't wind up Rooney

Posted Thursday, June 10, 2010 by PA

Coach Bob Bradley insists the United States will not try to wind up Wayne Rooney during Saturday's World Cup opener with England. Bradley is a big fan of Rooney and the positive impact he has on the England side. Rooney's temperament has again been called into question this week after his yellow card against the Platinum Stars. But Bradley will not try to capitalise on that side of Rooney's nat...Full Story »

Cole and Ballack to leave Chelsea

Posted Thursday, June 10, 2010 by NOTW.co.uk

Champions won't renew deals COLE: Scoring for England CHELSEA have confirmed that England star Joe Cole and Michael Ballack will not be renewing their contracts at Stamford Bridge. Cole, 28, has been linked with most of the leading clubs in the Premier League but is unlikely to make a firm announcement on his next destination until after the World Cup. Blues boss Carlo Ancelotti had insist...Full Story »

USA ready to cast off underdog tag, says Clint Dempsey

Posted Thursday, June 10, 2010 by theguardian.com

Clint Dempsey said USA play in a similar style to Fulham and would try and do the same thing against England.  England's first World Cup opponents will take inspiration from Fulham's unexpected European run and a US military hero when they line up on Saturday, according to Clint Dempsey. The Fulham forward said a series of motivational talks, including one from a US helicopter pilot...Full Story »

Ferguson: Man Utd Will Come Back And Win The Premier League Next Season

Posted Thursday, June 10, 2010 by Goal.com

Sir Alex Ferguson is confident that Manchester United will reign supreme next season in the Premier League and ‘bring the title back where it belongs’. The Manchester United manager was disappointed that Chelsea ended his side’s bid to win a record fourth consecutive league title last year. However, Ferguson believes that United will return to the top of the Premier League ne...Full Story »

Chelsea Confirm Joe Cole & Michael Ballack To Leave Club At End Of June

Posted Thursday, June 10, 2010 by Goal.com

Chelsea have confirmed that both Joe Cole and Michael Ballack will be departing from Stamford Bridge at the end of the month. The two midfielders' contracts are set to expire and they have not signed new deals. Cole has been linked with a clutch of clubs in England, most notably Arsenal, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur, with Spurs boss Harry Redknapp publicly declaring an interest in s...Full Story »

Arsenal To Demand €72 Million For Cesc Fabregas Transfer To Barcelona - Report

Posted Thursday, June 10, 2010 by Goal.com

As reported by Marca, Premier League side Arsenal have requested that Barcelona pay at least €72 million should the Catalan giants wish to acquire former Barca youth product and current Gunners captain Cesc Fabregas. The price tag comes on the heels of a €35m formal offer by the Blaugrana last week that was rejected by the London side. Instead, the Gunners have more than doubled the...Full Story »

Frei a worry for Swiss

Posted Thursday, June 10, 2010 by PA

Switzerland coach Ottmar Hitzfeld is anxiously awaiting news from his medical staff on the condition of Alexander Frei after the captain limped out of the team's final training session in Zurich on Wednesday. The striker remained on the ground after a tackle from Steve von Bergen and, after receiving treatment from the team doctor and physio, he was helped away from the field and may not be...Full Story »

Altidore fit for England clash

Posted Thursday, June 10, 2010 by PA

United States striker Jozy Altidore has won his battle to be fit to face England in Saturday's World Cup Group C encounter in Rustenburg. Altidore missed the weekend success over Australia in Johannesburg while recovering from an ankle problem. But the 20-year-old has resumed full training and head coach Bob Bradley is confident he will be able to play a full part against Fabio Capello's si...Full Story »

Japan arrange Mozambique friendly

Posted Wednesday, June 09, 2010 by PA

Japan will play Mozambique in a hastily-arranged final pre-World Cup friendly on Thursday as Takeshi Okada's side seek a much-needed confidence boost ahead of Monday's opener against Cameroon. Japan have suffered four consecutive defeats ahead of a fourth consecutive World Cup campaign and face a tough task to reach the knockout stage in a group which also contains Holland and Denmark. M...Full Story »

Banks dismisses Casillas claim

Posted Wednesday, June 09, 2010 by PA

Gordon Banks has hit back at Iker Casillas' "disrespectful" claim that England's goalkeepers are not up to scratch. The Spain number one said earlier this week that David James, Rob Green and Joe Hart lacked the big-match pedigree to cut it at the World Cup. He argued that the trio's lack of Champions League experience was a "real problem" that could hinder England's chances of progression ...Full Story »

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