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Bafana Bafana arrive at the newly International Airport

Posted Saturday, May 01, 2010 by Daylife.com

A fan of South African soccer team Bafana Bafana awaits their arrival at the newly open Central Terminal Building at O.R. Tambo International Airport, outside of Johannesburg, April 30, 2010. The 2010 FIFA World Cup kicks-off in the city on June 11. Members of South African soccer team Bafana Bafana arrive at the newly open Central Terminal Building at O.R. Tambo International Airport, ...Full Story »

FIFA criticized for over-protecting 2010 World Cup sponsors

Posted Saturday, May 01, 2010 by Edition.cnn.com

Johannesburg, South Africa (CNN) -- FIFA has come under fire from South African businesses upset with the tough trade restrictions put in place by soccer's world governing body for the 2010 World Cup. FIFA makes the bulk of its money from selling marketing and television rights, and has already generated a record $3.3 billion ahead of the June 11 kickoff in Johannesburg. Big companies pay bi...Full Story »

Auxerre 0–0 Marseille

Posted Saturday, May 01, 2010 by Goal.com

It certainly wasn’t a classic, but OM are a step closer to a historical title after a barren scoreless draw against closest rivals AJA. Olympique de Marseille have successfully maintained their five point advantage over Auxerre at the summit of Ligue 1 after a scoreless draw against the Burgundy outfit at the Stade Abbe-Deschamps on Friday evening. The first half of the match was played ...Full Story »

Pachuca Ready For Defending Champions' Challenge

Posted Saturday, May 01, 2010 by Goal.com

Edgar Benitez said Pachuca will be ready for a tough and determined Monterrey side. Days after winning the CONCACAF Champions League, Pachuca will have to turn around and face the best team in Mexico thus far this year. Los Tuzos will host Monterrey in the first leg of their quarterfinal series on Saturday at Estadio Hidalgo. And while Rayados will bring their 10-1-6 record to Pachuca, the r...Full Story »

Friends of Don Quixote: Iniesta Is The Missing Link

Posted Saturday, May 01, 2010 by Goal.com

Barcelona remains without the talented midfielder, as its prepares for a critical match against red-hot Villarreal on Saturday. With Barcelona chasing a last-minute goal in the second leg of a Champions League semifinal tie, it was almost impossible not to harken back to last season in Stamford Bridge. But the goal never came this time around in large part because the hero 12 months ago was sit...Full Story »

Manchester United Striker Wayne Rooney Is Doubtful Over World Cup Place

Posted Saturday, May 01, 2010 by Goal.com

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has been ruled out of the Premier League title run-in due to a groin injury, and concerns are mounting that the England ace's World Cup place is hanging in the balance. According to the Sunday Mirror Sport, the injuries occurred in United’s Champions League exit against Bayern ­Munich, while Rooney then exacerbated the problem during the Manche...Full Story »

Footie Bookie: Is It Over Yet?

Posted Saturday, May 01, 2010 by Goal.com

Picks for May 1-2. The grind of a long season is in full effect. Books have begun to put smaller limits on games because even they don’t trust the teams at the end of the season. So be smart with your money this weekend, don’t be a hero. Next week, Footie Bookie will begin the Guide to the World Cup for Gamblers with a preview of Group A. Last Week: 2-6 England: Bolton Wand...Full Story »

Sir Alex Ferguson asks Liverpool to do him a favour against Chelsea

Posted Saturday, May 01, 2010 by theguardian.com

Arch-rivals are a 'great' club who will do their dutyStopping United winning record 19th title not a concern Sir Alex Ferguson has expressed his confidence that Liverpool will try their hardest to derail Chelsea's championship ambitions on Sunday even though it could mean directing Manchester United towards the 19th league title that would establish them above the Merseysiders as the most suc...Full Story »

The Full English: This Is It

Posted Saturday, May 01, 2010 by Goal.com

The title will be decided this weekend. Probably. So there are two weeks left in the season and STILL there is tons to play for. I write about this often, but it’s really quite incredible that we could be 36 games into this campaign and have the races still be on. On like MJ in the “Bad” video...dude’s got moves. This season is particularly special though, and this week...Full Story »

Rooney scoops 2nd award

Posted Friday, April 30, 2010 by The Sun

WAYNE ROONEY has been voted Footballer of the Year by the Football Writers' Association. The Manchester United striker topped the poll of journalists with just over 81 per cent of votes cast. Rooney, 24, finished ahead of Chelsea forward Didier Drogba and Manchester City's Carlos Tevez to win the prestigious accolade, which has been running since 1948. The award is the England star's secon...Full Story »

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