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Manchester United Midfielder Park Ji-Sung Will Retire From International Football After Asian Cup In January

Posted Saturday, December 18, 2010 by Goal.com

Manchester United and South Korea international Park Ji-Sung is set to retire from international football after next month's Asian Cup, according to the player's father.The midfielder, signed from PSV Eindhoven in 2005, scored the only goal in United's 1-0 win over Arsenal on Monday to continue his impressive form this season.Park captained his country to the last 16 of the 2010 World Cup but ac...Full Story »

Shakhtar Donetsk Director Sergiy Palkin: Roma? It Could Have Been Worse For Both

Posted Saturday, December 18, 2010 by Goal.com

ShakhtarDonetsk general director Sergiy Palkin believes they and Roma got the draw of the Champions League round of 16 following Friday's outcome in Nyon.Both teams avoided being paired against tough opposition, and Shakhtar feel they can overcome the Italians."We are delighted to have got Roma," Palkin told the press."I am happy to have avoided both Inter and Milan. Roma are a good opponent, bu...Full Story »

Real Madrid Goalkeeper Iker Casillas Denies Rift With Cristiano Ronaldo

Posted Saturday, December 18, 2010 by Goal.com

Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas has once again denied rumours of a rift between him and Cristiano Ronaldo, and has accused the media of attempting to create a negative atmosphere around the club.The legendary glovesman addressed the press today, and claimed that his relationship with the Portuguese international is as strong as ever."There are people who want to create controversy, and a ba...Full Story »

UEFA Announce Sanctions For Spartak Moscow & Zilina

Posted Saturday, December 18, 2010 by Goal.com

UEFA has made the decision to penalise Russian powerhouse Spartak Moscow and Slovakian side Zilina following the events in their Champions League encounter last week.The UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body has announced that Spartak Moscow have been ordered to play one UEFA competition home match behind closed doors. This sanction is deferred for a probationary period of two years.The Moscow-base...Full Story »

Manuel Almunia Must Fight For His Place At Arsenal Says Manager Arsene Wenger

Posted Saturday, December 18, 2010 by Goal.com

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says that rumours of interest from other clubs will play no part in deciding the future of goalkeeper Manuel Almunia and insists that the Spaniard must fight to regain the number one spot.Almunia has not featured in Arsenal's starting line-up since August, after injuring his elbow in the process of saving a Chris Brunt penalty in the Gunners' 3-2 loss to West Bromwi...Full Story »

Manchester United Dealt A Blow As Paul Scholes Is Ruled Out Until The New Year

Posted Saturday, December 18, 2010 by Goal.com

Manchester United have been dealt a blow after it was confirmed on the club's official website that Paul Scholes will remain out of action until the New Year.The midfielder had hoped to make his comeback in Sunday's Premier League clash with Chelsea, but is struggling to shake off the niggling groin injury that has sidelined him for the past three weeks.Red Devils' boss Sir Alex Ferguson will ha...Full Story »

Wolfsburg Ready To Pay €13 Million To Sign Arsenal's Denilson

Posted Saturday, December 18, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

Wolfsburg are ready to shell out as much as €13 million for Arsenal midfielder Denilson, if reports from England are to be believed.According to Daily Mirror, Steve McClaren rates the Brazilian holding midfielder very highly and will urge his team's mangement to make a move for the 22-year-old, who has fallen out of favor at the London-based club.After shelling out cash to sign Simon Kjaer...Full Story »

Martin Palermo: I Will Retire From Boca Juniors In June 2011

Posted Saturday, December 18, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

BocaJuniors hitman Martin Palermo confirmed that his plan is to retire in June 2011, meaning that the upcoming Clausura campaign will be the last of the goalscoring legend's career. The 37-year-old had been widely expected to call it a day in the next year, with reports emerging over the winter break that the upcoming seasons would be his last. 'San Martin', who on Monday scored the 300th goal...Full Story »

Media Microscope: A Somewhat Desperate Plea To Investigate FIFA

Posted Saturday, December 18, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

Twoweeks ago, FIFA awarded the 2022 World Cup to Qatar.  Hard to believe isn’t it?  Though it seems like it's been much longer, the calendar doesn’t lie: the decision was announced just 14 days ago.  Perhaps the reason it seems like months instead of weeks is because about a year’s worth of developments and scandal have transpired over the last fortnight.  A...Full Story »

Inter faces African champ in Club World Cup final

Posted Saturday, December 18, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP)—Inter Milan insists it won’t take the opposition lightly Saturday when it plays Congo’s TP Mazembe, the first African team to reach to final of the Club World Cup. Nerazzurri coach Rafa Benitez, his team just seventh in Italy’s Serie A, is under pressure after Inter president Massimo Moratti suggested anything short of the Club World ...Full Story »

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